Today is Sunday 18th July

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’.

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

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.

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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3 Responses to Today is Sunday 18th July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Sooo hot but got clean rugs 🙂🙂

  2. Take good care yourself! It’s been quite a weekend, hasn’t it?

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