Remote school day 1….

So we are ready to go with school, albeit at home. The boys teachers have set them up with their first lessons and daddy day care is set to commence in under 30 minutes 🧐

Mum is heading out to the office at the bottom of the garden with only Alexa drop in to keep here entertained as to our progress 🙂

Wish us luck – there is alcohol for the parents that make the end of day 1 unscathed I hear….

The op….

…. was successful and the eldest is now recovering nicely with his Xbox as a handy element towards pain relief 👌

Elly was incredibly brave yesterday – way more than I think we expected and the nurses made a comment on how wonderful his manners and overall approach was – nice one Els 🙂

Now it is all about relaxed recovery – we have arrange a week off school (lesson prep apparently will be shared with him via FireFly so at least he won’t find himself far behind 🙂

Rain, Thunder, Lightning and Leaks :-(

Wow. Storm Ciara is showing us all what Mother Nature has at her disposal. There was a little wind overnight but nothing to overshadow that which we have experienced in the last 10 days in fairness.

But then, at 8am, it started raining and soon after, as we were lazing in bed contemplating getting up for the gym, we heard that lovely noise of water dripping onto carpet 💧 💧 🙁

We quickly setup some collection devices and let them protect the flooring…

Out to the gym – the boys were naturally delighted – to find a river running down Clough Road and the corner being 6″ of river rapids 🙁 wow in just 2 hours….

Then the dip in the road between Flockton and Grange Moor was flooded with around 1ft of water. A BMW had sadly expired in the water but thankfully Vicky car can manage 2 feet of water so we pushed on.

When we came out of the gym, the rains was persisting so we did not go back home via Grange Moor (that road would have been properly closed by the Police) but we did find two other lakes of around 9″ to traverse on the way through Emley.

A home day it was to be – this time the boys really were delighted 😁

The sun came out and we had blue skies until around 4pm, where the darkness once again descended into us and shortly after was when the thunder and lightning kicked in for about 30 mins.

The carpet protection system is likely to be required overnight as the rain is not due to stop until after a couple of days – we are A OK so long as the wind doesn’t lift – it is essentially driving the rain horizontally and hence going straight up under the roof slates and then down into the house via the beams….

Fun and games for a few days we think….

We hope everyone out there is safe and out of the dangers that Mother Nature brings every now and then – thinking specifically of those in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Sowerby Bridge – always the first places to get smacked hard by such weather 🙁