Cor blimey, what a last few weeks. The following will hopefully explain my absence.
It started with me playing with my router, I was rounding over the edges of some wood when I hit a knot and it kicked back, thinking nothing of it I went to carry on, it was at this point I noticed the end of my finger wasn't the same as it used to be. I won't go into details, I will just say they thought I might have to have the end of my finger removed, luckily it has healed well and quickly, oh and is still complete.
I was then doing some planting in the garden and after finishing up I came in to find that even though I had been wrapped up I was colder than I thought and couldn't get warm. I decided to have a warm bath, dress in some warm clothes and get the heating on. I enjoyed the bath which warmed me through nicely, however upon exiting the bath I slipped, twisted and put my back out to the point that I could barely move. I managed to get myself together and onto the settee where I ended up staying for about four or five days.
I hadn't been up on feet long and my back was still twinging when we received a fax, it was Gill's Dad telling us her Mum was really unwell, we immediately rushed up to their house and phoned an ambulance upon arrival. She was rushed to hospital and was admitted for a weeks stay. They were able to stabilise her and ran about a million tests, she has been allowed home now, but has to return for more tests etc.
While all this is going on my Mum and Dad were moving back to Devon from Durham where they have been living for about a year.
The furniture was due to arrive on the Monday morning. Late on the Sunday night the phone went and it was my Dad informing me my Mum had been rushed to hospital really unwell and they were running a whole batch of tests.
Finally, two days later I got the call that my Mum had been allowed home with instructions to take it easy, thank goodness.
We began to wonder what else was going to happen, everything was crossed.
It didn't take long before I had to undo the knots I had crossed myself into. A fax arrived with the words come quick scribbled on it. We rushed to Gill's Mum and Dads to find Mum very poorly, not an emergency, it appears she had picked up the Norovirus whilst in hospital. Having got her comfortable and off to bed we returned home, shattered.
The following morning we arrived to find her feeling tired, but much better. Dad however now had the virus, what a horrible thing it is. It only seems to last a day or so and then subsides leaving the victim tired and washed out.
We returned home later that day, that evening Gill started with the symptoms of the virus, sure enough she had picked it up. Needless to say it has gone through the whole family and I am the last to get it. I am at present on the settee, tired out and feeling like a wrung out cloth. It is horrible.
Anyway, hopefully that will be the end, touch wood.
I hope you like today upload, any comments as always welcome.
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