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Wuzzie update. - helen-louise
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Wuzzie update.
Richard successfully made it to Malaga on time, despite what the BBC News site is referring to as the "Iceland Volcano Cloud". (Well, it's not like any non-linguist British people can pronounce Eyjafjallajökull). However, the paintball tournament he went out there for has been completely messed up. Only two-thirds of the teams could get there. His team made it because they tend to travel early. Another British team DROVE from Manchester - a 24 hour trip of non-stop driving! None of the other British or Scandinavian teams could.

Also, the weather has been utterly appalling. We in London have had warm sunshine - today was 20 °C and so sunny that my sun-starved skin felt like it was burning on the short walk up to the station. Apparently in Malaga it has been raining and extremely windy, and all of the matches yesterday were called off because of a severe thunderstorm. I'm pretty sure that going to Spain is supposed to involve better weather than here.

Now he is stranded because his flight tomorrow has been cancelled. Best, he'll be back on Tuesday. Worst, he'll be back on Thursday, and that's if no flights are happening and he has to take the coach home. Apparently the coach they've chartered to get people home will get to Malaga on Tuesday night, and it'll take 48 hours to drive back to London (!). I'm not quite sure about any of this, really.

It's very difficult being in the house by myself when I'm used to having someone else here. I don't know how people who live alone all the time manage, to be honest. And it must be even weirder living alone for some of the time and then not at other times (if you have a long-distance partner and sometimes have them with you). The oddest thing is how cold I get in the evening without Richard. He radiates an awful lot of heat.

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theta_g From: theta_g Date: 19th April 2010 02:02 (UTC) (Link)
I am feeling your pain. My flight was cancelled and I'm just wondering when all this will blow over, so to speak?
epi_lj From: epi_lj Date: 19th April 2010 02:14 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs, if wanted* It can suck being alone when you're not used to it. Even when you're used to it it can be hard if you're not expecting it. okoshun got called away this week unexpectedly and I'm not dealing that hugely well with it. I'll be fine, but it makes life harder.
firecat From: firecat Date: 19th April 2010 03:16 (UTC) (Link)
I love being alone in the house when the OH is away, but it's certainly very different.
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nitoda From: nitoda Date: 19th April 2010 08:16 (UTC) (Link)
hope he gets transport sorted and gets home soon! Marjorie and I were so pleased with Inghams who arranged for her and their other clients from to be carried home Switzerland by coach and ferry and got them here only 8 hours later than planned.
artremis From: artremis Date: 19th April 2010 11:34 (UTC) (Link)
i'm very glad the wuzzie has the coach option even though it' going to take ages
*hugs*

Brother was in Belfast doing research (not sure why he flew in the first place but) and had a very convoluted journey back because of course everyone suddenly wanted buses and ferrys. Now we're beginning to wonder about Sister Outlaw and Nieceling's return to Estonia - is not for another week but even if the ash cloud lifts three may be ongoing too-many-people/planes-being-i-the-wrong-place-ness
artremis From: artremis Date: 20th April 2010 16:38 (UTC) (Link)
also the living on you own is just a thing you get more and more used to (as well as the upsides other people have mentioned). At fgirst i found it wierd even though it was betyter than ther bad house share i'd been in imediately befiore and now it's just nirmal. Having people vist is pretty much always lovely. Suddenly having someone living with you unexpectedly and for an unknown periosd of time is difficult no matter how wonderful they are(like plumsbiotch post-flood) takes a lot of readjustment. In the same way that a planed absensce of wuzzie is diffrent for you than the unexpacetly extaneded one. It's obvoously not what you want and upsetting - but i also expect by thursday you'll have fallen a bit more into a routine of being on your own
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