What a Couple of Weeks!

 

You may remember some months ago our Queen, dear old Lizzie, complained that Britain had gone though an ‘annus horibillis‘. I think that is the Latin for a ‘bloody awful year!’

Well folks, I may not know the Latin for it but I, we, our family has just gone through a bloody awful couple of weeks.

It started out reasonably well, I had a good idea for this post, I mean the next post and I immediately went about trying to secure the copy I needed.

I had the idea of posting snippets from many respected people in the business of network, content and affiliate marketing, as to how they had been stuffed around, lied to or otherwise sold a pig in a poke by some of the “gurus”.

I proceeded to fire off emails to no less than twenty of the aforesaid respected people, requesting a short para or three regarding their experiences in this regard, if any. I received in return three “sorry but I’m too busy” which is understandable and expected.

Only one (ONE!) out of the remaining seventeen sent me anything at all and that was our own dear Jenny Jordan (Thanks again Jen!). That was the start of my bad couple of weeks.

You may remember that I spoke some time ago about my Dad’s 99th birthday. Five days before his 101st birthday, on June 21st 2016, he died. Apparently he’d had a fall sometime in the previous week, some sort of infection had set in and that was it!

And then a week later on June 28th at about 2.30pm, my son had a massive heart attack! Three of his arteries were blocked. Fortunately, I was working with him when it happened so I drove him to the Doctor’s surgery where they did what they could while waiting for an ambulance.

Three paramedics worked on him en route and on arrival he was taken straight into surgery where they installed two stints. (The third will come later I imagine.)

He’s out of hospital now, not allowed to drive for two weeks at least and not capable of doing much at all.

If he was an employee he would have been off work for at least two months but as a small-business man (effectively a one man operation) that option is not available.

As a consequence of that I am working pretty much full-time so as to take the load of him and allow his body to repair and rebuild.

I haven’t been able to maintain this blog over the past month because of these events ( I have been pretty busy!) but will be back on deck soon and will attempt to keep the flow going in the meantime.

More soon

6 thoughts on “What a Couple of Weeks!”

  1. Oh Chris,

    I think this is my first visit to your blog and what a sad post to read. Double tragedy. You just don’t expect that for your son.

    That’s the problem with being self-employed. It CAN be wonderful when you’re taking off time to do nice things – but when you’re hit by illness there’s no cushion to ease you over the bad times. Apart from lovely family members.

    My condolences on your Dad’s death and very best wishes for your son.

    The blog will be here when you’re ready to pick it up again. Family come first.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    1. Joy, I’m so very sorry. The fact that you had commented on my post just didn’t register! I really do appreciate you, and others, taking the time to comment. Thankfully my son is back on his feet and doing well (he’s stopped smoking!).

  2. Hi Chris,

    Sorry for that horrible experience. It was a terrible experience you went through, I must say. Thanks to God you are better now and it didn’t lead to death. Say me well to your son. I wish him a quick recovery.

    Emenike

    1. Thanks Donna, it was a bit of a shock when it happened! Fortunately he has recovered well, has changed his lifestyle somewhat and is now looking forward! So- not so much a tragedy as a ‘wake up’ call and it has forced us all to take stock, be grateful for what we have (which is not a lot I might add!), change what we are able and keep smiling!

      Chris

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