I've been a bit quiet recently as battling with a series of sad and miserable events, and of course the RA never likes being ignored so has been making itself felt in as many ways as it can. The Dirty Dancing line "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" could have been written for my RA I think.
Anyway I thought I'd tell you all about the funny side of my life at the moment, to take my mind off the fact that I'm freezing cold and typing wrapped in a blanket with a sock on my hand (can't fit a glove over the wrist splints, so sacrificed a sock!). The first absurd thing is that the roof is being replaced at the moment. Yes, in January (it was supposed to start in September, but a long story why not). So the roof above me is mainly a plastic sheet. And of course, this is the moment when the central heating breaks down. And, to add to it all, last night it started to snow. But not to worry, I have a wood burning stove. Or so I thought. So there I am early this morning, huddled next to the fire, when there's a tap on the window. And it's Germinal (my roofers are called Germinal, Florian and Hervé) asking if I could put the fire out as the wind has changed direction so the smoke is getting in their eyes..... and could I possibly pop up onto the roof to show them where to put the veluxes as their plan has blown away in the wind! I had to laugh at the very thought of getting up a ladder, when it's hard enough for me to get down stairs at the moment. None of the home renovation books mention planning the works around RA flares...... Hope you're all warm, as I'm not! Polly