It is half term break already – how did that happen? It feels like school has only just gone back! Anyway we and the lovely girl are doggy sitting for friends this week, whilst our own old boy, Sam, has his holidays at his human grandparents. I’m not sure if I have mentioned before but he was a rescue dog many years ago and the one foible we have never got him over is his dislike of other dogs. So he will enjoy a quiet week in a calm house being spoilt with his favourite breakfasts and gravy on his grits!!
Last night, feeling slightly energetic, I walked Sam up the road to my mum’s house. I say walked….I’m not sure who was the slower, me or the dog. If we had been going any slower we would be stationary and hubby was alternately pushing and pulling us. We dropped Sam off and then continued the slow amble around the block heading back home. Now when we had left home I was quite spritely – for me – so pooh-poohed the need for my wheelchair, taking just my stick and feeling quite invincible. Big mistake!! Half way back (it really isn’t far), and whilst going downhill, one foot was completely numb and the kneecap on the other side had dislocated….double whammy! By this point I had a fit of the giggles but hubby, who was inelegantly hauling me along the road, did not see the funny side. No more outings for me without wheelie back up!!
Talking of which the new car should be arriving soon, thanks to Motability agreeing to take back our current model so that we can have something that has a hoist fitted to take my new wheelchair. Once I have figured out how to get it out of the house we will be sorted!!! I am still waiting for an OT assessment which I hope will highlight the need for ramp access to the front door (amongst other things) – meanwhile we continue to encourage Sam to use the ramp outside the patio door rather than attempting, and failing, to jump off the side of it!
The young engineer is in San Francisco – a little bit of work, but mainly play. I had a message to say that the Air b&b is “OK but doesn’t have a kitchen” to which my response was well he only knows how to prepare tuna with pasta so doesn’t really need one! We have been introduced to the Forbes magazine lists this week – no I didn’t realise that they do the rich lists. Anyway the young engineer and his business partner have somehow made it onto the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe Manufacturing and Industry list – the lovely girl is just staggered that her brother features on the same series of lists that Jess Glynn and George Ezra feature on (yes, yes..different category!). Maybe one day it will be the rich list and he can keep his mother in the manner to which she would like to be accustomed….dream on, Claire!
Before I go I must introduce you to our fur babies for the week….Fred and Honey
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