Just Keep Swimming18 June , 2012
A few catch up photos – completely unrelated to the topic (of course).
So I’ve been kind of scarse round here and unlike what you may have thought I’ve been up to I have mostly been sick in bed and feeling like shit all round. On the upside I’ve manged to watch a lot of series and catch up on loads of overdue sleep. It started out as a flu-ish type of thing and then rapidly progressed into a very unlovely bacterial lung infection.
My very bright silver lining is that it seems to mostly (touch wood) have skipped by Nicola. She’s got a very slight cough and she’s a bit nigly but for the most part she seems as healthy as a horse. Thank God! (And I’m not saying that without deeply meaning it).
In other exciting news my car is borked. At the back of my mind I have strongly suspected that it might be time for a service soon-ish, but being on a roll with the whole debt denting thing I thought i’d squeeze another month or two out of it before booking it.
The clutch has gone to that big garage in the sky and they had to come and tow the beast in from my parents place this morning. The replacement of said clucth along with the service which is now inevitable will most likely amount to more than one sixth of the book value of my car! (Yes…I am very ready for that Lotto now). I am currently borrowing my mother’s car to get to work and back and I’m renting my grandmother’s car so that my mother can also get to work and back (I don’t like automatics, and no you can’t convince me that I do). I am lucky that I have the support in place to kind of roll with this punch, but I won’t lie – it’s been traumatic and depressing thinking about it and all the logistics that go with it.
Also borked : The hard drive with all Nicola’s animated movies on it. Super bummer on that. I wonder it it is actually possible to get that shiny magic bit out of it and into a housing of some sorts to make it work again and where I might find a person with the right screw drivers and know how to attempt it? At the moment she is stuck watching whatever i am watching with me…obviously I have to be really selective about what i let her see because she’s just not ready for Fringe or Dexter or Criminal Minds. So far it looks like she really enjoys Big Bang Theory, August Rush and the first half of the first Harry Potter movie (before all the scary bits). It is really cute hearing her say Dubledore! 😆
Anyhoo, I better get on with catching up on some work I missed last week. I have other stuff to post too, but all in good time. Hope your Monday is cheaper than mine so far.