Today is Tuesday 6th April

and also the first day of the UK’s financial tax year 2021/2022.

It is after 4pm and I have only just got on to my blog.
We’ve had more snow, though it’s not pitched, but at one stage, it was quite a little blizzard of minute snow balls blowing horizontally across the window.

The morning has been spent playing with numbers and finances, and the good news is that when we come to change our car, my insurance is not going to go through the roof on our models of preference. Getting the necessary cover to drive another vehicle can be done over the phone in a matter of minutes, though some garages offer a 7 day get you home policy cover.

After a restless night, I was awakened at 8am by my phone beeping a text arrival. It was the Hyundai garage giving details of a website link for a service report on our car which we hadn’t asked for. We had already been given a ‘traffic light’ list of recommendations the first time we visited which showed that our tyre inflation kit was out of date and they wanted £102 for a new one. We got 2 at £8 each suitable for the job elsewhere.
Loads of amber suggestions (like 4 new tyres at £62 each), and an air conditioner clean and filter replacement at £102,  so we didn’t bother to open it.
Then around 3pm we had a phone call from the sales rep we’d spoken to following up on our interest in an I30, something we had just casually commented on, and she seemed surprised that we had decided not to keep the I10 now. I asked her to remove us from her database as we were being inundated with texts and emails (five of each at the last count).

We did manage a walk into town this morning though, so that brought us neatly up to lunch time when we got back, settling down just before 2pm to half a pasty each, baked beans, and some wedges for me. Hubby managed very well, and has also had rice pudding.

Going to catch up with everything now, so my apologies for running late. The day has got away from me again.
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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3 Responses to Today is Tuesday 6th April

  1. Hello my friend from afar…Tis always a joy to read about your day. Obvious seasons are different for us as you appear to be in midst of winter with ‘snow’ and a touch of spring here. Tax season in US usually has a deadline of April 15th. Again this years thanks to the Pandemic is had been moved up to July 15th. I already sent my federal taxes in and yet to complete the state’s. I’m not required to file only since due a refund would be absolutely dumb to not bother. It seems you’re in the process thought of fixing an older car or perhaps purchasing a new one. Boy, can I relate to being inundated with phone calls (two cell phones start around 8 a.m.) and for some unknown reason the servers allow spam risks and unknown numbers through (incompetency at its best). Nice to read you managed time for a walk as fresh air is so good for you and your hubbie who from what you wrote appears to be doing quite well. OK…off to find some nourishment (lunch) and likely a trip to the supermarket. 🙂

    • We’ve been thinking about changing the car for something bigger as the I10 is a good little runaround town, but on longer journeys not so comfortable and we are both stiff when we try to get out. We’ve been looking for a while, and hopefully one will pan out for us. We cannot test drive anything until the dealers open up for business on Apr 12th, but we can certainly check things out and do costing exercises so that I have no huge surprises we can’t cover.
      We also wanted something more suitable for a dog to get in and out of without taking up the entire back seat! We miss Maggie terribly and although not a big dog, she did like to spread herself out.

      We were certainly not expecting snow now, but the seasons here are all over the place, and temperatures rise and plummet in hours! We have glorious sunshine now, but the wind is still keen and bitter.

      Luckily we don’t have to do our own taxes as we get tax codes from the Inland Revenue and payments are calculated accordingly. Neither of us are earning enough to pay tax anyway, but once we are in receipt of our State Pensions, that is well likely to change. They give and they taketh away.
      Keep in touch. Take care ❤

  2. murisopsis says:

    We will get a refund on our taxes for the first time in forever! (I’m a little excited) So sorry to hear that the car sales folks are stalking you – they do that anymore…

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