Well, I sure do hate this weather! I have been trapped inside ‘cause of all this snow and ice. Just can’t go out if its slippery. Seems crazy I know at my age (still makes me laugh when that ‘pudding’ from Yorkshire suddenly decided I was 70!) but then not everybody has a smashed back.
What makes it worse is, I hate to rely on charity. Not that I ever ask for it. But Gareth phoned me up to ask what I needed, and at moreorless the same time so did Speedqueen who turned up with her friend Sue with two huge bags of food. (Ok, ok . . . and a bottle of whisky!). Problem is, I had no money to give them! They didn’t care saying I could pay later, which of course I will. Its not that I haven’t got money; its just that its all in the bank and I can’t get to it! I can’t even get across the road at the moment, let alone the bank! This is not ‘self-pity’ everyone (personally I hate that); just stating the facts of the situation.
I had a visit from my close friend K this afternoon and we relaxed for a few hours. She really is a beautiful lady (even if she can be a bit ‘bossy’ sometimes) but I know its only because she’s only concerned about my welfare and she goes back a long way, even to the beginning, so to speak. (I have to be careful because I know she reads this!)
She asked if I was ‘eating properly’ and I said ‘yes’. She said “I hope you are not treating that as food”, (pointing to a bottle of wine Gareth had left on the table) “because I am talking about proper food”!
“I really have “, I said, “and what’s more I’ve done loads more work on the books”.
I let her read some printed draught pages, and she was pleased with that.
Though she’s not too happy with the “Pact With the Devil” one; she really wants me to let that drop. I explained that the only reason I couldn’t do that was because ‘clergy’ became involved in the whole scenario, and the matter had to be told as it happened; not ‘lied about’ as to how things just didn’t happen at all.
I think she conceded that I was determined to publish it regardless, so her attitude was ‘if I can’t talk you out of it’, ‘then I can only support you’.
I think I said before, I have had all the computers moved now; into the warmer room.
So, and with K’s blessing, I hope my Blogs will be a bit more regular now.
Thanks Matt, by the way, I have just released your post and will get around to answering it tomorrow.
But for the moment everyone,