Very Best wishes to OG,EE & J for a speedy recovery - and I second Diane's concerns and what a kind thing to put all the links on her post. That is what I so like about this Group - so caring.
My family have all had the sickness bug - both families have school/nursery age children, but it really affected the adults as well and was not pleasant.
Ive escaped - so far - but now have a very painful lower back. I got up at 5 today as it was too painful to lay in bed and will pick up some ibuprofen on way to work today.
Commiserations to all those in the North who have been hit or affected by the flooding it was relentless.
Have a good Friday and a peaceful weekend all.
I find it shocking, too, OG. Whatever happened to 'caring'? Glad you're all on the road to recovery, and what good news that they're happy to replace your oven! But my condolences on the loss of your cousin, a shame that you won't be able to attend. It's been very sunny here and I've been off to nearby large town, to find a shop where I could buy a gift card for our d in.laws birthday next week. Was quite shocked there to see how grubby the streets were, and one pile of rubbish in a corner turned out to be a man asleep in the street. He was quite young, too, so I suppose a drug problem. Then I had an adventure on the way home, as I had to negotiate all the right lanes in the road for a new bypass which I'm not familiar with - thankfully I coped with it!
EDIT: and I got the gift card alright.
Morning all: Just can't believe the rainfall in the UK. It NEVER happened so regularly - if at all! - when I was growing up. As I've said before, I remember the King's Lynn flooding of the late '50s...
OG: Good to hear things are somewhat better, but I think that "vocations" like nursing and teaching have disappeared somewhat. When my sister was hospitalized, my niece said that she'd show up at the nurses' station where she'd be ignored until she spoke up because they were all glued to their computers. I had the same experience here quite a few years back. Sometimes I think they take a bet on who'll ignore family members the longest. I'm not being fair to most nurses I'm sure. Still..... Wonderful that you're getting a new oven. Is this the same brand, etc., as the old one?
Lindybird: Many of our homeless are veterans and folks with drug issues, but a large percentage have mental health problems so they're self-medicating (due to abysmal levels of care and funding for mental health).
AQ: Just looking at BBC and reading about 'unprecedented' number of bush fires in NSW. Sounds - and looks - so familiar. And you've just got summer coming on....
Well, after that uplifting post (not) I'm going to go and sort out some breakfast.
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