"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Be prepared

The snow has arrived. Spoke to brother last week who lives in the North East. He had made it home on Thursday, but Friday, Monday and Tuesday his school was closed. (Update: the following weekend brother and family drove down the A1 to their new house. And promptly got snowed in. Text message on 7th Dec says they are still camping there - no furniture as they weren't planning to move in til over the Christmas holidays. Keep forgetting to ask where the dogs and cats and guinea pigs are, probably left behind in the care of neighbours at the rented cottage 60 miles away!)
Yesterday, Monday, I suggested to T we get ourselves prepared to be snowed in. We did a large grocery shop and brought in a pile of logs for the stove. Lucky we did, as the roads are now slippy and slidey.
The living room is toasty, but the desk area by the back door where the PC sits is cold. Today is 'lets move all the furniture around' day. Down from the office upstairs comes my Dad's antique knee-hole desk. This will go on an internal wall, near a radiator, and under two lights - a warmer spot for the PC user. First two shelving units (plus contents) have to be moved elsewhere to make room. Etc etc. In all, 5 pieces of furniture play musical chairs before settling in their new homes. Keeps you warm!
Weight: 9st again. Hurrah
New layout of furniture and computer works well. My exercise today was to clear the paths of snow and the car of its blanket of snow. Not that it's going anywhere, we live on a hill where the roads dont get gritted.
With the central heating off I'm staying perfectly warm and snug in front of the stove. Today it's burning a mix of smokeless fuel, free logs from the KRIV area, and bits of broken chair.

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