A lovely surprise
On Tuesday I went to my first B Group for 3 weeks and there were some new faces and our leader Veronica was back from her trip up north. Hugs were omitted as she had had a tummy bug. One of the new members brought a tear to my eye. She had met her husband at 16 and they married when she was 19. They had been together for decades and now she was alone. Not an unusual story but somehow I found her demeanour very moving.
Joy didn’t make the meeting but we have a standing arrangement that unless she phones we will meet at the Bistro. After a while it became clear she wasn’t coming and when I phoned she apologised and said she didn’t feel up to it although she was all ready to come. The next time I see her I shall make certain she has my mobile number.
I decided to have lunch anyway and joined the Separate Table Group where one sits alone and chats notwithstanding to the other tables. Very chummy.
At last we seem to be having a spell of fine weather and my handyman turned up today. He refused my offer of a rope ladder and climbed out from the attic window to discover where the leak was. He found a hole in the flashing under the left attic window. I crept into the front edge of the attic loft and could just see M waving his paint brush at the site of the hole. We then went out onto the lawn and identified the spot as being directly over the damage in the corner of the nursery and guest bedroom.
After he repaired the hole he said we would give it a week and all being well he would come and repair and make good the damage.
I have a couple of writing projects at the moment and then I am going to give serious thought to putting my story on e-books.
Oh and the lovely surprise: Veronica had taken Peter with her – an early member of the group and for the last few months Veronica’s boy friend. We only see him now at the social groups as he no longer feels eligible. When they were planning their trip which encompassed Yorkshire and
they spotted the proximity of Gretna Green and
YES dear reader they got wed.
Tummy bug or no tummy bug I had to go and give Veronica a big hug. We saw a couple of photos; her very hairy dog had a make over and feathers in her hair and what I could see of V and P (they were almost hidden by a large lady minister –these were just snaps) they looked happy and indeed the sun did shine on them.
Veronica had a beautiful Gaelic wedding ring with tiny Gaelic animals encircling it.It had a Greek look at first glance. To my horror she took it off to let Sylvia look more closely but was reassured that Veronica isn’t at all superstitious so all should be well. D.V.
Lately I have had a decision problem which has been bugging me. I talked it over with one of the family and his advice was to put the problem in a box, close the box, put it in a drawer to be looked at after my holiday in May and not to bother thinking about it till then. It works for me.