I am checking out again for a few days. I need to go to hospital for surgery and am planning to be back next week. At least this intermezzo will give me plenty of time to read again while recovering, let’s just hope my roommates won’t be too talkative. The last thing I want is people I don’t know wittering on non stop about their ailments, expecting me to answer. Or is that common hospital tradition? Oh, well, they won’t kick me out for misbehaviour, will they?