Friday, 31 May 2013

A Few Days Off

It's Friday and I'm towards the end of my week off on holiday from work. It's been a good rest, not done a great deal but sometimes doing nothing is just what you need! Had a breakdown with the boiler this week and basically they got the boiler working but I need a new boiler. The old boiler is old, they have stopped making any spare parts for the thing and they stopped producing it in 1996 so I have a guy from British Gas coming to see me in a couple of weeks. I'm going to have to look at getting a new one, what happens if it breaks down in winter and I'm stuck to get it repaired, all I know is it is going to cost at least £1500!

Went to see Julian Clary last night at New Theatre here in Hull. I really enjoyed it and it was a good laugh, he is so quick witted and always has some sort of an answer or joke when it is needed. Last time I saw Julian was in a gay pub in Soho called Rupert Street. He walked past me, in make up but he looked great and so tall too!

One of my harddrives crashed this week and I almost lost everything on it, Vince has managed to recover a lot of stuff, music, photo's and documents. I'm going to look at taking everything off and put them onto a Blu ray disc or two to back up then format the harddrive, hopefully that will sort out the problem on it. You don't realise just how much you collect over the years and how many duplicates you make. I like to make compilation albums and there are loads of albums I've made and you can tell the mood I was in at the time of making them!


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Nice Day For A Ride

I went for a ride this morning, I was waiting for Vince to get back so we could go into town so I jumped on the bike and went out for an hour. My knee has been playing up again but has eased off a bit so I went to try it out. I did the usual route which I usually find helps blow the cobwebs off and today was no exception! It was sunny and warmish but the wind was quite strong so half the ride was ok and the rest was against a strong wind. Why can't I just have a good ride without killing myself due to a strong head wind. There was the road works too, which I had to ride as fast as I could so that I didn't stop the traffic behind me. I did enjoy the ride though and I hope that the weather is ok for me to go for a ride tomorrow, preferably without the wind!


Thursday, 9 May 2013

X-Ray Hopes

I had the X-rays taken on my knee on Wednesday morning, managed to get in 15 minutes earlier than the appointment time so I was more or less in and out of the hospital. I had to laugh to myself as, even though it was my knee getting an x-ray, I still had to change and put an hospital gown on even though I was stood up to get have the x-ray taken. It's going to be another 7-10 days before the doctor get's the results so I don't know how long it will take for the physio to get back in touch. They had the x-rays at the hospital as they were checking them before I got dressed, I could have taken them to my doctors and saved them the hassle. Also my knee was really hurting the night before the hospital visit so I really hope it shows in the X-ray!


Saturday, 4 May 2013

A Long Weekend Break

At last, after ringing up the physio again to find out why I hadn't had an x-ray appointment, an appointment turned up yesterday. I rang them to find out why I hadn't heard anything and I find out that the hospital never received the request from the physio, so I had to start it again and they have rushed it through. The appointment is for Wednesday 8th May at 9am so I won't be going to work to start with, but hopefully should get there for about 11am hopefully. Finally things are moving enough to get closer to getting my knee sorted and I just hope it is as quick to get the results and to get it worked on and repaired!

I have a long weekend which I'm pleased about just for the time from work and to chill out. I've got nothing planned but I will be going to the gym and the usual wander around town and no doubt will involve a coffee and a muffin at some point! The weather is supposed to be nice, so it might be bbq time I hope, but I just want it warm enough for me to wear my shorts, I don't ask for much!