Author Archives: Helga

Beach and Build

Wednesday Today was the day… I visited the Beach and the Build.  I first did some work and then headed for the beach to meet up with friends. We were sure to keep our distance and wear masks, but it … Continue reading

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Granny’s Red Blanket

Tuesday Today was the day… I spent mostly quietly at home, although I did go to the shop for a few things and stopped by Echo, but didn’t take any photos as a friend was also there and I got … Continue reading

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Pressing Restart!

Monday Today was the day… I went to see the Orthodontist. It was my first visit back to him since the surgery and a good day to press restart. My recovery is almost half over. Another three weeks and I … Continue reading

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Take Up Your Positions – Stand Firm

Sunday Today was the day… We spent a bit of time at Echo. This time it was just wandering around, with Mike establishing how high the ceiling will be in the scullery – planning cupboards and standing in awe of … Continue reading

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An Iffy Day

Saturday Today was the day … That started off iffy. There are going to be days like this. I’ve said that before! It’s been 17 days since my operation and I’ve had 3 pretty gnarly days, the first one being … Continue reading

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The Roof is On

Friday Today was the day… Our building got its roof. It was a bit of a surprise for me because I thought today the roof sheeting arrived and tomorrow they put it on. I went down to the site mid-afternoon … Continue reading

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The Evening Shift

Thursday Today was the day… We did an evening shift at Echo and we have just got home.  Mike spent the day there changing from single phase to three and by 5pm, had just about caught up. He only had … Continue reading

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Healing!

Wednesday Today was the day… I started seeing my mouth healing. Stitches started falling out. I thought they ‘dissolved’ but I guess one or two didn’t that memo. The surgery was two weeks ago today and there have been a … Continue reading

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Coming Back To Life

Tuesday Today was the day… I felt I was coming back to life. I was in my pajamas sitting at my computer working when I suddenly heard the truck coming to pick up the trash, only I hadn’t yet put … Continue reading

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Photo Update

Monday Today was the day… I really struggled with what feels like serious sunburn on my lip. It’s the sensation after the operation that will pass, but it woke me up a couple of times in the night. The only … Continue reading

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Out & About on a Sunday

Sunday Today was the day… That began with a walk around the block. This was the first exercise since my operation and I have to admit, I was tired doing this minor not quite 3km walk. I went down to … Continue reading

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Echo in a Storm

Saturday Today was the day… A big day-time storm swept across the Cape. Mike and I went down to Echo early to see how it was standing up to the strong winds. We especially wanted to see Julian’s floor. I … Continue reading

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Friday Frame of Mind

Friday Today was the day… I woke up in a far more positive frame of mind. Last night I was googling things like, “when can I brush my teeth after jaw surgery” and came across a blog written 7 years … Continue reading

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A Fragile Day

Thursday Today was the day… That started as a fragile day. The thing with surgery, especially if it’s quite major is you have to prepare for at least one or more difficult days. For me, today was one. From the … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal

Wednesday Today was the day… I felt I was getting back to normal. The first thing I did after getting dressed was visit my neighbour. I had a delightful floral surprise sent from my sister, Anne. It was so sweet … Continue reading

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