Sunday, quiet days

Sundays are always quiet days, be it at home or on my blog.
We went shopping this morning to get the rust treatment for the washing machine and also found some white spray paint designed for domestic appliances so Hubby will be setting to work on that shortly.
We had planned ahead locating the treatment stuff as it’s not exactly an off-the-shelf-in-the-supermarket job, so were quite confident when we pulled up in the relevant DIY outlet’s car park.

Hubby went to the catalogue, and it wasn’t listed, though the internet had shown it was and that it was in stock here…………. duh, this was why we went.
So he did what anyone else would do, and asked an assistant.
‘Wot’s it for mate?’ he was asked, so Hubby explained.
‘Nah, don’t do that.’
Hubby continued that he’d seen it on their website and that it was in stock.
‘Really? Did you get a catalogue number?’
Hubby replied in the negative, and begrudgingly the guy went to a terminal to look up their website.
‘Nope. Didn’t think so. Not here. Tell you what, you go home and get the catalogue number, then bring it in and we’ll see what we can do.’
Hubby’s thoughts here are unprintable.

So as is always the case, we had a Plan B, went into a cycle shop, and found a good alternative for just under £4.

We did a bit of shopping and got fuel for the car. At the moment, prices have levelled off at just under £1.25 a litre for unleaded, and with the recent hot weather, our mileage has been a staggering 64 mpg. Now that it’s cooled off a bit, we’re down to 60 mpg, but that’s still pretty good.

I went through my card box this morning and have quite a few birthday and Christmas cards in reserve, but not that many suitable as letter cards. I intend to write a few of the old fashioned snail mails and think it’s nice to send a pretty card, albeit homemade, rather than boring lined paper. My recipients-to-be are elderly and don’t have email, so a card making session is in the offing later today.

Dinner was late as we didn’t get back until gone 1 pm, but we had chops, new potatoes in their skins, and veg. I had over half my plate filled with fresh runner beans and carrots, whereas Hubby preferred mixed frozen veg as we think too many green beans isn’t actually good for him afterall. Not that I worry, as I love runner beans and will happily have them every day (which I just might, judging by the amount there are coming!) I’ve already frozen a bag down for the winter.

Several challenges are up for grabs today, so I shall do some preparation as drafts then come back to them this evening.
See you then!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Sunday, quiet days

  1. Hélène (Willow Poetry) says:

    It sounds like a busy yet very productive day. Now that everything is computerized it all goes by numbers. Makes it all so complicated rendering the staff oblivious as to what is in their stock storage. Good find at the bicycle shop. Enjoy your runner beans .

  2. scifihammy says:

    Yes, Sunday is quiet in Blogland, and I’ve recently found Friday to be “crickets” too! 🙂
    So frustrating when shops don’t stock what they say they do.

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