Like a bad penny...

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  1. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I'm back.

    My surgery a fortnight ago didn't go according to plan and became all rather serious, but I'm still here, after 'a long fight'. I owe one man an enormous debt.

    Now facing a long recovery now that I'm home. I get tired very easily... who knew that brushing one's teeth could be so utterly exhausting? But, I'll get there in time. Small steps.

    I caught sight of my family history clutter when I came home, all neatly stacked in folders, cd's and books on my desk, hard drive perched on the top containing all my precious data to date, and I told hubby, "I won't be doing family history stuff again. It takes up too much of my time."

    However, it doesn't take long for the embers to spark, does it? Idly scrolling through a local Facebook page, I saw mention of a farm where my husband's 2nd G-Grandfather's family had lived comfortably from the mid-1800s. Prior to that, they'd worked as 'excavators', children all working as labourers in the family business. Excavating... what? Only a day or two ago it dawned on me what 'excavators' meant, and a note on a census later confirmed this... they were Night Soil Men. Suddenly they were brought to life; I saw them with their two-wheeled carts, working hard at night and doing very well for themselves, it turned out. As the saying goes, "Where thar's muck, thar's brass."

    It's nice to be back. C|:-)
     
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  2. Sandiep

    Sandiep Successfully Supports Searches!

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    sorry you haven't had a good time hope everything will be much better in future.
    As for family history you should know by now that once started you just cant get away from it. it just gets into your system for good....as for your excavators someone had to do it and they deserved a medal as well as "brass".
     
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  3. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Welcome back home - both to where you live and to with us as well. {-(^^)-}
    Once the genealogy bug has bitten, you are addicted for ever - there's no escaping - so 'tis just as well that you are home again. :D

    Take your time recovering - we will be here to help you along the way. :)
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    Good to have you back BH and I wish you a speedy recovery, the family research can only help:D
     
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  5. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Good to hear from you again, and I wish you a speedy and full recovery.Take it slowly and you will get there. {-(^^)-}
     
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  6. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Get well BH; the time is there for you to use howsoever you wish, just include recovery and family history within it and you will be fine :)
     
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  7. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Lovely to have you back & without the nasties which plagued you for so long.Sit about for a bit & enjoy your garden, potter in your files & folders which you tidied up so well before your hospital adventure.

    Our thanks also to the surgeon & staff who cleared the way for you to be back with us.
    ():-)
     
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  8. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    And it's lovely to have you back. Make sure you take things at you own pace - it doesn't matter how long it takes you to do anything, you'll get there. That's one of the things about family history, it doesn't really lend itself to hurrying, it's much better done at a leisurely pace - if you need anything done quickly, we're here for you.
    Take care {-(^^)-}
    Ann
     
  9. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Welcome back. Get well soon and just take your time you'll get there in the end. Did you really think you could give up family history!:rolleyes::D Be gentle with yourself.{-(^^)-}
     
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    dizzyme Well-Known Member

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    :DIt's so lovely to have you back BH! {-(^^)-}

    Hopefully, each day you will feel stronger, just take it easy :D Your hubby sounds like he's doing a great job!

    Take care x
     
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  11. Mealymoo

    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    You're back Bay Horse, and I'm so pleased to see you here :). Hopefully our UK weather will improve, summer will return, then you can rest in your garden, listen to the bird songs, smell the flowers, do some easy reading, enjoy a cuppa and lunch or supper in the sunshine, maybe even a BBQ. Whatever, relax, take things easy and do just what takes your fancy. This is your time :)
     
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  12. Flora

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    It's good to see you here again Bay Horse, and I hope you continue to feel better each day. As for the family history, well, the records will always be there waiting till you're ready, and so will the good folks here at TD. All the best to you and hubby ():-)
     
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  13. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    Great to see you back Bay Horse, hope you gain strength quickly, just don't be tempted to do too much, too soon.
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Great to see you again Bay Horse.
     
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  15. GrannyBarb

    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    At this point it's hard to say which is more addictive, family research or checking in at Top Dog to see what's going on with whom. So sorry for your miseries. So glad you are feeling up to stopping by to share your excavation from the past. ;)
     
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  16. Philippa

    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Oh BH - so sorry to hear things have been a bit down. Here's hoping the worst is well behind you and that every day brings a big step towards complete recovery.

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  17. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Good to see you back. Sit back relax, feet up and you will soon be back on track. Just don't be in a rush to get there! Get well soon.
     
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  18. Bookworm

    Bookworm Now in the arms of the Angels

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    Great to have you back with us BH.
    Take things easy, relax and hope you feel much better soon ():-)
     
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  19. Joanne

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    Welcome back,sorry to hear things did'nt go to plan. Sometimes in life we just need time, yours is now
     
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  20. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Welcome back Bay Horse, It isn't only our ancestors that we have brick-walls with, we in our time we come up against our own brick-walls.
    Sit back and relax. Don't go rushing things {-(^^)-}
     
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