Monopoly ends badly

Last night we had our friends (although they are like family to us) come over for Tacos and Monopoly. Oh, and also to take both our daughters for a ride on one of their motorbikes, which they anxiously wait for each time we get together.

With dinner done, it was time to get down to business of money and property, and the occasional time in the slammer (some enjoyed being behind bars more often than others). We had to modify the rules of play somewhat so that the two older girls would play……. With all the properties bought up, I ended up with only 2, yes you read it right, only 2! These being Liverpool Station and Pentonville Road.


Be it said, that I didn’t lose, but came an impressive third.

Well, I guess that even with sitting in my recliner playing, it still didn’t help my back. I struggled to get even a couple of hours sleep due to the pain. After waking this morning when I did finally get some sleep, I tried to stand up, but found that this was going to be a task in its self. With the aid of my walking stick in one hand and my ever so helpful wife on my other arm, I finally was on my feet. Standing upright was proving to be difficult also. So slightly hunched I was able to shuffle to the kitchen to get my mornings medications using my walking stick and the aid of my wife.

Today was not going to be a good day. So back to bed I went to try to get some sleep, while the rest of my family went to church. The pain did not ease off and walking is still uneasy as is standing. Not to mention the two time that I sneezed and nearly collapsed with the pain.

While finishing Monopoly in third place last night, it would now seem that, for me, Monopoly ended badly.

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  • Wayne

    It would seem that the game caused pain and it would be very easy to decide to not do things like that anymore so as not to suffer the following day. But the sacrifice you made, and continue to make just to spend time with those you care about, is not lost on us. We see your pain and your sacrifice and it makes us stronger. It helps us to realise what it’s worth to care. You may feel like your difficulty inconveniences others, but it doesn’t. It inspires us.

    • Brad

      Thanks Wayne! The sacrifice that I need to make to keep me going each day is worth every ounce of pain that I go through. I really appreciate you guys and we always consider you both as family.

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