Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ongoing Saga

Yesterday I attended Louth County Hospital where I had a pre-op assessment, ECG, blood tests etc., before I go to Lincoln Hospital for my op on 26th January. It appears I may have to spend the night at Lincoln hospital, so am busy getting all the gear together for a possible stay over. PJ's had to be bought,as I don't posses a pair, never used the things. Am not looking forward to the op, but it has to be done I guess.

Phone call this morning, op cancelled and new admission date Wed 3rd Feb.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy New Year

Not a good start to the year, Christmas eve I discovered that I had blood in my urine, not something I envisaged. Outcome after an exploratory check at Lincoln Hospital revealed a small growth in my bladder which is causing the problem. It was explained that the growth is non malignant and needs snipping off.

I have to go back to have the op under general anaesthetic and arrangement has been made for pre-op checks to be done at Louth County hospital on 18th January to assess if I am OK to have a general anaesthetic, blood test, blood pressure and swabs for other stuff. Then I guess I will be given a date for the op itself. Getting old has its problems.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Well that was Christmas

Christmas day, opening presents after a coffee and toast, even surprised my wife this year with a gift she had not envisaged, so rather pleased. My main present this year was something I have always wanted, an espresso coffee machine which works really well now I have got the hang of it.

Next was a trip down to my daughters, where we had bacon butties and a hot drink, took down all the presents and had a good time. Off to my Son's at Market Rasen where we delivered their gifts, had another hot drink and  then returned home. Then it was off to Christmas dinner at friends, had a great meal, a few drinks, caught up with recent events and it was time to head home.

Boxing day was held at out house and spent most of the morning setting up the tables and stuff for the family gathering of 15. I decided that I would be taxi driver for the day so allowing a few folks to have a drink and ferrying them home later on. All in all a busy day which I spent doing the dishes, while others enjoyed themselves, made a good change from me usually drinking far to much on these occasions. Now for New Year which is not far away, will celebrate at home with a wee dram and think about what 2016 has to offer.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Nearly there

On the run down to Christmas now, I think everything has been put in place over the last few weeks. All gifts wrapped ready to adorn a Christmas tree, beverages cooling in the garage all ready for the big day. For me it is seeing the kids open their presents and having a great time. New Year down in Englandshire has become a much quieter affair than the exciting times we had back in Scotland. Miss the first footing and the couple of days spent away from home in someone's house partying like there was no tomorrow.  A sign of the times I guess. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Latest DIY

It was pointed out to me that the back door uPVC brass handle was sticking and loose. so did attempt to free it up without success. We are lucky to have a Screwfix branch in town, so after checking the website, had to order a new one, none in stock. Collected the new one this afternoon and also dropped in to Halfords, next door to get some antifreeze for the car, not just any old antifreeze as the colour was pink, but both missions successful. Got back home checked out the new handle to make sure it was the correct fit, and 10 minutes later job done and does look good, the old fittings were scratched and showing there age. Luckily enough I chose the correct fitting (more luck than judgement) but be aware that they do 2 size fittings for uPVC doors a type A and B.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas spirit

Christmas preparations have started, Tree and decorations hauled down from the loft and set up. I have done all the present shopping now and all wrapped up ready to put under the tree. We have been invited out for Christmas dinner this year and look forward to it. Boxing day will likely be round our place, so a buffet type spread should be on the menu. Will be nice to meet all the family and catch up with things.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Shackleton AEW MR2 phase3

shackHave just pre- ordered this latest 1/72 model, have been waiting so long to get one as it is the last model of an aircraft that I have worked on and need for my collection. It will not be available till Feb 2016 but am looking forward to the build.