No, we don't get hail that big in Paris (at least not more than once in a century).
Today I had one of those days where something went wrong with every single domestic task -- in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in the living room and in the bathroom. The only safe places left are the closet and the WC.
My petty personal trauma is: I can’t find the « there I was without my camera » thread. I’ve searched and searched, but can’t find anything close. I’ve been driving for the last seven hours, so I’m guessing I can blame my problem on my blurry eyes.
I do have the same reaction, especially near bedtime. I'm terrified of wetting myself or the bed, though I never have. Probably because it is the first step towards decline and death. I've been having lower back pain (no other symptoms). It usually clears up completely when I can get cycling again. I walk at least one hour every day, but that doesn't have the same effect. This is really pain along my spine, not kidneys.
When I have to go during the night, I know exactly why -- in terms how much liquid I ingested (water, beer, wine or anything else) from dinner onwards. But I still have no trouble getting out of bed or going back to sleep within 2 minutes of my return to bed, so it isn't really a problem. It probably will be some day.
I have had my prostate burnt out and have subsequently been back to hospital to have the neck of my bladder cut!! All to no avail, I get up at least 3 times during the night, but do go back to sleep easily. It is not the Urology dept in my mind but the Utterly Useless Dept, the last fellow to operate on me I think got his training in a backstreet butchers shop in Cairo. Things are worse now than when I originally went to my quack so I have totally lost faith in them and will take my chances.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
I was briefly in total panic this morning when my optic fibre connection was not working -- no internet, no telephone and no television. When I rebooted the system, it just stayed in the installation mode longer than it should have done with nothing coming back, so I thought "oh shit -- if I have to call them (by mobile phone obviously), it is going to take forever to get a technician to fix it!" But I rebooted it a second time and everything came back to normal. Whew!