Recent months away from the PC

Recent months away from the PC

Hi folks,

I find myself at the PC today, so I thought that I may drop in and say hello.

I’ve been avoiding the PC for a couple of months. It all started after a visit to my eye surgeon in July. Once again he refused to remove any stitches. Once again my eyes seemed to show only the smallest amount of progress. They are just not settling down, he said.

I despaired. After all, I have a mortgage that needs paying, and while my money in the bank will last us well into 2017 I really had no desire to use it all up.

When, when, when… I asked.


  1. Hi there! :o)
    I’m so sorry that your operation hasn’t gone as stellar for you. Hugs! Yes… I hear that keratoplasty doesn’t do well for every case or for every person. This is why I refuse to tell people that it is THE answer for their eye needs, in spite of the fact that it’s been a huge success for my case. Then again, I’m age 35 and this is my first keratoplasty surgery ever. I wish you better luck with Vision Australia!
    And… if you’re looking to raise funds for equipment for entertaining nursing home residents, may I suggest crowd-funding… like or If you set up such a site and advertise it, I’d be sure to donate a few dollars to it! It’s a great cause that you and your friend are doing, I applaud you, sir! :o)

    1. Thanks 🙂 I am still hopeful. Maybe it will just take me longer to heal. I guess I am an impatient sort of fellow. LOL.

      Vision Australia have been amazing. Truly. I have been offered a job interview with Government in mid October and Vision Australia are organising for me to have a practice interview with them beforehand. Wow. The lady looking after me has been helping me to craft my resume and cover letters so that they look really astonishing. She says that I am too modest when I write or talk about myself (I really need to get her tell everyone that I am modest – most would not believe it).

      I spoke to Jon about crowd-funding. He is my partner in all the singing at nursing homes. He is not keen, but then he is 3 years older than me and a bit more conservative in outlook. Obviously I will have to work on him. 🙂

      I agree, it is a great cause. The happiness it brings to the old folks is brilliant. Probably one of the best things I have done for other people (the only comparable thing being back in the 80s when I used to volunteer my annual holidays to help a local charity take disadvantaged children on holidays).

      Thanks 🙂


  2. It’s great to hear from you, Greg. I was sort of starting to worry – you used to post so often, and then – poof! – thank you for checking in 🙂

    Just a thought about reading on computer: I’m not a specialist or anything, but my eyesight is below the norm. I find that it makes huge difference how my electronic reading material is formatted. Large black font on white or off-white background is the best. Smaller grey on white (like your blog here, for instance :)) is harder, though still readable. And then there are the killers, of course, like yellow on black or green on pink, though these have become rare on the internet nowadays, thankfully 🙂

    Anyhow. I’m glad you have Vision Australia behind you now, and I wish you luck in your job search!

  3. Wow those emoticons are huge! =)

    1. LOL. Indeed. I know not why.

  4. Greg, so sorry to read about your vision problems. I hope it heals soon. It looks like you’re on a path that will get you there. Good luck and best wishes.

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 Slowly but surely seems to be the way. I am certain that everything will turn out OK and even more so that the journey of recovery will see me explore paths that I may have ignored otherwise. All is good 🙂 Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Greg! I hope your health improves in the nearest future! Meanwhile music is a great thing to have in your life… especially with an audience.

      1. Thanks 🙂 I find the eyes so frustrating at the moment! This said, I have received an offer of a job interview for mid-October writing ICT policy and Vision Australia are giving me so much support!

        Once the eyes improve I do intend to be around more. I am now considering trying to find a music school to attend at night once I have an income again. And yes, it’s great having an audience, especially one that (surprisingly) enjoys my efforts. 🙂


    2. Thanks 🙂 As time goes by I will be back more 🙂

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