Thursday, 7 January 2016

A bit of weather

We've had an awful wet day here today, got soaked just doing a few jobs outside, like fetching the wood in.
We heard of several roads closed due to flooding and then the wind picked up just to add to the fun.I spent the day looking for more things to go to the charity shop and packing boxes. We had a second quote from a removals company and Col had 2 visitors who called in for a cuppa.  Our youngest and bloke came round for dinner and shared a yummy scrummy joint of lamb,the first we've had for about 4 months, hopefully if I stretch it there will be enough for a proper shepherds pie tomorrow

Thank you for all the lovely comments yesterday.
I'll answer a few questions. We will be having removal men shifting everything on the day and my sister and husband, our youngest and bloke and our son and OH will all be able to help before and after we hope. I'm all for roping in as many people as possible so may ask Col's brother to help as he has a towbar and could pull the caravan or trailer if Col isn't well enough. We don't want to have to go backwards and forwards too many times.
Gill......... These are my first pair of Hotter shoes and seem lovely and comfy. I did try sending for some years ago before we had a shop in Ipswich but that was hopeless as they sent the wrong ones - twice and the right size didn't fit anyway! and I did see the answer but I don't think you word of the year should be "can't be arsed either!"
Liz, I'm glad to find someone else who hates buying shoes as everyone else seems to collect them by the dozen!
It's the garage with the yellow window and summerhouse/shed on the right of the picture, both will be used to store stuff in as we have a lot that we don't want to get rid of. We both think that as long as Col gets better we will move to somewhere a bit bigger and rent this little bungalow out. We are really only buying it because it was empty, detached, room for the caravan and on one of the older estates in a nice part of Ipswich. So not so crammed in as some new estates.
Thank you to Mrs LH for that happy info about a friend. Col will have a stem-cell transplant too at the end of the chemo, if everything goes to plan.
That crazy paving patio will definitely go as I shall move it piece by piece myself straight into a skip along with a Leylandii that will cut out the sun and the concrete rockery.

Our boy got himself into the East Anglian Daily Times again, leading a walk around one of the old wartime airbases, a huge crowd turned out. That's him in the bright yellow coat. A good thing he had it  as they had pouring rain round the last part of the walk

Apologies for not replying individually to comments and welcome to Liz, Fast SOS and Genea who are new to following.

Back Tomorrow, if anything exciting happens!


  1. Pleased to hear about the stem cell transplant Sue - I know someone who had this done and has now been in a good state for quite a few years. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you all.

  2. You seem to be getting well organised and yes rope in as many people as possible, I am sure they are delighted to help, I hope things go smoothly with Col and the move goes smoothly as well.

  3. Keep strong and busy!

    Tell you something I wish I had better boots for work, mine are horrendous. No matter which sort they try, they are always sore to wear all day.

  4. It sounds as though you are roping everyone in and will be well organised. I hope that lots of help will be forthcoming for you. xx

  5. Well done to your son! He loves his job doesn't he?

    I forgot to mention, I have a couple of pairs of Hotter shoes (bought on ebay) and they are really comfy. No breaking in needed!

    I think you have chosen wisely with your Temporary Residence!

  6. As the saying goes...."many hands make light work"! Like I said, my friend's hubby is very well after all his treatment. At 54 though after a lengthy period of sick leave he had to retire on ill health on a very small occupational pension. He couldn't get any benefits at all due to a small lump sum he received as part of his pension. His wife, my friend, worked part-time, and they lived frugally by necessity. She took a 6 month unpaid career break from work to care for him after his stem cell. Eventually things improved and he now feels early retirement was the best thing ever and he's enjoying life.

  7. Weather turning cold here, after a soaking this morning at 6am, expecting a freezing tomorrow. All good fun. Not.

  8. Good Luck with everything !
    But most of all good health to both.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  9. Hope all goes well with the move and the treatment for Col. You certainly seem to have everything organized.

  10. This rain is awlful, isn't it. Mind you I'm using it as an excuse not to start "walking every day" which I thought I might do.

  11. Treatable but not curable is exactly what they said about my husband's lymphoma. He started treatment in the summer and things seem to be going well. Good luck to Col and look after yourself too. mx

  12. Glad you have so many to help you with the move. I hope the treatment for Col goes perfectly and he feels more like his old self soon. -Jenn

  13. I'm glad that Col's treatment is starting as soon as possible. It sounds as if you have an immense amount on your plate at the look after yourself. Jx

  14. The weather is just rotten isn't it.
    Good to hear that you have lots of people prepared to lend a hand when you need it.
    Lisa x

  15. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will happen as you Plan it and all the best for your husband!!

  16. Colin and Sue just caught up with your news. Our thoughts are with you and we hope all goes well with Colins treatment. Our very best wishes to you both. Chris