Today is Wednesday 9th June

It’s another hot one so after an initial field trip first thing, we are staying in.
The ants came back and we had the carpet up in the hall as well as pulling the kitchen appliances out again. The waste from the washing machine has been sealed, and we have also sealed a small gap beneath the door threshold and floor in the hall. We have sprayed,  puffed and baited places where they have been seen and today spent £30 on anti ant remedies, which included replacing some killer gel given to us by our neighbours on the other side who are also having problems.
They may be efficient and fascinating creatures in their own habitat, but we don’t want them indoors.

The town was heaving with holiday makers, some so large they could hardly walk. In this heat, I can appreciate how uncomfortable it is and remember all too well the blisters I had on my bra line from heat friction and also how my legs were chaffed raw. I wore a hat today and was glad of it. Not many masks visible today. Our neighbour was having teacakes and coffee in one of the little cafes in the arcade with another neighbour a few doors down from us. We are chatty with her when we see her, but that isn’t very often since her dog died about two years ago so she doesn’t go out for so many walks.
We couldn’t get the tie back seat cushion I thought would be ideal for my stool, so went with an alternative and picked up a thin foam dog bed for £2. The foam within will make 6 cushions, and I did some sewing this afternoon for a cover. Yes. You read that right:
I did a damn good job of hemming the two ragged sides of a cotton tee towel remnant by hand only to discover although it was perfect for the cushion, it wouldn’t be big enough to apply my idea of elasticated sides to slot over the top of the stool to keep it in place. Bummer. Plan B then, which was actually originally Plan A, and we’ll use an old hand towel cut to the correct size. Sadly (honest) I can’t grip the scissors to cut material, and Hubby is a whiz with the electric sewing machine.

Have a good day everyone. Keep safe.


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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5 Responses to Today is Wednesday 9th June

  1. I hope that the ant problem gets resolved soon. Bummer that the tea towel plan A didn’t work out. Good luck with plan B!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’ve banned Sparky from using my sewing machine. The last time he released the tension on the feed dog and tightened the thread tension to the point that the needle was bowed! It took me a long time to remove all the thread he had wrapped around the bobbin assembly and put everything back in working order… Glad to hear your husband is handy with the machine!

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