Got home early afternoon yesterday to a pile of post - nothing important though, and certainly no hospital appointment letter. I unpacked everything, got the first wash load on and then went upstairs for a lie down, as my head was beginning to pound again. I'm alright this morning, just tired.
We've really enjoyed this last period at the van (other than the migraine), think we were there for almost 2 weeks. We had pretty good weather, did a few touristy things, had lunch and coffee out a few times, planted up the rear bank garden, in conjunction with our neighbours, and a couple more pots and some winter pansies. Had lots of lovely chats with our fellow van neighbours and had a really good time. I got quite a bit of my crocheted blanket done, and made several cards, whilst husband sunbathed (well, slept) in the garden.
Yesterday, before we came home, we had a stroke of luck. As I've mentioned before, the plumber said our gas boiler (which is a water heater only, as we don't have central heating in the van) is around 20 years old and will no doubt need replacing, sooner rather than later. Anyway, the site owner's partner told us that another resident, one we hadn't yet met as he and his family haven't been much this year, had a newish gas boiler they didn't use, in fact they'd taken it out. Turns out they have an autistic son of 13 who is terrified of naked flames, even the pilot light on the boiler, so they'd had to take out the boiler and change to an all electric system. The resident turned up yesterday morning, by himself, to do some decorating work in his van, so husband went to see him and offered to buy the boiler. A price was agreed, which husband is more than happy with, and the very nice man even threw in an almost full gas bottle and a CO2 detector as well, for no extra cost. The boiler just happens to be the exact same make as our present one, just a much, much newer and more up to date model - which is good, as the plumber told us our make of boiler is actually a very good one. So we have a boiler ready and waiting now, for when it's needed, at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one - just needing fitting by the engineer.
We've decided we're going to eat less meat and less often from now on, no more than 3x a week. The rest of the time it'll be fish or vegetarian dishes. I've always liked fish and over the past couple of years have realised I actually prefer fish to meat, although husband is a big fan of steak. We do both like veggie dishes too, preferably cheese based, we really like cheese. So I shall be meal planning now based around more fish/seafood and veg meals. Husband has said he wants smaller lunches too, as he wants to lose some weight....but we'll see how long that lasts, he does have a big appetite!