Saturday, January 31, 2009

what a mess now our street! planks for reaching doorways... no garage access... well for the few who have them on our street...

we do have water, as the trail of water pipes shows, but, and the big but is that you don't get very much of it! at times, most of the time that is it only comes out in little more than a trickle, i suppose as we're so far down the street anyone using it first takes priority and therefore i feel very sorry for the people nearer the end of the line who must get hardly any at all! there is sometimes so little

water pressure that its not enough to fire up the hot water boiler, which can be fun! and its taking longer than normal for the washing machine to do its job!

the photo at the top was taken yesterday morning early as the street was being pummeled with holes, prior to being dug up and now to left... dug up is all there is!

these next two i took only a few minutes ago, the men have gone

now, maybe for the weekend, generally they are working all day, with only two short breaks, no long afternoons for them, they really are on a mission! you see the sign on the house there in they're down stairs window... hard hats here please it reads! yesterday when i came home me and a neighbor had to squeeze through next to one of the mini tractors knowing he couldn't hear us... bit worrying but nothing else for it... and not a hard hat for us!

Pippa looking worriedly next here... i do wonder what goes on in a dog mind! those red and white tapes look like a sign of an accident! yes one waiting to happen...

another thing now, we also have to take our rubbish down to another street, the poor man cannot get up here now with his cart, so we have to take it every night to a designated area! this will make us appreciate how wonderful the service is here where we only have to open our front doors and leave it there, six nights out of seven and in the morning it will have miraculously disappeared!

Mom's 4th chemo on Thursday went well again also, she had the results of her CAT Scan which showed the tumor has reduced significantly and even the lymph nodes have been halted in they're progress, fantastic news. cant believe how well she is feeling, did i tell you something they found a few weeks ago? that the cancer did not show up in any of the blood samples she had taken... how weird is that, if it hadn't been for some symptoms and then the MRI scan, she would never have known what was going inside.

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Marian

1 comment:

Pia said...

It's wonderful that your mom is doing so well! Thank goodness the docs weren't superficial (and neither was she, since she reported her symptoms). Hugs to her and you