Sometimes life can be funny ha ha!!

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by maryjoan, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. maryjoan

    maryjoan Registered User

    Mar 25, 2017
    1,292
    Female
    South of the Border
    The other week, I told my OH that I simply HAD to go for a sleep as I was exhausted. So off I trundled into my bedroom.

    I took off my top clothes and dived under the duvet and quickly fell asleep.

    I awoke to a strange noise and wondered "What on earth IS he doing now?"
    I jumped out of bed, just in my underwear and came face to face with the window cleaner, at the open window!
    I apologised to him for the fright of seeing me as I was :p:p and then we had a bizarre conversation as I rapidly got dressed.

    The window cleaner informed me that my OH ( who he knew had dementia) had just got into a 4x4 with an unknown person and driven off !!!

    OH came back half an hour later wombling along on a pedal bike he had bought - I was still coming to terms with my undressed encounter with the window cleaner.

    This morning, I had 4 text messages in rapid succession from Green Flag telling me they would be here at 10.17 to repair my car.........I had just jumped out of the shower, when I heard so many texts coming in at 8.00am, I immediately felt something might be amiss elsewhere in the family - I was relieved to see it was only Green Flag.

    But I was rather bemused when I gathered my thoughts - as we do not have a car !!

    I checked the text messages again and saw they were dated Jan 2017 when we did have a car - somehow they have come to light again as incoming text messages !!

    Oh well, its only 9.24am, so let's see what the rest of the day brings............wonder if Green Flag will turn up?????
     
  2. rhubarbtree

    rhubarbtree Registered User

    Jan 7, 2015
    462
    North West
    Did chuckle at this. This dementia lark leads us down some strange avenues. Wonder if the bike seller realised who/what he was dealing with. Due to disturbed nights I often have an afternoon siesta but fear sleeping past the time to pick OH up from day care. The other day I put the alarm on for 3.10pm but woke before and did not turn it off. Was well pleased when it went off at 3.10am that night.
     
  3. PalSal

    PalSal Registered User

    Hilarious...thanks for the laughs
     
  4. maryjoan

    maryjoan Registered User

    Mar 25, 2017
    1,292
    Female
    South of the Border
    I think I am often slightly spaced out due to lack of sleep, and one thing I am considering is renting a studio apartment nearby to have some 'my space' and be able to sleep during the day, maybe one or two days a week - most of the time OH is slumped safely in front of the TV and I can get carer cover from the agency for his lunch..... just a thought
     
  5. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    628
    :p:p:p
    How much did the bike cost?
    X
     
  6. maryjoan

    maryjoan Registered User

    Mar 25, 2017
    1,292
    Female
    South of the Border
    Oh a mighty £60 - making him overdrawn on his pocket money card !!! My son has a bike shop and OH had asked him to get him a bike ( sometimes £2000 etc) Son duly 'forgot' as we thought this safest - but OH could not resist the one he saw for sale in the local post office notice board..........
     
  7. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    170
    Bedford
    Thanks for the smile
     
  8. Agzy

    Agzy Registered User

    Nov 16, 2016
    839
    Moreton, Wirral. UK.
    It is so good to share the good and funny moments too, thank you for a morning smile.
     
  9. lilypat

    lilypat Registered User

    Mar 1, 2019
    208
    Female
    Yorkshire
    Fabulous you put a smile on my face .
     
  10. Donkeyshere

    Donkeyshere Registered User

    May 25, 2016
    149
    channel islands
    Just be glad it was a bicycle and not a donkey!
     
  11. Lladro

    Lladro Registered User

    May 1, 2019
    44
    Thank you so much for sharing your story - If ever there was a time when I needed a laugh...
    Fabulous ! Perhaps I should try to look for the "funny" and try to not concentrate so much on the down-side.
     
  12. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    628
    Get son to fit stabilisers ASAP!
    Crash helmet
    & a very loud bell!!
     
  13. Lady M

    Lady M Registered User

    Sep 15, 2018
    283
    Female
    Essex
    Having not been able to get out for ages....decided as OH was settled for a sleep in armchair ...drinks to hand...alarm pendant on.I told him I was having to go to the bank but I went to hairdressers(first app. For 4months)
    On edge all the time but arrived home after one hour and all was OK ...sigh of relief...of course as we all know PWDs world is themselves, so when he was awake and had had his afternoon cuppa I asked him ‘do you like my hair’?’
    ‘Well I like the back!’ Was the rely!
    I had to laugh ........of well !
     

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