Wednesday 21 July 2021 will none remembered in our household for a while. The nearest day to it was one 23 years ago – the common factor? …
Meanwhile, poor sleep due to heat, left home after 9.30, arrived at shop to ask gent asking after my wooden art poseable figure – was it for sale: I use it to hold up items in the window so accepted cash payment – a good start.
Rearranging and set up art for fun space as my mobile rings – it’s Anne who I left gardening 30 minutes before.
Her knee has given way – gone, like 23 years ago left knee and we suspect crucial ligament. So she phones me from garden, no as phone upstairs in bedroom in our second and third floor flat. She had tried to get neighbours attention but was unsuccessful so crawled up garden path, through communal hallway, shuffled on bottom up approx 115 stairs.
So I packed up shop, got home worried and v v hot. Used 111 as not a 999 case. The telephone service doesn’t encourage callers – if it reduces time wasters, good but lots of people will give up and not seek treatment – this is not good. Luckily Anne got an appointment for Swanage hospital for midday. So bottom shuffle back down about 115 stairs, helped her to garden where she could sit on raised section. I went o fetch car which at this time of year is parked far from home, collected and to hospitsl used wheelchair to get Anne in there about 30 mins early. I wheeled her in then had to sit outside but able to sit in mobile scooter shelter outside the window so we could still talk.
While Anne went for x ray I drew the scene in between ambulances pulling in and blocking my view. please with how far I got.
After x ray she reappeared and I collected car, a little drive in town due to one way system, got Anne out on correct side of road and parked further away. Returned home, had lunch together and rested a while. Blind man came to fit blinds then I went to shop and rest for other artist tomorrow. Household jobs done and Anne’s needs met. Dinner later then i went out again in car to collect wheelchair lent by a friend. Parked close this time. Watering garden, bins put out and washing up.
Some time out. Anne having bed upstairs, I am downstairs so I don’t knock leg and my snoring doesn’t stop her getting to sleep.
Tomorrow, thank goodness not a shop day but several people coming to us for kitchen project. Have cancelled sailing in evening as don’t want to be out in bay and unable to answer phone or come back immediately if needed. May go for septum, we will see how it pans out. So I did some art but today I was just, husband and assistant quite rightly so.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-5941-61024043937ef' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=5941&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-5941-61024043937ef' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-5941-61024043937ef'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>