Tuesday 20th February 2018
Africaans: Woensdag 21 Februarie 2018
0220hrs: I stirred a few times, just like yesterday morning, with no desire, urge or interest in actually getting out of the £300 second-hand recliner. I think it was on the fourth attempt I managed to coax the brain to accept my commands and got out of the chair and went to the Porcelain Throne session. Not too bad this one; a little less messy.
Did the Health Checks and took the medications.
0330hrs: Then got the computer on to finish off yesterday’s post and start creating the advance drafts for the next few days.
Got them finished at 0730hrs, as the Morrison man delivered the food. Got them stored away.
Did the ablutions, during which I used the Morrison’s soft quilted, Aloe Vera toilet rolls. What a farce. Get them anywhere near water, antiseptic cream or shaving foam and they disintegrate, leaving tiny little bits of twisted paper everywhere! Even when used for the purpose they were designed for, they then cause you with a messy, painful retrieval job to tackle! Tsk and Humph! Be Warned folks!
Started this off to here, and got the nibbles and off to the Obergruppenfurheress Wardens Temporary Porta-Cabin, on the way to catch the bus into Arnold and the Audio Clinic there.
Took this photographicalisation of the middle block build. I think the lads have done well on Monday and Tuesday, it appears they have started another floor going.
There were no wardens in the hut. Just one bloke. I put the nibbles for the Obegruppenfurheresses in their fridge. Only the usual Sourdough bread and a freebie bottle of Sports Water from Morrisons. Got it today cause of the GUM clinic visit on what is the typical day, Thursday. I sat myself down and got the crossword book out.
Welsh Bill, know-it-all and two other lady tenants joined us later.
Had a chat for a few minutes. Bill is not feeling any better, but no worse.
We went out to catch the bus. A surprising amount of us old seniles got on this morning. But, only I was left on the bus, as all of the others dropped off, three stops later in Sherwood.
I dropped off in Arnold.
Went to see if Chambers Butchers had any of their home-cooked belly pork slices in that were not too fatty.
They did, so I got some. Looked lean, looked good and smelled wonderful!
It kept brightening up and going a bit dark. It was much colder than yesterday.
Limped to the Medical Centre to make up for going to the City Centre one a week last on Monday and finding out they do not open on Mondays now.
I went in and to the audio department counter. All locked-up! I inquired of the receptionist with the well practised ‘I’ll-put-you-in-your-place’ stare; if they had perhaps moved? No, they only open on a Tuesday and Friday; between 1400hrs to 1700hrs, now! Ah-well!
So I wandered down to Front Street and, and went into the Iceland Store. Came out without buying anything.
Then to the Fulton Food Store, came out without buying anything.
Then to the Asda Shop. A different store here. I got three beef stew and potato ready meals for £6, vine tomatoes, Viennese Whirls, Cox’s apples, a TV magazine for next week, Cheese Curls and a box of four Lemon Curd Sundae Cakes. I was going to get some more of the cans of Curried Beans, but they were no longer on Offer Price. Boo!
Struggled with the bag out and up by the car park, to the bus stop.
Passing the charity collection bins, some people were talking about the stink coming from the clothing one.
I couldn’t smell anything, though.
Got to the bus shelter and waited for only five or six minutes and the L9 arrived.
I was soon back at the complex and getting off the bus.
I called in the Obergruppenfurheresses Wardens Temporary Shed, to advise that I’d put the two bits in their fridge earlier. But no signs of either of them. They must be busy elsewhere.
Walked to the flat and put the food away. The fridge is now really cram-packed. Hehe!
Did the Health Checks and took the medications.
Got the oven warming up, took a picture from the kitchen window.
It was really bright out there now, but cold with it today.
The computer started, and I got on with updating this diary for an hour or two.
Nosh served up.
Gorgeously palatable effort tonight. An excellent rating of 9.44/10 given.
Made a reminder note to me, about the Warfarin Blood Test at 1020hrs in the morning. Stuck in over the Computer screen
Did the last Health Checks and medications were taken.
Into the £300 second-hand recliner and got a ‘New Tricks’ DVD on to watch. Fell asleep. Woke with my attention drawn to the carnosity of flesh around the midriff area, and the dull aching from within. No idea what caused this.
Then the mind wandered to thoughts of other cyber-friends having troubles with their Bill Gates computers. Tim and Doug in America, Mike and Suzie in the UK… there were no direct specific ideas floating about in the brain. Just vagueness and semi-assimilation of the frustrations and agony suffered by millions of ordinary proletariats at the hands of this highly despised multi-millionaire.
Dropped off to sleep again, and I knew that the dreams that followed had been confusing, even scary at times. But as for the content of them, I could recall nothing.