Saturday, December 19, 2020

 A quick update as it's been a hectic week.

My Mum is doing well and is recovering from surgery, a pin and plate to a broken femur but she is being kept in until Xmas eve as she is apparently positive for Sars-Cov 2 after four PCR hokey cokey tests. She says she is fine and keen to go home and the plan is that she will stay upstairs with carers going in and family helping out. She said the care itself on the ward was first rate apart from one clown who is being dealt with after she spoke with the ward sister. So a positive for the hospital although we haven't forgotten the GP and paramedics initial response which we will address at a future date. We are all hugely relieved particularly since the covid restrictions don't allow any visitors.

This weekend I have returned to modelling...

I have airbrushed a light coat of Portland Stone paint on to the Honey tank (I'm awaiting BW's comment!) and I now have to let it dry thoroughly before applying a protective clear coat. Once the latter is dry I can tape over to add the next colour silver grey which will again be clear coated, then taping over again before I add the final colour slate. A further layer of clear coat and then the tools to be painted and then weathering. With the drying times and additional clear coats this should see me over Xmas and into the new year. the only bugbear is that the figures I ordered to go with the kit is missing the torso for the one figure I bought the whole box for.

A quick email to the shop and I will await their reply...

There is a choice for the tracks which is the individual rubber link by link which has tiny plates to attach each link or the rubber tracks. You can see next to the bottle cap placed there for size a small section I glued together. I am opting for the rubber tracks as it will be too time consuming to build the links which I can build at my leisure and save for a future build.

Work is very busy and all of us have increased caseloads again as the wards are emptied for the return of out of area placements which are expensive. There is no money left and I think people are in for a huge shock next year. But that can wait for now as I intend to put my feet up, relax with a cuppa and a good book and enjoy the weekend. I hope all is well with you in these trying times.



Blogger Scoakat said...

Good to hear your mum is doing well.

We have "honey" tanks and wagons over here, too, but I'll let BW have the honors. ;)

How the heck do you build tracks from all those tiny pieces? You are a more patient man than I, Delcatto!

3:50 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Thank you Scott.

A very relaxed morning working on the model and ordering flowers to be delivered.
Some excellent beer from the local craft brewery and I watched Forest Gump for the first time late last night. A quiet Sunday, my favourite.

12:57 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Good to hear that your Mum is on the mend (no pun intended).

I'm sure you know this, but apparently (so we have been told) only the 'patient' can make a complaint to the NHS about poor care: relatives aren't allowed to. I guess they reckon that the 'patient' will be too scared/forgetful/grateful to be out of the system that they won't bother, whereas relatives have different views... In days of old, we'd have gone the MP route but ours is a brown brown-nosing twerp who won't get involved in anything that may wreck their future political career...

10:41 am  

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