I spent today catching up with all the open university activities, sitting in darkness with my laptop while Philip was still working on filling in the gaps around the window frames. The filler takes ages to dry, and we have all the shutters closed to keep the rain out in the absence of any windows. I feel immobilised by the chaos around me. I ventured out briefly to break up some more wood for kindling, but other than that I have scarcely moved from the sofa. Butternut squash risotto for supper. Now trying to ring the changes to our butternut squash based meals with fried halloumi cheese or chorizo.