Life chez Urbani continues to revolve
around the building works and we're
now 3 weeks into an 8-10 week project.
|(Foregound: Grant the husband. |
Background: Barry the builder.
Side: Jay the Brickie)
The District Surveyor has been
and surveyed (twice)
and he was happy with what
he saw (both times).
The bricks continue to rise,
the drains have been dug.
|(Barry with plank, concrete man with barrow, Jay with foot)|
The concrete for the floor was delivered
this week, and for once the weather
was kind to us and it has set properly.
|(Photo taken today. Note the SUNSHINE!)|
The front garden looks awful.
We still have to approach the front
door via a series of planks.
Once the extension is finished this
area will clearly need some
Meanwhile, sweet Rosie Mae has
been giving us major cause for concern.
The 'funny turns' that she's been having
have developed into fainting, which
always happens after she's had a mad
5 minutes racing round the garden
(she loves to go bonkers). She can go
out for a long run over at the local
fields with absolutely no problem at all -
but the short sharp bursts of madness
cause her to collapse and is
The vet examined Rosie thoroughly and
said that her heart murmur has deteriorated.
On a scale of 1-6 with 6 being the worst,
Rosie scores a 6.
She warned us that we could lose her at any
time, when her little heart could just give up.
|(Rosie Mae sunbathing this afternoon)|
Rosie has been prescribed some tablets,
which may help, and we were advised to
keep her calm and not let her
have her mad 5 minutes.
As a family we talked this over and agreed
that while we wouldn't actively instigate the
mad activity, if she chooses to do it then
we won't stop her. How on earth can
we stop her doing what she so loves to do
- racing around, legs going everywhere,
with that look of absolute joy on her face?
I can't take that away from her.
She's almost 17 years old.
If it should 'finish her off', at least she'll go
with a smile on her face.
I enjoyed a coffee and catch-up
with my dear friend Louise.
We went for a charity shop mooch
afterwards and for a couple of pounds I bought
some brand new plain white lace-up plimsolls
that I'm going to give the Gelli plate treatment, as
demonstrated by Carolyn Dube :)
The new term started at school last week,
I worked Monday and Tuesday.
On Thursday, a killer sore throat started,
and today I have the full works with a
monster cough developing, bleugh!
I am so looking forward to not working in
a school and being exposed to all the nasty
germs that stalk the classrooms and corridors!
Roll on the end of the summer term!
Hope's GCSE's have started.
She did her Spanish oral exam
and an IT paper last week.
She seemed fairly happy with them,
which will hopefully boost
her confidence before the rest
of them start in May.
That's about it for now.
I hope the sun has come out for you
as it has done for us today.
It was so very welcome!