So... I published yesterday's post and FL promptly slid into the depths of depression. His tummy hurt, his back hurt, he hasn't been outdoors for a week, and life was not worth living.
I had a sleepless night as I rehearsed what I might say to work to excuse myself from driving to the office.
And then this morning, we woke to the news that every school in Aberdeenshire is closed due to heavy snowfall overnight. This is unheard of! I walked the dog to the end of the track, and met our middle neighbour trudging up the hill with his puppy under his arm. He had been forced to abandon his car about a mile down the public road as he got stuck. This man is a surgeon, people! If HE has had to give up on the idea of getting to work today, then what hope for the rest of us?!
So I have emailed work and will do all I can from home by phone and internet.
And at least I know there is a qualified doctor nearby if I am desperate!
Though strangely enough FL perked up when he realised he was not going to be left home alone!