Lots to report today!
First: the meds are doing their thing and Maggie is on the mend. Sadly, the poo has taken a backward step, but at least it’s clearupable.
Second: our Plan B for the screen curtain sort of worked, except it was too short and too light in the wind. Still, I have another idea and amendment which shall be explored tomorrow when we take the unsuitable item back for a refund.
Third: Hubby has replaced the venetian blind in the small bedroom as two of the slats had split, and he’d already replaced previous broken ones with the spares ‘down under’ that we’d left when we adjusted the height originally.
Fourth: Hubby has got himself a trundle trolley. He’s been after one for a while, even though we had nowhere to actually put it, but with the slabs for the shed base coming next week, it will be a godsend rather than trying to carry them from point A to point B. Hopefully the delivery guys will put them out back rather than leave them on the drive,
Fifth: we’ve had a blitz in the kitchen having found that ants were getting in, so it was all out war trying to find where and how. We’ve had the freezer, washing machine and cooker out and emptied the cupboards. We’ve sprayed everywhere with Dethlac and puffed with Nippon ant powder.
Outside we raked back all the loose stone, checked the water and gas pipes pipes into the house and along the damp proof course, and again sprayed and puffed.
No nest as such, but some pretty miffed insects. Hubby will buy me some more chrysanths and we can use the dried petals as we did last year which kept them out.
Sixth: I intended to send an email to the council today asking when they were going to come and cut the grass in our road and the cut through. As it turned out, I didn’t have to.
Like buses, you don’t see one for ages then three come along at once!
We had a guy with a strimmer, another on a sit-on mower, and a third with a leaf blower thingie cos there was no way they’ve vacuumed up the cuttings! I wouldn’t have been surprised if there was a mad exodus of wildlife, especially as someone had seen a snake in the long grass. It could have been a slow worm, but imagine the potential lawsuit should a child have been bitten by an adder because the grass hadn’t been cut.
Got a gem coming up for you next as it deserves a post all to itself!
Keep well and safe everyone.