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 SOME SEWING.
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.