Sturm und Drang
And that’s just the weather. We are fortunate not to have the house flooded but it is still a bit scary when you have to put furniture in front of the balcony windows to stop them exploding inwards. The next morning the sun comes out and one rushes up two floors to open all the south facing windows to let in the sun and air. By the time one is back on the ground floor the sky blackens, the heavens open and its back up the flippin’ stairs again.
And the handy men are working their socks off. Over a week ago I rang the insurance to report storm damage and they wanted it tackled ASAP. No way would I let anyone up on the roof in this weather and told then so. Then they wanted a temporary job to be done and a costing for repair and making good. OK well I’ll do my best and M said he would come this morning for a costing and a cup of tea. As he often turns up at 8am I have been up since crack of dawn.
And I’m worried about Joy. I haven’t seen her for a week – not wanting to give her my ‘cold’. We had a loose arrangement to meet for lunch over the week-end and her daughter was going to whisk her off to stay with her for a few days next week, but Joy doesn’t feel up to it although she is longing to met her new great grand-child. I asked her if she would like me to pop round this afternoon when – hopefully - M will have been, but she felt she would like to walk down to me. If she doesn’t I’m going round.
With time on my hands this morning I had another go at posting photos to no avail. I shall just have to be patient until one of my experts turns up. Where’s an
when you need one? Alice
God bless the Co-op: the last two Fridays I have been so thankful that I could get myself there through atrocious weather by cab, then come home and have it all delivered. There s something so peaceful about wandering round a super market .popping things at will in a trolley and knowing someone else is going to get it home for you.
Almost lunchtime and no M. I think waiting for someone –even Godot- is my least favourite thing. I’ve hand washed a cashmere sweater, done a bit of ironing and checked my annual report for L& G (hurrah they’ve gone up). If I start lunch he’ll appear. I’m going to have a specially baked nutty roll (any four for a £1) with ham, beetroot,carrot and onion,in a vinagrette dressing, roasted veg couscous, tomato and cucumber- because its there. Then raspberries with vanilla yoghourt.
Whilst I’m waiting here are a few wise words:
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J Boorstin
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
M or no M – its time for a bite.