It’s not been a good week…

Read on and you’ll find out why…

My friend Cal was complaining about having a ‘tummy bug’ last weekend that necessitated frequent visit to the toilet…

I was sympathizing with him and told him that my planned visit to the RNLI station on Monday would be put on hold… Little did I know!

Monday I had a call requesting that I conduct the funeral of a retired seafarer… and then I had to head home – I was feeling unwell. By 5pm, I had joined Cal (Metaphorically I hasten to add!) however, mine was at both ends… Not fun.

I have been in bed, when not on the toilet all week thus far. I thought I was well this morning and went into work and lasted 30 minutes…

I had to cancel several meetings – sorry to those involved, but you really did not want me anywhere near you!

So far this week I have eaten 5 digestive biscuits and two rolls along with copious amounts of water…

Now my daughter has the bug and I am not very popular at home. Needless to say, I will not be visiting any ships until I am fully well – sorry guys! Anyway that is enough details…

The DIY has continued at home – before I got ill…

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Firstly, we had a new gas boiler fitted (not by me!) and then I was building an IKEA chest for Byron’s room. It certainly has brightened his room up and he loves it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is Naomi’s bedroom wall stripped                        And here it is with the insulation fitted! with Byron Faceboming the picture!

Next on the agenda is to fit the plasterboard and then it’s the ceiling – any experts out there? I need advice as it has historical cracks and I really do not fancy stripping all the plaster off… The mess would be horrendous! Then it will be new skirting boards and sockets… and finally, wallpapering, but first the ceiling!! :o(

Despite the property being on the market, it is business as usual at the Seafarers Centre. We have had numerous visitors to the centre and helped a good few going through tough times. It was also good to meet with two Captains of ERRV’s who were doing a course… They normally ar joining the ship or heading home after a month at sea! They were impressed by our facilities.

The Centre has received more donations recently for which we are thankful. You too can support the Aberdeen Seafarers Centre by donating through our Just Giving Page and of course, we are always looking for volunteers to man the Centre in the evenings along with second-hand clothes and so much more… just get in touch for more details.

Time for some sleep…

 

 

 

 

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