Tuesday, 4 August 2009
It is raining again. After a reasonable day yesterday, the dark clouds are back and we have had a couple of heavy showers.
I did actually manage to get an hour sitting in the garden the other day, one of the very few hours out there this year. We need the sun to build us up for the winter but that is the way it goes, nothing can be done about it.
Some of you know that Dean's Dad was due to have major surgery today. Well, they got him ready and then an unfortunate thing happened. The anaesthetist fell and broke his leg. The operation has had to be postponed until Thursday. I do feel for them, it must be so stressful.
Becky had an appointment herself yesterday at the Ear, Nose and Throat clinic at our local hospital. It transpires that she will need surgery on her ear at some point in the not too distant future. If she does not have it, the condition will only worsen. She does not want me to go into details and I respect her wishes.
Mike sees his eye consultant again in a couple of weeks. He will be having more extensive tests and will be unable to drive so Becky will be taking him to the hospital and also collecting him. We do not know how long after that he will have to wait for his eye surgery.
One way and another our family is keeping the hospital busy but I wish it was not the case. We have had enough of it one way and the other.
As for our neighbour, he remains in hospital. His eldest daughter did call to see us yesterday and says he has a couple of infections and is on antibiotics. She does not know how long they will keep him in and he will also be undergoing some mental health checks in the near future. She was very grateful for all we have done.
Other than that, there is little to write about. I have been doing quite a bit of reading and when not actually reading I am often listening to talking books. I have always been a bibliophile.
Maybe when I write my next entry, I will post one of my ghost stories.
The skies have just opened again. Time for a nice cup of tea.
Until the next time, dear friends and readers.