I'm at work and the shop is fairly dead so thought I'd let you all know what's happening with Ethyl!!
Well, Ethyl came back to Vancouver Island on Thursday. Wouldn't you know it.. I work down island on Thursdays so I missed her! Ethyl and her husband came in the shop to say hi and pick up the mystery package I had done up for her... all of the cards from you!
Terry brought out the package and told her that ladies from all over the world sent the cards to keep her spirits up! She had to turn away from Terry, and her husband's eyes were welling up too... She was crying and said that she couldn't believe that people who didn't know her would send such beautiful cards. She was holding the package tightly and not about to let go! My daughter Erica brought out the box of tissues and there was a cry festival happening in the showroom.
I was able to speak to Ethyl on the phone I had with me. She sounded so wonderful and thankful ... she was beside herself. She'll be coming over early in the week to have dressings changed at the hospital here so will stop in the shop to see me as well. Terry said that she was all dressed up as she always is and had a scarf around her head, covering the bandages where they had to shave her hair off. You could see her eyes and part of her cheek and mouth but the rest was covered. Terry did see that part of her face that was sticking out of the bandages was fairly raw. After all she has gone through.... the newest operation didn't work either.
What a day Ethyl had trying to get home! She made the airplane in Vancouver fine and then landed in Campbell River. They were disembarking quickly as this is a fast stop, and ended up sending Ethyl's luggage back to Vancouver on the plane! You bet... everything went to Vancouver, including her medications. There wasn't going to be another flight that day so one of the airline employees in Comox said that when the luggage arrived there he'd drive it up to Campbell River and meet them at the ferry. This was around 1:30 p.m. and it would take until 7 p.m.!
Guess what Ethyl was going to do while they waited all those hours??!! You bet.. she was planning on reading the cards!
I can hardly wait to see her this coming week and will keep you posted!
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!