Saturday, 10 January 2009

Nurse's and Birds

Well our enforced stay in Rugby is proving very productive. I have been having daily visit's to the doctors surgery to visit the nurse and have the wound on my leg dressed. After falling in the canal at the beginning of December I was covered in bruises and had skinned my shin. Everything has cleared up except the shin which has recently showed signs of infection. The doctor has had me on one type of antibiotics which didn't work and I am now on stronger penicillin but the wound needs to be covered and kept dry hence the nurse.

I have to go to Boot's the chemist tomorrow to get some more dressings and sterile saline solution to dress the wound my self until Monday when I visit the nurse again. We are also awaiting the results of the swab that she took from the wound 2 days ago.

While I was playing doctor's and nurse's Dot took herself off to the hairdressers for a shampoo and cut. She was tended by an Asian lady who looked about thirty years of age and quite honestly is gorgeous. It turned out that she has been married for 22 years and has a 19 year old daughter so I appear to be about 10 years out in estimating her age.

All being well the ice may have just about disappeared by tomorrow so we can move up to the water point and refill our nearly empty tank. We will wind by the Rugby arm and return to somewhere around our present mooring as we have numerous appointments in town next week.

Using scraps of timber around the boat I have made half a dozen bird nesting boxes some of which I have sold and the others I have put up in the tree's along the cut. This afternoon I put the last 2 up in the tree's at Brownsover. It will be interesting to know if the birds use them or not.

1 comment:

Myra & Iain said...

I can see the seeds of a film in the making here - a canal version of 'The Bird Man of Alcatraz'