1346Hrs – Icy Icy Icy
After what has been the coldest December for a decade January is continuing the same. The forecast for tonight is -6 to -8. Not world class but getting extreme for us soft Brits. This is the first time in years that we’ve had continued low temperatures day and night and I’d forgotten how hard it makes things. The lanes up to the barn are treacherous with sheet ice and I saw some interesting tyre tracks leading off road! These years of mild winters mean that there are many drivers on the road (or should I say off it!) who have never driven on these conditions and have no idea.
I spent a couple of hours tonight sanding and prepping the port aft compartment ready for filleting and gluing, the cables on my power tools had all gone stiff and kept getting tangled up. This week will be one of re-adjustment and getting back into the weekday routines of day work and evening building whilst also finding time for basics like eating and sleeping. Oh how I will enjoy remembering these days when lounging on deck in the tropical sun!