Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Working Through The Pain

Work is a wonderful anaesthetic. I went for a walk round the fields and hauled some branches about and the pains- which were considerable- more or less disappeared. I made me understand how before there was modern medicine people used to get by on a regime of working and working and drinking and drinking and then falling into bed at the end of the day. Arthritis and rheumatics and all those diseases of advancing age can be toughed out.

I thought we'd got through last night's storm without major damage but I went to the bottom of the lower field- not visible from the house- and found that a neighbour's tree which was right up against the fence had come crashing onto our land, falling into the gully down which the streamlet flows. Matthew said it would be the next to go and he was right.
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