We took a birthday-celebrating friend and husband to help us put on yet another show for the peacocks, fish and buck at Chantecler on Sunday, and I had my first swim for ages. My recent ongoing tendency to do myself bodily harm had put paid to my habit of a daily dip and exercise for some time.
The outing was greatly enjoyed, with good food and drink, and it was fun strolling amongst the three varieties of antelope afterwards.
In the evening we were treated to a sound as of fireworks, but it turned out to be an automatic weapon being discharged at the beach down the road from us. The story is a bit obscure, but apparently a car key broke off in the lock and an attempt to borrow pliers to open it escalated into an argument culminating in what appears to have been a military-type going to collect his weapon and returning with it to spray bullets around, injuring three women quite badly.
The next day we learnt that one of the neighbourhood shopping malls most frequently frequented by us was closed while the authorities tried to flush robbers out of the ceiling, and while damage was assessed caused by said robbers having set off the fire sprinkler system and collapsing part of said ceiling.
I suppose it all alleviates the boredom?
Another trip to the doctor for J today, and I assisted with collecting swabs etc when she had a further blood sample taken. Our friend/cousin-many-times-removed the doctor said jocularly that he should pay me as a nursing assistant, and at the end of the session J demanded that I receive the promised salary.
I forgot to mention that my dear wife had bullied me into having an examination on the previous visit with J for persistent lower back pain, and it turned out that I had strained ligaments and needed a three-day course of Diclofenac. And I have just received a quote for the renewal of my removable chomping equipment to replace a broken top plate, and to fill in some more that have since been donated to the Tooth Fairy.
What fun. Gaining in age, one gains in experience — of medical practitioners. Let us hope that all these repairs and renovations will set me up for the rest of the year.