We spent the afternoon with grandma and talked to her. She was very sick but is getting better. She’s in a temporary care facility here in Des Moines until a spot can open up in the Perry Nursing Home that she’s visited before. They’re hoping she’ll continue to improve, possibly enough to be able to go back to her own apartment. She seems pretty upbeat, although she had dialysis today and was very tired. I liked the place she’s staying in; both the nurses we talked to were smart and positive and seemed quite caring. I’m really glad we drove out to see her. She seems much more frail than when I saw her last, but that was in 2001. She did make a joke or two during the day, despite being so tired, which makes me worry a little less.