I wrote Trying to Keep Calm a few days ago about Shauna's trip to the train station and our reluctance to travel in the snow. She drove herself, left her car at the train station, and we drove it back to her house in good weather on the next day.
Yesterday was her return day, and the snow was even worse. In addition, she reported that she was coming down with a cold — and, hopefully, just a cold if you know what I mean. I have a surgery scheduled for Wednesday, so I didn't want to be exposed within the confines of the car because I didn't want to take the chance on it being cancelled.
With both the weather conditions and the possible health conditions as factors, we were in a bit of a dilemma. One option would have been for Sue and I to drive both cars down, so that Sha could then drive herself home. But that would have meant that both Sue and me would be driving in bad weather and that one of us would be driving an unfamiliar car as well.
We stewed over this problem for a long time, but it turned out that Shauna was able to contact her Ex who agreed to pick her up.
When she got home, the entrance was not properly cleared although she had asked the kids to take care of that little task. So she had to do a bit of snow shovelling after a busy weekend.
I observed that one should never to rely on either seniors or kids.
It's Monday, our usual family dinner night, but in light of the impending surgery, we'll have to renege on that too.
A dilemma for sure. Glad it all worked out…eventually.
Good luck with the surgery this week, AC.
Good luck with the Wednesday surgery. Probably the wise decision to keep your self isolated & let's hope that Shauna has only a cold.
A bit of a pickle, but it all worked out. Good luck on Wednesday!
Good thoughts for Wednesday. And I'm glad the car situation was solved.
Smart idea to cancel the surgery and I hope it goes very well. Yup. Seniors and kids -- when they're good, they're the best. But when life steps in (and it does seem to, doesn't it) all bets are off!
I am glad it worked out in the end. Hope the surgery goes well. Take care.
What a dilemma, and you all (the seniors sort of) worked it out alright. Sorry about the kids, and especially Shauna's cold. So glad she's home. I saw something about trains in Toronto having something bad going on...maybe robberies. It sure gave me a bit of anxiety for her too.
The joys of winter.
I'm glad it got worked out without too many people out in the bad weather. Best of luck on the surgery!
Best of luck with your surgery John. Yes, best to be safe than sorry!
Is the surgery related to you foot or something else? Either way, I hope it goes very well!
For future adventures, do you have taxi service in your area? Yeah, that exposes you, even with masks to another person. One plane trip home to Oklahoma City, my parents couldn't pick me up in horrid weather at the airport, and arranged for a taxi van fetch me from the airport to their house.
You and Sue made all of the proper decisions! Hang in there! Even my son had to quarantine himself before a nose surgery in order not to catch covid before the surgery. I had to have a covid test 2 days before an ear surgery before they would proceed. Good luck with your surgery adventure. It's hopefully a nice nap too. Linda in Kansas
Sounds like her ex is a good chap.
And well wishes that the surgery goes well. I am going under the knife at the end of March for my right thumb and carpal tunnel.
So many choices. None of them easy.
That is a dilemma.
That's a tough one! JB is always worried, with his quarterly jabs.
I hope all goes well on Wednesday.
All good wishes for the surgery!
What a convoluted series of events here. It is a surprise that her ex could actually pick her up for this kind gesture. Wish you a very best for the forthcoming surgery
You are the best of seniors, John. The best of grandparents and parents.
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