I don’t frigging believe this.
I had almost finished this post.
And it was LONG.
And I saved it.
And it vanished.
WORDPRESS….ARE YOU TRYING TO DRIVE ME INSANE?
IT IS WORKING.
I think I shall go and type the post in Word and copy it over.
And we moved again.
By this time I hardly had the urge to unpack.
There didn’t seem any point.
We moved to a smallholding on the outskirts of Berlin(not the one in Germany)
Quite close to East London (not the one in England)
And we had a shop in the town.
On the main road.
A proper shop.
That stayed open all day.
And had customers.
Hubby worked for a construction company near Kingwilliamstown and I ran the shop.
With one young assistant.
And I worked.
Hell, how I worked.
I spent the day packing and stacking and serving.
When the shop closed I loaded the pick-up with the heavy stuff and delivered it into the rural areas.
Something you could not do today.
Something I should probably not have been doing then.
Then I would come home and see to the four kids.
And cook supper.
And fall asleep in front of the TV.
And hubby would complain I was always tired!
Berlin was the unhealthiest place I have ever lived in.
If one of the kids scratched themselves, it would fester.
And hubby fell ill.
And went a delightful shade of yellow.
And they diagnosed Hepatitis.
I had to keep all his stuff separate from ours.
It didn’t work.
Three of the four kids followed suit.
I don’t recall which ones.
But they didn’t get it too badly.
Then I fell ill.
And I don’t do half measures.
And I was rushed into isolation in hospital.
Apparently, my liver was on the point of exploding.
I didn’t know liver could do that.
It is a bit disconcerting.
And I didn’t even drink.
But I do now!
They did more tests and found it was a lovely viral infection called Leptospirosis.
Normally found in dogs and rats.
Or do you catch it from dogs and rats?
To cut a very long story short.
When I came out of hospital we had two more assistants and a driver.