Friday, August 19
Dad was outstation.
Mom complained by text messages about the staircase of the new school - it's not done yet. We're supposed to be operating from the new school on Monday, Sept 5, about 2 weeks away then.
Yet no one seems to know how to do the staircase. We're building a staircase to connect the first and second floors internally, by the way.
The day before on the Thursday, August 18 @ 2:10 pm, Dad said in his text message:
"everything will be ok in the end. trust son."
Dad had to say that because Mom was getting a wee bit hysterical. No comments, please. Will You send someone quick, Daniel? Someone who knows how to do the staircase?
There was one contractor whom Dad spoke to about the staircase, and the guy apparently said that he could do, but we would have to draw up the measurements and the design for him to follow.
How in the world would we know how to draw that? Does your mother look like she knows how to design and calculate the angles and measurements of a staircase?
Yes, Mom was pretty anxious and worried. She was under the impression that building an internal staircase would be simple and straightforward. That night, Mom sent Dad several sms-es to remind him about the time factor.
We only have two more weeks, she had whined repeatedly.
So how? What to do? Who to call? Is there someone else whom we can call? How? How? How?
That was when Dad sent the sms and said that everything will be okay in the end ... trust son. That calmed your mother down instantly.
On Friday, August 19, the next day @ 12:55 pm ...
Dad sent a text message to say that he'd found a contractor who could do the staircase. Really? So soon? All her whining did work then. Get ready for this.
Dad said the guy's name is Daniel.
Did You hear that ???
Daniel to the rescue? Trust Son, Dad had said the day before - and Son sends a Daniel to us? A thousand and one names out there, and this contractor has to have your name ???
Dad sent her the guy's phone number under the name "Daniel Stairs."
Mom saved the business card in her cell immediately before calling Daniel Stairs to come by the new premise that Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, August 20 ...
Aunty Carol and Mom brought Justine to the hospital for a second x-ray on her ankle. Don't ask why. Just go with the flow. Everything's okay. Aunty C wanted a certain part of her foot to be scanned that wasn't taken in the first film.
In the car, Mom mentioned that the guy who's doing the staircase is called ... Guess what? ... Daniel.
Aunty C widened her eyes as she turned to look at your mother.
Mom read her mind and shook her head, saying,
"Nah ... he's not cute." :D
Aunty C said, "I don't think he was born with that name."
Yeah, he probably chose that name recently just so Mom could be zapped. Hah.
Mom showed Justine, the saved name card in her cell :
Your sister commented, "Hey, isn't that a song? Stairs to heaven? Daniel was playing that song on the guitar. Some kind of stairs to heaven."
Time stood still for a good 3 seconds.
Stairs to Heaven ???
"You mean, Stairway to Heaven ???" Mom asked.
Your sister said, "Yeah, I think that's the title."
Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven ?
You were playing this song, Daniel ?
Mom was surprised. She had no recollection.
Don't You say a word now.
Of course, we all remember You strumming on the guitar. Just that Mom never knew the names of most of the songs You were playing.
Stairway to Heaven ...
Why were You playing this song?
At the hospital ...
Mom dropped Aunty C and Justine at the Kecemasan (Emergency) and she drove further ahead. There were several specially reserved bays on her left. Since it was a Saturday, she decided she would put herself under that special category and be allowed to wait by those bays.
You must have seen your mother turning the car into one of the special bays. She wound down the window and turned off the car engine. Peering out of the window, to check which building she was at, she grimaced when she saw the bold words:
RADIOTERAPI & ONKOLOGI.
Of all places.
So anyway, Justine was at the scan with Aunty C, Mom was in the car, waiting for them. Dad was outstation. That's where everyone was at that moment.
A few minutes later, Mom's cellphone rang.
It was Daniel Stairs.
A smile appeared on her face.
What perfect timing. Yes Son, of course you'd want Mom to know that you're right here with us, especially when Justine is at the scan room. Notice that the Daniel guy did not call when she was driving. He only called after she was all nicely parked and waiting ...
It was all very carefully planned out ... by an angel watching from above. :D No prizes for guessing.
After talking to the Daniel guy, Mom sent an sms to Dad, telling Dad that when Justine was at the scan, Daniel Stairs called. Mom also mentioned about the song Stairway to Heaven. The time of her text was 8:59 am.
Dad did not reply immediately.
Aunty C and Justine were ready to be picked up. Mom took the car and turned one round around the hospital ground, and back to the Emergency entrance. They hopped into the car.
Mom couldn't wait to tell your sister, "When you were at the scan just now, Daniel Stairs called. Can you believe that?" Your brother really wants You to know he's with You.
Justine smiled and nodded happily.
Oh My ... came across this image and couldn't help but get zapped by the white feather ...
Call 128 : White Feather
Call 178 : Manga Message
Back home ...
We were having breakfast in Grandma's house. Mom told Aunty Diana about the Daniel Stairs calling when Justine was at the scan. Then, Justine said again, that Daniel used to play Stairways to Heaven on the guitar.
Barely 2 seconds passed after Justine said that, Dad's sms beeped into Mom's cellphone.
His text @ 9:23 am read :
"he likes that song when i played it on the guitar. he was learning it halfway. :( "
Mom sent back a reply immediately,
"Justine just said that b4 u sms."
Woah ... Would You look at all the connection? TWO persons saying the same thing at the same time, Daniel? That's reason to take notice. You surely know how to make your presence felt. It would have taken Dad about a minute to key in his text, which means, Dad and Justine were probably saying / thinking about the same line at the same time.
Perhaps that's because your 21st was the next day on Saturday, August 21st and You were reminding Mom, since she forgot about it the month before. :D
Stairways to Heaven ...
If only there was one, Son ... <3
Oh Wow ... OMG, You won't believe this but after publishing the entry at 12:16 am, Mom clicked EDIT to include the last image (girl with guitar). At that moment, fireworks exploded in the sky. Yes, fireworks. As Mom glanced at the time at the bottom of her computer, the time changed from 12:23 to 12:24 am.
OMG ... 12:24 ... That's YOU ...
December 24 - Your birthdate. <3
Oh Gosh, would You look at all the angel timing? The split of a second precision?
That was amazing, Son ... :D You really are with us ... all the time.
It's incredible. Almost magical.
Keep the ZAPs coming, Son ... and stay connected.