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Post  roddie on Wed May 24, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Ian, I noticed you're logged in. Considering the recent event in your region.. I was concerned. Glad you're ok.
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Post  ian1954 on Wed May 24, 2017 4:16 pm

I have been following the site but not regularly. My eye operation wasn't successful and required repeat visits to the hospital.

I also managed to tear my right calf muscle and have been undergoing hydrotherapy as the damage is too severe for normal physiotherapy.

Now I have damaged my left knee and so I am still hobbling about on crutches.

Since January, I have been attending appointments at 5 different hospitals at least three times a week. Not including the doctors surgery.

Because of the damage to my leg, I have been banned from driving (and flying) and so I have to use public transport to get me about.

It has put a halt to my many projects and slowed me down. I haven't flown a thing this year - RC or Control line.

I am back at work but on light duty. I also travel in out of peak times so that I can get a seat!

I am hoping to be passed fit for driving next week. My car is automatic so I don't need my left leg and so I may be able to head North soon. I haven't been to my retirement home this year!

My only real acheivement is that I have built and painted the 47 doors for my new workshop. It has taken me 5 months because I had to break it down into smaller jobs. Had I been fit and well, I would probably have done this in three weeks. Just go to get them up North now for fitting.

The Manchester event is sickening but is two hundred miles North of here. It is usually London that is targeted and more events are expected. Our railway stations and public places are being patrolled heavily. For the first time in my knowledge, troops have been called in to support the police!

I have photographed a few of my activities and will do some postings but have trouble settling down with two gammy legs and one eyed vision!

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Post  MauricioB on Wed May 24, 2017 4:22 pm

Hello Ian, I read carefully and from here I wish you a speedy recovery, especially so that you can make normal life and enjoy what you like. I send you a big greeting and renew my good wishes for You !.
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Post  fit90 on Wed May 24, 2017 6:13 pm

Ian,

We have missed you. I am very sorry to hear about your health issues. I am praying for your full and fast recovery and that it is also as comfortable as possible.

Heal quickly,

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Post  dckrsn on Wed May 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Missed you, Ian(Een).
Hoping some relief comes your way soon.
My frame goes up on blocks July 19th for
3 months. Laminectomy-fusion.
We're not getting old, we're there!
Good to hear from you again.
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Post  fredvon4 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:16 am

I have been wondering about Ian lately, so looked at his profile and see he lurks some--- last on the 16th of Aug

Last we heard, his eye surgery did not go well and that greatly impacted his most excellent work shop design and construction

So here it is

How are you doing brother Ian?
Is miss Lilly growing into the curious interesting character only a Female French Bulldog can?
Concerned friends want to know
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Post  getback on Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:16 am

I will second that Fred , i read this page sometime back and did not think that we would bee set to the side this long ? We are all concerned of your health my friend !! Small Cox Logo Babe Bee .049 Small Cox Logo
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Post  RknRusty on Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:43 am

Ian has limited internet access up North where he's still working on the bungalow, but the ol' boy is still kicking. He seems in good spirits aside from the expected frustrations many of us have. His legs and knee are giving him hell, but he's actively strengthening them. His eyes have been stabilized, which is a big relief, but still restrict the speed at which he can work. He's a tough dude, and we'll see him back here when he gets his projects in order and acquires a better internet connection. DSL or worse is about what I gather he has now.
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Post  Marleysky on Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 pm

Thanks Rusty, your answer to our wondering what's going on with Ian should put us at ease. Here some more hopeful/helping/wishes to his return to full active duty.
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Post  dckrsn on Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:12 pm

Yes, thanks for that
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Post  KariFS on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:01 am

Thanks for the update Rusty. Been a little worried, good to learn Ian's OK.

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Post  ian1954 on Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:46 pm

Thank you chaps for your thoughts, wishes, emails and PMs. As Rusty said, my internet access is restricted at the moment - I have no line provider and am using 4g with a mobile sim card. It is quite expensive and I am limited to the amount of data I can use - uploads and downloads.

