My train was slow running into London today and as we all know this is annoying. The cause of the delays today was overrunning engineering works and as we passed slowly by the guys working on the snowy freezing track, up to their knees in frozen mud all I could think was how miserable it was for them. To all of my travelling companions and especially to those that tutted, complained and bemoaned the lazy railway workers I have to ask how long you think you would last? Have you spent 12 hours in driving rain and snow? Worked with steel at -5 when it’s so cold it seems to suck any heat from you? Blockade working in the winter is a cruel and unforgiving way to earn a living, these guys are soaked and freezing and late home to try to recover delays that were probably not of their making. I have done that job and as we slowly roll past them they have my respect, before you berate them for delaying your journey to an air-conditioned office ask yourself if you could do a shift with them.
Thanks go out to the lady that boarded the train at Canonbury and stood in front of me. I don’t know how we synched I-Pods but I swear you were dancing to my music and that was a weird thing to look up and see but it made me smile.
Lefty is being less than happy at the moment and I don’t know if that is just anticipation of the planned spanner technique. I have worn the new right splint most of the day and it seems too easy so a quick session of thermo forming is called for later, just as soon as the press ups are done. I haven’t had a chance to look for an appropriate spanner type device for lefty but should get an opportunity tomorrow, all this waiting for the X-Rays to be reviewed seems daft.