Good morning, everyone. We've had another wet night and there's still some drizzle in the air but yesterday started off dull and ended up glorious so fingers crossed. You never know!
First of all, a HUGE thank you for the donations/sponsorship for my July swim in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. On Facebook, the donations have shot through my first target so I have set a slightly higher one and on Just Giving they are getting there. You are brilliant!
I set up two Donation Stations (so to speak) to give people a choice. Some like to use the Facebook giving route and some prefer Just Giving so it seemed sensible. They are separate with their own targets but in the same cause.
I'll not go on about it all the time but, probably once a week, I'll repost the links to both and I'm sure I will rabbit on about the preparations because this is my life (some of it) and my blog. :-)
So - I've started by finding out how long the pool is (thanks for the comment yesterday, Riverside Hermit). It's twenty metres so five lengths = 100m and 50 lots of 100m will get me there. It's not hard to do five lengths - I always do a whole lot more than that - so it really is achievable, even taking into account my other regular commitments through July.
Once a teacher (especially an SEN coordinator, always a teacher - I've set up a sheet to record progress < grin >
We (me and the audiologist) spent some time discussing my main aids and the issues I have found with it. What I hadn't realised was that most of the different channels are automatic - the aids adjust to the conditions around me which explains changes in tone quality that had puzzled me. It also explains the issues I had last week during the shows when the sounds kept changing in quality and volume, sort of zoning in and out (the music WAS pretty loud) and he showed me how to change them to the music setting on my phone so that shouldn't happen any more.
He also showed me how to change the wax traps but said I really don't need to worry too much about that as my ears are 'remarkably' free of wax (lucky me!).