Ever since my dad's hospital stay, he has been sleeping in the dining room on an inflatable mattress. Which, you know? Fine. If he can sleep better in there, whatever. But it annoys me because it's not absolutely necessary (if they absolutely cannot sleep in the same bed they could get two beds for their room but they won't do it because why would you do anything that makes sense when you can do it all bass ackwards?).
So, he sleeps in there now and that's just how it is and he turns all the lights off and I feel like I'm disturbing him if I even leave my room. Nevermind the fact that the whole house is so dark I can't see a damn thing without turning on a light. If I so much as tiptoe in there I can hear him stirring. Opening the refrigerator lights up the whole damn place and wakes him up every time. This aspect of it just annoys the crap out of me because I often sleep in the daytime and I'm usually up at night. I just am. I used to be able to get in there and clean and wash the dishes and mop and do other things that needed to be done and do my laundry and cook. Now if I don't do everything that needs to be done while he's awake (and he's ALWAYS in the kitchen or the laundry room when he's awake) it doesn't get done.
So there used to be a light over the stove that was always on no matter what. So if you went in there and (oh, I dunno) there happened to be a cabinet door someone left open (because who closes cabinet doors?) you would see it and not SLAM YOUR HEAD INTO IT FULL FORCE!!!. Well, this has been something that has not been a problem for so many years that people just leave cabinet doors open in dark rooms and leave the trash can sitting by the sink in dark rooms and other people are going to go sneaking around in there trying to not wake him up and SLAM THEIR HEAD INTO IT FULL FORCE!!! or trip over the freakin garbage and die.
This is like the 3rd time this week I have gone in there and ran right into something. If I did not have cat balance when I ran into the garbage can I would have probably fallen and broken my neck. My parents are not going to be so lucky if they run into something because they're old and clumsy and have bad balance.