I haven't blogged for the past week. I seem to have had a bit of brain fog and, although I have been reading, and making brief comments on, other people's blogs, I have lacked the wherewithal to string together sufficient words to make a coherent blog post.
I blame the weather. For the past week or so we have had constant, incessant, rain, rain and more rain. As northsider Dave says, it is monsoon weather up here. Wave after wave of steady showers followed by brief interludes of blue sky then sudden, drenching downpours.
The garden is waterlogged and the house has started leaking in new places. We have asked the repairman to come and fix it but he needs a couple of days of clear, dry weather so that is not going to happen anytime soon. Lots of newspaper and towels being used at the moment.
It's enough to make anyone feel down.
Ironically, last night we suddenly discovered we had no mains water. Turn on the taps and nothing comes out. Looking online at the Manx Utilities website we read that there was a burst water main just around the corner.
Perhaps we should have popped outside to brush our teeth. There was plenty of water out there.