Happy Independence Day to my friends and readers across the pond, and a Happy Birthday to Other Brother who is 78 today. I posted his card earlier in the week so it should have been received by now.
We sort of had an early start……….. Maggie got me up at 3.05 and again at 6.15, so as we were both awake but didn’t want to actually get up, we put the washing on and had a lie in.
We decided to do the bedding too, so that was another load, then Hubby went up to the launderette to get it dry as it’s forecast to be showery all day, but it needed to be done as we’re running out of clean pants and socks!!
He had the company of two ladies so plenty of space for social distancing. One lady was chatty and works in the garden centre. She’s not back at work yet so still on furlough, but says she’s dreading it.
‘We’ll all be masked and gloved,’ she said, ‘but you can guarantee the customers won’t be and won’t give a shit about us or each other.’
We’ve already seen this in supermarket queues and inside shops, so understand perfectly.
The locals try to distance themselves, but visitors barge their way in, across and round as if they own the place.
The other lady didn’t have anything to say, kept herself to herself and her eye on her washing. She seemed very surprised when Hubby spoke to her as he left, and wished them both a safe day.
Town is apparently busy in preparation for the deluge of expected tourists as everywhere is opening up today. One of the pubs we thought had closed was already open and has had a complete overhaul on the inside. They did breakfasts and lunches at reasonable prices before, so whether that will continue at the moment is unclear. The pub I play darts for is in total darkness, so they may be taking advantage of no B&B customers and having a break themselves.
While Hubby was laundering, I was hoovering, so the house is clean and tidy.
Lunch today is a pasty for him and a jacket potato with cheese for me. We’ll share a tin of baked beans, so are really pushing the boat out.