Check in Day: 140

The hardest part of all of this Covid-19 stuff for us is not being able to see my parents. We usually go visit them in April/May, August, and December. This year we have only seen them for 1 day on our way back from Florida in early March. Thinking we would be able to visit again soon we really didn’t think anything of just stopping to see them for a quick visit. Now, I wish we had stayed longer.

My brother has been helping as much as possible but Dad had eye surgery the other day and has to go back again in the morning to have it checked. He is basically housebound so getting him out is difficult. For the surgery they had to get him dressed, out of the house, in his wheelchair, down the ramp across the yard, to the car, in the car, to the doctor’s office, out of the car, into the wheelchair, into the waiting room, into the operating room, out of the wheelchair, into the doctor’s chair to have the surgery. Then when it is done they have to do all that in reverse. He cannot help so it is basically moving dead weight. My brother and mother were exhausted when they got home and have to do the same thing tomorrow morning for the checkup. I wish I could be there to help but getting down there is the issue because we could pick up anything along the way or in the hotel. I cannot do that to them no matter how much I want to help and see them.

We are hoping maybe September or October maybe all this will die down enough to go see them. Fingers crossed.

What are you missing about life before Covid?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I, too, missed my 14-hour trip home to visit family in Minnesota. First time in 20 years. 💦

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It’s so hard to not see them. I need to try and get them on Zoom again. Last time was a huge failure that had everyone frustrated.

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  2. Pat Grattan says:

    ,Missing the family the most, especially the out-of-state kids and all you sibs. I have been able to see the in -state family one at a time with social distancing, but we miss our summertime family collective gatherings at my beach and the great seafood Mike provides. The same goes for entertaining my many friends, It would be so much easier in the summer when we could be outside. I still see them one at a time occasionally at the store or church, but it’s not the same as a “gathering”

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I think a Rochester family reunion is in order next summer!


  3. pujakins says:

    Hi, Check out my Missing small Pleasures column on y WordPress blog Tasha’s Perspective if you haven’t already read it. Hope you see them, It’s hard so hard.

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