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Title: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 04, 2020, 03:07:59 pm
Well final stage?? maybe as after my GIC visit in March should be on my way to GRS , face torture , voice straining and all that goes with it. Retirement beckons (still 13 months away , 13 months to long) when I can at last be free.
Anyway part 2 of my journey .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 04, 2020, 06:49:55 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Congratulations on starting your new subsequent personal thread.

Your previous thread was a joy for all of us to read and to follow
and is still available for our reading enjoyment.
1989 posts, 100 pages, 
      Davina's diary
  https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,225711.0.html

I am looking forward to following your continued life adventures.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 06, 2020, 04:28:57 am
Got a ******* cold now, day off as well. Just hope its better by tomorrow, Olbas oil helping keeping the tubes clear. Will get some fresh air in a bit as need to got to chemist and pick up my patches and some more cold meds.
Need to go on this diet seriously , feeling like one of the hippos from Fantasia, last blood test shows cholesterol levels on upper limit (tell me I could have guessed ) E was a bit low maybe from different patches??Must go and make myself "presentable" as still in nighty, frost this morning and foggy so thick coat time.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 06, 2020, 02:31:43 pm
When I went to pick up my patches the doc hadn't sent order down, they will have my full amount tomorrow and gave me some today. She said ring them a week before to make sure they get ordered. Bugger more faffing about.
Nose wont stop running, have a large pile of tissues to chuck.  Recon will be off work tomorrow, in the time its taken me to type this 2 more tissues on the pile .Well if they don't like it at work tough.
 My E reading from my last blood test was very low but thinking it might be a typo, says 70 int and I think it should be 170 if not 270 by my last test. T is still the same.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on February 06, 2020, 02:52:15 pm
Only a group of transgender people could celebrate and congratulate you for being "on my way to GRS , face torture , voice straining and all that goes with it."  We are an odd and wonderful group!

Exciting news and best wishes,

Emma
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 06, 2020, 02:54:20 pm
When I went to pick up my patches the doc hadn't sent order down, they will have my full amount tomorrow and gave me some today. She said ring them a week before to make sure they get ordered.

little bit of rationing going' on the E patches in the UK, we've been hearin'

70 pg / ml is a bit low (still in range on the low side for post a menopausal female according to one chart i've seen).

Rest well

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 07, 2020, 05:25:17 am
Thanks Cindi , well still <poo> today so had to text in sick . Cold remedy powder tastes gross so put a tea spoon of honey in the hot water!!! bit better. Nose is slowing down , so far just a head cold so hoping it doesn't end up on the lungs (prone to chest infections, now that's funny!!) . Brain is addled, but then its never worked correctly anyway. Have some thin sliced beef to use for lunch , cant decide if its a beef mustard and pickle sandwich or cook some pasta /cous cous and make something up??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 07, 2020, 08:31:22 am
Made a Quesada, found recipe on line and had most ingredients apart from lemon pepper. It said use a nan or wrap so made a roti . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 07, 2020, 11:24:24 am
Hi Davina
Nice new thread place you have.
Dear, you appear predisposed to chest accumulations ;)
But in this case hope you're better soon.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Katie Jade on February 07, 2020, 06:22:36 pm
Like WTH???

See you soon, GIC seem so taken aback when I turn up and say "hi can you confirm Im still on the list (earlier this week as I was in Notts shopping), and cancellations please let me know  x"

Who do they expect to wander through the door? Nora Batty???? (infamous sexy lady for the over 120's..)

Anyhow lovely to see your onto your 2nd instalment.. See you soon ive taken the day off.

Luv n Hugz

Katie 
 :-*        ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :angel: :angel: ^-^ :angel: :angel: :-X :-* ??? ::) :( ;) :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 08, 2020, 02:09:48 pm
Cheers dear, managed work today just about but managed to leave 1/2 hr early as the meds wore off and started to feel bad again. Plan was to go out tonight and see band but staying in (weathers awful anyway with strong winds and rain)early bed and not going out tomorrow. Have loads of house work to catch up on anyway.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 09, 2020, 08:21:27 am
Just made this veg curry, your all welcome to help me eat it !!!!! Will be freezing some me thinks------- (https://i.imgur.com/oMXhkxI.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 09, 2020, 08:23:00 am
Just made this veg curry, your all welcome to help me eat it !!!!! Will be freezing some me thinks------- (https://i.imgur.com/oMXhkxI.jpg)

yummy looking, you always tempt us here over the Intenet with your dishes Davina  :D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 09, 2020, 08:55:47 am
Well it has swede, potatoes , mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots ,aubergine and a green pepper cooked in veg stock , onion ,garlic and ginger with 2 green chillies to start, veg stock to simmer and coconut milk with ground almonds to finish.
Time to chase the vac around and do some dusting, sun has just come out but the wind has picked up with the trees out side my window whipping about. Hope they stay up my cars just there!!!! Weather person described it as a twice a decade storm TBH sheltered here a bit.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 10, 2020, 09:07:11 am
Dragged my self to work , coughing up chunks still. Managed till lunch time and had to come home , running a temp and chest tight (not the bra strap either ) so called in pharmacy and have a remedy and picked up the rest of my patches. Olbas oil is helping a lot as well clearing the gunk.
Made a mango kulfi yesterday and that's helping the throat, Joked today saying I had come down with the Cajon virus as cant stop playing a rhythm!!!!   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 10, 2020, 09:10:05 am
Time for a time signature change - be well
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Donica on February 10, 2020, 04:26:58 pm
How could I miss all the good food you are always cooking up Davina. Glad I found your series 2 diary. Wishing you good luck on your continued transition journey.

Hugs!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 10, 2020, 05:22:09 pm
Like WTH???

You're right Katie Jade.
Sorry Davina.
I'm not so clever.
Sometimes I think I actually know people here and can joke around.
 Will try to keep it at my own expense.
Get well soon
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 11, 2020, 02:58:42 pm
No I fed you the line, right on my humour dear . Managed a full day at work, lungs clearing but sinus is getting bunged so good job I took the Olbas oil with me to clear out.
 One of my friends in hot rod club had a big fire in his garage , started at 2 am so by the time it was noticed and fire brigade got there the place was gutted. 3 race cars lost engines and his life time of trophy's and memorabilia. Still no one was hurt , 2 cars belong to his sons and the one had only been painted and finish 4 days before.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 13, 2020, 04:32:46 am
So last night went to open mic, Texas Tick Fever were headlining and I said OK if I join in with the washboard? If you can keep up they said, halfway through the set I got a thanks over the PA!! They played guitar and banjo , some trad style and some modern played finger picking, finished with Viva Las Vegas!!!ye ha.
 Serious bit now, the site I work at is closing as they have been out bid on the lease and we are moving to the other branch in town, meeting with "management" yesterday. with you bad wrist and your welfare in mind we want you to go to Gloucester branch as they don't have automated testing lane at other branch and there is a vacancy with ATL in Gloucester . Told them before don't want to go there , its 12 more miles a day, they work Sundays and the testing lane is a pain to get onto . already from getting up to returning home is 12 hrs and it will be longer . Asked them to make me redundant , don't think we can do that. That's don't want to pay out redundancy more like. They need an answer by tomorrow, every one I told said quit!!! but that wont pay the bills so don't know what to do GGGGGRRRRRRRR   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 13, 2020, 06:56:09 am
Nothing like an Elvis tune to get things hoppin'  :) Amazing how popular and how many generations Elvis has endured.

As your for job, tough choices ahead, hope things work out for you Davina. I am guessing that "redundant" means "layed off" in so many words (US vs UK terms), which might include a severance pay ?

Have a nice day there and good luck !

C

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 13, 2020, 08:28:09 am
Will be giving them **** tomorrow , will be going of sick with stress and depression if that's there game!!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 13, 2020, 09:04:01 am
Davina, reading your thread, I kept thinking "just hold on another year...just hold on..."

Now, I just hope it works out for you. Any way it does. As long as it  keeps you on track (and hopefully under a roof).
Other people must be reacting to the move too.  Please watch for any unexpected window of opportunity that you can get.  Before management can close it in order to cover their scrambling tails. 
And best luck playing your cards at the right time.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 13, 2020, 03:32:30 pm
yes will have to play by ear, rushing out tomorrow night and Sat night so will not have time to post what happens till Sun.
 Best dress for tomorrow night as said before its Valentines night at the pub the BFF is singing at.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 15, 2020, 02:01:47 pm
So of course area manager never turned up (nothing new there then) so still waiting . Last night went to see BFF sing as she is now "famous" after being on TV !!! Band was brill , have videoed 3 songs and managed to post one on face ache .
Was going out tonight but chesty cough returned so decided to slum in. Have to go food shop tomorrow as forgot to swop my purse over to my work bag , now how many have done that??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 15, 2020, 04:19:47 pm
I carry one purse mostly these days, and when I go for the food shop, always strap my bag handles in the cart seat kiddie strap, so it stays where it is  :) and when placing groceries into car, always put my bag in car first, then unload food cart, thieves can be lurking in parking lots preying on unsuspecting women leaving their bags in the cart as they unload (yes it does happen).

Brilliant on the music and your BFF, how fun...

Good luck next week with area manager....

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 15, 2020, 05:27:21 pm
Davina, reading your thread, I kept thinking "just hold on another year...just hold on..."

Please watch for any unexpected window of opportunity that you can get. 

I agree wholeheartedly with Maddie's sentiment.  Go out on your terms, not theres!

...and when placing groceries into car, always put my bag in car first, then unload food cart, thieves can be lurking in parking lots preying on unsuspecting women leaving their bags in the cart as they unload (yes it does happen).
This summer as I was unloading my cart a woman approached me to bring my attention to this very point.  Put your handbag in the car first and stay aware of people walking around near you.  Very good advice.

Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 16, 2020, 06:22:39 am
Always have my bag strap around my neck and zipped up. Did shopping this morning , got some more "medicine " as they were clearing stop of xmas GIN !!! Making carrot and coriander soup MMMMMMMMMMMM
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 16, 2020, 10:19:07 am
Back to trans matters, Fri night got told by a lot of folk I looked lovely . Did make the effort , make up , that nice dress (red with the black "flames") and my best push up bra.
 Now back to life!! water pressure has gone again so not been able to shower for 2 days , took my work clothes to mum as didn't want to damage washing machine. Time for a <not allowed>   email again.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 16, 2020, 12:44:56 pm
Just seen phots and video on FB of the road I take to work, impassable with flood water and still rising. That will be fun getting to work then as everyone else will be using the one road -------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 16, 2020, 02:05:19 pm
Just seen phots and video on FB of the road I take to work, impassable with flood water and still rising. That will be fun getting to work then as everyone else will be using the one road -------------

@davina61
Dear Davina:
If you are late arriving to work you probably will not be the only one not getting there on time.

Hmmm,....   what if it was SNOW and ICE???....
Here with I live it takes many feet of snow here to slow things down or to stop them..
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Back to trans matters, Fri night got told by a lot of folk I looked lovely . Did make the effort , make up , that nice dress (red with the black "flames") and my best push up bra.
 Now back to life!! water pressure has gone again so not been able to shower for 2 days , took my work clothes to mum as didn't want to damage washing machine. Time for a  <not allowed>  email again.


Dear Davina: 
 It is so affirming for any of us in the transition journey to be told that we look lovely....   make up, nice red dress and a push up bra is bound to help.

Thank you for posting and sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 16, 2020, 02:43:10 pm
So text my manager saying I could be late due to the floods , I just got a message back saying leave earlier (not allowed )!!!!!!!!!!!! Well that's the last time I bother . Tell you what that has made me want to leave the job more.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on February 16, 2020, 02:44:16 pm
So text my manager saying I could be late due to the floods , I just got a message back saying leave earlier (not allowed )!!!!!!!!!!!! Well that's the last time I bother . Tell you what that has made me want to leave the job more.
That’s truly awful - i’m so sorry


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 17, 2020, 08:02:22 am
Your manager sounds special Davina  >:(
Hope you arrived safe and didn't hurry more than reasonable on the bad roads.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 17, 2020, 12:21:55 pm
Got to work early!!! not much traffic in fact manager was 10 mins late------ the one bit of road was just passable but is now closed. Took my mums car in for its annual test ,it only gets chuged around but tonight got a good clear out.   As all the river bridges are closed I had to go via motor way and instead of a 14 mile trip it was 40 and took over an hour. Causeway on south side of town is at the moment still clear but rivers still rising for the next 2 days , not going in to work tomorrow with the distance and time . If they don't like it then they know what to do with it!! Still suffering from this chest/cold thing so might be ill anyway TBH only went today to sort mums car. They did let me go home early !!!
 Not been able to have a shower for 3 days now as water pressure has gone (again) reported but like all the firms can only click on a box on web page and not give a full report. Its not like you can speak to anyone .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 18, 2020, 02:12:07 pm
Thought I might get a day off , no water went down and bridge reopened. Its supposed to rise again tomorrow just hope not to much. Area manager turned up today  and told him not going to Glos and anyway its a 2 person test bay at the other site so I will not be wobbling the suspension as my assistant will be doing it. So looks like stuck in this job for a year. Lets see how I get on, the depression has lifted due to the fact I thought might be leaving . Time for a flannel wash again , still no water pressure------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 19, 2020, 09:13:23 am
Had to come home from work this morning , hard to breath with this chest infection getting worse. On the antibiotics now and the Olbas oil!! 2 drops in hot water and breath in the fumes helps clear the tubes . Will miss open mic night and my day off tomorrow wrecked again.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 19, 2020, 09:21:49 am
awwww, take care Davina, rest well...

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 19, 2020, 09:22:41 am
Take time to heal Davina!  This is what you need to get back on track. 

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 19, 2020, 12:46:59 pm
Feeling better thanks, between a sleep, cough mixture and Olbas oil breathings a bit better. Chest still tight ,feels like I have been punched between the girls.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Donica on February 19, 2020, 03:18:45 pm
Oh dear Davina! Get some rest and stay healthy. I have asthma so I really hate chest congestion.

Healing hugs!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 20, 2020, 04:25:11 am
Thought I was feeling better till I got up!!! So stuck indoors , do have an online exam to do for work so if I can find the site that's my mission for this morning. Nice on FB when I posted not going to open mic that I had replies saying get well soon you will be missed . Coffee cup empty so off to the coffee shop next door (ok my kitchen!!) for a refill.
 Did my exam and passed BUT WHY do they put questions in that have little to do with everyday stuff?? and the answer contradicts the manual -----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 22, 2020, 02:04:20 pm
Feeling a lot better , nearly cleared up . Don't know if this has anything to do with it but the girls are really sore this week!!!  Still got no water pressure , not managed a shower for over a week just a bowl of hot water , soap and a flannel . Need to chase them up again.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 23, 2020, 10:22:04 am
Good start to today, taking my work clothes to mum to wash and got to car to find front tyre flat. Pump it up and hole n side wall/tread shoulder so not reparable . AS there is no spare with this car tried to use sealer but not working , well it sealed the valve core up and now cant pump up tyre. Mum to the rescue, she picked me up then lent me her car so I can take wheel to work tomorrow.
Still no water pressure, talking to the lady that lives next to car park as waiting for mum and she said took 15mins to run 6ins  of water for a bath. She is nice and gave me some mint sweets .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 23, 2020, 10:32:54 am
Nothing like Mom (to the rescue  :)), yours sounds wonderful

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 23, 2020, 10:45:39 am
She is , at 83 no stopping her!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 23, 2020, 06:57:12 pm
That does not sound like a good start for a day.  No
Glad you and your mom are close and able to help each other when things aren't working right
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 24, 2020, 10:11:32 am
Thank goodness Mum was close.  That's the dilemma with "no spare" as not all flats can be reinflated.  At least you were in a carpark and not on the road when it deflated. 

I hope today is better.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 24, 2020, 03:02:11 pm
New tyre fitted and back on so mobile again. Going for my anti T inj on Thurs and will see if they will do a blood test as E was off last time .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 25, 2020, 02:37:23 pm
Yippee , shower working again. Made pancakes as its Shrove Tuesday  and a toad in the hole for tea . Manager said he needed to take my photo, then added and Emily for women's day for work !!! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 25, 2020, 02:51:14 pm
Yippee , shower working again. Made pancakes as its Shrove Tuesday  and a toad in the hole for tea . Manager said he needed to take my photo, then added and Emily for women's day for work !!!

a working woman enjoys a hot shower before pictures, glad yours is online again  :)

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 25, 2020, 03:11:02 pm
Yippee , shower working again.
Yippee!!

'bout time ;)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 25, 2020, 04:39:39 pm
Good News!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 27, 2020, 01:09:06 pm
It was good to have a nice long hot shower and trim the legs!! Anti T shot and blood test today, think its about 1/8th mile from docs to my road (the mirth giving named Minge Lane) and it took me 5mins due to the queue of traffic going over the river bridge. Looks like that route will stay open , floods not as bad as predicted . Made some oat biscuits and some choc fudge to take to work.  (https://i.imgur.com/4MREwHY.jpg) pic of fudge not loading , its froze-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 27, 2020, 01:16:11 pm
yummy looking  :)

Glad the flooding not as bad as expected, we've got bright sunshine today and almost 12 c now, cherry trees are blooming  :)

Good luck with blood tests

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 27, 2020, 01:31:21 pm
Sunny here today as well, 9C but a chilly wind.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Katie Jade on February 27, 2020, 04:57:39 pm
More flooding tomorrow.. I blame Trump as he lets so much bull its affecting our weather... (Sorry but UK view not mine necessarily), im sure all citizens love him. Oh and all the sneezing from the  'non-manufactured' (lol) Chinese virus thats  going to do a Pandemic....

Take Care
Luv n Hugz

Katie

 :o  :o :o :o :-* :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 28, 2020, 03:12:09 pm
The biscuits went down well at work, start at the other site tomorrow so taking some more !!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on February 29, 2020, 08:28:59 am
The biscuits went down well at work, start at the other site tomorrow so taking some more !!
Cooking and baking are a couple of your not-so-secret weapons :)
So far I just have baked cookies, but will make cornbread and cake this year.
Best luck first days at new job site
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 29, 2020, 12:25:39 pm
We are going paperless at work with small tablets that have the jobs loaded and you just click on to start. That's the easy bit, take 4 pics of car before starting load in tyre sizes, age and tread . Sounds simple but is a tyre has 2mm of tread it comes up red and then you have to go to another screen and load in all the details again and when job finished take 4 more pics . Now some days I have to go like a headless chicken just to get the tests done on time, how am I going to find time to do all this extra work . Doing my head in and just about totally had enough of the stupid <not allowed> . It has got ridiculous as we do free retests after repairs, just check and pass, but with the tablets its listed as a job and all the tyre info etc has to be filled in <I don't understand> . On the look out for a new job-------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 29, 2020, 02:16:37 pm
And forgot to say touch screens don't work well for me, 10 goes at taking the one pic before it worked.
50 years doing this job and the firm I work for have beaten any enjoyment out of it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 29, 2020, 02:27:35 pm
And forgot to say touch screens don't work well for me, 10 goes at taking the one pic before it worked.
50 years doing this job and the firm I work for have beaten any enjoyment out of it.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Even though in my occupation, the accounting world...computers, monitor displays, iPads, etc are needed everywhere, I am still a Pen&Paper person....   I like to log things down on a piece of paper that will not disappear into cyberspace when things go wrong with the bits and bytes of computer systems.   In addition to my Blog and other threads here I still keep and Pen&Paper journal.

I trust that you can get get your job enjoyment back soon and get rid of your depression.
I wrote a longish reply to you on your new thread/topic that you just started.....
        "work stress/depression"

I am wishing you well and trusting that you will find a way to not be depressed over job and personal happenings.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 29, 2020, 02:51:41 pm
We have training Thursday afternoon on the tablets so will see how that goes, I do have Tues and Wed off (much needed)
 I wont do anything stupid but not counting out a melt down , thing is I just get angry and pissed
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 29, 2020, 06:06:39 pm
Enjoy the 2 days off next week  :) I'm on call next week which means staying near a computer  :(
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 01, 2020, 11:08:18 am
That's not so bad, you can work at your own pace and not have someone shove the next job at you before you have had chance to finish the last one. Gave the tablet a try, its fine to use and do not have a problem in that respect just bad design of the program for my tasks. What would have normally  have taken me 45 mins to do took 65 mins due to the tablet and I was working flat out. Cant see how it is possible to do the extra booking and do the inspection correctly in the time given , BTW there is NO time set for doing one just work books one in every 50 mins.
Totally exhausted and it was a short day. Having a steak and veg for tea , still have some wine left . The fudge I made goes well with the ginger biscuits , might just have some for pudding ;)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 02, 2020, 03:01:40 pm
Only had to  melt downs today, first when I couldn't get the damn tablet to work first test and then in the middle afternoon as just totally exhausted. 5 tests this morning with no stopping in between and  4 after lunch. Had to work my socks off just to get them done on time with the extra work of the tablets , feel like I have been beaten . Cant do this every day , will see what happens on Thurs .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 03, 2020, 09:39:11 am
Day off and was going to work on panel van but just washed out, rang my mum and ended up in tears so she came over and we went to chemist and grocery shop. Nice to have company for a bit. Catching up on house work now, have tomorrow off so will see what I can do then.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 03, 2020, 09:43:40 am
Day off and was going to work on panel van but just washed out, rang my mum and ended up in tears so she came over and we went to chemist and grocery shop. Nice to have company for a bit. Catching up on house work now, have tomorrow off so will see what I can do then.

Enjoy your time off, a little breathing room from your day gig. Being with your Mum sounds great.

Another day on the job for me, glad I don't have commute very far (just to the kitchen for coffee  :)).

C

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 03, 2020, 02:45:16 pm
Tomorrow night its A's birthday, he organises the open mic night and I made a guitar cake for him last year . So what can I make this year?? Mouth Organ cake that's what, cant get silver colour so its yellow/gold . Made the cake tonight , have a oblong roast dish that's great for this with a 6,6,6,3 mix . Need some roll out icing now-----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 03, 2020, 10:04:33 pm
Harmonicake
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 05, 2020, 02:02:19 pm
It went down so well the birthday boy never got a taste!!! pic later ( site down yesterday? not loading) , need a shower first!!! So here it is , In the style of most mouth organs I put andytune as t(https://i.imgur.com/g1FQfXx.jpg)he make as it was Andy's b/day bash .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 05, 2020, 03:47:01 pm
Harmonicake

 ;D ;D

Looks good, what key is it in ?
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 05, 2020, 05:39:06 pm
A of course! 

Looks tasty Davina.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 05, 2020, 06:24:06 pm
That is so fun!! 
They must love you at  open jam night
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 06, 2020, 03:20:05 am
music and food what could be better. Chest infection returned, didn't think it had quite cleared so off to docs. Will also see about stress and all. Might manage a pub lunch with mum and aunty.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 06, 2020, 12:01:26 pm
back on the anti bionics , as for the stress and all just got a "you can have a week off on a self sick note" followed by basically a rough translation "if you not going to top your self just see how you feel and have a word with work" chocolate and tea pot spring to mind!! Had a nice lunch with mum , got some shopping (food) done and ended up with a lot more than I had on my list. Store cupboard stuff as it was reduced , managed to get toilet rolls but not many on the shelf due to numptys panic buying .   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 06, 2020, 12:38:45 pm
managed to get toilet rolls but not many on the shelf due to numptys panic buying .

The TP shortages seem to be spreading, that and hand sanitizers, hmmmm

Get well soon

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 07, 2020, 11:32:54 am
Well stuck in again, bought a HUGE turkey leg and thigh yesterday so looked for recipe. Found a lamb green curry that said can be made with chicken, TBH the meat is more like lamb anyway. Cooked lovely and as oven on roasted the leg and that will make a Jalfrezi. Rang BFF this morning and she said she would call in but not seen her yet (not holding my breath!!) Anyway its dusk and the pigeons are roosting in the tree out side my window (2nd floor) cloudy   and windy making it chilly so curled up on sofa .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 08, 2020, 10:00:58 am
Managed to clean up a bucket of dust from my panel van, then made more by rubbing down filler again!!!! Got spray under coat on my nails , misty grey effect------- 3 hrs was enough today but its warming up at 12C and sunny. Good news floods have gone so shorter way to work . Talking of work have to write a letter to manager saying about my concerns not having a test assistant , will lose licence if caught and then no job. Working to rule as well , what can they do about that without dropping themselves in it???
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 08, 2020, 10:03:16 am
Glad to read you are feeling well enough to work on the Van  :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 08, 2020, 02:01:09 pm
well enough to make this for tea as well , Jalfrezi and recipe says broad beans and red pepper but side bar says any root veg, courgette or broccoli and you can use any left over meat so this had turkey leg. Went down well with a stuffed paratha .(https://i.imgur.com/2FHo2gf.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 08, 2020, 02:40:24 pm
well enough to make this for tea as well , Jalfrezi and recipe says broad beans and red pepper but side bar says any root veg, courgette or broccoli and you can use any left over meat so this had turkey leg. Went down well with a stuffed paratha .(https://i.imgur.com/2FHo2gf.jpg)
Mmmmm looks delicious!


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 08, 2020, 02:48:38 pm
It was, 2 meals worth left as well. Makes a great use up what's in the fridge, threw a hand full of green beans in .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Katie Jade on March 08, 2020, 08:11:03 pm

You know where I throw green beans????


lol
XX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 09, 2020, 03:47:49 pm
That's ok I wont use any on Sunday!!!
Hectic day at work, had enough TBH and told assistant manager I was going to quit. See what tomorrows like he said, yes same rubbish was my reply ( but not that polite!!} . Will see but its wearing me out.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 09, 2020, 05:47:18 pm
Do it on your own terms.  Don't let emotion rule.

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 10, 2020, 03:20:17 pm
Jus t as bad today but modified my routine and made some time saving, then when I logged on for last test found they have now added checking battery , wiper blades and lights before being able to start test . Takes the biscuit , daft thing is wipers and lights are part of the test---------
 The girls are filling out in the cleavage area at last.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 11, 2020, 09:33:41 am
The last part about the girls sounds great Davina! 
You must be smiling about them.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: randim on March 11, 2020, 09:51:42 am
Davina,

Hang in there dear.  As I am discovering, the last mile to retirement can be grueling.  Let your head and heart work together on this one. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: mm on March 11, 2020, 10:29:02 am
Davina, cleavage is always good especially when you first realize you have a little and then find a bra that hold them nicely to see it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Donica on March 11, 2020, 10:49:55 am
Jus t as bad today but modified my routine and made some time saving, then when I logged on for last test found they have now added checking battery , wiper blades and lights before being able to start test . Takes the biscuit , daft thing is wipers and lights are part of the test---------
 The girls are filling out in the cleavage area at last.

Davina! That is good news. I've finally started developing in the cleavage area too. It's about time for me. I'm still looking for that perfect bra to accent my cleavage. I've tried a couple with no luck as yet.

Hugs!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 11, 2020, 12:36:57 pm
Davina! That is good news. I've finally started developing in the cleavage area too. It's about time for me. I'm still looking for that perfect bra to accent my cleavage. I've tried a couple with no luck as yet.

Hugs!
Ooh yeh, a search well worth continuing! When you find that bra it’s
A) wonderful and
B) very hard to resist wearing immodest tops to demonstrate the bras capabilities!

In my case the boobs are not so big but the cleavage concept was irresistible!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200311/d69a4b6e2878208805156857ef09baca.jpg)


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2020, 05:01:32 am
Yes girls a good cowboy bra works wonders ( its an old joke, as in round them up and move them out!! ) wearing mine last night to open mic. Played a lot of Cajon last nigh and no splits to fingers so the cream is working!! 3 local musicians that only got together 2 weeks ago (more as a chance meet up as well) played a brill set and they only had 2 rehearsals as well. 3 very talented , multi talented , from each playing 2 instruments and taking it in turns to sing lead. Most enjoyable night, TBH needed it after yesterdays work  that was manic. We had some high ups come round to see how the new setup was working (not) and one of them asked me how I was . Woops big mistake as he got it with both barrels , well I am all ways honest !! Area manager didn't like it , tough.
Well I was going to work on panel van today but so tired I just cant be bothered. Need to walk down chemist anyway as run out of hand cream and need heel balm, have always suffered from dry skin /cracks . That's something I inherited from my dad, that and my bald forehead ----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2020, 11:23:11 am
Phone call from GIC, due to virus my interview on Monday will now be done on the phone. I was going up to Katie's but erring on the side of caution looks like that's off. Breaking news as I do this and its gone up from contain to delay what ever that means??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2020, 12:02:22 pm
Well as I jump in to a load of cars every day I will be making sure I have my gloves on at all times, viruses stay on hard surfaces like steering wheels so if someone has sneezed -----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 12, 2020, 01:52:14 pm
Well as I jump in to a load of cars every day I will be making sure I have my gloves on at all times, viruses stay on hard surfaces like steering wheels so if someone has sneezed -----------

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Steering wheels, radio and instrument knobs and buttons, door handles, etc... all all suspect.   
Touch screens on phones, pads and computers are especially suspect.

Please be careful out there, even without the Coronavirus scare, the things that I mentioned are always germ laden.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2020, 02:13:39 pm
Yes I have caught my share of colds this winter.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 13, 2020, 08:44:58 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Steering wheels, radio and instrument knobs and buttons, door handles, etc... all all suspect.   
Touch screens on phones, pads and computers are especially suspect.

Please be careful out there, even without the Coronavirus scare, the things that I mentioned are always germ laden.

HUGS,
Danielle


good advice for sure..., going through surfaces here at the home and on the devices....

Be well Davina, and all  :)

@Pammie - growin' , showin'  8)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 13, 2020, 09:29:53 am
good advice for sure..., going through surfaces here at the home and on the devices....

Be well Davina, and all  :)

@Pammie - growin' , showin'  8)
Hee hee - thanks!


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 13, 2020, 10:21:44 am
Still felt knackered when I woke this morning, first test was 1/2 hr late starting (management <penis> up) so rushing my socks off. Started coughing again then chest got really tight (I was OK yesterday but coughing Wed at work) so came home . Not sure if it was asthma or stress but as soon as I got in my car it started to clear , rang docs and they phoned back saying see how it goes as its clearing. Still feels bruised on my sternum , doc said it takes a long time to recover after infection. The air quality was never very good at that site as bus fumes get trapped by the buildings. Time to make a move I think. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 13, 2020, 11:36:31 am
My father hacked and hacked sick for many years.  Until he got out of the building he worked in, and it all went away. Just like that.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 13, 2020, 02:27:52 pm
I know I keep on complaining about work but it is making me ill (in more ways than one) its just finding some other means of earning I can do without Knackering myself . Think I need to "flip out " at work and then go to Docs with stress.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 13, 2020, 02:34:26 pm
Ooooh Davina! 
Sorry shouldn't encourage naughtiness, but yes, yes, I like that last idea!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 14, 2020, 02:51:21 pm
Have 2 days off work and Sun as was going to GIC, need it after today again. Still breathing OK today. Was going out to night but the gig is cancelled , they posted band member ill . The BFF 's band was playing this afternoon at music festival in town this weekend but looks like that's cancelled . Lot of empty shelfs in supermarket tonight, why are folk so STUPID!!!! So its feet up tonight, G&T time
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 15, 2020, 10:37:10 am
Had to rush home from working on my panel van, tummy trouble will just say the chilli beef / kidney bean mix did for me. Its 6 miles from my lock up , just made it!!!! Had to walk to shop as needed some peppers and things , supermarket had run out of a lot. Cooking time , see what's for dinner thread for the gos .
Sun is out after this mornings rain and its 12C , nice to walk down shop with bare legs wearing my muck around the flat skirt .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 15, 2020, 12:04:24 pm
Had to rush home from working on my panel van, tummy trouble will just say the chilli beef / kidney bean mix did for me. Its 6 miles from my lock up , just made it!!!! Had to walk to shop as needed some peppers and things , supermarket had run out of a lot. Cooking time , see what's for dinner thread for the gos .
Sun is out after this mornings rain and its 12C , nice to walk down shop with bare legs wearing my muck around the flat skirt .
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Yes indeed, CHILI and BEANS  ... can be an "explosive" combination...
... I am glad that you made it home on time to take care of your tummy trouble.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 04:29:53 am
Cough and a runny nose now ------------- no high temp so think its just a "normal" cold , still not shaken off that chest infection properly from 4/5 weeks ago as tubes still feel rough. Staying in today anyways as waiting for call from GIC ,I think a nice hot shower and let the steam clear my head. Looks like the flat will be VERY tidy today!!!! (if I can be bothered)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 16, 2020, 04:41:08 am
Cough and a runny nose now ------------- no high temp so think its just a "normal" cold , still not shaken off that chest infection properly from 4/5 weeks ago as tubes still feel rough. Staying in today anyways as waiting for call from GIC ,I think a nice hot shower and let the steam clear my head. Looks like the flat will be VERY tidy today!!!! (if I can be bothered)
I know that feeling - i’m generally very good but sometimes the chill option kicks in!


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 08:45:23 am
Well I cooked, chicken and leek pie filling for freezer enough for 2 single pies and made leek gratin for lunch . Vac , clothes wash and tidy up!!! been a busy girl. 
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 16, 2020, 08:56:25 am
Busy people are happy people  :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 09:32:50 am
and this happy person has just got approved for hair removal funded by NHS, HRT, and a follow up visit in June to get signatures for approval for GRS (that would have happened today if I had visited >:()
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 16, 2020, 09:33:54 am
and this happy person has just got approved for hair removal funded by NHS, HRT, and a follow up visit in June to get signatures for approval for GRS (that would have happened today if I had visited >:()

Congrats to you Davina  :) That's real progress....
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 10:04:49 am
They do voice training as well but its a long way to go for a session. Now the diet is full on , got something to aim for now just need to shift 40lb----------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 16, 2020, 10:05:57 am
Sweet that you will  get that funded now :).
Hopefully the timing is just right for everything, and no regrets for what could've happened today. 
You're a 🌟
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 03:37:09 pm
Thanks , anyways think I will be off work Wed if this cold wont clear, Thurs is my day off anyway. Will miss open mic , Gov recommending don't go to pubs /bars restaurants . I have enough tinned, frozen food to last 2 months+ its the fresh stuff like milk bread and veg I will need if it comes to staying in. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 17, 2020, 04:19:26 am
Feels like cold clearing, woke up fine but sniffle returned. Off to my lock up to get fresh air , not sure what to do though as filler dust and paint fumes are off . Was looking at my hot rod and came up with idea for radiator frame to make more room, panel van is getting to be a bind now----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 17, 2020, 02:39:29 pm
well made the frame ,just needs welding . Chest still tight ,cant make my mind up if I should risk work or not. 3 days off and still feeling tired , ok did a load of hacksaw and filing today but not enough to be so sleepy now.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 18, 2020, 02:54:12 pm
Coughing all day at work again even with no fumes, strange. Will see what happens on my day off tomorrow. Saying to colleges that I could have voice lessons and all I got was why? see they don't understand, that's one reason work pees me off.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 18, 2020, 07:10:11 pm
Well they certainly don't understand, thats all.  Stay focused on your goals!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 19, 2020, 01:14:03 pm
Still coughing , my friends on FB say don't go to work. Cant pay the bills on sick pay though.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 19, 2020, 02:57:40 pm
Still coughing , my friends on FB say don't go to work. Cant pay the bills on sick pay though.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
If your coughing continues, and especially if it gets worse, please get to a clinic....   
You only have one life, take care of it better than your would your favorite and most prized automobile...

Stay home, rest, get some Chicken Soup or Chicken Broth, and try to get over this.


HUGS and HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 19, 2020, 06:12:07 pm
I agree!  You will not get better by going to work.  Please get to a physician or at least stay home and lay low.  The Panel Van can wait too.  We all care for you.

Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 19, 2020, 07:56:59 pm
We all care includes me.  Please allow yourself to recover dear. 
Your new life wants you around!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 20, 2020, 03:33:59 am
Rang the 111 service (medical advice line) and have been told to self isolate for a week, cough worse this morning and might have a slight temp . Don't have a thermometer so cant tell but its 18C in my front room and I feel hot. Need some groceries as short on veg, mum will be going to shop so will see if she can get me some . She is 84 and is refusing to stay in , she is fit though.
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Post by: RandiL on March 20, 2020, 11:15:20 am
Davina, take care and I hope it's "just" a cold. Often when you run a temperature, you will feel chilled when everybody else thinks it's comfortable.

Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk

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Post by: Katie Jade on March 20, 2020, 11:30:00 am
Take care and isolate properly. If you can get anyone to go shopping for you try and get more than a couple of days worth and any long life foodstuffs like pasta and rice is a must. Make sure you have adequate soap as well.
Best of luck dear friend
Take care
Luv (hugz will have to wait)

Katie xx

 :icon_sadblinky:
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Post by: Pammie on March 20, 2020, 12:04:43 pm
Rang the 111 service (medical advice line) and have been told to self isolate for a week, cough worse this morning and might have a slight temp . Don't have a thermometer so cant tell but its 18C in my front room and I feel hot. Need some groceries as short on veg, mum will be going to shop so will see if she can get me some . She is 84 and is refusing to stay in , she is fit though.
Sounds like she (ur mum) needs to self isolate too - if you might have virus then the household self isolates


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 20, 2020, 12:51:06 pm
My eldest lad is self isolating for 2 weeks, sounds like he has got it from his symptoms. Like me he has always been prone to chest infections. .
Mum got me a load of shopping, she dropped it off and I just ran out and collected it .More than I asked for bless her, she had trouble getting meat as that looks like the next hoarder's target <not allowed> but she got me a leg of lamb . That will make a curry and a stew for next week. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 20, 2020, 12:55:27 pm
My eldest lad is self isolating for 2 weeks, sounds like he has got it from his symptoms. Like me he has always been prone to chest infections. .
Mum got me a load of shopping, she dropped it off and I just ran out and collected it .More than I asked for bless her, she had trouble getting meat as that looks like the next hoarder's target <not allowed> but she got me a leg of lamb . That will make a curry and a stew for next week.
Look after yourself xx
Big hugs xx


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 20, 2020, 01:59:49 pm
According to my news feed all pubs, bars and restaurants have been ordered to close.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 21, 2020, 04:28:53 am
Going down to my lockup as I can get to car and drive there without meeting anyone so still self isolating. Not doing anything dusty due to cough , do have loads of good face masks . Will need to pop into shop as run out of alcohol (the drinking sort!!) , stay safe dear reader XXXXXXXX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 21, 2020, 08:27:41 am
Stay safe and stay well Davina!!!  Hugs, Emma
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 22, 2020, 03:55:32 am
Did loads yesterday, painted some brackets with a brush as spray to fumy . My youngest called me last night KIDS yes he has bought an on road trail bike and needs to fit indicators would I be about today. At least I will get to see him from 12 feet away (social distancing!) of course he just wants my wire, terminals  and crimping tools :(
Chest still feels bruised on sternum , HRT? effect . Chest or should I say tubes as lungs clear feel better today as stopped coughing up  flehm but have a runny nose again --------
Missing my music nights.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 22, 2020, 03:02:58 pm
Ended up calling in to help check wiring, so much for isolation as he spent ages down my unit. Ex said her cousin had this cough that refuses to go after chest infection and antibiotics , trouble is it left me more susceptible to catching stuff. Anyway got my feet up and that bottle of red will be cracked , I shall drink a toast to you all GOOD HEALTH
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 22, 2020, 03:09:30 pm
Ended up calling in to help check wiring, so much for isolation as he spent ages down my unit. Ex said her cousin had this cough that refuses to go after chest infection and antibiotics , trouble is it left me more susceptible to catching stuff. Anyway got my feet up and that bottle of red will be cracked , I shall drink a toast to you all GOOD HEALTH
@davina61
Dear Davina:
In my daily life, especially at work, I am coming across people that may have a cough or sniffling or whatever....
... when they leave my office I immediately wash my hands and wipe down and sanitize the door knobs,  and chair handles in the chair that they sat on and any area of my desk that they may have touched.

Fortunately in my small town and area that I live in there are NO know cases or ever suspected cases of Covid-19  ... but that can change in a hurry so I am very, very careful.

My dear Davina.... Stay safe and healthy,
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 22, 2020, 05:19:44 pm
Doing my best at avoiding contact but I refuse to sit on the sofa all day when I can go to my lockup and do what I like doing besides cooking . On my own anyway and weather is warming up nicely 15C by Tuesday forecast.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 23, 2020, 08:02:45 am
Davina, I just arrived for toast of GOOD HEALTH.
But you've already gotten to your lockup.
That's what I get for sleeping!
Have a good one dear
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 23, 2020, 02:46:59 pm
Got on well today and fitted a lot of bits to steering and brakes . Called into chemist as needed them to order my patches, they have marked the floor and put barrier up to counter at 6 ft spacings.
 Tried to phone mum, no answer she was stuck at Docs getting her prescription . car park was divided up and spaces numbered with some one going round with a clipboard taking details and then dishing stuff out . She was down there 2hrs !!! My breathing feels better again , see what its like later in the week.
Messaged my daughter (all ok) she is off work as the hair dressers she works at have closed and her fella is as well due to lack of new parts , he builds dustbin wagons .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: madeleine on March 23, 2020, 08:15:32 pm
Doing my best at avoiding contact but I refuse to sit on the sofa all day when I can go to my lockup and do what I like doing besides cooking . On my own anyway and weather is warming up nicely 15C by Tuesday forecast.

Yes Davina, you should refuse to sit all day on the sofa!  In my neighborhood I have noticed the number folks walking has increased greatly.  Is that going on in the UK too?
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Post by: davina61 on March 24, 2020, 04:30:33 am
Lots of folk out on bikes , dog walkers about but then that could be normal as normally stuck in at work. My job has been classed as essential , still in self isolation for the rest of this week. Mums birthday today and cant see her , phone call then---
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Post by: Katie Jade on March 24, 2020, 07:50:27 pm
Make sure when you return to work they give you PPE or you should not work - Gloves Respirator (not mask) and eye wear. Otherwise its unsafe to be there and they wouldnt have a leg to stand on if they messed around with you, your health is paramount....
Luv N hugz

Katie

xxxxx
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Post by: davina61 on March 25, 2020, 03:31:01 am
windpipe still feeling dry/rough making me cough , will phone docs and see what they say. TBH plenty of PPE already in place . Have to do a bit of a food shop today , bread , butter and milk . Some veg as well from local store as not going to supermarket .
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Post by: madeleine on March 25, 2020, 01:00:43 pm
Try to get a thermometer if you can Davina.  My understanding is that knowing if you have a fever or not is important.
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Post by: davina61 on March 25, 2020, 01:08:25 pm
News today, they have relaxed the need to have a car inspection for 6 months . Work rang " have you done your CPD for testing" yes a month ago and I gave you copy of certificate . Its there cockup .
Made to much food again, lamb and potato pie with a suet top. A lamb stew with veg and dumplings also an apple crumble as 2 of my eating apples had gone soft.
Need to stay in tomorrow waiting for parcel with bits for brakes on panel van .
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Post by: davina61 on March 25, 2020, 01:11:50 pm
Yes symptoms are sore throat, dry cough and high temp. Recommended to drink hot fluids as it kills virus and keep mouth moist so it gets washed into gut as that kills it as well.
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Post by: Katie Jade on March 25, 2020, 01:27:02 pm
Hot mead then I assume lol

Luv & Hugz

Katie
xx
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Post by: davina61 on March 26, 2020, 11:33:46 am
Got my letter back telling my GP to prescribe HRT ,only prob is they have my E level way off and doc has been told to reduce patches when my level is spot on what they want between 5 and 600 pmol/L . sent them an email as no point in ringing as never gets answered . Will inform docs anyway. My next visit to GIC is in June (is its OK to go by then) when I will get signatures for surgery . Have to decide who to go with and full or partial .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 27, 2020, 03:39:08 am
Now not being at work has made me realise just how stressed I had become, sleeping better, my eye that was blood shot (the one that gets tired easily ) has been clear and aches and pains going . Working on my own VW  but at my pace has been good due to the rapid progress , a months worth of spare time in one week. Still feeling a lack of energy , HRT effect? or old age?
Overcast this morning and gradually turning colder, some showers forecast  .
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 27, 2020, 09:12:48 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Not being at work seems to be doing good things for you, even though it is a "forced" vacation.
Gives you an opportunity to do some things that you enjoy... more-so than at your work...

Hey girl, you have not posted any photos lately showing your hobby of making clocks out of old automobile parts.   I have really enjoyed seeing your handiwork ... and I suppose it can bring in a little extra money when you can sell some of your creations...

I am wishing you well, stay safe, stay healthy....

HUGS, and best wishes as always,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 27, 2020, 11:47:08 am
Not made any clocks lately , concentrating on van. Started to make a steam punk style standard lamp using a flex plate from a range rover , thin steel tube and will be decked with sprockets . bulb holder will hang from a turn buckle tensioner , watching to many TV shows like Black Dog Salvage, Find it Fix IT Flog it and so on !!!
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Post by: Donica on March 27, 2020, 12:52:42 pm
Yes I know the feeling Davina. I've been watching Let's Make A Deal and The Price Is Right. I'm soooo bored. I posted a request on FB asking our local cable TV provider to put something better on TV since we are all stuck at home. They must have read my post because for the next month, some of the premium channels are free ;D

Hugs!
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Post by: Maddie on March 27, 2020, 02:13:59 pm
Not made any clocks lately , concentrating on van. Started to make a steam punk style standard lamp using a flex plate from a range rover , thin steel tube and will be decked with sprockets . bulb holder will hang from a turn buckle tensioner , watching to many TV shows like Black Dog Salvage, Find it Fix IT Flog it and so on !!!

Can't wait to see photos if it turns out!
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Post by: madeleine on March 27, 2020, 04:45:55 pm
Not made any clocks lately , concentrating on van. Started to make a steam punk style standard lamp using a flex plate from a range rover , thin steel tube and will be decked with sprockets . bulb holder will hang from a turn buckle tensioner , watching to many TV shows like Black Dog Salvage, Find it Fix IT Flog it and so on !!!

Oooh, I want to see this lamp.  and the van.
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Post by: davina61 on March 27, 2020, 05:24:30 pm
don't have a bulb holder and of course the shops shut , can finish the rest though
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Post by: madeleine on March 28, 2020, 07:53:25 am
I'll wait :)
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Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2020, 10:47:32 am
All done apart from bulb holder, needs a brass one I think. Took me an hour to feed cable up the tubing !! So just for Madeline here is a pic of lamp and one of panel van. Lamp shade is an old cutlery drain pot .   (https://i.imgur.com/9FW6QLF.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Dl7YaGM.jpg)
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Post by: madeleine on March 28, 2020, 11:30:07 am
Oh no, I caused you to work!   :P

I really think the lamp looks cool!  The lampshade is the best part.  I don't know a lot about body work, but the van looks really good so far too.  Thanks for sharing your work.
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Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2020, 02:33:29 pm
I wanted to do it anyway so no you didn't make me work. Just need to sell it now, will be hard to ship!!!!Day in tomorrow as its going very cold and need to do house work anyways. Stay safe everyone
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Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2020, 05:37:34 pm
Watching Girls Trip, I shouldn't have drunk that (Absinth ) 3 glasses of red. That will teach me not to leave the bottle in the kitchen!!!
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Post by: Katie Jade on March 28, 2020, 07:54:37 pm
Lol...
TC

xx

KJ
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Post by: davina61 on March 29, 2020, 08:45:28 am
The lad in the next flat to mine has not been about for a week so as I had made some biscuits thought I would take some to him, he opened the door a crack and he looks like <not allowed> , could hardly speak as well. I had stood well back anyway so said hold out your hand and dropped bag in them quick. Told him if your stuck let me know.
As well as biscuits made a walnut cake, waiting for it to cool for a coffee butter cream filling and icing top.
Clocks moved forward an hour last night to BST so all behind , still washing, vac and dusting done. Its nice being the "house wife" today!!!
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 29, 2020, 08:47:18 am

Clocks moved forward an hour last night to BST so all behind , still washing, vac and dusting done. Its nice being the "house wife" today!!!

Domestic bliss is where it's at  :)
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Post by: Jessica_K on March 29, 2020, 12:03:05 pm
Saw a joke in a newspaper
“Clocks go forward today, yay, one less hour of lockdown”

Jessica xx
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 29, 2020, 12:11:11 pm
Yes symptoms are sore throat, dry cough and high temp. Recommended to drink hot fluids as it kills virus and keep mouth moist so it gets washed into gut as that kills it as well.
I’m afraid that’s fake news. Drinks go down the other tube so that’s just not true


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 29, 2020, 01:12:21 pm
It was to wash it out of your mouth and to keep it moist, was a proper recommendation as well. Whether it does any good is a different matter!!!
 
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Post by: davina61 on March 31, 2020, 03:43:02 am
Another day------------ Made sandwiches and a flask of coffee to take to my lockup but lacking motivation. Found a can of stone chip sat on my paint shelf , God knows how old it is but stirred it for ages and its still to thick for spay gun!!! I keep putting of fixing the rear bumper mountings as all the captive nuts are broken off inside chassis , no room to get grinder in so drill heads off bolts is the only way and not looking forward to that .
Chest has cleared ,will give it a few more days to make sure then back to work Fri . Have to do a supermarket shop tomorrow as running out of shaver blades and foam. Mum has given me a list as well . Time to get my rump in gear
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 31, 2020, 07:02:25 am

Chest has cleared ,will give it a few more days to make sure then back to work Fri .

Nice you're feeling better, take care out there....
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Post by: davina61 on March 31, 2020, 10:22:45 am
Well once I got my bum in gear got a lot done!!! Need some new bits now-----------
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Post by: davina61 on April 01, 2020, 07:41:28 am
Did the food shop, car park 1/2 empty and got a trolley full in no time. Lots of reduced price stuff as well , fish, sausages, ready meal all for the freezer . Dropped mums off for her , she  is fine . New wig came today , same as one I have but didn't realise how tired the old on was . Going to wear it to work (the old one) to see if it helps with the "mistering" .
Nice to put on some slap (makeup) to go to shop .   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on April 01, 2020, 07:46:12 am
Glad to hear your mum is fine Davina.

Wearing the old wig to work sounds like a great idea!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 03, 2020, 11:38:12 am
Back to doing dusty shuffler impression, I hate doing body filler . Saying that I have managed to shift some weight with all that exercise !!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 05, 2020, 03:23:22 am
Off to the "dust hole" again today, filler dust gets everywhere  even with a good quality face mask . Makes me wonder how good they work against bugs? Back to work tomorrow but spoke to them yesterday and its gone very quiet , still a week to go and then have a weeks booked holiday . Tidied up my old wig that had frizzy ends , its shortened it an inch or so but going to wear it to work now. The short one I have been using for 2 1/2 years is getting very tired , elastic has gone slack .
Missing seeing my chums and BFF , she posted some vids of her band as have  a load of the performers from open mic night . Good but its not the same as live -----------
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 05, 2020, 10:27:58 am
Please be careful with the dust Davina.  I understand that some masks work poorly but resist the temptation to go without.  I've determined my breathing issues go back to years working with no or poor masks.  Like you I've worked on cars for seemingly ever, plus I've completely remodeled three homes of my own whilst working on others.  I have a couple good respirators in the shop and I'll use one even when tidying up as who knows whats in the air that gets kicked up. 

Good idea to tidy up that old wig-hat!  I know you're itching to get back to the club where you can play and dance. 
Cheers, Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 05, 2020, 10:42:19 am
Get hay fever and always been  slightly asthmatic, all that brake dust and rubbish from 50years working on cars has not helped . The MMM masks I have are good. Just one rear lower corner to fill, awkward shape around door handle and some final fettling left .
Dropped some stuff of for my youngest, he is rebuilding a trail bike . He said the ex who is a nurse has some cases in here cottage hospital , he was  being cautious just in case.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 06, 2020, 02:35:21 pm
What a boring day back at work, just one test all day. Looks like the same tomorrow, still get paid for doing nothing!!
Manager went home feeling unwell , hope its not the bug as we could all catch it due to the fact its impossible to social distance . TBH think we should have closed down, all the garages, tyre places  I pass are closed .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 06, 2020, 03:07:02 pm
What a boring day back at work, just one test all day. Looks like the same tomorrow, still get paid for doing nothing!!
Manager went home feeling unwell , hope its not the bug as we could all catch it due to the fact its impossible to social distance . TBH think we should have closed down, all the garages, tyre places  I pass are closed .
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am thinking that we should be glad for any business that is allowed to stay open, just as long as the employees are staying safe.   
My business is way way own because the local businesses that I do financial, tax and payroll work for are mandated to be closed....  some of these business will not weather the storm, they will not be back, thus the employees are out of a job and out in the cold.

Hang in there Davina...  be glad that you have a job to go to....
Stay safe, stay healthy,
HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: Maddie on April 06, 2020, 04:05:25 pm
Doesn't sound good about manager.  Hope it's not that.
Wonder why you're the only place running
Do they need you open to test emergency vehicles? 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 06, 2020, 04:10:15 pm
We do a lot of fleet stuff , British Gas vans and the like so they need to be kept running.
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Post by: Katie Jade on April 07, 2020, 04:11:34 am
Yep, Like I have a friend who delivers tyres, they are one of the few depots doing it in the country but have seem deliveries drop from several thousand to a few hundred daily. The garages they serve support other delivery services and the NHS. There are lots of support activities keeping hospitals alone running.
Keep safe dear friend

Luv n Hugz

katie

 :-*  :-*  :-*     :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 07, 2020, 12:32:29 pm
Have been put on 3 weeks furlough , suits me !!!! Still get paid so that's ok. Trying to load Zoom , Hot rod club have set up a meeting tonight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 07, 2020, 02:28:58 pm
well couldn't find the setting to make camera work till meeting was over, having one next week so will be able to join in visually as well. Nice to see everyone though.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 08, 2020, 12:57:37 pm
My arms hurt!! spent all day tidying /moving stuff in my unit. brought some stuff back home like the seats from panel. Doors from hot rod tomorrow . Falling asleep now---------------and its not 7pm yet!!
Made potato and cauliflower curry tonight , very nice.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 08, 2020, 01:08:07 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
There is nothing like a good day's work... I find that after I work hard, come home and clean up, eat dinner, that I sometimes want to go to bed way too early.  Usually a good night's sleep will ensue.
The problem for me is that if I go to bed too early then I'm up at 4:00AM and then I can't get back to sleep.
HUGS,
Danielle



My arms hurt!! spent all day tidying /moving stuff in my unit. brought some stuff back home like the seats from panel. Doors from hot rod tomorrow . Falling asleep now---------------and its not 7pm yet!!
Made potato and cauliflower curry tonight , very nice.
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Post by: davina61 on April 08, 2020, 03:08:13 pm
yes same here, will be 11 before I go to bed as TV show I like is on.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 11, 2020, 03:16:29 am
Bit of a relax yesterday, food shop then back home for midday. Dropped Easter eggs of for the kids at the ex's , don't know when they will get them due to lock down. Made a pineapple upside down pudding , bought a reduced price pack of fresh and it was to much to eat so 1/2 went in pud . Walked to local shop as some stuff I needed was out of stock in supermarket. Had to queue to get in as only letting 30 folk in at once . made for a quick shop!!
Off down the unit again to finish shelf and sort boxes , way to much stuff but you know what happens as when you throw it away you need it next day!!
Happy Easter to my reader ,easy on the chocs XXXXXX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 11, 2020, 07:21:54 am

to much stuff but you know what happens as when you throw it away you need it next day!!


Famous words from a reformed hoarder  ;) You know you are gonna need it, it's just so hard to let go of...

Fresh pineapple is best

Happy Easter

C
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Post by: madeleine on April 11, 2020, 03:46:01 pm
I don't think I've ever had pineapple upside down pudding, but it sounds delicious. 
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Post by: davina61 on April 13, 2020, 04:38:59 am
Decided to have a day off sorting my unit , nearly finished . All shelfs sorted, rubbish thrown out just have oils and things to go through . Will be a good skip run when things are back to normal.
Washing , cleaning ,cooking day . Have stuff to do on line as well , cooler and very breezy today with patchy cloud .
Its Koftas for tea (Indian meatballs) and some Okra (have bags of frozen ) might make a nan bread .
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Post by: davina61 on April 14, 2020, 03:16:40 am
Morning world, its 9am and sat here in dressing gown working up energy to get going!! Colder today with forecast high of 13C but lovely clear blue sky at the moment. Well I was going to make myself a birthday cake but used all my floor making nan bread, mum needs some butter and margarine so a quick shop on way to unit then. The girls have suddenly gone very firm again, must make a note on calendar as it seems to be a cycle ? 
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Post by: Maddie on April 14, 2020, 05:01:57 am
 :) :)

Happy birthday 2 You
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Post by: davina61 on April 14, 2020, 12:16:34 pm
Thanks its tomorrow , 65 years young----------Have to go without cake as no self raising in shop (or any sort) will have to make do  with a strawberry trifle that I made yesterday with fresh strawberries .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 01:45:34 pm
Thanks its tomorrow , 65 years young----------Have to go without cake as no self raising in shop (or any sort) will have to make do  with a strawberry trifle that I made yesterday with fresh strawberries .

Hope your birthday tomorrow is simply wonderful Davina, and enjoy the Strawberry trifle  :)

Cyndi -
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 14, 2020, 08:10:49 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina
TOMORROW, April 15th,  is your Special Day !!!!


I see that you are all another year older and another year wiser....
 
Please allow me to wish YOU a very

       :icon_flower: :icon_flower: :icon_flower: H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y :icon_flower: :icon_flower: :icon_flower:

I hope and trust that your special day includes family, friends
and very important.... CAKE and CANDLES.

***NOTE:  Be certain to check your profile for a special surprise on April 15th ! :)

HUGS and best wishes to you,
Danielle
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Post by: davina61 on April 15, 2020, 03:04:31 am
Thanks , cake and presents on hold!!!! Have a card from mum and text from kids. Of to work on panel van as need to get it in primer by end of next week.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 15, 2020, 03:36:02 pm
Just made a lovely air freshener , cooked a banana loaf and flat smells wonderful !!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 15, 2020, 03:37:21 pm
Just made a lovely air freshener , cooked a banana loaf and flat smells wonderful !!!
It's good too if it is eaten... fresh, warm out of the oven !!!!   mmm, good
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Post by: davina61 on April 15, 2020, 04:51:24 pm
It was !!!
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Post by: davina61 on April 16, 2020, 02:10:31 pm
At last finished sorting the unit out!! (https://i.imgur.com/tWbuLa1.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/9lRZFrO.jpg)and made a stand for my bench grinder from stuff I had . Over slept  this morning, had a dreaming night and woke up twice but still had 10 hrs sleep!!!!
Had a card and bottle of red from the ex , course it was dead named -------------mum had a food parcel from local group so she gave me the Easter egg, onions , 3 eggs , some bread as she had plenty so no need to food shop this weekend.
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Post by: madeleine on April 16, 2020, 03:22:09 pm
Happy belated birthday!
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Post by: davina61 on April 16, 2020, 03:38:17 pm
Thanks dear.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 17, 2020, 03:23:34 am
Lock down extended, will have to start raiding my freezer meals next week . Needs clearing anyway. Of to work on the panel again, thing is I don't feel very lady like doing this sort of thing. Still plenty of girls do its just its a hang over from the old me, thinking its the lack of going out dressed up-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 18, 2020, 07:07:45 pm
You can still do what you enjoy in your spare time Davina.  Time to accumulate some "work" clothes more befitting a woman mechanic!!
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Post by: steph2.0 on April 18, 2020, 07:45:45 pm
You can still do what you enjoy in your spare time Davina.  Time to accumulate some "work" clothes more befitting a woman mechanic!!
Something like this?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200419/bde1e6e4bb887d3879e22a2142e07ce2.jpg)


- Stephanie
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 19, 2020, 03:30:25 am
Steph its not been warm enough yet!!! and the sparks burn---- Cant decide whether to take a day of and do some house work , think its 9 days straight been working on van/unit  (lost track!)  and fed up rubbing filler and stripping paint from gutters and door shuts . Need the exercise though .
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 19, 2020, 09:57:53 am
I like that Stephanie!  It looks cute and practical for many tasks.
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Post by: madeleine on April 19, 2020, 10:24:57 am
Steph its not been warm enough yet!!! and the sparks burn---- Cant decide whether to take a day of and do some house work , think its 9 days straight been working on van/unit  (lost track!)  and fed up rubbing filler and stripping paint from gutters and door shuts . Need the exercise though .

Take a day off ;)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: madeleine on April 19, 2020, 10:25:55 am
I like that Stephanie!  It looks cute and practical for many tasks.

Oh yes!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 19, 2020, 11:23:13 am
Got my backside in gear and did a lot , front panel "finished" (needs a fine sand and double check for pin holes ) passenger side door frame and wheel arch taken back to bare and primed. 
Sun is back out today, have the windows open. Yesterday needed the heater on!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on April 20, 2020, 06:21:06 am
Weather can't make up its mind here either.
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Post by: madeleine on April 20, 2020, 12:24:32 pm
Same here.  It's spring!
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Post by: davina61 on April 20, 2020, 01:59:48 pm
yes down to the polo shirt this afternoon, working up a sweat rubbing down . Think it might be ready for primer by week end.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 21, 2020, 04:06:25 am
Overslept big time again!! Never mind not got a bus to catch. Weird dream, the straight bit of road out of village was closed for drag racing. Seeing folk not seen for years but had forgotten to put wig on!! Then was going to get my Dodge Challenger and race it, not had that for 34 years----------
Scrambles the brain waking up from stuff like this, waiting for it to sort itself out then back to rubbing filler down
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 21, 2020, 07:20:04 am
It's interesting how some dreams stay with you, long after waking  :)

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Post by: davina61 on April 22, 2020, 02:38:01 am
Not that I fancy mingling but its the necessary supermarket grocery shop today, have a list from mum as well. Lets see if they have caught up with stock!!
Warming up again forecast high of 21C but a stiff breeze .
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Post by: davina61 on April 22, 2020, 01:33:43 pm
Daft in't it , super market has loads of food on its sell by date reduced. Fresh 2 kilo chicken for £2 , a shelf full. Got some stuff for freezer but trouble is a lot of stuff not suitable for freezing . What a waste, still cant find flour!!!
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Post by: davina61 on April 23, 2020, 11:21:02 am
Have 3 more weeks of furlough ,still have a week left of this one. Stand a chance of getting panel van painted.
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Post by: davina61 on April 25, 2020, 03:23:51 am
Call from BFF yesterday (she needs wiper blades!) , you want to come for a cup of tea -----errrr NO . According to her this C19 is a global conspiracy to control our lives, I know she lives with the fairies  but really. The ex is treating C19 patients, think its 8 in her small cottage hospital.
Blue skies, 19C so a nice day again. 9.20 am  so  must rush as have to pick up mums bread and paper from shop.
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 25, 2020, 07:24:22 am
Have 3 more weeks of furlough ,still have a week left of this one. Stand a chance of getting panel van painted.

might as well be productive, pictures of painted van forthcoming ?
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Post by: davina61 on April 25, 2020, 11:45:22 am
defiantly, have 2 cab doors to strip paint from inside and the grill left. Took 2 hrs to do inside of engine lid-----compressor doesn't have enough cfm to keep up with air tools so have to wait. 
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Post by: RandiL on April 25, 2020, 12:38:46 pm
Hi Davina, I haven't checked in for awhile, but just got caught up. I'm glad you get paid for your furloughs and that you have a good project to keep you busy. I loved your photos of the straightened up tools and bench grinder. The van is a much bigger project than I can imagine taking on! Good on you. Stay healthy

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Post by: davina61 on April 25, 2020, 01:50:00 pm
Taken me 3 years so far, mainly due to lack of spare time. Wanted to get it ready to go camping this year but that's off anyway!!
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Post by: davina61 on April 27, 2020, 03:15:30 am
Day 19- much the same as any day, get ready and go to unit . get there about 10ish till 4ish as by the time I get back and clean up its getting on for 5 . Sort some dinner and slum time ----------
I know I have said this before but seriously need to go on strict diet, lock down not helping causing boredom eating .
Time to get off my arse and do some work, got to collect bread for mum and post a carb part to member of VW bus forum . 
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Post by: davina61 on April 28, 2020, 03:42:56 am
Gave myself day off working on bus, well its turned cold and wet and flat needs cleaning, clothes to wash and cooking to do. Have veg to cook before it goes bad, courgettes , cauliflower so looks like a couple of curries then . Have been trying to sprout some moth beans to cook but less than 1/2 have shoots so far.
Missing my friends and family, have a zoom hot rod club meet tonight so a bit of distraction but not the same.
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Post by: davina61 on April 29, 2020, 03:27:46 am
Bugger got a runny nose/blocked sinus and sticky eyes , cold? or from all that filler/paint dust that gets into your system through the best dust masks . Could be hay fever, anyway hope fully this should be last day of rubbing down/paint stripping then the big clean up begins to get all the dust up before painting. What fun!!!
Think I might make a quiche tonight to go in lunch box , that's if the gluten free flour (all I could get) cooks ok.   
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Post by: davina61 on May 01, 2020, 02:28:15 am
Where did April go , saying that only had 2 days at work. Still have 3 weeks of furlough left as well . Keeping myself busy has helped , my youngest lad wants me to rewire his bike tomorrow. Well its more sort out previous bodges , KTM moto cross bike made road legal so a lot of add ones like indicators , lights, horn .
Got my new patches and they haven't reduced dose , blood test in 2 weeks time (if I can get it done?) so see what the levels are like then.
its breezy today , forecast high of 16 C but thundery showers later. Had to put heating on the last few nights and under floor heating that on thermostat has come on in kitchen .
Look after yourselves everyone XXXXXXX
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Post by: davina61 on May 02, 2020, 02:38:36 am
Well this is good, only going to shop for food and then only when needed. Not getting close to anyone and yet still have caught a cold!! It is just a cold, blocked sinus ,streaming nose and sticky eyes. Starting to shift , daft thing is was clear when woke up but nose started again (sniff) .
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Post by: sandrauk on May 02, 2020, 03:53:04 am
I'm the same but mine's just hay fever  I have to spend a few minutes every morning clearing my sinuses by breathing long slow breaths in through the nose. It's annoying because if my sinuses aren't clear I lose control of voice pitch.
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Post by: davina61 on May 02, 2020, 01:24:11 pm
I do get hay fever but not normally till later in the year , cleared today anyway a 3 day cold .
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Post by: davina61 on May 03, 2020, 04:26:08 pm
As Robin said , colour me red for abasement (just been watching Bat Woman   ) . Decided to cook some Parathas for tea , recipe said heat a griddle and coat with butter. Now put extractor on and closed kitchen door and it still set fire alarm off, as its a block of flats its a full on system. Managed to turn it off after cleaning detector with vac and putting code in . Its happened before from cooking fumes and not just to me .
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Post by: davina61 on May 05, 2020, 02:34:24 am
Sent a curry to the ex, lamb korma , cauliflower and potatoes and moth beans. Got a text saying thanks it was delicious .My cooking is improving as pick up tips like add a splash of water when frying spices to stop them burning, cover onions when frying to cook quicker but get them dry to brown .
Started spraying primer on van, after rewiring my lads KTM he gave me a hand to turn unit into temp spray booth,cant rig up an extractor though. Still its paint and go home, have new mask and painters overalls .   
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 05, 2020, 09:29:50 am
I'm sure you're happy to be at the point where you can lay some primer on your panel van.   Will you do the final topcoat paint yourself or sent it out?   
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Post by: davina61 on May 05, 2020, 11:26:49 am
Will do it myself, TBH cant afford to get anyone to do it. Not the first total respray I have done . Just a few panels left to prime , food shop for mum tomorrow and a bit for me. Had to go and get more paint supplies , ran out of gloves as well but they had some. Got primer on my hands and it will not come off even with gun wash, it will wear off------------eventually.
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 05, 2020, 11:37:24 am
Will do it myself, TBH cant afford to get anyone to do it. Not the first total respray I have done . Just a few panels left to prime , food shop for mum tomorrow and a bit for me. Had to go and get more paint supplies , ran out of gloves as well but they had some. Got primer on my hands and it will not come off even with gun wash, it will wear off------------eventually.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Just make certain to get some matching fingernail polish to go with the primer color.
Danielle
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Post by: davina61 on May 06, 2020, 03:09:36 am
clear blue sky this morning with a forecast high of 17C and light breeze , get to "dress up" today to go shopping .
Danielle , no point in nail varnish as the paint cleaner will strip it!!! and not seen a dirty grey anyway-------
Yes have to brave /risk the supermarket again, maybe I should wear my painting respirator!!!
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 06, 2020, 08:41:52 am
no point in nail varnish

I know with all this hand washing it's harder to keep a good looking manicure.

Supermarket experience here has been calm and relaxed so far, we went yesterday, although contrarian timing makes quite a difference...
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Post by: davina61 on May 06, 2020, 01:20:53 pm
It was very quiet , did shopping in no time (still no self raising flour) .  Mum had a "community" food parcel given to her, 2 day past sell by spinach (made a curry) and a squashed looking kiwi fruit (was ok!) so she gave me the stuff she wont use including 1/2 loaf of brown bread with todays use by. Supermarkets saying they give food to help out but looks like stuff that would have been thrown away.
Spinach curry, wash and coarsely chop spinach, drain. Olive oil in pan, fry cumin seeds when they sizzle add thinly sliced garlic, when golden add spinach salt and cayenne pepper fry 1min then cover and cook till wilted. remove lid and cook till moisture gone . serve . 
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Post by: RandiL on May 06, 2020, 05:12:35 pm
Spinach Curry sounds good. We have some fresh spinach so I might try that.

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Post by: davina61 on May 07, 2020, 01:12:10 pm
Threw some primer on the last bits this morning, cleaned up and left . Got back for lunch time, BORED , ended up cooking my dinner for some thing to do. Toad in the hole with peppers and sweet potato chunks added, rest of the sweet potato made into Indian dessert.
Will be busy for the next few days rubbing down primer.
Rang Docs to get a blood test, recorded message saying ring on day you want appointment as no advanced slots being taken. Just hope I can get in as its time for my anti T inj.
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 07, 2020, 01:26:05 pm
@Davina
Dear Davina:
You had me wondering what is "Toad in the Hole"
I looked it up... and it sounds wonderful.
   Toad in the hole or Sausage Toad is a traditional
    English dish consisting of sausages in Yorkshire
    pudding batter, usually served with onion gravy
    and vegetables.
    Historically, the dish has also been prepared using
    other meats, such as rump steak and lamb's kidney.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole
   
        (https://i.imgur.com/KUAlYLM.jpg)

Yes, I hope that you can get your blood test in time for your anti-T injection...
Please continue to keep your thread updated.
HUGS,
Danielle

Threw some primer on the last bits this morning, cleaned up and left . Got back for lunch time, BORED , ended up cooking my dinner for some thing to do. Toad in the hole with peppers and sweet potato chunks added, rest of the sweet potato made into Indian dessert.
Will be busy for the next few days rubbing down primer.
Rang Docs to get a blood test, recorded message saying ring on day you want appointment as no advanced slots being taken. Just hope I can get in as its time for my anti T inj.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 07, 2020, 03:15:26 pm
YES , just a pancake mix. plain flour, egg, milk . cook sausage in lard (or oil) in dish 200C then add batter .
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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on May 07, 2020, 04:59:16 pm
Toad in the hole is delicious. Probably not good for you to have it very often though...
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Post by: davina61 on May 08, 2020, 02:26:19 am
Just one sausage at a time, will last 3 days. Was going (or at least thinking about) to fire up my barbeque but have to do it in community garden and on 2nd floor . Griddle pan then and try not to set smoke alarm off!!!
75th VE day holiday today , shame for all the street party's and celebrations that have had to be cancelled . Lot have gone on line with performances from there house/garden and a lot of "end of drive" street party's as well .
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Post by: Maddie on May 08, 2020, 08:17:07 am
End of drive street parties sounds fun.  It's good that folks are friendly. 

I used to have vans, nothing too custom though..  Sometimes would park on busy streets and set up and jam on the roof.  Use power inverter to run my sound from the battery.
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 08, 2020, 08:24:59 am
There is a distinct pent up demand for live music performances I'm afraid, miss it....
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 08, 2020, 10:36:04 am
Me too!!  So many great shows were cancelled so far.  I can't wait to get back.
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Post by: davina61 on May 08, 2020, 12:47:49 pm
Yes missing the open mic nights, its not the same playing along to recorded msic.
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Post by: madeleine on May 09, 2020, 12:08:17 pm
Me too!!  So many great shows were cancelled so far.  I can't wait to get back.

Yes!
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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on May 09, 2020, 01:23:28 pm
There's a lot of music and performing arts on Twitch streaming live these days... maybe you can find some live music you like on there? It's a different experience but it's quite good.
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Post by: davina61 on May 09, 2020, 03:41:07 pm
A lot of the open mic bunch have been posting performances , some live .
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Post by: madeleine on May 09, 2020, 06:48:51 pm
They're doing that here too and I think it is great.  However, it just doesn't do it for me.
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Post by: davina61 on May 10, 2020, 03:31:18 am
Yes not the same ,no atmosphere . Suppose to be easing restrictions today, Boris is doing a speech later so see what happens .
Just made a bacon,egg, mushroom and tomato breakfast and a BLT sarnie for lunch, off to the "dust hole" to rub down some more primer . Wrist was a bit sore and aching after yesterday but recovered overnight .
Managed to get some strong white bread flour , was thinking of sour dough but its a fiddle to make starter (and a waste of flour) as instructions I found said it takes 5 days and you throw away 1/2 each day. 
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Post by: davina61 on May 10, 2020, 09:57:04 am
took piccy of van in primer for those interested, still have loads to flat down!!!(https://i.imgur.com/iHoRszv.jpg)
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 10, 2020, 10:06:44 am
a work in prog  :)

Bread flour quite sought after at the moment, good for you in simply finding it available...

C
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Post by: davina61 on May 10, 2020, 10:30:34 am
Last one in shop!!!
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Post by: davina61 on May 12, 2020, 02:50:43 am
Furlough day ??? lost count!!! Hands are very sore from rubbing down primer and not started to wet flat yet Lots of hand cream and Snowfire for splits . Have a new pack of Nitrile gloves so will see if they are any good and not rip easy.
 Made a suet pastry top for the defrosted chicken and leek pie filling , made to much so it made a bacon turn over . Also used up some carrots as starting to put out roots , they were in fridge wrapped in foil . Carrot and coriander curry , makes a different way to cook carrots with a slight kick from Cayenne pepper .
Zoom meet with hot rod club again tonight , shopping for mum tomorrow where has the week gone?
Not sure if my furlough  will be extended , Gov announcement today but if there is insufficient work  for me I can see employer extending it just so my wages get paid for them .
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Post by: Maddie on May 12, 2020, 01:39:04 pm
Do you ever put together a rocksbilly or classic pinup style for your hot rod club?
Sometimes you see cool women's outfits like that at car shows and magazines
I don't think the Low Rider babe look would work for me though ;)
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Post by: davina61 on May 12, 2020, 02:57:54 pm
I was tempted by a 50s style dress at a Hot Rod show but all to small and I don't have a waist!!!
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Post by: madeleine on May 13, 2020, 08:46:07 am
Do you ever put together a rocksbilly or classic pinup style for your hot rod club?
Sometimes you see cool women's outfits like that at car shows and magazines
I don't think the Low Rider babe look would work for me though ;)

Oh yes Maddie, that pin up stuff always looks so fun, just look at the SP logo!
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Post by: madeleine on May 13, 2020, 08:47:48 am
I was tempted by a 50s style dress at a Hot Rod show but all to small and I don't have a waist!!!

