Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Lazy Rainy Days
When we can afford it, he will bring an electrician to the house to check everything, but in the meantime we are taking all necessary precautions.
Mr A has continued to go out and about selling mesır macunu products. It's not earning much money but apart from keeping us almost afloat, it gives him something to focus on. At this point in time, with no other jobs around, the last thing we need is for him to be stuck in the house getting depressed.
He orders a small amount of stock at a time, and this procedure is very efficient. He phones through the order to the factory in Manisa, pays the cash into the company bank account, and the parcel arrives the following day by cargo which he collects from Milas.
He placed an order on Friday which should have arrived on Saturday. Unfortunately we forgot it was New Year's Day and the cargo office was closed. It was also closed on Sunday. He phoned the cargo office yesterday only to be informed that the parcel hadn't arrived. On phoning the company he discovered that they had forgotten to send the stock, so they despatched it yesterday, to arrive today.
So he has had three days at home with nothing to do, and he hates it. If it hadn't been raining so hard he would have been out in the garden, but instead he's been stuck in the house playing games on the internet in between the storms. He also eats far too much when he's bored, and that worries me because he is very overweight. But I know there's no point in my saying anything because he won't listen. However, once he's out and about and working, he'll be back to normal eating habits.
To be honest, I've also been eating far too much. I keep making shortbread and cakes and they are disappearing at a rapid rate. I'm also very bored. There's nothing to do here in winter when it's raining and you have no money. So I've been crawling back into bed with the electric blanket on and spending far too much time on my laptop. As a result I have strained my eyes, which are red and swollen. But now I have some excellent eye drops from the chemist which have helped enormously, and I'm cutting down on my laptop time.
I've done as much as I can to relieve the boredom. I've been sorting out cupboards and wardrobes. I found some wool and tried knitting again, but the arthritis in my hands prevents me from doing this for any length of time. I love reading but this is also not helping my eyes to get back to normal.
We have more rain to come so I'm going to be stuck in the house for a while yet. I desperately need something to occupy me. Has anyone any brilliant ideas?