How ridiculously fast the weeks go by now.
John has gone to the Upper UP of Michigan to visit his family. You know, it is almost a relief that I don't have to worry about when he is going to call to tell me he and Maizey are at the corner, heading my way for a visit. I can lounge in my nightie as long as I want. I don't have to wonder if he is coming while I'm watching Jeopardy.
The other night, around 11:00 as I was sitting here in the front room playing a game on Face Book, a Firetruck pulled up in front of my house, then an ambulance and another firetruck behind that.
They never run the sirens while inside the park. I couldn't see or smell any smoke and didn't know which house they were going too, but I shoved into my shoes and stepped outside.
I have only seen two firetrucks and an ambulance in this park at the same time, on two other occasions. That was when the young man who lived where Dar does now, dropped over dead and the other time, when the old man who lived across from died during the night.
So, seeing all the apparatus, I figured Dar's Dad had died. I hotfooted it across the street and up near her driveway. "Is it the old man or the woman?" I asked the ambulance person. "I can't tell you that."
Okay. "I'll just stand here and see which one you bring out on the stretcher!"
It was Dar's Dad. She came out right behind him, saw me and came over. I put both of my hands strongly on her shoulders. "Tell me what happened."
"Daddy had a nose bleed and we couldn't get it stopped. You should see all the blood---all over my house!"
I was trying to distract her while they attended to her Dad. "Does he have high blood pressure?"
"No. His is always way lower than mine."
"Is he on Coumadin?"
"Okay. Good. Okay, they are getting ready to leave. Do you want me to drive you up to the ER."
"Nope." She seemed steadier. "I will follow behind the ambulance. I know where it is."
They were gone less than an hour. They got the bleeding stopped. Made an appointment for him with an ENT on Monday and they came home and went to bed.
I think I was a bit more shaky then they were. My Dear Uncle bled to death from a hemorrhage from his nose!
Come to find out--the two firetrucks and one ambulance came because when Dar called 911 and mentioned that her 95 year old father was bleeding--they thought they were going to arrive to a death scene.
Tomorrow will be a perfect day for me. Back-to-Back college football games. Michigan State starts at Noon and U of Michigan starts right after them at 3:30.
I see a lot of x-stitching on that baby quilt in my future!!!