Hence, not my usual flurry of postings and pictures. However, as I am back in London for a few days (medical appointments) - i have set up a "tethered" connection to my PC.

My big problem at the moment is constant pain from my knee and the restriction this is giving me. It hasn't stopped my projects but has slowed me down - things that would normally take me hours are now spread over days!

As a few examples:

I started converting the garage into my outdoor workshop. I insulated and studded the walls then lined it with 8'x2' chipbooard sheets. It took 20 sheets and the most I managed in one day was trimming and fitting three sheets. I laid the floor (same heavy duty vinyl flooring tiles as the "indoor" workshop - all whole tiles laid in one day - edges took me a week. I cannot kneel.

Same when fitting the electrical sockets - cabled as I fitted the lining but restricted myself to two sockets per day.

Last week, I started on dust and fume extraction for the indoor workshop. This involved a 4" hole to the outside for fume extraction. I have a 4" diamond core drill and went through the inner wall in ten minutes. Sat on top of a step ladder comfortably.

Completing the hole from the outside took four hours. Because of the ground level I had to use an ordinary ladder and had to keep stopping.

All the drugs and pain killers I take also take their toll and I am also doing two and a half hours physio exercises a day to stop the muscles around my knee deteriorating.



Progress on the indoor workshop has been slow because of the insistance of SWTSMBO carrying on using it as a kitchen. So there has been a brief departure in my priorities to have a kitchen constructed. Frustratiiiiiingly, I had to contract this out - so apart from the plumbing and the electrickery - this is not my work. I may have been capble of the cabinetry but the granite worktops would have been beyond my abilities.



I have served an eviction notice on SWTSMBO so that I can get on with the workshop. As I travel backwards and forwards from London, I keep loading the car with my equipment ready for installation. Not easy, I have just dismantled my lathe into components that I can carry - now got to work out how to get it in the Mini.

I have not contructed any models or engines recently but have five control liners ready to fly. Unfortunately, I have put these on one side as I cannot manage to spin around.

As I find it difficult to hobble very far I decided to go conpletely to the "Dark side". The garden in the North is but a small triangle but borders open fields - so I got a couple of Drones to keep my RC fingers active.

The small triangle in the middle of the picture is my airfield.



You can just see me at the bottom right in this one.



I am mightily impressed with these Droney things . This was the DJI Spark.

Nevertheless, I am still having a few disasters with my mobility -  I stumbled and bashed my arm/wrist ending up with this.



I thank you all again for your thoughts and once I have decent internet will return regularly. I try to keep up but this site is abit of a  data eater.

I have been through the physiotherapy regime and am now scheduled to see a surgeon in October.

Here are the doggies watching the drone while it lifts off and posing for their photos being taken. It does not bother them at all.

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Post  Marleysky on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:22 pm

Ian, Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear of your continued physical maladies... I fully understand your slower than normal work output. I'm definitely not as fast nor as flexible as I was just a few years ago.  Looks like you have quite the pharmaceutical collection there. Hopefully your (5) doctors are all aware  of the medicine(s) your are taking along with the ones each has prescribed.  Has a humorous reminder that Naproxen is a "Non Selective COX inhibitor".  Seems to be working, cause your flying drones, not COX engines or airplanes!  lol!  wishing for your full and speedy recovery!  

PS: the kitchen looks wonderful. Those granite surfaces are not the easiest material to cut, move the or install. Should last a lifetime (or two)
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Post  fredvon4 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:44 am

Thank you Ian for checking in
Certainly can relate to projects that took hours now taking days or weeks

I forget your other dogs name but Miss Lilly sure is a cutie

I assume the two photos are from the drone... impressive
Need to see about getting one for good over head property survey of my little slice of Texas
That, and for years I have though a drone could drag/drop a light string over the tops of trees so I could drag an antenna wire way up in the tops

The kitchen looks good.
I managed to do ours a few years back but did contract out the Granite work. Center Island slab at 5' x 7' x 1.75" thick was 980Lbs
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