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Re: [IPk] Well, I'm back ...

Hi Pat,

Great to hear that you are well, good to have you back online


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pat Reynolds" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 10:31 PM
Subject: [IPk] Well, I'm back ...
> Well, I'm back, as Sam Gamgee says at the end of the Lord of the Rings.
> Nothing as final as the final book of the trilogy, in my case, though.
> It's been nearly a year since I posted/received, so some explanation is 
> in order to those of you who wonder where I went, and those who don't 
> know who I am!
> I used to post a lot, but about a year ago I decided to desubscribe for 
> a bit.
> The main prompt at the time was that I was going to Japan for a long 
> holiday, and since so many people know where I live, I didn't want that 
> advertised here.
> A secondary consideration was that my hands were agony.
> And a third was that I really needed to concentrate on my PhD.
> Sooo.... now I'm back.
> Japan was wonderful.  Even though my pump had a major hissy fit en route 
> to Heathrow, and Di was an angel and tried to get me support, but in the 
> end I just lived with a pump that died every time I touched the battery 
> lid.
> I had three hand operations.
> I moved house twice: husband's job relocated to York, I decided to stay 
> in Surrey but not to face the commute from Ash Vale any longer so moved 
> to a nice flat in Woking (we are still married, btw, and the disabled 
> rail card comes in very handy).  He works every other week from the 
> second bedroom in the flat.
> And, last Friday, I handed in my PhD thesis.
> Alas, I can't join you on the 18th as (yet again, nothing changes) it 
> clashes with the Surrey Archaeology Society council meeting.
> More about me (for those who are still bothering to read this):
> I've been a pumper for 8 years.  Currently with a Cozmo.   I work full 
> time as Surrey's Heritage Manager, have just finished a part-time PhD in 
> archaeology, and am looking forwards to getting back to Pumpers, more 
> stable bgs (I went hypo twice a day during the final week before 
> submission), and am planning to use my newly reclaimed freetime to read 
> more speculative fiction and do some other stuff ... I've not decided 
> what yet.
> Cheers,
> Pat
> (ps the cats are in Woking, and I missed you for advice on settling them 
> in, June!)
> -- 
> Pat Reynolds
> It may look messy now ...
>         ... but just you come back in 500 years time (T. Pratchett).
> .
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