Sunday, July 22, 2007

The rains continue but I am grateful that we haven't had any flooding.

There has however been flooding at the bottom of my sister's road and at my nieces school, they live in Barry which is only a few miles away. A lot of the guests at the wedding that SnoWhite and Ariel went to yesterday also had difficulties getting to the wedding as they came from up around the border -Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester which has seen a lot of flooding. The only problem we are experiencing is so much rain is causing next doors garden to smell( the dog poop neighbours!).

A pedestrian in a flooded street in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Torrential rain left several parts of Barry under water on Friday

SnoWhite cried last night when she read that a certain young man from Hogwarts had died. However, if it had been a different young man from Hogwarts who had died she would have been inconsolable. Enough said as Ariel hasn't yet read the book.

I realise that when I talk about my arthritis - back pain- Dercum's it must sound like I am a complete moaner........Sorry! I never though about it that way.
I actually do not consider myself to be sick-I only think of myself as sick when I have a cold or something viral. I am lucky to have Fiona and SnoWhite to watch Beauty when I need to lie down because of the pain in my back or joints. As I have a day bed off the kitchen where I lie down I still feel as if I am part of everything that is going on and I usually lie down until the pain killers kick in. I do have a wheelchair but my back only feels better if I lie down for at least an hour, there appears to be as much pressure on my back sitting as standing. Even the piggies go quiet when I lie down but the moment I sit up on the bed to get up they start wheeking like crazy, their hearing is so good they know when I am moving. Oh it is so nice to be loved that much! With Beauty as long as she has plentiful supplies of 'you-gut', pizza, fish, crisps and chocolate she is happy but she is just as happy for her sisters to feed her as me thank goodness.
The minute I start sounding like the hypochondriac widow in Pollyanna please let me know!

1 comment:

Steve said...

I spent most of yesterday - my wedding anniversary - sandbagging my place of work as the river rose high enough to breach the building foundations. We now have an under floor store that is under 5ft of dirty water! Everything in it is ruined. All our flood defences made very little difference.




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.