I knew today was going to be yet another of those days when the phone rang just as I was getting out of bed.  Half asleep I answered it to be told that the bin men were coming a day early and I needed to put the various recycling boxes and bags outside ready for them.  Due to my recent sorting out around the house the cardboard and paper ones were full and very heavy. It was freezing cold and the pathway was very slippy and had to be negotiated carefully.  When the bags and boxes were empty I had to carry them back inside again so they didn’t go missing during the day.  The lid of one of them had recently blown away in the strong gales.

Then there was the case of the missing Christmas card which I had to go searching all round the house for.  It wasn’t where I left it!  At least the car was kind to me and the drivers door wasn’t frozen shut, it is a real pain when it does that.  I took special care driving due to the icy conditions, although one idiot tried to carve me up at one point.  When I got to work I was greeted at the door with ‘don’t take your coat off, the heating system isn’t working’.  Oh joy! that meant the building was freezing and there was no hot water.  It didn’t help that I  am fighting off a head cold (just what I need at Christmas time).

Luckily I had lunch with a friend planned and we were going to a local pub which serves good food and has a real fire, so at least I was able to get warmed up there.  The heating was working when I got back to work but it turned off again later on and dropped chilly.  I must remember to wrap up really warm tomorrow just in case.

On the plus side I was able to view this stunning sunset from the office window.

Shades of the Evening

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2009

16 Responses to “The Day of the Cold”

  1. “On the plus side I was able to view this stunning sunset from the office window.”…………even when things are a tad distressing, God always manages to send us a gift. Its his way of saying I love you.

  2. Claudia says:

    It’s so gray in Toronto. Thank you for sharing you splendid sky. Wishing you days as warm as your heart. Cheers!

  3. jameshigham says:

    You poor dear. Get better and shake it off soon.

  4. trubes says:

    Brrr.. that made me shiver for you Cherie, We’ve got lots of snow here in Liverpool.
    It’s a bit tricky getting around but had fun with grandaughter building a snowman.

    Have a wonderful Christmas Cherie and all good wishes for 2010.

    From all at Chez Trubes.x


    • CherryPie says:

      It was certainly a very shivery environment!

      Making a snowman with your grandaughter sounds a wonderful experience. I hope you have some lovely pictures of the memory :-)

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year xxx

  5. Phidelm says:

    Hope your headcold departs completely and promptly so you can enjoy Christmas & New Year to the full, Cherie. What a chapter of accidents: I sympathise – but well done you, for capturing a glorious vision to end the day!

  6. ubermouth says:

    That is a stunning photo, Cherie.

    I would have gone home from work under those conditions.