We were still asleep when the phone started ringing, first the settee recover job was on its way back and then the chap to replace the shattered triple glazing panel and lo and behold the dustmen arrives. Outside was like a Amazon distribution centre. I don't think we ever really recovered from the three day power outage which put us behind. As well as trying to gather together the obituary for Robin Hannay and talking to his family we were desperate to get the lasts batches of Christmas cards on their way, very few now left to do. I'm also trying to get the memory card in my still camera cleared ready for filming this week. It may be too sunny tomorrow but if so I'll be out early Thursday and then all day Friday. The bus targets are Warrington for hires in and Wigan as I failed to get to the bus station, they can't really have sealed the town off altogether with road works but I gave up last try. Then I'll also get some truck footage and next week weather permitting we'll cover Hereford before Yeomans pull out.
I wonder if we shall get a rest for Christmas, we are out tonight at the RNCM at a masterclass then its their Christmas opera on Thursday. We are now in a position to pick the material for the lounge curtains with the new carpet and recovered settee in position. The Covid position I think is not as bad as they would have us think, I believe the data should be more in context and weekly death totals have fallen for three weeks running. Writing Christmas cards is getting more difficult as the Dupuytren's contracture on my hands increases, from friends in similar positions over the years we noted that attempts to surgically intervene can be dire. I constantly drop things as the position of the fingers and stretch alters, particularly bad handling the DVDs. As long as I can type and press a button on the camera I shall be ok though.
So where does that leave us this afternoon, cheese on toast and then off to Manchester as it happens. I have started work on the elevated roadway down into the dock area on my third diorama, I'm hopeful that it will move on to the other side of the distribution centre section before New Year. I won't restart scanning until the dust has stopped, cutting card creates a lot of it. Photos today of family as the season and the passing of friends brings reflection.