We've taken to sleeping in the living room again.
We put up the heavy drapes the day before yesterday
and E. and I re-taped the windows looking out
into the garden. We sleep in the living room because
it is the safest room in the house and the only
room that will hold the whole family comfortably.
The preparations for sleep begin at around 10
p.m. on days when we have electricity and somewhat
earlier on dark nights. E. and I have to drag
out the mats, blankets and pillows and arrange
them creatively on the floor so that everyone
is as far away from the windows as possible, without
actually being crowded.