Just from curiosity I took a look back on this blog at what I was up to at this time last year. Bin-diving to save R's possessions. That was fun. Then a further hop, to this time two years ago.
A question: "How long have I got?". Meaning of course: "How long before I can't take all this any more and can't go on any longer as a bloke?".
You learn stuff, given enough time.
I've learned that it's not a black and white thing. You can always hang on just that little bit longer, I've been doing it continuously for the last few years. And while I feel sadly a lot closer to the edge than I was a couple of years ago I've also had a couple of extra years practice at making it go just that little bit longer.
All the same though, I can't help thinking that my answer back then was "About two years".
Ah well, another year chalked up. My answer this time next year may or may not be "About three years", but I know for now I have to hang on.
Just that little bit longer.