I was talking to Kevin next door this afternoon who asked me did I know when I was going back to work to which I replied probably a week on Monday. He immediately said 'I should think you're getting bored by now.' He was quite taken a aback when I said no I wasn't at all bored. He's in his early 40s and is currently not working because of the after affects of a stroke three years ago. He lives with his elderly parents. Maybe that remark indicates he's bored with his life. He used to be self employed selling things on eBay and as far as I know made a decent living at it.
The chance to read as much as I want for nearly as long as I want has been great and has prepared me nicely for retirement. Not that I would recommend a broken arm to anyone. I don't think I have ever had anything which was that painful for that long. I suppose it didn't help that the unbroken arm was also painful. I took painkillers every day for 4 weeks which has to be the longest I've ever needed to. Now I get the occasional twinge if I make an unwary movement and using a computer mouse for any length of time is still quite uncomfortable, but apart from that I can just about say I'm recovered.
More about books read tomorrow.