Home, Sweet Home

Quote for the Week

American writer Ann Douglas said: "Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved."

Oh, how heartily I agree with Ms. Douglas.

After spending several days and nights bunking in my daughter's hospital room, we were both thrilled to when the doctor said she could go home. She's in her bed watching the DVRd programs she missed, and I'm in my bed trying to recover from the raging respiratory infection I picked up at the hospital thanks to frigid air conditioning, little food, and no sleep.

The hospital was really nice, and the staff was wonderful. Adina said the food was great, and it did look good. But, I swear, it was cold enough to hang meat without fear of decay.

Thank you, everyone, for your calls, emails, comments, and prayers. It's wonderful to be home.

Takeaway Truth

I'll end with another quotation. This one from Robert Montgomery. "Home, the spot of earth supremely blest. A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest."


  1. I don't know why they insist on keeping hospitals so cold. They're all like that. Anyway, hooray for your daughter. And get well soon yourself.

  2. I don't know how old Ann Douglas is, but she clearly never lived in a home without inside plumbing.

    Home just ain't as homey if you have to head outdoors in the middle of a frosty night.