There has to be pinup dress for you somewhere Davina!
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Post by: davina61 on May 13, 2020, 01:11:37 pm
If I lose the 40+ lbs I need to then yes .
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Post by: davina61 on May 14, 2020, 03:21:42 am
Trying to get to docs today for blood test and inj , its a ring on day to get in basis. Waiting for call back now and its been over an hour-----------
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 14, 2020, 07:51:47 am
There is clock time, and then there is NHS time, two separate paradigms  :(
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Post by: davina61 on May 14, 2020, 12:18:59 pm
They were booked up today-------- Rang at 8 .15 and they don't open till 8 , anyway said they will call me on Monday morning.
 Have another 3 weeks of furlough , more panel van time!!! Hoping by tomorrow afternoon to start throwing colour .
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Post by: davina61 on May 15, 2020, 02:48:19 am
Morning to my reader, its sunny with a good breeze and highs forecast of 15C .
  Had a toss and turn night but feel okay , must have been that banana "cake" I ate before going to bed. I said "cake" as cooking 3 dishes at once forgot to put baking soda in with plain flour so its like a bread pudding, still fine to eat.
 
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Post by: Maddie on May 15, 2020, 05:55:36 pm
What color are you putting on the van?
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Post by: davina61 on May 16, 2020, 02:20:31 am
The original , Velvet green . its a slightly sage green , saw a pamphlet from 68 for VW for the all new T2 and its the same colour and trim spec as mine .
My lad is coming to help me fit cab doors this morning then he is going kayaking !!
Its a bit cold and cloudy today but supposed to brighten up later , hope so as need to do more paint.
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Post by: davina61 on May 17, 2020, 11:02:24 am
Panel van painted this morning, still have sliding door to do as ran out of space. Cooked my bread , not to bad for first attempt just a little doughy at bottom .(https://i.imgur.com/LKrBwZw.jpg)
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 17, 2020, 05:19:07 pm
Panel van painted this morning, still have sliding door to do as ran out of space. Cooked my bread , not to bad for first attempt just a little doughy at bottom .(https://i.imgur.com/LKrBwZw.jpg)

@davina61
Congratulations on first baked bread....  nothing better than when it first comes out of the oven and still warm, lots of butter and perhaps some jam.....  one has to be careful to not eat the entire loaf of bread in that situation...
... so very, very good!!!

Hugs,
Danielle

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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2020, 05:21:13 pm
Panel van painted this morning, still have sliding door to do as ran out of space. Cooked my bread , not to bad for first attempt just a little doughy at bottom .(https://i.imgur.com/LKrBwZw.jpg)

nice ! Enjoy

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Post by: RandiL on May 17, 2020, 10:19:03 pm
Congrats on your bread, Davina; it looks wonderful, and I'm sure it tastes great (or tasted... How long did it last? )

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Post by: davina61 on May 18, 2020, 02:44:18 am
only had 2 slices ,will take some for mum this morning. Docs rang back, 9.10 appointment, ring us when you get here and sit in car and we will fetch you!! Well at least have the rest of the day to finish painting.
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Post by: davina61 on May 18, 2020, 11:42:18 am
For my reader , this is the colour of my panel van. Not as shiny as it looks , needs a flat and polish (https://i.imgur.com/FjoFPnB.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Q4b6LiI.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 19, 2020, 02:01:45 am
Managed to get blood test and anti T inj yesterday. Had to ring in when I got to docs, sit in car till fetched by nurse. She was in full Covid kit , made a good bruise taking blood as well.
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 19, 2020, 07:40:28 am
The paint looks lovely Davina!  We had a '62 van in that color that had the cream tone on top.  I like it!!
Judi
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Post by: davina61 on May 20, 2020, 03:03:40 am
Made myself more work, decided paint needs flatting and polishing , Not doing hands any good!!! lots of cream then.
 Off for food shop (Wed again already!) waiting for FOG to clear , getting warmer 26C today .
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Post by: davina61 on May 20, 2020, 12:27:57 pm
Spent afternoon mostly cooking , made a pineapple upside down cake as bought a pack of pineapple chunks cheap with todays date on . Pork rolled lion joint same thing (use by today) and cooked a pork and lentil curry, piece left over got roasted. Then did a broccoli curry that's like a steamed stir fry  . That should keep me fed till weekend and beyond .
 Bored now (cant you tell) , its a nice warm sunny evening that's perfect to walk down the river and have a beer, that's a no go then------------





Might still have a beer though.
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Post by: davina61 on May 21, 2020, 03:13:29 am
Feeling on a bit of a downer at the moment, transition on hold due to no visit to GIC so no electrolysis yet and delayed getting onto GRS list . Boobs have stalled and still not lost any weight, lack of energy not helping .
  On the plus side my eye colour has darkened, was a very light blue/grey that's turned much more dark blue .
Just gone 9am so time to get my bum in gear, bit of random cloud about with some showers forecast   this morning and cooler than yesterday 23C.
Will try another loaf but sourdough starter still not picked up, think that's what was up with first one as not active enough. Found a recipe that said it should float on water if its ready.
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 21, 2020, 04:32:52 pm
Feeling on a bit of a downer at the moment, transition on hold due to no visit to GIC so no electrolysis yet and delayed getting onto GRS list . Boobs have stalled and still not lost any weight, lack of energy not helping .
  On the plus side my eye colour has darkened, was a very light blue/grey that's turned much more dark blue .
Just gone 9am so time to get my bum in gear, bit of random cloud about with some showers forecast   this morning and cooler than yesterday 23C.
Will try another loaf but sourdough starter still not picked up, think that's what was up with first one as not active enough. Found a recipe that said it should float on water if its ready.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am so sorry to read about the delays and bad news....
     Transisiton
     GIC
     No Electrolysis
     Not getting on the GIC List
     Boobs stalling
     Not losing weight
     Lack of energy
     Weather... showers forecast

WOW....  you need to delete all of those bad vibes....

The good news is that your eye color is turning color a desired darker blue now....
and when the new loaf of sourdough bread comes out of the oven, enjoy it slathered with butter and perhaps jelly too... to heck with your diet.

Think good thoughts and good things.....
Thank you for sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle

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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on May 21, 2020, 04:35:04 pm
On the plus side my eye colour has darkened, was a very light blue/grey that's turned much more dark blue .

Is that through hormones?

I had no idea that could happen...
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Post by: davina61 on May 22, 2020, 02:57:07 am
Yes by all accounts , lots of posts on here saying it happens. I am OK today, just a bit peed of yesterday.
Very windy today (didn't have beans for tea!!) and turning cooler , 18C today. Making good progress on panel van , need some new bits but running out of ££s . Having to be very careful with monies as 80% of wages is not enough , saving on fuel not driving to work and mum has paid for my big food shop . Could be on furlough for months yet, depends when work picks back up. Still wanted to retire !!!so not complaining . 
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 22, 2020, 08:08:18 am
Still wanted to retire !!!

Me too, this covid thing changed the equation this year....

Hang in there  :)

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Post by: davina61 on May 22, 2020, 03:37:27 pm
Got on well today but its taking ages to clean all the parts going back on van, 2 lots of over spray and the 90s repaint where nothing was removed or masked mean having to pick paint of bolts, washers and out of crosshead screws. Side door fitted and lined up ,started to polish back paint .
My eldest lad is going to drop off a cheese and jalapeño sourdough loaf he has made and some of his sourdough starter.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 23, 2020, 03:44:57 pm
Made another loaf and turned out fine, better than last one. Eldest came over and brought bread and starter, hard not to be able to give a hug but as he has to work in random houses it was better to be safe.
  Nearly got one side of panel van buffed, got cramp in fingers from rubbing and holding block and wrist sore so see how I get on tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 27, 2020, 02:23:50 am
Well after 4 days wet flatting and polishing the new paint on panel van totally shattered. Lousy nights sleep as well, to hot and some totally weird dreams again. Posted on FB think I am coming down with furloughitis , its more like ground hog day------
Anyway its Wed so food shop for myself and mum, braving the big supermarket today as run out of spices and chapatti  flour . Called in on mum to pick up here shopping list and my sister turned up at same time so that was nice , not seen her for ages and they are all well . Nieces laundry business has took a hit, she does lots of B&B and hotel washes and of course they have all been closed.
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Post by: Maddie on May 27, 2020, 06:00:14 pm
How did he escape from ground hog day in the movie?

I'm ready to try it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on May 27, 2020, 11:13:30 pm
How did he escape from ground hog day in the movie?

I'm ready to try it.
He became a nice person. You're probably already there, sorry

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 28, 2020, 02:34:53 am
TBH going to work was groundhog day as well. Just a bit over tired but had a good night sleep, just a duvet cover as it was soooooo hot . All windows open in flat and its still 20C . Hot sunny days for rest of week and into next.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on May 28, 2020, 08:56:07 am
It's warm here too.  I'm glad to have a fan.

He became a nice person.
That is perfect! 
Sometimes I'm nice
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 28, 2020, 11:42:07 am
Picked up my new patches from chemist , went in shop next door and they had wholemeal and white bread flour so got both . They only had one of each as well.
Have been fitting doors up on van, pattern door handles not moving far enough to work latch by a few MM so need to make some spacer washers. (censored rant about pattern parts ) well at least I have the skills to do it she said putting down her trumpet!! Its taken me ages to fit glass and stuff getting it all just so.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 30, 2020, 12:34:40 pm
Guess I picked the wrong day to give up sniffing glue !! (you all know the film) sticking seals and stuff to cab doors.
Made 2 loaves , tried 2 different ways of baking so know what I will do for next ones. As the oven was on did some Devonshire split scones as well .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 30, 2020, 12:39:33 pm
Made 2 loaves , tried 2 different ways of baking so know what I will do for next ones.

Nice on finding the bread flour available, and then putting it to good use  :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 31, 2020, 02:42:13 am
Just need to find perfect oven temp now as slightly over done on crust and middle just right.
 Well its going to be hot today as high as 27C possible , Youngest lad is coming to unit this morning to fit new clutch to his bike .
Seriously starting diet (I know how many times ) but putting LBs on again . Need some enthusiasm in my life !!! It will help when panel van is finished (bit of a slog at moment) and I can start on hot rod .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on May 31, 2020, 09:57:28 am
A hot rod and a van?  8)

You ARE handy.  A real Jill o' trades
Kind of picturing  Rosy the Riveter
Remember that old picture,?  Maybe that was just US.  Before our time.

Good luck with the diet.  Maybe you can pretend to forget how to cook and bake for a year ;)
Your cooking always sounds too good...
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 02, 2020, 02:54:11 am
Yes Maddie I enjoy cooking WAY to much, trouble is there's only me to feed!! Its my youngest grand daughters 1st birthday today , only managed to see her 4 times so far due to everyone working and now with lockdown.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 02, 2020, 02:30:58 pm
Just an observation but with all this racial stuff going on it struck me there are no African/American members on here. Just a passing thought and nothing meant by it.
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Post by: Maddie on June 03, 2020, 08:48:59 am
Yes.  Rare at best.
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Post by: RandiL on June 03, 2020, 09:42:07 am
There are, or at least there have been, a few black people who have posted photos.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 03, 2020, 10:36:39 am
Forgetting stuff this last week, that cos my dyslexic brain is working overtime planning stuff (you might say day dreaming) . Not heard from work yet so might be going back next week. >:(
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 04, 2020, 09:21:44 am
cos my dyslexic brain is working overtime planning stuff (you might say day dreaming)

so many possibilities, beyond the day job....
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 04, 2020, 05:10:56 pm
Life's full of possibility's its just having the breaks to enable them to happen. Personally I have never had enough money to do things at all or properly . Even transitioning I have to wait for what I can get for "free" from NHS (I say free but have been paying for it all my working life 51 years) , I survive but that's about it.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 05, 2020, 09:49:40 am
I survive but that's about it.

I daydream a lot too (symptom of a creative mind), and survival does matter  :) things can and do happen and that can't be anticipated, positioning one's self to be there when the opportunities do arise (like the times to jam  :))....

hugs

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 05, 2020, 11:43:56 am
TBH I find things happen at the right time, like being on furlough so my panel van is getting done. On that note have another 3 weeks off !!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 05, 2020, 11:46:44 am
TBH I find things happen at the right time, like being on furlough so my panel van is getting done. On that note have another 3 weeks off !!!

@davina61
Dear Davina:

If you feel so inclined, could you post some photos and descriptions
of your progress work on your panel van? ???


HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 05, 2020, 01:53:51 pm
OK just a few, made up throttle linkage (https://i.imgur.com/BGEwStA.jpg)that works better than stock. (https://i.imgur.com/IQhmMvx.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/9Z02uFW.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/FjoFPnB.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 05, 2020, 02:31:08 pm
Nice green and peddle to the metal  :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on June 05, 2020, 04:10:27 pm
You're going to hate driving on the roads, might get dinged up! Beautiful job, all your time is paying off.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 06, 2020, 02:52:28 am
Well its turned cold wet and very windy after that heat wave 15C today brrrrrrrr. Shock to the system after the 28C last weekend . Bonus is much better sleep. Layered up again to work on van, repairing original dash top that was very rusted out using parts from a later style. Lots of panel beating due to totally different shape up to vents , bit that fits to screen is the same .
 Made a loaf to sit over night and it didn't rise, will see if it works by tonight as think it was a bit cold.
Got my blood test results , another duff E reading ? very low and not making sense as still on high dose patches . Had this before with same reading then next one was back to "normal" high. Will see what GIC say on 18th.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 06, 2020, 02:01:40 pm
Well the loaf came out great, best yet!! Decided to plat it and that left a nice open pattern on top. Made pancakes with the sourdough "waste" and as my carrots have stared to go bad will be making a sourdough carrot cake tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 07, 2020, 03:40:02 am
Just came to me (okay slow brain) but the ex was speaking to me normally , have seen her a few times this last week sorting my lads bike out as he still lives with her. Its only taken her 3 years!!!
 Woke up late , only myself to please so that's fine just wont get as much done as I wanted (9.35 already) . Getting towards a few big jobs on van I have been putting off, still they wont do themselves .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 10, 2020, 02:39:56 am
My GIC appointment will be by video link, hope they can sort my 2 signatures needed to go on surgery list. Looks like its going to add another years wait , getting me down now. Running out of money to buy bits for panel van, missing my friends  just a touch of the lock down blues . Now where's my guitar and harmonica ?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 11, 2020, 02:51:33 am
Summer has started, winter weathers here!! cool wet and windy again. Need to get myself sorted out (I know keep saying this) but my brain is addled , feeling tired after a good nights sleep and lack of "bothered" . Lost my way transitioning ,feel in limbo again and as much as I like living on my own I don't like living on my own .
 No good wallowing in self pity , things to do
(I am okay just a bit fed up )
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on June 14, 2020, 08:43:11 am
Cheers your way Davina!!

I'm telling myself that there is someone out there who is always just a third wheel, as I had often been during those years.   And maybe those three wheels would like a 4th to make a fun set.

Was your van a slug?  (Before new throttle)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 14, 2020, 11:27:33 am
Not really as engine is "hopped up" a bit, still no ball of fire though . Fitted dash and started sorting electrics for aux battery , gave up as brain not working today.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 15, 2020, 03:11:52 pm
Saw the lad in flat next door tonight, first day back to work after his Covid . His voice hasn't come back yet and he said totally knackered after work (parcel delivery driver) . Anyway said about needing a GRC (in working clothes) not passing well and he said when I am dressed up I pass no problem . That cheered me up !!
  Still having trouble concentrating/ addled brain, trying to tidy up wiring on panel van behind dash and make aux fuse/relay board and its doing my head in. Now that's something I have no trouble with normally but cant think straight, not helped by the fact having to work from 2 wiring diagrams and having to put on reading glasses to see very small letters for colour codes using a different later guide.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 17, 2020, 12:27:15 pm
Ending up with excess sourdough starter I made some blueberry muffins with a crumble topping , bit over done on outside . Set temp to recipe but its a fan oven , still taste okay though. My eldest lad is 34 tomorrow , hope we can get together soon .
(https://i.imgur.com/UaJKqjo.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 17, 2020, 12:39:58 pm
I'd like one please  :) they look yummy !

34 years of parenting, good for you. Almost 30 for our oldest (few more months)

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 18, 2020, 08:25:52 am
Well that was short, video call for GIC. Still sorted stuff out that I and they need to do, as every thing else the surgery list is on hold so will be about a year from getting signatures to GRS once they restart. He said he would put me forward to video voice coaching as well . Leaving patches as is due to low reading last test, he will chase up  on electrolysis funding as well as not received anything from local NHS yet.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on June 18, 2020, 09:40:45 am
Well that was short, video call for GIC. Still sorted stuff out that I and they need to do, as every thing else the surgery list is on hold so will be about a year from getting signatures to GRS once they restart. He said he would put me forward to video voice coaching as well . Leaving patches as is due to low reading last test, he will chase up  on electrolysis funding as well as not received anything from local NHS yet.

I don't know if you're aware, and I'm not sure whether you are NHS or private, but it may be possible for you to self-refer for NHS vocal therapy even if it is considered secondary care. It certainly is for those of us in Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan. They will do it by video link as well!

I'm going to be waiting a long time still to be seen by the GIC, but the wait shouldn't be nearly as long for the vocal therapy. Of course, it will be longer than they told me in January (it already has been) but that's because of Covid 19. They're getting back on the horse now! They originally told me two to four months. - E
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 18, 2020, 10:28:55 am
I could have had lessons before but it meant traveling to Nottingham every time, well something good has come from this lockdown as they didnt have the option for video calls before
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 19, 2020, 03:01:31 am
Cold and wet again, 17C max today so sweat shirt back on. Otherwise same old going on ,as Frank sang That's Life
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 21, 2020, 11:54:57 am
Well I was beginning to wonder if my lot had forgot but had a card from eldest with alcohol tokens  , daughter sent a text ,thats okay as she is still in lockdown with the 2 grandkids .Youngest came and helped me fit tailgate to panel van .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 23, 2020, 03:06:41 pm
Took some measurements , 48, 44 , 44. Girls have grown a bit.Need to shrink the middle one!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 23, 2020, 03:51:13 pm
Took some measurements , 48, 44 , 44. Girls have grown a bit.Need to shrink the middle one!!!

  @Davina
Dear Davina:
Yes indeed, working on shrinking the middle one can be quite a difficult task, especially seeing all the good things that you cook and bake....   willpower can be very tough for sure.

Wishing you well with getting your measurements where you want them....

I find it interesting that you posted your measurements in the Imperial (USA) system instead of Metric.
    122,  112,  112  cm

Personally I like the smaller numbers in the imperial system for the measurements....   on the other hand I like the Metric system when I weigh myself:  128 pounds  =  58 Kg     

Wishing you well, and thank you for keeping your thread updated for me and the rest of your followers.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on June 23, 2020, 03:54:07 pm
I think everybody is suffering from some kind of cabin fever:  the people with kids at home, the people without kids at home, adults who have moved back in with their parents and the kids whose parents have moved in with them.  Its a psychiatrists dream.

Davina I am so glad for you that the family is around but not on top of you.  It's nice to have a balance.  My son and I work together three days a week from my home...just enough for both of us.  I am really impressed with your baking skills.  I always loved tea time in England.  Something that never caught on here.  I am not a Starbucks fan.

Thankfully they have allowed restaurants to open in NY but only with outside seating.  Every bar is now a "restaurant"...people can be very clever.  Necessity truly is the mother of invention.

I frankly don't know how you read the automotive electrical schematics, with or without glasses.  I would wind up with a large "planter' in my yard. ;D

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 24, 2020, 02:06:03 am
Emma I find electrics easy, just follow colour codes and terminal numbers . As they say each to there own.
 Warming up again for the next few days ,30+ C 86 F high today . Short skirt and loose top to wear for shopping today.
  Panel van coming together ,mats gone back in cab . Decided not to repaint scratched panel just gave it a good buff so its sort motor next. Still have loads of interior work to do.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 25, 2020, 02:09:09 am
Well it was hot yesterday and more of the same but of course that will spark of thunder storms (normal for here) . It was 28C in my flat at 11pm and still 26C at 7am this morning , slept okay though with just a sheet over .
 Had a dream I was at a car show , for some reason had a large white US car ! Anyways the point is I had to redo my lipstick and touch up make up --------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 26, 2020, 01:51:29 am
Way to hot to sleep last night, got up and had a cool shower at 1am! that helped. Picked up my patches from chemists yesterday, lady I don't normally see says have you got exemption certificate ? for prescription charge . No its free as I am 65 , another age fail!!! She said I didn't look it at all. XXX 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on June 26, 2020, 11:22:04 am
Yay for age fail, congrats Davina! Funny how a 16 year old hopes for age fail in the other direction

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 28, 2020, 12:37:17 pm
After fitting the engine to bus with help from youngest I was totally bushed , still sore today. Its coming together though, have 3 weeks of furlough left . They want everyone back by end of July, knew that would happen as thats when they have to fund 20% of furlough pay . TBH dont want to go back.
Well that gives me 3 weeks to lose enough from my waist to get back into work trousers . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 28, 2020, 12:57:59 pm
After fitting the engine to bus with help from youngest I was totally bushed , still sore today. Its coming together though, have 3 weeks of furlough left . They want everyone back by end of July, knew that would happen as thats when they have to fund 20% of furlough pay . TBH dont want to go back.
Well that gives me 3 weeks to lose enough from my waist to get back into work trousers .
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am glad that you are keeping busy and active while on furlough....   
... regarding getting back into your work trousers....  3 weeks is plenty of time to lose a good amount of weight... just be focused on the task, watch out for any excesses in your eating ,... and keep active.

OH, how is your wrist and hand that you hurt last year on the job?   Is it OK and fully healed now?

HUGS and best wishes to you.....
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 28, 2020, 01:59:05 pm
Wrist is clunky, have to be careful what I do. Over did it TBH the last couple of days working on bus putting motor back in as that entailed lifting it by hand from engine stand and putting it on trolley  jack. Hand is not the only bit hurting!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 29, 2020, 02:40:22 pm
Made a white loaf with dry yeast , it said add 1 tbsp oil so had some home brew chilli flavoured. Put in chopped red chilli and seed mix. Its got a kick , great with cheese . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 01, 2020, 02:05:55 am
Not looking forward to going back to work, feeling shattered from working on bus so dont know how I will manage with a full manic days work. Tossed a coin to see if I should go back! damn work won .
Panel van coming on, hope to start engine tomorrow and new screen being fitted tomorrow afternoon as well. Looking at getting an industrial grade sewing machine to make seat covers , another skill to learn.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on July 01, 2020, 06:08:18 am
Davina I agree with you about work.  The password I chose for my work computer is "2Quitnow".  I also play the lottery... :D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 01, 2020, 10:10:06 am
Yes I waste my hard earned taking a punt, best I get is a free go------------
Thought my washing machine had blown a gasket, turns out drain is partly blocked so as pipe from machine goes into a stand pipe it was overflowing in the cupboard where it is . Drain cleaner then .
Cooking today, had some spinach sauce left over from curry and some beef curry that I made that was tough so combined both and left it on hob for an hour on a simmer. Nice and tender now, also made a big batch of mixed veg curry.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 02, 2020, 04:39:13 pm
Got panel van running and windscreen fitted today, back on interior tomorrow with a bit of wood work.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 04, 2020, 03:25:23 am
Well no rush getting panel van done as shows are all cancelled , not unexpected just waited for confirmation. Run out of money to do interior as I want any ways so chance to save up .
Strange dream , at auto jumble  and worried that my wig was showing and face hair as well . Bought jewellery --------- 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 05, 2020, 03:04:53 am
A decent nights sleep so feeling better today, its windy as at the moment . Rattling the sash windows and blowing the trees about. Decided its time to retire my short wig, only been using it to work on panel anyway so my old "best" is now my working one. I did wear it to work for the 3 days before furlough.
Thinking about letting my (what I have) hair grow out and just getting a topper ? Have hair all over as some has come back but its so wispy and thin on the crown so don't know . Its the only thing that I am dysphoric about .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 08, 2020, 02:32:26 am
Big adventure today!! yes taking mum food shopping. Really should have face masks , have a blood test booked this afternoon and have to have one for that but have a bandamer  (confused speel checker again) and receptionist said thats fine.
Have gone very tired again, strange is it the HRT?
Panel van almost done , ran out of paint for woodwork and ply for front roof so on my list for today.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 08, 2020, 07:37:52 am
Bandamer ? Bandhammer  :D

Have fun with Mom today  :)

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 08, 2020, 09:10:14 am
Bandamer ? Bandhammer  :D
I thought that was funny word too  ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 08, 2020, 12:29:55 pm
They had some face masks in supermarket, trouble is every time I breath out my glasses steam up!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 08, 2020, 02:23:22 pm
bought a small chicken this morning at a reduced price, great a nice curry me thinks so when it was cooked I left it on the ring to reduce sauce. Said I was tired , nodded off and think the burning smell woke me up!!! sauce is reduced alright to a black crust. Still have a recipe for butter chicken made with a tandoori chicken so think that will make it good.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 10, 2020, 02:57:51 am
Totally fobared last night after fitting front roof liner to van, you have to fit it concave in roof and then push up so it springs into place . Lost count of the times I had to remove it till shape was right, arms still very sore this morning but at least its done and looks right. "Easy " day today mostly painting door cards and varnishing roof liner .
Knees playing me up as stopped taking fish oil, will start again to see if it works
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 10, 2020, 03:59:00 am
Totally fobared last night after fitting front roof liner to van, you have to fit it concave in roof and then push up so it springs into place . Lost count of the times I had to remove it till shape was right, arms still very sore this morning but at least its done and looks right. "Easy " day today mostly painting door cards and varnishing roof liner .
Knees playing me up as stopped taking fish oil, will start again to see if it works
Glad that roof liner looks right Davina!
Good luck with the fish oil. 

They had some face masks in supermarket, trouble is every time I breath out my glasses steam up!!
Can you rig up small windshield wipers?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 11, 2020, 03:09:57 am
Morning world , sun shining and after a good nights sleep have some energy back. The girls have gone very firm again ,in fact think will have to slacken shoulder straps on my bra .
Time to go and do some more on van , laters XXXXXX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 11, 2020, 10:37:14 am
Morning world , sun shining and after a good nights sleep have some energy back. The girls have gone very firm again ,in fact think will have to slacken shoulder straps on my bra .
Time to go and do some more on van , laters XXXXXX

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Good morning to you....  just 7:30AM here but you are in your late afternoon now "over there".
Nice to read your good and happy report.....

You have been working on your van for quite a long time now.... what more needs to be done and when do you expect that you will have it finished???

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on July 11, 2020, 11:22:08 am
Morning world , sun shining and after a good nights sleep have some energy back. The girls have gone very firm again ,in fact think will have to slacken shoulder straps on my bra .
Time to go and do some more on van , laters XXXXXX
Hi Davina, your van sounds like a labour of love! How’s it progressing? Xxx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 11, 2020, 12:59:04 pm
Just over 3 years of spare time , to start with I only had 3 days off work every 2 weeks. Spanner check tomorrow and then rust proofing then gets parked up till next year so I can save up . Whats left , well seat/bed cushions and covers, front seats need recovering , tap for sink, cooker unit, 2 new rear tyres , oil leak from pushrod tube seal and some tidy up /finish off jobs. Will be going to shows and holidays   depending on funds when I retire end of next March.
I will post some photos when my internet speed is sorted. My next project is my hot rod /street rod (depends on your point of view) so hope I have a few more weeks of furlough to tidy up/sort unit and make a start , luckily there is a lot of chassis and body work (welding) that I should have enough bits for.Now this has been an on and off build for 18 years.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2020, 12:58:13 pm
So this is what 3 years of spare time gets you(https://i.imgur.com/Ma1BCje.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/SmlvnRa.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on July 12, 2020, 01:27:36 pm
So this is what 3 years of spare time gets you(https://i.imgur.com/Ma1BCje.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/SmlvnRa.jpg)
Gosh, ur soooo clever. I have zero practical skills - i’m afraid i’m in that group who’s first question when talking cars is ‘what colour is it?’


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 12, 2020, 01:29:50 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Thank you for updating me and the rest of your followers are happy to view the photos that you shared.

The exterior and the interior of your van look terrific...  did you refit the ceiling the van also? 

LOOKS GREAT!   including the Thermos and coffee cup!!!

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2020, 01:42:06 pm
Pammie its Velvet Green !!! Danielle yes , my wood work skills are not the best and  there is a few cockups . Rear roof wood got damp last winter and left marks but its added to the caricature , loving it.
Shame 3 years of transition have not had the same results-------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: EllenW on July 12, 2020, 03:16:55 pm
So this is what 3 years of spare time gets you(https://i.imgur.com/Ma1BCje.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/SmlvnRa.jpg)

I love the wood work. I tried to restore a Austin Healy 3000 when I was younger. No patience to do it. I really envy you work

Ellen
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on July 12, 2020, 03:21:18 pm
Davina, your van looks awesome! You can be proud to show it off. Time to go camping!

Sent from my dual-floppy Victor 9000 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 12, 2020, 04:09:33 pm
Davina I love your van.
I think you are so cool.
A steady and practical girl
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2020, 04:20:59 pm
Life time of skills , well have been repairing cars for 50 years as a living and its not the only one I have done . Here is something else I built 28 years ago(https://i.imgur.com/hBHc9Hc.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 14, 2020, 02:42:40 pm
The girls have been mega tender this last week or so , sorting rubbish out in my unit making them worse!! So new project  .(https://i.imgur.com/WaHpkG0.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 14, 2020, 02:48:35 pm
Life time of skills , well have been repairing cars for 50 years as a living and its not the only one I have done . Here is something else I built 28 years ago(https://i.imgur.com/hBHc9Hc.jpg)

How cool, you go girl....
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 15, 2020, 05:41:26 am
Shopping with mum today, bit on the cool side with spots of rain so a jeans day. Need to lose 40+ibs though--
(https://i.imgur.com/U0biZ0i.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 15, 2020, 11:37:36 am
Pammie its Velvet Green !!! Danielle yes , my wood work skills are not the best and  there is a few cockups . Rear roof wood got damp last winter and left marks but its added to the caricature , loving it.
Shame 3 years of transition have not had the same results-------

Yeah, it takes more than a lick of Cuprinol for us!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 15, 2020, 03:43:23 pm
Had a run round with pharmacy getting my next meds, they want my blood pressure so ended up talking to doc who okayed my meds . Will get it checked on Monday when I go to docs for my anti T inj
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 15, 2020, 04:32:14 pm
Hope they test your numbers good on Monday.
Thinking of numbers between 110 and 70 and sending them to your van.
I know I'm weird, but have nothing going on, except to will your transition forward today

Glad your doctor okayed your meds.  They sounds ok ;)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 15, 2020, 04:40:56 pm
Had a run round with pharmacy getting my next meds, they want my blood pressure so ended up talking to doc who okayed my meds . Will get it checked on Monday when I go to docs for my anti T inj

I got one of those Lidl cuff things. It was about 20 quid. I use it every now and again. It was very useful recently when I had to report my blood pressure to the health centre on a form for something in these Covid times.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 16, 2020, 01:49:05 am
Yes doc said get myself one they are about £20 , she sent me a text but it never came --------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 16, 2020, 01:22:24 pm
Got a bit busy today (https://i.imgur.com/UcwzZmp.jpg) arms look like I fell in a bramble patch, to many sparks from grinder and sharp edges .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 16, 2020, 02:49:23 pm
I just have to say, impressive shop  :) the more pictures I see. Don't cook yourself...

C
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 19, 2020, 02:28:42 am
Well Sunday morning again, off to the recycle centre to get rid of some more rubbish . Where does all the dust come from?? its the gift that keeps giving!
Made a sourdough loaf again , have bacon  and tomato sandwich for lunch mmmmmmmmm.
Back to the dust, not doing my old wig any favours . Must find a hat and tie it back in a bunch , do have some scrunchies so will give that a go .
Must rush its 8.30 , have a good Sunday my reader-----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 20, 2020, 02:33:46 pm
Mix up at Docs this morning, have to stand outside till fetched by nurse. Half an hour after my appointment time the nurse comes looking for some one else, so what's going on. Well the receptionist that told me to come this morning didn't book it in by the looks of it, nurse squeezed me in though and she printed of my blood test as well . Blood pressure was high but that's not surprizing as I was getting irate !! E level back to where it should be and T is a bit lower than the last few times . All my other FBC and DIFF are bang on the middle of limits as well apart from the one that always high and this time there is a note saying this test is basically the techs best guess!! I do wonder if they do the E test properly as have had a few that are well down and then next time its fine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 22, 2020, 10:20:11 am
5hrs driving yesterday to collect wheels , my dodgy right ankle/foot playing me up today. To painful to stand on first thing but a massage and standing on tip toe got it moving . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 22, 2020, 10:49:33 am
Tip toes..

Glad all your ballerina training is paying off  ;)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 22, 2020, 12:57:29 pm
Like a hippo in Fantasia !!! Nice and warm today so wore a thin cotton skirt and floaty orange top, picked my mum up to go shopping and asked does this look okay? Mums !!! skirts a bit short, its just above my knees !! bless her.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 22, 2020, 03:32:04 pm
Like a hippo in Fantasia !!! Nice and warm today so wore a thin cotton skirt and floaty orange top, picked my mum up to go shopping and asked does this look okay? Mums !!! skirts a bit short, its just above my knees !! bless her.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Good for mums..... they don't want their daughters to appear to be too racy.....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 23, 2020, 02:21:56 am
Oh for the chance to look "racy" !! Along with everyone else this damn covid thing has set my timeline back a good 10 months , not a lot I can do about it though. Will get there one day, eventually, maybe --------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 24, 2020, 02:47:57 am
Well after a day cutting, grinding and  welding my back was sore from bending over and arms (most of me ) ached .
After a good nights kip surprisingly I feel fine this morning, just a little tightness in lower back. More of the same today as trying to get as much done on hot rod chassis before furlough ends .
Compulsory face masks in shops from today, a bit stable door----- 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 24, 2020, 02:05:32 pm
For anyone interested this is my weeks work going from first pic of how the chassis was to almost finished
(https://i.imgur.com/VTvydjU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oq2ZKtv.jpg)
I have been a busy girl but its a very messy job with lots of dust, sparks and sharp edges , my face was as black as night after a day of this!! Hoping to get it finished by Sunday then its onto body mods.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 26, 2020, 02:23:53 am
Well dearies do I ache or what, been over doing it desperately trying to get the chassis finished. Only a week of furlough left so aiming to get as much done as physically possible.   
Some music gigs have started again but TBH not wanting to mingle whilst this bug is still around as in the risk group ,not even happy about having to go back to work with mixing with folk and there cars. Work trousers defiantly not going to fit either only the very battered pair I have been wearing to work down my lockup , 42ins waist and it should be 34----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 26, 2020, 02:36:38 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Wowzers!!!  It appears that you did an awfully lot of very hard and extensive work on the chassis according the pictures that you posted.

All of that hard work that you have been doing should help you to work down your lockup weight gains.

HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 26, 2020, 02:59:48 am
You da bomb Davina
Been kicking arse on the furlough.
If I could travel, I'd come to England even just to see your shop and the green machine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 26, 2020, 02:03:24 pm
Cheers ladies, yup been working my but off. Not made me lose weight though . Must say got some strength back lugging that chassis about, turned it over twice today and lifting ends to get it on stands. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 26, 2020, 03:49:51 pm
Cheers ladies, yup been working my but off. Not made me lose weight though . Must say got some strength back lugging that chassis about, turned it over twice today and lifting ends to get it on stands.

Gaining muscle will certainly have helped - it increases the amount you must consume to maintain your weight!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 27, 2020, 02:13:56 am
And compensating for the extra LBs from the girls !! that must be 4lb . Its just my waist line that needs sorting as happy with the rest. BTW the work trousers are 42 but loose tape says 40 and would be okay at 36 , would be better at 34/32 though --------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 27, 2020, 04:04:28 pm
Well "sunburnt" my arms, that will teach me for welding in short sleeves . UV burn !! lots of cream before bed.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 28, 2020, 02:00:38 pm
Got an email from HR this morning, work have been trying to get hold of me since last Thurs. My mobile has gone over its limit (dont know how as not used it much) so never got any message. Upshot is have to go back from tomorrow , thought it would be this Sat but they wanted me back last Sat!! They didnt try hard enough to get hold of me in my opinion , no land line call/message or email till the one this morning. Good mind to tell them to shove it as the attitude was its my fault.
Good news , tried my work trousers on and they fit !! but I still weigh  the same. They were tight before , fat transfer ??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 28, 2020, 03:09:47 pm
Well "sunburnt" my arms, that will teach me for welding in short sleeves . UV burn !! lots of cream before bed.

ouch ! I once hurt my eyes looking at an arc welder doing work on a pier at the beach at night, it was at least 1/4 mile away, the UV was bouncing off the water and got me.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 28, 2020, 04:08:42 pm
Glad the weights moving around for you!
It's looking for places to hide as you get rid of it.

