Saturday, 8 April 2006

What a week

                  

Hi  everybody, thought I would never see the end of this week, however all work now completed it all went very smoothly and the weather stayed fair on Wednesday so we stayed dry if frozen.  The week started with Stuart trying to get an appointment with the doctor to see about getting and injection in his shoulder for this Arthritis. The Doctor that specialises in this procedure was off on Monday so he managed to get an appointment for Tuesday.  Off he went on Tuesday thinking he would get the injection but no he got a prescription for it, the chemist had to order it so he had to collect it on Wednesday.  On Wednesday he phoned the surgery to make an appointment for that day (as is the way with our surgery) only to be told by a machine the surgery was closed for a training meeting till 11 30am. Stuart phoned back then to be told that the doctor he had to see was finished for the day. Great. We were however able to make an appointment for Thursday morning at 9 10am.  So at last we were all sorted out.  The injection itself was very painful and he was not allowed to do anything for 48hrs after it but he would not have been able to and his arm and shoulder was so painful. The picture above of him with Ellen shows his high colour he was like a beetroot all day but he is not so bad today. The day the windows were fitted went like a dream and not to messy the guys were very good and tidied up most of their mess. What do think we are very pleased and the big window in the lounge is not cold any more.  Unfortunately my vertical blinds are about 6 inches short so I will have to replace them. We had a false windowsill fitted and that is no longer in place so therefore the blinds are short. The blinds are not all that old as they were new ones we fitted about two years ago but still it will just finish off the window nicely and our bank balance lol. I will try to get the pictures of our holiday in as soon as but they are needing a bit of editing as with the weather being so bad they have come out a bit dark and I will have to brighten them up a bit. I am now going to have a rant about inflation.  Do you remember the good old days when a visit to the loo was a penny, well the price up herehas just gone up to 30p that's 6/0shillings in old money which I think is absolutely ridiculous what do you think. I was in Pitlochry last summer and it was 50p there lets see if we can find the most expensive loo in Britain. So I will leave you and see if I can get in the garden for an hour if it a bit warmer than it was this morning. Bye for now.

                             

 

10 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I think I've been in that loo in Pitlochry where they charge 50p!! It's quit scandalous. You're windows look lovely, pity about ther blinds. I was going to mention the green car driving round your lounge in pic 2 but I'll leave it for someone else to spot!! Ellen is so pretty. I hope Stuart finds an improvement in his shoulder soon. Have a good weekend. Jeannette.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan, your new windows look lovely, especially that full size window downstairs.  You must get so much light in there.  I hope Stuart`s injection is working for him after all he went though to get it.  I love your leather suite too! :o)

Sandra xxxx

PS:  While on holiday in Swanage, Dorset I always remember to have lots of change for the loos there.  30p a time...scandalous...lol!

aniracj said...

I love the pics, your windows look great and that artwork at the start is beautiful. Pitlochry has always been pricey for a pee!!! Perhaps it's because the town name begins with a capital 'P'!! With inflation it is probably now 60p!! Next time we go we will take out a mortgage just to afford the loo, either that or we just don't use the facilities!!

ally123130585918 said...

Joan the windows look so much better ~ Love the Big one ~ hope Stuarts shoulder is getting better after all the trouble he went thro' to get that injection ~ I know how painful they can be ~ I was with Dick when he had one ~ Ouch ~lovely pic of Ellen and Stuart ~ don't know of any public  loo's in Norwich where you have to pay ~ and as for charging 50p that is scandalous ~ I expect thats to pay the cleaning lady ~ in which event she must be rich lol ~ even the one's in Sheringham and Cromer are free ~ Ally

haileen2003 said...

Hello! Joan
Glad you now have the work done on the windows...
Hope Stuart is feeling some benefit from the Injection...I'm presuming they are Cortisone Injections? I had three in my shoulder some years ago, and it worked for me.
Don't know of any Loos at more than 50p, usually pay 20p. Haven't been to Pitlochry for a while though.
Aileen....X

jeadie05 said...

It all happened this week didnt it ?Hope Stuart is OK now and the window is lovely well worth the upheaval for a while ,Lovely picture of Ellen and her Grandpa .....Jan xx

adlessor said...

Hi Joan   Your new windows are great.  hope Stuart feels better soon.
Ellen is so cute.    By the way, what is a loo?       Dawn

sylviam4000 said...

Hello Joan, glad your windows are done without too much mess. There's free loos if you look hard enough - behind the nearest bush. Keep laughing. Take care my friend.
Sylvia xxx

mllevl said...

Last time I was in Pitlochry it was 40p which I thought then was totally OUTRAGEOUS!!!! it cost the same in Kinlochewe...but at least the toilets are adorned in tartan...garish but fun.  Eve

jmoqueen said...

London's pretty dear for going to the loo - last time we went I think it may have been £1 but don't quote me on that lol..........Sounds like you had a busy week.  Glad Stuart's injection finally happened and the windows look great :-)