Today is Tuesday 29th December

Good afternoon to all my readers. Here on the coast we are currently experiencing variant weather insomuch as over the space of the last two hours we have had rain, driving sleet left to right, sunshine, rain, sleet right to left, sunshine, rain, and now the sky has that horrible dirty grey icy look, so there’s more sleet to come.
We have managed two walks so far today though, and although a little on the chilly side, neither were exactly unpleasant.

The day has gotten away from me as I didn’t sleep well and after finally falling into a deep sleep around 6am, I didn’t wake up until 9.
I decided to plan my weight progress with a linear graph this year, so started trying to modify my existing file. It all went horribly wrong, so I got Hubby involved, and he had some major problems too. Seems Windows10 does not like to play nicely. He got round it by preparing the file and data parameters on his laptop (Windows8), then sending it to me. Bingo, and I am getting my mind set so that I’m ready to go as from Jan 1st.
We had our first letter delivery since December 8th today and I took the opportunity to ask our lovely postie how things are. She said that two members of staff are due to return to work tomorrow after self isolating, and the backlog stands about as tall as she is. Parcels and packages entering the system, unless using the tracking service, are being delayed toΒ  give priority to those already in the sorting rooms. Post boxes are being emptied on a daily basis though and the letters collected from the local sorting office at 5pm as usual. We will be going to one of the major towns this week as I need to go to the bank and will visit the post office there to post a few letters for us and our neighbour.

Most important in the pile was the all clear from the sample I sent for bowel cancer screening earlier in the month. Another stated that as my diabetes eye tests have been clear these past two years, my annual check will be delayed until……… no date mentioned. We have eye tests due next month and they do the same test, so I won’t miss out.
There were a couple of Christmas cards too, one from a boating friend we haven’t heard from for months and were quite concerned (he’s 87), one from my sister with a little note saying she was sorry about Maggie and the new dog is settling in well, and one from a bank colleague who has had a horrible year losing her ex husband to cancer, and her second husband to divorce proceedings after only a couple of years. They had been a couple for 20 odd years beforehand, but he lived abroad and had a young family, so didn’t want to leave them until they were older.

I have loads of comments to attend to next, so bear with me if you’ve participated in today’s Three Things Challenge and haven’t had your pingback acknowledged yet.

Take care and 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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12 Responses to Today is Tuesday 29th December

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Keep safe too Di πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. Glad some good news came your way. Be careful out in the world.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Our (soon to be ex) President has tried to sabotage our postal service. We were lucky and all out Christmas card, bills, payments, and parcels have been sent and delivered successfully. Hope your trip to the big city is successful.

  4. Carol anne says:

    the post is up in a heap! I still haven’t received some of the Christmas cards people said they’d sent me! And my sister never got her card I sent her either!

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