Thursday, 4 August 2016

Falling apart

No, not me or Colin, but things around the house.

The home phone ........I can't ring out and the phone isn't ringing, but is displaying a notice saying "Line cord error, please check". So I unplugged, fiddled about, plugged in again and it still says the same thing. Mmmm, only bought it in March. (Can't be outside the house as we still have WiFi).

The kettle............ has stopped switching itself off

This lap top.......... needs a serious sort out, I think it's clogged up with bumph or a virus is creeping in. I lost the touch pad curser completely earlier and it's always seizing up and telling me I have an unresponsive plug in. I wonder if there is a small computer shop around here like the one we had in Leiston. There's no way I'm going anywhere near PC world!

Meanwhile I went to the Wednesday car boot sale and bought these things. Another wooden toy (shape sorter house) for the grandchildren cupboard for £1 ( I realised that I broke my self-imposed  £1 limit with that teddy-dressing- puzzles-in-a-box last month Tut Tut!)
Basket for a Xmas Hamper 50p and the 3 tin plant pots on a tray also for Christmas also 50p. The First aid tin was £1 - that's for the beach hut. The Summer Chintz coasters were also £1 and the children's books were 10p each.

Thanks for comments. Colin isn't in complete isolation, but visitors have to be free from illness and clean! he has 6 days of different types of chemo then the stem cells are replaced. By then the Chemo will have reduced his immune system to nothing which is why he is in one of the en-suite single rooms in the hospital. He will also be feeling pretty rough and won't be let out for three or four weeks until immune system and platelets have built up again. Hopefully he will then recover to give us up to seven years in remission - that's when we will be visiting all the places on THAT LIST (searched through half of last years posts to find it!) and probably more.

Elise asks what I do for cooking and eating while on my own.  Lunch is always salad and something followed by a big bowl of seasonal fruit. That's what we both have anyway. For dinner I always start off with good intentions and have several one portion home-frozen meals in the freezer or I'll make a stir-fry with mini veggie pancake rolls ( Asda freezer). Or a piece of Frozen fish baked and eaten with coleslaw. I'm very happy to avoid "meat and two veg" meals and will probably not eat a single potato all the while that Col is in hospital! Toast and an egg (fried or scrambled) is my standby for when I can't be bothered.

Back shortly
Sue


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