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 29, 2020, 02:29:00 pm
First day back at work, forgot how <poo> it is. Asked what was happening about holiday and manager checked how much I had available, 4 days it was 4 weeks . Robbing ********** due to being on furlough they have taken all my days as not been "working" . Dont know if I can take 8 months of this rubbish, might tell them to shove it.  Just had enough of being pooed on , not the only one complaining about upper management either.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on July 29, 2020, 02:34:53 pm
Hang in there Davina.  It's a tough period of time with this pandemic.  It's pushing everyone's pressure gauge.  I hope you can find a way to blow off all that steam!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 29, 2020, 03:54:11 pm
First day back at work, forgot how <not allowed> it is. Asked what was happening about holiday and manager checked how much I had available, 4 days it was 4 weeks . Robbing ********** due to being on furlough they have taken all my days as not been "working" . Dont know if I can take 8 months of this rubbish, might tell them to shove it.  Just had enough of being pooed on , not the only one complaining about upper management either.

That's the kind of thing I would use the grievance procedure for.

I remember completing a task early once, and going on to my next task; my manager would then not allow me to take leave for one day at the end of the week. I eventually mentioned the grievance procedure and he backed down immediately.

(It's way, way, way before transitioning, and has nothing to do with that.)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 01, 2020, 01:03:49 pm
Back to the conveyer belt of car tests, wrist playing me up again after its been fine . Its the push and pull on front suspension that does it, had enough TBH with the company attitude to its workers . Stressed again just one day back.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 02, 2020, 02:05:48 am
Oh well resigned to the fact I will be stuck working for next 8 months , just hope it goes quick.
Need to see if I can secure my old wig as it keeps moving over my fore head , elastic straps have lost any elastic . Will have to try hair grips .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on August 05, 2020, 08:17:05 pm
Oh well resigned to the fact I will be stuck working for next 8 months , just hope it goes quick.

Time will fly by luv!  I'm trying to get my spouse to retire early.  She wants to wait until next summer. 

All my best,
Judi.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 06, 2020, 02:35:46 am
Back on the Thurs day off , good as it breaks the week up. Wrist giving me grief though, will have to see how it goes and if it gets worse it will be a visit to Docs to see what they say.
 Trek this morning to pick up a bottle of welding gas, just hope they have some and they are open to public.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 09, 2020, 02:16:15 am
Sunday morning, turned alarm off and still woke at 6 30  >:(  Not much happening , work is still pants. Gender Clinic had been trying to get hold of me, they have a voice coaching slot for a week tomorrow but will be stuck at work . If I say need day off they will just make it my rota day <not allowed> , will try as its medical.
 Yes its getting me down again, so fed up working my socks off for poor pay . Rant over , off to do what I can on hot rod and hopefully cheer my self up a bit.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 10, 2020, 01:48:27 pm
My wrist was "okay" when I was on furlough even working on my bus but then at my pace and taking it easy. Since I have been back to work its been giving me grief and today had a total relapse , still playing up now . Told manager will have to go to Docs tomorrow and got told cant allow it !! Well tough I am going , lets see what Doc thinks. Just cant do this work any more as its to painful on wrist. Trouble is I dont think they believe how bad it is, total numb hand with pins and needles .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 10, 2020, 01:57:21 pm
My wrist was "okay" when I was on furlough even working on my bus but then at my pace and taking it easy. Since I have been back to work its been giving me grief and today had a total relapse , still playing up now . Told manager will have to go to Docs tomorrow and got told cant allow it !! Well tough I am going , lets see what Doc thinks. Just cant do this work any more as its to painful on wrist. Trouble is I dont think they believe how bad it is, total numb hand with pins and needles .

@davina61
Dear Davina:

I am so sorry to read about your continuing wrist problems....   
....since it was an "on the job" injury are you eligible or any kind of disability or change of job duties? ???


HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 10, 2020, 02:40:58 pm
Will see what Doc says, TBH doing the car tests is all I am qualified for . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 10, 2020, 05:57:54 pm
Will see what Doc says, TBH doing the car tests is all I am qualified for .

What a wonderful manager you have.

"I don't care about your health, just get your work done."

I hope they can sleep well at night with that attitude.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 11, 2020, 02:48:17 am
He's being stepped on from high ups to  make up for the profit drop from covid. TBH we are flat out but if I cant do the job tough.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 11, 2020, 06:28:28 am
Bored already , only midday and dusted, vaced, sorted bins and made a loaf . Yawn-----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 11, 2020, 01:30:08 pm
Still bored , cooked bread and found I need a bread tin as it went flat and wide!! Made a pear and apple crumble, sorry diet------.
God its hot, 31 C in my flat . Windows open but no breeze , cooker on hasn't helped.
Rang work and told them, my final response to manager was (my wrist) is still very bad.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on August 11, 2020, 03:39:05 pm
Lady luck be with you this time.  ✋

My apartment gets hot too, but it's not gonna stop me from baking some sweet potato
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 12, 2020, 02:30:40 am
That remines me , have some sweet potato thats been in cupboard so long it had started to sprout!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 13, 2020, 10:34:43 am
Weathers broke, good job so might get a good sleep. Did a few hours down the unit, hand is still numb .
Just made a sweet potato dahl , its got spinach in it as well.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 14, 2020, 02:34:30 am
writing this just for something to do!! well it feels like a chat. Like an awkward first date with little to say , grey and damp at the moment just like me-------
Have managed to loose a few LBs , eating more veg and dahl . TMI but recon it helps you loose weight as it doesn't stay in your system long.
Will have to see if I can sell some clocks and things I made just to pay for some bits for hot rod, lost a weeks pay already and if on sick pay will be totally skint . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on August 14, 2020, 11:31:04 am
Hi Davina, glad you're losing weight. As a vegetarian I found I could eat a lot more because these foods are bulky and have a lower calorie density. That said, as I've aged I now have to eat less anyway. Good luck healing, I hope it goes quickly!

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 15, 2020, 02:43:07 am
Cutting a thread in a pipe yesterday (18mm) for suspension and slipped, ouch as I smashed into my left boob !!!Good job I was between patches or it would have been worse.
Wrist report, still numbness in fingers and slight pins and needles and hand still slightly clenched. Recon its buggered this time, taking things easy working on rod. Not doing any harm to it working gentle ,need to keep moving it or it will get worse .  Veg diet seems to be working, did have a beef burger with lots of veg for tea last night . Tuna salad for lunch today .
 Time to get mucky I suppose, tidy up time this morning sweeping up all the grinder dust.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: mm on August 15, 2020, 07:16:48 am
davina61, you have lady parts now, boobs and they will let you now when they get bumped.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 16, 2020, 02:37:46 am
No more boob bumping yesterday !! I was totally wacked after a good day working on hot rod, crashed out as looking at FB and my finger had rested on down scroll button!! 
Off to see mum and then do a bit more on rod , waiting for new bits to come and need to order some joints to finish suspension arms . Day off tomorrow seeing doc hopefully , will have to post some up for sale stuff.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 17, 2020, 06:26:06 am
Wrist update, Doc has put me on sick note for a month. Last time it took 4 months to get "better" .
Just had to buy a blood pressure tester just to give a reading so they will okay my patches, docs have stopped testing due to virus--------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 17, 2020, 08:03:21 am
Not a bad thing to have, your own blood pressure tester.... I have one here myself, and showed to my doc over the video tel-medicine meeting we had.



 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 19, 2020, 02:39:55 am
Blood readings high, trouble is I can never sit and relax as my brain goes off on one!! best reading so far is 138/86 . Its always lower at evening .
Off to do some gentle work on hot rod, have to drill some 80mm holes in 4mm sheet steel . That's going to give my 2nd world war American pillar drill  a work out!!!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on August 19, 2020, 06:32:10 am
Sounds dainty!

My blood pressure is low and sometimes I'm close to falling down.   
Hopefully somewhere soft and cushy.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 20, 2020, 02:16:03 am
weight still falling , did a good days work on rod yesterday . Tired when I got home from doing some thing physical more so than my job (that's just mentally exhausting) .
Chance to go to a gig on Sat afternoon/evening , should see a lot of friends I have missed since lock down and looking forward to it. Meeting mum and aunty for a food shop this morning .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 21, 2020, 02:21:36 am
Had a cooking afternoon yesterday,  needed to use up some yogurt so made a keema , that's Indian mince and peas that can be used as samosa filling or eaten with roti. I like to make a shepherds pie with it so froze 2 batches. Pork joint reduced  1/3 off so made a pork and green lentil curry then to use up yogurt made some southern Indian veg curry, that's some small cubed boiled veg with a coconut and yogurt dressing with spiced oil added. Can be eaten at room temp so put some in my lunch box with a few mini scotch eggs .
Got mucked about getting my patches as they needed blood pressure readings , spoke to doc and he said they would think about more than 1 months supply next time . He did say meds to reduce my blood pressure but I would rather do it by diet .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 21, 2020, 10:26:23 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I enjoyed reading your update today.....

Hopefully you will be able to get your blood pressure under control....   way too low blood pressure and way too high blood pressure is not a good thing.

I love Shepherds Pie....   I make it with Ground Beef but I know that some cooks make it with Lamb... but either way it is a great One-Dish meal.
 
I had to look-up to find out about mini-scotch-eggs  They look very good, I will have to try making them.
       (https://i.imgur.com/BWBWdqQ.jpg)

Thank you for keeping me and the rest of your followers frequently updated on your blog/journal/thread.

HUGS and as always, best wishes,
Danielle

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Had a cooking afternoon yesterday,  needed to use up some yogurt so made a keema , that's Indian mince and peas that can be used as samosa filling or eaten with roti. I like to make a shepherds pie with it so froze 2 batches. Pork joint reduced  1/3 off so made a pork and green lentil curry then to use up yogurt made some southern Indian veg curry, that's some small cubed boiled veg with a coconut and yogurt dressing with spiced oil added. Can be eaten at room temp so put some in my lunch box with a few mini scotch eggs .
Got mucked about getting my patches as they needed blood pressure readings , spoke to doc and he said they would think about more than 1 months supply next time . He did say meds to reduce my blood pressure but I would rather do it by diet .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 22, 2020, 04:20:04 am
I had to look-up to find out about mini-scotch-eggs  They look very good, I will have to try making them.
       (https://i.imgur.com/BWBWdqQ.jpg)

Aren't those full-size scotch eggs?

I think with mini-scotch eggs you mash up the hard-boiled eggs to make them small enough, and you use something to bind the pieces (Mayonaisse possibly).

I could be wrong though; I'm not much of a cook!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Jessica_K on August 22, 2020, 11:04:12 am
I love Shepherds Pie....   I make it with Ground Beef but I know that some cooks make it with Lamb... but either way it is a great One-Dish meal.

To be correct, shepherds pie has to be made with minced lamb, if minced beef is used it is a cottage pie  :D
Us Brits lol

Jessica xxx
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 22, 2020, 01:22:08 pm
Yes I didn't want to nag !! Was going to see friends play this afternoon but got carried away working on rod and didnt see the time. TBH was too knackered anyway after a morning cutting, grinding and welding .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 25, 2020, 02:33:00 pm
Feeling out of sorts at the moment, brain not working well and wasted a lot of time making stupid mistakes working on hot rod. Must have a day off me thinks , running out of materials as well. Wrist still wonky and thats peeing me off .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 26, 2020, 03:20:57 am
Damn windows10 did a major update (took hours) and dumped all my saved passwords, FB have not sent me a reset code and my hot rod site wont take my password and the password reset page is not coming up *************
More rubbish I dont need to have to deal with.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 26, 2020, 02:17:54 pm
Wheres Kendra when you need her!!! Every time I come out of a site even with saved log ins its logging me out, didn't do this before. Got on FB cant get back even though I saved settings .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 26, 2020, 02:26:07 pm
Wheres Kendra when you need her!!! Every time I come out of a site even with saved log ins its logging me out, didn't do this before. Got on FB cant get back even though I saved settings .
@davina61
Dear Davina:
If life doesn't deal you enough problems, your computer certainly will!!!

Have you tried cleaning your browser history website data and perhaps deleting it all... and starting over? ...plus there could be registry errors in your Windows 10 now because of your update.

I hate updates on my computer and on my phone....  new problems can seem to pop up....

Good Luck
Danielle 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 26, 2020, 03:10:23 pm
getting there, Microsoft account problem now sorted so hope that fixed it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 26, 2020, 05:11:36 pm
I use Lastpass for website passwords. Cross-browser and it suggests passwords for you... and the free version is good enough!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 27, 2020, 02:39:20 am
All sorted now apart from FB that keeps asking for log in code that never came, reset when I got in but next time goes back to code again------------and to make it worse my phone and tv have lost my internet wireless links!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 27, 2020, 09:02:06 am
digital mayhem, what is this world coming to
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 27, 2020, 11:03:54 am
Sorted FB , phone now working on net as well.
Very heavy rain today, lots of flooded roads but its cleared now with a nice bit of sun. Some new folk moved in to one of the flats amid all that rain, they had just about finished unloading when I got back home. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 27, 2020, 11:19:02 am
Sorted FB , phone now working on net as well.
Very heavy rain today, lots of flooded roads but its cleared now with a nice bit of sun. Some new folk moved in to one of the flats amid all that rain, they had just about finished unloading when I got back home.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am so glad to read that your digital mayhem is now solved.
It is difficult to cope when we can’t be connected to the “world”
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 27, 2020, 01:34:54 pm
Yes sat here on my own it makes me feel connected.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 28, 2020, 01:54:16 pm
Gave myself a lazy afternoon, made a chicken and tomato curry as got a huge chuck (1.9kg)with a 1/3 off as got tomorrows use by. That should make 8 meals!!! Just made some cheese scones with waste sour dough.(https://i.imgur.com/IHICPqN.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 28, 2020, 03:46:54 pm
Gave myself a lazy afternoon, made a chicken and tomato curry as got a huge chuck (1.9kg)with a 1/3 off as got tomorrows use by. That should make 8 meals!!! Just made some cheese scones with waste sour dough.(https://i.imgur.com/IHICPqN.jpg)

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Looking at the photo of  your cheese-scones makes me hungry,.... 
.....I can just about taste them from looking at the photo.
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 30, 2020, 03:27:54 am
Over did it with my wrist yesterday, felt fine till I got home . Taking it easy today and having a rest on Monday as its a holiday so dont want to make a lot of noise in my lockup. More expense I could do without, front spring has broken on my motor. Will do it myself but cost of spring would be a weeks food shop , getting less than 1/2 pay on sick pay so every penny has to count.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on August 31, 2020, 03:54:19 am
Well I said a day "off" but have started a deep clean of my flat, well it had got a bit behind . Damn computer has dumped all my saved passwords  and hot rod site doesn't recognize my pass word and the reset has not worked (again) . Still I will make a whole meal seeded loaf and a fruit cake today, that's my "therapy "/de stress.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 02, 2020, 02:41:36 am
Didn't post as it would look like a moan but things are not turning out well at the moment. Must be the full moon!! anyway front spring broke on car and found annual test has run out , trouble getting spring but it should turn up this morning at double the price . Need to put in a claim for benefit payment , spent an afternoon looking for my identity   number and its no where to be found. Rang up to get a new one and have to wait for a call back this morning at 10 am.
  Wrist still bad of course , just doing mundane things catches me out like opening doors or picking up a cup. Getting pins and needles in fingers now from typing.
  On the plus side I have lost a couple more LBs ,212 and need to be 168 so still have to shift 40-------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 03, 2020, 03:13:33 am
Fitted the new spring to motor, killed me physically !! Doing it on a jack kneeling on floor , totally done in last night . Got my security number, they didnt call me at 10 am and got a missed call on my mobile to say whoops should have called. Still they called back and its sorted, then left my phone and the number at my unit. Damn my dyslexic forgetful brain. Car booked in for test tomorrow , given it a good look over and should be okay.
Missed call from Docs as well, they want me to have an appointment so that a trainee can get some experience with a transgender patient  . Called them back but receptionist had no knowledge of call and didn't have my phone to check message.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 05, 2020, 03:02:45 am
Well motor is road legal again (phew) , had to turn the under floor heating on in shower room and kitchen . Hopefully it will be a few more weeks before I have to turn the expensive to run panel heaters on in living room and bed room.
Missed out on Docs trainee session , all the slots had gone but first reserve . Time to get my rear in gear, sluggish this morning . Suppose thats what you get for coming out your shell ------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 06, 2020, 12:16:30 pm
Sunset over the hills (5 miles away) the other nig(https://i.imgur.com/R9AL0SD.jpg)ht.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 06, 2020, 12:45:51 pm
Sunset over the hills (5 miles away) the other nig(https://i.imgur.com/R9AL0SD.jpg)ht.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
I love sunsets and sunrises 🌅
... they can be so pretty.

    “Red in the morning, a sailor’s warning...
       Red at night, a sailor’s delight.”


Thank you for sharing
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 06, 2020, 02:21:09 pm
More cloudy tonight, Tired tonight after working on rod again .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 08, 2020, 03:05:58 am
Well its beyond me, this lap top loses the "remembered " passwords every time I shut it down as well I have to keep logging into my Microsoft ac and one link. Cant find anything in settings to fix it , this is only since the windows 10 upgrade------
 Put a muscle out in my back/right hip area  , its one that plays up from old damage. Lifting and twisting on Sun putting panels in place by myself on the rod is what did it. Better this morning .
 Sept weather is here, cold in morning and sweating in afternoon!! Temp all over the place like 16C the other day and 22C today , at least its mostly dry.
Time to go and weld in the new floor pans I made yesterday on the Austin , have a good day folks XXXX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 08, 2020, 01:10:22 pm
Left the laptop in sleep mode, still lost all info AND had to log in on one drive . Any computer wizzes out there??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 11, 2020, 03:29:11 am
Have a flat inspection in about 1/2 hr , good reason to tidy up like the pile of old mail and things  that get left!!
  Lap top did another big update , will see if thats fixed stuff or made it worse-----
Must go and wash up the breakfast stuff.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 11, 2020, 01:51:40 pm
That will teach me to read all the letter, should have replied that it was okay for flat insp . Rang them up and they said all insp have been cancelled , at least flats tidy!!
Hand giving me grief today, think I overdid it cleaning yesterday.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 11, 2020, 09:56:46 pm
That will teach me to read all the letter, should have replied that it was okay for flat insp . Rang them up and they said all insp have been cancelled , at least flats tidy!!
Hand giving me grief today, think I overdid it cleaning yesterday.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am so sorry to read that your hand is still causing you problems.   
Is it the same hand that was injured last year by the employee at the company you work for???
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 12, 2020, 02:26:59 am
Yes, its never healed but when we moved premises the test equipment is old and lacking shaker plates so have to do it by hand and its stressed my wrist/hand . Think it might have done some more damage than before as its not got any better yet. Might be off work till I retire in 7 months.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 12, 2020, 12:09:29 pm
Took mums car to unit to fit new exhaust, when I took it back there was a note on door . She had gone to local fruit farm with my sister for a coffee in there café so called in on way back home, nice to see sister, her hubby and his mum. Stopped for a brew and natter. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 03:35:56 pm
Took mums car to unit to fit new exhaust, when I took it back there was a note on door . She had gone to local fruit farm with my sister for a coffee in there café so called in on way back home, nice to see sister, her hubby and his mum. Stopped for a brew and natter.
That sounds lovely!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 13, 2020, 03:21:27 am
Must get my mum to stop introducing me as "this is my son/daughter" , the lady that was with my sister turned to her and said " so this is your sister" . See folk are great !!
 Well of course  going to lock myself away in my unit -----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 16, 2020, 02:56:42 am
Still here dears, life stumbles on. Need some time off the hot rod to refresh I think , just have to get some enthusiasm back as its turned into a "job" . Might have sold the race car so giving it a sort out , getting puncture in slick fixed, charging battery   and a clean from 4 years of dust.
Missing my friends, staying "safe" though as I do suffer from slight asthma/allergy that affects my chest and makes it go "tight" . All the grinding and welding fumes have not helped .
 Getting bored with every thing , same old I suppose so might try making some more clocks / lights and things   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 16, 2020, 09:45:10 am
Still here dears, life stumbles on. Need some time off the hot rod to refresh I think , just have to get some enthusiasm back as its turned into a "job" . Might have sold the race car so giving it a sort out , getting puncture in slick fixed, charging battery   and a clean from 4 years of dust.
Missing my friends, staying "safe" though as I do suffer from slight asthma/allergy that affects my chest and makes it go "tight" . All the grinding and welding fumes have not helped .
 Getting bored with every thing , same old I suppose so might try making some more clocks / lights and things

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Hang in there Davina, it is quite an unwelcome change when enthusiasm, passion and a hobby turns into hard work, and a job to be done.

I understand about missing the social times with friends... the good news is that in this day and age we have the internet, email, facetime, etc which allows us to stay in touch and to keep ourselves occupied in a positive and encouraging way.    Certainly being able to be on the Forums here is wonderful thing that allows us to "be in communication" with like-minded friends and members here.

Take care of yourself, I hope that you are careful and let your hand and wrist to heal.

Thank you for sharing and posting.
HUGS HUGS HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 16, 2020, 01:14:32 pm
Got punctured slick sorted for race car, well good enough to move it. Battery has charged up , just need to see if buyer comes through . That geed me up so managed to sort some more on hot rod after a good clean up in unit .
 Cooking a bread pudding from a failed to rise loaf , think it was duff yeast .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 17, 2020, 01:04:11 pm
got my continuation sick note for another month , Doc wanted to see me and she came out to the car, she is going to arrange a specialist physio to see if they can help. Have to go for X ray next week.
So stayed in today after docs, made a tomato and onion curry thats more like a relish and to use up some yogurt a pea and potato curry
Lazy afternoon snoozing   on sofa  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 20, 2020, 02:21:13 pm
No internet for 2 days, left laptop on all week as fed up keep logging into stuff to get it to work. Any way it turned itself off due to low battery and when I restarted the net now works------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 20, 2020, 04:47:08 pm
No internet for 2 days, left laptop on all week as fed up keep logging into stuff to get it to work. Any way it turned itself off due to low battery and when I restarted the net now works------------

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Without internet, and without the forums....  terrible punishment for sure.
Many times when things act up with your computer/internet .... the first thing to try is to completely Power Down your computer.  Also disconnecting the power to the internet Modem for a few minutes is a good thing to do as well. 
 
Completely rebooting both of those will many times solve internet connection issues.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 21, 2020, 01:50:31 am
And if that don't work a good kicking ----------- (mechanic joke!!) , of to docs in a moment as first in queue  to get my rear stabbed with my 12 weekly anti T jab .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 22, 2020, 03:10:06 am
Have a few days rest from working on hot rod, made some coat racks yesterday using VW engine lid handles and another using early beetle inner door handles. Coffee/side table made from a rank zerox tray . Now just need to take pics and post to try and sell, this mornings job as have a phone call from social this afternoon.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Jessica_K on September 23, 2020, 01:44:42 am
No internet for 2 days, left laptop on all week as fed up keep logging into stuff to get it to work. Any way it turned itself off due to low battery and when I restarted the net now works------------
I am convinced that Microsoft forces PC’s to start acting up when they want you to do a restart for an security update lol. I have my laptop in hibernation when not in use for quick access and keeping all my apps running. Then I get frozen screens and weird activity then do a restart and surprise surprise it does an update, alternatively, it is a memory leak in the OS or large app

Jessica xxx
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 23, 2020, 03:42:43 am
Yes, I used to get a low battery warning and thats vanished so if I forget to plug in it suddenly turns off even if bat shows charge.
Weathers turned after a nice Indian summer, wet and windy today with temps in mid teens C with a forecast of MINUS temps by the weekend!! Trees are turning as well now so autumn is finally here. Winter draws on as they say , make mine thermal!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 25, 2020, 03:27:26 am
Well its 9.15 am , just had my breakfast and a coffee and catching up . Made my flask and lunch to take to the unit but cant get motivated (again) as need to do some cutting and grinding. Made a VW barrel and piston lamp yesterday using a old floor lamp as a base , now its a table lamp. Hard bit is finding somewhere to sell, stuck some on EB but nothing going yet. Looks like my flat will be turning steam punk!!!
 Dave my 2nd cousin (where my unit is) has a glut of green tomatoes and I found a recipe for green tom cake , will give it a go. Time to put kettle on , its a2 cup morning!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Jessica_K on September 25, 2020, 02:54:17 pm
Dave my 2nd cousin (where my unit is) has a glut of green tomatoes and I found a recipe for green tom cake , will give it a go. Time to put kettle on , its a2 cup morning!!
You could make green tomato chutney

Jessica xx
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 26, 2020, 02:57:43 am
So after starting the day feeling grot it all went rather well , see you can never tell . Had to turn heating on this morning, another mega electric bill coming then.
Doc is doing a phone "visit" on Wed to give me X Ray results on my wrist, what ever it is its still giving me grief.
Blue sky this morning, good breeze and chilly .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 28, 2020, 12:38:44 pm
Said goodbye to an old friend today, race car SOLD !! took a hit on the price but at least its gone to a good home . Few more bits for the hot rod then-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 28, 2020, 12:49:12 pm
Said goodbye to an old friend today, race car SOLD !! took a hit on the price but at least its gone to a good home . Few more bits for the hot rod then-----------
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Sometimes getting rid of things that have been hanging around is a good thing....  clearing out the clutter to make room for the new....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 28, 2020, 01:48:49 pm
Yes it has been sat in mums garage for last 4 years and I doubt if I would ever have raced it again, well the wig makes wearing a helmet awkward !!!! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on September 30, 2020, 03:21:56 am
Phone call from doc this morning with results of X ray, some separation of joints in wrist caused by damaged ligament  and osteoporosis and wear to joints. Tell me something I don't already know!! Have an appointment with "specialist" at the end of Oct, whatever its still giving me grief. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 30, 2020, 03:20:24 pm
Hi Davina, just catching up here.  I also sold my racer in later August.  There is a time for everything and then we need to move on.  The hard thing is knowing when.  I took a hit on mine too, not a good time to sell race hardware!

I hope the doctor can do something and you can find some relief.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 01, 2020, 09:43:42 am
I don't think they can do much , its mostly fine day to day as long as I look after it and don't overload it. Did my weekly food shop this morning with mum and aunty , treated myself to some rhubarb and ginger GIN !! and a tub of strawberry and cream ice cream . Well if I don't treat myself who will?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 01, 2020, 12:27:04 pm
I don't think they can do much , its mostly fine day to day as long as I look after it and don't overload it. Did my weekly food shop this morning with mum and aunty , treated myself to some rhubarb and ginger GIN !! and a tub of strawberry and cream ice cream . Well if I don't treat myself who will?

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Hmmm... self-medication with   "rhubarb an ginger GIN"  ;) :o ::)

Is this wrist injury and issues that you continue to have with it a direct result of the work injury and tussle you had at your job with that manager that you had mentioned last year?   If so, you should get continued treatment provided by you employer? ???

Wishing you well... I hope that you heal up soon.  As you know the wrist is a complicated joint, kind of like the CV joint in your vehicles front end suspension and drive.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 01, 2020, 01:31:32 pm
Yes its from assault , treatment is just down to aunty NHS . G&T in a bit -----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on October 01, 2020, 01:33:05 pm
Davina I like your therapy choices but I am with Danielle, "rhubarb an ginger GIN"?  :o ;D Is that a local brew?  Drink it or apply it? :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 01, 2020, 03:42:28 pm
Its a flavoured gin, on my 2nd !!! and yes drinking .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on October 01, 2020, 04:11:01 pm
Excellent!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 02, 2020, 06:00:46 am
Flat inspection this morning, all fine . Had a black eyed bean curry cooking "oh that smells good" from Kate . Decided to stay in today , well its nearly midday and weather is rubbish being wet and windy. Have some chicken marinating for a Korma to cook this afternoon . Decided to freeze the rest of the fish curry  I made as been eating it all week!! Time for some lunch and a bit of tv then back to cooking . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 05, 2020, 03:31:17 am
It was bright when I got up at 8am , hour later and its clouding over but still bright and breezy . A lot of rain over the weekend and it ran under the door to my unit so clean up yesterday morning, my cousin didn't turn his pump on over night. Cleaned the ground off as it had built up soil and weeds but need some sand bags to stop water running through door jamb.
 Its getting up towards 3 years HRT with a slow/low dose start , still getting changes .Sense of smell getting better , had started to lose it after years of breathing in garage dust and rubbish. Skin a lot better but a bit dry still and the girls are still filling out very slowly . Eyes are defiantly darker , growing what hair I have out and its gone curly making me look like a clown !!! Looked at toppers ,not sure but will need a under wig "skull cap" to stop the grey showing soon . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 05, 2020, 05:07:16 am
Have a parcel coming this afternoon so decided its a day at home, using up some food before it is past it . Making a red pepper and tomato soup for lunch and a green pepper and cauliflower curry as have all ingredients apart from yogurt. Trip to shop in a bit then . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 05, 2020, 11:38:33 am
Have a parcel coming this afternoon so decided its a day at home, using up some food before it is past it . Making a red pepper and tomato soup for lunch and a green pepper and cauliflower curry as have all ingredients apart from yogurt. Trip to shop in a bit then .

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Your red pepper and tomato soup sounds delicious....   
....if you think of it ... a picture would be nice to see.

I love seeing all of our members food pictures!!!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 05, 2020, 01:10:53 pm
To late , it was tasty!! Got some new yeast and bread flour , made a white loaf to try it out. Came out fine so my failed attempts were down to duff yeast.
One downside of HRT is the atrophy in the male member muscle, find I have to dash for a wee or I cant hold it . Not incontinent as when I go its loads just when I need to go I need to go!! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 06, 2020, 03:05:07 am
More HRT down side, parcel that came is a 1M sheet metal folder. Very heavy , so much that had to get delivery driver to place it in hallway. Fun bit will be getting it in car to take to my unit!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 08, 2020, 03:38:57 am
Cant believe its Thurs again already, weeks are flying by. Meeting mum and aunty again for an amble round food shop, just a few things this week like veg and salad .
Hurt my wrist lifting that folder, it  said 20kilo on box and there was a second part. When it was assembled I lifted it on to a workmate (just !) . Making a stand from an old workmate so I dont need to lift it , its to long to fit in my vice anyways.
Raining a bit this morning but a glimpse of blue out the window , 16C predicted so a skirt will be fine . T shirt and fleece jacket will do .
 Need to order some bits for the hot rod, fuel tank, air tank , sheet steel and welding gas . There goes the race car money------- 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 08, 2020, 01:00:43 pm
My mums at it again, we met Mrs C that I have known for 40+ years but not seen for the last 16 odd years. So mum said this is that used to be and Mrs C said I would never have guessed , suppose that was a win.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 08, 2020, 02:03:07 pm
My mums at it again, we met Mrs C that I have known for 40+ years but not seen for the last 16 odd years. So mum said this is that used to be and Mrs C said I would never have guessed , suppose that was a win.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Definitely a WIN !!!!
Thank you for sharing your good day with all of us.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 10, 2020, 03:07:18 am
Had a good day yesterday , made up new rear section of chassis and sorted out how to attach tow bar mount . Spicy prawns for tea with mango yogurt for afters and later a G&T .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 10, 2020, 01:37:50 pm
This morning I was stood waiting to give my cousin some money for steel he had got for me from factors, he had a lady sorting out her bill (he does car repairs) . She said looking at me (in my dirty work gear, thick coat , no make up and working wig ) do you want to see this LADY first . Another win!!
Battery has died on laptop, not expensive but cant find matching numbers . Model number not matching as well, its an HP laptop but it doesn't have a type name on it .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 11, 2020, 03:42:56 am
Found the right model number and have ordered a battery . Still a pain having to log into Microsoft a/c every time I turn it on-------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 14, 2020, 03:13:31 am
Have to go into work next Friday for a "well being" meeting ( a load of ******) , will be getting ***** from me !!! 
 Stuck in this morning waiting for my electric meter to be changed any time from 8 till 12 they said-----
New battery was delivered for lap top, missed phone call from my door bell (probably grinding)!! Spoke to delivery man as he tried to phone me, Very bad English and he said left parcel with neighbour and card left. Well cant find a card and dont know which neighbour , bugger. Will have a look today.
Wrist giving me grief again, had to use tin snips yesterday and its to much strain. Cant do it left handed .
Flu jab yesterday morning, very quick as they have a tent set up and 2 nurses working 
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Post by: davina61 on October 14, 2020, 09:12:42 am
So did the parcel tracker and it said will be delivered today!! Came about 1/2 hour ago. Meter man came , cant do it as wrong tariff . Have eco7 meter but no storage heaters, nothing connected. Told him I have been asking to have meter changed for the last 2+ years but got the brush off every time . Yup that's about right and also got told cant have a smart meter , no thats incorrect he said. Waiting for rearranged date now.
 Still got the food shop done , lamb curry tonight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 16, 2020, 03:33:04 am
Friday morning again already , lethargic after a disturbed sleep. Woken by dream but cant remember what it was at 5am then never went back to sleep properly ,brain frazzled now!!! Needs a reboot-------- 
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 16, 2020, 08:55:39 pm
Friday morning again already , lethargic after a disturbed sleep. Woken by dream but cant remember what it was at 5am then never went back to sleep properly ,brain frazzled now!!! Needs a reboot--------

@davina61
Dear Davina:
I don't know about brain reboots .... but with a computer, you just unplug the computer from the AC Power for 5 minutes and plug it back in and turn it back on....   
Surely that can not be done with a brain.   Perhaps a good night's uninterrupted sleep will do the trick.

HUGS, and get a good rest.  Wake up refreshed in the morning.
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 17, 2020, 02:53:22 am
I was okay once I got to my unit,  pleased with the work on rod as it all went well. Crashed out after eating my tea though for 10 or 15 mins !!! No alcohol last night and slept fine. Sharp pain in my left boob and went very firm last night , fine this morning , right one tender now.
  Its a bit grey this morning, drizzle and showers with a high of 12C forecast today . Cold and damp in my unit now, welding repairs to rear wheel tub this morning and then fixing it in .More metal fab work then , time to get creative.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 19, 2020, 03:43:17 am
Doc renewed my sick note for TWO months , going to cancel my welfare meeting at work as no point till I see specialist next week . Day at home as have a phone call from welfare lunch time. Catch up on stuff day-------- 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on October 19, 2020, 09:12:04 am

Davina glad you are making process with your car and dealing with the other stuff.  Don't let the stuff get you down.  I like you food menu!

Stay well,

Emma

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 19, 2020, 11:26:58 am
Have to go to the welfare meet, got a slightly cross reply to my email saying I have to as part of my employment contract . bunch of <not allowed> !
Just blown most of the money I got from selling race car on air ride kit for the hot rod , you only live once.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 19, 2020, 01:37:39 pm
Have to go to the welfare meet, got a slightly cross reply to my email saying I have to as part of my employment contract . bunch of <not allowed> !
Just blown most of the money I got from selling race car on air ride kit for the hot rod , you only live once.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Spend your money while it is still worth something !!!!!
HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: RandiL on October 19, 2020, 03:49:40 pm
Hi Davina, I like hearing about and sometimes seeing what you make with old car parts. Nice creative activity!

I have a sculpture made by my retired plumber uncle from old plumbing parts. He made a full-on business out of it and had a gallery for a few years. This one is a cross country skier because he took me skiing to the backwoods of Wisconsin when I was in college.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201019/274f841c528b41d106d95a9c76c3a64a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 20, 2020, 03:28:45 am
That's  smashing, just a bit of imagination and artistic skill goes a long way. My BFF wants a fairy for her garden, still working out how to make it but have loads of old bolts and rusty washers.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 22, 2020, 04:59:02 pm
Scrap yard today, got a fuel filler flap thats a flush fit and push to open . They don't allow angle grinders in the yard so had to hammer and chisel it out, good job modern cars are made of very thin steel!! Found 2 steel wheels for front as well but nothing else I was after.
Air ride kit came this morning as well, going to be a busy girl.
 Off to work tomorrow for meeting, that's full Davina mode then!! Have a packed few days next week, Tues the Doc wants me to meet some students (trainee docs?) for a Q&A session ,Hospital on Wed and new electric meter on Thurs so no hot rod time for a few days. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 22, 2020, 05:14:04 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina,
It sounds like you are going to have lots of fun. 
Being busy will help to keep you out of trouble.

Pictures wanted as your projects come to fruition.

One of my infamous sayings is:  "Busy People Are Happy People"

HUGS, and stay safe when using your power tools...
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 23, 2020, 03:39:23 am
Decided to make a coconut cake to take into work, lime drizzle topping. Meeting has been moved to 11.30 , good will give cake time to cool.
Have posted some pics in hobbies , will add a few more soon.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 23, 2020, 01:54:47 pm
Meeting went fine, area manager said its obvious my hand is out of shape and agreed with me it was impossible to do my job. He is looking into terminating my contract so will get the same as redundancy pay out,suits me!!!
Made a brown (whole meal) seeded loaf, came out rather good .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 23, 2020, 02:57:08 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
After all of this time you are finally getting your hand injury related to you company resolved.
I trust that you will be satisfied with the final outcome.

