We have both been really sick for the past 48 hours with some sort of a virus. Unfortunately, it led to Dean vomiting up blood all of last night and we are both wiped out from this and lack of sleep. We have a very wonderful friend however, who, on hearing this, came and washed our dishes, picked up Joel and took him home to her place to play with her 2 year old son for the day. This was absolutely fantastic, allowing us to sleep for the day and try to recuperate. In 14 years of marriage, we have never been so sick at the same time. There was no way we would have been able to look after Joel today, so thank God for friends! We are both feeling a little better tonight- weak but not as sick.
Unfortunately, Paula drove down to CNP last night (feeling worse for wear) to lead the memorial service for Anna and it had been postponed. At first she was quite annoyed about this, but it meant that she and Dina could help Aunty Blaby (Anna's mum) to make all the practical arrangements with the funeral directors for Saturday's funeral. The memorial service will now be next Tuesday night! What started as quite a tense situation with Aunty Blaby turned in to her putting her arm on Paula's shoulders and gently stroking her head whilst the negotiations were going on - she must like her now!!