Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bob is home!

Yes, Bob is home. But he is  a bit cross with me. My hospital "vigil" kept me at his side Thursday and Friday. With Bob on the mend Saturday, I snuck out to see the horses after lunch. Bob was supposed to be discharged at 5pm, but they let him go early. He left me seven voice mail messages, each one crabbier than the previous, and then he had to take a cab home.  Oops.

In my defense..
  • I more or less lived at the hospital for several days.
  • Bob campaigned for early release knowing I was not around to drive him.
  • It's a 4 minute cab ride.
How ironic is it that we've transitioned so rapidly from tears and hand-holding to our normal banter and routine.  Days ago both of us feared he might have a serious/terminal illness. At the lowest point I had a crying jag in the hospital stairwell, followed by a blubbering phone call to my sister. Today he's cleaning out the refrigerator and chiding me for not  unloading the dishwasher while he was "out."

Oh well. Crabby is okay with me, and the old routine is welcome. I think we're both eager to leave the last three days behind. On the agenda for today? Bob's going to hang the steel stall guard on Riley's door.


  1. Oooops! But at the same time, planning is not always part of the male vocabulary.

    Sounds like a speedy and fast recovery. Still now explanation as to the cause??

    Well, give him is toolbox and he'll be smiling again in no time.

    Happy for you both.

  2. Oh, dear. Stacey, I had no idea this was all going on. How frightening. But I laughed about him having to take a taxi home. Yes, yes, yes! It's always better to have your spouse being cranky than dealing with a scary alternative.

    I'm glad he's on the mend and that all you have to worry about is nitpicking over the dishes. Hurray!

  3. Yikes! Glad he is doing well ;-) cranky is a good sign!

  4. Love the picture! Glad he's back—and yes, annoyed is far better than ill.


  5. Still sending Bob good healthy thoughts - and that "cartoon" is hilarious. Really funny!!

  6. I love the picture, too! Glad he is doing so much better.

  7. Great news! By the way, I love the visual that you put into your post - perfect!

  8. So happy things turned out well for you and crabbie, I mean Bob. Makes you appreciate the normalcy a bit more sometimes.

  9. Stacey,
    I, too, am glad that he is crabby. Far better to have his old self back. I think his recuperation will be quicker if he does several jobs around the barn/house, including emptying the dishwasher. LOL!


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