New readers have been asking about episodes and as regular readers know the life story episodes are headed ’Story contd.) and the rest ’asides’. I must go back and check the early ones. At present I am putting them all on one document- for my own convenience to facilitate editing etc.
This place where we live is a desert as far as getting any help with maintenance. They don’t turn up when they promise, the odd one is not good when they do, and the good ones have years of bookings ahead. We pay what they ask, we pay instantly, and we provide copious drinks and biscuits so what is the problem?
I’ve got everything crossed at present as Margaret told me of this woman gardener – not a designer - a real 'hands on worker'. She came to see me last week and if she can persuade one of her clients to have her once a fortnight instead of weekly, she will be mine – all mine! She will let me know within the week so today I took advantage of the sunshine and started tidying up. She wasn’t fazed by the garden, and thought it was all lovely. The maintenance inside and out has been worrying me lately and I told MTL that if we didn’t get help we couldn’t stay here indefinitely.
I finally had a hearing test last week and apparently it is just the high registers that aren’t good which – according to my doc – mean that S’s and T’s are indistinct so that people seem to mumble. (Is there anyone in the whole world who can tell what in tarnation ‘Max’ in ‘Corrie’ is talking about? Mind you I’m not worried – I think Tania has plans for him. Serve him right!)
Sheer volume wouldn’t necessarily help so next Friday I see an audiologist and then an ENT specialist. I think it was Granny P who advised doing something about it whilst I could.
Some nice news for Mother’s Day: our French grand-son having won the