My finger is much improved. I have stopped taking the antibiotics and will hope for the best - returning to the doctor if the infection returns. The tablets were making me feel so ill I just couldn't take them.
This morning the farmer decided to jump in with both feet and drive to Ripon and buy himself a new flat bed trailer so that he can put his little digger on to it and drive around to friends' farms to help them with their drainage problems. (after well over two inches of rain in twenty four hours these problems are showing up well today!) I went with him for the ride.
After lunch friend W and I went off to Tesco in Catterick Garrison as she had promised to help me choose a new telephone. We have had ours for some years and I find it increasingly difficult to hear on it. We chose one, had a coffee, drove round a large new shopping complex which is being built (quite impressive so far), and then came home.
After tea, by which time I was at last feeling a little better, I read the instruction book for putting everything into our new phone. I decided you need at least an MSc in plumbing in telephones in order to do it and so I shall now have to enlist the help of my son when he has a little spare time. I think for a few weeks it will be hard enough to operate it, but putting all the information in is quite beyond my powers.
Several times today we have actually had sunshine, although there have been some sharp showers too. Tomorrow promises to be slightly better. I do hope the weather holds as England have done so well today at cricket - I shall keep my fingers crossed.