Thanks Humpty Dumpty. Well said and very true.
Thanks for the nice words deegee178, darker_phoenix and Neil6969. Undeserved but nice to hear
I visited him earlier. Sorted out his medication for the week. Showed my sister what meals he likes and what he can't eat.
She was her usual cheerful self. Something about "not being his fucking maid". She's already showing signs of strain. It's only been a day. I'm expecting lots of phone calls over the next 6 months. That's fine, I'll help.
I sat down with Dad for about 2 hours, he was really nice and said that it's good for me to have time to myself.
Watched some telly and had a laugh with him. It was nice, strange but nice. Maybe he needed a change too.
He was wrecking my head for a decade, maybe I was wrecking his too
He even shook my hand when I left
That's a big deal for my Dad. he about as emotionally distant as they come.
I'll pop over tomorrow with some of his stuff. Not going to move everything straight away It's only 15 minutes away, so there's no rush.
Nice end to the morning. I'm not back to work till Monday. So I'm going to enjoy my home. I'm having some friends over for some boozy fun later. And I'm planning lots of sleep-ins
Hardly groundbreaking but it's been a long time since I had that luxury
Thanks again for the advice and kind words everyone. It's been a good first day