Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Drink, Dammit!

So Dad left yesterday afternoon and the second his plane was off the ground, it started to rain here.  And it rained and rained and rained.  It's still raining.  A school district in Snoqualmie is closed due to flooding, all the rivers are on flood warnings and the county we live in is distributing sandbags for those people who need them and haven't clued in to the fact that moving is easier and cheaper than digging out from a flood once or twice a year every year for TWENTY PLUS YEARS...jeeze, when they interview these people on the news EVERY TIME IT FLOODS, all I can think is why the fuck don't you move away from the river????

I'm blaming the rain on the fact that Dad left and took his good weather mojo with him.

(May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.)

It was great to hang out with him all weekend and let someone else fuss over Grandmother.  We very nearly had to take her to urgent care because she was dehydrated and getting woozy but when I whispered sweet nothings like "hospital" and "nursing home" into her ear she managed to get enough liquids down to keep herself at home.  Apparently elderly people do not get thirsty so it's common for them to become dehydrated very rapidly.  

Now I just holler DRINK, DAMMIT into her ear every hour or two.  You know, a friendly little reminder.

But while Dad was here he got Grandmother duty which is nice because it lets me off the hook a little bit and she is in a wonderful mood for at least two weeks before and two weeks after his visit so she'll be a ray of sunshine for a little while.  Hopefully.

After I dropped him at the airport I realized that I took zero pics while he was here so the pic I was going to post doesn't exist.  I'll try to do better next time.  I really wanted a pic of him and Grandmother but worrying about her health drove it right out of my head.  Next time for sure.

Now I have to get in the canoe and paddle to school, maybe I can catch a salmon swimming across the freeway...


MOM #1 said...

"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits."

This is the funniest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. I have to remember it the next time I'm insulting my sister's ex. I wonder how I can make that little incantation come true . . . hmmm.

Oh, I'm glad you had a nice visit with your family this weekend. Glad Grandma is doing better.

C said...

So grandmother wasn't having any of the hospital or nursing home talk, eh? Well, I guess it saves you a trip then! LOL

Glad you had a good time woth your dad! :)

Jason, as himself said...

So why don't old people get thirsty? I don't get that. But it explains a lot about my in-laws. I drink water like a camel at an oasis, and they have like, half a cup per day, and wonder why they get dehydrated and constipated.

Kate said...

I am with you on those freaks who live on the river and are on tv every time it floods!

We live close to the Mississippi River in Iowa - so it happens here too.

And I don't know about where you live, but the houses on the river here - really, they don't seem to be worth saving! The look like beat up shacks!

I think in a perverted way those people are enjoying their one chance everytime it floods to be a local celebrity on TV - yeah, that's why they don't move. Or, it could be lack of brain cells.

Kate said...

p.s. glad you got to enjoy some time with your dad.

Laurels word said...

Usually when I'm screaming at people to drink it's because I'm intoxicated and screaming at people to catch the hell up.

You srsly crack me up :)

It's been hard around here, thanks for making me smile.

The Hotfessional said...

"(May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.)"

I think we're related. No, seriously. I'm stalking your cute butt from now on. Oh. Wait. I've been stalking your cute butt, haven't I?

Shelly... said...

You have an uphill battle with Nanny and getting her to drink. You are a saint, you know that?

When you come for a visit I will make sure you drink too but it won't be water. :)