I was in Bristol at the end of last week helping my mother while my father was in Southmead hospital having a partial knee replacement on his left knee. A daunting operation at age 83. They did the operation Thursday afternoon, July 3rd, and we were visiting him a few hours later when I took the picture below. He seemed remarkably cheerful, no doubt a combination of relief and all that morphine.
While he was recovering my mother funded a new Vista laptop for him, so he came home yesterday to the challenge of getting his head around that. My mother had made sure that the first thing I did was to install all her MSN games (Bejeweled etc), so he may have to fight her for it.