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I Am the Blue Van

Apparently, sometime between Christmas and now, my brother went plummeting off of a truck, breaking his arm and banging up his leg. He has in that time been staying with my parents, who have been shuttling him to his appointments with his physician.

However, my mom has now come down with some kind of bug; my dad, being 82 and therefore having the amazing reflexes of a Galapagos tortoise, is in no condition to drive my brother all around town; and my sister, you may recall, has a broken leg of her own.

Thus, I was surprised at work by a call from my mom asking if I would tote my brother off to the doctor. Fair enough, happy to oblige and all that, so off my brother was toted. Upon our safe return to my parents' home, my mother greeted me with, "So how's your afternoon?"

"It's fine, thanks," I replied. "How's yours?"

Apparently, my father has a regular "OMG you're old" appointment at Kaiser Permanenté this afternoon, which my mom "hoped she'd feel better enough to take him to". What could have led her to the idea that she might do anything but sleep all day is beyond me, except perhaps for wishful thinking, but fortunately my workload is relatively light so I can go back out and do the requested shuttling. I just wish she'd gone ahead and told me in the initial call, instead of leaving it to spring on me later.

Oh well! My dad used to tote me all over creation once upon a time, I figure he's due a little reciprocation. :)

-The Gneech

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jamesbarrett
Jan. 16th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
D'awe -Frisk
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Heehee.

-TG
walkertxkitty
Jan. 16th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Owie! Hope they're all healed up and stuff soon! *passes out boxes of Suburban Jungle band-aids to broken Gneech relations*

I've offered back when I still lived in closer proximity to my family but no one likes my driving. It seems they want to get wherever they want quickly and I have this bad habit of obeying traffic laws.
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! :) Thanks!

-TG
c_eagle
Jan. 16th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
YIKES.

Um... best of healin' wishes to all concerned... :P
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much all of my immediate family is on the mend right now. So I'm being doubly careful to make sure fate doesn't collect the whole set!

-TG
genecatlow
Jan. 16th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
NICE new LJ icon!

Don't put down Galapagos tortoise reflexes, they might be slow - but they get there. :)
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was created by jetpackvampire.

-TG
kamau_d_lyon
Jan. 16th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds a lot like my life at the moment. Yup, folks get old and they need some pay back for all those days and nights they cared for us as kids. Mine don't like it at times, it's that loss of Independence don't you know. Still I feel a lot better knowing they are getting to where they need to go safe and sound.

I'm glad you were able to pull it off and I'll add them all to the prayer list for a fast recovery.
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

-TG
kylet
Jan. 16th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Googoogajoob.
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
No, that's "I am the egg man." It's different! ;)

-TG
hossblacksilver
Jan. 17th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
You're a very good son.
the_gneech
Jan. 17th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Well thanks, I try!

-TG
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