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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Out of the old house and in to the new one

Well I am now sat on the same old sofa but in a new place.
Me and my mother have moved just a short distance away from the old place.
my mother has osteoarthritis and so stairs were becoming a challenge for her.
In the old house there were lots of stairs and she was in some pain having to clime and descend them every day.

The new place has no stairs anywhere so it is so much easier for her to get around.

just a week ago I was in the old place and getting ready to move, on the day of moving it was very strange seeing the house slowly empty as the removal men took the stuff. eventually the house was completely empty.

There was a echo that only comes with a empty house. with no carpets and no furniture I guess there is nothing to absorb the sounds, just the hollow of the house.

all that was left in the old house was me and a towel and soap and shampoo, I had work so I took my last shower there and got dressed put the towel in my bag and took one last walk around the place turning off all the lights and making sure any electric plugs were turned off.

Does it sound strange that when I left I turned and looked in to the house and said "thank you"?

I left the house and locked the door and left for work. I rode my bike to work and when I had finished work cycled to the new place. It felt so very strange riding a different way and when I got to the new place it just felt odd, the place was very cold.

Aparently a house needs to be warmed through for a good few hours before it can hold heat. so the first night was very cold and I had no bed, just a old American army camp bed that my mothers ex husband had won while he was in the army. and it has canvas as the main part which is impossible to keep warm on and for most of last week I had to make do with that until the new bed came today so I am looking forward to my first comfortable and warm nights sleep in a week.

Next time I move it will be to go live with my beautiful Jenn, that day is coming soon and i will keep you all posted on how that goes.

I am so looking forward to march when I see my Jenn again, just 34 days to go.

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Crazy January

We are only 20 days in to the year and already it feels like so much has happened.
Firstly and most important, my flight has been booked to go see my beautiful Jenn in March. I love My jenn more than anything and I am always so happy when I book my flight. even though it is still a little over a month away I am so excited.

There will be plenty to keep me occupied for the month though, me and my mother are moving house to a location more suitable for my mothers needs, she has Osteo arthritis and can some times find it a challenge to get up and down stairs, so we are moving to a single floor accommodation where it will be easier for her to get about.

I do feel better about her been there but I guess I kinda didn't want to move really. I just got in to the mind set that the next time I moved it would be moving to be with jenn.
Plus most of my family live where we are now so I tried to put it off for as long as possible.
I Soon came to realize thought that I was been selfish and that my mother needed a place without stairs so we will be moving this coming Thursday and it is only 5 minutes away from where we are now.

More than anything I cant wait till the day I move in with Jenn. I know it will happen one day soon and we are both working towards that point. I will keep you posted on that one.

As for my progress with my biking and jogging I am doing very well. I have noticed that it is far tougher to ride up hill on a bike that it is to jog. the first time I attempted to ride up the hill I jog up I didn't even get quarter of the way up, the bike was to heavy to ride on. but after just a few weeks of mixing jogging with riding the bike I managed to build up my legs and today for the first time I got all way to the top of the hill which is about a quarter of a mile long and is very steep. When I got to the top of the hill I said to my self " I beat you".

so there is a quick update on how things are going at the moment , I will keep you posted on how the move goes.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Bike vs Jogging

Last week I decided I would but my self a mountain bike.
I have been Jogging for a few years now and Wanted to add to the mix of keeping fit so a bike seemed like the logical choice.

So I bought my bike, I had to wait a day for the store to put it together and when I got it I took my first ride on my new bike, the first time I had owned a bike for around 15 years give or take a few months.

so now I cant decide which one is doing me the most good, I know that jogging is not so good in terms of the impact it can have on the joints but it uses more of the body. and biking uses more of the legs but not so much upper body .

on the down hill I can just sit on my bike but on the up hill its more of a challenge. With jogging its a challenge both ways.

there seems to be pros and cons either way.
What I have decided to do is Jog every other day and bike on the other days so for example I'll Jog on Monday and on Tuesday I'll ride my bike and then jog Wednesday and so on.

I'm hoping this way will be the best way and give me a all round workout on a weekly basis.

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