Saturday, October 20, 2007

Home again

The autumn display as you come in to my house. Courtesy of my sister!

This computer is showing alarming signs of an imminent demise. David spent last night backing up all the files and saving stuff, and if it dies, I may be absent for a while. Life without a computer.... it does not bear thinking about.

I am home, as you can see, and the lovely weather has followed me back. Today is the Rugby World Cup Final between ENGLAND and South Africa. Yes, you read that right. ENGLAND somehow managed to scramble into the final. No-one is quite sure how that happened, but they actually could win this. The nation is beside itself with excitement. SA is much the better team, and the clear favourite, but England......... I would not be surprised. Anyway, I personally can't lose now can I?

Our trip back was uneventful, and we have spent the past 2 days getting back to normal. David was a star, and the house was spotless and apart from being hit on the head by a bus shelter perspex panel when 4 lorries flew past him as he was waiting for the bus, he was fine. I spent a happy hour or so on the phone to various council departments complaining about concussed son, and asking for all remaining panels to be checked asap. It makes my hair stand on end to think he could have been knocked out if he was not 6ft 4in and built like a linebacker. If it has been a little old lady, it could have been a disaster. I was also very glad that I had insisted that all my family put the ICE (in case of emergency) numbers on their mobile phones. At least I would have been contacted in an emergency. Anyway, it is being taken seriously and they have removed other panels and will be upgrading the shelters.

Me in the garden in Switzerland. Look at that mountain behind me!
Marge in her garden.

So here I am. Back home. The heating is on as it is about 1 degree C. These 2 photos were taken in my sister's garden just before I left. Her cosmos are stunning!


Penless Thoughts said...

The seasonal display is lovely and what a way for you to be greeted home :o)

Praise God your David was not hurt!!

Love the picture of you Linds with "the mountain BEHIND you"!!!

Hope your computer doesn't die before you read my wonderful news!!

momrn2 said...

Welcome home! May the resting and refreshing continue...

Morning Glory said...

Welcome home and I'm so glad your son is ok!! I really like that picture of you in the garden. You're so pretty and you make the flowers look prettier.

Lori said...

I love your fall display. Oh my I love that mountain! How beautiful!! Glad you're back safe and sound.

Dawn said...

What a lovely fall display! What a beautiful mountain and garden display! I am so glad you're safely home, and that David is okay. Wow, that could have been really bad!

We had snow this morning - but nothing's sticking, because it was 40 degrees warmer yesterday. What a crazy place we live!

At A Hen's Pace said...

I am catching up here (since we were gone to rehearsals and performances all last week)--and LOVED seeing all your Switzerland pictures. I backpacked around Europe in the 80's and spent several days in Interlaken, and the scenery was so beautiful.... Your photos brought it all back!

I pray that your time away gave you the rest and peace that you needed following the inquest.

Linda said...

I'm glad to know you are home safe and sound Linds. I'm so sorry about the silly computer. I don't think these things should be allowed to break down. It's just too frustrating!
I hope all the parts fit back together and you can get back in touch again very soon.

A Woman Who is: said...

Just dropping by via Barbara's blog. I had to see your autumn display. Love your pictures. Glad you two had such an awesome visit.