Our vacation is over. Today it was back to normal which means: back to work. We have had a great trip to Italy and a couple of relaxing days of home but it is good to be back in a routine.
My sister got the results back last Thursday and she definitely has myotonic dystrophy, phase 2. This means she has to adjust her lifestyle and has an annual check up every year. This week she will see a specialized doctor who will tell her what she can and can’t do. She can grow old with this disease but it might get worse when she gets older.
We have had a BBQ on gas for the last 17 years or so but throw it away last year because it was getting to old. We wanted a Weber bbq on charcoal but till last Thursday we didn’t buy one. Here’s our new “toy”. We used it immediately last Thursday.
I don’t know how this is in your country but in Holland you have to bring your car to a garage for an inspection every year. If your car doesn’t get through the inspection you are not allowed to drive it anymore. Last week my car went for the inspection and besides a few minor things that R. fixed immediately I got approval to drive it for another year. But … the garage noticed that next year it probably won’t get the approval and reparation is going to be expensive (not going to bore you with technical details). My car is 13 years old and reparations are going to cost more now than the car is worth. Now I don’t care about cars at all and I don’t like spending money on a new car but I have to get to work and need a car. But it means I have to start saving money for a new car and can’t spend too much money the next year.
Book I’m reading
George R.R. Martin
A Class of Kings, book two of a Song of Fire and Ice
TV shows I watched last week
Downton Abbey, King, The Good Wife, Revenge, Mad Men.
Last week I worked a few days on “Geishas”. I started in the middle but worked to the bottom because I prefer working from the bottom to the top.