So, I’m learning by doing. I’m starting to put in my progress on several ELTWIPs that have been lingering for a long time already, but to which I’m returning on a fairly regular basis. It’s fun to see where I’m standing with some of them. I’ve started with one of the two Châtelaine projects I have on the go, where I get some small progress each time I pick it up. And I do pick up the German Ostsee most frequently, the other is Alpine Seasons, which is also a lovely piece that I enjoy very much.
I’ve been rather in pain in my shoulder for the past few days. That back can hurt something bad, I believe I caught a bit of draft last Saturday – ever since then it’s gone up and down, but mostly down. So I’m probably swallowing my usual dislike and call the doctor…
Really hate going to the doctor. They usually find something and I don’t want things to be found. I’m the ‘I turn my back to the wall and wait until it’s passed’ type for as long as I can, but on this occasion I’ll have to accept that time is not going to heal it. I’m sure it’s the muscles rather than anything else, I’m totally stiff and it hurts to turn my head.
Towards the end of this year I’m going to get a new car! That’s quite exciting, because that will be the first time I’ll have a completely new one. I’m even in the comfortable position that I don’t need to lease, I can buy upfront, because my bank allows me to up my second mortgage to the original amount (They wouldn’t give me the whole in one mortgage, but the second is so small that the higher interest doesn’t hurt) I received back in 1996. I’ve paid off over 18’000 CHF of that in the meantime and can thus pay for the whole car. That’s great, because I hate paying off things! I’ll ad another 4’000 off my normal account and the remainder of 3000 will be paid within the next year. So by December I’ll have a brand spanking new Peugeot 207 station wagon, yay! I hope that I’ll be off the hook of the garage for a few years after that, apart from the usual maintenance services, which should not bring up much in the first few years either.