Tuesday, July 30
We woke up oddly. Auo had a blocked nose and seemed to have developed flu overnight. I had a headache behind my eyes and a very dry throat.
The carpets have taken two days to dry and so we put them back after breakfast. Then I painted some furniture white, but it was so windy that I had to paint them in the dark in the shed. It was dark because the sky was almost black.
Auo felt ill all day. I read and wrote, with less success than I wanted, and found my lack of inspiration and energy deeply depressing. Auo went and got some potatoes and scrubbed them and we had them with sausages and salad.
Irma sent me a photograph of the jam she had made from the berries we picked over the weekend. Now I am looking at the sky. The weather forecast is promising rain overnight and thunder in the morning and the sky makes this seem very believable.