Today is Tuesday 27th October

Our internet connection is slow and erratic, which is not surprising as it’s been raining off and on all day and doesn’t seem to like damp chilly conditions.
We’ve collected our second chest of drawers which is now in situ in the bedroom and tomorrow will be spent sorting out whatever is lurking under the bed. The town was busy despite the bad weather, and collection did not go as smoothly as yesterday when Hubby was in and out of the showroom in less than ten minutes. Today there were over a dozen people inside and only one person serving as they’d had a delivery and floor staff were all hands on deck to get it unloaded.

Maggie has reverted to her cantankerous self by not weeing or pooing on our walks, despite bothering us to go out. She won’t go in the garden again and both of us have got more than a little damp taking her out only for her to do nothing. So far today we have had just one wee on our first walk and an extended poo after she’d bypassed all the usual grass places only to do it on the pavement on Hubby’s shift at 2 pm.

We’ve heard on the radio news that banks may be doing away with free banking and charging their customers for holding an account, and also that the Post Office intend to start charging at their ATMs in a bid to recoup some of their falling profits.
A bit of a dismal day.

However, our neighbour sent a text at 2.30 asking if the kettle was on, and came round for an hour. She had a better night’s sleep last night, mainly we think because she’d fallen asleep on the settee in the evening and when she woke up, went straight to bed without turning on the bedroom TV as usual. She awoke at 1.45, checked the time and went back to sleep, then didn’t wake up again until 5.45. This is good news to us as she has not been sleeping well for months. She looks less strained today.

Lunch today was home made cottage pie with a cheese topping. Hubby polished off his share in two sittings with no after effects and is well pleased with himself. So am I as it was proper food. I haven’t decided what to do for dinner tomorrow yet.

Onward with our day, or what’s left of it. It’s not raining at the moment so I’ll take Maggie out and hope she performs.
Keep safe everyone.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Today is Tuesday 27th October

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Onward and upward 💜

  2. mimfilip says:

    When the banks start charging you to hold your cash, it’s a sign the system has gone to pot.

    • I remember the days when banking wasn’t free, as I was working for a Hugh Street bank and being staff gave you free banking. Paying 25p to clear a cheque quickly (now £20 I believe) and 30p per debit wasn’t too bad, but that’s not going to happen and it’s just another way for TPTB to strip the little guy of the meagre amounts they have.

  3. murisopsis says:

    The news being a mixed bag, I’ll weigh in about Maggie’s potty breaks… Ranger was completely against getting his feet wet. He’d hold it forever if the choice was walk on wet grass or in snow. It got to the point where he would wait until the 11th hour and then find a spot on pavement too! So I know how frustrating that is. I think it has something to do with age and eyesight…

    • Maggie has always preferred to do the business on grass and has her ‘favoured spots’. Sometimes I hope to see another dog pee up ahead as I know she will sniff and then leave her own calling card! Hubby has just got back from walking her and she did nothing, but we’re getting used to it now.

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