Project 366 2020 Week 36-38 Day 243-263 Back to school and an acute kidney infection with added chest infection which put me out of action for nearly two weeks.
Sunday 30th August – Day 243
A quiet day at home and my son built the Cobi tank set he’d bought at The Tank Museum last week.
Monday 31st August – Day 244
Bank Holiday Monday which was spent at home. I was on the cranberry juice trying to get rid of a water infection.
Tuesday 1st September – Day 245
Last day of the holidays for my son. Should have been the day we flew back from Spain.
I went to bed early feeling a bit unwell.
Wednesday 2nd September – Day 246
The first day of Year Six and I was meant to be on holiday, having my hair cut and having some me-time at Stowe.
I’m not sure how I got my son to school, I’d had a really bad night, terrific pain in my lower back and raging temperature to go with it (not COVID). I collapsed in a heap when I got home, woke up and rang the doctors. Six hours later they rang back and confirmed that I had an acute kidney infection. I’ve had water infections over the years but nothing like this. Totally debilitating.
Thursday 3rd September – Day 247
No photo today
Friday 4th September – Day 248
No photo today
Saturday 5th September – Day 249
No photo today. As well as dealing with the kidney infection, I now have a chest infection to match. Can’t remember the last time I felt this poorly to be frank.
Sunday 6th September – Day 250
Paddington was just as worn out as I was today.
Monday 7th September – Day 251
No photo today
Tuesday 8th September – Day 252
We’d ordered a new bedframe and bedside cabinets a month ago and they’d been booked in for delivery today. Thankfully the OH was around to deal with it all whilst I crashed out on the sofa.
Wednesday 9th September – Day 253
My son’s been brilliant recently, he’s been left to his own devices a lot as I’ve been so poorly. Thankfully Lego has come into its own once again.
I did go to work first thing but I was soon sent home as I’m still far from being right.
Thursday 10th September – Day 254
Two’s company and three is a crowd – no room on the bed for me – it’s my bed!
Friday 11th September – Day 255
Paddington kept me company, snoozing away. Last of my antibiotics today, I stayed at home and slept a lot.
Saturday 12th September – Day 256
It’s amazing that a cardboard box still attracts my son like a magnet. He was playing for ages, making peepholes and climbing in and out of his cave. It was lovely to watch.
Sunday 13th September – Day 257
I have hardly left the house this month, so some fresh air was much called for. We headed to Princes Risborough to walk the other end of the Phoenix Trail, that we’d started during the lockdown. We had underestimated how much more of the trail we had to complete so I was shattered by the time we got back to the car, but it did me good to get out for a few hours.
Monday 14th September – Day 258
Back to work and although I’m still rather tired, I feel so much better than I have done thankfully.
After work, I went round to my friend’s house and we walked into town to have lunch in the beer garden of a local hotel. We had the garden to ourselves for most of the time and our wraps were delicious. It was a lovely warm day too, and nice to just chill out, doing something a little normal with a good friend.
Tuesday 15th September – Day 259
I went into work to make up some of the hours I’ve had off sick over the last two weeks, I don’t get paid if I’m off sick and haven’t been earning enough to qualify for SSP.
We’ve started to discuss me working more hours taking on more of the office admin tasks from the owner, and I’m going to be working for her for four days a week during school hours from next week.
The patio door is turning into a bit of a saga. When it was fitted in August there was a manufacturing issue with it and we were told that new doors would need to be made and refitted. This would take a few weeks, we had to ‘help’ the door to open and close. Not an issue if it would be sorted quickly. What has been an issue is the door latch. The latch needs to be pushed down and then the key turned to lock, then turn the key the other way, and push the latch up to open. Sounds simple. My son hasn’t been able to move the latch at all, and it takes me a good 5-6 attempts to open and close it on a good day. Frustrating but we’ve lived with it as the doors were going to be replaced. But it’s been over a month, still nothing from the company, so the OH got on the phone. A team came out, took the doors apart, reassembled and it looked as if all the issues had been sorted. The door now runs smoothly on the runner, it’s really easy to push the latch up to open the door, but within a few attempts it has become practically impossible to lock the door as even the OH now can’t lock it either.
Wednesday 16th September – Day 260
Lovely sunny day. School for my son and work for me. The last Wednesday I’ll be working for the next few months at least.
The patio door latch has been fixed, hopefully for the last time. Such a simple thing which you’d take for granted, nice not to have to battle with it anymore.
Thursday 17th September – Day 261
My last Thursday not working for a while and I got myself a ticket to Stowe in the morning to have the me-time I’d missed out on at the start of the month. I managed to get a ticket for opening time and had the place practically to myself which was lovely.
After school my son had an optician’s appointment, he was a bit reluctant to go with the new normal, but it’s important he gets them checked in my opinion.
Friday 18th September – Day 262
Another lovely sunny day, a tad chilly first thing, but by the time I finished work at 12 it was fab.
Vet’s for Brewster in the afternoon for his annual booster and general MOT. All ok and he’s put 500g on since he was really ill earlier in the year, which is encouraging. He’s got a bit of a reputation at the Vet’s and it’s clear they have something on their system as these days their first comment is always, he can be rather feisty, can’t he. Brewster is a biter, and he’ll hold on tight. Thankfully today he behaved himself, sulked with me for a couple of hours when we got home but then forgave me and fell asleep on my lap, which is rather unusual for him.
Saturday 19th September – Day 263
I did actually mean to take a photo of a car today, but the business card will have to do instead. We went to look at cars today, to get an idea of what I can get with my inheritance money. I wanted to get a Golf when I got divorced but talked myself out of it as my car wasn’t very old then and I did the sensible thing and put the money into the house I bought instead. But my car is on its last legs now, I have an inheritance that I never expected and for an amount of money, I could never have hoped for. I went to the garage with a Polo in mind but I’m going to be test-driving that and a Golf tomorrow, the more I think about it, the more the bigger space seems to make sense. So I’m now thinking to buy an older car (none would be brand new anyway) but get a Golf. We will see what I think after the test drives. Either way, it’s a lot of money and I’m actually not very good at spending money on myself. But to have a car with working heating this winter would be nice.