Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Normal service will be resumed when I've got the energy!
Sorry can't come to the door right now I'm too stressed.
I've been ill with a hacking cough, headache and now sinusitis for the last five days.
The temperature here on Monday was -10 and my pipes froze
Around the same time my 86 year old Uncle was in dire need of my support as his flights from Manchester to Boston via Heathrow got cancelled.
So Monday night saw me leaving the doors to the loft spaces open to try and thaw the pipes out, all the doors to the rooms had to be kept firmly shut. The rooms got boiling and the hall and landing where like going outside.
But hey it worked and now all unlagged pipes are decidedly cozy now!
As for my Uncle, two hours Monday night two hours yesterday and probably another stint tonight trying to sort things over the internet. He lives in the next town so I probably phoned him 15 times last night wanting information.
But is so frustrating is that the Manchester flight was cancelled, and although a notice went up saying the Heathrow Boston flight was cancelled they obviously changed their mind and it went. Uncle couldn't have got there so he's now lost his money. So his choice is to fork out more money or stay home and not see his daughter and grandchildren.
And he's feeling very stressed and obviously unhappy at the loss of his money. And I'm doing my best to try and fix all the things I can.
But I feel so ill and stressed myself.
Never mind big son is home tomorrow and all the food is here, so tomorrow can be devoted to cleaning and baking before he arrives.
Just wish I had a bit more energy to deal with it all.
I hope you all have a magical Christmas and I'll be back when I've got the energy.
PS Good news I spent 20 minutes waiting for tbe airline to answer the phone but it paid off and my dear old Uncle is travelling to Boston on Christmas Eve! With no loss of money. Determination has sorted it out.
So just my health to sort out now!