Author: Steve Richards

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Recovery Day

Today was meant to be a recovery day, an essential complement to the previous day’s hiking and cycling.  I’ve found that although I’m able to do a lot more now on a particular day than I used to be able to while working, on average I’m not able to do...

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Windermere East and West

The weather was absolutely superb today in Windermere, so I couldn’t resist a trip up there.  I modified my usual routine and parked my car at Ambleside and cycled to Bowness for breakfast, it was much better that way round as the hard hilly bike ride was out of the...

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All Done

Finally after a couple of weeks work the house has been returned to normal, Debbie has a lovely office and Jennie has a great bedsit, a lot of clutter has been sorted through and donated to charity shops, or found it’s way to the tip. I switched the alarm off...

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Finishing Jennie’s Bedsit Floor

Absolutely exhausted after days of intense physical effort, so this will be a very short diary entry. Slept well, woke up at 7am spent 45 minutes on my exercise bike watching Madame Secretary and then dropped into Caffe Nero for an hour, walked home by a long winding route to...

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Starting Jennie’s Bedsit

The focus for today has been preparing the floor in Jennie’s bedsit ready to lay laminate flooring tomorrow. Before I started that though I slept well, woke up at 7:30 and headed to Lytham, had a quick walk and camped out in Caffe Nero for a couple of hours, then...

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Resting and Moving

I’ve taken a rest from working on the house today but I’ve not stopped moving and that’s certainly eased my sore legs and back. I woke up before Debbie today which is very rare, I’d slept well on 60mg of Pregabalin and I’m still feeling good, I’m trying 50mg tonight. ...

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Fasting and Working On Debbie’s office

For the first time in as long as I can remember I stayed in the house almost the whole day today, no shopping, no walking, no cooking, just pure focus on finishing Debbie’s office and readying Jennie’s bedsit for re-flooring on Monday.  It’s been immensely satisfying to get stuck into...

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Nearly Done

I spent most of the day working on Debbie’s Office and it’s 80% complete now, nearly there! I slept through the night for the first time in probably a month, and I was exhausted so I really needed it, but I only managed it with a low dose of Lycria. ...

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Laminate Flooring

Today has all been about the flooring for Debbie’s new office, although I did pop out to Caffe Nero and walk along the prom before I got started.  Jennie and Jon cleared the room yesterday, leaving me to get on with the flooring today.  I chopped the carpet up into...

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Resting And Preparing For DIY

Yesterday was hard work so I decided to rest a bit today, which was lucky as I’d forgotten that I’d got a blood test this morning.  The focus for the day has been preparing for laying the floor tomorrow and then setting up Debbie’s office. I had another bad nights...