I’ve just looked at my watch and it is nearly 5pm.
The day has been upside down and erratic following an emergency trip to A&E last night shortly before midnight. I got home just after 1.30, drained and exhausted, but got a couple of hours sleep.
Hubby rang at 5 am to say I could go and collect him. I was on the road at 10 past and at 10 to 6 found him sitting on the wall by the traffic lights as having been discharged by A&E, he was not permitted to stay inside the building. Thank god it wasn’t raining or the middle of winter. Hopefully this is only a temporary measure whilst building construction is going on, but the hospital site is a mess, and from what Hubby could understand, taxi companies are robbing people blind after midnight charging as much as £200 for a thirty mile journey when people have been taken to the hospital in an ambulance and had no return transport.
Hubby is OK, has a new course of antibiotics, and the trouble was an old digestive issue flaring up (nothing to do with reflux) which is extremely painful, so he will now have to ask our GP for a referral for further investigation.
We got home around 6.30, had a cup of tea and I had toast whereas Hubby had his usual breakfast, then I went back to bed and he crashed out on the settee. I was asleep in minutes and don’t remember anything until after 10 o’clock.
We woke up to find our water supply had been cut off due to a burst pipe a couple of miles away. It was hoped to have it fixed by 4pm this afternoon. We hadn’t been able to prepare, so were glad of a small supply of bottled water we keep for emergencies. Memories of our camping days came to the fore and having a wash in just a cup full of water!
We decided to go shopping as we needed fuel and knew that there would be no bottled water available in our town. At that time of course, traffic was horrendous with day trippers and holidaymakers but we have local knowledge which came into its own as we knew of a back way or two.
The town was packed with traffic queues, idiot drivers and even bigger idiot individuals, hundreds of people with no masks and half naked walking down the road soaking up the sun. It was gross………… bacon and sausages in flip flops hanging out of shorts.
Bottled water was 50p for 2 litres in the biggest supermarket chain with no restriction so I just bought one 6 pack for £2.10 . Hubby fuelled up and our mileage is about 57 – 60 mpg, which is not bad considering we have a 1.6 engine compared to the I10’s 980cc, which also gave us about the same mileage.
Into a discount supermarket and water was 17p for 2 litres, so we bought 3 packs of 8 and a few other things, including a printer/photocopier/scanner for sale at £35, which hopefully will be compatible with our computers as it’s the same make as our last one.
We could not wait to get home as the roads were so busy. We split one 8 pack of water between our neighbour to replace what she had probably used and also to Kela’s owner as we are aware she has medication to take and didn’t know if she had any. The water supply has been reconnected, but it doesn’t hurt to be prudent as this is the second time in less than a week we’ve had problems with our water supply due to burst pipes.
Lunch was quick and easy being steak pastry bake, beans and new potatoes for Hubby and chicken pastry bake, new potatoes and salad for me.
We are both shattered and at 5.35 now, looking forward to catching up with our shut eye.