Thanks for popping in. It’s been quite a Monday, I can tell you! It started very early with a serious rainstorm. Like a proper flash flood, such as I have only ever experienced in America. Grace is always encouraging me to download an app which gives you ambient sounds, like the sound of water. Apparently, it relaxes you. I imagine the app offers waves gently lapping up onto a sandy beach, not rain pissing down stair rods at the window. Certainly wasn’t very relaxing anyway. The storm calmed down to steady rainfall, and I was lying there in the dark, wondering whether to give up on sleep for the night, get up, and put the kettle on, when I heard more raindrops – but they sounded much closer than before. Flicked the lightswitch, and yep – the ambience had moved indoors. Water was coming through the ceiling. Tell you what, you don’t half move fast when you see a puddle of dirty water forming on a cream carpet! Really REALLY fast!! In fact, Dave was back upstairs with a basin to catch said leak before I could even get my dressing gown on! Quick Draw Mcgraw!
And then the games began. Ladder dragged up the lawn cum quagmire in the deluge, and Dave up the ladder. Me at the bottom of the ladder, ready to catch him. Ha ha ha. No, apparently, I was there to stop the ladder slipping.
Leaves and mud cleared out – and cascade of water released. In this crazy world we live in, one this is still certain: Gravity sure does work. Down Pipe blockage cleared, disaster averted. Dave and Barbie soaked, but nothing major. Nothing that a little stain block and a lick of paint won’t fix. We are lucky, very lucky. I am very lucky to have a fella who chases up the ladder in the pouring rain to fix the problem too.
And all this before 6am! So much action on a Monday morning! Then the stamp machine broke down at Clarity so we went there next, then the M25 en route to the hospital was blocked, then Dad couldn’t be discharged after all, because of further complications. That was the low point. Not the rain or the knackered stamp machine or the leak or the traffic jam – my Dad thinking he was coming home, and being told he had to stay in longer. It’s been over a month now. That’s a long time. But hey. We talked it through, and he gets it. Better safe than sorry. Patience, Acceptance and Tolerance.
So yeah. A perfect storm. Fires in one place, floods in another. Where will it all end? Who knows. One day at a time, one thing at a time, we will get through this. What we will find at the other end is still debatable.
So on that cheerful note, how about treating yourself to some of our Wonderful Wordchains? Great!! Perfect!! I love these !! Designed them myself too…
Here’s a Gelpress piece I made a long time ago, using a great Word Chain word : TRUST. I have to trust that things will work out just as they are supposed to. Not perhaps as I want – but certainly as they are supposed to.
In fact, I’ve just scrolled back through my photos and found lots of Word Chain examples….
As useful and arty today as ever – and Half price this week.