Monday, 25 October 2010
"Only little children use sleeps to measure time." I was told yesterday. Hmmm. That explains a lot then. Personally I find it quite a useful and accurate measurement of time remaining before an event. If, just for the sake of argument, I were to leave in an evening would I count the day in which that evening fell? Anyway I use sleeps. Alternatively I could tell you that at the moment I press the full stop at the end of this sentence I will have 2 days 7 hours 49 minutes and 17 seconds before my plane is due to leave the tarmac from Stornoway Airport to convey me to Glasgow where I will stay the night before embarking on the 34 hour journey to Napier. But, hey, why am I being defensive? What's wrong at my age of thinking like a child?
My case is packed and my flight backpack just needs my laptop and charger and it'll be ready too. I've never been so prepared. So today is the day for cleaning the house, emptying the freezer and fridges and taking down the weather station from the garage roof (In a few hours heavy rain and winds are due to set in for the next few days so I think that might be my first job this morning) and getting the storm shutters in (they will never be carriable in a wind over force 3 because they are humungous). That will leave tomorrow for coffee in town, a blog entry or two and a relaxing day before I leave on Wednesday.
Sounds good to me. I wonder if it will pan out like that.