Please as you feel so inclined keep us updated.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 25, 2020, 04:06:48 am
Clocks changed today so got an extra hour in bed, needed it as well . Think I was having an hot flush when I went to bed and just could not get settled , itchy  skin and boiling hot!! Might have been that Indian tonic water (no gin) that I had with some orange and mango cordial , maybe quinine doesn't agree with me?
Making a fish and green mango curry tonight although the mango is a bit too ripe it will taste fine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 26, 2020, 03:01:11 am
Only clock I cant change is my brain clock, woke up an hour early . It will take a while to reset. Have a clagey throat and streaming nose again , very dusty in my unit. 3 days off so will see if it clears up.
Need to stop eating as well, feel like I am never going to shift this belly. Thats the worst bit of being on my own having no one to encourage me, the endless wait to fully transition is not helping  either and the lack of funds to do what I want.
 Poor me , no I am fine and will bulldoze my way through .
BTW fish curry was nice with some rice to soak up the sauce .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 27, 2020, 09:01:36 am
While I was waiting to go to Docs this morning I made a veg balti (as you do!) , recipe for spice paste has left me with enough to  make 3 more meals so froze them .
Met 2 student docs , they both said they had trouble finding information on line so I told them about Susan's . We had a nice chat for over 1/2 hr and hopefully I gave them some insight .
Lazy afternoon for me now .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 28, 2020, 06:41:12 am
Have been to see wrist specialist, sending me for a MRI scan to see if there is arteritis in the joint. If there is they will not operate, small tendon between 2 very important bones has torn . Not sure I want them to operate anyway as will be out of action for ages and it will limit overall movement when done.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 29, 2020, 09:10:13 am
Had to get a bit shirty with the bloke that came to fit my new meter this morning, first he said he couldn't do it (again) then he called me sir (was on his paper work and he did apologise twice) but I insisted he did the job . Had to ring up provider as they had not changed the tariff when I phoned them over 2 weeks ago when they said they would, sorted now but they got a bit of ear hole from me!!! Why are big firms so bloody useless at sorting stuff out?
 Went shopping after and saw mum and aunty  , got some reduced items so spent more than planed .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on October 29, 2020, 05:33:07 pm
Had to get a bit shirty with the bloke that came to fit my new meter this morning, first he said he couldn't do it (again) then he called me sir (was on his paper work and he did apologise twice) but I insisted he did the job . Had to ring up provider as they had not changed the tariff when I phoned them over 2 weeks ago when they said they would, sorted now but they got a bit of ear hole from me!!! Why are big firms so bloody useless at sorting stuff out?
 Went shopping after and saw mum and aunty  , got some reduced items so spent more than planed .
Sounds like ur day improved! I have the same problem when out shopping!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on October 30, 2020, 04:36:50 am
Almost cant be bother to go to unit today, have made bacon and sausage sarny with home made bread to take as well. Getting a bit stuck on some jobs as run out of £££s to buy stuff , fuel tank wont be here till next week so that's held me up and front strut parts as well. One of my cordless angle grinders "blew up" , its a cheap German supermarket one and only one that has 2 batteries . They have stopped stocking them so no replacement, the good make one that I have battery for is £100 so cant afford that.
Time to shift my bum I suppose , will be fine once I get going .
Turned warmer again 15C but a bit wet and windy.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 02, 2020, 03:24:24 am
With lock down looming thought best get some steel in case they are closed for a month so of to blacksmiths this morning, making a green tomato cake later . Well making 2 as enough of my mums green toms for that.
 Not been up to much last few days just hot rod , eat , sleep repeat .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 05, 2020, 03:01:18 am
Got very tired yesterday, slept like a log last night and not even had to get up for a wee either!! Wrist sore/stiff as I did some metal shaping yesterday, have some more to do today . Run out of welding gas and £s to get some more .
 Cold and damp in my unit now, at least sunshine today when fog/mist clears .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 09, 2020, 02:42:46 pm
Felt a bit out of sorts last few days, last night I slept for 10 hours!! Natural healing, felt well today and still do. MRI scan on my wrist on Friday at 10.15, its 20 odd miles away. Hope they are quick as I have an online voice lesson booked for 1.15. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 09, 2020, 09:45:53 pm
Felt a bit out of sorts last few days, last night I slept for 10 hours!! Natural healing, felt well today and still do. MRI scan on my wrist on Friday at 10.15, its 20 odd miles away. Hope they are quick as I have an online voice lesson booked for 1.15.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Oh my, oh my, I hope that you can get a resolution to your ongoing injure wrist issue... you have been dealing with this for almost 2 years now....   I hope that the MRI will lead to a healing or corrective surgery for you.

HUGS and best wishes...
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 10, 2020, 03:38:31 am
They wont operate if there is arthritis ,that's what the scan is for . Day to day stuff I can manage fine its just heavy work that's not possible . Not sure about operation either as that will put me out of action for months.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 10, 2020, 09:03:57 am
Davina I know you enjoy it and it helps keep you sane but is working in your unit good for your wrist?  I know it doesn't take much to stress it.  I'm glad to read you've been able to sleep well.  You are correct that it can be natural healing.
Cheers, Judi
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 10, 2020, 11:42:15 am
I take it easy and know when to stop if my wrist warns me, as Is said its fine as long as I dont over load it.Need to set my alarm tomorrow morning, off to see the vampire at 7.50 am -----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 12, 2020, 04:13:00 am
Well I missed my THREE YEARS FULL TIME celebration, but then it feels like thats been me forever. Nearly 4 years since I found myself thanks to this site. Just hoping that when I visit GIC in a few weeks time that I will get on the surgery list.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 13, 2020, 06:25:28 am
Went for my MRI this morning, made my wrist/hand hurt holding it still for 20mins . Have my first on line voice session in 50mins, just hope my internet works----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 13, 2020, 08:01:44 am
That went well, she said I did brilliantly and I was doing 225 hrz when she was only after 200. Have some exercises before next session in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 14, 2020, 03:57:25 am
Well its 'orible outside dull,grey and windy and wet, will go to my unit though as I want to sort some bits out. If I don't it will keep rattling around my brain and distracting me and I need to see if my idea for Art Deco/Art Nuevo dash will work.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 15, 2020, 10:56:04 am
It's a dull grey and windy day here too.  Rain this evening.  I have a friends daughter's car in my shop.  She pranged the front end so I'll straighten it out for her.  Got to run out to turn the heat on as I don't like working in the cold any more!

I hope your dashboard design works out well.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 15, 2020, 01:13:26 pm
Not so bad today but a few heavy showers, damp in my unit so stuck fan heater on . Bit of a lost cause but at least I could warm my hands.
Managed to get seat for the Austin (hot rod) down from the roof space on my own, that was fun as needed to drag it to the edge with a hooked pole and then lift it down balancing  it on my head till I could set it down. Thats given me some work to do now making seat mountings , pedal/steering column support and then try out my dash idea.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 18, 2020, 03:38:04 am
Life plods on, not much happening at the moment just hot rod eat sleep repeat. Run out of fish oil capsules and don't my knees know it, shopping tomorrow so will get some. Changed my diet a bit , more veg and pulses with a 3lb weight loss so far . Not cut out meat all together , made some chicken Tikka drum sticks for my lunch box . Made an Indian butternut squash dish that it says have with a pork dish , maybe some chops.
Time to go and do a bit more to the Austin, made drivers seat mounts and today can fix (hopefully ) the steering column in then I can try and work out the new dash.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 19, 2020, 01:02:03 pm
Needed to print of a document to sign ,  photocopy and e mail back. Printer just would not print PDF file without missing some lines, wasted 10 sheets of paper. Now have to wait for them to post it to me , its a pain when tech don't work.
Made a nice pork curry (see what did you have for dinner) and have enough meat left from Pork shoulder to make a Vindaloo and the rind to make some scratchings . 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 20, 2020, 03:33:34 am
Its a cold damp and windy one today, back to the routine. Sleeping a lot better now its cold in my bedroom, back to the nighty . My enthusiasm is waning again , probably due to lack of funds.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 20, 2020, 11:45:53 am
Its a cold damp and windy one today, back to the routine. Sleeping a lot better now its cold in my bedroom, back to the nighty . My enthusiasm is waning again , probably due to lack of funds.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Hang in there ... this extended lockdown, sometimes unreasonable draconian rules and arbitrary restrictions, and constantly wearing masks is taking a big toll on our demeanors and how we view our individual futures.

Regarding lack of funds... since this whole started early this last spring my own little small business has been doing less than half of my normal business so I am fully aware of the difficulties that will bring.  I have had to operate on a very tight budget at work and at home.  The severe cold weather here in the winter time does bring on additional expenses however... so that is not good news for my available funds.

I also can get a better sleep in a cooler bedroom ...but once up I like a warmer house and my warm office at work.

Again Davina, hang in there and try to stay positive as much as you can under the circumstances.

HUGS
Danielle


Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 20, 2020, 12:37:15 pm
I am fine although I was Little Miss Pissed Off today as nothing wanted to go right, not giving in I have sorted out the seat mounting. Made a pork Vindaloo , had to grind (used my blender cheating) onion, garlic , ginger, coriander and mustard seeds  in vinegar to make a paste to marinade the pork. Blender is great for taking frustration out!!!! die onion die!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 20, 2020, 06:40:05 pm
So funny!  I'm sorry to hear your day hadn't gone as planned.  Hang in there!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 23, 2020, 03:47:41 am
slept in again, not that it matters. Very thick fog here anyway and cold (mild for that northern lass) around freezing.
Bit stumped as to getting present's for my kids, making a VW lamp for my daughter with a lampshade kit and some jazzy Beetle patterned cloth. Thinking about a sculpture for the 2 boys, youngest is fishing mad and I have a load of rusty washers so might make a carp as long as it doesn't end up as an anagram -------- Garden sculpture for the eldest from old tools, need my artistic head on.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 24, 2020, 04:30:55 am
More ramblings, it keeps me sane living on my own and only my friends on here to "talk" to. Lock down is making it worse of course , working on my hot rod at least keeps me occupied.
 Stayed up late so I could watch Supernatural  on catch up as my internet speed is rubbish till every one has gone to bed, nearly 1pm when I climbed in my pit and woke at 9am!! Never mind .
Warmer day today, 12C light wind and cloud turning cold as the week goes on.
Made my flask of tea and salad for lunch box (lettuce, celery, cucumber, mini plumb tomatoes and some chunks of corned beef) so best get going. Trying to make a new dash out of the outer skin of the remnants of the doors , lots of panel bashing and shaping needed!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 24, 2020, 09:34:50 am
The lockdown is so difficult, but it won't last.  We'll get past these times.  Stay focused on your hobby and art creation.  A carp from a bunch of washers sounds neat.  The weather in the Northeast of the US has been seasonally mild, unlike last year.  Its sunny but cooler today.  It was rainy and mild yesterday when I finished the work on my friends car.  I had to wait a week for dealer only parts. Argh!  Watch out for your fingers as you bash those panels!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 25, 2020, 03:55:01 am
Watch my fingers, yes got an annoying metal splinter in my thumb and its so small its invisible. Watch my back more like having back pain/pulled muscle from bending over for ages and twisting, its an old injurie that catches me out and it is made worse when its cold and damp.
Still have 2 days off , shopping tomorrow and house work and Friday I have a voice lesson . Nearly 10 am again so best get my bum in gear, late to bed again watching Supernatural on catch up . Strange that my internet starts working at 11pm like its been switched on.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 25, 2020, 05:26:33 pm
I got a small invisible shard in my index finger last week.  I would hit it at the worse time.  It eventually washed out.  I'm watching how I move in the shop as I can hurt my back easily.  Take care and enjoy the next couple days off.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 26, 2020, 07:17:13 am
Have been trying to get hold of GIC to see if my appointment on Monday is still ok, they rang me today as I was driving and by the time it was safe to pull over I missed them. Returned the call but it  goes to main switch board , they transferred me but you only get answer machine . What a mess, left a message to say ring back but not holding my breath.
Well they just rang back, the one Doc is ill so that's been cancelled and the other is via video . At least I dont have to travel to Nottingham .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 26, 2020, 09:42:38 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I hope and trust that your video doctor's appointment goes well.
Missing a phone call from my doctor is not a good thing, it is just about impossible to call back and connect with them.
I hope that your day goes well and that you can get the medical attention that you need soon.
HUGS,
Danielle


Have been trying to get hold of GIC to see if my appointment on Monday is still ok, they rang me today as I was driving and by the time it was safe to pull over I missed them. Returned the call but it  goes to main switch board , they transferred me but you only get answer machine . What a mess, left a message to say ring back but not holding my breath.
Well they just rang back, the one Doc is ill so that's been cancelled and the other is via video . At least I dont have to travel to Nottingham .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 26, 2020, 03:21:28 pm
I just hope that I can get onto the surgery list come Monday, will push for it. Letter today for phone call from doc looking at my wrist, a week next Wednesday-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 26, 2020, 05:55:01 pm
I do hope you can get on the list for surgery.  If your doctor had seen your wrist previously I imagine a phone appointment with him will be fine.  I do hope it all goes well.

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 28, 2020, 04:05:47 am
That will teach me to eat cheese before bed time, weird dreams that have left my brain scrambled . Felt like a hangover but not had any booze for over 2 weeks, shouldn't have been dehydrated as drank loads stuck at home yesterday.
Will venture to my unit in a bit, found a torpedo (all but stubby) shaped kettle in stainless on the scrap pile and it might make a base for my fish sculpture .
Made the lampshade from kit for daughters Christmas prezzy , came out good enough for a first attempt . Have some material left over , not sure what to do with it but maybe a cushion ? Need a sewing machine first!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 29, 2020, 10:07:19 am
I know what you mean.  I had cheese and crackers with a glass of wine before bed a couple nights last week.  I didn't sleep well either.  (must have been the crackers)  I think its easier to get dehydrated as the weather has turn drier (at least here).  I need to pull the humidifier out.  I'm waiting to see a photo of the fish when you are finished!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 29, 2020, 10:34:47 am
Not started on the fish yet but made a planter from an old colander on a pole (have a good heavy base) with flowers and leaves coming out of the top. They are made from off cuts from the hot rod that would have gone in the scrap bin.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 03:33:58 am
Wish my brain worked, been off the last 2 days and cant think straight . Saying that its since I had weird dreams that scrambled everything . My E level on last test was high as it had gone from mid 600s to over a thousand , have had peaks before and then next test back to mid 600s.
Anyway back to the brain, was planning to take a flask of soup with me today and put coffee in it without thinking. Blast so made a salad instead of a sandwich. Yes my brain is fuddled at the best of times I could do without the extra mush, the "fun" of being dyslexic I suppose  .
Must do my voice lessons more, she was pleased with my pitch again so need to do longer sentences . So thats goooodbyeeeeee. Helooooooooow and things like that with "how are you doing " . Round yer its more like "howsitgoin "!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 01:15:33 pm
Just got off my video call with GIC, they will put me onto surgery list (ya!) chase up my hair removal as well . He said see you in 6 months whether I have had surgery or not (not expecting it that quick but you never know) . So thats all promising. Have to have another blood test to check on spike in E level , expected. Now I just need to shift the pounds but at least I now have a goal.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Megan. on November 30, 2020, 02:04:53 pm


Just got off my video call with GIC, they will put me onto surgery list (ya!) chase up my hair removal as well . He said see you in 6 months whether I have had surgery or not (not expecting it that quick but you never know) . So thats all promising. Have to have another blood test to check on spike in E level , expected. Now I just need to shift the pounds but at least I now have a goal.

Davina,

Great news, very happy for you!

it's very possible that you could have surgery in that window. The backlog at Parkside is currently (I think) around 10 weeks. The big factor ofc is if you need any bottom hair removal. Your BMI needs to be below 30, and below 25 is ideal from a risk perspective. You'll also need to drop E for at least 4 weeks before hand.

X.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on November 30, 2020, 02:12:38 pm

Davina,

Great news, very happy for you!

it's very possible that you could have surgery in that window. The backlog at Parkside is currently (I think) around 10 weeks. The big factor ofc is if you need any bottom hair removal. Your BMI needs to be below 30, and below 25 is ideal from a risk perspective. You'll also need to drop E for at least 4 weeks before hand.

X.

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10 weeks? I read it was over 2 years in the uk?


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 02:23:47 pm
Pam thats the wait to get referred I think, once your on the list its quick (ish) , yes its the BMI and hair removal that will slow me down.
Picture of the fish I made for youngest's Christmas present .
  (https://i.imgur.com/V0fA4vf.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 02:31:03 pm
Pic of flowers I made wont upload, not enough internet speed (again) , thats all made from rusty washers and scrap off cuts. Base is a lump of metal from my handy pile and upright is the remains of a beetle throttle pedal shaft
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 30, 2020, 02:32:52 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:

Thank you for sharing the picture of the "fish" that you made...  I love your artwork...  you are so very creative with pieces of metal and old car parts.   ...   OH and love the the "scales" you put on the fish... washers!!!! 
It is a fun piece and I am sure that the youngest will like it as their Christmas present.

HUGS and blessings to you.
Danielle



Pam thats the wait to get referred I think, once your on the list its quick (ish) , yes its the BMI and hair removal that will slow me down.
Picture of the fish I made for youngest's Christmas present .
  (https://i.imgur.com/V0fA4vf.jpg)
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Post by: Pammie on November 30, 2020, 02:36:11 pm
Pam thats the wait to get referred I think, once your on the list its quick (ish) , yes its the BMI and hair removal that will slow me down.
Picture of the fish I made for youngest's Christmas present .
  (https://i.imgur.com/V0fA4vf.jpg)
Love the fish! Which GIC are you with? Im with Leeds


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Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 02:41:26 pm
Nottingham , think they are a better one. He said due to the surgery's being cancelled that I wont have lost my place in the que .
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Post by: Pammie on November 30, 2020, 02:48:44 pm
Nottingham , think they are a better one. He said due to the surgery's being cancelled that I wont have lost my place in the que .
Wonderful! Sadly moving GIC would be a bad idea as I’d go back to square one


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Post by: Megan. on November 30, 2020, 03:48:43 pm
10 weeks? I read it was over 2 years in the uk?


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That is for the first appointment at a GIC following referral from a GP. Once through that and the GIC green-lights surgery (following HRT), it's actually very quick. Pre-COVID it was 6-8 weeks. It's ironic that the UK has very short waits in this respect.

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Post by: Pammie on November 30, 2020, 03:54:44 pm
That is for the first appointment at a GIC following referral from a GP. Once through that and the GIC green-lights surgery (following HRT), it's actually very quick. Pre-COVID it was 6-8 weeks. It's ironic that the UK has very short waits in this respect.

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Is this really true? I’m excited by that as I’ve had my first GIS appointments already but they have said it’s a long process still !
Ooh I hope you girls are right about this!!


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Post by: Megan. on November 30, 2020, 04:14:31 pm


Is this really true? I’m excited by that as I’ve had my first GIS appointments already but they have said it’s a long process still !
Ooh I hope you girls are right about this!!


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You still need 12 months on HRT, then, at your next GIC appointment, all going well, they'll refer you.

I was referred in July'18 by the GIC for surgery, if I'd not needed bottom hair removal I'd have had my GRS and been recovering by Xmas...

As it was, electrolysis and Covid pushed it back a good two-years. X

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Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 04:31:45 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/4moyGcw.jpg) The "roses" I made from scraps and the planter is an old colander .should look good with some trailing ivy and pansies.
As I am effectively retired that means I can have electrolysis as often as they can fit me in. Its loosing the fat that will take time, will wait till after Christmas to get serious but in the mean time will cut back and see how that works. 
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Post by: Megan. on November 30, 2020, 04:38:41 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/4moyGcw.jpg) The "roses" I made from scraps and the planter is an old colander .should look good with some trailing ivy and pansies.
As I am effectively retired that means I can have electrolysis as often as they can fit me in. Its loosing the fat that will take time, will wait till after Christmas to get serious but in the mean time will cut back and see how that works.
They look fab! Ur very talented girl. X

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Post by: davina61 on November 30, 2020, 04:43:29 pm
First attempt, lucky I had some red and green aerosols and some matt lacquer so just cost time and welding materials. 
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 01, 2020, 09:11:53 am
Congratulation on getting on the surgery list.  I love your fish sculpture.  The flowers are real-like!
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Post by: davina61 on December 02, 2020, 03:16:26 am
Have another video call from GIC on Friday, that should get my signatures.
 Getting  used to my then new vary focal glasses I over balanced sitting on my toilet  and cracked the seat (months ago) last night it completely broke through!! luckily  I didnt get cut/pinched. Have to phone letting agents to see if they replace it.
BFF rang, the heater fan not working on her car again------
 Had a crowbar fall across the top of my left foot , was wearing my work boots and it was just a slight ouch at the time but think its bruised or something as foot getting painful to walk on , its when I take load off getting pain just behind toes. Looks like its an old trainer day today as I think the boots make it worse, lot better this morning after no foot wear over night. 
BTW 3 year HRT anniversary.
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Post by: Faith on December 02, 2020, 07:58:55 am
'grats on the anniversary!!

I gist that I got out of your most recent post was one of self-imposed bumps and bruises.  I was installing a 4' high chain link fence partition for my wife (she wanted the yard divided to keep the dogs away from the little ones plastic toys that they like to chew on). Anyways, I was setting one of the posts and instead of using the slide-hammer (forgot I had one) I was using a short piece of 4x4 and a small sledge to pound it in. Well, I was checking the post for level while filling around the hole and forgot about the 4x4 piece sitting on top of it. Got me a nice lump on the top of my head and some serious forum-banned words exuding from my mouth.

But .. I did get the fence done. Moral is, You may get bumps and bruises along the way but the result is worth it? Yah, I may be putting just a bit much into that story :P
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Post by: Pammie on December 02, 2020, 08:49:53 am
Have another video call from GIC on Friday, that should get my signatures.
 Getting  used to my then new vary focal glasses I over balanced sitting on my toilet  and cracked the seat (months ago) last night it completely broke through!! luckily  I didnt get cut/pinched. Have to phone letting agents to see if they replace it.
BFF rang, the heater fan not working on her car again------
 Had a crowbar fall across the top of my left foot , was wearing my work boots and it was just a slight ouch at the time but think its bruised or something as foot getting painful to walk on , its when I take load off getting pain just behind toes. Looks like its an old trainer day today as I think the boots make it worse, lot better this morning after no foot wear over night. 
BTW 3 year HRT anniversary.
Happy anniversary!
Shirt term picture - owwwww! Tough day!
Long term picture - yay!!!  Ur getting closer to your surgical goal and I imagine that 3 years in Davina is a massive evolution from 3 years ago!


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Post by: Megan. on December 02, 2020, 08:53:23 am
Have another video call from GIC on Friday, that should get my signatures.
 Getting  used to my then new vary focal glasses I over balanced sitting on my toilet  and cracked the seat (months ago) last night it completely broke through!! luckily  I didnt get cut/pinched. Have to phone letting agents to see if they replace it.
BFF rang, the heater fan not working on her car again------
 Had a crowbar fall across the top of my left foot , was wearing my work boots and it was just a slight ouch at the time but think its bruised or something as foot getting painful to walk on , its when I take load off getting pain just behind toes. Looks like its an old trainer day today as I think the boots make it worse, lot better this morning after no foot wear over night. 
BTW 3 year HRT anniversary.
Surrey to hear about your foot, but happy anniversary, and good luck for Friday. X

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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 02, 2020, 09:56:26 am
Happy Anniversary! 
Please be careful are you working about.  I've found it's so easy to forget or misjudge and cause an accident. 
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Post by: davina61 on December 02, 2020, 11:53:00 am
Thanks everyone, foot much better not wearing work boots as it can flex . Cleaned up the shards of off cuts so no stabbing pain in sole!!!!!!
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Post by: davina61 on December 03, 2020, 03:57:32 am
TMI warning, something I ate did not agree with me . Woke up with raging gut ache at 5 am, it was either the reheated chicken curry  or home made burger . Most likely the onion in the burger as that is what sets me off if its not cooked all the acid out the onion. Its the one thing I have to avoid as chives in a salad is too much, my sister can eat an onion like an apple!!!!!
 Its nearly 4 years that I found Susan's , time flies but it also seems like a life time ago.
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Post by: Megan. on December 03, 2020, 04:16:32 am
Ooo :-( Sorry you had a bad night, rest up today and take it a bit easy if you can.

And happy anniversary! X

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Post by: Pammie on December 03, 2020, 04:26:14 am

You still need 12 months on HRT, then, at your next GIC appointment, all going well, they'll refer you.

I was referred in July'18 by the GIC for surgery, if I'd not needed bottom hair removal I'd have had my GRS and been recovering by Xmas...

As it was, electrolysis and Covid pushed it back a good two-years. X

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Yay ! I’ve been on HRT for 3 years now and have had laser treatment down there already


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Post by: Emma1017 on December 03, 2020, 08:35:02 am

Davina this site is a much better place with you in it.  Feel better!

Hugs,

Emma
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 03, 2020, 08:58:37 am
Davina this site is a much better place with you in it.  Feel better!

I agree wholeheartedly!   I do wish you well.  Onions don't sit well with me either.
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Post by: davina61 on December 03, 2020, 12:23:11 pm
getting better, did the food shopping and the man came and fitted a new loo seat. Just need a very good nights kip now.
 Cooked a spinach dahl , taking some to my BFF as she has had to use food bank. Also did a spinach chicken curry. Well there was the right amount of spinach for both in the bag.
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Post by: davina61 on December 04, 2020, 03:25:46 am
Feeling meh today, have stuff I need/want to do as well. Tummy is tender but settled down, can still "taste" that burger though. Weathers turned cold with sleety rain , the stop and n/s indicator lamps have packed up on BFFs Merc SLK so need to take lamp unit out to see the connector plug . Trouble is its outside , nuts are fiddly to get to and my hands don't work when cold. Need to get dressed (top half !) and put a face on as have a video call in 1/2 hr.
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Post by: davina61 on December 04, 2020, 05:31:18 am
Well video call with GIC went ok , will be referred to Dr Belringer  (after Megan's thumbs up) , now have to decide on full or cosmetic.
  Decided to stay in today so will be making pineapple upside down cake and cinnamon bikkies  , found a recipe for the pineapple cake with cinnamon in as well .
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Post by: davina61 on December 04, 2020, 07:39:52 am
Cake and biscuits came out alright(https://i.imgur.com/wc4n6n5.jpg)
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Post by: Megan. on December 04, 2020, 08:41:00 am
Fantastic news on the referral.

That baking looks amazing. X

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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 04, 2020, 10:22:55 am
Great news about the referral.  Your baking looks yummy!
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Post by: davina61 on December 04, 2020, 03:10:21 pm
Checked my BMI , its 30 and okay for surgery according to GIC. Still want to slim down though.
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Post by: Pammie on December 04, 2020, 03:38:46 pm
Checked my BMI , its 30 and okay for surgery according to GIC. Still want to slim down though.
Yay! That’s great hun! Xx well done you!


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Post by: Emma1017 on December 04, 2020, 05:26:36 pm
Really good news for you Davina!  Stay well and safe!
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Post by: davina61 on December 06, 2020, 04:10:57 am
After not having any alcohol for a few (3?) weeks I had a glass last night, went to bed later than normal as well and could not get to sleep. Over active brain and when I did snooze still it was like I was still awake, must have snoozed as clock went round quick. Was it a hot flush or a sugar rush? dont know but my feet were on fire!! Had to open bedroom window even though its close to freezing , that helped  .
Might not stay down my unit today as its bloody freezing, do have a space heater but fuel is expensive . Going to make a bird table for mum, steam punk style.. Wood just does not last long , have a tall rusty pole and some box for base but will have to sort out what goes on top.
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Post by: davina61 on December 06, 2020, 09:27:01 am
Well tummy played up again so stayed home, okay now. Hand sewed a long thin cushion and used the end of an old pillow to fill it  , its more like a neck rest. That's to go with the lamp shade for my daughter. Made some aloo gobi   (potato and cauliflower) , comfort food!! Tonight its a Hereford rump steak with mash spuds, carrots , cauliflower and peas dosed in lots of thick gravy MMMMMMMMMMMM.
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 06, 2020, 09:45:59 am
Sorry to hear your stomach was upset.  Please try to lay low today.  Being that there's not heat in your unit is a good excuse. 
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Post by: davina61 on December 07, 2020, 03:41:01 am
Noticed my water pressure was low yesterday, woke in the night and went to have a drink from tap and NOTHING. Same this morning so good job I have enough in the kettle for 2 drinks. Checked on line and its a main burst and its causing them problems, so thats no wash/shower or shave yet . Looks like another day at home then----------
 Temp is hardly above freezing , damp/misty so not to bothered about getting out.
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Post by: davina61 on December 07, 2020, 05:49:43 am
Water back on but not strong enough to work my electric shower, still had a wash. So its turned into a dressing gown day!!!Defrosted some red pepper and butternut squash soup , needed using as been in freezer for ages. Rang mum and said , she has stuff from 2018 still frozen. FFS use it up!!! they say you should only keep stuff for a couple of months.
The amount of tinned stuff she has as well like 4 of pies, veg, soups you would expect if she lived in the wild with the chance of being snowed in but the worst we get now is a few days .
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Post by: davina61 on December 07, 2020, 02:18:41 pm
Thank God the waters back to full, managed a shower. Of course as soon as I put shampoo on my hair the water stopped, think it might have been a huge air lock as it cleared and was fine after a minute or so.
Clean nighty, fleecy dressing gown and feet up on recliner . Have been a lazy girl today but TBH think I needed the rest as feeling way better now.
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Post by: Megan. on December 08, 2020, 01:55:22 am
Thank God the waters back to full, managed a shower. Of course as soon as I put shampoo on my hair the water stopped, think it might have been a huge air lock as it cleared and was fine after a minute or so.
Clean nighty, fleecy dressing gown and feet up on recliner . Have been a lazy girl today but TBH think I needed the rest as feeling way better now.
Self-care is super important, glad you're feeling improved. X

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Post by: davina61 on December 08, 2020, 04:38:57 pm
Back to myself today, not even feeling cold in my unit. Made a very complex shape from the column shroud to dash and well chuffed (still needs a bit of fettling) . Have call from consultant about wrist in the morning and stab in't arse in afternoon (12 week anti T) so that's another day in and Thurs its a food shop .
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Post by: davina61 on December 09, 2020, 09:42:16 am
Well after the WORST nights sleep ever (think I saw every o'clock !) my head was fried again, still consultant rang and there is too much arteritis in the joint to operate. Saying that they just fix the joint solid and thats no good to me. Been and had my bum stabbed ,waiting for call from doc to book me in for bloods.
 Cooked chickpea and mushroom "curry" and now have 2 pumpkin dishes on the go, well its not a "normal" pumpkin but a white fleshed gourd but it will be fine.   
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 09, 2020, 04:06:26 pm
Well thats not good news!  They must be able to do something.  I hope you sleep better tonight.
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Post by: davina61 on December 10, 2020, 03:25:34 am
All they do is fuse some joints together, I would rather have "full" movement and an ache . A lot of it is old age and after 50years on the spanners a lot of wear and tare.
Patchy cloud , breeze and high of 8C today. Found a heater unit for my Austin so its a trip to Worcester city to pick it up and then can go food shop after.
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Post by: Emma1017 on December 10, 2020, 07:04:52 am
Davina it's great to get out isn't it!  I got out yesterday and drove to some shops in New Jersey and felt like I was on a vacation.  The quarantine has certainly changed perspectives.

I hope your pains subside, the heat stays on and that your showers are not rudely interrupted by lack of water or warm.  At least your Austin will have heat now!

Best regards,

Emma

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Post by: davina61 on December 10, 2020, 08:25:09 am
Thanks dear, yes cant wait till we get to mingle with visits to my grand kids top of the list.
 Bought some "fresh" pineapple chunks , had a few with my lunch but the rest will be soaked in butter and brown sugar then caramelized before making a cake with them.
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Post by: Emma1017 on December 10, 2020, 08:55:02 am
Cooking anything sweet, one of the best parts is licking the spoon!!!!
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Post by: davina61 on December 11, 2020, 03:24:25 am
Well I was going to say something but after reading a few posts my dyslexic brain has forgotten what it was !!! Nothing new there as always been like this, I also get "fixed" on doing things even if its just a thought (and there is no way of doing it) and it gets stuck in my brain.
Cake came out lovely but the caramel streaks I put across the top from the remains of pineapple mix are a bit burnt, first time making caramel .
 Have 2 awkward gifts to wrap , the roses  and a lamp with shade . Thats going to take over my brain then!!
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Post by: davina61 on December 12, 2020, 03:44:03 am
Bit of trouble getting to sleep again, wondering if its blue light from computer as looked at a few sites before going to bed?? Must have crashed out as woke twice with very dry mouth so recon I was driving the cows home (snoring), swig of water fixed that.
Well its blue sky this morning with they say high of 9C , time to go and work on the Austin making the dash / centre console and switch panels. Lots of head scratching me thinks!!
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 12, 2020, 11:34:43 am
I do think the screen time prior to bed is the culprit!!  Have fun in the shop today!
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Post by: davina61 on December 12, 2020, 12:13:25 pm
Head dually scratched, started making the switch panel and its a fiddle but should look fine when done. Gave up at 3.30 as it was getting cold and my hands started to seize up, clear skies tonight so good chance of very low temps but then its wet and windy tomorrow. 
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Post by: Emma1017 on December 12, 2020, 12:33:48 pm
Time for a glass of wine, a big blanket and a cheesy movie Davina.
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Post by: davina61 on December 12, 2020, 02:55:54 pm
It was Strictly come Dancing followed by a cup of hot choc and starting in a bit the film The Shape of Water.
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Post by: RandiL on December 12, 2020, 05:53:23 pm
Ohh I loved The Shape of Water. I hope you enjoyed it too.

My computer and phone have settings or extensions to reduce the blue colors after sunset. See if it's something you can add or turn on. It gets quite yellow near bedtime. But if you watch a movie in full screen mode it goes back to normal colors. Sometimes when it does that my eyes rebel, so the blue reduction does make a big difference.

I hope you sleep well!

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Post by: davina61 on December 13, 2020, 03:18:55 am
Good nights kip as it was 12 by the time the film finished, got woken up by the building fire alarm at 7.45!! Some one reset it before I got dressed, burnt breakfast?? (we know the reset code as its been set off by cooking so many times) .
 Rather damp this morning , okay WET but at least its mildish . Need to box some gifts today, just hope I have enough cardboard to make some up.
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Post by: davina61 on December 14, 2020, 04:35:01 am
No its not turning into a sleep diary but over slept this morning, 8.45 when I woke!! Have a voice lesson this afternoon so home day for me, time to get the Christmas decorations up and wrap some gifts.
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Post by: davina61 on December 14, 2020, 09:08:43 am
Well I was supposed to have a video voice session at 2 15 but nothing happened, no link or phone call. At least I have got the tree and decorations up and wrapped some gifts , tidied up and did some washing. Lazy afternoon now------
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 14, 2020, 09:51:37 am
That's odd!  Did you determine what happened?  I guess its time to relax a bit.
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Post by: davina61 on December 14, 2020, 11:03:22 am
I am sure I will hear from them, sent an email . Had a good relax, nearly fell asleep again!!! and I had 9 hrs last night.
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Post by: davina61 on December 17, 2020, 03:25:19 am
Plodding on to Christmas , doing a big food shop today and hope the veg keeps till next week. My fridge is very cold so stuff does keep very well, it will freeze /frost bite veg if it touches the side. Gifts of wine and biscuits to get, not doing any searching shops as keeping myself "safe" and have no funds anyway.
 Have to wait for doc to phone to renew my "fit" note (no longer called a sick note) . Still not heard back from GIC about voice lesson , will chase them this afty .
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Post by: davina61 on December 17, 2020, 08:17:19 am
Well that was a mare , first off road closed by fire engine and police car so had to turn around and do a back double then in the super market with folk blocking aisles and not social distancing. Still back now , wrapping time.
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Post by: Pammie on December 17, 2020, 08:55:43 am
Well that was a mare , first off road closed by fire engine and police car so had to turn around and do a back double then in the super market with folk blocking aisles and not social distancing. Still back now , wrapping time.
Glad ur ok. I find Sauvignon Blanc particularly useful in facilitating wrapping!


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Post by: davina61 on December 17, 2020, 12:11:43 pm
thats no good as the only wine I got today was for gifts------------
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Post by: davina61 on December 18, 2020, 04:20:18 am
Now this might seem strange but it was thinking of a reply to 2 word association that made me realise that when I think of something it always gets linked to a song/tune . Was going to put in/out and of course my brain starts of with the Okey Kokey !! then it came to me that I have a back ground song running all the time. Have to have radio on as cant stand quiet anyway , told you my brain was strange so decided to sing and dance on (not that I am a good singer or dancer).
 Over slept again and woke with back ache , its 10.15 am and need to get out to free my back and do a bit on the rod.
 There again by the time I get there it will be late and need to get back soon to cook tea so changed my mind and will stay in and dance!!
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Post by: Megan. on December 18, 2020, 05:09:30 am


Now this might seem strange but it was thinking of a reply to 2 word association that made me realise that when I think of something it always gets linked to a song/tune . Was going to put in/out and of course my brain starts of with the Okey Kokey !! then it came to me that I have a back ground song running all the time. Have to have radio on as cant stand quiet anyway , told you my brain was strange so decided to sing and dance on (not that I am a good singer or dancer).
 Over slept again and woke with back ache , its 10.15 am and need to get out to free my back and do a bit on the rod.
 There again by the time I get there it will be late and need to get back soon to cook tea so changed my mind and will stay in and dance!!

I'm not one for living in silence, music or TV chatter helps cut the quiet.

