Apart from sleeping through my alarm (s) I felt ok when I woke up. I even stretched without too much of a problem.
Then I stood up to walk to the toilet.
My feet, my knees, my legs, my shoulders, my elbows – all the moving parts – hurt. A lot. If that’s what getting old feels like, I don’t want to.
A little while later, after quarter of an hour on the erg (ouch!), and breakfast, and my usual faffing about, I could walk again, mostly without wincing.
Then I had to get back on the bike and cycle to work again..
..at this point I didn’t even bother trying to rename my expletives.
I am told that the second day is the worst.
I hope that’s true.
In other news, I now have a mattress! Whee!
(I also have a better pillow but the pillow case is in the wash)
The neighbour with a car helped me carry it up the stairs and into my flat.
The seller had rolled it up and tied it with string like a roly-poly pudding*.
I have never seen such knots!
I set to work undoing the strings, and getting the mattress into place on the bed while the-neighbour-with-a-car talked (and talked and talked).
It seems he’s capable of multitasking though, because I’ve just found this:
I don’t know anyone who ties string so neatly…
* Tom Kitten