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Offline bewva

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #290 on: December 25, 2015, 20:09:10 PM »
Keep on blogging Arty.
I do hope its not 'never ending' as I want to know the end.
If it was a book I would read the last few pages.



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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #291 on: December 26, 2015, 14:48:48 PM »
Bewva...It's Christmas...no peeking!!! You have to wait like the rest of us....Great blog Arty....See you next year!...x

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #292 on: December 27, 2015, 00:16:02 AM »
Gillian, I just can't wait! Early June, all being well!

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #293 on: December 31, 2015, 11:54:38 AM »
December 2010  London

BLOG 49:  new steps

There’s a bed available in the rehab home! OH is taking the next big step to recovery! Onward and upward!

He’s now settled in his new bedroom and looking distinctly perkier. When the physios come round to take him on a walk around the corridors, there’s no saying “no”; they just smile and get him up anyway. It’s hard for him say no to such charming young women! There are rails along all walls to encourage patients to walk by themselves and a little ‘bridge’ with four steps up to a little platform and four steps down the other side to help patients practice climbing stairs, plus many other aids. The food is also a lot better than hospital.  A few weeks here should do OH a lot of good: Doctor Daughter says that he needs a minimum of four weeks here followed by continued rehab at home.

I have to get used to the idea that I’m not really a practicing artist any more, nor an art teacher; my primary role will now be as a carer – at least for the foreseeable future. But when I think depressing thoughts, I remind myself that it could be much worse: better to have some of the old OH than no OH at all. And the fact is, I see small improvements day by day. For example, he’s now speaking a bit, admittedly in a croaky whispery voice, but words are words. Nobody can tell me why his voice is affected (“give it time!”) – it’s just one more thing I could worry about, so it’s also one more thing that I’ll worry about later, not now (I’m taking a leaf out of Scarlett O’Hara’s book).  Same with the villa:  no emails, no news, no photos. I give it a fleeting thought, but instinctively, I feel that L knows I have other things on my mind and that is giving her the excuse not to bother taking the short trip to Koca Calis to take photos to update me. My guess is that the villa is progressing but very slowly. One day soon, I think, I’ll send her a really nasty email about lack of communication, but right now, I haven’t the energy. Right now, I’m thinking about what to do about my return to College and how I’ll cope once OH comes home. 

. . .  to be continued  . . .usually posted on Thursday

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #294 on: December 31, 2015, 13:33:05 PM »
So relieved to hear that OH is making progress. Perhaps you can relax a bit now.

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #295 on: January 01, 2016, 23:18:02 PM »
Thank you, Sadler!

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #296 on: January 01, 2016, 23:22:34 PM »
And a big Thank You to all visitors to my blog and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!
With your help it won't be long before my hits hit 20,000! Wow!

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #297 on: January 02, 2016, 10:05:11 AM »
Right back to you and yours Arty. Very well deserved hits. It is obvious that an huge amount of thought and work goes into your blog to keep us entertained every Thursday. Keep going.  :)  :)  :)

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #298 on: January 02, 2016, 14:11:26 PM »
I make this the 20,000th view of ArtyMar's blog.

Well done!!!

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Re: ArtyMar's blog: buying the dream
« Reply #299 on: January 02, 2016, 15:24:41 PM »
I make this the 20,000th view of ArtyMar's blog.

Yay!




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