Regular readers of this blog will notice that I just don't blog as much as I used to. Facebook is partly to blame, it's easier to stay in touch with my social circle and far flung friends via that website. Also in May and half of June I had to ride herd on the shitty contractor who did our bathroom remodel, more about that ordeal in a later blog post. But the real time sucker had been the ongoing torment of caring for Sparky's aging sickly parents. Her dad had the toes on his left foot amputated in March after they reopened his arteries and got the blood in his left leg flowing again. He spent months in the hospital and a rehab hospital and during all that time his wife who is dealing with her declining health issues had to be looked after and helped. Then the day came they both rejoiced in but we dreaded, the day they sent him home. It was a great day for him but it presented us, Sparky, her sister, and myself, with a myriad of problems that we're still dealing with today. Her folks require someone to be with them 24 hours a day, if only to make sure her dad doesn't fall and hit his head or break a bone. Her mom has short term memory problems and has OCD issues about certain things. We've been stretched to the breaking point and we're all ready to go nuts and throw the towel in, and before some well intentioned reader asks, YES WE HAVE POWER OF ATTORNEY. But we've been reluctant to invoke anything too life changing for them because we wanted them to be able to enjoy living their last days in their own home. But that may have to change because we've all hit the wall and we're exhausted mentally and physically. And that's why I haven't been blogging much. When I get home and don't have to chase after or help care for her folks, then I'm usually too tired to blog and all I want to do is to veg out on Netflix or make some art.