I am off for six days!

@garymarsh6 (12103)
United Kingdom
February 16, 2016 11:09am CST
Well it was really nice to have a lie in this morning. I did not wake up until 07:00. I felt like I had slept for weeks. This morning I went to the dentist to have a filling. He told me that the filling was quite near a nerve so once the anaesthetic wears off it might throb and hurt for a while. After about four hours I could feel the throbbing starting so without any delay I whacked it with some Paracetamol and some Ibuprofen. Thankfully this has eased the pain and discomfort. I came back home and did all the chores I needed to do then walked to the town and popped into the picture framing shop. I bought a wonderful hand made embroidered piece of cloth which was embroidered in Gold thread and semi precious jewels were encrusted onto it. The background is a crimson colour so the the gold and red colour looks great. I was torn between two types of border. One was like a bamboo kind of design which I though would look pretty cool but in the end I opted for a gold with touches of red in it which would match the piece of cloth. It should be ready by next Wednesday so I will take a photo of it and write a post about it. I am going to go to a shopping mall to buy a new lap top. My old one has become really clunky and slow and because it runs on Vista it is no longer going to be updated by Microsoft. It will not accept changing from Vista to windows ten so I shall transfer all my lectures and stuff I use for teachingI have on there to this new one. After that I am going to pop over to see some friends. They live about 50 miles away. Its not bad when you are on holiday from work I have the time to do it. So I am mixing business with plenty of pleasure for the next few days. My daughter and her family are going to visit tomorrow so I shall cook for them. My wife will be back next Monday so I will make sure the house is pretty clean by time she gets back! So all in all my six days are well planned out. I feel completely chilled out it is nice to be off and do what I want to do and when I want to.
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@MALUSE (31590)
• Denmark
16 Feb 16
You're a good househusband.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 16
Only in dribs and drabs. It is nice not to have to drive into work.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
16 Feb 16
Are you preparing the house to celebrate the birthday of your wife Gary? You are such a wonderful husband.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Well I am making sure it is nice and tidy Anna. We are going out for dinner on Sunday as I should imagine she will be too tired after travelling.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Yes, she would surely be too tired after traveling.
@lokisdad (4307)
• United States
16 Feb 16
Sounds like you have it all figured out. We want to get a new computer as well but its not going to be anytime soon.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Computers are much cheaper in the USA than they are here in the UK. I saved around $244.52 buying an Ipad in the USA rather than buying it here!
@Gillygirl (15292)
• Sutton, England
16 Feb 16
You are indeed a good husband. Enjoy the time off.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Haha I should imagine all are like me too!
@amadeo (45976)
• United States
16 Feb 16
you are going to be a busy sort there.Good luck.Need help?
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Yes do pop over and help with the dusting
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
16 Feb 16
It is always nice to have time off from work and your days sound like they will be fun for you.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 16
Yes I am having a really nice time doing what I want and when I want. It is great isn't it.
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@Asylum (46767)
• Manchester, England
16 Feb 16
Windows Vista was one of the very few Windows versions that I really disliked because it was resource demanding and a little unstable. I abandoned it within weeks of first installing it. It is also 8 or 9 years since it was being marketed packaged with laptops, so I assume that you laptop is dated by now.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Feb 16
That's great that you have six days off. It sounds like you have most of your days pretty well planned out. I hope you enjoy your days off and don't forget to find a little time to relax too.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I have just come back from the dentist. I had root canal treatment. I think one of the nerves he pulled must have been attached to my big toe! I was there for two hours! Groan.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Oh no! I have had a root canal before and it's no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better soon.
@bluesa (11773)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Feb 16
Enjoy your days off @garymarsh6 , it sounds like they will be great. :-)
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
After today I am shattered. The family have just gone. Now for some peace and quiet.
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@bluesa (11773)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 , peace and quiet certainly has its worth. I hope you enjoyed some. :-)
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@Scindhia (1981)
• Chennai, India
17 Feb 16
You sound like the ideal husband. Maybe I should make my husband read your post
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Haha I would not go that far! No you must not show your husband he might give me a black eye if you nag him to do more!
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@Scindhia (1981)
• Chennai, India
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 He could borrow some tips from your house management skills. Has your daughter come home?
@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb 16
Glad you're getting some time off. I'll look forward to seeing your new 'picture' when the framing is done. Framing can be really expensive. Vince would quite like to have an exhibition of his photos at a local winery but the cost of framing is putting us off.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
For what it is I was pretty pleased with the price. It is around £39 so that is fairly reasonable. Roughly 80 AUS Dollars.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Vince is now preparing a folio of his best photos. We might display them without frames for starters just to test the waters.
@celticeagle (114035)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb 16
Best to have planned for your time off or you will get bored and want to be back at work.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
OH I Don't think I will want to be back at work just yet. I am enjoying the time off at the moment.
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@celticeagle (114035)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 ....Good. And probably not nearly enough of it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21253)
• United States
17 Feb 16
You wife has been away for a good while. I know that you will be glad to have her back home.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
It makes life a bit easier. Hopefully I won't have to clean and cook as much.
@jaboUK (49995)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
I look forward to seeing the cloth when you have it framed. Did you buy it abroad?
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
Yes Janet. It comes from Kashmir. It caught my eye and I could not resist it despite it being a tad on the expensive side but it was beautiful.
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@glenniah (1251)
• Mandurah, Australia
17 Feb 16
It sound as if you have a busy time ahead. Go Gary
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I was shattered after having the family here yesterday and must admit I was very glad when they left.
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@BelleStarr (31003)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Feb 16
It sounds like you are going to enjoy your six days and get quite a lot accomplished as well.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I have done quite a bit so far so I am pleased.
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
17 Feb 16
if i'm not mistaken, you also changed your name here in myLot, don't you?
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
No my name is still the same!
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@DianneN (57252)
• United States
16 Feb 16
Enjoy your time off. You may need a vacation by the time your six days are up!
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Yes I am feeling the need for another holiday DianneN. Next month I have a weekend booked in New York.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
16 Feb 16
I demand a photo of your new purchase.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
When I get it back I will take a photo of it. You have probably got lots of Indian stuff as mementos?
@jstory07 (57130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Feb 16
You are doing an awful lot in six days.
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Well you know the old saying. Idle hands make work for the devil!