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?