Anyway, the immediate stresses I mentioned with kissycat1000 are over, and I think things are gradually improving. Yay!
I insured myself on the old Escort, and put ev1ldonut on as a named driver as he explains here. More money, but it means I can drive anyone's car 3rd party, and it makes my and his lives easier in terms of transporting stuff and fixing bikes, and getting around, respectively.
This weekend has been good - relaxed, close and generally good. Just what was needed I think :)
Oh, and I am definitely going to do jury service starting on the 8th December; quite possibly a welcome change.