The rain still continues. I’m fast running out of dry clothes. I have decided I’m perverse, I enjoy extreme weather. I’m not sure how much rain has fallen but it is a great deal…..I’ll guess a good foot, maybe more, possibly a full yard.
I was out at the back of seven, the dogs were insistent. The wind had dropped but it was still pouring. I got back and scratched a breakfast together….porridge made with water, black coffee and a banana that was long past it’s eat by date. I had run out of milk, tobacco, bread, tobacco, butter, tobacco, bananas and tobacco.
Around nine fifteen the rain stopped. I’d used all my tobacco, did I mention I hadn’t had a smoke for twelve hours? I decided to risk it. The going was, what horse racing aficionados describe as, heavy. The round trip takes an hour and a half…..I was like greased lightning in the supermarket, my wellies fighting for traction, arms akimbo for balance and the basket clattering off the shelves at the end of every isle. To further expedite the job I decided to use the self checkout. As usual I buggered up the machine and had to wait five minutes for the young lady to come and sort it all out. I wasted a further couple of minutes chatting to this angel of mercy and then went to customer services to get a paper and the damn tobacco.Great, only one old dear in front of me. As always seems to be the case when I’m rushing the daft old bat was checking a bag full of lottery tickets. Another ten minutes gone. Out I scuttled, untied the dogs and we set off back. Twenty yards from home the heavens opened…….blessed I am. God rewards the righteous and conversely….. the devil looks after his own.
Anyone remember the drought?
In my haste I forgot loads of things whilst provisioning so will have to go again tomorrow.
That’s all for today. Keep safe and keep dry.