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The weather is becoming a little tedious. I'm not flooded, nor in any… - The Titfield Thunderbolt
Heisenberg might have stayed here
The weather is becoming a little tedious. I'm not flooded, nor in any real danger of being so; but since the New Year I have had to take a more inconvenient route to work. Every road across the River Kennet between Aldermaston and Burghfield Bridge is closed. The road from Burghfield Bridge in to Reading looks like it's a causeway, with impromptu lakes on either side. The swans seem to like it. But for me, it means heading through the centre of Reading every morning instead of going through Theale and Pangbourne, and the return journey winds tediously through Tilehurst. This adds time (at least 15 minutes in the morning, but often more), and cumulatively I've noticed that it uses more petrol. The news that the closure of Whitchurch Bridge is extended to July is hardly a surprise but isn't good either. Potholes seem to be springing up all over the place this week.

On Monday I returned home and noticed the house was unusually quiet. And a little chilly. It took me a few minutes to work out that the RCD on the power circuits had tripped, but the lighting circuits were unaffected. Hopefully this was a mysterious one-off due to climatic conditions; none of the appliances are showing any signs of playing up at the moment. The heating stayed on constantly for about 3 hours once everything was reset.


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uitlander From: uitlander Date: January 30th, 2014 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
So are you having to go up the A33 every morning, or can you get through at Burghfield Bridge? I'd be quite grumpy if I owned one of the posh houses in 'lower' Burghfield (or is that now Burghfield undersea?)
qatsi From: qatsi Date: January 30th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the road through Burghfield Bridge is clear; as far as I can see the houses are unaffected, although I won't be eating in the garden of The Cunning Man for the foreseeable future. I have the feeling there is some long-term Strategic Plan to build houses between Burghfield Bridge and Reading which, on this basis, is a wash-out.
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