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Whoops...there go my bloomers

I'm not sure where that saying comes from, but my friend Liz Arnold was fond of using it. My father's version was something like: '...and now I'm getting dandruff!'

Real life is rather wonky, but oddly enough my head (or psyche) seems to be rather better. Thank you for the comments - they do help!

The weather has been beautiful and it feels very spring-like. Lots of serious-looking chaps in yellow fluorescent jackets have been pacing about on top of the enormous pile of aggregate (or hard-core?) looking up at the top of the cliff. The whole experience is rather surreal as the mound of - whatever-it-is - is just outside our front door and covers most of the road. It has been built up in order to allow the diggers to get access to the cliff (I think) and has transformed the outlook.

Our road is completely closed, and amazingly quiet, especially at night. The anxiety on that front has diminished (on the whole). As we came home and got out of the car, we could hear lots of birds singing away furiously.

I suppose I'm very lucky, because if you are bipolar, the downs can last a very long time. Mine are more like mood swings, a bit like a sine wave. But while you're inside them, whether up or down, it feels as if they will last for ever.


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Feb. 18th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're feeling a bit better today.
Feb. 19th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
It makes a huge difference not to be rained on all the time! :-)
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
That tends to make me think of posts on Tumblr where someone puts up pictures of their favorite devastatingly handsome actor with comments of 'there go my panties'. XD Maybe not what you're saying, though. ;)

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!

My dad used to do road construction so I'm aware that things like that can take a huge amount of engineering. It may be quite a while before it's done, just because they have to be very careful to stabilize the whole slope. They'll get there eventually and it'll be super-safe when it's done.

I'm glad you get birdsong in the meanwhile! :D
Feb. 19th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)

No, more in the sense of them (the bloomers) falling down at an awkward moment.

I think you're right, and it will be a big job. In the local paper, it said they would be driving in horizontal concrete piles.

Not just yet, luckily!
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