I’ve never been so glad to finish a weeks work in my life, normally the working week flies by with only my diminishing bananas to remind me what day it is. The sore back this week meant that apart from doing a couple of hours in the wheelhouse to relieve the skipper, juggling a few cars on the deck and doing the routine maintenance I’ve done precious little else 😦 The net result of which has been a very long week indeed.
The light dusting atop Glamaig on Monday crept slowly down during the cold breezy day
that was Tuesday.
I had fully intended to write a few lines last night before I got stuck into the bottle of ‘medicine’ that a good friend had procured for me from the Co op wine counter. However after four hours of filling in a form to ‘Ofgem’ regarding my wind and hydro turbines and failing to convert a ‘Jpeg’ of my wiring into a ‘PDF’ I gave up and went to bed in a huff! Not only was I physically useless but now I was mentally incompetent as well 🙂
Having said that, the medicine might have had something to do with it because it worked fine this morning 🙂
As I was slaving away over my hot computer this morning the swineherd had the easy job of feeding and mucking out the pigs in the fresh snow 🙂
This bad back does have its good points! hopefully it will encourage me to complete my VAT return on time and wade through a mountain of paperwork that’s been on the ‘back burner’ for months. I’ve made a very encouraging start by getting that form off to ‘Ofgem’, despite having months to get it in I submitted it just before the deadline tomorrow 🙂
More important than the VAT return was the return of Winnie the back person who’d been away for a few days and whom wifey and I both had an appointment with. After 40 mins on her couch I left felling two inches taller and wifey went in for her session.
Leaving me with time to watch the ‘opposite shift’ battling with the north wind
until they reached the relative shelter of the old pier.
It also gave me a chance to go and see what had been going on at the new car park in front of the shop
where I found three freshly built cairns with three beautifully carved slices of tree set in the top.
Each one commemorating, (which hardly seems like the right word as most were forced and many died) the departure of generations of Raasay folk, (though it was the same throughout the highlands and islands) to the four corners of the world.
Four months on a sailing ship!!!!!
When the old mill is restored and this walk and the car park finished it really is going to be a bonny wee spot.
That was about it really, I’ve spent most of the day sat bolt upright in the kitchen writing letters and phoning people, both of which I don’t like doing. One good thing though, the money that had been ‘siphoned’ out of my business account last month by someone of French ancestry with an Orange mobile phone who supports Birmingham FC and likes to stay in Travelodge hotels on the way to a foreign holiday had been replaced 🙂
I know, it’s a pretty rubbish effort but you try sitting down for a week and trying to make it sound interesting 🙂
So I’ll leave you with the weather and get on with my work 🙂