We've been having a remodel of the bathroom which has us down to a single toilet downstairs and a makeshift shower in the laundry. Its stressful to be without a soaking tub and to have no place to pee at night. I let the kids pee in a bucket during the night and they find this exciting but I just avoid peeing. To add to complications the downstairs toilet has broken and now needs a bucket to slosh water into the cistern to flush. I hope I will have repaired it by early evening.
Into the maelstrom of icy weather and remodeling comes Kellie, my good friend from Australia. She's been performing with a circus / burlesque troupe around Holland and so has come from their winter to ours. She's lovely to have around - very easy going and self-sustaining but also helping out around the place. Our major problem is that she and I have the same laptop so I am constantly muddling one with the other.