>Whoo, we don’t half have a bit of a fog at the moment here at Sleepy Hollow. It came down over Death Highway on my way in and has got thicker and thicker. Now I can’t even see that lovely old Victorian house, hardly. Very atmospheric.

Yesterday was mostly a day of thought. I did get some work done, but I also spent an hour or so lying on the small settee listening to a CD of a rain storm. I sorted a lot of stuff out in my head and am feeling positive again about the coming year – not that I was feeling negative, I just needed to tidy up what was going on in there.

Today has so far been a bad news/good news day. The bad news is: I think the brakes have gone on my car – as if I don’t have enough things breaking down on me just now. I have to get them looked at, it’s essential. But I could have really, really, really done without it. The good news is: we get a bonus in January – wahey! Not a huge amount, but every little helps.

From January’s wage I also start to put a bit away for this, a bit away for that, covering things like home & garden, books & DVDs, pet care, car maintenance, clothes, and holidays & leisure. This should ensure I at least have money squirrelled somewhere the next time things start to go wrong.

Today I finally crack open my last tenner of the month – I’ve stretched it over 3 weeks so far … I need to get stuff like bread, milk, bacon, but I also want to pick up a couple of magazines I can send fillers to.

At teatime today a near neighbour will hopefully fix my hot water. He thinks it may be the diaphragm or the micro switch, either of which would be affordable. The lovely man, bless him, also said he’d wait for payment, as it’s not pay day until Monday – but he said he’d pinch my milk every day until I did pay him … that’s how close he is and there was me forgetting I had a heating engineer virtually on my doorstep.

It’s a 4-day week at work this week, then next week’s 3-day week is going to be Tue, Wed, Thu instead of Tue, Wed, Fri, as I’m out Thursday night.


12 thoughts on “>Fog

  1. Becky 19 January 2010 / 12:07 pm

    >No fog on this side of the hills..yet ! I love the sound of the rain CD… I could do with that too ! It's lovely isn't it when people show acts of kindness, like your neighbour .


  2. Diane 19 January 2010 / 12:15 pm

    >I got mine, 3 of 'em, from http://www.partnersinrhyme.com – The Perfect Storm, Jungle Rain, and Rain. The Rain one is good white noise for concentration, the other 2 are nice and relaxing.Yes, I was surprised when the neighbour said that as it's the first time I've met him and he has a proper business to run. The keep fat buddy's hubby is mates with him. I told him on the phone there was no rush as I don't get paid until Monday, and he said "We'll be there teatime today", and that was yesterday.


  3. carolwarham 19 January 2010 / 12:41 pm

    >Foggy and gloomy here as well, but lovely neighbours cast a warm glow. Lucky you to have an heating engineer so close.


  4. Diane 19 January 2010 / 12:55 pm

    >I can't believe I forgot he was there. And because he's so successful, I thought he'd charge through the nose and be totally cold, business-like, and lack understanding. Perhaps his attitude is why his business is so successful.


  5. Devon Ellington 19 January 2010 / 3:06 pm

    >Sounds like you've got it all beautifully organized, as usual.Lying there listening to music and sorting things out is VERY important.


  6. Diane 19 January 2010 / 3:17 pm

    >It was a good hour well spent.


  7. Melissa Marsh 19 January 2010 / 5:55 pm

    >We've had fog every day since Friday – very unusual for this part of the state. But I love it!


  8. Josie 19 January 2010 / 6:03 pm

    >fog here too , I'll swap you your neighbours for ours ; -) Josie x


  9. Diane 19 January 2010 / 8:05 pm

    >Melissa: I quite like it too, yet more seasonal definition. Don't like driving in it but do like the atmosphere it creates.


  10. Diane 19 January 2010 / 8:08 pm

    >Josie: Thanks but, erm, no thanks. I'll even suffer our little horror, thank you. :-)Fog's lifted now.


  11. Suzanne Jones 19 January 2010 / 9:04 pm

    >Hooray for the January bonus and convenient heating engineer.X


  12. Diane 20 January 2010 / 10:39 am

    >Too right. :o)


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