Woo hoo!! This is the first time since early March. It only took an extra 7 minutes (I timed it, how sad!)
I’ve had to swap cars with my son as his starter motor is playing up and the mechanic of the family (my brother) is away on holiday - how dare he ;-)!! Some of you may remember my son now goes to a newspaper in the next large town (16 miles away) two days a week as he is an aspiring journalist. Anyway he got a bit scared last week as his car wouldn’t start, his parking ticket had run out and the traffic warden was prowling.
Jamie’s car is manual and yesterday it brought tears to my eyes trying to use the clutch and gear handle as my left side is the weakest. The worst of it is I only have to travel about 500 yards. So I decided walking was the lesser of two evils and so me and Gloria (my stick - as in Gaynor, ‘I will survive’) plodded along at a slightly slower than my usually slow pace.
I must have looked a wreck when I arrived at work as I did get a lot of sympathy which I quickly brushed aside. I don’t like sympathy - it makes me cry! I’d rather have humour or a witty insult any day :-).
All I have to do now is get down the hill later in this heat after a 6 hour work day. I used to think that down hill was easier but now I’m not so sure, it seems to put more pressure on my knees. Wish me luck!