Take care of that back, and enjoy your day. X

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Post by: davina61 on December 18, 2020, 07:08:37 am
Walked to the shop , got some tomatoes to go in chicken curry and a bottle of wine for afters!! Making stock to go in it as well , should say bought a cooked chicken reduced to £2 . Found a recipe on line and its all from scratch.
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Post by: davina61 on December 20, 2020, 12:57:05 pm
Well dear hearts I had a good day, woke up late again!! must have been the 2 glasses of wine---- Dropped kids gifts off at the ex's , stopped with my mum for a coffee and a natter for an hour. Have been making the centre console for hot rod using the gaiters from the donner car and that's working out great. Parcel outside flat door when I got back home, not expecting anything but it was from work (and they terminated my contract on 20th Nov) with a chocolate selection box and a "thank you for all your hard work this year" card. Not complaining as was thinking could do with some choc on way home, needless to say the 8 small chocs didn't last long but the 10 or so bars have gone in a biscuit tin.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 21, 2020, 01:49:57 pm
Letter from GIC came today, copy of referral to Dr Bellringer so making the list.
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Post by: Pammie on December 21, 2020, 02:03:53 pm
Letter from GIC came today, copy of referral to Dr Bellringer so making the list.
Yay! That’s fantastic!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 21, 2020, 03:04:28 pm
Yes once festivities are over its serious diet time.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on December 21, 2020, 03:07:19 pm
Yes once festivities are over its serious diet time.
You will be Uber-motivated!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on December 22, 2020, 07:32:41 am
Wow Davina that is excellent news.  Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: RandiL on December 22, 2020, 11:53:12 am
Yes once festivities are over its serious diet time.
I know, I know! And I don't have a motivator like you do. Congratulations and I hope it goes well.  :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 22, 2020, 01:19:31 pm
The hard bit is training the brain and stomach to eat less, portion control and stop nibbling. Not able to walk it off due to "bad" knees and feet, saying that if I lose enough it will take some load off.
 Unless I get bored thats it on the hot rod for a week, lets see if my sinuses clear. Could feel the right side starting to ache by the time I got home, steam in the shower cleared it. Pleased I managed to get centre console made, still needs a bit of fettling and finish welding.(https://i.imgur.com/fdCVBob.jpg)
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Post by: davina61 on December 23, 2020, 08:51:45 am
Braved the supermarket, not quite as manic as I thought it would be. Just about managed to carry the bag with all the booze in up 3 flights of stairs having to lift the bag one step at a time, 2 smaller bags in other hand.
My eldest was coming over but he met up with some mates in a pub and one has tested positive for covid so that's messed his plans up, he is waiting for test results. His friend had no symptoms and only found out as he had a test to go to a big family gathering , just shows how it gets passed around so easy.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 23, 2020, 03:35:05 pm
I know it was only a zoom meet with the hot rod club but it was billed as our Christmas bash so made the effort , well it was March the last time I got proper dressed up(https://i.imgur.com/TTMYwQ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EjzkM2c.jpg)never been able to take a good selfie and makes my double chin look worse.
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Post by: Pammie on December 23, 2020, 03:39:27 pm
I know it was only a zoom meet with the hot rod club but it was billed as our Christmas bash so made the effort , well it was March the last time I got proper dressed up(https://i.imgur.com/TTMYwQ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EjzkM2c.jpg)never been able to take a good selfie and makes my double chin look worse.
Selfies are really hard - unless ur Barbie in which case you get to look gorgeous every pic! For the rest of us it’s a bit more challenging!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 24, 2020, 04:52:50 am
Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all that bother to read my ramblings.
 Just made a parcel up for the BFF as she has gone veggie so got some lentils and a load of spices , wrote out 2 dal recipes for her . She made leek and potato soup/stew yesterday and said it was tasteless , well these dal's should sort that!! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Megan. on December 24, 2020, 05:00:35 am
Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all that bother to read my ramblings.
 Just made a parcel up for the BFF as she has gone veggie so got some lentils and a load of spices , wrote out 2 dal recipes for her . She made leek and potato soup/stew yesterday and said it was tasteless , well these dal's should sort that!!
When is "Davina's Curry Manual" going to print???

Happy Christmas! X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 24, 2020, 10:54:02 am
I just follow my 6 recipe books, made the salmon en cruet and had some spinach left over so made a batch of spinach poori . That will make a change from yorkie puds!! only think is mum wont eat them as they have a chilli in the mix (strong cheese "brings her mouth out") . Also did the pigs in blankets, bacon stuffing rolls and used up the left over pastry from salmon to make small sausage rolls. Will do veg in morning as not that much.
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Post by: Emma1017 on December 24, 2020, 03:10:38 pm
Davina that all sounds wonderful!  Merry Christmas and warmest wishes for an excellent New Year!
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Post by: davina61 on December 24, 2020, 03:55:47 pm
Thanks, BFF popped in to drop my card and gift in . Had a strong Porter beer and now on my 2nd dark rum and mango and its gone to my head, should sleep well then-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Megan. on December 24, 2020, 04:19:33 pm
Thanks, BFF popped in to drop my card and gift in . Had a strong Porter beer and now on my 2nd dark rum and mango and its gone to my head, should sleep well then-----------
If you fall asleep you won't hear the sleigh bells . X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 26, 2020, 04:08:59 am
Santa mum brought all my gifts with here (looks like Santa forgot my new address!!) We had a good blow out with salmon en cruet starter , turkey with all the roasts and veg and trimmings. Made my own gravy from turkey juice and got it a bit thick but thats how I like it. Opened presents and got some nice gifts, eldest lad made me a D on a board out of copper pipe fittings (what do you expect from a plumber!) , daughter had some little books of the grandkids photos made so that was very nice as missing seeing them, my sister got me a cook book called kitchen favourites with lots of TV chef recipes from soups through to puds and cookies . Mum got me an angle grinder (my pick as worn my old one out) and youngest just put some money in a card (about right!)
 Have a LOAD of food left and thats after dividing it up between myself and mum, bubble and squeak today with turkey jalfrezi and will be making a turkey and mushroom pie with any left over veg chucked in. With all the cake, Christmas pud,biscuits, sweets and all looks like the diet will have to wait till the end of Jan. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Megan. on December 26, 2020, 04:17:44 am
Santa mum brought all my gifts with here (looks like Santa forgot my new address!!) We had a good blow out with salmon en cruet starter , turkey with all the roasts and veg and trimmings. Made my own gravy from turkey juice and got it a bit thick but thats how I like it. Opened presents and got some nice gifts, eldest lad made me a D on a board out of copper pipe fittings (what do you expect from a plumber!) , daughter had some little books of the grandkids photos made so that was very nice as missing seeing them, my sister got me a cook book called kitchen favourites with lots of TV chef recipes from soups through to puds and cookies . Mum got me an angle grinder (my pick as worn my old one out) and youngest just put some money in a card (about right!)
 Have a LOAD of food left and thats after dividing it up between myself and mum, bubble and squeak today with turkey jalfrezi and will be making a turkey and mushroom pie with any left over veg chucked in. With all the cake, Christmas pud,biscuits, sweets and all looks like the diet will have to wait till the end of Jan.
Sounds like a lovely day. Merry Christmas hon. X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 26, 2020, 07:54:40 am
The bubble and squeak turned into a sort of fajita, mixed 2 eggs into it fried it and stuck it under grill. Had the remains of salmon and some pigs in blankets. Only ate 1/2 the rest for for tea!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 27, 2020, 02:48:42 am
Getting reflective or should that be stuck in on my own and bored . As much as I like being on my own so I can do as I please I am missing company. TBH (think I said this before) building the hot rod is the only thing keeping me sane /giving me a purpose , still do have a focus on getting fitter for GRS ,working on voice and hopefully some facial torture.
 Looks like we are in for a cold spell next week 2 or 3 C with wintery showers and maybe a dusting of snow on hills, looks like the space heater might get used in the unit. Todays cooking is cauliflower and potato curry to use up the cauliflower before its past using, should go well with my turkey pie.
Just to keep me occupied decided to sort my paperwork out (bit of an elephant in the room job) , lots to throw away and files to make up . Bit like some of @Danielles clients its got shoved in a big pile in my desk.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 28, 2020, 03:50:05 am
Not quite up to Alaskan standards and as usual for this country late but its snowing ! Did complanate going to the unit but its to cold so its duvet day again .
Now I did say the hormones had little mental effect on me but found this last few days it doesn't take much to make me weepy , think with the slow start low level I have only been on high dose for a year . One thing I have found is my alcohol tolerance is very low (it was never that high anyway) and more than one bevey  and it makes me feel ill.
 This is what I woke up to this morning. (https://i.imgur.com/uEkLzkl.jpg)
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Post by: Jessica_K on December 28, 2020, 08:53:42 am
I am finding my self quite weepy of late, it does not take much to start me off. Christmas Day started with a cry, all our plans dashed a few days earlier, not able to see friends and family.
Spent the day cooking and watching telly.

Let’s hope the new year improves things. 

Jessica xx
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Post by: davina61 on December 29, 2020, 03:00:44 am
Need to see if my car will start after being sat for 4 days, its freezing and I think battery is going . Need to empty my  kitchen bin (stinky!!) also want to go to the food shop, have cream cheese and lemons that need using and there is a lemon cheese cake recipe in my new cook book. Lacking in single cream and digestive biscuits to make it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 29, 2020, 05:59:07 am
Yup battery dying , have ordered new one but cant collect till I get a jump start. Made the cheese cake now bored again!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on December 29, 2020, 07:24:52 am
Davina you combine the best of both genders:  baking and car repair!!! ;D
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Post by: davina61 on December 29, 2020, 07:34:41 am
Not a lot of difference !! take your components and fit together following the manual 
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Post by: Emma1017 on December 29, 2020, 08:13:35 am

But unfortunately for you, baking ingredients are easier to come by than car parts but, hopefully, you don't have to crawl under the stove to make repairs. ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 30, 2020, 04:12:44 am
Its when you need a pry bar to get a cake out of a tin !! Sat here I have been thinking (never a good thing) and pondering , I was and still am having trouble putting thoughts into words but its made me realize I am missing something . I have always felt I was waiting for something to happen but don't know what that is , strange but maybe its linked to my past life "memories" I get or is that just wishful thinking. Having someone to talk to openly is one thing I know I need, the BFF was my comfort and not seeing her for ages has not helped. Will shut up before I say to much eyes starting to water, just missing a cuddle-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on December 30, 2020, 05:07:44 am
Its when you need a pry bar to get a cake out of a tin !! Sat here I have been thinking (never a good thing) and pondering , I was and still am having trouble putting thoughts into words but its made me realize I am missing something . I have always felt I was waiting for something to happen but don't know what that is , strange but maybe its linked to my past life "memories" I get or is that just wishful thinking. Having someone to talk to openly is one thing I know I need, the BFF was my comfort and not seeing her for ages has not helped. Will shut up before I say to much eyes starting to water, just missing a cuddle-----------
Oh Davina, I understand that so much. It’s not the same but sending virtual hugs! Im lucky to have my Andy but I also know that I don’t see anything like enough of him!
Ur a lovely person and deserve lots of cuddles xx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 30, 2020, 05:31:40 am
Thanks Pam HUGS back.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on December 31, 2020, 03:28:20 am
Sure I just seen a brass monkey looking for some balls, staying in today as its FREEZING brrr . I don't do cold! Day on my own again, cant be bothered to fit the new battery to my car so will leave it till Sat when I need it.
Any one making a point of staying up to see the New Year in? I have a bottle of Prosecco to see it in with.
 Anyways everyone have a brill NEW YEAR and may all your wishes come true XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on December 31, 2020, 03:43:09 am
Sure I just seen a brass monkey looking for some balls, staying in today as its FREEZING brrr . I don't do cold! Day on my own again, cant be bothered to fit the new battery to my car so will leave it till Sat when I need it.
Any one making a point of staying up to see the New Year in? I have a bottle of Prosecco to see it in with.
 Anyways everyone have a brill NEW YEAR and may all your wishes come true XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Im in the same boat - on my own but will see the new year in with some prosecco - wishing you a totally amazing New Year! Xxx


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Post by: Emma1017 on December 31, 2020, 10:57:17 am
I am so in Davina.  I have my prosecco in the fridge too.

Cheers and Happy New Year!!!

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Post by: RandiL on December 31, 2020, 11:47:23 am
No prosecco, but I will watch the fireworks launched from the top of 14,115 foot Pikes Peak that looms over our town. Fortunately for me they will do big shows at both 9pm and midnight. I can see it from my window, although a leafless cottonwood tree partially obscures it.  Might not make it to the second show!

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Post by: davina61 on December 31, 2020, 03:21:17 pm
1/2 way down the bottle already, mixing it with mango juice.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on December 31, 2020, 03:24:07 pm
1/2 way down the bottle already, mixing it with mango juice.
Good call! 


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 01, 2021, 04:30:58 am
Had the hair of the dog , found there was only a dribble left!! ah well a glass of mango juice probably did me good. Not got a hangover either.
 Cooking day again, broccoli making   fridge smell (looks fine) , well hope that's what it is and have 3 sweet peppers to use up. Need to see if you can freeze them.
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Post by: davina61 on January 01, 2021, 02:23:15 pm
Well there goes my last G&T , cheers folks XXXXXX
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Post by: davina61 on January 02, 2021, 04:02:34 am
Froze some peppers and made Okra ,pepper and onion "curry" . Waiting for it to warm up before venturing out to fit battery to my motor, good frost this morning. 7.30 when I looked out the bedroom window it was a bright moon with a misty look, -2c by the forecast and its a high of 4C . Hope the space heater in my unit works .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 03, 2021, 04:39:41 am
Well space heater worked but gave up after 3hrs as my feet were froze, double socks and thick boots as well. The concrete floor in my unit doesn't have a membrane and it gets damp/wet, daren't  leave tools on floor as they get rusty.
 Taking Christmas tree down and having a flat clean day.
For some reason I came over feeling frustrated ,what with I don't know but if I had a punch bag it would have taken a beating. My daughter was the same in her teens , maybe that's where my hormones have got to. I always said old on the outside 20 something on the inside.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: SarahEL on January 03, 2021, 06:03:38 am
Oh no Davina, the 'terrible teens'... it's got to be the hormones..

I just hope you don't start sleeping in until mid-day and then go through that goth phase... hahaha!....
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 03, 2021, 06:34:07 am
Dur ! I have been sleeping longer but think its hibernation . No its not Goth just flower from baking !!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 04, 2021, 12:57:31 pm
Started to do some work on the rod , cold in my unit and I nearly went home. Decided to mark out the roof section then noddled it , well might as well clamp it into place and ended up welding it in. Went well and glad I carried on as got my mojo back, still gave up early as feet cold again---------
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 06, 2021, 12:19:40 am
Sometimes if find even though I might not really want to go out to my shop, once I'm there I'm happy.  Glad to hear you got your MoJo back! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 06, 2021, 04:09:01 am
Made an inner roof section yesterday then ran out of welding gas--------
 Supposed to have a phone call from benefits about my wrist , it has been put of till next week due to lady that was calling being ill. Had planed my day so will still do house work (desperate!!) . Need to clean fridge as it smells (think it was the broccoli)  , good time to do it as almost empty. Big food shop tomorrow as have no fresh veg, its mash spuds with remains of sarrnie  slice corned beef and sweet and sour butternut squash for dinner.  Remains of Christmas cheese for lunch with a salad and home made wholemeal seeded loaf. Once its all gone (still have some mince pies) then its diet(not really a diet more training myself to eat less) time . Must get myself in control and stop picking and more portion control. As its panto time lets say issy wizzy lets get busy.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 07, 2021, 03:44:32 am
Well its the weather mans favourite slip of the tongue today, fezzing frog. Trees look lovely covered in haw frost, just hope it gets better before I go food shopping.
The girls have grown again or its just fat but my under T bra has zero slack now in the cups, there again so has the 3rd boob after all the treats!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 07, 2021, 07:40:26 am
It was -4c according to my motor, good job I wore my long boots.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on January 07, 2021, 08:20:19 am
It was -4c according to my motor, good job I wore my long boots.
Yes, very cold today. I delayed my run until lunchtime and im now raiding the boys selection boxes while they are at school!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 08, 2021, 03:51:59 am
Hobbling around today, have a split developed on the flat to floor bit of my heal. Looks like a cut!! but just a split, treating it with Snowfire ointment so better already . Suffer from very dry skin, still now I have an excuse to use nice smelling moisturiser !! Staying in again as its still freezing and giving time for my foot to heal , bought a cooked chicken as it was reduced (they are steam cooked and very tender) so making a chicken, leek and potato pie . Looked up some recipes and making my own concoction , need to boil the bones for stock first so it looks like a day long job.
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Post by: Emma1017 on January 08, 2021, 06:52:55 am
I'm with you Davina.  My heels crack all the time.  I also love the smell of the lotion.  I may resort to using a power sander to reduce my calluses.  Nothing like using power tools for beauty! ;D
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Post by: Faith on January 08, 2021, 10:02:00 am
collagen deficiency can cause dry heels.  I never had dry heels until HRT.  I take a collagen supplement and mine cleared up.
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Post by: Megan. on January 08, 2021, 10:09:49 am
collagen deficiency can cause dry heels.  I never had dry heels until HRT.  I take a collagen supplement and mine cleared up.
I put collagen powder in my morning coffee every day. The powder is tasteless, and is day it even improves the 'texture' of the coffee :-). X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 08, 2021, 11:56:58 am
I have always had dry skin and its no worse now then it ever was, in fact I think its better. My dad suffered from dry skin so looks like that and baldness is what he left me!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 09, 2021, 04:08:30 am
Had to put the heating on low in my bedroom last night as even with a fleece blanket I was still cold, its a bit warmer today with watery sun so venturing out. Made some soup to take with a cheese sarnie , calorie reduction day one.
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Post by: Katie Jade on January 09, 2021, 07:33:58 pm
Take care, I know those treacherous stairs to your Flat too well.... Keep safe dear friend.xx

TC
L & Hz

KJ
xx
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 09, 2021, 09:52:49 pm
I've always had dry skin in the winter, especially on my feet.   I'll have to look into collagen. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 10, 2021, 03:52:28 am
Heal Barm works wonders and the Snowfire healing for chaps and splits has fixed it all, my fault for not putting it on soon enough. Not sure yet if I will go out today as its freezing again, 3hrs was enough for my feet yesterday . Its that concreate floor just sucks the heat, the rest of me was fine.
Will see what forecast says first, next week the road to my unit is closed for 3 days for patching /resurfacing work. 2 of those days I will be doing other stuff so thats okay, no easy way around except narrow lanes and all the locals will be using them !
Have some yogurt that needs using so I defrosted some beef and will make beef cooked in whole spices, it always tastes better after standing. There is 3 dried red chillies and 2 chopped green ones in it . Still have loads of chicken ,leek and potato pie to eat first, it came out very well as I made the recipe up. The white sauce I made (rouge) with some milk and the the fresh chicken stock worked great. Thats the end of Davina's cooking tips for today, still wishing I had someone to cook for .   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 10, 2021, 09:00:33 am
cleaned, cooked, bored-------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 11, 2021, 03:25:01 am
As @ pammie said this blog is more life than transioning , the only thing left as far as I am concerned is GRS . So todays bit of life, sinuses playing me up again ,ears crackling and throat gummy . Stood on scales, looks like I had a good holiday! Given myself more work to do not helped by cooking ginger cookies yesterday and eating 3 , they are rather nice with a hot choc drink.
Its warmed up today so off down the unit to make radio mounting to fit in the roof , it would look out of place in the dash.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on January 11, 2021, 08:53:14 am
As @ pammie said this blog is more life than transioning , the only thing left as far as I am concerned is GRS . So todays bit of life, sinuses playing me up again ,ears crackling and throat gummy . Stood on scales, looks like I had a good holiday! Given myself more work to do not helped by cooking ginger cookies yesterday and eating 3 , they are rather nice with a hot choc drink.
Its warmed up today so off down the unit to make radio mounting to fit in the roof , it would look out of place in the dash.
You and I are in the same place really. I justify my blog as showing how normal life can be after going full time - even before surgery


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 12, 2021, 03:47:54 am
That's the thing, if you treat things as normal then everyone else treats you as normal. Getting some exercise in today as have Christmas tree to put back in garage and bags of recycling to take out, that's 3 trips down and up the stairs . As Katie said a few posts back those stairs!! last flight is very steep and narrow , normal for 2nd floor of a Victorian building. Will need my fish oil capsule today to oil my joints. My other job for today is deciphering the wiring diagram for my hot rod, had to wear 2 pairs of glasses to see it for colour codes due to print being so small. 
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Post by: TSL_NB on January 12, 2021, 04:10:14 am
That's the thing, if you treat things as normal then everyone else treats you as normal. Getting some exercise in today as have Christmas tree to put back in garage and bags of recycling to take out, that's 3 trips down and up the stairs . As Katie said a few posts back those stairs!! last flight is very steep and narrow , normal for 2nd floor of a Victorian building. Will need my fish oil capsule today to oil my joints. My other job for today is deciphering the wiring diagram for my hot rod, had to wear 2 pairs of glasses to see it for colour codes due to print being so small.

I am an adherent to my fish oil supplements (and, actually eating fish as often as I can).  :)
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Post by: davina61 on January 12, 2021, 06:05:19 am
Well that got the blood pumping , now my brains pumping after looking at the wiring-----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 12, 2021, 07:49:47 pm
That's the thing, if you treat things as normal then everyone else treats you as normal.

So true! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 14, 2021, 03:48:10 am
Looks like I have to get onto the water company again, not enough pressure to run my electric shower. It has a gauge and it keeps going into the red so first you get burnt and then froze as it turns heater off, was "fun" this morning shaving my legs .
Weather is all over the place, 10c this morning with some rain dropping down to 3C by this afternoon and rain could turn to snow. Dry at the moment , off shopping for food with mum (where did that week go?) and will be looking for low calorie treats . According to the book I have grapes are okay so that will be my "pudding" . Trouble is I do like a nice pud apple pie/crumble (rhubarb crumble is my #1) . Scales were going the right way this morning, just need to be more active and was thinking getting my steps out the cupboard and using them as step up  exercise.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 14, 2021, 12:33:35 pm
So chased up my payment from work, found out it had been paid BUT they took out 1781.25 in sick pay "over payment" , great as they only paid me 1686.71------ doodies hit the fan. E Mails sent!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 17, 2021, 03:59:51 am
checked my payslip again, the final amount doesn't match the amounts in the columns . When I add it up, allowance minus (as my final month finished on 20th) 10 days plus sick pay minus unpaid sick plus holiday and lieu works out as twice the amount paid <I don't understand>! They are checking it.
  Frosty start this morning but sky is clear so sun will heat my unit a bit, have been working out wiring for hot rod the last few days. Getting my head around it removing all the stuff not needed from the donner car extra switches, heater wiring and things like that. Today my challenge is to work out window and centre locking , think my head will be hurting later.
 Good thing I like problem solving , just wished my brain worked better as the dyslexia makes it fuddled and forgetful and that in turn makes me lazy. TBH this morning I could just stay on the sofa in my jimjams feeling despondent but I will force myself to get going , 10 am already!!!
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Post by: Emma1017 on January 17, 2021, 11:58:50 am
I totally agree with Judi, Davina you nailed it with: "That's the thing, if you treat things as normal then everyone else treats you as normal."

I read it todays paper that England is going to get a lot of snow.  Glad I am not vacationing in balmy Madrid!  A foot of snow...unbelievable!
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Post by: davina61 on January 17, 2021, 02:35:20 pm
Snow has been last week, missed it here. Very heavy rain for next 3 days though.
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Post by: davina61 on January 18, 2021, 05:34:30 am
Vertigo /inner ear infection again, woke in night for a wee and was so out of balance I staggered across room and crashed into wardrobe . Had to hold onto stuff to get to toilet!! slept through till 9am then. Its calmed down a bit now but still rough making me feel sick, taken pills and on my recliner still in my PJs . Need to keep my eyes shut to stop head spinning , hope it goes soon.
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 18, 2021, 06:03:25 am
Vertigo /inner ear infection again, woke in night for a wee and was so out of balance I staggered across room and crashed into wardrobe . Had to hold onto stuff to get to toilet!! slept through till 9am then. Its calmed down a bit now but still rough making me feel sick, taken pills and on my recliner still in my PJs . Need to keep my eyes shut to stop head spinning , hope it goes soon.


I hope you feel better right away.

Hugs,

Chrissy
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Post by: davina61 on January 18, 2021, 07:59:29 am
Ta, its clearing slowly but still a bit groggy. Sardines on toast for lunch , still crashed on sofa.
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Post by: davina61 on January 18, 2021, 09:39:33 am
Just had a phone call from Dr Bellringer's office, have an appointment for Feb 2nd. Didn't expect it that quick, crash diet then!!
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 18, 2021, 10:19:20 am
Great news.  That's quick!!
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Post by: davina61 on January 19, 2021, 04:35:25 am
Feeling much better today, woke very late as just could not get to sleep. Kept dozing but over active brain and feeling hot woke me, was about 3am when I crashed . Going to my unit just to get some fresh air and stop me going stir crazy!!
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Post by: Megan. on January 19, 2021, 04:50:43 am
Just had a phone call from Dr Bellringer's office, have an appointment for Feb 2nd. Didn't expect it that quick, crash diet then!!
It's funny, but once you've got the GIC slow-coach out of the way, the Parkside team are super fast in comparison. X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 19, 2021, 12:52:47 pm
Just need to find a fast Electrologist---------
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 19, 2021, 01:23:31 pm
Just need to find a fast Electrologist---------

@davina61
Dear Davina:
In my opinion..... Electrologists are always "Fast"   .... because there are usually multiple scheduled appointments with each of their clients... they want to get you in, get you out, and get you back in....   it's all about repeat customer visits.
HUGS
Danielle
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Post by: Megan. on January 19, 2021, 02:52:17 pm
Just need to find a fast Electrologist---------
For bottom? Do you know if you need it?

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 20, 2021, 03:49:52 am
Not till seen doc. Off to battle the elements, very wet and windy for the next 24 hrs. Storm has passed further north but still getting a good lashing. Brain sore this morning from too many weird dreams again . Computer auto updated yesterday and now have to log into Microsoft a/c even though I left it turned on so that it remembers my passwords ,bummer! Does your head in-----
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 20, 2021, 06:45:20 pm
Oh, Fast and Electrologist.  Now there's an oxymoron!!  As Megan notes, depending upon the type of surgery you ultimately choose to have you may or may not need little to any "lower" work.

Stay warm and Dry!
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Post by: davina61 on January 21, 2021, 03:29:13 am
Storm has passed, clear skies this morning. Thurs food shop again, more veg . Made aubergine in mustard and yogurt sauce yesterday, that was different ! Will call in on my sister (she helps my niece with her washing service) to see if she will come to London with me, not replied to my text but thats normal! She lives in a mobile dead spot area so often misses calls.
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Post by: davina61 on January 23, 2021, 04:31:37 am
Staying in again as its very cold (okay Danielle all things are relative), building maintenance came yesterday morning as I was about to go to my unit. By the time they managed to clear my drain (poor design with to many 90deg bends) it was lunch time. Dropped of my youngest's  birthday card and a good bottle of rum , daughter and grandkids were there so good to socially distance see them as they were outside in the garden .
 Making a small chicken and leek pie in a bit, now the washing machine is working without flooding the floor catching up on my clothes/ bed sheets. Need to see if I can get the patch glue off my nighty as it was stuck to my leg this morning!! 
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Post by: davina61 on January 23, 2021, 09:00:07 am
Having a cooking afternoon, lamb I got on Thurs has use by today so flat is smelling wonderful with chicken pie and 2 curries being made. Curry for the freezer (see what are you having for dinner) , bit of pastry left from pie so thinking (as its the only thing I have) apple turnover. Ginger cookies as well as the stem ginger needs using.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 24, 2021, 04:49:12 am
Another day stuck in, about 2ins of snow this morning. Right lazy bones as I snuggled back into bed before having to get up. Have some juice left from stem ginger jar, might try and make a very small microwave "steam" pudding. Still catching up on washing, bed sheets today.
Need to do voice practice more, not heard from coach so not sure whats happened there so will chase that up.
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 24, 2021, 06:10:21 am
Davina,

Stay warm and enjoy the day!   :)


Chrissy
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Post by: davina61 on January 24, 2021, 06:51:31 am
Well its more like 4ins of snow, doing some exercise's see my diet attempt for details.
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Post by: Emma1017 on January 24, 2021, 08:25:37 am
I agree with Chrissy.  Sounds like a great day to hunker down, do some personal stuff and find a warm place to just relax.

Warm hug,

Emma

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Post by: davina61 on January 25, 2021, 03:45:38 am
Waiting for the snow to melt, its supposed to warm up today so should be good to get out tomorrow. Legs ache from my "work out" yesterday, did a bit this morning to limber up. Thinking about making some pea and mushroom soup for lunch, will give me something to do!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 25, 2021, 11:36:22 am
With all your activities as well as prowess in the kitchen you will never get bored!  Good for you!!
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Post by: davina61 on January 26, 2021, 05:38:43 am
Well I had hoped to get out today but its still snow and cold , +2C at best. The rain and better temps are delayed , stayed in bed till 9.30 snuggled down. Time to make a veg curry (Korma) just to do something and use some veg while its still fresh.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 29, 2021, 03:50:21 am
Well dear hearts its sunny so far today and 10C so off to unravel some more wires on the hot rod. Took extra precautions food shopping yesterday, stopped to see my sister and she said someone she knows caught Covid even being very careful and OTT . Good thing that everyone had a mask on in supermarket, got some hand gel for my trip to London . Looks like I will be going on my own as my sister said she still has not been able to cancel some stuff she had to do on Tues.
Possibility of more snow tomorrow ,temps are going up and down like a yo yo !!
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Post by: Pammie on January 29, 2021, 05:20:35 am
Well dear hearts its sunny so far today and 10C so off to unravel some more wires on the hot rod. Took extra precautions food shopping yesterday, stopped to see my sister and she said someone she knows caught Covid even being very careful and OTT . Good thing that everyone had a mask on in supermarket, got some hand gel for my trip to London . Looks like I will be going on my own as my sister said she still has not been able to cancel some stuff she had to do on Tues.
Possibility of more snow tomorrow ,temps are going up and down like a yo yo !!
It is very changeable at the moment. I be must admit im taking more notice of other shoppers in the supermarkets now too. Hope the hot rod work goes well. Xx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 30, 2021, 03:28:24 am
Well at least my bowel cancer test came back clear , any good news is great !!!  Have an online appointment with endo in a couple of weeks, will be interesting. Cold again today but will try and finish doing the wiring job I started yesterday just to get it out my head, maybe being dyslexic causes it but when I do something like this it keeps running through my brain . Need a clear head for Tues. Might be snow later today so rushing out .
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Post by: Megan. on January 30, 2021, 04:03:49 am


Well at least my bowel cancer test came back clear , any good news is great !!!  Have an online appointment with endo in a couple of weeks, will be interesting. Cold again today but will try and finish doing the wiring job I started yesterday just to get it out my head, maybe being dyslexic causes it but when I do something like this it keeps running through my brain . Need a clear head for Tues. Might be snow later today so rushing out .

That's great news about the test result :-). Keep safe. X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on January 31, 2021, 05:06:04 am
Staying in today ,brrrrrrrr its 2C at best and ran out of fuel for heater in my unit. At least I will have time to do the house work!! You know I have a very random sense of humour , well watched a "comedy " film on TV last night Dead Pool 2. Well it made me chuckle and laugh---------okay I am weird.
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Post by: Pammie on January 31, 2021, 09:03:16 am
Staying in today ,brrrrrrrr its 2C at best and ran out of fuel for heater in my unit. At least I will have time to do the house work!! You know I have a very random sense of humour , well watched a "comedy " film on TV last night Dead Pool 2. Well it made me chuckle and laugh---------okay I am weird.
Humour is a very individual thing hun but that kinda comedy works for me too sometimes.
I went for a walk with Andy in the hills above Bolton and it was VERY cold! Lots of cuddles in the car afterwards made up for it though!
Xx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 01, 2021, 04:43:07 am
Have my long drive to London tomorrow, good thing is the weather has improved . just over 2 1/2 hr trip if  Google maps is right, not sure if my sat nav will do the same route as it can be a bit random at times. Time to check the motor over, wash, tyre pressures and screen wash top up me thinks.
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Post by: davina61 on February 01, 2021, 10:33:17 am
My sister is coming with me tomorrow, at least I will have a co-pilot.
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Post by: SoCal_Holly on February 01, 2021, 12:19:38 pm
Davina:

So glad you are doing better! Enjoy your Sis visit.

Hugs,

Holly
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 02, 2021, 01:59:05 pm
Good job my sister came with me, bloody road closed to Putney bridge for gas work.  Good job her phone worked out a new route. Well that was a long way to drive for a 15min check over, still it went okay , just need to lose some weight now and let them know when. Have decided to go for the full surgery, doc is hoping that they will soon be back on track and it will be about 6 months waiting list.
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Post by: RandiL on February 02, 2021, 05:11:57 pm
Good job my sister came with me, bloody road closed to Putney bridge for gas work.  Good job her phone worked out a new route. Well that was a long way to drive for a 15min check over, still it went okay , just need to lose some weight now and let them know when. Have decided to go for the full surgery, doc is hoping that they will soon be back on track and it will be about 6 months waiting list.
That's great news Davina! I'm glad you've picked the surgery that you want. Onward!

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 04, 2021, 02:36:53 pm
Some random older gent called me darling in the supermarket this morning. Well I did have my mask on.  Got some exercise today, walked to the chemist to get my new patches. Having bother with my left foot though as a heavy bar fell across it , wearing my work boots as well but ever since it has given me some grief. Thought it was just bruised at first but its like a tendon is tight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 05, 2021, 10:38:13 am
Got my letter back from surgeon in which it described me as pleasant lady!! Foots better today but still sore, wore my old trainers. Just about done with the wiring on hot rod for the time being, good job! Weathers turning cold again with possible snow over the weekend and down to freezing day  time Sunday so looks like a duvet day.
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 05, 2021, 04:35:21 pm
Great news on the letter from your physician and I'm glad to read your foot is getting better. 

A duvet day!  Sounds warm!
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Post by: Megan. on February 05, 2021, 04:50:00 pm
Got my letter back from surgeon in which it described me as pleasant lady!! Foots better today but still sore, wore my old trainers. Just about done with the wiring on hot rod for the time being, good job! Weathers turning cold again with possible snow over the weekend and down to freezing day  time Sunday so looks like a duvet day.
Did the surgeon say if hair removal will be required in your case? X

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 06, 2021, 03:25:10 am
No and I forgot to ask. I will ask when I contact them after losing the LBs . Not looked at the paperwork that I was given yet, job for tomorrow when stuck in as its way to cold to go to my unit. Very foggy and cold this morning but will go as need to finish the wiring / check its plumbed correctly before removing.
Seeing a lot of song quotes on profiles I have added one to mine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 07, 2021, 04:05:02 am
When the North wind does blow, cold today and even colder all next week according to the long range forecast staying around freezing with a good wind chill on top. Having a cooking/cleaning/ catch up on stuff day that might last all week!! I don't like single figure C temps , legs and feet cold after working on hot rod yesterday even with bursts of space heater and small fan heater to warm my hands. Daft thing is when I go to bed I get to hot and have a summer duvet and no heating in bedroom.
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Post by: davina61 on February 07, 2021, 11:10:35 am
Made Jamaican brown chicken stew , not having spring onions I left them out and a squirt of lemon juice as no zest, tastes good. 2 of my eating apples  were starting to rot so made an apple cake, Mary Berry recipe. It said light Muscovarno sugar but only had dark and not enough so mixed it with demerara , also it said brown self raising so mixed white with brown whole meal bread flour. Turned out great, I would have took a pic but its the weekend and Imgur  wont load.
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Post by: davina61 on February 08, 2021, 05:08:18 am
Lazy cow today, snuggled down and nodded off again, it was gone 9.30 when I had a shower. Clothes wash on , have 2 jumpers to do and my machine doesn't have a 1/2 load button . Still trying to make sense of that wiring from the schematics, given me something to do ----------- 
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Post by: Pammie on February 08, 2021, 06:04:15 am
Lazy cow today, snuggled down and nodded off again, it was gone 9.30 when I had a shower. Clothes wash on , have 2 jumpers to do and my machine doesn't have a 1/2 load button . Still trying to make sense of that wiring from the schematics, given me something to do -----------
Everyone is entitled to a lazy cow day! Especially you cause ur a busy lady! Enjoy!
Wiring schematic? Oh God, I wouldn’t have the faintest!


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Post by: davina61 on February 08, 2021, 07:41:08 am
Cheers Pam, looks like a lazy week as its way to chilly to go and work on hot rod. Found out looking at an early guide and its just on the change to a later one, no wonder I was confused!!
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Post by: davina61 on February 09, 2021, 03:57:52 am
Feel like writing some thing but not much going on, suppose its like talking to someone? Well its freezing again, frost on stuff outside and its not going to clear. Looks like a tidy bedroom day (tip!) sorting clothes and dusting . Couscous for lunch and some gentle exercise.
 Not sure if its down to my age/ starting on a low dose of hormones but still getting new changes, yeasty smell from my groin area now starting over the last few weeks. Hair has reached nape of my neck and is very curly , shame there is nowt on front/top apart from wispy bits. Still more wispy bits than there used to be.
 Making sweet and sour butternut squash in a bit as have 1/2 of one left over from stew recipe, might make a dahl as well.   
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Post by: Pammie on February 09, 2021, 10:18:55 am
Feel like writing some thing but not much going on, suppose its like talking to someone? Well its freezing again, frost on stuff outside and its not going to clear. Looks like a tidy bedroom day (tip!) sorting clothes and dusting . Couscous for lunch and some gentle exercise.
 Not sure if its down to my age/ starting on a low dose of hormones but still getting new changes, yeasty smell from my groin area now starting over the last few weeks. Hair has reached nape of my neck and is very curly , shame there is nowt on front/top apart from wispy bits. Still more wispy bits than there used to be.
 Making sweet and sour butternut squash in a bit as have 1/2 of one left over from stew recipe, might make a dahl as well.   
Some days are just like that, I post as a substitute for actual verbal conversation sometimes
Have a good one xx


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Post by: davina61 on February 10, 2021, 04:25:39 am
Day4 and the housemate is getting bored (you have to say that in Big Brother voice for those in the UK) -3 C this morning and a few flakes of snow about, tempted to make some biscuits (cookies) but it wont help the diet!! Still shopping Thurs tomorrow so get to "escape" .
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Post by: Pammie on February 10, 2021, 04:28:58 am
Day4 and the housemate is getting bored (you have to say that in Big Brother voice for those in the UK) -3 C this morning and a few flakes of snow about, tempted to make some biscuits (cookies) but it wont help the diet!! Still shopping Thurs tomorrow so get to "escape" .
Focus! You do not need cookies ! She says having eaten 3 digestive biscuits this morning already!
Shopping is a challenge - at least for me. Avoiding naughty foods!


