Friday, 19 February 2016

My very last visit to the library van and other 'lasts'

Today was my last visit to the library van. When I take my books back it will be to a bricks and mortar  library and I'll enjoy sharing pictures of it with you as it's in a very odd 1930s (?) building. I know where it is and what it looks like but have never been in there. With the novelty of having a library within a mile - for the first time since 1980- I  maybe there quite often.

Anyway, here is what came home with me today, when on earth I'll get time to read them is good question, just look at the size of the Robert Galbraith ( aka J K Rowling) and A Notable Woman - Diaries written between 1925 and 1986. Edited by Simon Garfield. Those two alone should keep me busy for a while.

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 Today I also cooked the last of the beetroot from the polytunnel and made the last lot of bread I shall bake in this house.
In between I've been packing boxes and beginning to run out of things to pack - and running out of boxes too. Col is still stuck in hospital suffering from low blood platelets, a possible infection, lack of sleep and grotty food. They need to get him really well ready for the next lot of chemo. I went to see him yesterday but won't go today as he has two other visitors "booked up".
Forms arrived from our solicitor this morning that need signing, both for selling and buying so things are moving along.

Welcome to D Voorhees - a new follower. Many thanks for comments about cars and good English.

Back soon
Sue

22 comments:

  1. Lots of lasts.......... but think of all the NEW things you will do in your new house
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Being within cycling distance of so many things will be good. Living in town after 23 years in the middle of fields will be odd!

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  2. Moving is very emotional, but lots of new things to look forward to xx

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    1. I shall miss my trees and fruit bushes

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    2. hopefully the next garden is not too far away

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  3. Crikey ! It's really happening now isn't it?
    Hope Col is soon well enough for the next dose of chemo.
    Gillx

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    1. I shall miss the smallholding but it had to be done

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  4. A new chapter in your book, or perhaps the next book? I am looking forward to reading about your new adventures. There is always something that will be missed but there are so many things to look forward to.

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  5. If anyone needs a Library it's you. I hope they can shoe horn you out of the place! I'm also looking forward to what you get up to x

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  6. All these 'lasts' are the doors closing as new ones prepare to open very soon. I wonder if you can volunteer at your new library? {ducks, runs away giggling} I'm sure you will settle in very quickly to using the new closer facility.

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  7. Oh Sue, I was moved by this post. It felt very poignant! Xx

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  8. Lasts are sad, but then there are the firsts to look forward to! Some good reading there. I am x-stitching in the evenings so my downstairs book is temporarily sidelined.

    I hope Col is over this infection and the platelets soon, and perhaps you can take him in an alternative to the hospital food.

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  9. Could you take Col something in that he likes? I've seen people taking all sorts in for patients to eat. When I was in the cardio ward after the HA a family came in, and I kid you not, they carrying bags of McD's for one of the patients.

    I don't like 'lasts', I get quite emotional over silly things, but as lots of people have said there will be lots of new things to look forward to for you and Col. xx

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  10. One chapter of your book of life is drawing to an end but you'll be turning the page and a new one will begin. I'm looking forward to reading all about it.

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  11. Your fortitude and strength never cease to amaze me Sue.

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  12. I am interested in your opinion of "A Notable Woman" as it was recently reviewed on another blog (Mrs. Minivers daughter). My thoughts are with you during this stressful transition!

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  13. As others have said, "lasts" make room for "firsts". I hope you and Col have lots of wonderful beginnings in store!

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  14. So sad but also so exciting. I don't know where you get so much time to read with your busy life. Good wishes to Colin xxx

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  15. I feel quite emotional for you. Moving is such a massive thing to do, and reading you write 'the last time' makes me really feel for you. But it's exciting too. And the little library you speak of (I take it it's the boxy white building next to the swimming pool) is as cute inside as it is outside. And they do a lot of stuff, lots of craft meetings and whatnot, so you'll have plenty of stuff to do should you wish.

    Best wishes to Col. Hope you get some time to put your feet up and have a little quiet time to yourself. xx

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  16. Hope Col is better soon - lots of lasts and plenty of firsts to come. I did smile when I saw your book pile as I am about to do a post of books I picked up today in the charity shop and amongst them is A Notable Woman - great minds and all that!

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  17. Things are moving forward so fast. Moving day will be here before you know it and then you'll be in your new house and getting organized. When my uncle was in the hospital we were all constantly putting our heads together thinking of things we could take in to tempt him to eat' like Col he would say things didn't taste right (that's putting it very politely compared to what he really said, lol) He had quite a selection of goodies in the units fridge!!

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  18. The good thing about lots of lasts is that when you're moving house they tend to come just before lots of firsts, hopefully you have exciting times ahead.

    I think grotty hospital food has a lot to answer for, it's the time you need the best nutrition and tasty foods to stimulate the appetite, and they give you yucky mass-produced cardboard flavour bland foods. No wonder there are always nearbye sandwich shops doing a roaring trade with visitors taking food in to their nearest and dearest n a regular basis.

    I hope he's soon feeling much better. xx

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