Ok I am sitting here drinking some of Bill's excellent stout, which will tell the astute several things. 1)Barbs is not home. She's in the island hospital, with what we hope is a chest infection. At the moment she seems very cheerful and feeling a bit better. If you're on death's door the flying doctor takes you away to the big hospital on the mainland. 2)The heat has broken. Stout earlier would be not a great idea. 3)Work just isn't with me right now. I'm not a big beer drinker, but this is very good (I like the taste, but it makes me wee - which if you have my bladder -a mass of scar-tissue from bird Schistosomiasis -- my little gift from fish-farming, not stretchy is just not worth the visits to the convenience every half pint.
I took Peter for his first ever dive this this morning - while my wife was passing out on the doctor's surgery floor, which was a lot of fun than dealing with that would have been, although it was It brought home the fact the that you need to reach your kids to use goggles and a snorkel early. Trust me, it's much harder later. Anyway, I think he enjoyed himself a lot, and I take a great deal of pleasure in the enjoyment of others in things I love. He saw some fish, an eel/pipefish and a small flathead
And now to feed dogs and do some work if I can.
Sending best wishes for a speedy return to Barbs - hospital is NO FUN.ReplyDelete
Thanks, fortunately one with two patients wasn't too bad :-)Delete
I'm glad she's cheerful about it, but I hope she gets better soon!ReplyDelete
As far as the bladder - I'm afraid I have to spread the pain of bad pun. My Calmer Half said, "It must be a fluke!" and laughed in sympathy, as he's had a round with that, too.
heh. In my case 10's of thousands of flukes. I spent 2 years daily in water that had little room for the H2O it was so crawling with nasties, all done with the blythe opimism of youth. I bet he creaks and groans now with the delights of that 'bulletproof' belief we had back then. Still, it was better living in cotton wool. Still is.Delete
Best wishes to Barb. I enjoyed meeting her at Ausiecon4. LaineReplyDelete
Thanks, will pass on :-) She's home now.Delete