Quite a lazy day for us, though Hubby was up early to put the washing in as we were due to have rain this afternoon.
We went shopping for a new length of wood as Hubby had made a small mistake and didn’t have enough for the final part of his project.
I got poppadoms to go with our curry and had invited our neighbour to join us as I knew she liked it. I was glad she accepted, because it broke up her day, and she asked me if I could drive her to the Funeral Director after lunch to drop off some clothes.
The rain didn’t come our way afterall, and whilst Hubby was redoing his woodwork, I walked the dog round the block. She’s getting very ploddy and tired. The lump doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller, but she’s eating and drinking normally, and is currently snoring softly beside me. We have an appointment to take her back on the 21st, but we may do so earlier if there’s no change.
We had two bills today, both within budget which I was really pleased about.
This evening has been spent analyzing our finances to see where I can tweak to save a few bob. Last year was a bitch for us financially, emotionally and healthwise.
Poor Maggie has had a shit 18 months too and not out of the woods yet bless her, but it’s all covered which is good.
Photo 23rd May
If this latest government gem comes about and reduces our income, we can just about manage with around £5 a year spare. Oh well, inventive will be my middle name.
I’ve already changed the way I freezer shop, stocking it once a month which is good for a lot of reasons as it instills stock rotation. We are eating more fruit and veg, though the former might have to be reduced, but at least I have room to do that judging from my spreadsheets.
We qualify for our state pensions in 2021 and 2022 provided the goalposts aren’t shifted again, so hopefully our lack of funds will only be short term at just two and a half years.
We’ve been there before (sigh), so it’s even more important now that we don’t get into debt.