Thank you, all, for your news and chat! The roast lamb dinner with youngest family went very well ( Sunday) Son in law insisted on doing all the prepping, cooking and serving. Daughter and I sat in the conservatory and the girls watched a movie in the sitting room. Eldest daughter and family arrived for a socially distanced visit outside and so three cousins could chat for the first time, almost face to face! I had thought that after a busy few days that sleep would come easily on Sunday night but no such luck. I was almost screaming with frustration, anxiety etc. So yesterday not up for much at all. Anyway, last night I slept for ten, yes ten, hours. Unheard of but desperately needed!! I'm glad that J had a good birthday, OG. The meal sounded delicious but sorry that it had a bad effect on the now 41 year old.... LINDY - I was sorry to read about Lulu and her bad leg. I don't know much about pet insurance but would imagine that the premium would have to take a pre existing condition into account? WENDY - I chuckled when I read about the walk over the bridge... Glad that you are feeling better. DIANE - what a relief for you when the authorities did work that removed another worry from your mind. Take care... PAT - I agree about the conflict of economy and finance and health and safety. I fear that the working generation will end up paying for all this for many years to come. Perhaps all of us will as local taxes will inevitably rise and our pensions will be affected. Those of us with no mortgage will be spared some worry but won't escape totally ? Middle daughter phoning, I'll try and finish catch up later
HARELADY - great that you could enjoy time with your daughter and granddaughters. Wonderful for you! AQ,- I wonder if your OH did in fact end up going out for lunch. What sort of food does he eat when out? Is it much different from what he would eat at home? I like to think that the GD is finished but not from what you say. It was maybe a site visit by the architect or his/ her rep. ANNETTE - I've been listening to the reports regarding Covid-19 in California, Arizona and Florida. Think I heard that more under 40s are being diagnosed? As for the great sunbed in the sky - I'd not put any bets on it being occupied very soon. He's so very full of himself. I saw him the other day, pointing out the row of journalists in the speaking venue. Then, sotto voce, ' Fake news, fake news' and not quite managing to hide his smile. Grrr! I'd better shut up.
OG: Sorry J's birthday dinner proved too exciting, but good he's doing better.
Heather: You'd think that someone with so much venom in his heart would have imploded by now....
Carpenter is coming by to drop off materials - but not able to start work until his day job ends at 4:30! :-( He says he should be done by 8....
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