So,week 4 of furlough. Already this morning I have fetched a car full of logs from the other end of the village;That was my workout for the day!.I'll saw those to size later,when I have put the new chains on the saws.Yesterday we got a chance delivery from Tesco.We have a lot of fresh veg now which needs sorting,so it's freezing and dehydrating time.
I have got tomato seedlings to prick out.My last lot damped off,so I slung these in and they are going like billy o'! My outdoor ' Marmande ' are as reliable as ever,and the indoor are some saved seed sent to me by one of our forum members a couple of years back.They are from Romania and simply labelled,'Tomato'.They are very vigorous.
Yesterday we braved the town,as we had to transfer money from building society emergency fund into the bank,as I have no money coming in this month as far as I am aware.The chancellor said at his briefing yesterday,that furlough payments should be up and running by the end of the month.Why does the cynic in me say, "yeah right!" ? So, ever the man to wear belt and braces,I have made sure there are sufficient funds to deal with ( what I believe) will be a monumental #### up by HMRC.I think that by May we will be hearing tales of awful hardship out there.Apparently,we will be informed later this week about how the lockdown will pan out.I am expecting at least another month,if not two,so planning accordingly.
There is now talk of food shortages over the Winter.That should not surprise anyone really,when you consider the flooding,labour shortages etc. So that scenario is what we shall be prepping for during the Summer ahead.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.
Covid 19: After that level of weirdness ,any situation is certainly possible.