LDM, prayers for your dad and family. What a time you are having! And isn't it amazing how siblings step up to the plate when you need their help. So long as you are doing everything, it's ok. Best to distance yourself or you might give them the whatfor and regret it. Silence is good, I have found. India, our flowers and flowering trees are totally confused as well by this weather. A few sunny days made everything bloom and now it's cool and cloudy again. I am sitting here waiting for a call from the groomer that Moose and Rocky are ready after their baths and trims. I am so worried having left Moosie but they wouldn't let me stay anywhere near him. Poor old guy. And Rocky was beside himself with nervous energy. He barks incessently (I think he might be on the wall of shame at the vet for barking continuously the entire 90 minutes we were there). I always wait outside until they are ready for us, but can't seem to calm him down.