Les poissons en France

Monday, September 26, 2011

Editor's Correction

Having read John's last posting, I was horrified to note his defeatist attitude to our current problems. I'm not dead yet, and I hope to be able to continue in the garden, albeit on not such a grandiose scale as we had planned to do!

Some plants will obviously have died due to John not having the time to water in the continuing warm/hot weather, but this will be a new challenge. As long as I can push a hoe and sit and give my orders, there is hope.

Perhaps next Spring, once we know where we are going, we will be grateful for some helping hands in exchange for board and lodging.

We may be down but we're not out yet.

P.S. I hope I won't always look as bad as this!!!!!!

(This was dictated to the slave/24 hr nurse/ handyman with his tail between his legs)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The End of the Dream

Sue has started her chemotherapy but, at the moment, she can't use her fingers and has no control in her feet. We look set for a long haul although the doctors are trying to set up 'hospitalisation a domicile' which in essence is to set up a replica of her hospital room but at home. Sue will feel a lot more comfortable with this arrangement ( but I'll be dashing around at her 'beck and call'!!!)

I foresee little time to press on rapidly with the house, particularly with my current health problems. And the garden will need a major re-think to try to convert it to 'easy maintenance'. You can see now why I called this piece 'The End of the Dream'.

I will keep on posting as and when anything major occurs but our original dream will have to be drastically revised.

So ..... thank you all for following us in our mad adventure; those of you we know or those of you who we've never met. I hope that you all get the chance to live your own dream.

Sue and John

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dutifull Son

Guy has come over to see his Mum and is most anxious to help me whilst he is here. So I've been taking the opportunity of a strong 'young' body to start clearing the Salon in readiness for our plasterboard man in October.
I've also used his energy to move all of the roof tiles which were on pallets behind the barn so that it all looks a lot tidier!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Goodbye Digger

As a lot of you will know, life has intruded upon our plans again; Sue is in hospital with some form of aggressive cancer which is attacking her bones. She's being set up for Chemotherapy and is starting an initial 10 days of Radiotherapy on Wednesday. So, in essence the garden has been abandoned and I've got to get organised on continuing with finishing the house!

Mel and Pat have kindly popped over for the weekend to see Sue, and Mel has helped me finish a bit of trench work for the rainwater pipes behind the barn.

I was keen to get this job finished as I have a potential buy for the digger. We have no further need for it and it will be good to convert it into some cash! So, I was a little peeved when, have finished the work, I jumped up onto the Digger and ...... no starter working!!!!!! At the moment it is abandoned behind the barn whilst I try to arrange 'help'