I've just deleted a depressing post. When all is said and done bear is okay, there is a roof over our heads and food on the table.
Also, three housekeeping books have arrived from Amazon. My house won't get any cleaner, but I will really enjoy reading them. They were never going to get my house cleaner - one of them has a cure for the plague in them and another one tells me that young carrots need to be boiled for three quarters of an hour. I am still looking forward to curling up with them.
The bees are busy and things could be a lot worse.