....................as I don't want to tempt fate, but there are No hospital visits this week. The first week without for months and months.
Col has had umpteen tests - lungs, heart, kidneys, ENT - you name it and it's been checked. Now all we have to do is wait for news of when the donor stem cell treatment will happen. Maybe a bit later than we thought due to the donor having the stem cells taken under general aneasthetic from the spine rather than from the blood.
Next week it's back to what is now normal with two trips to hospital - Addenbrookes and then Ipswich or it might be the other way round.
What shall we do with our week "off?"
Definitely visit gorgeous granddaughter, Col wants to get the concrete sorted for the new hard standing for the oil tank and perhaps we'll actually get to the beach hut.
Meanwhile here's another book review. The
Song Collector by Natasha Solomons.
This was an author I knew nothing about.
and their Father return to Hartgrove Hall Estate after the war. The house had
been requisitioned and left in a poor state. There's no money for
repairs and The General wants to demolish it. The 3 sons come up with a
plan to farm the land themselves which means that Harry - the youngest will
have to leave university and abandon his musical career. Jack, the
eldest son, arrives at Hartgrove with Edie Rose, a singer who has become
famous for her patriotic songs during the war. Harry is instantly in
love with Edie - their joint love of music being the connection.
The story moves between the 1940's/ 50's and 50 years later when Harry - as an old man, has to find a way through grief.
Music and musicians............ playing, writing, listening and singing is the theme of this book along with love, betrayal,guilt and forgiveness.
I enjoyed it hugely and have ordered another of her books from the library.
Thank you for so many comments on Saturday's post, I didn't realise it would generate such an interesting discussion.
The conclusion seems to be that if couples can find a way to organise their money so that it doesn't cause arguments or resentment then that has to be good for them both.