It’s been a long day 6th Sept 2018

I didn’t sleep well last night, but not because it was a strange bed, traffic noise, unfamiliar surroundings, or being over tired. My knee hurt and I couldn’t get comfortable, so I tossed and turned in the single bed whilst Hubby was giving it megga ZZZzzzs on the floor in the sitting room. I was really pleased he slept so well because he’s been restless for weeks.
Maggie was comfy, curled up with me, with no chance of falling off the bed as it was against the wall.

At 6.30, I got up, and Hubby wasn’t that far behind me.
We were walking the dog round the Avenue at 7, and having breakfast by 7.30.

This was the revamped basin this morning. There are quite a few empty berths though:
and the longer narrow boats are being crammed in with the cruisers, some extending way beyond the fingers they are moored against.
There are a number of wide beams on the entrance to the basin and a lot for sale up on the notice board.

I read the car parking fee notice, and it’s £22 a week for visitors, berth holders one car free, residents two cars free, but any other vehicle is £125 pa extra.
The atmosphere for want of a better expression is DEAD.

The property development will be here:
with the houses being built on stilts overlooking the marina basin, but not with any mooring rights. They are unlikely to have a garden, and car parking is going to be ‘interesting’.

In all the time we lived aboard, I never seemed to take a photograph of the horse and knight as you enter the town. I rectified that today.

We spent the morning chatting with MSM, then walked into town to see if we could meet up with anyone.
We’ve always thought ‘You can never go back’, but the place hasn’t changed, and everyone is as friendly as ever. It was so nice to be remembered and to see some familiar faces.
We got back to MSM’s at midday, loaded up the car and said our goodbyes. It has been lovely to see her, and we appreciate her putting us up as it took a lot of the pressure off.

I had my mammogram at 1.35 this afternoon, and will get the results within a fortnight.
From there, we started on our journey home.
It was another good trip, stopping to change drivers and have a break on a regular basis.
We got caught in the rush hour in Grantham, so stopped off at a cafe and had a proper meal, then continued on our way only to get stuck in a traffic jam on the A153 approaching the A17. Other than that, we made excellent time and were home at 7.40.

Maggie, bless her, is exhausted. We bought some cooked turkey for her and I cooked some rice when we got home so that she came to bed on a full tummy. She doesn’t travel that well now and doesn’t eat very much, though had her scrambled egg for breakfast as usual.
Tomorrow is going to be a ‘nothing’ day. We have no plans other than housework and doing the washing (weather permitting), so will hopefully have a good night’s sleep and maybe not get up until 8-ish!

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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11 Responses to It’s been a long day 6th Sept 2018

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