Once more unto the Breach Dear Friends…
I’m running out of time and I haven’t packed yet. Up at 4.30 am tomorrow to get to the hospital in good time so this post will be the last till we return – hopefully before Monday. We are in good spirits and happy to get the next part over with.
The patient has his hair cut yesterday and met me in the Co-op. He told me we could draw money out from the Co-op – save a trip to the bank and keep dry when it was raining. Having just learned how to use the machines I was happy to show off my competence. I quite enjoy getting the messages and pressing the buttons. When it asked for a card I waved one at the patient.
‘Shall I use this one?’
‘Yes,’ he said.
I went through all the motions and was miffed when it said it didn’t recognise the card. I mean after all it was a Co-op card.
The penny dropped and I said,
‘It wants your debit card.’
‘You’ve got my debit card.’
‘No I haven’t – I’ve got my debit card – you’ve got your debit card.’
By this time a queue had gathered so we sidled away until it had cleared. We did it in the end. I think there is something about illness that makes you do daft things. We are not usually such silly old fools
To add to my magic cushion of good thoughts, wishes, prayers and white light I received today from the Angry Parsnip(a misnomer if ever there was one) a beautiful charm from the Koshikiiwa Shrine in Japan where she has been visiting Mia – her baby granddaughter. It is for women in beautiful shades of purple, lime green and gold and is for general well being and its going with me.
Thank you to all of you and look forward to seeing you all next week.