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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-18 22:13
Subject: Hmm, January isn't a total writeoff
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Today, I thought my PC was dead. Or at least, distinctly unhappy. This morning, it wouldn't boot, refusing to even see the boot drive.

This evening, I did some cable wiggling, and it's all OK again. Phew!

In other news, my mother today completed her course of radiotherapy. Her cancer was a class 3 - the most aggressive form - which actually appears to be rather good news, because that type aren't subtle, and with the surgeons having pulled a closely connected set of 11 nodes out, there's no sign of anything elsewhere. So it looks like it hasn't spread.

Oh, and Stena just sent me an email giving me a discount on the premium fare to get to PCon in March. So I've just gone and booked that, too. Well, it appears to have completed the transaction, to the point of giving me a booking reference number, but the site has just gone into error mode.
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User: perdita_fysh
Date: 2008-01-18 22:32 (UTC)
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Great news on your mum, I hope her recovery goes well.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-18 22:57 (UTC)
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So do we all. Thanks.

The hardest part was the trip up to Dumfries in December to tell her elder brother. We had to invent a spurious reason to be passing by, since she wanted to be able to get Uncle Biran off to one side to talk to him without Aunt Di realising what was going on. But we managed it.

(720 miles in 32 hours. Quite a drive.)

Edited at 2008-01-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
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User: glinda_w
Date: 2008-01-18 23:23 (UTC)
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GoodThoughts for your mom's continuing and complete recovery.

(I remember how much she enjoyed opening those back doors at the Stowe School to show us unsuspecting furriners That. Incredible. View.)(I still occasionally use that view as my desktop...)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-19 00:14 (UTC)
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Goodness, I'd forgotten that you'd met.
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User: xnamkrad
Date: 2008-01-19 00:46 (UTC)
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Great news on your mum - am really delighted.

Looking forward to seeing you in March!
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