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Sunday, April 24, 2005

You're Number Three

In talking to Mum today she began by asking about my hip, which apart from a trick habit of occasionally twinging and a couple of unanticipated collapses when I've stood, afer sitting too long, hasn't really been much bother. Well she had her hip replaced (privately) in the UK about a couple of years ago. Now she tells me that the Traveller will get his done (also privately) on May 9th. So she expects I will be third. I must see what can be done to postpone that as long as possible.

The reason that I mention the privately is that in both cases had they gone the the British National Health there would be for her no relief (she was too old and had had a stroke) while for him the wait is about 18 months to 2 years. The joys of heredity.

I am currently re-reading the "Ender's Shadow" series by Scott Card again, so that I can bring myself up to speed to read the latest one. I think that they started out a bit better than the original "Ender's Game" series but the standard is not really holding up.

In the passing of the season I am also putting away the tape transfer system until next winter. I cleared one drawer (with three left) so there was some progress, but there are too many other things to do in the summer.

I'm still pondering about the memo - I have to write it tomorrow or it becomes a non-issue and irrelevant for this year.


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