We had an early start this morning, so I was up at 6am. For once, the dog didn’t beat me to it, in fact, she didn’t budge until about 6.30 and even then she was sluggish.
We all had a good night’s sleep though which was much needed after the night before.
I put down a scrambled egg and some chicken for Maggie and she fished out the chicken, leaving the egg. This is not unusual, and she will go back to it when she cottons on there’s nothing else.
After breakfast, we set off for the hospital, giving ourselves plenty of time because of the roadworks that we’d come across earlier in the week. We stopped off at the picnic area to give Maggie a potty break and then continued into town.
Typically, there were no roadworks at all, and we were 80 minutes ahead of Hubby’s appointment time, so we went to get fuel ready for Op Day, then went on to the hospital. Even then, we were an hour early, so parked up and called the number we’d be given.
No reply as we expected, so we settled down to wait in the car, Maggie went to sleep and we listened to the radio. Hubby called again at 8.30 having seen a nurse type person arrive ten minutes earlier (give her time to get coffee), and she said they had some necessary paperwork to do, then she’d be out. Hubby waved at her through the window, and I saw her grin.
The test itself was straightforward, but I was glad I wasn’t having it. They swab your throat as far back as they can (Hubby controlled his gag reflex OK) then the same swab is pushed up both nostrils! Yuk!!! That made Hubby’s eyes water, but it was all done in a couple of minutes without mishap. They’ll send the results to the hospital.
From there we nipped into the supermarket which has reopened. The aisles are back to normal now and it was packed. It was impossible to keep a 1 meter distance let alone 2, and staff were frantically restocking shelves in all sections. The second wave is hitting and people are preparing themselves I guess. The guy in front of me at the checkout spent £86, and I saw 4 bottles of vodka in amongst the meat, veg and bread! Can’t say I blame him.
Lunch today was fish and mixed veg, Hubby having wedges with his and I had boiled potatoes and some tomatoes.
It’s a lovely day, though a bit breezy, so although we won’t be there to see, the carnival has a good day. I can’t see how they can social distance everyone so the chances are they won’t try. There are loads of fast food and confectionery stalls on the High Street, so they will do a good trade today. The town does need it, but let’s hope it doesn’t have repercussions.