I have to tell you I’ve lost something significant, but I don’t want it back. More of that later. Meanwhile last weekend we took Herbie out on a cruise. ‘Hang on’, I hear you say,’aren’t you supposed to be grounded pending treatment for your angina?’ Well yes I am but we threw caution to the wind and cruised all the way to this spot:
Cropredy lock. It took us all of five minutes to get there from our berth at the marina and it was worth it because we’d arranged to rendezvous with the Moomins (aka Simon and Ann on Nb Melaleuca), so we spent a couple of jolly evenings eating and drinking and talking about batteries and toilets, like you do. Melaleuca now has lithium batteries and a fiendishly clever battery control system devised and installed by Simon. I wouldn’t know where to start – Simon’s brain works on a higher plane than mine. Nevertheless now that the days are longer, Herbie’s solar panels are earning their keep and our conventional batteries held up well, losing only 15% over 48 hours of fridge, lights etc. If there is anyone out there who doesn’t have solar yet –get on with it. It’s a no brainer. Interestingly, I did a quick survey of boats in our marina and I reckon that less than a quarter of them have solar panels. I think that’s because lots of them never go anywhere. They just sit there plugged into the mains and quietly get eaten away by galvanic corrosion.
I’ve now got a date (8 May) for my medical ‘procedure’ which I hope will include fitting a stent or two. According to Oakie I’ll feel like a new man. Kath say’s she’s felt like a new man for ages.
The thing I have lost as of today (see para one) is a stone in weight since all this heart thing started a few weeks back! Hooray. You may congratulate me. No faddy diets, just portion control and cutting out fats, sugars and alcohol (I allow myself a drinky once a week – well twice last weekend ‘cos we were dining with the Moomins). Now I need to lose another stone- stay tuned.