Made it! I am late again as we have been out on the road and didn’t get home until 20 to 3! Late dinner, so we won’t be eating anything else today unless it’s fruit and yogurt.
Where to start……….. all with a touch up paint kit for the car I suppose.
We decided to have a field trip to another branch of the motor accessories shop who were so helpful yesterday in giving us the necessary code to order on line.
Sadly this was not possible, but we remembered how accommodating this other branch was with paint matching for the I10, so paid them a visit.
There was a gap on the shelf for what we wanted, so that was a plus as at least they had a space for stock! Apparently a delivery was expected and one could well have been on board, so it was suggested we come back in half an hour or so and should our item be included, he would put it by.
We nipped into the DIY store on the same estate and found a shed! Exactly what we wanted at a price to suit our budget, so we allowed ourselves to get a tinsy bit excited. Problem was to order it on line directly from the manufacturer, they didn’t cover delivery in Lincolnshire, BUT we could order it through the store and delivery would be free. Yeah, I can’t work that out either as apparently it would still come direct from the manufacturer. Anyway, no delivery date could be given unless we placed, and paid for, our order. Hm. Will wait for a little while I think as the last estimated delivery was 20 weeks plus, IF they could get stock.
Anyway, back to the motor shop, and the delivery hadn’t arrived, but they were prepared to order one for us. Then the guy checked their basic stock and found a kit 30 miles away. He called over to a colleague who lived there and asked if he was working tomorrow, and if so would he collect it and bring it in for us. (Told you they were helpful). He then called the outlet to confirm it was there, and they physically checked the shelf and put it by. We said we’d go and collect it (gave the car a decent run) so it was labelled for us and off we went, not before giving the lads a bag of cookies to go with their morning coffee.
It took us about an hour to get there, but we did a detour into Asda (Walmart) and bought a new microwave. Ours is beginning to rust inside and we have a lot of condensation when in use, so at £35 it was doable to change it.
The paint kit was waiting for us, so once again they have come up trumps.
Getting back into traffic was a bit of a game due to roadworks and lane closures on a very busy road, but the drive home was pleasant and comfortable. I’ve got used to the clutch, and the car purrs, content at around 50 to 55 so not exactly speedy, just like us. We’ve done over 100 miles already and will top up our tank soon, then work out our mileage from what we put in to the number of miles we’ve done since filling up. We’ve calculated roughly 64 around town and maybe as much as 70 on a trip. All looking good anyway! There’s probably a way of checking it from the dashboard but we haven’t found it yet, but we have set the clock, sussed out the audio system including programming the radio and how to use the USB port, how the air conditioning works, and how to control the temperature in the car to suit the passenger and driver independently. The driving controls, indicators, windscreen wipers and lights are all in the same places as the I10.
Lunch today was going to be stew, but as we were in our pie supermarket, we got a couple of speak pies for dinner, as well as the cookies (one bag given away remember) and a twin pack of doughnuts. Naughty, but nice……. very!
It has been a really good day, and such a contrast to the shopping experiences of late!