In other news, the marquis is off in Bath playing board games and enjoying himself. I have done cleaning, in the breaks between waiting on Ish. The hell cold seems finally to be on its way out, too, which is very good. I felt rather abandoned to begin with, but have cheered myself up by watching Taare Zameen Par which turned up on the pay-per-view. I'd been putting it off rather -- it got mixed reviews and the plot (about an inspirational teacher helping a boy with dyslexia) sounded potentially both preachy and saccharine. But in fact it's pretty good -- it focuses mainly on the child, who is an excellent young actor playing an engaging character. The review that I read somewhere that claimed that star and director Aamir Khan spends much of the film in tears is true -- devoted as I am to Aamir, he does love to be sentimental -- but the story is mainly strong enough to survive that. And the music is excellent.
Tomorrow, Ish has to ahve his bandages changed at the vet, and then I need to do more cleaning and get back to Grass King. In between scratching his ears for him, of course.