Apologies for my absence, which went on longer than I anticipated. I won't go into detail, but following on from the last post (no, not the bugle variety), my Mum had an operation in Italy, and took a severe reaction to the drugs they gave her. The hospital only seemed to have a couple of staff on at night and it was left to my 69 year old Dad to sit with her all night for several nights. He then injured his back and I had to pay to fly my sister to Italy to help out.
They are all still there and trying to sort everything out has been a total nightmare, although social services have been great. Hopefully they will all fly back tomorrow night, but my mum will have to go straight to hospital when they get here and it looks like she will be off her feet for up to three months.
I'm really grateful to everyone who has asked how she is.
On other fronts, I have spent so much money on furniture for my new flat that it has made my eyes water. The blinds are getting fitted tomorrow, and other stuff I have bought is getting delivered on Friday, along with a big plasma screen tv.
I bought this furniture which looks really nice in the flat. With my typical lack of common sense for domestic matters though, I had taken girlfriends advice and measured the room before picking the furniture. What I didn't do was measure the bloody doorframes and the setee wouldn't go in, so the doors had to come off, and even then it was a tight squeeze.
I'm away on holiday from the 18th, but I should have fully moved in by the end of the month and will start planning the housewarming party when I get back.
Apart from that it has been the usual busy time with work and council stuff. The last full council meeting before recess was just a pathetic joke. Starting at 4pm, it didn't end until around 9:30pm, by which time the debate (if you can call it that) had deteriorated significantly. I wish I could be bothered to relate just how bad it was, but in truth, its not worth it. I only wish more people would go along and see it for themselves.