I took a personal day today, so that I could take a whirlwind trip up and see my recently-hospitalized grandfather. I rode up with my uncle, and back down with my mom, so that was actually kind of nice because it gave me too unexpected (and uninterpreted) hours with her, to talk about this, that, and the other before she flies away once more.
Opa is doing better now (yay modern medicine!) and frankly it did me a world of good to see him handling things (including admin screw-ups at the hospital) in his typical patient, competent way.
I really, really want him to be able to stick around long enough for Neeps to have good memories of him.