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 £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. 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.