....having got over that nasty viral infection the housing folk here have finally got around to finishing the new heating installation. I'm now back to being warm as toast again which is good considering our summer seems to be somewhat delayed.
I was due to go to the dentist last Friday but due to overrun of works I postponed the appt till today, (Fri 24th). I knew it was going to be an extraction so was mentally prepared for some discomfort to say the least. It turns out however the dentist, having looked at the x-ray and re-examined the offending tooth has decided its not safe to do in a general dentist surgery. There's still some inflammation and residual infection and in light of the increases in my heart meds of late he's decided its safer for this to be done in hospital. To that end he has prescribed some more anti-biotics and made an urgent referral. I should hear within 5 days apparently. (not inc the fact tis a Bank Holiday so more likely a week or more).
Despite the somewhat iffy start to the summer we did get the first Test Match played at Lords. It was a close match right up to the fourth day then for whatever reason, New Zealand made previous England collapses pale into insignificance by comparison. We bowled them out for 68 and the target they were chasing was only 232! We won by a massive 170 runs, no-one had predicted it, in fact on such a slow wicket all the odds were on a drawn match.
The 2nd Test at Headingley hasn't started well, the good ole weather was so bad play abandonded before the coin was tossed let alone a ball played. The forecast is reasonable for the next 2 days, Monday and Tuesday could see some more interuptions from the weather. Again, the smart money is on for this Test being a draw.
Right, thats it for now, hope everyone is keeping ok. I am following whats going on across the various threads and forums as they say.
Time to re-fresh me and I daresay watch the last semi-final of the IPL. Have a good day folks, ttfn.
Latest reply: Yesterday
That was best part of....
Posted Last Week
.... 2, (nearly 3) weeks I'd rather not have had. I came down with a mega infection that resulted in most of the last 2 weeks being something of a blur really. I seemed to go from several hours of overheating, pouring with sweat followed by several hours of shivering, wrapped in a duvet perched alongside the storage heater trying to get warm again. Its been crazy.
Its all been a bit of a blur really and I'm still not right yet. Though the symptoms have receded somewhat am still having the hot and cold flushes, (not as severe) so its back to the 's this week to see if there's owt else they can do. I've been on mega doses of Penicillin for 2 weeks already. I'm able at last to keep solid food down now, first time in 2 weeks, so certainly heading in the right direction.
I'll be taking it easy for a while yet, I mean, I was so ill I hadn't even been able to watch the IPL cricket, now that is bad!!
Right, time to refresh me and take some more meds. Take care all, stay well, byeee.
Latest reply: Last Week
No shortage of....
Posted 5 Weeks Ago
....news around this past week or so.
The pure evil of the bombings at the Boston marathon showed just how sick some folk are and begs the question asked time and again, why? What was there to gain?
It also showed the other side of humanity, the courage of not just the emergency services that swooped to attend to the injured but also the ordinary members of the public, who without hesitation or fear of secondary devices, dived in to help as well.
On this side of the pond we had the death of our one and only, (so far), woman Prime Minister and that stirred a lot of emotions, both good and bad across whole swathes of the country. I'm not going to go into any of the politics here nor whether the funeral should have been on such a scale. What I will say is, politics aside, we have shown yet again just how good we are at doing the 'pomp and ceremony' in this country. It was good to see the procession wasn't disrupted and credit has to go to the crowds for such a dignified prescence despite threats of protest. It shows we can be dignified and respectful regardless of such diverse opinions of the former Prime minister. The debates will rage on long after the event, entrenched viewpoints won't be swayed one way or the other but then isn't that what a democracy is about? The freedom to hold whatever views you like, within the law of the land?
Away from the news, tis nice to be able to turn down and even turn off some of the heating at long last. Light nights and raised temps, all bode well. We're still awaiting the final decision on the modernisation works here but does look as though new windows and doors will be done early summer so thats sumat to look forward to.
Right, enough waffle, time for some fodder and possibly watch a film as there's nowt on tv as per. (well, once the IPL cricket has finished that is )
Have a good evening folks, ttfn.
Latest reply: 5 Weeks Ago
Just some random....
Posted Apr 8, 2013
....waffle as I'm posting this from a secret base in another far, far away.
I've been playing around on both the main pc and the spare pc with an assortment of programmes whilst at the same time windoze seem intent on throwing the odd spanner in the works. Various updates of late have proven to be diastrous mainly to do with their lates IE browser. They decided it was time to update the Win 7 version from 9 to 10, the result was a lot of stuff that worked ok in 9 suddenly didn't work in 10. For example email program would only work in plain text, wouldn't add attachments, editing fields here on hootoo suddenly stopped working, again would only take plain text. I've now gone back to IE9 in win 7 and things appear to work again now. The odd thing is it all seems fine in win 8 using IE10.
Right, enough waffle. Lets see if this works when I hit the post button. (err, stand by, just gonna take a copy of this in case it vanishes into outer space )
Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013
Well, the clocks may....
Posted Mar 31, 2013
....have moved on as in we're now officially on the way to summer but current weather and temps seem to say otherwise. Tis still freezing and likely to stay so until well after mid April according to the weather bods.
Its also been a bad year for fatalities in some of my favourite climbing areas, both Scotland and Wales, mostly Scotland. When I hear the names and locations of where these tragic accidents have occurred I think myself lucky to have done those climbs, both summer and winter, without incident.
Not a lot else has been happening of late, our onsite manager has been on sick leave for a while and is due back on the 8th April apparently. Hopefully we'll get to know when the other modernisation works will get started once she's 'back in the saddle' so to speak.
Its going to be an interesting month April as that's when all the next round of benefit reforms and cuts start really biting. I'll be watching the progress of the reforms etc with keen interest.
Right, time for and sort a film or two out as there's nowt on TV as per. Have a good day folks, stay warm, stay well, ttfn.
Latest reply: Mar 31, 2013