Monday February 23, 2009
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
Monday already, and well into the final week here at Winchelsea. Not only has it been busy, but the place has provided us with some problems to add to the experience. The heat in the car we were using went out, and the heat in our bathroom went out in sympathy, all during the coldest and snowiest winter for two decades. Then radiators in the house started joining in over a two week period. Yesterday the heating system finally gave up the ghost giving no heat anywhere.
So an assortment of electric heaters is now spread through the occupied rooms giving out their attempts at comfort. Fortunately, the occupant count is low, enabling us to leave a large section of the house at the mercy of the elements. Furthermore, the temperatures are now in the double digits during the day and comfortably cool nights have descended to aid our sleep and blanket use. Getting this antiquated system repaired may take time as the forces available for this work are in great demand, probably for the same reason in a town that boasts many stately homes with the same stately heating systems!
Thursday is another trip to Heathrow airport to pick up our replacements. Then two days of orientation before we move on to a quieter week at my sister’s house in Brighton. But in the meantime, laundry to be completed; Ann’s papers to be completed; all scripture references for our book to be repaginated, and we need to start packing. Nothing like a challenge to motivate us—I’ll be looking for those songs of deliverance later this week.