Sunday, December 27, 2009
We Have Water! But Can't Get to the Sales! Old Photos.
Thankfully, the water de-frosted yesterday so we had running water again. It does make life easier! We have had sun during the day which did the trick I think. The trouble is, the sun has melted much of the snow, then at night the temperature has dropped to freezing and it's all frozen again! What with our water freezing and the gas freezing, Jim said 'I guess it's the plague of frogs next'! lol.
We thought we'd head off to the sales today. We haven't been out since the Monday before Christmas because of the weather. We expected the roads to be ice free by now. How wrong we were. The road up to the main road isn't too bad as the farmers have been gritting it, so we reached the top road ok. Far from being clear, the top road was just sheet ice. We struggled to get up the first incline and decided fairly quickly that it wasn't worth the risk, so turned round and went back home! Ah well, the best laid plans and all that.
It was a bit disappointing as we'd both fancied a day out. Buster was so excited to see us, you'd think we had been out for hours, not 20 minutes.
So we spent most of today sorting out my studio/office. Jim put a curtain pole up and we have hung one curtain up on it, as that's all we have that fits! I have brought things down from upstairs and the shed outside. It's so exciting rediscovering things that were in store.
Like most people I have many old photo albums, some of which are falling apart. Jim is going to scan them for me and has just started. My daughter K and son Jason will probably be surprised to see these photos. Please forgive the quality, it was in 1973 and 74! The one at the top shows K and Jason at the top of our slide. This was taken in the garden of our old cottage in Thetford, Norfolk. My first husband and I bought it in 1972 for not much more than £2000! It was very small with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 rooms downstairs. We then bought the one next door and eventually the one next door to that! The whole lot cost about £5000. Hard to believe now. Inside were huge oak beams and the ceilings were very low and the windows tiny.
Jason at the top of the slide. What a mucky face he has!
K (she was called Trina then) at the top and Jason waiting at the bottom of the slide.
This photo was taken after a wedding with Jason on the left and Trina on the right. I remember making that suit of K's!
Finally, this is Jason and K's dad Ken, my first husband at our housewarming party. I don't remember the lady but she was called Pat according to my note under the photo!
That's it for today -short and sweet. I hope those of you still on holiday are enjoying the break.