Yesterday as days go was pretty, well.... less then desired. The highs were high and the lows were very low.
We started out with water on the floor in our finished basement... that a kid had tried to dry up. No idea where it came from so assumed some one spilled something. Started a load of laundry, left to go see Jim's mom and run errands.
While at the nursing home a resident came up to us and asked:
"How is Loretta doing?" she asked.
"Not well" Jim answered.
Then she said, "You know, I really miss your mother. We would sit together during dinner or events and talk. It was really nice - Most everyone else on this floor is either deaf or in la la land."
Jim and I had a good chuckle over that comment, but also touched us that Ms. Loretta had such a positive wonderful effect on everyone she met.
Came home to MORE water on the floor -- DAMN! Found culprit - drain for kitchen and washing machine had come disconnected where it joined the main drain. So trip to Home Depot where a plumbing specialist helped us with "patch kit". So we patched it and floor is dry. Will last a bit until we save for plumber..
Later in the evening I was ironing my son's Police Explorers polyester uniform pants when the phone rang.. it was Jim letting me know that his mom had completed her journey. I found out that polyester melts like plastic... =(
Jim is doing ok, he has a sense of relief mixed with the grief from the loss of a parent. He takes solace in knowing that his mom lived a very long, full life and this is how it's supposed to be. Years were not robbed, and she enjoyed a fine game of Bingo until about 3 weeks ago.
Rest in peace Ms. Loretta you will be missed greatly.