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On the motorway driving thing it sounds like you may need to enlist OH's help to rebuild your confidence if you're OK driving with him in the car too? So when you go places that are a bit further afield and need a motorway drive, you drive there, he drives back perhaps? You could certainly do with knowing you have the confidence to do it allowing that you want the flexibility for job hunting and have family members living away from home too, I guess. (Plus think what a boost to your confidence generally it would be to beat that fear!)
The job was lots of take in, nothing difficult but a lot that's 'fiddly'. However the permanent member of staff I work with comes from the same village as me and has a later start time! There's also another temp coming in to answer calls. I also couldn't fathom out Christmas there seem to have a long closure but with some departments still open, so was told wouldn't know what they'd be doing with me. For now, I'm just going to concentrate on the wages, that it'll update my skill set and update my CV and see what happens.
Ds and his gf were given a very generous cash gift towards their wedding yesterday from a friend. Summer last year DS fetched 2 uni mates home and they camped in our garden. One Uni mate became DS girlfriend, the other whilst at our house got news that a close relative had passed away without making a will and he was sole heir. This relative had been awarded a large compensation claim years earlier and there was a large chunk still left. The lad hadn't seen this relative for some years following his parents divorce and was estranged from the little family he did have. I found him one morning in a bit of a state and he confessed he'd had a breakdown in the early hours over it all. Me and DH gave him some emotional support and guidance to help him. I'm so touched with the generosity he's shown, it's certainly going to help things.
How lovely of your son's friend to gift him some wedding funds. You were obviously there for him in his time of need, which shows how much he appreciated the support.
Hope day 2 is as good
Is your DD in good health again now?