It appears to have been nearly a month since I last wrote on here… Seriously? Where does the time go?
Health update – well with the working at home, no traveling about etc. things had been getting a lot better then… this weekend was rubbish. Felt unsteady and not right for all of it and had two vicious vertigo attacks one on Saturday evening and one on Sunday morning. I can’t really see a trigger frankly but that’s often where I think I’ve got a trigger – I thought it was the train travel and then boom they hit again where that clearly can’t be the trigger.
Other news. The sale of my mother-in-law’s house continues. We’ve been down and had a few more clear-out days with the family in tow or on our own. One of those wasn’t brilliant, it was the anniversary of my brother-in-law’s death and we found a load of his old memorabilia still in the house. Mrs F was very upset understandably – it might be 36 years ago he died but it hurts her just as much. Anyway I took over on some of that including removing his old vinyl record collection (CDs weren’t even a thing back then) and via an old blogging pal on Facebook found a new home for them which was good. We’ve engaged the services of another pal who can do house clearances etc and he’s on the case to start that in a week or so.
Not much else – oh we had a new carpet fitted which was frankly a nightmare. Our house was converted (i.e. a wall was knocked down and some dividing doors removed in another place) to a large open plan layout in the 70s. We have 8 doors in the house that open into rooms … every single one of them opens on to the one carpet. So when you want it replaced it means your options on where to move stuff to are limited. So garage was filled up, music room stacked and the spare bedroom likewise. We’re back to being straight now but it was chaos for a few days. We did have a bit of a clear out though as part of it including finding this… my school photo of the 6th form when I was there in 1981! I did stick it on Facebook but I never stayed in contact with many from school so didn’t get much response to trying to locate folks.
Also I finally did get a good day in the music room and recorded a couple of new tunes which are up at Soundcloud if anyone wants to go listen.
What a photo!!
So happy you got to record some music!!!
Of all my possessions I’ve left in the UK it’s my records I worry about most.
The health issues are so unfair. What about the tinnitus? Has that abated?
Can’t wait to hear the new stuff. It’ll be the soundtrack to this evening’s commute.
No the tinnitus is as bad as ever
I’m so sorry to hear about the continued health issues. My heart goes out to you. I’m sending positive vibes your way. I’m grateful you were able to get some recording time in. That must’ve been a much-needed break.
it must have been very frustrating to have another few episodes. the randomness of it must be maddening!
the excavations are necessary and stressful. we never know what small item is going to send us reeling – like walking through an emotional minefield. here’s hoping that the end is in sight.
You are a talented musician. I enjoyed listening. Thank you.
Thank you for listening – I appreciate it a lot