Good morning all well we have had just the merest scattering of snow which has hardly touched the ground it is mostly just wet. Yesterday was a real eye opener when the ladies came to take care of Mike they were really lovely girls and he behaved well but once that was done I had a two and half hour session answering questions while they filled in a 20 page risk assessment. Everything from where the stop cock was to wether I had sufficient storage space. Still I am not complaining I was just surprised at the amount of paperwork required to get someone washed and dressed in the morning. It felt more like speaking to an estate agent than carers and they too were in despair at all the paper needed which probably no one will read ever.
I took a walk up the road to get some milk and it is the first time I have been out of the house and boy did the cold air hit me in the chest. It was like breathing fire...... Poor James is at the height of his illness and spent most of the day asleep in bed which is by far the best place for him. As I write the snow is falling quite hard but doesn't look like it will settle. I had intended to take Dante to the last shoot of the season but I think I would be foolish to go and stand in the cold for hours so I have decided against it.
Sorry I am a bit late but I had a pretty terrible night and finally fell asleep in the wee small hours so I have slept in late. I now need to get my backside in gear and get going as the carer will be here in 20 minutes. Im not sure if they are a help or a hinderance but at least Mike will do what they ask without putting up a fight so for him they are a help.
My mind is a total blank with regard to food for today and I can see us having a nice pasta lunch with whatever I can find to put on it. None of us has really got an appetite so we are largely grazing on what we can find. Fortunately my house is stocked for a siege so we would be fine for about a month before we ran out of food. I might even be lazy and get a food order delivered by one of the supermarkets while we are all poleaxed.
Anyway must go now time is flying and lots to do - Oh by the way our new neighbours moved in yesterday and I did just stick my head out and welcome them and explain that we were all down with plague and were not being antisocial. I will make proper introductions once we are all up and running again. I don't suppose they would thank me for a dose of bugs given how stressful moving is anyway.