Friday, 28 July 2006

Relaxing at home

                   

Good Afternoon, at last we have come to the end of, for me a very busy week.  Hospital appointment three in all the great bed challenge and the hot hot weather to deal with so all in all have not had much time for our retirement.  First the beds are very comfy but I am still not sleeping very well a bit better but it is still very hot.  When we were up in Perth on Wednesday we managed to track down a big fan and it is marvelous. We have had it going during the night in our bedroom and it has helped me. When I do my ironing I have it right in front of my so now ironing is a breeze.  Shops have been caught out again with our great summer, as I had to try umpteen shops till I found one.  I have been back to the audiolgy deptartment and have had my new hearing aids put up to the next level so I can hear again.  I know I say I love to switch off in the garden if there is noise when I am reading but living like that all the time made me feel quite unwell lucky I had only to put up with it for two days. Thanks to the NHS I have two new digital hearing aids that there is no way I could afford and I even get free batteries.  When I first went deaf I had a private one now this was twentyfive years ago at least and it cost £150 at that time and it only last just over a year and when I went back I was told that was the lifetime of an aid. I knew there was noway I was going to be able to afford that sort of outlay for the rest of my life so I went to see my doctor and was refered to the hospital. The NHS aids we slightly bigger then but now they are right up to date. Sorry to waffle about this but it is a great service up here in Scotland.     

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Today we have been staying at home Stuart went out early to cut the grass and tend his garden while I did the usual household chores.  We then sat down in the garden with a pot of coffee and Stuarts (Speciman Days)  Puzzle he posted today, kept us really busy  half of the morning still got some to get, you should try it some of the answers are really clever.  Off now for more coffee and maybe some more answers and a read of my book, am reading Dan Brown's Deception Point  not bad but would not rave about it.  Wonder what his new book will be like its certainly taking long enough to get published read somewhere it is going to be about The Masons so we will see. Sad night tonight last ever West Wing one of our favourite programs going to miss this as it was great Monty Don and then The West Wing oh well all good things must come to an end and with that I will end too for today.   Love, 

                             

                                         
                                                                          

 

6 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Great graphics dear ,yes havent you had a busy week?,Ithink you have to get used to a new bed like when you go away,and as you say the weather doesnt help ,I  am so pleased your Doc refered you and you have decent hearing aids I cant imagine what it must be like to be deaf ,be good when they are ready for you ,not long now......Jan xx

astra1547 said...

hi Joan...

so glad you were able to get your new hearing aids...take care!

Astra!

ally123130585918 said...

Joan so glad that your hearing aids are now working right for you ~ must be lovely to be able to hear properly again ~ and thank goodness your Doctor referred you and the NHS are so good ~ Hope you soon get used to your new bed ~ sure when the weather cools down it will be easier to sleep ~ sorry the programmes you enjoy are ending ~ but I'll bet they will reshow them all again at some point in time ~ they use repeats so often on TV ~ Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

It's nice to hear someone say something nice about the NHS! I think we tend to take it for granted at times. I'm glad they sorted out your hearing aids. The fan sounds like my one, it's huge and I get really cold if I get too near to it! I expect it's the hot weather keeping you awake at night. Jeannette xx  

sdrogerson said...

My Mum swear by her new digital hearing aid as well.
I was going to read Deception point next............
Oh well I have bought so I will give it a go.
Glad you enjoyed the puzzle.

love2sing2007 said...

We're trying to keep cool in Illinois too.  This weekend temperatures are expected to be 99 Farenheit, and over 100 by the weekend.  I think this gets around 43 Celsius but I could be wrong.  Anyway...it's VERY HOT!!!
-Kellen
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