Thursday, 14 June 2012
In an hour or so this evening a friend of many years and his dog Molly will be arriving. They are crossing The Minch in brilliant sunshine and a force 6 wind from the NNE making the ambient temperature of 10℃ feel like freezing point. Tonight the clear skies will mean that the sky is light all night as the sun just dips below the horizon giving way to a twilight of about four or five hours. If it was just a bit warmer this would be paradise but, playing the Glad Game, if it were warm and windless this evening the dreaded Scottish Midge would be having a field day.
I had the cardiac clinic at 0840 this morning - the equivalent of the cardiac MoT or WoF or Safety Inspection or whatever the equivalent is for the car in your country. My 120/74 BP reading wasn't too bad for an oldie and I am now certified alive and officially fit and well for another 12 months.
That stood me in good stead for this afternoon when I spent 4 hours trying to sort a friend's broadband connection. BT eventually agreed with my assessment that it was their line which was causing the problem. I kept my cool for the whole of the several hours of conversations with someone in India. I was quite pleased with myself.
So today I am thankful for the the fact that I'm in such a good mood as I set off to meet the ferry.