ROW80 Check-In 30/01/2013

???????Been a slow week this week. Have made a bit of progress on my goals but not much. For the link to my original goals, see here http://mrsbongle.com/2013/01/06/row80-check-in-06012013/

Done a few more pages on my numerology book. Haven’t been reading most of my library books and have realised that I don’t like at least two of them so will probably be taking them back unread. I use the library as a testing ground for books and authors I don’t normally read and sometimes I find great new things and sometimes I don’t.

Haven’t put any new work out and am still spending too much time on Facebook.

Got some very sad news from my mother today. She e-mailed me to say that her cat Littley had to be put down. The poor thing had cancer, she had two huge tumours, one in her throat and one in her tummy. She will be much missed.

Another day in the Bongle house.

We actually managed to get out of the house today for the first time since last Friday!  Did a load of food shopping and spent £89 (that’s about $120 for the benefit of the Americans) but at least we’re stocked up with milk and bread and eggs and all sorts of other things.  Did it just in time as well because we got home and it immediately started snowing again!

Managed to pop into the Central Library in town and got four more books out!  So much for my idea about reading the books I already have lying round the house first.  Still at least the library books aren’t costing me money.  Now the library have my e-mail address, they send me e-mails when my books are due back so I don’t forget about them and that means I’m not paying a fortune in overdue fines anymore either!

The bad news is that our roof is leaking.  Mr Bongle, otherwise known as lovely hubby, rang the insurance people and they’re sending out a surveyor to look at the damage and decide if our policy covers it.  We’re both praying that it does because otherwise it’s going to cost us a lot of money.  With all the rain we’ve been having and now the snow as well it’s hardly surprising that the roof is suffering though.

And that’s my exciting life!  What about yours?

Snow.

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This is a picture of our back garden that I took about five minutes ago.  As you can see, snow has been falling heavily and it’s still falling.  Now snow looks very pretty and I loved it as a child, (didn’t we all!) but I just don’t enjoy it so much now that I’m forty-seven.

I admit that it makes everything look clean and white because it covers all the litter but it does mean that it’s very cold and I hate the cold!  And it has serious implications for my lovely hubby’s health.

A few years ago my lovely hubby fell down and as a result he got a blood clot in his groin which was DVT and he had to go to hospital.  Ever since then the doctor has said that if he has another fall he has to go straight to hospital and get checked out.  This means that he hates the snow and ice because he is virtually trapped in the house because he can’t go out for fear of falling.

This is hardly an enjoyable set of affairs and I already worry about him falling and hurting himself, even when the weather is normal wind and rain, so I get worried sick when there’s snow and ice on the ground.  So now I’m just hoping the snow melts and disappears as soon as possible!