It would seem that the paragraph in my last blogpost about exclamation marks and dashes being a personal thing, has really set off a rash. If you look at the comments in reply to the post you will see that it has spread through blogland like wildfire. John (By Stargoose and Hanglands) has had a truly bad attack and many others are quite badly infected. It just goes to show how quickly things spread through the blogosphere.
The farmer's operation went well. He says he never felt a thing. In fact the only irritation when he arrived home (the hospital is almost an hour's drive away) was how long the journey had taken them because of all the roadworks with traffic lights. This morning he has taken the dressing off and it is drying up nicely but looks as though it will leave a nasty scar - although this will be largely hidden by his spectacles. Not being at all vain I don't think he will mind anyway. He goes next Friday to have the large number of stitches (which look like staples) removed.
Out with friend W to Farmers' Market this morning, followed by a visit to an Art Exhibition and an Embroidery Exhibition, together with our usual cup of coffee. I shall have to take an umbrella.