Oh how we go up and down, emotional see-saw emotional roller coaster! I am feeling up again with very little good reason. The source of my up is that on Tuesday we managed to get Dad in a car and took him for a drive...first time since May 30, which was his birthday...since then he has never escaped the home. Kind of felt like we were doing something naughty, escaping the home, escaping the dementia, escaping the feeling that everything just keeps getting worse. To top it off, on Wednesday we walked him up to my house and he did seem quite thrilled to be in a real 'home' again, or was that my imagination? The carpet took his feet by surprise, made me realise he hasn't stood on carpet for months! Things are no better and will only get worse but during those two moments of escape, life felt 'light' for a little bit. Silly isn't it?