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Crash landing [May. 25th, 2014|05:38 pm]
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There's still one last day of holiday to write about: no major excursions, but full of small pleasures. And the journey home went smoothly, too. After which -

For some reason I had a bad night on Friday: this happens occasionally, and mostly I can pin it down to eating too richly, or too late, or reacting to something specific that I've eaten. I used to have a digestion of iron, but this is no longer the case - increasing age or side effects of medication, who knows? From time to time I have a night of indigestion and sleeping badly, and then I'm fine - if a bit sleepy - the morning after. This one was worse: indigestion plus feeling sick, and still feeling fragile the morning after (still not one hundred per cent today, but nearly). It's no big deal, and many of the people I know have it much worse, all the time - but I felt particularly affronted. The holidays are over, I'm back home, and this is the welcome I get?

Fragile or no, yesterday was the start of a bank holiday weekend, we'd been away, time to go shopping. I went to check what there was in the freezer and discovered that the rim of frost had gone from around the cabinet; the motor was running but the contents were no longer entirely frozen. This, too, could have been much worse: I had been trying to empty the freezer, so that we could carry out a long overdue defrosting. Well, now I know what happens if you put that off for too long... Is it repairable? Neither of us is inclined to grapple with that question: and if durham_rambler isn't trying to find a mechanic, to patch up the old rather than replace it, then I'm pretty sure the answer must be no, anyway. So we have ordered a replacement, which will be delivered, and the carcase removed, on Friday afternoon. We're going for another chest freezer, but a smaller one - though, irritatingly, it is marginally larger in the two external dimensions where I would really have appreciated it being smaller (height, and distance it will project from the wall).

Meanwhile, we are attempting to use up as much as possible of the contents. J has very kindly agreed to come round after church and help us eat things. I wonder how much I can persuade her to take away with her?
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2014-05-25 05:35 pm (UTC)
I usually have a night like that after overeating. It's miserable, but relatively short-lived. I am sorry to hear you had an extended version!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-05-26 10:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! The mean thing is, I hadn't been overeating - or not since lunchtime, anyway! Despite which, I'm sure you're right, that's all it was!
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[User Picture]From: gillpolack
2014-05-26 12:13 am (UTC)
No-one should wake up feeling fragile. Not ever! (I did that too, this morning.)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-05-26 10:04 am (UTC)
Your fragility is one of the things that helps me keep a sense of proportion about mine (but really, it's too kind of you, you shouldn't do it!).
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[User Picture]From: gillpolack
2014-05-26 10:09 am (UTC)
What can I say? I'm a very kind person!!

My fragility this morning turned out to be a fascinating weather change. We had a severe weather warning for overnight and tomorrow. I am very impressed with my body :).
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-05-26 10:06 am (UTC)
I'm hoping for great things from the new freezer: it will be smaller, I'll keep it full, it will require less defrosting (it promises that in the product description, and they never lie, do they?)...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-05-29 02:17 pm (UTC)
I am fine; new frezer due to be delivered tomorrow (the moment of truth...)
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