Wednesday : 8th April

Good morning!
Yet another bright and sunny day here in the UK, one load of washing is out on the line and blankets are being spun as I type.
Photo: first wash testing the new line 2017 (surprisingly the clothes today look pretty much the same!)

Wednesday is meter reading day, and we are doing exceptionally well! Our electricity consumption has remained at 22 kwh a week for the past five weeks, but our gas has reduced considerably in the same period to 9.81 kwh this week, simply by turning the heating off during the day. Our water also remains constant at just over 1½ cubic meters a week, though I have to admit this has increased from 1.3 cubic meters since the virus took hold, so all that hand washing is making a mark but actually not that much.

As with all UK households yesterday, we received our official letter from BoJo regarding  Coronavirus. He is still in intensive care, but not on a ventilator.
Included was a leaflet, and I have to admit, for once the government aren’t blinding you with technospeak and empty promises.  It’s straightforward and easy to understand with a chart for first symptoms and effect on other household members who do or don’t show any later,  and diagrams how to wash your hands properly.  Anyone who has done a hygiene course or had anything to do with the food industry will know that there is a specific way to wash them to ensure you get the joints, between the fingers and thumbs.

Washing (of all sorts) aside, what’s on the agenda today then. Hoover pushing, duster flicking and walking the dog. Just another standard day.
Summers here though. Spring seems to have side tracked us, but the net magnetic door curtain is up and the front door is open all day to let the fresh air in. Sounds promising eh?

Keep well and safe.

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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17 Responses to Wednesday : 8th April

  1. Have a good day and enjoy that nice weather

  2. Liz says:

    Enjoy your day. I so wish I was in a house, to be out in the garden creating my own veg plot.
    It looks like it’s going to be a hot one, like yesterday.

  3. quiall says:

    Best wishes from Canada! I do love to see your rainbow every day.

  4. Sadje says:

    Net curtain is a cool idea. Have a great day

  5. Paula Light says:

    Nice to have the washing outside for freshness! Have a great day 😻

  6. rugby843 says:

    I miss the smell of fresh laundry hung out to dry—befire pollution 😳😊

    • It’s the main thing I missed on the boat, no washing line. I was interviewed twice on the radio (and asked for a third but we’d sold the boat by then) and Maggie and I were on TV for 10 seconds!

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