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Cold, Wet and Miserable

Yes, it's a very British thing to moan about the . But I'm going to do it anyway.

It has been MISERABLE here today. No other word for it. It has been raining all day on and off, and the barometers in my knees are telling me they're Not Happy . It's never really been truly light today and my plans to take photographs for new listings have had to be put on hold because there hasn't been enough light.

I was out in the conservatory earlier on, tidying up my husband's donations to the Great Project (TM) and water was thundering down on the roof from truly leaden skies. The sight of the rain on the patio was very similar to the picture. Dismal. Later on, when Mr C returned from church, he was sopping just from walking down from the bus stop (1/4 mile).

I battled on nevertheless, completing the washing up of the dishes as well as two loads of and drying. Upon sitting down to list at least some of the items for sale mid-afternoon, I realised that my knees were aching and my feet were cold.

My parents bought me a new pair of bedsocks (with on, of course) as part of my birthday present this year. These have now been applied to my feet, along with my Ugg boots, which are ugly as sin but are great for winter slippers on a laminate floor. I am now thus insulated from the cold and damp as best I can be. The fire is on, and supper is planned for around half an hour (UK GMT time presently 19:30).

has been poured and things are looking up a bit.

Image Credit » by Giuliamar

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CoralLevang wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:35 PM

We have our times to moan, as well. Our WA weather is much like your UK weather.

When was your birthday??

markgraham wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:35 PM

Enjoy your dinner for tomorrow will be better I hope. I can see from your description exactly what your day looked like.

MegL wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:47 PM

It's not quite as bad here. It was dry for a while earlier, then wet, now dry again.

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:56 PM

My birthday was a week or so back corallevang . We are having a wet and mild winter this year rather than the more usual cold and frost/snow. I'm a bit worried as I expect the snow will come late and hard this season. So I'm in for months of aches and pains. Oh well. More time to be indoors writing and listing things for sale so I can make money to afford have a central heating system installed in this house.

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:57 PM

I hope it will be better tomorrow, markgraham . I am a miserable cuss when it's damp.

lexiconlover wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:58 PM

I love the rain, a lot- but it has been gray and miserable here for a week and a half.

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 2:58 PM

I think it is finally drying out here overnight but I get a feeling for what the people in Cumbria must have been going through, for sure.

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 3:00 PM

I guess it's seasonal weather for many of us. At least you have the cheer of having cashed out - well done!

lexiconlover wrote on January 3, 2016, 3:23 PM

Its been unusally gray though. I dont know why.

And thank you.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 3, 2016, 3:26 PM

The weather is a world wide complaint lol Cold here too with an arm that is compaining

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 3:51 PM

You're probably colder than we are, I think. We're just WET.

COLD I can deal with. WET is my enemy.

MegL wrote on January 3, 2016, 3:54 PM

Yes, my daughter in law's parents live there. They have not been flooded but some of the people there have been flooded out 3 or 4 times in one month.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 3, 2016, 4:47 PM

I am very sorry you are having such bad weather, I hope it clears for you soon. Luckily, I think the rain has stopped here for awhile.

WordChazer wrote on January 3, 2016, 5:25 PM

Last forecast I saw was for a dry overnight break and not so much rain tomorrow. My knees are hoping so anyway. Not even having a hot computer on them for several hours could help earlier, and usually keeping them warm cheers them up.

Deepizzaguy wrote on January 3, 2016, 6:08 PM

"It is always darkest before the dawn" as the old slogan says.