Being all down about the apparently increasing weakness in my leg, decided that what leg needs is more exercise, so took my rollator out for a walk this afternoon. Only four blocks but found that if I concentrate on walking heel-toe (which is not how I usually walk) I can indeed move quite well. And anyway, I'll have to practise walking like that after surgery so might as well get into the way of it now. Bonus was that I got to visit the Wee Free Library across the street-- and no, I haven't been able to cross the street in months-- and copped a copy of Herodotus which might be a fun reread. I'm sure I have a copy down in the basement but it probably smells of the mildew of ages.
Also took the copy of I Brought the Ages Home, memoir of the guy who established our own Royal Onatrio Museum. Memory says Currelly was something of a pirate-- he was certainly in cahoots with that other pirate, Bishop White-- though you can't prove it by anything in the ROM's literature. The attitude apparently being 'hey there's a revolution happening and the government in chaos, grab those artworks while you can.'