Friday 29 January 2010
Saturday 23 January 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Mr FF spent Sunday putting back some of the gutters that had come down, this time with more than one screw in each bracket (thanks builder) and the front of the house at least is repaired. The side elevation isn't so urgent as the water discharges onto the garden path and not onto the steps where we walk in and out. Today I've washed away all the debris that came down with the gutters, we've had some sunshine and I'm in totally denial about the snow forecast for Wednesday.
Friday 15 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
While I wait I've cleared the pile of snow that landed outside the garage so Mr FF can get his car in when he comes home tonight and dug a pathway to the fuel store. The coal man had been early this morning and clambered over a metre high pile of snow that was blocking the way to the bunker, three times I assume as he'd delivered three bags. People are so kind, he will be getting a big thank you very soon. It's getting difficult to find places to heap all the snow, at present there is no hope of me getting my car out of the garage but that's not a problem I don't intend going out on my own just yet.
Saturday 9 January 2010
- Restlessness, well maybe not so much of that in fact I am in danger of permanently dinting the sofa, need to move to the other side for a while
- Irritability, yes plenty of that but nothing unusual
- Forgetfulness, again I've had that for ages
- Laughter, Mr FF complains that I laugh at anything and I do
- Excessive sleeping, always in the morning but in this cold spell I've been sleeping so well, cosy with the duvet pulled up over my ears and an extra wool blanket on top
- An urge to go outside even in the snow and dark, actually none of that whatsoever
The worst should pass now because we managed to get out yesterday and stocked up on fresh fruit and veg plus a few essentials that will keep us going for a while. It took three attempts to get the car out of our road, a good application of ash from our stove fixed the worst bits and we were off. The main road into Edinburgh was fairly clear with huge heaps of snow stacked at the sides and the temperature dropped to minus 14 in places. The shops were quiet with a slightly limited selection of stock, damp floors and hunched up people, not a life enhancing experience. The postie hasn't been for 4 days now, the bin men haven't collected for 3 weeks, and no sign of a let up in the weather. Never have flip flops days seem so distant. Keep warm and safe.