I remember a cartoon from years ago with a duckling singing (annoyingly) ‘Good Morning To You’ to the tune of ‘Happy Birthday’, though I can’t for the life of me recall much else. Probably a Tom and Jerry classic (exact duck image found on T & J search).
We set the alarm this morning as Hubby has an eye appointment and I didn’t want to sleep in. I’ve been pretty lazy lately, not getting up until gone 8, but then my excuse was the dog was settled and Hubby was busy on the PC.
We have discovered that access to the internet is better before 8.30am and after 5pm.
Why you might ask?
Simple really, that’s when the Office staff are in and as we are all (apparently) connected to the same router…….. well, I rest my case.
After yesterday’s fiasco ( we had a very nice walk by the way, nipping into the Town Hall for tea and Brownies), I have had no problem getting into my WP account this morning so am taking full advantage!
It’s a little grey outside, but according to the radar, no rain is forthcoming.
The temperature in the boat is 14 degrees, so a little on the chilly side, but saying that, we gave the central heating a quick blast for quarter of an hour before getting up and it’s not uncomfortable. It was a little counter productive though as we now have condensation on the windows, so the dehumidifier is going.
Condensation is a major problem. All boat (and caravan) owners have it, and we have been picking up little tips from several and passing on our own. That’s what we like about this community, everyone shares information.
Hubby’s secondary windows are working OK and in the summer months, we can remove them to access the opening parts as it will be like a sauna in here!
Obviously keeping the boat aired is a must, so that was one reason why I now cook in the day so that we can have windows and/or the hatch open to let the cooking steam escape.
When we go out later, we will leave the flap windows open but by using pegs on the brackets, we have air flow with the minimum of draught.
Most people have a cassette loo of some description and buy this special pink (or blue) stuff at some twelve to fifteen quid a bottle to keep it smelling fresh. We were told that BIO washing liquid does just as good a job, and at £1.50 for a litre bottle is a massive saving so we passed it on. As we were told, why would you want to preserve your s**t?!
I’m looking forward to today.
We are going into one of the larger towns for his eye test (free due to a voucher from one of the large discount stores with our last purchase if we booked a test with a specific optician before December) and I have deliberately run down our food supplies so that we can go into a particular supermarket to stock up. We have discovered the joys (and sin) of marshmallows on hot chocolate, and insist that only the large American mallows will do, and they are the only place we have found that stock them (any excuse, ha ha).
I also want to go into a hobby craft place to get a crochet hook, having purchased three balls of wool in the boat colours, though it is not my intention to crochet it a jumper!
On top of that, I have promised Hubby lunch out. There is more choice there, from a full pub meal to McDs or an all-you-can-eat all day breakfast for £4.50 to a 14 inch pizza which will do us both (and a bit for Maggie) for less than a fiver.
Yep, methinks it’s going to be a good day.