So here I am rattling around in an empty house once again. The last time I was here alone was before David's Easter break in April. And guess what? My neighbour has just taken down her old rickety shed which used to be on my boundary. So it is gone. Now I am waiting for the new fence to go up. Soon, I hope.
Where was I....
David is back at uni. The house he is sharing with 3 others is actually double the size I thought it would be, and very nice indeed. Not far from the campus either. The kitchen is huge, and there is a reasonable lounge as well for them to sit in. So often there is no "gathering" room or space at all, so this is great. And it has a little garden too, which a garden service sees to, so even better. The others had not arrived when he got there, but after getting him stocked up with vital essentials like food and cleaning stuff, I left him to settle in and see his friends, and I headed off to Andrew and Ann, and little Missy, of course.
She took one look at me when I walked in and said hello, screwed up her little face and wailed. In fact, every time she looked at me, she wailed. Sigh. Just as well I was prepared for this. The look was one of total measuring up and being found wanting. However, by the time I said goodbye to her this morning, I had managed to get a grin or 2. And she did sit on my lap for all of 5 minutes, providing her Mum or her Dad were right there next to me. She has grown so much and changed as well in the few weeks since I last saw her. Blink, and everything changes!
Andrew and I did a run to Sainsbury's at dawn, and then we all skyped with Diana for a while, and that was lovely. Missy rather fancied eating the camera. Then off we poddled to Costco, and that was where I said goodbye and headed home. The traffic was a nightmare, with loads of stopping and starting, so consequently, I am a wreck, and need a nap. Urgently. However, I have been watching the shed come down, and wondering if the fence will stay upright. Priorities, you know.
The washing machine has been doing its thing, and I will consider the cleaning tomorrow. Or maybe not. Acupuncture at the pain clinic (at the hospital where I had the worm thingy) starts on Monday. I have no known phobia about needles, so we will see if there is any benefit from it. I live in hope. Anything is worth a try.
The couch is calling, people - I am off to snooze.