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Update on the car purchase and the state of my lungs. I took the… 
14th-Nov-2004 05:57 pm
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Update on the car purchase and the state of my lungs.

I took the Ford Mondeo Estate out for a test drive on Friday and have to admit it's got more poke than the Vectra around town. I wasn't up to taking the Vectra out when MWNN tested it, so was relying on his it handles like a pregnant cow \assessment.

Yesterday, having dosed myself up with the blue inhaler and had a hefty lunch to boost the blood sugar, I took the Vectra on the run I have always taken the cars I bought from the Vauxhall dealer. This involves driving down the coutry lanes to the motorway and then accelerating up the slip road hill onto the A1(M) southbound. I have to say, the Vectra was no different to the Astra on that run. MWNN reclined the passenger seat and had a doze while I drove to the next exit, turned around and went northbound to three exits on. This allowed for the real test of the hill approach to the house on the Roman road - it's steep. MWNN had approached it in third and had to push the rev counter over 3,000 to get it to maintain speed. I approached in 4th, at about 50mph and had no trouble. The rev counter never went over 2,500 on the whole test drive. I suppose it all depends on your driving style. I'm more used to the estate and don't push it.

Sanity prevailed and MWNN backed away from his preference for the performance Mondeo. We are now the proud owners of an almost new one of these - with dog guard and 12 months' tax thrown in.

And the lungs? Seriously considering trading them in for a new pair. Thanks for asking calove
14th-Nov-2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
Still unwell? Hmmm. Don't what to sat 'cept 'get better soom' and I think I've already said that. :(
15th-Nov-2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
Need some serious cheering up. The lungs are reacting to the cold I caught two weeks ago. I really should stay tucked up in bed and just dose myself with orange juice, more asthma medication, set the diffuser to max and use the breathe clear mix - and sleep. But MWNN is now back in Dublin with his Ma until Thursday night, so I'm on dog duty.

Why don't they make a dog that doesn't need feeding, exercising and letting out to do its business? - oh, right, they do - it's called a cat.
15th-Nov-2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Which is why they are my furry friends.
15th-Nov-2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
If you want cheering up I can send you half a duff chapter if you like. My kindness knows no bounds. :)
15th-Nov-2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
Should've kept my mouth closed shouldn't I?

Only if it's funny - I can't do anxty at the moment.

And I have an idea for a twelve days of Christmas - (remember Estaephia's Advent fic last year?) starring Spike and Illyria where he tries to teach her the meaning of Christmas and true love as he remembers it from his William days. Game to join in and co-write? I'm trying to get Cas to join in too but she's resisting. It needs her Illona.
15th-Nov-2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, okay. I'll do it. I was going to do a Spara Xmas one this year, but no plot has been forthcoming, so I'm free.

My chappie isn't angsty or especially funny, more talky/plotty.
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15th-Nov-2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
Might this be better discussed on YM?
15th-Nov-2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
Might this be better discussed on YM?


Email is a better option, methinks. Will do.
15th-Nov-2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
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15th-Nov-2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks Stace.

*crawls back to bed.*
14th-Nov-2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear! Have you seen a doctor? Nasty things chests. You should really see a doctor.

And nice car! You could use it to drive to the surgery. /end mom-type fussing.

Seriously, though, you take care of yourself.
15th-Nov-2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
My chest has been with a doctor since I was twelve ;-D so I know what the problem is, I'm reacting to the cold I caught at the Con. The only treatment for that is what I just outlined above to Boggy. At least I'm not still teaching and having to drag myself into school and face the little big horrors. Now that's when my chest used to try to kill me - going from cold to infection to pneumonia in one fell swoop.
15th-Nov-2004 04:57 am (UTC)
Awwe Hugs... Nice car.
15th-Nov-2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
It is a nice car - big estate (is that what you call a station waggon?), plenty of room for dogs and luggage and the odd boarding plank.

15th-Nov-2004 09:13 am (UTC)
Nice car :)

And the lungs? Don't know of a second-hand lung dealer I'm afraid. {{ hugs }}
15th-Nov-2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
Need new lungs, not second hand. Not that I'd get a lot on a trade in on the pair UI have now.

And on that note, I think it would be wiser to say that I'm probably not going to be well enough to drive to MK on Friday. MWNN is in Dublin until Thursday night so I'm not going to get enough rest to shake this dose off, I Don't think - sorry. But I want to come and see you before Christmas. Perhaps after we get back from France, the third week - starting 13th?
16th-Nov-2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Poor you - I can just hear that wheezy chest of yours and that awful flemmy cough - bugger the dogs - get the neighbours to feed them and just stay in bed and GET WELL - where's MWNN when you need him to fetch and carry food up the stairs and give you lots of love and attention. Adore the car - as you say, plenty of room for dogs, luggage AND hopefully friends - especially friends called jennylyle!!! -can't wait for a lift to ATAC in PdV - we will certainly arrive in style. Thinking of you - J.
17th-Nov-2004 12:39 am (UTC)
Am staying in bed as much as I can, though I spent the best part of the afternoon in the conservatory where it was warm. I stitched.

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