Tracey, There is noway you should compare your house with mine, things are just bigger here. I bet you that you have more people interested in buying your house than I have in mine.
TS, My knee is taking a long time to heal. The physio who examined it said there we no signs of any serious damage and that I had just strain a number o f tendons and ligaments. She said just take it easy but it will take a while. The problem is not that I have any pain, it is that my knee is weak. The only exercise that is a problem is a single legged squat, my knee feels too weak to take the weight. This is what is causing me to favour my injured leg when I run. No sharp pains, no clicks or locking up and no giving way, it is just weak when it comes to bearing my full weight.
John, I would have thought a walk down any High St after 9 on a Saturday night would be life threatening enough to get refugee status.
Ran better today, 5k on the treadmill. We are having the worst winter on record but we have been told that this cold weather will lift very soon. I need the snow to clear from the roads too if I am going to run outside.
John, If I workout at home it is usually free weights and the bench press. You are right in that it is much harder to get into Canada now unless of course you are a refugee from somewhere. You could probably claim refugee status by saying that your life was in danger staying in the UK. I am still an Englishman at heart and do get homesick from time to time but it is usually cured by coming over and staying with my sisters for a couple of weeks. I still read English newspapers every morning and watch football at the weekend. The coverage here is fantastic.
Columba, NZC, You notice there is no pic of the inside of our garage, it is full of junk and some good stuff like my bonnie, tractor and trailer.
Started my run today but my knee did not feel right so I quit and continued on the rower for a couple of k. I followed it up with a good upper body workout that felt really good. My pullups have improved enormously since this time last year.
ceal, Glad to hear Stewart is out of the fever stage but he is going to get the evil eye from everyone on the flight. I think these house tv shows are to blame for all this staging to sell. They have set these crazy unrealistic expectations and now we have to meet them. I am not sure why they did not show the gym or workshop, maybe they are just too messy. Here they are anyway.
There is a stepper and a bike frame just outside of the shot.
Columba, Anything called the Bog of Doom would get a pass from me.
Graham, Eagles are common in Canada especially Nova Scotia. The weather is much there but then they get more rain and snow. It can be cold but it doesn't last long. Good luck with the xcountry.
John, It will be interesting to compare your recovery experience with mine. Don't do what I did and try and run it out. At our age it doesn't work. I used to have a FB as well, a British racing green colour.
TS, The BBC block their videos so I will have to use my hacker skills a little later on. Good luck with the MRI.
I had a good session at the gym today, worked my legs hard and then ran 5k on the treadmill. It felt good but I am still favouring my injured leg.
MT, Wow what a tough event but it did demonstrate that you still have a lot of endurance in the tank, well done.
John, How is the knee, any stiffness or pain?
aws, Your painting was allowed by the stagers, you should feel proud, lots of others were sent to the basement. Not shown in the pictures are my workshop, gym and cold cellar which are now full of rejects.
ceal, The constant long distance flights really do mess up your health. As you know I did a lot of travel when I worked and I found that as I got older I seemed to be more likely to catch something after a long business trip. I hope he decides to take it easy and let someone else go.
Thanks for all the great comments on the house, I was hoping the site would create something of a wow factor. I had to laugh at Graham's comment but houses like ours are very common around here. The decluttering and painting to get things looking new and shiny was a major pain and this is something new as I have never had to go through this before.
Columba, We haven't finally decided on where we will end up. We do own a piece of land around here where we could build but we are slowly going off that idea. We could move back to the UK but the drop in living standard would be hard to take. The favourite right now is to move to Nova Scotia where all my inlaws live. We will probably rent first and then find a plot to build.
Tracey, Good luck with the selling, have you had to go through all of this staging nonsense?
I struggled on my run yesterday, I have no idea why as it was fine on Friday when I ran 7k. I was sitting all day Saturday at my drawing class, it must have been that that stiffened things up.