On Monday, my brother Kevin and I are bound for England for just less than a week. My Dad is now 84, suffers from dementia, and lives alone. I try to check in on him a couple of times a year and deal with some of his business. This week’s trip is fairly light. We are getting his gas meter exchanged so he has some heat for the winter, his flat cleaned, and we’re also going to try to get him to the doctor for a check-up. There are usually a couple of surprises as well, so who knows how the week will shape up. I am grateful that Kevin is able to join me. My last trip was a particularly brutal one. I came down with a case of shingles while there and seemed to find my Dad’s confusion more difficult than usual. It’s usually a lot more tolerable and even fun with someone else there. When we arrive in London Monday night after traveling during the day – no more red-eye for me if I can help it – I have us booked at the new Easy Hotel in London, where windows are extra and the only color available is orange. I stayed in the same area a couple of times ago and the accommodation can’t be any worse. I look forward to taking some pictures. I like the idea of Easy Hotel. If you think of my wife, please pray for her while I’m away. She’s got a pretty heavy load this week. Not much fun being single mother for a week. I hope to blog from England if I can get dial-up to work.