Today is Tuesday 23rd March

It’s 4.30 in the afternoon and we have been BUSY!!!

In the cottage, we were forever reinforcing or replacing fence panels, and in 2015 when we were on the boat, Hubby offered to help MOH when he tried to please his neighbour who was trying to sell his house and said the fence looked a mess. Things however went a little sideways in the measuring stakes and Hubby came up with a great solution.

In the heavy winds towards the end of last year, a fence panel was doing the dance of the seven slats and Hubby managed to secure the post with wire until better weather and he could do a proper repair. Our neighbour’s husband had already put in some concrete reinforcement posts so it was just a case of taking the rotten wooden post out and slotting a new one in.
In recent winds, the fence on the other side of her garden was flexing, but her neighbour refused to accept responsibility saying it wasn’t his fence.  We’ve been here ourselves, and the general rule is if the posts are on your side, it’s your fence. She drafted a letter to put through his door, but didn’t do it as he is not a very nice person and she couldn’t face the conflict.
Sadly she was getting quite distraught and upset over it, so over a cup of tea we came up with a solution and donned our building hat personas this morning to do a repair for her. She was quite content to pay for the materials and what we’ve done is fully secured the new post on our boundary, and on the other side concreted posts in where necessary but not attached them to the fence. This will therefore stop the panels falling into her garden, and if matey moans about damaging his fence by putting posts up, our neighbour can quite honestly say they were not attached to the fence, and as there are no nail or screw holes, he hasn’t got a leg to stand on.

This took up our entire morning, and while lunch was cooking (third day of stew and we had it at 2pm), Hubby had a shower and we put the washing on, which has dried outside with no problems as it’s been quite a breezy day.

This afternoon we cleaned out the car and hoovered inside, finding yet another dog biscuit that Maggie had secreted. We also found the four bootees we’d bought when we were planning a trip down south as there were high infection areas of a disease that affected dogs paws and could prove fatal. Maggie only wore them out of the shop, but we’ll keep them for the next furbaby, just in case. Hubby is now washing the outside so that the car is presentable when we take it to the garage tomorrow.

This is the first chance I’ve had to get on my blog today so I’m playing catch up.
Hope your day is going swimmingly.
Take care 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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2 Responses to Today is Tuesday 23rd March

  1. murisopsis says:

    Wow~ You have been busy~ Our fence has seen better days and the neighbor next door put in a fence too. If we remove our fence, his yard will be open on one side… Good thing we are on good terms and will no doubt will come to an agreement!

    • The people here before us had a lot of visitors and a young child, so our neighbours on our left put up a fence for privacy. The deal there is although they paid for it, it is our responsibility to maintain it, and we’re perfectly OK with that.

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