I was called for jury duty this week. Or rather, I wasn't called.
They have a system where they call a bunch of people in for a particular week, and these people are separated into groups. Then, the night before, you're supposed to call in (they have a website, too) to see if your group needs to show up the next day.
So each day this week I called in (or checked the website, it even works from my phone) and they told me my presence was not required. 5-for-5, whoo hoo! In fact, this week, only about 1/3 of the groups were required to show up.
The last time I had jury duty, I actually was picked for and served on the jury. This was back in 2004, and it was a car accident case. The best thing about it was three paid days off from work.
No such luck for me this time. Oh well.
Mom made it home safely this afternoon. Yesterday the bed was delivered (the air pump was defective, so a new one was delivered this morning).
She's not out of the woods yet, she still has a fair amount of healing left and she's still mostly bedridden, but still it's great to have her home.
I was right the first time, mom is coming home on Friday. Yesterday they said it was going to be Thursday (tomorrow), but they changed it due to the delivery of the bed and other equipment; that's coming tomorrow.
Hmm, haven't written in over a week. Probably because not much has changed in the last week. Still feeding my mom breakfast every day, still spending hours each day at the nursing facility.
Because she's healing from a bedsore, the nurse has to shift her position every two hours. Pretty much impossible for her to get an extended period of rest.
Me, I picked up some manga at Kinokuniya to pass the time. Been a while since I've read Japanese, so I'm taking it slowly.
Mom is recovering from the latest surgery, which was to close up the wounds. Talked to the doctor today, he said things are healing well and things are on track to get her home before the end of the month.
She's back on solid foods now, too. It's a little surreal for me to feed my mom breakfast, but that's what I did this morning. My dad gets lunch and dinner duty.
Otherwise, I've been semi-passively watching the market crash. Yesterday there was a "sucker's rally" where prices went up a bit, then resumed going down hard today. Sigh. So hard to be optimistic these days.