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 to 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.
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