Phew, it’s another hot one, already in the 30s by 9 am. Us Brits aren’t used to this.
Hubby and I have caught up on our sleep thank goodness, so we can hopefully have a ‘normal’ day.
Our road continues to be used as an overflow car park, and yesterday when we came back from town they were parked on the pavement opposite and on our side down to the junction. It would play hell for any emergency vehicles trying to come into our road. There are no restrictions here, but we have many residents on mobility scooters and when these selfish morons block the path, they have difficulty getting by. One car was parked on the corner actually across the dropped kerb. If I’d thought about it, I should have taken a picture and sent it into the council. Judging by the number of cars already parked across the road, although none are on the path, I will have other opportunities.
The water pressure is low again, and we have received a message from the water company that there are two burst pipes within a two mile radius of our town. They hope to have fixed the problem by 2pm. We have been in contact with our neighbour and Kela’s owner, both of whom are good.
When we were on the boat, we didn’t have to pay for water, and our water tank was topped up every week. If we were out on the river, we made sure we had a full tank when we started, but if there was a water and elsan point where we stopped (only three en route to Stratford Upon Avon), we could top up and empty our toilet cassette. In the winter months, obviously we stayed on the marina, but when it was really cold, they used to turn the water supply off to the pontoons to prevent the pipes from freezing. Sometimes they didn’t give any notice, but we had got into the habit of filling our tank regularly so didn’t come unstuck. Of course water in a large tank is not ‘fresh’, so we used to add a couple of capfuls of a specialised bleach type component every other fill, but invested in our Berkefield Filter urn for drinking and cooking. Hubby made a special shelf for it and any possibility of drips were caught by Maggie’s water bowl which was underneath as that was her ‘feeding station’.
We still use it even though we are on mains now and you can taste a difference, so that was one of the first things to make sure was topped up today.
Onward with our day then. We are not doing much, and if we decide to cut the grass, that will be this evening.