Well, that's the end of a really 'orrible day. A distressing day, a very worrying day.
It started a little past midnight, just about 24 hours ago and sort of carried on from there. I got very little sleep last night, what sleep I did get was in fits and starts. And because it's cold, the cats were getting on each other's, and my, nerves. It's cold in the house because the main heater packed in; we can't get it fixed until the spring. So with it being about 10F (-12C) outside, and with my closet (for instance) having a fairly direct path to the outside through a poorly fitting "access panel", and the attic door that's not at all insulated, it's frigid inside as well. But none of that compares with the bad news from England. Sorry, I'm not sharing it - it's all family related. Suffice to say it's very distressing and deeply worrying.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow will be better. (There's no "I guess we'll plod on" around here!)
But, oy - this is not a day I'll ever want to repeat or review.