Thursday, January 30, 2014

ABC Wednesday, beware the big C

Many words start with the letter C. I came home from the west coast of Canada yesterday, delighted to see the great job our son-in-law Wes, ably assisted by Dick's daughter Monica, had done with removing a room's worth of ugly old carpeting. They not only removed the carpet, they actually managed to level the floor, which sloped at a number of different angles in a number of different places. The new laminate flooring they installed is great.

Lindy, with ugly old carpet
New Lindy-coloured laminate flooring

Something is wrong with my camera!
It doesn't take much to make me cry these days, concerned as I am about a very sick member of my extended family in BC. He was up to receiving visits from elderly aunts on the weekend, and I'm so pleased I was able to see him, and to tell him how much I care, without getting soppy and silly.

However, when I took the flooring photos this morning, and discovered my camera has a problem, it was enough to tip me from loving care to actual crying, which I had been careful not to do in the hospital.

It is never easy for the older generation to watch awful things happening to the younger generation, but it is very easy for the older generation to be grateful for the skills and energy our younger family members possess.

To my family at the coast, I wish I could have stayed longer. To my family in Medicine Hat, thank you for the work you did while I was away.

Posted for ABC Wednesday


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Crikey - brilliant camouflage - I can't see Lindy at all!!

Appropriate post Kay - Big Hugs from across the pond. YAM xx

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful floor, Kay! Easy to keep clean.
Hopefully your relative will soon recover.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Leslie said...

I know what you mean about the easy tears. I'm glad you got to visit your family, and the floor is lovely. Continuing to pray for your dear ones.

Leslie: said...

Oh dear! The big you know we're battling that horrid thing too. But I do love your new flooring! And crying is good for you - it relieves the stress and is a gift from God after all.

abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Wishing CALMER times for you.

Carver said...

The floor looks great. I'm sorry about the person you care for and hope things will improve.

Kay said...

I'm so sorry for you ill relative, Kay. That's very hard to think about.

Your new flooring is gorgeous. In fact, it looks a lot like ours. Just make sure you don't step on Lindy now.