I’m starting to think I should listen to my doctor and move to a warmer climate. With my health condition, this cold dampness really messes with my system. As evidenced this morning when walking down the stairs at work and my knee and ankle joints just locked, shut down, and I hung to the banister to keep from falling. I descended down the rest of the stairs at a gingerly pace, only to be swept off my feet by the train rolling through and rocking the banister. This happens 6 or 7 times a day, but I’m usually upstairs, in my office and have gotten used to holding my computer screen down.
As I made my way to the kitchen, turning on the hot water tap to run my hands under the water to warm them – as there is no upstairs heating, and I have horrible circulation – I thought to myself:
a) I would have never survived as a pioneer
b) I think this place is trying to tell me something