Monday, 22 July 2019

Almost


I bought a box of chocolate eclairs for the support workers at the Care home this morning
And promptly sat on them when I got back in the car.

It's been that sort of day.

I've said this before but I do feel that I am existing in limbo land at the moment.
I have just six shifts to complete at the home and I'm still waiting for a start date at the hospice.
That start date is subject to health checks and one outstanding reference.
Once I start at the hospice I can then officially apply to take over the cottage mortgage.
Only then, will I know I can stay in Trelawnyd

Like I said ---- limbo land

I sat in Bluebell , sucking cream and chocolate from my fingers.
And thought
I'm almost there.

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  1. i guess there are worse things u could sit in. it will be a happy day when you are certain of your future.

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  2. John, such wonderful news about your home. Limbo-land sucks, but you've got this. I think about and pray for your situation often. I have been there so I know where your head is.
    Wishing you peace,
    Joyce in Indiana

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  3. Bet you could make a great trifle if you scrape them off the box.

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  4. John, What exciting news that you may be able to stay in your beloved home! Here's hoping all goes well and you are a mortgage holder for your little piece of heaven.

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  5. Yay, so very happy for you, and we’ll be able to share in your sweet ongoing adventures in the place which is your home.

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  6. A flattened chocolate ├ęclair is better than no chocolate ├ęclair, *drool*.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that all will go well for you in the changing jobs and mortgage-holder department, it's been a long journey....
    ~Jo

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  7. A good excuse to eat them all?
    You WILL get there and you'll hear the collective sigh of relief from all your blog friends.

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    1. We will have a party eh?

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    2. Sounds great...but don't sit on the cakes this time!

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  8. you will get there! we are all willing it out in to the cosmos!

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  9. I've had everything crossed for you regarding your home for ages........it's beginning to be painful, so I hope it gets sorted soon!

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    1. I'm getting a little tired ....I must admit....

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  10. Great news about possibly taking over ownership of the cottage. I'll add my "good vibes" to those already sent out!

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  11. " I bought a box of chocolate eclairs" is so melodic it could be the title of your biography, or a poem or lyrics. Eclairs may be squished but delicious just the same, and life does go on.

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  12. It's horrible being in limbo land but hopefully it will all fall into place very soon. x

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    1. Thank you, as if to take advantage of my wobble today, I also have a cold xx

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  13. Limbo land is frustrating but you will get there. It will be so good when you get to the point where you know you can stay and we all have our fingers crossed for you. A squashed chocolate eclair is still a tasty thing!

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  14. It thrills me to know you will - fingers crossed - be able to stay in Trelawnyd. You've dug in and held on and done the hard work to heal and to make your situation better, so give yourself a good pat on the back. This is not luck, it's grit and effort. Good on ya.

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  15. Limbo land sucks; it is neither one thing or another. On the other hand it is preparation for what is yet to come which portal you have to pass through in order to get to where you aspire to be. Fingers crossed and toes plaited. Shame about the eclairs though. Take care John xx

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    1. A necessary evil I know patty, but it's been well over a year now since Chris announced the split... too long

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    2. I know and you are doing remarkably well. Only a little longer in the greater scheme of things and sometimes that seems forever. Fingers crossed John as ever (and the tootsies plaited) xx

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  16. The time will pass slowly while you're in limbo land but will start to fly once everything starts to move again. I'm so pleased to hear that you may be able to keep the cottage!

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  17. Limbo Land, I know it well. These last few shifts and days drag on and on and your tired but one day all of a sudden it will be wonderful again minus the eclairs ! I know.
    parsnip

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    1. I'm finding I can't settle at anything. Gardening, decorating , until I know

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  18. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, eclairs...

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    1. Or chocolate trifle as they ended up

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  19. I didn't even know you were trying to keep the cottage...oh I hope it works out and you stay.

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    1. It's been a rollercoaster ride, but hopefully the new job arrived just in the nick of time x

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  20. I know all about Limbo Land - we have been there all these past years of attempted abortive house-selling, and it's not a good place to linger.

