Yesterday when I arrived at the Fairfield Medical Center (hospital) where my brother is, I had to park in the emergency department lot as the surgical lot was full. Just as I stepped out of my car, I heard an enormous roar behind me - when I turned around, this is what I saw, warming up its engines on what I _thought_ was the top of the parking garage. Clearly also the helipad. I've never been this close to a shock/trauma type helicopter before so I had to take a photo. See the butterflies on the side? This is the 100th year of this hospital's existence and the butterfly is apparently their icon (not sure why). Makes for a very pretty paint job on the 'copter. :)
My brother continues to get better - not well, but better. He was sitting up eating his lunch when I arrived at his room (still in the surgical intensive care wing) ... though he went back to bed (with much assistance from nurses) soon after he finished.
I had several errands I had to run in town today so I did not go to the hospital (though I did call). Tomorrow I have to take my brother Kevin for his monthly doctor's appointment so I won't go again. Hope I don't forget the route by the time I go on Wednesday. (as if!)
Kevin, Stephie and I went to see Independence Day 2 this evening. It was predictable but the special effects were fun.
I am still working on sewing the sashes on for my last three blocks - finished one last night and am halfway done with the second. Seem to have misplaced the third but can't figure out where. Haven't taken them anywhere. Maybe one of the dratted army of mice we've been trying to evict tried to carry it away? Humph!