I wrote this last night but Blogger wouldn't post. Trying again at 6:00 a.m.
8:30 p.m. and still waiting. I doubt they'll call now.
I phoned the doctor early this afternoon. They thought he'd been admitted and were appalled (as they should have been). The called back to tell me Ray was 2nd on the list and it shouldn't be more than an hour or two. That was around 3 p.m.
I'm trying to remain calm; Ray seems to be doing fine, but inwardly I'm seething. Couldn't they at least have called? I can understand emergency admissions taking precedence but they could have let us know. Still not a word.
In others news. I went to coffee with my two friends today. My new blogging buddy Chuck seems to be a great guy; much younger than his chronological age. We had coffee and then went over to the recreation room where he lives to listen to a pianist accompanied by Chuck on the harmonica.
The guy was good - cocktail lounge music right out of the forties. Gershwin, Porter, and others. He has a huge collection of sheet music and each week brings a different letter of the alphabet. Today was songs beginning with the letter "I" as in "I'll Never Smile Again", etc. I was a little young for the war years but still I know the big band music and the romantic ballads very well.
It was great fun and quite different from the way I usually spend my days. I felt a little selfish but I needed the break. Ray was quite comfortable with his sci-fi and probably appreciated the quiet.
Ran a few errands; daughter was home and Ray had his phone right beside him so I wasn't worried - I was five to ten minutes away driving depending on the cooperation of the Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe which runs through the middle of town. No trains today and I made more than one trip back and forth across the tracks.
Elcie's run into a problem at school (too tired to explain tonight). I talked to her teacher, her teacher will take action but suggested I call the Principal as well. I'll email for the record . Briefly, the person who is supposed to do nothing more than help her off the bus and to her classroom has taken it upon herself to read the notes I write to Elcie's teacher about medical issues, progress, etc.
That will stop. There were other issues as well and the teacher didn't sound too surprised.
And now it's past nine, I have two new Law & Order shows one after the other if I can stay awake and silly blogger can't keep up with my typing.
Take care everyone and thanks again for the encouragement. I'll answer as many as I can.