Another scorcher on the cards by the look of it. Hubby was up at 6 with the hosepipe watering the plants which were gasping. We’d been expecting rain overnight according to the forecast, but that was obviously somewhere else, cos we didn’t see (or hear) any!
Hubby’s blood test went OK yesterday and he is back within sensible figures with another blood test at the surgery scheduled for next week. Masks have to be worn and there is a lot of red tape to go through before he even gets through the door, so a five minute appointment actually took almost half an hour.
Our car insurance is up for renewal this month and we alternate main drivers each year to keep our No Claims Bonus valid as we discovered we’d lose it after 2 years otherwise.
Once again, the company have honoured all discounts and bonuses, and the quote for me is the same as the renewal notice for Hubby. We are really pleased as it is well within the budget.
Opening up the attached documents to the email was a game though as we didn’t have the software on our laptops for the file format. We tried to download it and that was a nightmare, with our internet dropping and crashing Hubby’s laptop. I rang them up and asked for copies in the post and PDF files, which we got and were eventually able to view, print off and review. All is good and includes the Legal Assistance, so I shall be ringing them later to confirm.
We are walking Maggie round the block on a different route to avoid the gentleman who does not believe in social distancing and thinks everything is the same as it was now. Hubby met up with him yesterday and being sociable, was content to chat as they walked on opposite sides of the road. He crossed over to join him, so Hubby fell back to give him space, but like the time I met up with him, he slowed down. Hubby crossed over again, and so did he, so Hubby asked him to keep his distance, which he did for about five minutes. He’s a nice enough guy, and neither of us want to be rude, but we have decided to change our route and avoid him rather than cause any unpleasantness or embarrassment.
We heard yesterday that there have been 16 deaths in ‘this area’, 7 of which we know are related to care homes a few miles away.
With traffic on the roads increasing in volume as the camp and caravan sites are now open, we are even more wary and cautious.