Sunday, October 30, 2005

Down to Devon (Honiton) to see my mum and sister on Friday, returned yesterday. We went to Seaton (my sister, me and her youngest son Adam) to see my mum in the nursing home she reluctantly moved into on Thursday. It's a really pleasant place which we picked out for her http://www.checkhouse.co.uk/, with a feel of the four star hotel about it. The staff are friendly, attentive and caring. Like many people Mum has a fear of being put in a home by her children and forgotten. No danger of that (the forgotten part) but she still mutters darkly occasionally about it when we visit. Ho hum. There's no alternative. She needs 24 hour care with no small amount of nursing input. Since neither my sister nor I are trained nurses and both our homes have numerous steps between rooms it isn't possible to have her living with us. She's still adjusting to the situation but I think she'll come to enjoy it.

Here's the spot all those bits came from. It took four hours to get this far. Posted by Picasa

Here are some pictures to go with the previous post:  Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 28, 2005

Sore throat since Monday. Nearly better now. What a way to spend a week off!

Started repairing the Pug today. It needs a new interior heater core. When the model first came out the workshop time for this job was quoted at 12 hours because the whole of the fsacia has to be dismantled. Nice peice of design Peugeot! Luckily there is a way to do it without dismantling everything (thanks Peugeot Club of Canberra http://www.pcug.org.au/~mcnamee/pac/). I'm glad because the last time I took the instrument panel out I had to take it to a garage to have the speedo cable reconnected. It's still taken me about four hours to dismantle enough to reach the heater core. Pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005