Whizzing in as I've just done 3 miles and now have the glory of cleaning 3 bathrooms and mopping the house, but wanted to see how everyone was.
Skippy, like Meldy says, everyone finds it hard to follow the plot at times, don't worry about it, just jump right in. Sorry to hear about your aunt, tho, and full marks for the difficult job of executor. Sounds like training is going well, too.
Tubs, that sounds like really good news: things are improving all the time, and you're free until July. Hope the new specs work so you can drive again!! Let me know about your travel plans
((((Snaily)))) The admin can be horrible, but like Sluggie says, remember that the estate is self-contained legally so you are not liable for anything yourself. But it takes time and emotional energy to sort it all out. Also ((((nan))) As someone said, losing two of your daughters is really against the natural order. Take care of you and of her. xxx
Spence, didn't realise your running Stratty was in doubt---are you injured and I missed it? Maybe your PT can suggest exercises that will make it better?
((JFF and Mr JFF))) Drains. Ugh. Hope they're sorted!!
Sluggie, must have been good to see SB, and nice that MIL was feeling well when he was there, but poor SM---facial shingles must hurt like the devil! As for your car-----WHAT a PITA!! At least it sounds like there is no real dispute and the insurance will step in. Have they made any suggestions yet for what else to try for your back?
Yums, you live in a dramatic world! Boss very happy: so she bliddy well should be, but nice to hear it all the same. So glad you've met up with your Oz friend, but lazy riots sound a bit less than uplifting---the culture shock between that and 'silence is golden' must have been considerable! Hope the week is a bit calmer
Pippi, so good to hear that Mr P is on a ward now, AND that it's such a nice ward. When will he get home?
Nogs, sounds like you are making the solidly spectacular progress we would confidently expect of you! Hope by now it's less painful. When will you be able to drop the crutches?
FP, you is on a roll for sure! A 27 minute parkrun is fab, and coming 13th in the tri is just brilliant! You must be well chuffed with all that! Well done you. xxx
Wanted to tell you about our unexpected visitor over the weekend, but must get a move on as I'm meeting a friend for lunch so happy days, all, back later. WAISt well. xxx
(((((((((Snaily, Nan and family)))))) So sad to hear your news. Like DL says, let yourself cry----and new bloke sounds like a hero, so glad you aren't on your own to deal with things. It's doubly hard when it's such a shock as well as a loss, so be very, very gentle with yourself. xxxx
Pippi, glad to hear the news on Mr P is so good, he's obviously recovering very well tho I can imagine he's not feeling very great just yet.
Tubs, glad you made it home. Hope the trip to the doc was worthwhile, at least, and that you can now relax for a while. xxx
(((((Sluggie))) Has the sensor come out yet? And what did they say about next steps?
((((Nogs))) Hope you are on an upward path and starting to feel better every day. Do what HL says!
Mega-vibes are being sent from over here, lots of WAISters are in the wars just now, aren't they? xxxxxx
Morning, Lord Nogs, good to see you and better to know you're home, though I imagine it's still pretty painful? Have they given you exercises to start with, or is it too soon? Whatever, hope you're comfortable and on the up!
(((((Sluggie)))) Am I right in thinking that you are having the trial ended today? If so I hope that (presumably much smaller) procedure goes easily and that you aren't totally exhausted afterward. MIL sounds as if she is keeping up well; even if occasionally she is painfully confused, your presence obviously steadies and lifts her. xxxx
Hope all goes perfectly. Lots of supportive vibes for him, you and the family. xxx
Hopefully they will be the right 'shape' now and they should be able to say your vision will improve from here on out!!! xxxx
Spence, will be interested in how you find the PT, especially if s/he has ideas or insights that are new (as opposed to just keeping you at it! Report back, please!
Off to a good start: I've washed my hair and got the first load in the dryer already. Sorting music in town (= an hour's pleasant cycle) and rehearsal tonight. Meanwhile, lots of admin to do so happy days to all (TGIF!!). xxx
((((Tubs)))) Hope the trip is uneventful and the eye check gives you good news! A nice time with Meg should have set you up for more nice things And do keep us updated with your French plans
I'm sure all will go very well, but it's always nicer to have this sort of thing behind you. And Pipps, you are very wise to let your knee get properly better before you go back to chugging. Ask Nogs, he'll tell you!!
((((((Sluggie)))) That must be such a big let-down after waiting for so long for the trial. Hope the pain clinic now comes up trumps, because you must be dreadfully tired of hurting all the time. xxx At least those Leonbergers must have been a distraction, they look lovely----but BIG!!
(((Daffy's mouth)))) Sounds very ouchy Hope he managed to do all the necessary. As for people who strew rubbish.....pah, as you would say yourself!!
Sue, you must have made those workmen feel like slackers, with all you've been able to do. AND still have energy for the gym?!? Wonder woman, no doubt about it! xxxx
Meldy, I was on the RSPB site yesterday, and it looks like goldfinches have become quite rare, so you are definitely honoured! (Or they know what's good for them---take your pick!
Cut-up morning. Went to doc (boys may want to look away now!) for boob check (alternates with mammograms which are every other year): parked the car, walked 200 yards to get the parking ticket (from dispensers along the road), and returned to put the ticket in the windscreen only to find I'd got a parking fine! Nice lady shouted from an upper window that the police were just down the road, so I pelted after them, waving my ticket and shouting that I couldn't be fined for not having a ticket when I was queueing to get one! In the end they withdrew the fine. Bliddy right too. Oh, and the boob check was fine Now need to put my head down and finish reading a book of case reports from the 14th century---hope you all have equally enjoyable afternoons!
Well done you, Nogs. Yesterday sounds tough, hope today will be easier---as Sluggie says, don't be too brave to take pain meds, that's what they're for. xxx
((((Daff's toof))) You've had a lot of dentist-type problems lately, hope this one settles quickly. And well done on the family RFL!!
Tubs, ANYTHING to do with fencing counts as cross-training---some really heavy, awkward work there. When do you go for your next eye check?
((((Sluggie)))) Desperately sorry that this trial has failed you. I hope they won't leave you in the lurch now, but will look at other pain relief measures. At least you can brush your own hair and, as you said, help your MIL a bit more now. But still, you deserve better. xxx
Pippi, you're getting calls from unknown international admirers??? How weird!
Absolutely perfect day forecast, sunny and lovely, so I've been out for 3 miles. Slow and ugly, plenty of walking, but still 3 miles. Last night's lecture at the Maurtishuis was brilliant: former director talking about what he actually did. He talked about his work in trying to acquire 3 different paintings: one had been stolen in the war and suddenly disappeared, one was an amazing double portrait of Huygens (think Dutch Leonardo) and his wife that he managed to get, the third was a Hobbema to replace the one the Dutch government had given to the Canadians as a thanks for their help in the war. Lovely man--warm, interesting, totally absorbing. Great evening. Now for a shower and a day spent in the 14th century WAISt well all. xxx