Sunday, 7 December 2008
My mother was due home from her fortnight's respite care on Monday, so I took a break from the tedious business of artwork creation, and went out to Whiteness to see that everything was ready for her arrival. The weather was fair, if a little chilly, and all seemed well at the house. A warning had gone out previously about an interruption to the water supply that day, but, if it happened, I wasn't aware of it. I advanced the central heating, saw that she had a supply of essential food and drink, and busied myself with a few small jobs around the place. She arrived in the afternoon and my sister Mary arrived soon afterwards. I made us a meal, and, while I washed up afterwards, Mary filled the back of the car with rubbish which had been left in the garage from prior home improvement projects. In the evening, we left our mother well settled in to home life again, and called along the Rova Head dump, to dispose of the contents of the back of the car, on the way back to my flat. I just hope and pray that my mother manages OK at home, with no mishaps.