    Hoping that everything will work out in your favour so you can take over the mortgage and STAY PUT. There are 6 planets in retrograde right now (apparently) and that means we all have to slow and contemplate and work things out. And grind our teefs in frustration . . .

    P.S. The eclairs were meant for you . . .

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  21. I was having a tough day, until I walked into a charity shop and found a harris tweed jacket in a design I love, an it fitted me! I walked into the ironmonger and found PROPER MOUSETRAPS! not plastic, not wood, not black painted metal, but proper trad mouse traps, which I have looked for for years. I bought four and told the shopkeeper she had made my day, then I went across to the co-op and bought some food which I was organising at he checkout when I realised one mousetrap box was lighter than the others. I had lifted the display box! I went back to the shop and said, this is a good, day, if itwas abad day, I wouldnt have discovered that till I got home!! Enjoy the squashed eclairs, thats the upside to your day!
    I read your posts every day, but dont often comment because I dont like to 'oblige you' to reply! If we could add a simple 'like' I would! Good luck with reference etc, Ive been hoping you could take on the mortgage, but realised you didn't need me to suggest it to you!
    Sine Robertson

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    1. Sine ( ?) thank you xxx

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    2. Sine is Scottish Gaelic for Jean and pronounced Sheena, as in welsh Sian , Sion etc

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  22. Anonymous7:12 pm

    I'm joining all the others who hoped and wished for you and the family to be able to stay at the cottage and now we wait for the final piece to fit in to place.
    Limbo indeed, we are all here for more news.......
    Tess xx

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  23. Limbo does indeed suck but onward.

    What a sad end for chocolate eclairs. I hope you got enjoy them somehow.

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    1. I sucked the chocolate from my fingers for an age x

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  24. Anything we can do to help? Keeping fingers and toes firmly crossed that you will hear soon re the mortgage. Hang on in there; you have done so many brave things. (I'd have offered to help with the eclairs.) Jan xx

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  25. Keeping fingers and paws crossed here for you.

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  26. Barbara Anne7:30 pm

    I vote for the eclairs to become trifle as Andi suggested. They are certainly not trash!

    The folks who work night shifts with you are bound to be sorry you're leaving but it's great for you there are merely 6 more night shifts to go!!

    I hope the folks at hospice get a move on so you soon get a firm start date so limbo land evaporates. How exciting that you can apply to take over the cottage mortgage before too long!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and it's not the light of an oncoming train (a possibility that DH occasionally alludes to).

    Hugs!

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    1. I've had a the sword of Damocles standing over me for a year now

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  27. Joan (Devon)7:43 pm

    Limbo land is not a nice place to be. You want to move forward, but you are firmly stuck.

    I hope to see you propelling forward soon.

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    1. Yes....generally it feels positive and exciting but today it feels a bit oppressive

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  28. All my external appendages are crossed that everything will fall into place and you will continue to be Trelawnyd's number two resident (after Mrs Trellis).

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    1. I have asked her for a signed photo for you

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    2. Ooo! I have gone all weak at the knees!

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  29. Bum shaped eclairs... what better? Just don’t sit on your mortgage
    application when it comes.

    LXX

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  30. You owe yourself one sweaty bike ride on the prom as penance for the sins of a) sitting on the ├ęclairs and B) eating a BOX of ├ęclairs.

    Sending a hug to soften the chastisement x

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    1. Yes, I've had a wobble today. All the excitement of last week ...and I've come down with a bump . Thank u

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    2. Well my dear it is serendipitous that to soften the bump you have meat on your rump. X

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    3. How VERY dare you mave!

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  31. Wishing you all the best! We finally got to go on a bit of a holiday, and it rained every day we were out. The upside, my new rain jacket doesn't leak.
    Take care, Barb from Canada

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  32. I hope all goes well for you...

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    1. It's been too long ...I just want some security

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  33. Sending you good wishes and positive vibes John xx

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  34. I have everything tightly crossed for you here, John. I know exactly how you feel. Hopefully not long now. X

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  35. Almost there. How wonderful if you can keep your home and your village.

