I mentioned in an earlier post that the next time I would do any further work on our top room project would be Saturday. I had been working at an electrical job on Friday morning and in the afternoon I really didn’t feel like doing any more work of any kind anyway. I was feeling a little ‘out of sorts’ as they say and that niggling pain in my lumbar region didn’t help. I dragged myself upstairs to bed earlier than usual and it wasn’t too long before I was asleep. I woke up several times during the night though only to visit the toilet. I finally got out of bed around ten o’clock and felt reasonably better though the pain hadn’t gone from my back. That was enough to force me into submission and forget any ideas of work and I didn’t much feel like it anyway. I had missed breakfast and by noon was quite hungry so I prepared an early lunch. E was going out to her group’s monthly get-together in the afternoon and joined me at the table when I was almost finished with my meal. By the time she had left the house at one o’clock the weather had brightened somewhat and the sun was shining. I decided to sit out on the patio with a book for a time and then decided to dig out one of the recliners stored in the garage and hose it down before taking it onto the patio where I lay for a time on it. I could feel the warming sun’s rays on my aching back and slowly my pain was eased. Eventually though the clouds drifted in again and I returned indoors.
Saturday was the date set for the Football Association annual Cup Final game and this year featured Manchester United and Crystal Palace competing for the trophy. They met in 1990 competing for the same trophy. That time Manchester United won. I would be watching it on tv. as I usually do each year irrespective of which teams are playing. I could relax for a couple of hours and enjoy the match.