when we got home from our trip, I finally got caught up on email and there was one from my Mom. She's going blind. We didn't even know about it. The right eye is the only one affected right now, but the doctor tells her to get ready for her loss of sight. She has Macular Degeneration. I'm sure everyone knows about it, but you always hope that your parents won't get it. My Mom is going to be 83 in a month and I can't imagine her without sight. (sigh) It's hell getting old, isn't it? I could see my dad getting it because his mom had it in her 90's. But not my mom. It's just so weird. And then we had four messages from the hubster's mom and he called her back. She said she had a mini-stroke. Hadn't gone to the doctor, her sister diagnosed her. (Honest to god, that's what she said. What morons) Rodney told her to go to the doctor and she said she would. So now there are two of them to worry about. Rodney feels like he needs to go back and see his Mom and he also thinks we need to go to Albuquerque to see my folks. My dad is going on 85, with emphysema so we need to see him soon too. (sigh again) Wasn't it just the other day that they were young?