Things that go bump in the night and the lurgy

There have been an awful lot of nasty cold bugs going round this Christmas. My eldest son had it twice before Christmas, the grandchildren had it when they visited us at Christmas, T the host of the New Year’s Eve Party had it and my husband is on his second dose of it. I thought it would be a miracle if I continued to get away with it and I was right as I went down with it yesterday.

My husband has been sleeping in the spare room as his coughing was keeping me awake and last night I had a terrible night with a really sore throat and aching allover.

I am not sure if the noise woke me up or if I was already awake but at one o’clock in the morning there was a lot of noise outside. There were engines revving and clinking and whirring sounds. I started to worry that someone somewhere was trying to break in.

I decided to go downstairs and investigate and at the same time gargle with some sore throat rinse. I looked out of the front room window and was surprised to see some sort of roadworks going on. There were about eight vehicles parked across the road and men with high vis jackets and what looked like pipes being handled. I grabbed my camera.

One o’clock in the morning looking straight over our drive

Looking to the right of us

Looking to the left of us

I went back to bed but couldn’t get back to sleep. The noise ended abruptly at two o’clock in the morning. I continued to have a really sleepless night just dozing occasionally.

In the morning I looked out and the only evidence was two barriers at the side of the road opposite and to the right.

Later that morning

Two red and white barriers across the road. I was actually impressed that works had been carried out during the night as this is a very busy road and during the day it would have caused chaos.

When my husband came back from buying a newspaper he said that the lamp post had been changed. I wonder what tonight will bring.

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4 Responses to Things that go bump in the night and the lurgy

  1. Sophie says:

    I’ve managed not to have a cold for 2 years and was getting very smug about it and lo and behold I came down with one yesterday too!! xx

    • Carol says:

      Oh no , not you too. There is an awful lot of it around. Most of our friends and neighbours have had it and my family in Norfolk too so it seems to be all over. xx

  2. marion says:

    So many people have it, Keith has spent a lot of time with us, he had it very bad, his eyes were all black and gunged up, will be a miracle if we get away with it, keeping our fingers crossed. hope you are feeling better soon.
    That is very good getting the work done at night, they would have had a job doing it in the day on your busy road.

    • Carol says:

      This has been really nasty. I was sick as a dog before going to bed last night. I can’t remember when I was last so sick and never with a cold before. I hope you manage to get away without getting it.

      I knew you would appreciate how chaotic it would have been if they had done that work on our road during the day. I am still pretty impressed they got it done at night although was surprising to hear it then see it.

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