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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Saturday, 20 February 2021

Boat jobs and Spring.


Dear family, friends and followers.

How are you all doing?

I like to think I am doing just fine, when in reality I find myself overthinking things and wondering why am I doing something, which is making me uneasy.

Do you ever have that feeling, that something does not feel or sit right? 

You cannot put your finger on why it does not feel right, because it should, but it puts you on edge and has you unsettled. Well that is me at the moment and I have been feeling this way for a few months now. I know it will all work itself out, but in the meantime I have to figure out what to do, for me because as far as I am concerned I matter and I will not have or do anything which is going to upset my life. I have been through too much over the years, to allow anything to unsettle me at my time of life. I think we all go through unsettled times, and we have to make a choice to go with it or sort it out. I am running down the middle right now, because I hope the situation, will sort itself out. Of course, if it does not I will have to bite the bullet and do something about it myself. I sometimes think being an adult sucks :-).

Changing the subject with a huge swerve to the right and talk about the S word. Oi get your mind out of the gutter, I am talking about Spring. I think over the past few days, it has definitely gotten milder and clearly the bulbs think so, because we have Daffodils.
The Crocus are out and the birds are looking for new nesting sites. 
Even our Helebore's are in full swing.
I love Helebore's they have such joyous flowers and for me it say's Spring is coming. Yeah I know tomorrow it will be freezing cold and snow on the ground. Look we are in a lockdown, let me just throw a bit of joy out there. Talking about the lockdown, on Monday Boris is going to set out a map to coming out of this particular lockdown. I for one hope he does not do it too fast and he goes with the science this time, because I have felt that he has listened to businesses too much and look where that got us. Of course if we do begin to open things up, we will not be changing anything. Keith has had his vaccination, he has the Astra Zeneca one. A very kind friend took him to the local golf club to get the jab The following day he had a sore arm and a bit of a headache, but other than that he was fine. I am waiting for my text or call to go and get mine. I am quite happy to wait, because there are plenty of others who need it more than me. Hopefully once everyone has had the vaccination, we can get back to some sort of normal, what ever that may be. 

Living on a boat, it always seems that every job takes ten times longer to do than normal. This mornings job was to try and find out why we had no TV signal to the TV in the back cabin. Yes we have a TV in our bed 'ole. We like to drink our first cuppa of the day, whilst watching the news, but this has not happened for a few months, because we lost the signal and neither of us could be bothered until today to find out why. What we did was to test the aerial cable at the joints and it looked like things were alright, but still no signal. Two hours later, we came to the conclusion that the issue maybe we have too many connectors in the cable and this may be causing the problem. We have now ordered a new reel of cable, which will take out all the connectors and fingers crossed we can have our signal back. I will let you know how that goes, when the time comes to fit it. Next job was to fit a new security light on the pontoon. The old one had been up for donkey's years. Actually I do not know how long it had been up, but it was definitely a long time ago. This job actually went really well and was quicker to do than we thought. Hooray a job which did not take hours. We have a few jobs to do on the boat, and now that Keith's back is much better, I am hoping we can get them sorted out soon. I am quite capable of doing most jobs, but when it comes to plumbing, I will definitely need Keith's help. We need to fit two new valves for the heating, but to do that the stove has to go out and as it is still nippy around the edges, we will probably put that job on hold. 
Talking about Keith's back. The work with the physio, seems to have really worked. Who knew, physio over the phone could work? Well it does. The physio would e-mail the exercises over and we printed them off and Keith did the work and hey presto, he is doing much better and his off his medication at the moment. Keith has now been signed off with the physio, so we are on our own, but if it all goes belly up, we can ring him up and start again. Fingers tightly crossed. 
I recently had a phone call with a Dermatologist consultant at the hospital, who now wants to see me face to face, because the photographs I sent him did not help. He also wants me to have a couple of biopsies. I may have to wait for 6 to 8 weeks for the appointment, which is understandable. I have been waiting for months to get to this point, so a bit longer does not matter. He also told me that my GP had also put in for an appointment the Gastronomy department for me as well, which was news to me, so I have that delight to look forward to. This may have something to do with my angry Liver. My Liver was angry because of my allergies and not because I am a drinker. I rarely drink, but my Liver does not seem to like my Nickel allergy or it could be one of the other three. I guess I will find out when I get the appointments. I looks like the over stretched NHS, maybe seeing me for a while. On that note, I am going to stop waffling on and give your eyes and ears a break.

Pop back soon xx

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