I got to thinking the other day.
Sometimes I do that.
When we lived in Cape Town I blogged every day.
Even when I had nothing to say.
Must have bored you all to tears.
Now I am finding it so hard to put any words down.
Has my life become THAT empty?
First the news of the house.
For nearly four weeks nothing much happened.
Then they seemed to get their act into gear.
We now have a roof.
And a solar panel.
The inside walls have been plastered.
And, yesterday, the ceilings were completed.
The still have to put plaster on the ceilings(screed?)
They have to paint.
Do the cornices.
The tiles and the carpets.
The built-in cupboards.
Sigh…when I put it in writing it sounds like such a lot.
Still, I am optimistic.
I reckon another four weeks.
We have become obsessed with long term weather forecasts.
It is raining, cold and miserable today.
But it IS Saturday so that is ok.
No rain forecast for next week.
Now to my interesting couple of nights.
Get your minds out of the gutter.
I woke up at two o’clock the other morning and thought “why is my nose running?”
Sat up and, in the light from the security outside light, looked at my hands.
It was like something out of a horror movie.
I have never had a nosebleed.
Didn’t know you could lose so much blood from the nose.
Mex was wonderful.
Stood next to me passing me toilet paper to mop up the constant stream.
And wiping my face with a wet cloth.
Actually, that was irritating, as he kept putting the cloth over my eyes and I could see a damn thing.
It eventually stopped and I went back to bed.
At two o’clock the next morning it happened again.
And I was a bit annoyed.
I don’t like leaking.
I went back to bed but I couldn’t sleep.
Which was just as well.
At four o’clock I spouted blood all over the place.
Eventually, even coughing out huge clots.
At which point I thought “oh dear”
No I didn’t but I am trying to be a lady.
At this point I thought a visit to the doctor was in order.
I went to work for a couple of hours and then went.
My friend at work is a cheerful soul…suggested it could be blood from the brain!!!
Who needs enemies when you have friends like that.
The doctor said it was just a nose bleed and suggested I see an ENT guy to have my nose cauterised.
I said no.
I know my body.
And my brain.
Suggest to me that someone is going to stick things up my nose AND charge me for the pleasure is a no no.
No more nose bleeds.
Anyway I believe nosebleeds that big are your body’s safety valve.
That is my theory and I am sticking to it.
Also, on the upside, my eyes are almost back to normal.