Saturday, 29 December 2012
The wind was fairly rattling through the rafters during the night. Rain hurtling against the window panes. As if we needed any more. Being Saturday, we didn't have to go out today except for stocking up on milk and bread and that was looking less and less like an option. A lone builder drove up the single track road early morning to put a few finishing touches to the barn conversion next door (and looked like he might be stopping the night) Less than an hour and the water was swirling and raging so you could hardly distinguish brook from road.
But with a little bit of help from his friends and a bit of a poke at the drains, it went down just enough for him to creep his vehicle through the middle of the road. I was holding my breath in case the car conked out half way through and he got stuck right in the centre. He was only wearing a light top, jogging bottoms and trainers. The joys of country living :(