Notes on our life

Yesterday Stephen saw the new cardiologist. He will have a stress echo test in a week or two, and see the cardiologist again afterwards. The cardiologist said that he doesn’t think the discomfort Stephen has is a blocked artery, considering all the walking we were able to do when we were away.

Then we waited almost all day for the air-conditioning repairers to arrive, and when they did get here after 4.00 p.m. they found a faulty part, which will take 7-10 days to arrive. And there are warm days forecast from Friday onwards. At the moment it is quite cool.

Today I had my first visit with Mum. We went to the bank and did a little shopping in Maundering. She wanted to have lunch there as she feels she is eating healthily all the time and wanted a change. We had bacon and egg toasties and coffee.

Before we went out Jamie came over. I told him about Stephen and he told me about finding gold, I won’t way where as he hopes to find more in the area he has been searching.

Mum looks well, her face is relaxed and she is letting her hair become straight. It still has some gold in it. I’m not sure how well she is eating. Of course, as the others warned me, she is having lots of short term memory problems, although her memory for the past is good. Her routines for living are helping her, I think. She knows her house and appliances well. We changed her bedsheets and put them in the wash, then the dryer. She can’t be bothered hanging them out. They were still a little damp after the dryer, but I put them on the clothes horse to finish drying and she understood this concept.

She seemed happy to see me and was mostly positive in her outlook. I guess it is early days for me to know how she is really going. Then, maybe time to get together as a family to discuss.

Tonight was lovely and cool and we went out for a walk after tea.

The Working Voices Choir from a few years ago. We start back in two weeks. I took this photo on the Nikon D800 with the Tamron 24-70 2.8 lens. Have to say that Bernard Carney set up the shoot by choosing the setting and getting us into position.

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