This weather is killing me!

… ok ok, maybe not exactly killing me but it is for sure killing the part of me which is responsible for energy levels… I wake up tired, spend my whole day tired, go to sleep tired, but wake up hopeful that now tomorrow has arrived it will be a nice new day… then I realise it is still raining and the weather person says it’s going to carry on raining for days to come… and the cycle begins… day after day…forever…

Please stop raining already!

Enough is enough!

It was fun in the beginning but now this is really not much fun anymore… from one strong cup of coffee to the next, with some energy boosting drinks between and still… all I want to do is a Big Fat Nothing! I have so many plans and outstanding work, reading, writing and all I can do is nothing! I seem to spend all my energy reserves just trying to stay awake… but when I go to sleep I do not sleep because I am not really tired, as I did nothing all day…

I wish it would stop raining!

Winters are always hard on my energy levels but this, what is happening now out there is just totally over the top… I knew when I moved to the UK that it is known as a wet country but OMG! Enough is enough! I swear even the ducks are complaining!

We have already had our own private drama connected to this awesome weather – I refer to our leaking roof – and I thought that once this is sorted I will be able to relax a bit and calm down and enjoy myself… but no… the rain is still pouring down from the sky and I think I am loosing it!

So please Mother Nature – STOP!

Move on!

Go somewhere where the rain is really needed!

You have outstayed your welcome here!

Then I watch the news and my heart goes out to all those people whose homes now have the rain inside up to their waists, ruined Christmases, ruined New Years, probably many ruined birthdays and anniversaries not to mention ruined lives for many. Their life collections of memorabilia and memories forever tarnished by the relentless assault by Mother Nature, and I well up with sorrow. It puts our leaky roof in to perspective… I think this may not only be the wettest winter for 250 years but it’s a big enough catastrophe to be remembered and talked about for the next 250 years.

So now I feel lucky, but I stand by my earlier statement

STOP RAINING!

We have a leak!

What to do? What to do?

I say again for full dramatic effect – We have developed a leak!

Our leak :-(
Our leak 🙁

Stupid temperamental UK weather!…  so much rain and such strong winds 🙁

It looks like something has gone wrong with our roof.  The loft is all boarded up (the previous owners have turned all the eaves into cupboards and yes it is ideal for ease of storage but definitely not for access) so we cannot see a lot, as we are not able to get there.  There is a space to stick your head through and shine a torch, which we did and it looks dry … but obviously it is not!

Anyhow called our home emergency insurance number and after being on hold for 47 minutes the “lovely” man at the insurance brokers told me “Not to worry. We will get to you when we can…” Apparently due to the severe inclement weather there are several hundred people worse off than us, so we are not a high priority… but we have a leak and when it is raining it is dripping on my head…

We were told that bedroom ceiling is probably not going to collapse on our heads, so we have no need to worry. How silly is that! I have a leaking house, so of course I worry! Really some of this customer service people should go to some sensitivity training…

What a start to the New Year, hey?

I blame global warming for all these excessive weather changes, but who do we blame for global warming?!?

I am upset! One of the bedrooms is out of use and all we can do is sit and wait… or I guess we could just get a roofer and pay him X amount of hard earned £££… if we could, we would…

I hope the beginning to your new year goes much better!

Stay dry!