Today is Monday 6th September

The day started off dull, overcast and chilly, so maybe our mini heatwave was a flash in the pan. Saying that though, it seems to be brightening up a bit now, so maybe we’re going to have a late ‘surge’.

Our days are pretty much the same, though this morning our phone bill has come in and is well under budget at Ā£24 for the month. We have a fixed tariff until April next year which covers our line rental and unlimited broadband access. I know many of you kicked your landlines into touch but this works for us as we are both on the internet a lot during the day and other packages with smartphones etc wouldn’t necessarily be practical for us.Ā  We both have PAYG mobiles which we use to make calls, unless we know we are going to be on hold for ages in which case we use the landline and pay for calls accordingly.

The next expected bill is our water rates. These come in quarterly and so far have all been under budget. Talking to a neighbour in the next road, apparently the water board are donating a considerable sum to overseas aid rather than reimburse their customers a fiver for the recent inconvenience. Hm. I believe there may be tax concessions for donations but not refunds.

We have also ordered our first meds online from the new surgery. The old one stated to allow 7 days before collection, but we can collect these in 3. It’s really funny because the original surgery was in the adjacent building to the pharmacy. Now covering a distance of 11 miles has shortened the time frame, yet both requests are sent electronically.

I’m going to try to find a glue gun today and see if I can salvage anything from my leprechaun card. I picked it up yesterday and another bauble fell off. It so reminds me of one of my very early efforts and the dreadlock snowman I sent to my Mum. When she took the card out of the envelope, his hair stayed behind. It was actually pretty grotesque from what I remember, but it was fun to make and made her laugh.
I’ve sent the glitter card back to the manufacturers because it was such poor quality and I wouldn’t use the rest. I don’t expect to hear anything, but if you don’t say something, bad quality control can escalate.

Off to start our day then.
Keep safe and take care everyone.

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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8 Responses to Today is Monday 6th September

  1. scifihammy says:

    Oh those bills – they just keep on coming!
    So weird about the pick up time for your meds!
    Hope your day brightened up – but not too much so too hot! šŸ˜€

  2. Those cards sound so creative! It can be difficult finding an adhesive that doesn’t look ‘goopy’ but actually has lasting sticking power. I missed the bit about the glitter card and am sorry you had a bad experience with it. And I’m glad you spoke out. It seems that quality is taking a rear seat these days across the board. It’s like the manufacturers gave themselves permission to do a cruddy job during the Covid thing last year, and it’s carried over. Sad. But you adapt and move on! The glue gun hopefully will solve the sticking problem…mine does the trick better than most bottled adhesives.

    • My bottled glue is useless, so the gun I bought today might save the leprechaun from being discarded (excuse pun).
      I don’t expect to hear anything, but shoddy workmanship needs to be reported IMO.

  3. murisopsis says:

    The hot glue gun just might do it! We got a little shock on our water bill as it was higher than usual. Then we realized that because of the heat Sparky had been watering the garden much more frequently! Now that the garden is not producing like before, it should drop and possibly be lower than planned to make up the deficit…

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