Injured! Not too serious. I spent much of Friday removing a fire surround, hearth and an old gas fire from our sitting room. The fire had been disconnected from the gas mains as the heating engineer had found it unsafe. The surround and hearth were both a piece of cake. But the gas fire: clearly, this was designed never to be removed once fixed. It will give you some idea of the task when I list the tools I had to use: screwdrivers, pliers, spanners, lump hammer and vary large crowbar, and, finally, a hacksaw. Part of the process involved working whilst lying on my back and hefting the heavy hammer and the hacksaw. The obstinate device finally capitulated to my onslaught. But, in the process, I did something to my back. This meant it was too painful to engage in my run on Friday. Wednesday’s 10 minutes of easy running had been…well…easy. Sunday arrived, after I’d spent Saturday, my 67th birthday, on a very slow walk in the serenity of the forest. But I wasn’t fit to run on Sunday. However, as I write this, I’m feeling more or less back to normal.
So, this week’s runs should be fine. Fingers crossed!
The book has been to my beta readers and returned with their sage and perceptive suggestions. I’ve applied those I agreed with, which were, to tell the truth, most of them. I’m in the process of redesigning the cover, following several observations from those who have seen the original idea. I hope to have that completed by the end of the day. Now I’m just awaiting a response from Action For M.E. for their permission to include several text passages from their website. I want to include the text for those readers who don’t have access to the internet. Otherwise, I’ll have to put that information into my own words, which will take a little time. So, it’s a wait and see situation at present.
Watch this space.