Posted: 14/11/2016 at 16:03
I see it's been almost three weeks since I was last here but there's not been much going on in Wtnmel world. The day after my last post the back of my left hand swelled up and got very itchy. The pharmacist advised it was an allergic reaction to an insect bite (gardening?). I was taking anti-allergy pills for a week or so - weak ones to begin with but when they weren't having any effect, stronger ones which made me very drowsy so I was unable to drive.
Having got rid of the swollen hand I came down with a stinker of a cold and seemed to spend all my time sneezing, blowing my nose and drying my runny eyes. The cold had gone away by the beginning of last week and once my 'tubes' weren't so blocked up I was finally able to get out for my first run for several weeks and managed 4 miles, albeit quite slowly. I went out again yesterday and did 5 miles and it wasn't quite such a struggle.
Having attempted to catch up and read back over several pages of posts ..
HS - lots of good training going on with you as ever I see.
Red - I trust you have recovered from your tumbles at the Vegan Day Challenge and the injuries have healed and aches and pains have gone away.
Columba - the nearest I've ever got to dry-stone walling was sorting out the front wall of our garden this summer (partly taking it apart to remove some plants growing through then re-building it).
Aquarius - Margaret has a leaf-blower/sucker which certainly speeded things up when I had a go at our leaves recently. Needless to say, a few days later, there are just as many new ones on the ground.
Our electrician was finally here last week and did several small jobs we've been waiting on for a few months. He fitted an extractor fan in the kitchen and a small heater in new en-suite cupboard (which now becomes an airing cupboard). He converted the bathroom radiator to dual-fuel and fitted a new dining room light fitting. In the outside garage, he fitted some extra power sockets and a second light switch (to save stumbling in the dark to the other end). And (drum roll ..) he ran a 35A power cable out to the garage and wired in my sauna.
My next diy 'project' is to make sense of our garage which is basically a bit of a tip with stuff all over the floor. I have some shelving to erect and a large piece of plywood to use as a 'worktop' with shelving on it so that will keep me out of mischief for a while. My main problem at the moment is there is so much stuff everywhere I can't use my treadmill. I would dearly love to keep hold of my treadmill (I'm not sure how much use it will get) but I sometimes think it takes up too much of the available space. Ho Hum ..