I came home after Christmas to an offer to a letter from a couple looking to buy a house in my road and as I had always planned to get the house on the market at Easter I thought 'what the heck!' and called them back. We set a time for them to visit about a fortnight later. Fine, I though, plenty of time to get the house ready for a viewing. And then they rang back to say could they view the very next Saturday! Eeeeeeek! I went into overdrive. 3 days of cleaning, tidying, painting and on and on. I have to admit that I did 'get a man in' to do some haevyweight garden clearing and brush cutting. I finished about an hour before they came. Just time to put a 'chiken with tarragon' casserole in the oven for some nice kitchen smells.......But the place did look great and they went for it - so life really will be moving on in a number of ways in 2013.
But the best bit is that when I sat down after they had gone, I realised that I had not had any pain for a few days - hooray!
It does seem that things have knitted together now. Last Sunday, for the first time since October I caught the train to Yeovil Junction, the next station along the line, and walked back through the fields and along the lanes. I usually take about an hour and a half for this but I took it steadily and completed the walk in two hours, once again with no pain.
On Wednesday I passed my 'return-to-duty' medical for the West Somerset Railway, so that aspect of life will be back to normal shortly as well.
I am really looking forward to 2013.
I just wish the last few stubborn facial hairs would give up the ghost. Ho, hum, patience, patience.
I'll keep you posted
Robin Moira White