I’m late. I know. Sorry.
What do trainers, lace butterflies, shower screens and a blood test have in common?
They all played a part in today.
It is 8.15 in the evening, and the day is almost over! This is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and try to unwind.
Hubby and I both had showers this morning, and when he was putting things straight, the resting bar on the folding shower screen broke. After measuring up and making a phone call to check stock, we were off on a field trip to a different DIY where the quality and range is better having found one we thought was identical to what we had.
Photo: our shower October 2017
But first, his INR test. The blood? Well, it’s red, but the numbers are going up again and we don’t know why, so another test next week.
It rained all the way to the DIY store some 30 miles away, but we needed it and it was quite refreshing. I was driving and got stuck behind an old biddy in a Skoda Fabia who was afraid of corners and braked almost to a standstill on practically every one. I couldn’t pass her for a good twenty minutes, but when I had a clear stretch of road, I was glad of the extra diesel poke of the C3.
We passed The Range on the way and went in to have a nose around. I came away with a few things including some white lace butterflies which are so pretty!
The guys in the DIY store were lovely and so helpful. I was anxious because the bathroom displays were upstairs and there was no lift, but the shower screens were on the ground floor. We found the one we were looking for and it was loaded onto the trolley for us.
From there, we went to the shopping precinct where I got my trainers last month. It was busy, but still clean and tidy inside, and we were able to park more or less where we did before, so our first impressions were seconded.
The girls remembered us, and were so helpful. They didn’t have a lot of choice in Hubby’s size but nothing was too much trouble and we found a pair that were comfortable.
Time was pushing on now and it was way past lunchtime so I thought we’d have a sandwich and hot drink to tide us over until we got home.
Our first stop was into the chemist though to replenish our first aid box, but they wanted £7 for 250ml of antiseptic spray, and no-one seems to be doing cotton bandages anymore. Not good, and a turning point on our day.
I went into the sandwich shop while Hubby found us a bench in the mall to sit. Things continued to go downhill as I was served by Bimbo of the Century who only provided half my order, and either didn’t know how or wasn’t prepared to void the transaction so I had to make two payments. My sandwich and latte was OK but Hubby’s sausage roll was a bit chewy, and his tea too hot, so we intended to take it back to the car.
However, it got knocked over and ended up on the floor. I had no tissues in my bag to mop up, so Hubby suggested I went into a shop to report it and ask for a cleaning crew. The guy inside was so nice, called it in on his radio then came with me to wait for the cleaner. It would appear that not many people report such things.
We came home without incident and our neighbour came in for a cuppa, so we didn’t actually have our intended lunch until after 4. Hubby had tuna, tatty cake and beans, and I had tuna, jacket potato and salad with another of my neighbour’s little gem lettuces.
Hubby has now taken the old shower screen off the wall and we were both relieved to see that the tiles had not been channeled to accommodate it. The new one is narrower, taller, and longer but there is no hinged drop down support as the folding parts have a silicone seal that will run along the bottom. Everything has been cleaned and anti mildewed, and the old sealant removed, so tomorrow will hopefully see the new one installed without too much problem.
Quite a day. Nearly 9 o’clock now and we’d normally be retiring. However, I’m too hyped and want to check out my blog comments before I do.