We all have good days and bad days, but there are some days that go beyond good.
And today was the first REALLY good day of the New Year.
I was awake early. Not through lack of sleep, I actually had a pretty good night, only waking up a couple of times, but I was up and walking the dog with Hubby by 7.30.
She’s started 2016 in season, which is a bit of a blow as we thought she’d gone past all that. However, we are beginning to think that maybe her op has knocked her hormones for six as she’s a bit more clingy lately, but as soon as she’s had a cuddle, she settles down.
It has been a beautiful day today. The sun was out, the rain has held off (due to hit later tonight though, but I won’t care because we’ll be in bed, HA!) and the water level is beginning to drop.
After breakfast, we took some stuff down to the boat, leaving Maggie in the car as we had some work to do.
We’ve been away for six weeks, and even though one or both of us has been down to the boat every day (except Christmas which we spent with MOH), it is not a simple case of going home, turning on, and starting to live our normal life.
Our water tank was half full, and even with our new super duper water filter system, there is no way we would consider drinking water that had been sitting in a tank undisturbed for that length of time. So, first order of the day was to drain the tank and fill it with fresh water. Best to do it now in case temperatures plummet and the water supply to the pontoons is turned off as a precaution against freezing pipes.
Next was to check that there were no leaks under the sink whilst we’ve been away where Hubby had taken out the original water system . No problems there at all, and because we don’t have the extra pipework in the way, the pressure cooker slotted nicely back into place.
Fuel check was next, and we have a full tank, so no need to worry about topping up or having to take the boat to the fuel jetty. Because of the height of the water, it is not recommended that people take their boats out as you cannot see where the river banks are.
We also ran the central heating for half an hour, even though we had both helm and bow doors open to air the boat. Everything is working well.
We have left the boat in a bit of a muddle having lifted the cushions away from the walls just in case, and the bed isn’t made because we have the bedding here. However, we did leave it clean and hoovered, so it’s not a bad as it sounds.
When we got back to the house, I armed myself with the camera and took some photos. The water is the highest we have seen it, and it’s like living on the Riviera as there are no banks visible, and hard to believe how big a gap there should be between the car park and our pontoon.
The dog walk is a swimming pool, so totally out of bounds now as the grass that is visible is so waterlogged, you sink with every step.
Maggie however has not been without her walks.
She has been walked round the Avenue no less than four times today!
Oh yeah. It’s been a good day.