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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 11:29 am
I have been away from LJ and DW for a little while and I can see that some of my friends have been having worrying times. I’m sorry if that’s the case. I can only offer belated hugs and commiserations.

I’m very close to the Great Work on the flat being finished – Marius the builder says it should be today or tomorrow. More likely tomorrow. At which point I’ll be able to get Smokey back from [livejournal.com profile] gloria1 and bring her home. I think I’ll put a Feliway plug-in thing in, because a lot has changed and it will smell rather different, not least of paint. I will try to post before and after pictures.

It has, and is currently still being little short of hell on earth, not least because since December, and worse since the middle of January I’ve been struggling with some sort of viral infection as well as the builders, and with a flare up of my IBS. It’s been horrible. Everything still tastes of metal. I did go to the doctor and he gave me a cough medicine call pholcodine, a medicine of evil that is banned in the US but is supposed to calm your cough. Did it hell. He also gave me, because I had oral thrush, a medicine called Nystatin which is quite the foulest thing I’ve ever tasted, even including that ‘lamb kebab’ from the nearby kebab shop that looked and smelled like poo.

Next Tuesday the Bulgarian cleaner mafia (Niki and Vesi) are coming over to put everything back in the right places and sort everything out. I’m so looking forward to it. I’m paying them well since I don’t know how much use I’m going to be.

I want my kitty back, I want my flat back and I want my cosy things around me. First world problems.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2016 07:20 am (UTC)
Oh my. My thoughts are with you on all of this, and my hopes are with you, too, that you will feel better soon.
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 11:01 am (UTC)
pholcodine did help with my cough (though I only dare use it when absolutely desperate and know that the cough will rip my throat out and make me cough even more). It gives terrible constipation that lasts for many days after you stop taking it.

I'll be glad when Smokey can come home again.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm smiling all over my face. I'm so glad you have her with you again.

Smokey is happy and I can guess that you are too.

BTW. I've just taken up Scrabble again after a long break. Fancy a game on Facebook?

I play slow and sporadic when I happen to be at the computer. I use the spellchecker for checking out things I think might be valid words, but I don't use the web sites that find all the high scoring things you can make out of your tiles (that rather seems to remove the point of the game).