[Durham] meeting reminder / anyone from Newcastle interested in e-waste?
davidwalland at googlemail.com
Wed May 10 12:44:40 UTC 2017
Thanks for the email. We were already planning on leaving for Spain -
Karin was a Dane and had got very frightened because we know of so many
people being assaulted just because they were foreign. I'm making no
decisions before Christmas at the earliest. I may leave it longer. Her
death was wildly unexpected and she'd been fine just a few hours before.
An artery in her brain burst. She had no blood pressure problems; this was
due to a congenital weakness. Her oldest brother died of exactly the same
problem in 1989.
It's a massive shock! That someone you love so much can go from vital,
happy cheerful to dead in just such a short time. At least I did everything
exactly right and she was in hospital in less than 30 minutes of being
taken ill. Nothing could have saved her.
The other slight consolation is that 6 or 8 people (or even possibly more)
will have their quality of life hugely improved because I set up organ
donation as soon as I realised that there realistically was no chance.
On 10 May 2017 at 09:58, Dougie Nisbet via Durham <durham at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Really sorry to hear the news, David. Spain does sound attractive,
> although it's a tough time to be making big life-changing decisions. Take
> On 09/05/17 13:45, David Walland via Durham wrote:
> Dear Mark,
> Largely off topic. I may be at the next meeting. My wife died very
> suddenly of a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage last week. We were just about to
> go to Spain for 3 weeks to find a house for long-term rent so we could
> concentrate on the language and check with other Estate Agents locally.
> I've had to cancel all this and to put things on hold for Spain.
> I now have to find a way forward for myself, without Karin, and frankly
> without actually much idea even of a starting point either. Maybe talking
> to the guys might give me ideas for interesting ways my life might go in
> the future.
> I'm still going to move to Spain I think. They are so much more laid back
> about foreigners. When that foreigner is prepared to try to learn the
> language and fit in with Spanish people and Spanish culture, they are
> unbelievably kind.
> David Walland
> On 9 May 2017 at 12:52, mark via Durham <durham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> Dear Luggers,
>> Here's your monthly reminder about our monthly meeting...
>> It's next Tuesday, May 16th, from 7.30 PM, in the bar at Durham Rowing
>> Club, City Boathouse, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3LU
>> And the other thing: I've been invited to make a submission to the
>> Newcastle Waste Commission (see wiseonwaste.co.uk) about e-waste
>> avoidance. I'm going to be talking about the importance of Free Software
>> education in prolonging the useful life of stuff, amongst other topics.
>> If you're based in the Toon and would like to join in, let me know.
>> www.re-pute.it _/ _/ _/ a laptop with ethics to be proud of
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