Musica was right. That was exactly what I was referring to. Here's what Sam reported to Frodo: ‘It seems she didn’t like my going abroad at all, poor lass; but as I hadn’t spoken, she couldn’t say so. And I didn’t speak, because I had a job to do first. But now I have spoken, and she says: ‘’Well, you’ve wasted a year, so why wait longer?’’ ‘’Wasted?’’ I says. ‘’I wouldn’t call it that.’’ I should have reacted to your message much earlier Musica; accept my apologies pls. I had not checked this since a long while.