Friday, 6 February 2009

And so the challenge begins

Today is the day of my big interview for the sailing race. I live in West Berkshire. The interview is in Portsmouth. Take a look at today's summary of weather conditions for where we live. There is up to 10cm of snow forecast for the route I'll have to drive. And it's forecast to stay snowing on this area till 3pm today. It is absolutely dumping it down right now. I have two small boys complaining that they don't feel well. And a husband who's already set off for London.

Pre-school will almost certainly be closed AGAIN. The school has endeavoured to stay open all week but I still have a challenge on my hands. A friend who lives across the road has said I can drop both of them off with her at 8am and she will get the older one to school but then she's stuck with the younger one as pre-school won't be open. Plus he's complaining of a very poorly chest plus the possibility of vomiting. I have no idea whether he's making this up or not.

So what do I do? Just accept that my friend will hate me forever for abandoning my poorly child with her when she herself isn't 100% well, force my child to spend the day not with mummy / at home when he's not feeling well, willingly put myself in danger by driving on hazardous roads (West Berks has said it has enough grit left for 3 primary roads and that's it) and just go for it? I'm going to have to because if I don't then I miss my chance.

But this is just giving me a little taster of how hard this is going to be.

12 comments:

Barman said...

Nice post! I like the post i.e. you thoughts and writing style. Keep up the good work.

David said...

So??!!! How'd it go? Did you make it? Did you pass!?

The Dotterel said...

It's been arranged as part of the selction ordeal, surely? And the rest of us are suffering because of it!!

nappy valley girl said...

Gahh...bad luck.

Can they rearrange the interview? Surely loads of people won't be able to make it. Don't get stuck in a snowdrift like those people on the A303!

More than a Mother said...

Did you go? Are you even now stuck in the snow? Surely they will re-arrange the interview - this is the worst snow we've had for over 20 years...

(Dotterel, lmao!)

Helen said...

I hope you make it! If you do, they will HAVE to take you! I will check back later to see the good news.

Welsh Girl said...

Fingers are crossed that a) youngest was faking it b) the council was lying c) you aren't stuck in a drift d) you made it to the interview and impressed them so much with your dedication that they not only accepted you onto the crew but waived the eight grand fee....

Ali said...

I have everything crossed that you have made it there okay and it's gone awesomely. Hope your boy's not actually sick!

Iota said...

What did you do? How did it go?

The word verification is cowfxsea - I'm not making it up. cow fx sea

katyboo1 said...

Please God that everything worked out ok one way or another. I am keeping everything crossed.
x

More than a Mother said...

God, I can't bear the wait - how did you get on?

Home Office Mum said...

Thanks for all the good wishes guys. Update posted in newest blog post