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Post by: davina61 on February 10, 2021, 06:44:36 am
Made some oat ones, had 2 after my lunch soup. I am good shopping , no cake, biscuits or choc and no ready meals.
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Post by: Emma1017 on February 10, 2021, 08:35:45 am
Dieting went down in flames for me yesterday.  I bought a package of Oreos.  I am still fighting the Covid 10 Pound addition to my waist.  So hard to fight back during the winter and a quarantine.

Being stir-crazy with a fresh package of Oreos...what was I thinking ::) ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: davina61 on February 11, 2021, 03:44:23 am
I was going to be good but only 4 cookies left. Oh well its cold!! No shower this morning as the water pressure has gone again, try again in a bit but its (already!!) Thurs shopping day. Extra layers today , temp around freezing all day so its calf boots on. Have to be careful though as they have slick soles , have gone a purler on ice in them before. Talking of ice my bedroom secondary glazed sash window had ice on the inside of outer pane this morning, useless as they steam up at best of times between panes.
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Post by: davina61 on February 12, 2021, 04:22:10 am
Made the Kabob's , all I have tasted and can still taste is onion/burger. Last time I make them then! Chicken curry today, still not decided what yet but have 1/2 carton of yogurt to use. Day time temps still on/below freezing ,warming up on Sun so will be off down unit then. Time to put my chef head on then Aunt Sally , cauliflower and potato curry to go with shop bought fish cakes tonight, chicken curry for tomorrow and a few days but it always tastes better with standing.
Must do more exercising !!!
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Post by: davina61 on February 12, 2021, 07:45:26 am
So to carry on my cooking blog!! have done Chicken in a Packet, spices and yogurt coating skinless thighs slashed and wrapped in foil and in the fridge till tomorrow.
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Post by: davina61 on February 12, 2021, 08:36:14 am
Just got a text from GP to book my Covid jab, next Wed afternoon.
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 12, 2021, 10:04:00 am
Good news!!
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Post by: davina61 on February 13, 2021, 04:10:34 am
Well I was thinking about going and working on the Austin but its turned colder again, high of 0C . Sinus blocked again over night, slowly clearing , have used a load of tissues. Temps up to double figures by Mon , have to weld a patch in floor on mums car for its annual inspection as I wont be doing it this year. Its only a large grommet hole that has "grown" and should be fine but the lad I will take it to is a bit OTT on rust. Have to keep it going for her, she is 85 this year and wont drive anything else. She still cant text or even set timer on heating.
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 13, 2021, 04:40:55 am
Just got a text from GP to book my Covid jab, next Wed afternoon.

Sounds good.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 15, 2021, 03:40:19 am
Some good news yesterday , my friend from wales that used to be on here got engaged to her girlfriend. After all the years of doom and gloom she has finally found happiness.
Overslept big time this morning, must have needed it though as felt a bit "off" yesterday and much better now. Well its forecast warmer today, its misty/foggy overcast and damp at the moment. 
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 15, 2021, 02:20:48 pm
Some good news yesterday , my friend from wales that used to be on here got engaged to her girlfriend. After all the years of doom and gloom she has finally found happiness.
Overslept big time this morning, must have needed it though as felt a bit "off" yesterday and much better now. Well its forecast warmer today, its misty/foggy overcast and damp at the moment.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
It is so very nice to see people, especially our friends, find happiness in a new found relationship.

Enjoy your warmer but damp weather.

HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: davina61 on February 15, 2021, 02:40:31 pm
The sun came out and car said 12C on way home.
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Post by: davina61 on February 16, 2021, 12:49:25 pm
So its Shrove Tuesday today, celebrated by making pancakes as the last feast before Lent if I remember correct. Of course like Christmas the true meaning has become lost and to everyone its just pancake day.
Made a batter mix (1/2 pint) and had enough to make a 2 sausage toad in the hole and 2 1/2 pancakes (crepes ) , stuffed now!!!!
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 16, 2021, 01:43:31 pm
So its Shrove Tuesday today, celebrated by making pancakes as the last feast before Lent if I remember correct. Of course like Christmas the true meaning has become lost and to everyone its just pancake day.
Made a batter mix (1/2 pint) and had enough to make a 2 sausage toad in the hole and 2 1/2 pancakes (crepes ) , stuffed now!!!!
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Any day is a good day for pancakes and crepes ....
Hugs,
Danielle


Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, finalizing one's Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.
       Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Observed by: Christians (including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics)
Frequency: Annual

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 17, 2021, 03:12:11 am
Busy on today, have the Endo calling at 10.30 to review my HRT and have my Covid jab at 2.20 . In between will do my food shop as tomorrow I have to be at my unit , mum gave me some money (bless her she said its yours when I am gone so have some now) to buy a scissor lift and it might be delivered tomorrow. It will be a great help as it will take stress of my back and knees grovelling around on the floor .
Lost some strength , unable to pick up the jump pack yesterday. It is a very large metal 12/24 volt unit but I have borrowed it before okay.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 17, 2021, 10:20:39 am
Well Endo said stay on the same patches as last blood test came back low , daft as one before was very high but he had not seen that result.
Lift came today so had to rush down my unit, managed to get it in, pallet trucks dont work on gravel !!!.
 Had my covid jab , slick operation at  the docs.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on February 17, 2021, 10:29:06 am
Davina I'm glad you got your vaccination. About the scissor lift, I'm familiar with ones that lift a person. But it sounds like this one will lift the vehicle for you to work on it?

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 17, 2021, 12:51:46 pm
Yes 2.8ton and about 4 ft of lift, mains voltage motor driving hydraulic pump with 2 rams and safety locks . Just need 8L of hydraulic oil and plumbing up to test.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on February 17, 2021, 02:47:35 pm
Wow that sounds awesome. I'm impressed you got it into the unit without the pallet trucks.

Just don't get under it until it's well tested!

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 18, 2021, 03:02:17 am
Arms sore this morning but not from covid jab, it was levering that lift into my unit!!! Wet and windy this morning but brightening up now.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 21, 2021, 03:33:31 am
Blimey Sunday again already , off to see mum first before working on the Austin. Good news on my unit , looks like my cousin wont be moving for a few more years yet.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 22, 2021, 02:57:50 am
Well spent money I "dont have" (to spare) on front wheels for the hot rod, still its the only pleasure I have at the moment . Such is life------
Diet not working, cut down and put a LB on (insert explanative) , legs are feeling better so might try the step up exercise again.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 25, 2021, 03:11:01 am
Same old, same old here. Not a lot going on just working on the Austin, trying to eat less/lose LBs and its food shop day again (must be good no treats) . The strong wind that's been blowing stuff about the last few days has gone and patchy blue sky now , temp 11C .
Recon its a Mrs Mop day , clean, cook and wash.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on February 25, 2021, 09:04:49 am
Hang in there Davina.  We are all dealing with cabin fever aka quarantine fatigue.  I can't seem to lose the new pounds either.  Food is the easiest "feel good" remedy. 

Can you post photos of your Austin?  What is the model? 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 25, 2021, 09:51:58 am
Emma just for you , 1951 Austin 10cwt countryman . This is how it looked in 1986.
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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on February 25, 2021, 04:59:47 pm
Davina that is so cool! 

When I lived in England back in 1976 I developed a soft spot for the Morris Minor.  Definitely not a hot car but it reminded of the Surf Woody with its wood trim:

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 26, 2021, 09:53:21 am
More work to do on mums car, think he was a bit hard on it . Never mind 2 wishbones and 2 small bits of welding. Wheels have come for Austin, put unopened box in my car to take to unit so its a bit like getting your Christmas gift and having to wait till next day to open!!!
Suffering from spots on my scalp and where my glasses go over ears, antiseptic cream not doing a lot so hope its not shingles.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 28, 2021, 03:56:02 am
Waiting for the frost to clear as doing the work on mums car today on the outside lift, good thing the sun is out. The spots on my temples are clearing, still itchy . Dont know what caused them but have had this before in random patches like right shoulder and tummy .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on February 28, 2021, 09:24:24 am
Davina so glad you are feeling better.  Working on a car in the cold is miserable.  Holding metal tools in your hands can be brutal.  A warm sun makes the job so much easier.

Stay warm,

Emma
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on February 28, 2021, 12:34:24 pm
It warmed up nicely, had to take both my coats off!!!! Both the suspension arm bushes were fine and you could see where he had bodged a hole in the floor with a screwdriver . Unacceptable, the testers manual says pressure of thumb and fore finger to test for rust and only to LIGHTLY tap with a screwdriver or long bar at hard to reach places. If I had reported him then he would have lost his testing licence but I wont take his livelihood . Anyways sorted just have to take it back to be checked.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 02, 2021, 03:17:14 am
Think I need a blacksmiths apron, burnt/melted a hole in my work trousers with grinding sparks. Luckily not my leg!
Weather is grey and murky again, hard to get going when its like this. Need some more sun , roll on spring then maybe I wont feel so knackered . Thought having to lose some LBs for surgery would have given me motivation but its not working yet , need to watch my tea time calories .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on March 02, 2021, 11:44:39 am
Davina, I hope your sunshine returns soon. Springtime is so delightful in England (or at least it can be).

I have to watch my own crackers and chips (referring to the American chips) consumption in the afternoon and after dinner. The salt just tastes so good!

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 03, 2021, 05:10:37 am
Yes I normally avoid the cake, biscuit and crisp Isle in the supermarket. Bought some crisps last week and finished the big bag that day .
So all behind today, went to bed early and crashed out. Woke at 6am for the bathroom and climbed back in the warm sheets , next thing it was gone 9am!!! Good job not in a rush today as have to take mums car for its retest at 1pm so its a dressing gown morning now.
  Must have needed that kip as feeling good now, my right eye has recovered from strain of welding . It gets out of focus after a lot of welding, have a good auto helmet but think its from trying to see what I am doing through the arc so straining it .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 06, 2021, 02:57:58 am
Was I cold yesterday in my unit and its wall to wall sunshine /blue sky today and still ******* cold!!  Oh well the heater still works. A bit more welding today , at least my eye is okay now.
Feels and looks like have a bit more hair on top or is it just because its not been cut for a year? What good hair I have is down to my neck /shoulder and its gone curly!
No good , coffee cup empty so time to get the grubby work gear on and go and do a bit. Double socks again!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 07, 2021, 02:42:29 am
Feel off the wagon last night, just could not stop eating. Put it down to boredom and feeling cold and getting over a sniffle , maybe my body needed some extra fuel?
Frost again this morning, its meant to get warmer from tomorrow.
Could do with someone to give me a kick up the backside and sort myself out----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 07, 2021, 07:09:26 am
Feel off the wagon last night, just could not stop eating. Put it down to boredom and feeling cold and getting over a sniffle , maybe my body needed some extra fuel?
Frost again this morning, its meant to get warmer from tomorrow.
Could do with someone to give me a kick up the backside and sort myself out----------

Your chicken curry must have been very good!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 07, 2021, 12:23:20 pm
It was, just made a chicken and spinach curry for next week. It was steak , mash, beans and cauliflower for tea tonight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 09, 2021, 05:03:19 am
Took one of the front wings down from roof space yesterday to trial fit, its been up there for a few years and covered in a thick layer of dust. Got covered and wiped it off without thinking, last night had a streaming nose/ blocked sinus and its a good job I had some Olbas oil to sniff to clear it. So over slept big time , never mind its clearing now but it 11 am and still not dressed!! Note to self DUST MASK.
Sun is out so will go to unit, wet and very windy for rest of week and road closed again on way to unit. Why they didn't do all the work when it was closed before -----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 09, 2021, 06:20:59 am
Davina you are proof that God made trans women very tough and with a large dash of style ;D.

Stay warm and stay safe!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 09, 2021, 09:22:00 am
Saying that Emma I gave in to the sore nose and sniffles and stayed at home in the warm, feeling a lot better and caught up on house work. Made a banana cake , washed my dusty work clothes but drain is backing up again and flooded cupboard so chucked some drain cleaner in to see if it works.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 10, 2021, 12:22:07 pm
My youngest lad called in the unit this morning, I had seen his motor at home and mum said it was there all week. Turns out the ex has got the covid and all the nurses on her ward have come down with it and this is after she had her vaccine and using lots off PPE. She has been rough as well with it but clearing now, of course my lad had to self isolate for 10 days as well.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 10, 2021, 10:23:36 pm
My youngest lad called in the unit this morning, I had seen his motor at home and mum said it was there all week. Turns out the ex has got the covid and all the nurses on her ward have come down with it and this is after she had her vaccine and using lots off PPE. She has been rough as well with it but clearing now, of course my lad had to self isolate for 10 days as well.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Wow.... very interesting, and quite disturbing too.   

Even with the Vaccine and lots of PPE she came down with Covid.
What does that mean for all of us that have gotten the Vaccine or will be getting the Vaccine? ???

Thank you for sharing
.
HUGS, stay safe and stay healthy.
Danielle

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 11, 2021, 02:43:12 am
Well the "official" answer is having the jab reduces the effect of the virus if you catch it and stops it being passed on, my sister caught it as well but only had a slight sore throat and she has not had her jab yet.
 They say dont waste docs time but have to get a sick note just for the next 4 weeks till I start getting my pension just to get this months Universal Credit payment---------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 11, 2021, 07:30:27 am
That seems to be the general opinion here as well:  No guarantees that you won't get it but at least it will keep you out of the hospital. 

That is a huge relief.  I am so tired of the regular new photos of packed morgues around the world.  They always are few pages after the photos of crowded bars and restaurants.

I agree with you Danielle:  "HUGS, stay safe and stay healthy."

It's challenging with the pandemic cabin fever we all have.  I hope it will lessen up once enough people get the vaccine and we develop the herd immunity they keep talking about.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2021, 03:09:00 am
Cooking for Mum on mothers day, she is coming to me , not strictly in lock down rules but as we are a bubble and no one else here it will be fine. Roast beef, roast spuds, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower cheese (it will have to be very mild cheese as it "brings her mouth out" ) , mixed berry crumble for dessert.
Blustery showers today and 9C , starting to get spring like.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 13, 2021, 03:42:27 am
Just noticed the clouds are moving in a North Westerly direction, not something that happens here as a rule.
 Woke early then nodded off again , now 1/2 the morning has passed. Good job only have myself to please ,good day working on the hot rod yesterday. Corrected the n/s B post as it was a bit high and body swage line was out, found that I had tack welded it in correct position before. Time to go and do a bit more, not sure what yet as there is so much left to do.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 13, 2021, 04:25:35 am
Just noticed the clouds are moving in a North Westerly direction, not something that happens here as a rule.
 Woke early then nodded off again , now 1/2 the morning has passed. Good job only have myself to please ,good day working on the hot rod yesterday. Corrected the n/s B post as it was a bit high and body swage line was out, found that I had tack welded it in correct position before. Time to go and do a bit more, not sure what yet as there is so much left to do.
Good morning Davina! Hope the hot rod work goes well today. Not much of your last post meant anything to me im afraid - I know nothing about cars and fall into the category of “what colour is it?”


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 13, 2021, 01:08:26 pm
RED  !!! Ran out of welding wire , thats put a stop to my "fun". Can get some Monday and as mum is coming to me for lunch tomorrow that will be okay.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 13, 2021, 01:57:41 pm
RED  !!! Ran out of welding wire , thats put a stop to my "fun". Can get some Monday and as mum is coming to me for lunch tomorrow that will be okay.
Awww that’s nice! Sunday lunch? X


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 14, 2021, 04:07:11 am
Yes its brisket of beef , slow cooked with roast spuds and lots of veg. Best have a tidy up!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 14, 2021, 01:10:00 pm
Getting better at this cooking lark, came out spot on. Mum said it was very good .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 14, 2021, 03:00:46 pm
Getting better at this cooking lark, came out spot on. Mum said it was very good .
Well done! I cooked Sunday dinner at my son-in-law’s house for 7. Me, Dave (son-in-law), Siobhan’s boys (Jake snd Sam) plus Dave’s girlfriend and her 2 kids. When I transitioned I knew there would be challenges but never thought one would be having to accept and accommodate another woman being where my beautiful daughter Siobhan should be. Sigh. Xx
Ps my Yorkshire puddings were awesome!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2021, 04:20:21 am
Having weird dreams again ( we were taught i before e except after c but there are some weird exceptions ) , anyway its disturbing my sleep as woke the other night waving my arms to shoo something away . Brain felt scrambled again this morning and its taken a while to come round. The word association game always helps fire up the synapsis ,nearly always put the first thing that pops into my head so tends to be a bit random!!
 Had a good day working on the Austin yesterday, managed to finish something as most jobs have been held up needing parts or other work first. I know every day getting jobs done will make it suddenly  come together.
 Need to cut my food intake (broken record time) by 1/2 , its just sitting alone at night with <poo> TV for company makes me nibble just to give my brain input.
 Weather has picked up , temps in the mid teens C but there is an artic blast forecast to follow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 16, 2021, 06:53:26 am
TV and empty hands are a dangerous combination for me as well.  I have been using unsalted and unbuttered popcorn and apples sliced very thin to slow me down...but still have the glass of wine too.  :o ::)

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2021, 12:15:02 pm
I will have to stop buying any food other than essentials, not that I can afford to buy food now . Just had my Universal Credit payment and its 909 of which 500 is towards rent (so they tell me) and thats not enough to live on by the time I have paid 595 rent and 98 council tax . Looks like they have not paid me the rent payment on top of the 205 a week I should be getting . Rant over.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 18, 2021, 08:47:32 am
Letter came today from pension service telling me how much I will get, leaves me short by 500 a month. Looks like pension credits then.
Managed a cheap shop today, reduced price burgers and steak for the freezer and a ready cooked chicken that will be chopped and froze. Bengali fish curry to cook this after noon, still not found any mustard oil though.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 19, 2021, 04:13:50 am
Had niggling lower back ache yesterday, think it was from bending over welding for a good few hours. Could hardly get out of bed this morning as it has tightened up so no working on Austin today , still have some paper work and emails to chase .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on March 19, 2021, 12:53:41 pm
Davina, I'm a little envious of your access to south Asian food there. While I don't eat meat, fish nor fowl, I would love to get my hands on some of those spices and oils.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 19, 2021, 01:51:21 pm
I have trouble getting mustard oil but supermarkets here stock a lot , what I cant get local I order on line. Have you searched for an on line supplier? worth a look. Some nice dahl and chick pea curries to be found, if you can get ground coriander and curry powder I can give you that potato , courgette and sweet pepper recipe as rest of ingredients like chilli flakes you should be able to get/have. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on March 19, 2021, 03:56:25 pm
I have trouble getting mustard oil but supermarkets here stock a lot , what I cant get local I order on line. Have you searched for an on line supplier? worth a look. Some nice dahl and chick pea curries to be found, if you can get ground coriander and curry powder I can give you that potato , courgette and sweet pepper recipe as rest of ingredients like chilli flakes you should be able to get/have.
Thanks Davina. I'd love your recipe. Yes I can get these things online and I should probably stock up.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 21, 2021, 05:01:40 am
Another Sunday, have to check mums car as its developed a noise and if she can hear it it must be loud !!! I keep telling her to get an earing aid but she says she is fine, well not by the volume on the TV.
 My sister rang her when I was there yesterday and she called me HE talking on phone, cant be cross with her as she has been very good and its her 85th birthday next week.
Need to print off some stuff, of course printer cartridge has stopped working as its not been used for ages. Will try some nail varnish remover and cotton bud to unblock it. Also need to scan some stuff so it can be e mailed to verify my identity for council tax rebate , daft as they gave me one last year without .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on March 21, 2021, 10:35:06 am
When I moved out last fall I didn't take the printer. While I rarely used it, there are interesting challenges to work around without having it.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 22, 2021, 01:50:07 pm
Well took mums car apart on her drive , so 3 trips to unit for more tools and stuff. Still its sorted now, found the fault or cause as the drive shaft nut had picked up on the thread when I took it apart to do arms. Nut jammed on thread so not pinching bearing, managed to clean the threads and new nut went tight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 22, 2021, 02:41:47 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
You are a good daughter, fixing your mother's car!!!!  I am certain that she appreciates your attention.
HUGS,
Danielle


Well took mums car apart on her drive , so 3 trips to unit for more tools and stuff. Still its sorted now, found the fault or cause as the drive shaft nut had picked up on the thread when I took it apart to do arms. Nut jammed on thread so not pinching bearing, managed to clean the threads and new nut went tight.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 22, 2021, 03:39:27 pm
Least I could do, have to look after me ma !! Its her 85th birthday on Wed so big bunch of flowers time I think.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on March 22, 2021, 04:44:20 pm
Least I could do, have to look after me ma !! Its her 85th birthday on Wed so big bunch of flowers time I think.
Awwww, well done you! Xxx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 25, 2021, 04:18:55 am
What a waste, went to get mum some flowers and they had some with reduced price stickers on. Still looked fine so though I will have them, "sorry they have gone past the sell by date and they wont go through till so have to throw them away" from till person. Well if they are going in the bin I will have them, no cant do that----------
 Anyway got my mum 2 bunches , made her a Madera sultana cake and took a card . Will see her later for food shop, need some veg as there is only a cauliflower , some carrots and a few scabby beans in fridge!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on March 25, 2021, 05:59:08 am
More rules = less sense.

Bringing your mom flowers such a nice thing, bet she loved that Davina!

No scabby beans for me...

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 25, 2021, 08:40:30 am
Well I just bought broccoli and aubergines . Reduced price steak that I am thinking of making a pasty filling with. Looks like a cooking afternoon but do need to sort some paperwork out , did I say I hate paper work -----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 26, 2021, 08:51:56 am
Bugger, stayed in today as they were testing smoke alarm . Letter said 8.30 till 2 , well they turned up at 12 and it took a few seconds to test!! Oh well sorted some of that paper work out, printer cartridge knackered from not being used and need to print off bank statement. Its all very well going electronic but need a copy to send so I can get my private pension money and pension firm dont give you the option of replying electronically --------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Faith on March 26, 2021, 11:54:00 am
Just sayin' Hi, so that you know I do actually read what you share :)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 26, 2021, 01:04:35 pm
Well hello dear, thats okay I do a lot of lurking.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 27, 2021, 04:50:46 am
Over slept again, catching up from the other tossing and turning due to being hot disturbed night. Will be worse tomorrow as British Summer Time starts and clocks go forward.
Well its a nice morning with patchy cloud , was a clear sky last night and a full moon so chilly start. 10 or 11C forecast.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Faith on March 27, 2021, 05:58:43 am
I used to wake up at 3am, again at each half hour until time to rise at 5am.
then time moved forward
now I wake up late ... what's up with that ????

at worst I should wake up at 4;4:30;5 .. nope *sigh*
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: TSL_NB on March 27, 2021, 06:06:02 am
Over slept again, catching up from the other tossing and turning due to being hot disturbed night. Will be worse tomorrow as British Summer Time starts and clocks go forward.
Well its a nice morning with patchy cloud , was a clear sky last night and a full moon so chilly start. 10 or 11C forecast.

Oh, I'm envying you for 10C right now! :)   We had it go up to 16C earlier this week, which was absolutely lovely, and just as I was getting comfortable with spring clothing, it drops down to -2C, and it's supposed to snow (ah, to be in the Maritimes!).
-Vivian
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 27, 2021, 06:08:21 am
I used to wake up at 3am, again at each half hour until time to rise at 5am.
then time moved forward
now I wake up late ... what's up with that ????

at worst I should wake up at 4;4:30;5 .. nope *sigh*


I wake up at odd times at times but not all the time.  May go back to sleep now!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2021, 04:07:02 am
Good nights sleep so feeling fine this morning apart from my draining sinus !! Late though as its 10 am and still not dressed, not sure what to do today on the Austin but will do a bit . Its cloudy damp and breezy today.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 28, 2021, 10:24:17 am
Davina sleep cycles are so finicky.  I used to sleep through the night until about five years ago....wait a minute that was about when my gender dysphoria exploded.  Great so now I need to transition to get a decent sleep... ;D

I am looking forward to when you are behind the wheel of your Austin with the summer air rushing through your hair. 

That would be a great avatar picture!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Faith on March 28, 2021, 10:54:52 am
Good nights sleep so feeling fine this morning apart from my draining sinus !! Late though as its 10 am and still not dressed, not sure what to do today on the Austin but will do a bit . Its cloudy damp and breezy today.

Regarding sinus. I use flonase sensimist. Cuts out the drainage and helps inflammation without painfully drying out my sinuses.

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2021, 12:46:54 pm
Cheers ladies, Emma I cant see the Austin being finished till next year as loads to do and money is short. Faith I have some Olbas oil that's great for unblocking, clear now and think its from dust from grinding that causes it as when I have a day clear then I am fine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on March 29, 2021, 08:33:51 am
Davina I am willing to wait for next year for the on-the-road photo but in the meantime, get a fan and have it blow on you as you sit behind the wheel of the Austin in your garage. 

That should make you smile!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 29, 2021, 12:07:19 pm
Well I had to take my coat off today, turned out nice with the sun shining into my unit through open door. Spent the day cutting and grinding so I was a grubby girl till the shower fixed it!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on March 30, 2021, 03:51:03 am
Knackered this morning after yesterdays grinding marathon, wrist was giving me grief as well last night and still have some left to do today.
Split a nail as well and had to cut it right back, annoyed as they were growing out nicely. Of course its the index and middle finger on right hand ,  the ones that get the most use and just had to cut the index on left hand due to a split. Have been taking vitamin D to make them stronger and it seems to be working a bit.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 01, 2021, 03:42:16 am
Cross with myself and the scales, my fault for making pasties and Cranberry muffins . I found a well past best before unopened jar of Cranberries so made the muffins, came out greasy as well even though I followed recipe for the amount of olive oil .
 Had 2 bottles of mustard oil given to me yesterday as well as a BIG pack of Indian breads and got told if I wanted to go to the Indian shop they would take me , just bring plenty of money! Spice overload.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 03, 2021, 03:39:58 am
Need more self control, Porridge and blue berries for breakfast, salad and some cheese chunks for lunch  with an apple and 2 curried chicken wings with aubergine slices and a side of butternut squash sweet and sour followed by some yogurt and blueberries . Trouble was I got the munchies 2 hours later so made some toast and sardine sandwich .
 Off to mums tomorrow for an Easter lunch , its stuffed turkey roll with all the trimmings followed by peach shortbread and double cream .
Cloudy this morning with a fair breeze , high of 10C if the clouds break later so its back on with the layers of clothes. Sparks from the grinder and welder will keep me warm--------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 03, 2021, 04:00:32 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am saddened to read that your wrist is still acting up....
...I hope that you can get resolved so you don't have any more pain.

Yes indeed, we all need more self-control when it comes to what we
wish to eat....  important if we want to keep our weight at a
place where we are happy and our clothes fit correctly.

I see that you reported that your temperatures are still on the
cool side....    here where I live it is still very much colder
and we still have snow on the ground.

Thank you for keeping your thread updated....

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 03, 2021, 11:19:29 am
Turned out nice this afternoon, some good evening sun to come.
Wrist is fine as long as I dont over do things, just something to put up with.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 04, 2021, 10:09:25 am
Nice lunch with mum, she gave me some pudding and cream to take home. We had a chat and watched a film (Easter Parade!) and left at 3pm so she could have her afternoon nap.
Sun is out ,windows open so its a shame we are back to winter tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 04, 2021, 10:15:17 am
Nice lunch with mum, she gave me some pudding and cream to take home. We had a chat and watched a film (Easter Parade!) and left at 3pm so she could have her afternoon nap.
Sun is out ,windows open so its a shame we are back to winter tomorrow.

Sounds do nice except for the winter weather returning.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 05, 2021, 04:23:43 am
Its spring /deep clean flat day and a cooking one as well , washing machines on , radio blasting and its time to chase the vacuum cleaner----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on April 05, 2021, 06:51:24 am
Ah Davina the musical sounds of Spring.... 

We started our cycle of painting and planting outside on Saturday as well...with the required glass of wine at the end of the day....ok and some chocolates. ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 05, 2021, 08:33:09 am
Wish I had a bit of garden and some wine!!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 06, 2021, 03:35:25 am
What can I say, defo need a kick up the bum. No choc at all and still put weight on even with all the house work yesterday, ggrrrrrrrrr .
Chilly one today, sun out but a very cold wind and possible snow showers later.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 06, 2021, 09:35:32 am
Ever had one of those days when nothing works, every time I tried to do a job on the Austin I got stuck. Then it was cold and snowing so gave up in the end hoping tomorrow will be a better day.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 06, 2021, 03:17:54 pm
Ever had one of those days when nothing works, every time I tried to do a job on the Austin I got stuck. Then it was cold and snowing so gave up in the end hoping tomorrow will be a better day.
@davina61
Dear Davina:   
Yes indeed, I have had days like that.   When nothing is going right at my office I just lock the door and take the
short walk to the next door coffee shop....  espressos, food, treats, and chatting with friends there....
... that makes things better then I can go back to work with a new attitude.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 07, 2021, 03:23:03 am
Woke with a "thick" head so waiting for the coffee to kick in ! Cloudy to day but at least that stiff north breeze has gone, still cold though. Lets hope I have a better day working on the Austin, making or should say finishing the rear of centre console . More metal bashing!
Well head didnt clear, eyes hurt so taken some pain killers and feeling a bit better now.Made some bread to go with soup for lunch, came out a bit cake like even though it rose fine.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 08, 2021, 03:59:08 am
Still have a slightly mushy head this morning but slept right through , recon it was sinus playing me up again. Food shop day again , weeks seem to fly by.
Blue sky with a westerly breeze today and maybe 12C later. Going for even more veg in the diet to see if that helps me lose weight , just salad and a few lumps of cheese for lunch as well so must get some extra strong today. Back to doing the 10min exercise with cast cooking pot to see if that makes my arms better and burn up some fat. Gentle build up to more as it gets better.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 09, 2021, 04:18:39 am
Still grotty, bunged up nose/sinus again . Waiting for it to clear ,its already 10.15 and not dressed . Made my flask and lunch but cant decide if I will venture out as its cold but fresh air might do me good.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: TSL_NB on April 09, 2021, 06:46:36 am
Still grotty, bunged up nose/sinus again . Waiting for it to clear ,its already 10.15 and not dressed . Made my flask and lunch but cant decide if I will venture out as its cold but fresh air might do me good.

I hope you feel better!  I think, alongside the pandemic, the seasonal occurrences of the cold bugs are still going to hit us.  Ugh!
-Vivian
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 09, 2021, 11:04:45 am
Thanks its clearing, 3 day cold bug!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: SarahEL on April 09, 2021, 06:44:13 pm
Thanks its clearing, 3 day cold bug!!


Is it a bug, or hayfever.. I got hayfever these last few days.. and it has really bunged me up..??
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 10, 2021, 03:24:12 am
I do get hay fever but normally not till the grass pollen appears, its cleared this morning so off for some more very fresh air. Dull cloudy and cold at the moment, off to do a bit more welding or whatever .
The girls were rather sore and itchy last night, maybe a bit more growth ? I live in hope!!
Missing going out out but even with my first inj done I am still being careful , the folks in Hot Rod club are thinking about meeting at a pub now its allowed on Tues. Looks like you need test and trace on your phone before you can go, not ready to mingle yet.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 11, 2021, 03:34:00 am
Think it could be a bit chilly out, snow on the hills this morning. Have back ache from bending over the dash and wiring on the workmate , took me a good few hours to extend cables to relay box.
Off to call in on mum and see if she is okay, when we get a warmer dry day I will dig/rotovate the veg patch for her or she will do it herself . Dont want her doing herself a mischief .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 11, 2021, 06:53:32 am
Think it could be a bit chilly out, snow on the hills this morning. Have back ache from bending over the dash and wiring on the workmate , took me a good few hours to extend cables to relay box.
Off to call in on mum and see if she is okay, when we get a warmer dry day I will dig/rotovate the veg patch for her or she will do it herself . Dont want her doing herself a mischief .

Try to keep warm.

Have a nice Sunday!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 11, 2021, 12:56:58 pm
The sun was out so not feeling as cold as temp, got on well today sorting rats nest of wires out.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 14, 2021, 03:21:41 am
The sun is out, blue sky and looking at the weeping willow a north westerly breeze. On day 4 of sorting wiring out, keeping grey matter going!
Well as of tomorrow will be officially an OAP----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on April 14, 2021, 03:14:15 pm
Davina blue sky is so encouraging isn't it?

What's an OAP?

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 14, 2021, 06:57:53 pm
@RandiL   
Dear Randi:

Here is the answer to your question....
Definition of OAP in the UK:
Abbreviation for Old Age Pensioner...
...OAPs get cheaper bus and train tickets.


Danielle
- - - - - - - -

Davina blue sky is so encouraging isn't it?

What's an OAP?

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 14, 2021, 06:59:33 pm
Dear Davina
Everyone here on the Forums is wishing you a VERY
        HAPPY BIRTHDAY
       :icon_birthday:  :icon_birthday:  :icon_birthday:

Wishing you well and enjoy your special day.
??? Hmm, CAKE ???  Candles ???  Gifts ???  Friends ???  Family ???


***NOTE:  On your April 15th birthday be certain to check your profile for a special surprise! :)

Best wishes,
Danielle

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 15, 2021, 02:45:23 am
Thanks, yes officially retired. Would have been last year but the government added a year so now I am 66 (going on 26) Daughter is popping in to see me this morning, outside Covid safe and eldest calling in tonight after he finishes work. Meeting mum and aunty for shopping later so will get cards and prezzies  then, mum got me a cook book last week and a new Vernia calliper as both my digital ones have packed up.
Blue sky and a frost again this morning, should be a nice day. If it stays nice I might be tempted to do a barbeque for dinner!!!     
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 15, 2021, 07:51:05 am
Looks like a cooking afternoon then, bought a whole chicken reduced with todays date on and some cheesy burgers. Did fancy a barbie but its a bit to chilly in the wind, maybe by Sat.
Nice to see my daughter and kids but they are so shy they hid in the car seats, she said she has trouble taking them for walks as they keep grabbing her hand. Blame the self isolation.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 16, 2021, 02:41:40 am
Eldest came to see me last night, bottle of wine and card. We had a good chat and watched vids of granddaughter , she's a handful !! and they just got a nutty French Bulldog as well. The 2 of them look like friends for life. He also gave my electronic drums a good work out , well he does play in a band and is very good.
Frost and blue sky again and 11C , yet another day snagging the wiring on the Austin but getting there .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on April 16, 2021, 06:55:10 am
Wow Davina so sorry I missed your birthday!  So a belated



                                             HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on April 16, 2021, 12:29:13 pm
Happy belated birthday Davina! Sounds like a good family time. I'm glad you could see everybody.

Yes shy kids, I think that's very common these days. Hopefully at their young ages they'll quickly adapt as they get more social exposure.

I'm glad your OAP status has some benefits. They upped our Social Security full-retirement age to 66 for my age cohort as well. But we don't get anything for it.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 17, 2021, 03:28:56 am
Thanks everyone XXXX. Well had a day of it yesterday, left my glasses on the dressing table, battery flat in my multi meter, Tip broke on soldering gun (have a spare gun but its so slow) so just hope the work I did is okay!
Sun is out again and it might get up to mid teens C , brain in gear today so lets go and bust some stuff.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 18, 2021, 03:03:17 am
So the multi meter is dead, more expense I could do without . At least I can borrow one, getting there and hope to power the loom up soon to see if it works.
Sun is up and blue sky again, warmer as well so might get a good days jobs done.
Crackly /crunchy ears and tinnitus getting worse (my fault for not wearing ear defenders) so don't know if doc can treat it?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on April 18, 2021, 03:31:27 am
So the multi meter is dead, more expense I could do without . At least I can borrow one, getting there and hope to power the loom up soon to see if it works.
Sun is up and blue sky again, warmer as well so might get a good days jobs done.
Crackly /crunchy ears and tinnitus getting worse (my fault for not wearing ear defenders) so don't know if doc can treat it?
Sorry I missed your birthday hun!
I have no idea what a multi meter is but that’s ok
No idea re tinnitus sadly. Xx


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 21, 2021, 02:56:57 am
Wrecked my hands and nails doing this wiring, not a job that can be done wearing gloves. Bit cooler today and cloudy, off to dig mums veg garden. Hard bit will be digging up the invasive flowers (cant remember what) that have taken over the one side, roots are hard and if a bit is left they come back. Need to channel some O&C , at least most of the patch can be rotavated .
Still waiting for the diet to kick in,having cut down my intake. At least I managed to do up my working trousers yesterday without lying down (yup it was getting bad) but scales not showing much change. Will get some exercise this morning !!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on April 21, 2021, 06:53:35 am

Davina you are seeing progress.  Just be patient with yourself and keep yourself on track.  You will appreciate it later.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on April 21, 2021, 12:00:05 pm
Davina I'm glad you're seeing some progress.

Remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so if you exercise and get stronger, your weight may not change but you'll look and feel better.

At least I keep telling myself this.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 22, 2021, 03:07:46 am
Well scales said 2lb lighter this morning but they lie to me all the time--------
Bloody stiff today, hope its better by tomorrow as need to go back and finish some bits and put up some posts for the runner bean canes to be fixed to.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: TSL_NB on April 22, 2021, 03:15:08 am
Well scales said 2lb lighter this morning but they lie to me all the time--------
Bloody stiff today, hope its better by tomorrow as need to go back and finish some bits and put up some posts for the runner bean canes to be fixed to.

I can't count how many defective scales we have run through over the years. :)
-Vivian
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 22, 2021, 03:26:20 am
Forgot to say that have an online voice lesson on the 30th , its been 4 months since last one and no response to messages as to what  was happening. Must put some practice in .
 Drain has blocked again, maintenance man coming this morning so lets hope he can clear it properly this time. He is going to put a sealed end on stand pipe for washing machine to stop it flooding cupboard but if pipe is still blocked it will back feed sink, yuck.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 23, 2021, 02:56:00 am
Of to slay a dragon , its St Georges day in the UK .
Sun is still out, big orange moon as it was going behind hills when I got up at 4am for a comfort visit. High of 18C today but getting colder over the next few days. Large blocking high pressure stuck over us at the moment lasting till next week.
Got 2 loads of washing done, took 2 bottles of full strength drain cleaner!!!to clear blockage .
Made 2 curries , cauliflower and potato (aloo gobi) and beef cooked in whole spices that has a good kick due to 6 dried red chillies and 2 green chopped in the mix. It said chop another one and put raw as a garnish ! think it will need some rice , defrosted a fish curry for tonight so hope that okay as its been in freezer for ages.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 24, 2021, 03:29:14 am
I knew I would lose weight now the better weather is here, down 3lb this week. Slow and steady.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maid Marion on April 24, 2021, 04:59:14 am
Hi Davina,

I'm going through much of the same.  I took time off to clear a large patch of Englsh Ivy.
I wrecked my nails wrestling with some wiring.  Not that they were in that great shape with all the gardening I've been doing.  And my weight is down two pounds from all the outdoor activity.  I need to gain it back so I bought cookies and other treats from the Asian market.  I use a balance beam scale and measure myself daily.

I learned to clear the pipes myself.  Mostly long hair clogging the pipes.  ::)
It is easier now that I don't use nasty chemicals.  I just remove the junk mechanicallly.

Marion
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 25, 2021, 02:58:35 am
This was kitchen sink pipes and badly designed with lots of 90 deg bends, landlords reasonability anyways.
Took some of the daisy plants from mums to BFF , so much for social distancing as she grabbed me and planted a big kiss .  She had been on the G&T though ! Still as wacky as ever , just a bit to much for me as I think we could be good together. She has had a TG girlfriend before that died from cancer.
  Still it was nice to get a big hug .
 Time to go and do some more hot rodding .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 26, 2021, 02:58:27 am
I was getting on fine till the central locking didn't work, wasted a whole afternoon trying to work out why---------
 Still day off it as have a phone call to wait for midday, catch up on the washing, cleaning and cooking then.
 Must practice my voice as well.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 27, 2021, 03:22:31 am
Well the phone appointment was cancelled with 25mins notice , a cutting email from me did get a reply and explanation . Apparently its to do with something they cant do till the 10th of next month. Bloody civil service, still its the same the world over!!!
 Need to reorder my meds as forgot yesterday when I had loads of time-------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 28, 2021, 03:13:59 am
Good day yesterday, sorted out the central locking issue and fitted remote control module and it all works fine . After the nice fine weather we have had it went cold , we have just had the driest and frostiest April on record . Now its turned cold wet and windy , 10C today. Big fat fluffed up pigeon sat in the willow tree outside my 2nd floor window with the fronds indicating a north westerly wind. Back to 2 coats then-----
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 30, 2021, 03:33:51 am
I have an online voice lesson this morning, of course my sinus/ grotty throat are playing  up.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 30, 2021, 03:38:35 am
I have an online voice lesson this morning, of course my sinus/ grotty throat are playing  up.

@davina61
Dear Davina
I hope that your voice lesson went well for you in spite of the sinus and throat issues....
How are you progressing with your voice? ???

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 30, 2021, 06:31:26 am
She said I am a natural !!! pitch is good and so is intonation. Real life not so sure. We did some play acting as the other girl works in accounts and gets misgendered on the phone even though her voice is good so we did some improvised calls. Good job I have a good imagination.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 30, 2021, 09:22:49 am
Some place between docs and chemist they lost my prescription, had to ***** about getting anew one and then take it back to chemist . Not the first time this has happened, the voice did not hold up!!! with lots of cursing under my mask!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Toni1 on April 30, 2021, 10:13:11 am
Hi Davina

I've been working the last year on my voice too. It's a long haul. Slowly but surely the fem voice becomes more and more automatic. A matter of muscle memory.
The voice will come.
Toni
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on April 30, 2021, 01:54:16 pm
Well I just made my donation to Susan's , cant afford it so will have to sacrifice something but that's a  trade off I dont mind. Why everyone that uses this site cant give just a few (insert your currency) is beyond me -------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 03, 2021, 03:06:09 am
Weather is topsie turvy, Spent most of yesterday cleaning out the lockup (again) . Filled 2 large bin bags , moved stuff around and put some wheels that I don't need in my car to store in the garage at home. My youngest lad popped in to say he was planning to do some work on his car (about ******** time as its not been touched for 6 months) when he has a weeks hols . That's if he doesn't go fishing !!!
 Hot yesterday , down to the shirt but its typical UK public holiday today. Cold ,wet and windy with monsoon rain and gale force winds forecast.
 Found a veg "curry" recipe called nine jewels , its a strange one as it has tinned pineapple and single cream in it. Dinner and pudding all in one !!!
 Well off to the unit, bit of welding this morning as made enough room to take body side off for access to the rear of B post and inner sill. Have just been doing odd bits waiting for my pension money so I can get bits I need, still a job done is one less needed. One thousand and one left to do then---- 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on May 03, 2021, 07:32:00 am

Davina your son sounds like mine.  He finally knows how to fill the windshield washer bucket.  Forget about changing his oil.

There is something to be said about Spring cleaning.  Even if the list is endless, there is great satisfaction of checking things off the list.

Given the weather, warm hugs,

Emma

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 03, 2021, 10:11:39 am
He is a good mechanic but at the moment he has got the fishing bug!!  Did 4hrs then gave up and back home for a relax, got a lot to do to it tomorrow .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 05, 2021, 03:31:00 am
Got that cant be bothered feeling today, its cold again and I need SUN and HEAT . Have to be up early tomorrow, 2nd covid jab at 8.40 slot then its back to docs after food shop for my yearly check over. Keep forgetting to check my blood pressure as they wanted a weeks readings (woops)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 06, 2021, 03:55:54 am
Had my 2nd shot, lost a gold ring some place . Will ask at Docs when I go back as it might have come off when I took my coat off.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 06, 2021, 03:19:52 pm
Found the ring in the bottom of my handbag , must have come off when I searched for my face mask. After no reaction to first jab my arm is very sore/feeling bruised . Shows its doing something.
Think I need choc and red wine----------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 06, 2021, 03:28:36 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I am so very glad that you found your lost gold ring....  you are loosing too much weight if your ring comes off so easily when searching for your mask in your handbag!!!!!   :o

Regarding your sore arm from the Covid vaccine injection... that seems to be a common theme with the vaccine shots, or perhaps any shot that one gets.
My arm was sore for several days and it was quite red around the injection site....   All OK now.

Thank you for sharing... and get your ring re-sized... or gain weight !!  LOL   ;D

HUGS,
Danielle



Found the ring in the bottom of my handbag , must have come off when I searched for my face mask. After no reaction to first jab my arm is very sore/feeling bruised . Shows its doing something.
Think I need choc and red wine----------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 07, 2021, 02:50:38 am
My fault as getting ready in a rush I didn't push the ring on far enough as it fits fine , TBH I would be happy if it fell off due to weight loss !!
Arm is okay this morning, well its a bright cloudless morning with a bit of cloud and possible shower later and 14C. Nature balancing the books tomorrow, rain all day------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 08, 2021, 02:19:08 am
My pals the wood pigeons are perched in the weeping willow outside my 2nd floor window having a good preen this morning , nice to look out on some wildlife.
Road closed again on the way to my unit, it was surface dressed and due to folk not sticking to the 20mph speed limit much of the dressing has been lifted off leaving just tar so it needs doing again . Will have to use the lanes to get around it , mostly single track and it will be busy as locals will use it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 10, 2021, 03:27:29 am
Have to be about for a phone call this afternoon, will know where I stand on benefit pay then. So its a house work day, bed sheets washing, vacing and cleaning and a load of cooking veg while its still good . Thats the trouble buying/cooking for one with no waste  , no waste means more waist ----------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 10, 2021, 03:28:53 am
Have to be about for a phone call this afternoon, will know where I stand on benefit pay then. So its a house work day, bed sheets washing, vacing and cleaning and a load of cooking veg while its still good . Thats the trouble buying/cooking for one with no waste  , no waste means more waist ----------


At least veggies themselves do not have many calories.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 10, 2021, 06:03:33 pm
Have to be about for a phone call this afternoon, will know where I stand on benefit pay then. So its a house work day, bed sheets washing, vacing and cleaning and a load of cooking veg while its still good . Thats the trouble buying/cooking for one with no waste  , no waste means more waist ----------
@davina61
Dear Davina:
When I get carried away and prepare/cook too much food I will put it in serving size containers that I can take to work for a lunch or work dinner.... if there is way too much I will put it in the freezer so it won't spoil and it is a future meal.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 11, 2021, 02:34:01 am
Yes I already do that, could do with a microwave in my lock up !!! Its a light salad with a very small chunk of cheese today for lunch and an apple.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 13, 2021, 01:02:59 pm
So did the weekly food shop, not much needed this week. Have a large pack of Blueberries from last week so made a Blueberry tea cake with an online recipe, it said the mix would be stiff but it was more like a biscuit mix!! Hard to spread in the tin and doing it in layers , batter, berries, batter ,berries, batter . Came out nice though.
Chased up where my pension fund has got to and was told should be a few days, lets hope so. Also chased up my slow internet again , they are looking into it . Bit like workmen looking into a hole scratching there heads then.
Girls are sore again , day I put patch on/next day very tender and that's after 3 years HRT . Not sure if there is any development though.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 16, 2021, 04:20:52 am
Damn I over slept big time, thats due to having a big dinner and then tossing , turning and dreaming. Not that I have a lot to do today , need to repair mums bird table as the roof has gone. Have some rusty sheet steel so it will be a steam punk roof!!!
Still waiting on my pension fund pay out so things have ground to a halt on the Austin, just doing random bits but have run out of stuff I can do without new parts.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 19, 2021, 02:32:34 am
Of for my 10 weekly visit to the vampire, just hope its not the one that butchered my arm. Must rush its 8.30 am and my visit is for 9 am !!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 19, 2021, 02:17:17 pm
Of for my 10 weekly visit to the vampire, just hope its not the one that butchered my arm. Must rush its 8.30 am and my visit is for 9 am !!
@davina61
Dear Davina
Likewise, I have had blood draws and IVs that have butured my arms or hand and then I have had blood draws that I couldn't even feel the needles go in!!!

Luck of the "draw"   (pun intended)  ;) :o

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 19, 2021, 02:59:37 pm
She was good, hardly felt it and its left no mark! Coloured my hair today so that the grey bits dont show under my wig.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on May 20, 2021, 02:24:04 am
Blood draws have not bothered me.  Used to get jabbed a lot.  Was told im.lucky to have pipes for veins. Nice to have a good tech

Hopefully good test results for you Davina![size]
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 20, 2021, 02:52:48 am
Well if the girls are an indication then should be a good level ! There again it might just be fat-----
 Food shop day again, making a large veg curry to take on Sunday for open garage day at one of the hot rod club members place so need some extra veg.
 Weather cant make its mind up, sunny yesterday but thundery showers and its turned cold and wet today . A bungalow was destroyed in Stourport by lightening , all thats left is the walls and occupants have lost everything. The power of nature .   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 20, 2021, 12:22:32 pm
The digital control panel on the room heater has gone kaput, cant set the clock or turn it on manually (or is that girlually?) anyway its a good job I have the blower fire as well as its gone cold.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on May 22, 2021, 09:08:03 am

Davina summer is coming!  When does it usually warm up where you are?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 22, 2021, 11:16:26 am
About 3 weeks ago BUT its late, rather damp and windy this last week. Looks better next week but then its almost June!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 23, 2021, 05:05:32 am
Well its nearly 11 am and just got going, hot rod meet cancelled due to inclement weather till next week. Giving up alcohol , its not suiting me anymore(HRT?) . Just could not come around this morning at all and only had one bottle of beer.
 Going to see if I can unpick the covers from the bed sections from the old camper cushions, they will need sewing together to cover the new bed base. A good wash first as had bus 20 years and they have never been cleaned as not removable.   
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 23, 2021, 02:09:07 pm
It took me all afternoon plus to do 4 of the 8 cushions, luckily  once I cut the thread the seams pulled apart. Picking all the old thread out took the time, ended up using tweezers as my fingers got sore and dark blue thread on dark green material didnt help my eyes either !
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on May 23, 2021, 02:42:23 pm
Davina, what a "picky" job lol. I'm glad you got half done anyway. Probably wish you could get it outside into the sunshine where you could see better.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 24, 2021, 02:55:41 am
What sunshine, weather is rubbish at the moment.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 25, 2021, 03:55:46 am
Well day 3 of not going to work on the Austin as stuck for things to do, more catch up flat cleaning ,evicting spiders from shower room (how do they get in as no window only extractor vent in ceiling) , dusting and ironing the seat covers .
Hope the chicken joints defrost in time to cook them for dinner , doing a chicken and tomato curry that I have not made before and hope it comes out okay as the recipe amounts are for 2 x 1.5kg chickens to feed 8 to 10 !!! I have 1.5kg of joints so will try 1/2 measures . Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower) curry as well, simple and tasty.
Still waiting for my pension pot to come through, they said 10 to 20 days and paper work went in at beginning of April. Might just rattle there cage , trouble is only way to contact is online chat box. Way of the world now--------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 27, 2021, 02:56:19 am
Well dears I had a letter months ago saying that I would have a video call from GIC this morning at 10 , have not received a link to join and now cant find the letter . No point in phoning as its answer machine with no guarantee of getting a reply. Nickers, I wanted to chase up getting electrolysis   
Update, they did send a link just in time. She is chasing up electrolysis as nothing had been done so should get letter in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Faith on May 27, 2021, 06:00:39 am
gotta luv the "don't call us, we'll call you" concept. /end sarcasm

progress, right  ::)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 27, 2021, 07:54:57 am
Yes , progress (just been passed by a snail)








Thats a joke ,if I remember correct snails are hermaphrodite.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 27, 2021, 12:19:55 pm
Just made the ex a VERY choc cake for her birthday tomorrow, tried an off cut from levelling it out and its very sweet. Not only is the cake sweet (did a 12 ,12,12 and 6 egg mix) but its 3 layers of sponge with choc chips, black cherry jam and and choc icing filling coated in choc icing with choc sprinkles on top. Needs a health warning!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on May 27, 2021, 12:24:30 pm
Apparently your ex likes chocolate? Very sweet (ha!) of you to make her such a nice cake. Mine isn't yet ready to accept kindness from me.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on May 27, 2021, 05:15:29 pm

Davina it sounds like your cake could replace my therapy some day!!!  HRT has definitely increase my chocolate addiction! ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 28, 2021, 02:44:21 am
And mine !! but trying not to be tempted. Went to pick up my prescription from chemist yesterday and its not been sent down from docs , apparently waiting for a doc to approve  it . Should have put a patch on this morning but have run out, looks like I need to order a week before then.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 29, 2021, 10:43:25 am
Got my new patches yesterday afternoon so all good . Spent most of this afternoon making a double batch of veg curry for tomorrows hot rod club open garage meet, 7L on the scale in my BIG pot. Hope there is enough to go with the curry they are making.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 29, 2021, 11:15:47 am
Your "open garage meet" and potluck meal with your Hot Rod Club sounds like a good time...
    Pictures maybe? ???
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on May 29, 2021, 01:35:11 pm
Your "open garage meet" and potluck meal with your Hot Rod Club sounds like a good time...
    Pictures maybe? ???
To resurrect an old saying around here which I haven't heard in awhile, "Pictures or it didn't happen!" Lol

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 29, 2021, 02:18:06 pm
Will do tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 30, 2021, 02:25:08 pm
That was a nice day, hot rod gathering with a cruise followed by some curry and a chat. Back home to see some relatives at there caravan (camping out close to us for next week and a bit) and an afternoon tea. (https://i.imgur.com/GESvCZD.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/NPU6sne.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on May 30, 2021, 11:24:32 pm
Thanks Davina. Fun to see some of the hot rods.

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on May 31, 2021, 05:38:28 am
Good job I didnt have much planed for today, woke up at 10 am !!!Never mind I think that I must have needed it as felt a bit rough last night after a day in the hot sun. Well not used to it for the last 8 months!!!!
 Just for a change cooking a lamb curry, might do a Rogan Gosh though thats a lot of prep and spices with the masala to make as well. Need to order some bits for the Austin today as well and if I have time strip covers from the Golf seat for the camper. Never a dull moment!! 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 01, 2021, 02:58:33 am
Its my youngest grand daughters birthday tomorrow , 2 all ready!! Not seen her for 16 months apart from videos. Going to take mum over with me to see them tomorrow afternoon , my lad rang me as he was looking after her having a bath. Lots of splashing, gurgling and shouts , sounds like she was having a whale of a time!!!
Off to do a bit on the Austin, weather has gone from winter straight into summer this week. Looks like a polo shirt day, my pink arms have recovered and will mostly be inside .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on June 01, 2021, 07:29:53 am

Davina that all sounds wonderful: grandkids, hot rods, working on cars and warm weather.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Jessica_K on June 01, 2021, 12:01:25 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/NPU6sne.jpg)

Is it only me that thinks this looks like a scene from Trumpton!

Jessica xx
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 01, 2021, 01:11:02 pm
The lad whose house we were at got onto the flat roof and took it.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 02, 2021, 07:36:30 am
My sewing machine turned up this morning, its very vintage (60s?) made in Italy . The booklets that come with it date it by there looks and the fact its says "Madam now you have your new machine" !! in the intro.
Walked down town to get a card for grand daughter and a small present and called in the new upholstery  shop to get some tailors chalk and a thread ripper , told her what I was doing and told her I would be back  for some stuff. She has leather needles, thread and the clips for holding sections together for sewing . Lots of nice fabrics as well , curtains for camper ?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 02, 2021, 12:56:58 pm
Nice visit to see granddaughter for her 2nd birthday, my daughter called in as well with her 2 so it was a good get together photos I took of the grandkids, birthday girl on the swing. (https://i.imgur.com/MpWGJBB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rMRYuzv.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 05, 2021, 02:46:22 am
I have been invited to a barbi at my aunt and uncles this afternoon/dinner time and its just a few hundred yards from the pub I am going to tonight to see Sax Appeal . It will be nice to see live music again, open mic nights are due to restart from 7th July as well .
The girls were very sore again in response to yesterdays patches, nips still this morning. Not sure if a bit more growth or just fat but fitting bra better , disappointed with the scales (and myself) again ------------
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 06, 2021, 03:37:34 am
Well that was a meat feast!! followed by a music feast . It was great to see friends and faces that I have missed this last 16months . Silly Covid rules in pub, sat at table with no mask but have to put one on to go to rest room or outside . I even got to do a bit on the tambourine.
 Rain overnight, still cloudy and more precipitation expected later. 19C so good growing weather. 9.30 so best get my tosh in gear and burn of the burgers. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 09, 2021, 02:31:40 am
Life grinds on, my flat has turned into an upholstery shop!! Have foam for seat/bed in panel van, calico to cover foam and "rubberised " curtain material for base . Just waiting for thread to turn up. Suppose I had better start a "thread" (ha ha) in the sewing section.
 Decided to go to Bristol Volksfest with the panel van in August, hope all restrictions are lifted by then as the June 21st date looks like it will be pushed back with a rise in Delta variant up north.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on June 09, 2021, 10:25:44 am
I hope your foam is already in the shape you need. Because if you have to cut it you'll never get rid of all the little foam bits!

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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 09, 2021, 01:42:21 pm
Had to trim a corner ,used an old carving knife and no bits!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on June 10, 2021, 05:32:18 pm

Davina it all so so happy!  So glad your winter is over and the world is opening up!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 11, 2021, 02:01:49 am
Dull and cloudy with a chance of rain late 20C but by Sunday its forecast as 28+ C , woke early so lets see if I can get a lot done today. Fired up the sewing machine and made a calico cover for one of the foam bed sections, stands back in amazement as it fits perfect!!! Had to hand sew the closing side , only stabbed myself 3 times . Needle 1, pins 2!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Rachel on June 11, 2021, 08:52:58 pm
The car show looked like fun, as well as seeing family. My sister is moving North Central Pennsylvania so I probably will not see her unless I drive to her place.

It was 62 degrees today and rained.

I have a 1999 30th anniversary Trans Am and it is fun to take it to car meetups.

Rachel
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 12, 2021, 03:11:33 am
Cant wait till the Austin is done and go to shows, had a long good day fitting roll bar and seat belt mounts. Managed to change  the thread on sewing machine and did a couple of seams for covers. Day on the VW sorting splashback with self adhesive PVC tiles , 2 chances of it looking good.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 13, 2021, 03:20:39 am
So sat at home in my scruffy "flat work" clothes trying to make the inner cover for one of the seat cushions (its 8.15 pm) when the phone rings . Its BFF , we are down by the river under the bridge. Come down as I want you to meet my friends, quickest shave ,change and makeup ever!!! Walked down through the town, lots of folk about sitting outside the pubs and walking about . No looks, stares or anything . Sat on the grass chatting for an hour or so , nice to get out and meet folk.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on June 13, 2021, 09:42:21 am

Davina that sounds like such a great day!!!  I am excited to see when you are ready to show the Austin! 

My pride and joy is a two door Jeep Wrangler with a removable top.  I stayed away from the soft top because of the winter.  It's the perfect beach ride.  I just need to drown myself in sun block.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 13, 2021, 12:50:25 pm
You know when its hot when you undo your bra clasp and it stays in place !! 30C and it was to hot to work outside on the bus, came back home and cooked pork and mushroom curry. Its nice and creamy , coconut cream to finish. Well I was going to sew the seat covers but top thread jumped behind the bobbin holder causing the machine to put thread into the shuttle and jamming it up. My fault for putting top bobbin on with thread facing the wrong way, think its messed up the lower tension as its not working now and throwing loops below material that jam it again. Only way to adjust lower tension is with a small screw and I have not got a small one here.  (insert swear word of your choice here)
  Taken all afternoon/evening but have got it working, it has jiggered something in top tensioner and it now needs to be set on 8 and not 2 as before.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 14, 2021, 03:06:58 am
Well that was a bad nights sleep, far to hot . It was 27C 80F in my flat , slightly cooler in the bedroom but still hot with no covers on. Then someone had a fan ? running making a rumbling noise that disturbed me . Change of plan for today ,will try and make the seat covers.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 16, 2021, 02:23:56 pm
Well its all quiet on the western front, must be mid week------
Made the 3 seat covers, turned out okay giving its my first attempt. Would post a photo but Imgur is on go slow yet again and its not my end.
Weathers going to break tonight , thunder storms forecast but not sure if they will get to here. Rain for the next week as well , as the local radio weather man said its nature balancing the books.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Sephirah on June 16, 2021, 02:54:10 pm
Well that was a bad nights sleep, far to hot . It was 27C 80F in my flat , slightly cooler in the bedroom but still hot with no covers on. Then someone had a fan ? running making a rumbling noise that disturbed me . Change of plan for today ,will try and make the seat covers.

I have no idea how people cope with temperatures like that. I cook in anything over 20 degrees. If I could move to Antarctica, I would. :P I have a giant fan running almost permanently from February to October, lol.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 18, 2021, 03:47:27 am
Had a niggle back ache after lifting the leisure battery , not helped by doing a lot of sitting this last few days and this morning its giving me grief . Need to get mobile, tighten my belt to support it and stay upright today. Old injury and have had it lock out before so need to be careful till it clears .
I can feel HRT is on a low again , it seems to go in peeks and throughs . New patches this morning so will see how the girls respond later , bit like the rocky horror show , feed me baby, feed me!!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 20, 2021, 03:38:50 am
Still getting grief from my lower back, have to be careful it doesn't spasm or I will be stuck. Bent over to clamp some work to the workmate and it started to spasm but managed to control it.
My youngest lad just messaged me wishing a happy fathers day.
Having a go at making the seat covers for Golf seats today, slow and steady I think. 
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 20, 2021, 05:50:59 am
Still getting grief from my lower back, have to be careful it doesn't spasm or I will be stuck. Bent over to clamp some work to the workmate and it started to spasm but managed to control it.
My youngest lad just messaged me wishing a happy fathers day.
Having a go at making the seat covers for Golf seats today, slow and steady I think.

I hope the seat covers turn out nice and that your back does not hurt.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on June 20, 2021, 07:43:38 am
I hope happy Father's Day wishes from your son are well received. My kids still call me Dad and I'm fine with that. Much better than Dead as my autocorrect frequently signs my messages for me! I hope your back stays good.

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Post by: Emma1017 on June 20, 2021, 09:33:54 am
HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAVINA!!!!👍🍺
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Post by: Pammie on June 20, 2021, 01:15:30 pm
HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAVINA!!!!
My three surviving children haven’t sent me any happy Father’s Day cards or messages and that’s kinda ok. I spoke to my youngest and she did wish me a happy Father’s Day though. My son-in-law and Siobhan’s 2 little boys bought me a card, some chocolates and some flowers though!
It’s VERY complicated being a trans woman and a dad!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 20, 2021, 01:30:51 pm
Very true Pam but I told my lot I am still dad and they still call me that.  Backs a bit hit and miss , catching me out at times. Made the seat base cover this afternoon, turned out okay.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 22, 2021, 02:56:21 am
The scales have been kind to me this last week or so, maybe its the better weather? Certainly feel more active at times ,still just crash out and lack go sometimes . Sharing my time between the hot rod and panel van , not much left on panel just the front seats . Bits turning up for the Austin as well so plenty to do now.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 24, 2021, 02:49:47 am
Think I need to cut out rice, have needed to make some to go with that last batch of curry (HOT!) but found weight gain slightly . Think I need to cut all carbs.
Good day on the Austin as finally glued the body side panels on, got glue in my hair but managed to remove it. I wear a beanie in my workshop after taking my wig off , my hair (what I have) has grown to bottom of my neck  and gone curly and I forget it needs tying back some times. Shame the top bit is wispy .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on June 24, 2021, 03:11:23 am
Think I need to cut out rice, have needed to make some to go with that last batch of curry (HOT!) but found weight gain slightly . Think I need to cut all carbs.
Good day on the Austin as finally glued the body side panels on, got glue in my hair but managed to remove it. I wear a beanie in my workshop after taking my wig off , my hair (what I have) has grown to bottom of my neck  and gone curly and I forget it needs tying back some times. Shame the top bit is wispy .
Do you actually have a Surgery date already?
Good luck with everything, sounds like weight loss mainly going well!


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 24, 2021, 07:24:37 am
Not yet Pam, still need to lose 5lb and get back to them for another appointment. At least 6 months wait after that if not longer. GIC have at last done the referral for electrolysis to NHS , now have to wait for funding . Its already 18months behind due to you know what.
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Post by: Maddie on June 24, 2021, 12:23:27 pm

Glue in hair is simply horrifying.  Protect your curls Davina :)
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Post by: Emma1017 on June 24, 2021, 12:32:20 pm

Great progress even if its slow Davina.  You got this. ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 24, 2021, 12:33:47 pm
Well what a day, I just gave up trying as nothing was going my way. Started off leaving my glasses on the counter in chemists when I collected my patches, forgot a few items when food shopping , missed a parcel drop off as my phone didnt ring from door bell (it said missed call) , thought I would have a screwdriver in my tool box at home to fit the screw on sewing machine but NO so cant sew, went to try the covers I had made for seat base but found I need some thick,  wire , washing machine didnt turn on and went to post this on FB and it dumped my text twice so the tub of ice cream didnt make it to 4pm . Just one of those days, never mind always tomorrow .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 26, 2021, 01:38:03 am
Need to get these seat done, have booked another weekend at a VW show, thats 3 now, Bristol in August and local one beginning of Sept (that I bought tickets BC , before covid!) and the next weekend Camping at the Castle just over the border in south wales. Will be nice to get back to meeting folk, alfresco cooking and all.
Fixed sewing machine, a grub screw had come loose ,sew (ha ha) I managed to make the seat back inlay panels last night.
The girls are sore again but its full? moon , always affects me and that's probably why my brain was mush the other day. Moon affects me I hear you ask but I can divine and have some sort of 6th sense , my BFF who is an empath says she can see/feel it in my aura . I say just go with nature
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 28, 2021, 02:55:27 am
Bit of a frustrating day yesterday, broken 2 needles trying to sew leather . Have ordered some (hopefully) proper leather needles . Still made a nice chicken and apricot "curry" and a dry mixed veg curry that's used up some veg , the swede was getting a bit old so needed using.
Its dull, wet and windy today. Having a go at making curtains for the VW as have needles for that. Seams will be straight as its gingham material!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on June 28, 2021, 07:39:57 am
Just had a phone call from Parkside, I can have surgery in August/Sept . Bum have booked weekends away in my camper so asked if they can make it Oct. That will give me time to lose the 7 lb I need to get my BMI down.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: mm on June 28, 2021, 08:00:41 am
Sounds good for Oct, as you should be able to lose 7 pounds by then. Congrads on getting a definite date
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 01, 2021, 02:22:55 am
Yes the mostly veg diet looks like its working with a bit of portion control , do have some turkey mince that will be made into keema or kebabs and doing Pak Choi in a sweet red pepper sauce . Flavour not quantity!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 02, 2021, 03:08:26 am
Wednesday I took some stuff for my daughters Beetle down from the roof space in my unit, should have worn a face mask due to the very thick layer of dust. Now suffering with my sinus again after its been fine for a few weeks, grrrr.
 Working on the VW seats today, have a tricky bit to do sewing the side panels to back rest centre panel. Its through 2 layers of leather, foam and calico along a seam already done . Pushing machine to its limits of thickness it can handle, oh well it wont do itself.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on July 03, 2021, 04:50:19 pm

Davina your mechanical efforts are so impressive.   Best of luck with all of your pre-surgery preparations!!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 04, 2021, 10:46:13 am
Well I have had 50 years of "practice", found an Email this morning confirming facial hair remover. Closest place to me is in Bewdley 30+ miles away, well its the closest that does electrolysis as have way to many greys for laser. Will ring them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 05, 2021, 05:10:23 am
Left a message and got a call back from FFT lady, consultation next Wed . She thinks start with laser and any left will get zapped with electrolysis.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 07, 2021, 12:28:03 pm
Visit to see my daughter today, took some parts for her Beetle (given me shelf space ) and a large veg curry . Mum came as well and it was lovely to see the grandkids , once they got used to us they started showing off and getting hyper but the threat of the naughty step worked !! Daughter has them trained well, they have a lot of fun . Afterwards mum treated me to lunch in town, fish, chips and mushy peas . Bit of a faff with the regs (test and trace stuff) but the food was good. Made 2 small cushions for the bus as had enough material left, they are small like bolster style .
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Sephirah on July 07, 2021, 02:15:18 pm
Mmmmm. Fish, chips and peas. Soul food!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 11, 2021, 02:25:17 am
Have been piddling around this last few days, bit on the camper, bit on the hot rod and a bit of me time. Made a tout bag from scraps left over from seats and then last night made a hand/bum bag from the leather and lined it with the gingham curtain material . Still have some leather left , might make a wash bag!! This is "fitted luggage " to go in the camper so it matches. As said before growing what hair I have out and it seems to be getting thicker in the thin bits , still wispy though. Mostly welding the bulkhead on the Austin today, that will bugger my right eye then. Eye strain as its weak from a virus attack.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2021, 03:03:22 am
Wrist gave out yesterday after several hours of welding ,hammering and grinding. Pins and needles and no grip, good job I have to wait in for a phone call today . Finished sewing , get my table back!! Its a good tidy up day (again).
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on July 12, 2021, 06:00:41 am

Davina sounds like your body is telling you to take some time off ;D
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2021, 11:02:55 am
Well I got the panel van insured and taxed (that bits free and its over 30 years old so doesn't need an MOT) , still waiting for the first insurance company to ring back . Tough, snooze you lose!!
 So where do all the blow flies come from, kill more than 20 over the last few days and only the bedroom window open but doors shut. Only way is through the fan vent in kitchen ?
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2021, 12:17:51 pm
The bags I made to go in the panel van that match the interior.(https://i.imgur.com/HcFPexJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on July 12, 2021, 03:43:02 pm
Those bags look really nice!

My smartphone thinks it's smarter than me. It's probably right.

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 12, 2021, 04:20:23 pm
Thanks, if my machine could sew thicker they would be a lot better.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Emma1017 on July 13, 2021, 07:24:47 am

Offer to make custom bags on the internet or the town market and use the funds to up grade...
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 14, 2021, 10:01:36 am
So went to see the face zapping lady, she did a patch test OUCH . Ah well no pain no gain, doing a mix of laser and electrolysis. She thinks funding will cover 10 sessions and that should get rid of most of the hairs.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Maddie on July 15, 2021, 01:56:33 am
It will be nice to have them cleared!

I'd say have fun, but, you know...
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 16, 2021, 03:20:41 am
Yesterday morning I shot down to my unit to pick up a fuel can, Eddy the electrician was down there waiting to get his van fixed ( I have known him for 20+ years) . Its the first time as he put it seeing me au fem and he said I looked good and he was pleasantly surprised (like I said before the old work wear does nothing to help) .
 Big adventure this morning taking the panel van for its first drive out to get wheel alignment done, just hoping the engine runs okay.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Pammie on July 16, 2021, 09:01:47 am
Yesterday morning I shot down to my unit to pick up a fuel can, Eddy the electrician was down there waiting to get his van fixed ( I have known him for 20+ years) . Its the first time as he put it seeing me au fem and he said I looked good and he was pleasantly surprised (like I said before the old work wear does nothing to help) .
 Big adventure this morning taking the panel van for its first drive out to get wheel alignment done, just hoping the engine runs okay.
Hope it goes well and that was lovely feedback from Eddy in his own way


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Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 16, 2021, 12:17:13 pm
Well thats the bus sorted, tracking done and picked up a gas refill. It was that hot in my unit I dug out fan we used to cool down the drag beetle engine after a run, car said 29C and its supposed to be hotter tomorrow so need to get up early before its to hot to weld under the Austin.
Wash and polish the panel when its cooler next week!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 17, 2021, 01:59:41 pm
Damn it HOT, 85F 29C in my flat, had trouble getting to sleep last night and its hotter tonight. Went down the unit early this morning to beat the heat and managed to do all the welding before it got too hot. At least the paint dried quick.
Sat here in a lose T shirt and my knickers!! drinking loads of water, cant remember if my fan heater blows cool air so off to have a look.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 17, 2021, 02:13:54 pm
Damn it HOT, 85F 29C in my flat, had trouble getting to sleep last night and its hotter tonight. Went down the unit early this morning to beat the heat and managed to do all the welding before it got too hot. At least the paint dried quick.
Sat here in a lose T shirt and my knickers!! drinking loads of water, cant remember if my fan heater blows cool air so off to have a look.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Being too hot or warm can be a real problem....  you need fans, Air Conditioning, splash water on your face, take a cold shower ?  ??? 

I live in a colder climate and when I am cold it is much easier to put on warm clothes and outerwear....

Try to stay comfortable....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 17, 2021, 03:07:33 pm
Yes have the fan running, might have a cold shower before bed.
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 20, 2021, 02:07:38 am
Well its 8am and sat here with a sweat on already, its too hot for a good nights sleep. Doing some jobs on the VW panel this morning. Lads and ladies from the hot rod club are coming over tonight to give me a hand to drop the Austin body onto my trolley frame , then its a local pub for some food and bench racing. Will have to go to the unit to sort stuff out first.
Must remember sun cream!!
Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: RandiL on July 20, 2021, 12:31:22 pm
It's so hard when it's hot at night like that! I'm lucky in Colorado that it is rare when the nights don't cool into the 60's F or even lower. So with a fan all night, then close up the place in the morning, it can remain pretty comfortable all day.

My smartphone thinks it's smarter than me. It's probably right.

Title: Re: Davina's Diary series 2 , the final stage.
Post by: davina61 on July 21, 2021, 01:39:00 am
A wee bit cooler last night and a slight breeze this morning, had a good night with some of the folk from my hot rod club. After putting the Austin body onto the trolley we went to the pub and had some nice food , I had a pint of local craft ale that was lovely. It was nice to get back to "normal" and the panel van ran fine.
 Had a nice chat with the other trans lady in our group and her Fiat Topolino hot rod caused a lot of interest in the car park. Back to the sweat box today moving stuff around and then some welding , just what you need in 30+C temps!!!