Sunday, 12 June 2011
Mr A's adventures continue
Because he's working on a commission-only basis he's really having to put in the hours to earn money, starting around 7.30 in the morning and often not finishing until after midnight. He has been coming home on his bike every two days, but sometimes he is just so exhausted that he stays in Bodrum and grabs a few hours sleep in one of the hamams.
He knows I don't like being here on my own so he does make a huge effort to get home as much as possible, but I worry that I've been selfish in putting a bit too much pressure on him to do this. So I've told him to just come home when he feels like it.
I awoke yesterday morning with a nasty flu bug, which continues to get worse. My whole body aches, my neck is stiff, swollen glands, sore throat, earache and blocked nose. It's particularly uncomfortable in this heat. I needed food shopping but was in no fit state to venture into Milas on the bus.
I was happy to make do with what I have, but Mr A insisted that he would come home last night with provisions. Unfortunately, the motorbike has broken down (again...sigh) and will take a couple of days to fix. So he borrowed his boss's car, drove home with bags of shopping, including treats like icecream and chocolate, but as he had to return the car promptly, couldn't even stop for a coffee.
I'm aware that I moan a lot about Mr A, particularly when he's away, but I realised last night that I really ought to be more grateful. He's kind and thoughtful when it really matters...and I should consider myself lucky to have him.