Thursday, 19 June 2008

Normal Service Will Be Resumed Soon

Back again, and starting to wish I wasn't!

Many apologies to all (!) my regular readers for the lack of postings - I think I am just going to pretend June 2008 never happened!

After Richard got hurt, we lost our Internet connections for a few days - what a surprise I hear you shout.

Then I was so busy (think blue arsed fly...) that I did not seem to have enough minutes in the day to even put the kettle on! It is not until you try and cope with everything on your own, that you realise how much we both have to do to keep this family up and running. Poor Richard has been so frustrated not being able to get off the bed and help.

Then his right foot started going berserk and they thought he had actually broken the ankle at the same time as the knee.

Then I also had to deal with the Heart Specialist's concerns and new ideas for me, which means I now need to pee more frequently than a fountain.

Then I went off to the UK for 5 days since Richard assured me he could cope, especially after all the preparatory work I had done.....

Only to come back yesterday to find that his other foot had come out in painful sympathy and he had had to call out the emergency doctor one night whilst I was away!!

Two damaged knees and two damaged feet. Truly a 'walking wounded' without the walking part.

Goodness, weren't the girls pleased to see me back!

Goodness wasn't Richard pleased to see me back.

Goodness wasn't the dog pleased to finally realise that I had not been hiding from her upstairs for the last five days.

Goodness, I wish I was on holiday somewhere else!

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We owe so many thanks to our wonderful friends Riet and Albert. In my absence, they have kept the Upex household fed and watered, and provided an excellent taxi service for Richard and the girls.

It is at times like this that you really appreciate kindness like this. THANK-YOU!!!!

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With so much to catch up on in my posts, I have decided that each day I will tell you what we have been up to - now as well as from this 'missed' period called June. It might be a bit confusing, but hang in there!

4 comments:

Alex said...

It's good to have you back.

Jacqui U said...

Thank-you!

It has been a bit rough, but things can only get better...I hope!

Jacqui
xxxx

Ann said...

I have missed your accounts. Good to have you back. We would be so lost without the internet.

Jacqui U said...

It has been down yet again...AHHHHH!!!!!

I need a drink!