The parking by the hospital is so stressful. On Mondays and Tuesdays, both the main lot and the parkade are always full. I usually have to park a few blocks away at a shopping mall strip where parking is limited to 3 hrs only. The fear of getting a ticket or having the van towed means I don't get a very long visit.
Today, neither the lot nor the parkade were full, however, both had their entrances barricaded. It is so frustrating! I ended up parking in the shopping strip lot again, which is fine but our visit was again cut short.
In addition to parking being stressful, so is driving. Currently, most of the roads are alright but as winter progresses, there's bound to be more ice on the roads and snow. Not only that, but I am so exhausted all the time that I nearly fall asleep on my way home from the hospital almost every day. You may think I'm exaggerating about that but unfortunately I am not. I struggled so hard to stay awake today. The funny-not-so-funny thing is that at nighttime I can not sleep, but put me in a car and out like a light I go.
Speaking of the woes of parking and driving, I have some disappointing news. You may remember this post about Heather at Mom4Life sending me gift cards for gas. I took them to the Esso station and was told that they would not work. I let Heather know and she called the head office and the person she spoke to informed her that they will work at some stations, not all. So I went to another one and again was informed they would not work. Heather called the main office yet again and spoke to another person who told her that no they won't work in Canada.
I feel terrible that Heather and her blog readers went through all the trouble and spending their money. I will be sending the cards back to Heather and hopefully she will be able to find another deserving family who can use these cards. I would like to again thank everyone who donated to the cause and I will never forget your generosity and kindness.
Today, Bear was doing alright. He had his catheter changed and we wheeled around in his chair a bit. As I mentioned earlier, our visit was short, and I got there when he was having lunch. It was still nice to spend a little time with him.
The pup is staring at me, I should really take her for a walk. I feel guilty not spending enough time with her and taking her for walks as she needs her exercise. I am just so tired today and I think I'll take a nap if I can fall asleep.