Saturday, 16 February 2019

The End of an Era!

A sad day for the family, my Uncle who was a confirmed Bachelor, my Father's younger Brother was found dead at his home by the Police this morning, he was 86 years of age, and according to my Brother who spoke with him this week, he still totally with it.

At the moment, we don't know the circumstances, it will probably be a week or so, before we know more.

I was always very close to Mike, and used to call on him in the south of the country, when I drove back to the UK when I lived in Spain, but for some reason, he took exception to my move to Colombia, and didn't answer my calls, I respected his wish, and lost contact with him, a couple of years ago, but I was kept up to date on his health by my Brother.

Now that really makes me feel old, as I am now the eldest living Sale, of our branch of the family!

Today, we are having more wind than usual, and no, I haven't been eating beans!! Out of the sun, it is quite cool, and the trees are getting a good shaking, whether that is a sign of more rain to come, I don't know, if it is, the bike will be getting less use that is for sure.

I think we will be spending much of the afternoon having a siesta, we had a rough night, the Finca de Recreo at the rear of us is being rented out this week-end, and we had loud music until gone 2.30am, fortunately the one at the side of us, hasn't been rented out for a couple of months, as it has been sold, but the new owners are doing work on it, ready to start again, so the sooner we can sell the better.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Did the Earth Move for You?

The weather can't make up it's mind whether we are in winter or summer, it is really strange. Night time we have started getting rain again, it is grey and overcast when we get up, but by mid morning the sun is cracking the flags. We certainly need the rain, our lawn turned brown, and crispy, so last week I started watering it, but there is no need at the moment.

We had more Viewers last Sunday, it looked really promising, and they were cash buyers to, but they must have found somewhere else cheaper, because we have heard no more, which is a shame, I have learned over the years not to get excited until pen is put to paper, but this is the first time Marcela has been through the process, and it is really getting to her.

This week I have been doing odd jobs, painting the roadside furniture, repairing the the swimming pool wall, which despite all the work Henry and I did on it last year, has moved and cracked again, stripped and re-grouted the en-suite shower room and the list goes on. I do wonder how I ever had time to go to work, I seem to have a full time job here.

I have been struggling with my legs this week, for some reason my left foot has been swelling up to the extent, it felt as if the skin was going to burst, so I tried for two days coming off the Natural tablets I have been taking for years now, for the pain in my knees, but within 24hrs, I could hardly walk, so went back on them last night, and everything was fine this morning. Whether the swollen foot is connected with the injury from coming off the motorcycle I have no idea, but the leg is still giving me gyp, and is still bruised, I put it down to age, but maybe there is more. Fortunately the dangerous section of the road, has now been repaired, so hopefully no more spills.

This afternoon, I was sat in the Office, when the windows started rattling, and my chair moved with me in it, another earthquake somewhere not too far away, it made me glad that I renewed my house insurance last month!

Friday, 8 February 2019

Under the Knife...Delayed

I have been waiting to hear confirmation on going for surgery to remove a cancerous growth, the hope was that it would be this next Monday, but it is not to be. The Secretary rang Marcela this morning, and gave her a date for the middle of March, anticipating this may happen, because Private Patients will take priority, I refused the appointment, because we go on holiday the first week in April, and I am not spending the week away wearing a shirt all day, as I know after recent surgery you have to keep it out of the sun.

So now, I am waiting for another appointment, we have been told it will hopefully be the week after we return, but that still has to be confirmed.

My week of being home alone has come to a end, and in a couple of hours, it will be time to go and collect 'The Boss', I wonder when her sister will want to go on holiday again? 😂😂