Today is Tuesday 5th October

As I look out of the window, it is chucking it down with rain, though this is a ‘slight shower’ compared with what hit us yesterday without warning. We had thunder and lightning, and the rain was so dense, you could hardly see through it. This progressed to hail, then back to stair rod rain. Hubby was so anxious about our friend who was out walking Kela that he donned his yellows and went to look for her. We are lucky in that we know her route, and he met up with them coming out of the park. Even though she was wearing an anorak and scarf, she was soaked to the skin. Kela bless her looked like a very shaggy drowned yeti and the pair looked a sorry sight. We were concerned in case she tried to push herself to get home quickly and with her heart condition, could have got into difficulty. I called her later in the evening to make sure she was OK and apparently it took 3 bath and 3 hand towels to dry Kela off and she was soaked down to her vest!Photo: a very dry Kela when we pupsat in July.

It seems the heavy torrential rain has caught up with us as it did during the night. It’s laughable that the weather forecast is for an Indian Summer which will last for at least 10 days. Yeah, right. I still think they are either looking at the wrong part of the globe or a report from 4 months ago.

Hubby’s INR is back in range, but right at the bottom so his dosage is being tweaked and he’ll go back in a fortnight.
The incompetence of certain hospitals knows no bounds, and despite my telling not only reception but the girl who did my bone density scan last month that we have changed surgeries, they have sent the results to the wrong place.  Our previous surgery would not have thought to forward them on, so the lovely lady I spoke to today has promised to email the results to our new surgery today and reprint a hard copy to be sent in the mail. The irony is she cannot send a copy to me, neither can she tell me the results.

Shopping next and we got what we wanted, including fuel. The little village where our surgery is had an empty garage forecourt and full pumps so we wasted no time fueling up. In the main town, diesel was up to £1.47p a litre. Last week it was still expensive there, but at £1.42. We paid just under £1.40 today, the same as we did last week.
Produce in the supermarket was wanting, but we were after tinned stuff more than anything else. I did buy some sausages from the butcher’s in town as they make a nice change with pasta to a tomato bake. Even those have gone up though, and the 6 I bought cost me £3.25. Ouch. Still, that’s six dinners for me, so I can’t complain. I treated Hubby to a plum loaf, and myself to slime doughnuts. Sounds gross, but the green goo inside is raspberry and pineapple jam (plus colouring for Halloween effect) and they are quite delicious. Hubby managed to eat a couple too, so hopefully won’t have any repercussions.
We don’t shop there often so it won’t be a regular thing, but I wanted to get some small tins of fruit for Hubby and they just happen to be in the same store.

It’s almost 5pm now so I am late getting started on my blog today. I’ll catch up with comments and pingbacks now then attack the Tuesday challenges I enjoy.

Keep safe everyone.

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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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4 Responses to Today is Tuesday 5th October

  1. The doughnuts sound great, Di. I suppose the results of tests have to be shared by a doctor but it is rather annoying that yours went astray.

    • The doughnuts were good (and naughty!!) and I;m not surprised about the hospital sending the results to the wrong place.
      No problem though, and I’ll contact our surgery at the end of the week

  2. murisopsis says:

    I hope the girl was truthful that she sent the results to your new doctor… The slime donuts made me laugh! I bet they did taste good!

    • The doughnuts were lovely….. in fact they have a variety of fillings and they are all awesome.
      I’ll ring our surgery Friday afternoon and see if the results are in. If not, it will be another phone call to the hospital and I might not be so polite!

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