Island Neighbor News

My neighbor to the east called this morning to let me know our neighbor to the north was medivac’d off the Island yesterday for the second time in a week. She’s at a hospital just north of our mainland home. I called her husband, whose health is also shaky, and asked if there was anything I could do at this end. He said all she needed was a ticket home, and that he was waiting to hear the results of lots of tests being done today.

Our northern neighbors are very, very private. She doesn’t want visitors while she’s in the hospital, much less at home most of the time. When it’s OK to stop by, he heads out to his workshop!

While I know he’ll turn me down, I’m going to call back and let him know he can stay with us in order to be closer to her. I also know part of why he’s staying on the Island is that they can’t afford for him to be in a motel, eating out three times a day. I can’t imagine having to make the choice not to be with my spouse if they were hospitalized, due to financial considerations.

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