I will drive Mum to Sydney tomorrow, and after a short break at Uncle Rod's we will visit Dad at RPA tomorrow night. The plan is to be at RPA on Thursday afternoon to meet Dad in recovery. Pete will stay home to look after the dogs and houses*, and on Friday or Saturday we swap - I drive to Dubbo and he drives to Sydney. At some point we swap again. Dad will stay at RPA for about 10 days, then it back to Dubbo for 8 weeks rest & recovery. It will be difficult to make him rest.
*A bunch of utter arse-holes have targeted this estate because they have decided they want other people's stuff. Yesterday a car was parked in front of our parent's house for a couple of hours. Mum drove here, then drove back with Pete. The bloke in the car was in the process of getting out, but when he saw Mum and Pete arrive at the house, he got back in the car and left. Pete rang the Police and gave them a description and number plate. I suspect the car was stolen; Pete said the passenger window was broken. About 1am last night the neighbours behind Mum's chased a "man in a hoodie" out of their yard. Apparently their rottweiler objected to the stranger. Tonight Polly went berserk at the back fence and put something >cat large over the top... the rottweiler objected again. We seriously do not want to have to deal with this shite at the moment.