Thursday, 15 September 2005

After the lord Mayors show.....

The day after the party , and its back to work, at another court , in the other direction,just two buses this time.What a lovely place ,it is set in its own grounds,vast lawns lovely old trees,flowerbeds ,flowers and shrubs.Follow the path down to the river,yes the river runs along the bottom of the garden,with fishing and mooring.

I got talking to a young lady on the bus,who was also off to work, as a drug councellor ,she was as interested to hear about my job as I was to hear about hers,So with the ball of conversation bouncing between us the threequarter of an hour  journey passed quickly.I arrived, made my self familiar with the office ,the computer ,the controls ,and called all the residents who were fortunately ,safe and well .I dealt with some paper work, Then joined the residents for their coffee morning ,a good way to meet alot of people in one fell swoop!a very nice bunch of people all vying with each other to tell me their stories,after coffee I visited a few vulnerables,Id taken a few phone calls ,one saying the food hygiene inspection officer would be visiting tomorrow at ten, to look at the kitchen .So my morning passed busily and quickly and I was off home again. 

Maurice was off yesterday so he drove me to work,and yes youve guessed it he fished the river, another busy day ,when I received a phone call, from a care agency, one of her carers had seen MrsBrown, walking down East street on her own ,this lady is partially sighted and quite frail ,her care package,involves carers coming in three times a day!!her family shop for her,...................Wow dont panic ,tried to ring the family ,no reply ,rang the police, theyd send some one out ,rang my boss ,she said you go and have a look !! Ok I dont know the geography, but rang controll to put me off site ,off I sets ..............Thank you God, walking towards me a little old lady with white stick, "Hello Peggy where have you been"........"Just to the shops"!!!Bless her, old habits die hard with us ladies,dont they ?Settle her down in her flat with a cuppa, called of the police, rang my boss and controll ,  AHH. The phone goes , a very apologetic food hygiene inspector,"I am sorry Ive kept you waiting for me, Im afraid I wont be able to make it today,Would it be convenient to come next week!!" Of course I forgave him and agreed to meet him next week!!

Im off today and its raining,wouldnt you know it   With love   Jan x                 P.S. Maurice caught two fish !

10 comments:

jeanno43 said...

It must be a very worthwhile and rewarding job.  I bet they have some stories to tell as well.  That place sounds beautiful, I could almost picture it.  Glad you found Peggy.

jlocorriere05 said...

Glad you found Betty OK. We used to have elderly people absconding from the wards and going shopping. It was always the women, must be something in our genes!! Jeannette.

nedmoh said...

Glad you found Peggy safe and well,very brave of her to go shopping if she can't see very well. Pleased you found someone interesting to talk to & to make the journey on the bus. better. I am so glad Maurice caught some fish, he can maybe do that again. Love Jeanxx

wobblymoo said...

I'm pleased you found her, I bet she wondered what all the fuss was about.

ally123130585918 said...

Oh Jan fancy that lady going out shopping on her own - how sweet and yet how sad...Bet she was unaware of the commotion she caused.  Fishing at the bottom of the garden sounds very grand...My husband alway wanted one at the end of our garden - he said I could then take all his meals out too him. Nice when you meet someone on a longish journey and have so much interest in each others jobs...Ally

labdancer51 said...

I`m so pleased you found Peggy as anything could have happened. She obviously has some spirit, going off shopping like that, as you say, old habits....  Well done to Maurice catching two fish.  Jim is a fisherman too and will sit there for hours, oh well, if it keeps them happy...lol! :-)

Sandra xxxx

madcobug said...

Glad Peggy turned up ok.  Sounds like yesterday was a hectic day. Helen

sarajanesmiles said...

Sounds as if you needed your day off after all that!!
Glad you found Peggy, bless her.  
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

Well done Maurice :-)  It's rare you see people having a conversation on a bus these days isn't it!  It's nice you had one........Bless Peggy - glad you found her!  Your job sounds interesting.  

memes121 said...

Bless you for looking after the elderly.