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October 09, 2007


The poor guy. How exhausting that must have been for him. And how disappointing for you as well.


Sorry to hear this, Beth. Thinking about you both...

Oh, man. Can I chuckle sadly and sympathetically? We're all too familiar with such things over this way.

I am laughing out loud. That sounds EXACTLY like something my parents would do to me!

Sorry to hear that, LH. But glad for the empathy. It IS funny, in its own way. Thanks for understanding, Pica and Kaycie.

This is when NO really doesn't mean NO!

Oh dear. Sounds very familiar as we've experienced it with aging parents and relatives. Hope he forgets the supposed slight.
Gorgoeus photo, by the way!

Hi Beth and Jonathan,
with one night left to study for my midterm exam tomorrow, I finally find the time to look at your blog. I really like it and the recent posts made me immediately miss Vermont. Thanks again for driving me home after the barbecue at the McDermott's.
Take care,

Natalie and Marja-Leena, thank you! He called tonight to apologize for the mix-up and said "Next time just do what you think is right, regardless of what I say!" I told him I loved him no matter what; we laughed, but he really feels like he's losing his grip. A lot of it is that he just can't hear properly on the phone, even though it seems like he's getting it.

Yannick, it's great to hear from you! I'll leave a comment on your blog.


Oh, Beth. Ow. Glad you got to talk on the phone afterwards and clear it up at least somewhat - aging parents is hard.

Thanks, Theriomorph. You're right, it's hard sometimes, but I also feel pretty lucky to have had all of our parents into their 80s and beyond.

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