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  36. The final hurdle. Soon you will land on the other side with a satisfyingly good thump.

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  37. I was wondering about the cock sign on the cottage. It would work better with LEDs for your "in between jobs" spare time X

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  38. Good luck with the mortgage.

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    1. Thank you , that means a great deal x

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  39. It is 'in the stars' that you will once again own the cottage! I can feel it!

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    1. Jimbo, I hope so dearheart , I hope so

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  40. I wish the Hospice would hurry up

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    1. It's occupational health and my current employers reference which are dragging

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    2. Barbara Anne4:39 am

      Can you not raise Cain about the inexcusable dilly-dallying from OH and your current employer's reference? Shame on those who are holding things up.

      We could sent them postcards if you want to supply names and addresses. I await hearing about your wishes.

      Hugs!

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  41. Fingers crossed tightly - hoping all starts to move fast with the new job soon, and you can enjoy life once you know the cottage is yours John. I have a good feeling your village will celebrate big time when they hear you are staying, yay!!!!!! You were much too young to retire anyway - hugs!

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    1. We will organise a pub visit me thinks

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  42. Good vibes transmitted.

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  43. Nearly there..the waiting is awful, but it will be worth it xx

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    1. The last lap approaches
      But I don't feel as fit as I was

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  44. I so hope everything comes good for you. I shall dig out my big book of spells and cast for you and the animals x

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  45. Oh gosh ... it's almost within your grasp. Limboland sucks, it just bloody well sucks. I'm home in Wales all this week if you want a ride out with the dogs. I have everything crossed for you. ­čî╣

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    1. We're car booting on Saturday ... selling off all our worldly goods ;-) And I'm heading back to Van-life on Sunday. I could call in for a coffee on the way?

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  46. Good to hear a hospice can be so choosy about who they employ.

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  47. Like all the others, I am wishing and hoping for you that all will be satisfactorily settled soon and a line drawn in the sand under uncertainty and worry. When a marriage breaks up unexpectedly it's like one's life is a porcelain vase which has been dropped on the floor, smashed in so many pieces and one doesn't know which bit to pick up first. But your pieces are all coming together

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  48. I was wondering what was happening with the cottage and if it was for sale? Wishing you the best !!

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  49. It only takes a moment to turn things around. The wait is painful but once that moment happens you won't look back. Hang in there

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  50. Just hold on a bit....it's going to happen

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  51. I'm crossing everything I can for you! Sending good vibes to you and I'm going to throw it out into the Universe that you need to be able to stay where you are because the cottage needs you and Trelawnyd needs you. Hugs to you!

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  52. Anonymous1:30 am

    Sending good energy your way... May all that needs to happen for you to stay in your cottage, happen very soon!

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  53. Hold on, you're almost there, John!

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  54. It's been a long slog John but I see good times ahead nothing would please me more than to know that the cottage is yours hang in there.

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  55. Don’t look back, the best is yet to come.

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  56. I sat on a loaf of bread on Sunday.

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  57. That is wonderful news John.... Well maybe not sitting on the eclairs but to know that you will be able to stay in your cottage.

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  58. The eclairs wouldn't have lasted long in this weather anyhow, so you probably put them out of their misery.

    (Hope your next post is confirmation that your wish re the cottage has materialised).

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  59. That's great news John. Fingers crossed for you all the way.

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  60. That limbo can be so draining. If that reference doesn’t come through soon, just ask and I’m sure we’ll all write something glowing. As for the eclairs... such a John kind of story. But wasn’t there anyone around to lick your um... pants clean?

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  61. Oh I do hope the held up reference arrives soon, could it be lost in the post ?

    Squashed eclaiirs in this heat sounds messy x

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  62. It must be frustrating to be caught in, as you said, limbo. But at least you're moving toward resolution. How on earth did you sit on those eclairs? LOL

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  63. That makes me smile. The squashed eclairs and that your new job will enable you to keep the cottage.

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  64. fingers crossed for you my lovely. xx

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