7 days to go, and counting . . .

This time next week my course officially starts!
I decided that I would have a look at it all today, to get a head start in case of bad health days – and I’m glad I did, as I think I’m going to need that extra time (gulp!)
For all that I’ve always loved Shakespeare, I find that I’ve always ‘got the gist’ of what was going on, rather than fully understanding it all and, on watching The Taming of the Shrew today, I’ve realised just how much work I’m going to have to put in just to keep up.
I don’t mind the hard work, but I’m hoping that I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew as, on the evidence of my work on plays with A210, this isn’t my strong point (there’s another bit of British understatement!) lol
But I’m going to gird my loins (see, I’m getting into the spirit of the language already!), and do my best, as that is all I can do!
On the pet front, we haven’t had a good week this week – not through any fault of Tomkins, or our own, but through the vets neglect!
On the day we picked Tomkins up from his previous slaves, I took him straight to the vets for a general check-up, de-fleaing,de-worming, and castrating. The castrating was obvious, and we had no sign of fleas but, this week, all the signs of worms came to the fore, and I am not amused!
When you ask your vet to de-worm your pet, and they charge you for it, then you expect the job to have been done thoroughly but, unfortunately, it looks like they only did a partial wormer, as poor Tomkins had them coming out both ends this last week – it took me going to a more local vets, and picking up a Drontal tablet, to clear our poor little lad of worms!
As Tomkins hasn’t been outside the door since the day he got here, we can only assume that the wormer the vets used wasn’t for all worms, and this has annoyed me royally, as I wouldn’t have asked for a partial wormer, and had assumed that they would have been more thorough – especially as we live in a heavily livestocked area, where worms would definitely not be a welcome visitor!
To make things even worse, when I phoned the vets to check that they had actually given Tomkins a wormer, when I asked how he could have got them, if they had given him the wormer,the woman I spoke to said ‘well, it’s a mystery, isn’t it’very professional – not!
Fortunately, the tablet I gave him seems to be working OK, and he is much more lively today, with no signs of the infestation but, from now on, if he needs anything like this, I’m going to do it myself, so at least I know it’s done properly!
BTW, I had my stiches removed last week, and my hand is slowly, but surely, healing nicely. It’s still a bit swollen, and the area where the stitches gaped is still not quite healed up, but I’m very pleased with the progress it’s making. I need to build up the strength in my right hand again now, as it’s as weak as anything, but I’ve got good hopes of it getting almost as good as new fairly soon.
Talk again soon . . .

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