Life After – August 2020

19/08/2020 (Wednesday) – Headache, Sore throat is worse. Cough. Don’t feel 100% today Had a look at a few blocks aound Encounter Bay, went for a walk along the foreshore, of course it rained had lunch at the Wilki General Store, as you would! Felt more ordinary as the day wore on.

20/08/2020 (Thursday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Sarah Homes advertised house and land packages (on their web site) located at Parsons Beach so Sandy and I went down to have a look…nothing to see there except the Parsons Beach Conservation Park – WTF.
Drove down to the esplanade upon returning from Parsons Beach and had a walk along the beach front just down from the Bluff almost to Victor Harbour.

21/08/2020 (Friday) – Headache, Sore throat is worse than normal. Cough. Feel like shit on a stick…more shit than stick this morning. First dose of Panadol at 07:15hrs second dose at 10:50hrs. Went down to the esplanade again for a walk and of course it pissed down with rain halfway through. Got drenched walking back to the car. Feel like wet shit on a stick.

22/08/2020 (Saturday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Back to Christies Beach today. Uneventful trip home, the house looks pretty good. The painters did a pretty good job overall. 

23/08/2020 (Sunday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Going to the Arkaba Hotel to see the “Fab Four”  a tribute Beatles Band and have lunch with Deb and Phil. All social distancing protocols in place, only 150 people allowed into the venue. Good show, thoroughly enjoyed the music and the performance…company goes without saying the meal was good as usual – I had the Salt and Pepper Squid, absolutly YUM!

24/08/2020 (Monday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Got onto the treadmill today, walked for 30mins. Sandy and I took Biggles for a walk along the esplanade this afternoon. Putting the office together again after the painters have been, computers and monitors, etc. not put back where they came from.

25/08/2020 (Tuesday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Kept waking throughout the night coughing. Loose bowel this morning, glad I was on the loo when I had a sneezing and coughing moment. On the treadmill again today. Revisited the graphics for my Blog and coverted all from .png to .jpg the difference in size (weight) was incredible ie from 2.2M to 65k on one of the page header graphics alone which will reduce the size of the file and make loading the pages so much quicker. Then started to update the graphics within the Blog content.

26/08/2020 (Wednesday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. On the treadmill again today; and walk along the esplanade. Continued to update the graphics in the Blog.
My young brother Wayne has just sent a text with the attached photo of the News Clipping.

He is indeed a Hero. Looks a bit stern though.

27/08/2020 (Thursday) – Headache, Sore throat. Cough. Ankles and lower legs puffing up – Fluid retention? 
Continue to update Blog content.

Wayne called today and we had a chat about the newspaper article.
He was very humble and modest to say the least.
Just did what I had to do” he said.
We also talked about the issues around COVID-19 and his role relating to managing the desceased.
I wouldn’t want his job for quids

Newspaper Article honouring my young brother Wayne

28/08/2020 (Friday) – Headache, Sore throat, Cough, Ankles and lower legs puffed up – Fluid retention? not feeling real good today – won’t be walking on the treadmill.  Down to Port Noarlunga for blood tests today. Mentored the HA WHS Advisor via phone in formatting MS Word document for the WHS EOM Reports. Getting close to putting this Blog onto the internet.
Had a call from Julia this evening she has arranged for herself and Jane to come up from Glencoe to catch-up on the 17th September.
Julia is going to invite Iris to join us as well. Probably arrange to have lunch somewhere.

29/08/2020 (Saturday) – Headache, Sore throat, Bad Cough, Ankles and lower legs – Fluid Retention.
Really bad coughing and sneezing when first awake. Used inhaler to try and control. Feel like shit at the moment, hope I feel better as the day goes on, supposed to be going to the Arkaba for dinner with Phil and Debbie and then to see “Just Floyd” the Pink Floyd Tribute show. Went back to bed for four and a half hours. 

30/08/2020 (Sunday) – Headache, Sore throat, Cough, Ankles and lower legs – Fluid Retention.
Had dinner with Deb and Phil at the Arkaba, Just Floyd were absolute crap – what a disappointment, the lead vocalist was just shouting into the mike and the mixer had the volume so loud it just distorted everything; and I am positive each member of the band were trying to out do each other relating to volume while the drummer just kept getting louder and louder. We left before their first break. Definitely the worst live band experience I have ever had; and that is saying something!

Still feel like shit today, it is just so hard to do anything and I am fucking over it.

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