Sounds as if you arrived safely then Podds. Happy sherpa-ing. Well done for initiating that talk about your work load - it is well overdue!
Pippi, sorry that you weren't able to get out with the photo club Hope you soon feel on top of things and able to have a life too!
It looks as if summer has ended and people have landed down to earth with a large bump. Never mind, it's nearly Christmas
I haven't heard from bff, so I am guessing that no news is good news. TM is going away for a few days. SM seems to be pottering along without any alarums and excursions. What am I going to do with myself?
Afternoon/evening all - it's feeling rather more like evening, I'm afraid
Meldy, what terrible news about your friend I love the idea of the GPO being left to the WAISTer lounge
Podds, are you sherpa-ing or competing next weekend?
(((MC))) you really don't seem to have been fully fit for some time.
Jenni, that sounds a good way to spend a weekend! Glad that you are all enjoying the new camper.
Nice to see you Yums! You seem to be bizzy bizzy but it sounds as if you are fitting in some fun things.
If/when we move, the priority will be to make sure my kitties are OK - but there will always be room for my WAISTermates
I saw BFF today, as usual for Mondays. While we were out she got a call saying that the prognosis for her mum is very poor I also got a message from my TM saying that he is going away for a few days - he really doesn't cope well when his daughter is ill On the plus side, I haven't been called to sort out SM today!
We are not too badly infested with arachnids at the moment. There's just the one that has taken up residence in our smallest room
Hope you are able to have a restful weekend mc!
Podds, I do hope you were able to get home in time to prevent puddles!
Yes, SM seems blithely unconcerned about her incontinence or the effect it has on anyone else. The staff said they tried to approach SM discretely 'ooh, you seem to be wet . . .' 'Oh yes' says SM 'I've wet myself'.
I phoned the continence service again this morning in desperation and spoke to someone different. I said I was in need or urgent advice. Her best advice? Go to Boots and see what they have on the shelves!
Fortunately, things have been better today. I do wonder if the Day Centre might have 'pushed fluids' a little too enthusiastically!
Much cooler here today but still comfortable. There was a thunderstorm overnight but not nearby, it just seemed to roil around for a while.
Hope everyone finds some time to enjoy the weekend.
SM has been using pads but we have just switched her to adult 'pull-ups'. However, I was called over there today as she wasn't wearing them and was wetting everywhere. Other residents getting very fed up of communal chairs being peed on! However, it transpired that she is wearing them but they are not man enough for the job. Problem is, I don't think I would be able to persuade her to use anything bulkier - and no-one helps her dress in the mornings.
I spoke to the continence nurse earlier today - anything she provides will take 6-8 weeks to arrive
Pippi, sorry to hear that something had a go at eating you alive! We don't seem to have many bitey things around at the moment (mind you, they don't seem to find me very tasty, thank dog).
DL, I feel your pain. Yes, they do get better eventually but that can seem like a lifetime away when you are in the thick of it
Podds, I can't even start to imagine a building full of stroppy, hormonal teenagers Can't even console you with the knowledge that they do get better eventually as you will just replace them with a new lot!
SM still not great - as borne out by the 2 loads of wet stuff that we brought home to wash today We took her out to a new (to us) garden centre that was very nice. Think MS and I will try to go back on our own as SM was not interested in the pond or wildlife garden, just the hot chocolate and cake (now you know who I take after!).
We had an estate agent round today to give us a rough valuation of the house. Having lived here for 28 years, the idea of moving fills me with dread - but it really does need doing and will be easier now than it ever will be again. It appears that we will be able to afford what we want/need, so that is good to know.
It was bright and dry today, still very warm but less humid than yesterday. We had a very impressive thunder storm yesterday morning!