Thursday 6 June

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.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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5 Responses to Thursday 6 June

  1. Don’t bank of this government. They are the harbingers of doom to the likes of us.

  2. Sadje says:

    You’re a great planner. Hope things remain good for you guys.

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