Today is Wednesday 13th October

Late again I’m afraid. Here we are halfway through the week, and it’s almost 7.30 in the evening.

The dentist cancelled Hubby’s appointment so it’s been rescheduled for next week. The tooth isn’t bothering him though and it’s just the Xray that couldn’t be done originally, so it’s all paid for.
We have therefore had a field trip and looked at more cookers and hobs. We’ve found one which is way beyond budget, but to be honest, I don’t really care anymore as I would be lucky to earn £2.50 in interest on the amount if I left it in my savings for a full year. What’s the point?
The housing is still an issue, and Hubby is thinking of improvising.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and we should have replaced like for like when the original fitment failed. We were short of cash then having only been here a few months and a new boiler took the last of our surplus. When Mum died in January 2018, each of us had a little windfall so I bought a freestanding Belling electric fan oven with a ceramic hob. I’d had a similar model by Hotpoint in the cottage and loved it.
This is one of the worst buys we have ever made, as the hob has scratched badly, and the area under the hob began to rust out after about 18 months. We had an extended warranty, but never heard from the company when we tried to take it up.
Everything works, but I would never buy a Belling again.

We have looked at dual fuel freestanding cookers, but all of them are too deep as we have the gas pipe directly behind where it would go that gets in the way. We looked at one today and it was an interesting exercise. Anyone thinking of buying a new cooker should check how many shelves you are going to get. Some only come with ONE (so I couldn’t bake a sponge cake if the tins needed a shelf each, or you wanted to cook a joint, roast potatoes and yorkshire puds etc), and others come with one shelf and a tray with a grill in it that slots into position, but is not a shelf as such. Buyer beware. Just an observation/thought.

Hubby is also getting everything together to make an outside housing for the generator.
This was going very well until I had a funny turn in the shop and thought I was going to pass out. It was a combination of wearing a mask and overheating, but I’m OK and we got some of the basic things needed. Now he just needs to decide whether to do it in brick or wood.

Hope you’ve had an enjoyable day. Keep safe 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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7 Responses to Today is Wednesday 13th October

  1. Carol anne says:

    glad your ok di! I hate when I cant breathe in the masks! I hope you find a suitable cooker soon! Xx

  2. murisopsis says:

    The cooker saga continues! If the other is still functional (even if it is unsightly) then you have the luxury of taking your time. With the cost of wood, I’d be inclined to bricks. Sometimes you can find salvaged brick from demolitions at a much reduced cost (sometimes free!) and brick is very durable!

    • Hi Val, very true, but the only demolition site locally has been a school and it had asbestos in it. Not good. problem resolved though and post will follow in due course.

  3. Good look with the cooker. I never really found one.

  4. Sadje says:

    Take care my friend. I hope you find the right appliance

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