For whatever reason last night I was mentally exhausted. I think it began when I picked Dad up after work and all along the drive to Trail I was thinking “I’m late, I’m late”. I did get away from work a bit later than expected, and there was the odd traffic tie-up in town, slowing for lights or construction on the main road through town, but the stress of thinking I would miss his 3:45 appointment was draining.
It was only after, later in the afternoon, that I realized the clock in Mo’s car was about 5 min. fast, and that was a relief because that was the 5 minutes I needed. Add that to the time saved by calling Dad as I got into Trail, I was about 7 minutes away from him, and asked him to get ready and meet me downstairs at the Village. Bada bing, Bada boom, I was back on schedule and got him in the door at our destination at exactly the appointment time. Whew, big relief.
The appointment with the Optometrist took a little longer than anticipated as well, and I sat with him through most of it, the physical eye examinations and other tests. By the time that was all completed it was about 5 pm and I had to return him to the Lodge. It’s not really a Lodge, just seems to be an appropriate name for it. Really it’s a Village, Rosewood Village, but Lodge seems to fit.
At any rate the Lodge/Village had called me while we at the Optometrists to see if I knew where he was. They thought he may have been MIA and needed to know if he would be back by 5 pm for dinner and meds. We made it with about 30 minutes to spare, both Dad and I were pooped.
So to end the saga I returned home, had a beer (2) and then made dinner. Afterwards the exhaustion set in and I fell asleep on the couch, drained but otherwise ok. I need a holiday.