What a day 14th October has turned out to be!

It has been a bit of a whirlwind day, and our feet have barely touched the ground.

I had my phone call from the doc this morning which was very positive. My bone density has apparently decreased by 5% but that is nothing to worry about, and I shall be monitored for it every 2 years.  The good news is I don’t have osteoporosis, but I do have the beginnings of osteopenia. He said again it was nothing to worry about and may or may not progress, but as a precaution he has prescribed a calcium and vitamin D supplement which I am to take twice a day. We looked it up and found a very positive straightforward website which explained it all so I am not worried about it.
I asked about my mammogram and ultrasound. The latter was fine, and when he read the results of my mammo, it sounded very familiar, so I hope it wasn’t last year’s. I’m still waiting for my letter though.

After that we went shopping.
The new cooker and hob are being delivered next Friday and our friendly gas man will fit the hob on Nov 11th so we have some time to organise the kitchen.
I have gone way over budget and bought Neff appliances as there is no point saving money these days.  I can’t take it with me, and the cheaper options have all had bad reviews, lack sensible design, flimsy knobs, and one dual fuel free standing cooker only had one shelf and you might not be able to order another.
A housing is not forthcoming though, and we refuse to pay £179 plus £25 delivery for something that may, or may not, arrive in 28 days, and only costs £31 from B&Q!
Hubby has therefore done some digging and downloaded the plans for one so will convert a 600mm base cupboard.
My existing cooker is working well so that’s not a problem for now, and when we have the new one in place, the scrap man will take it away unless we try and sell it for about £50.
Hubby has also bought the wood and started on the generator box, which should be finished tomorrow.  Bricks would have worked out more costly, if we could have sourced them singly rather than in bulk. We only needed about 50 and they were sold in pallets of 1000! No-one seems to sell ‘separates’ in the builders merchants anymore!

The washing dried outside with no problem. Hurrah, as there was a chance it might not!

We had post today too. Hubby now has appointments for multiple CT scans and a specialist procedure to find out exactly what is going on in respect of his digestive issues and reflux. He is also having an ultrasound next week, his dental XRay, and INR blood test, Covid test for the hospital, and I have my diabetes eye screening, so there is something on every day!!

Wow. I’m exhausted just writing this. Maybe I’ll sleep better tonight.


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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12 Responses to What a day 14th October has turned out to be!

  1. You did have a busy day. Rest well.

  2. You sure had a lot going on!

  3. murisopsis says:

    So glad you found a cook stove that you are happy with! And having a husband who is handy is a great bonus!! Hope you can rest up before the whirlwind of activity.

  4. Michael says:

    If you lived near me Di I’d happily given you 50 bricks.

  5. Carol anne says:

    I am exhausted reading it! I am glad you got the results of your bone density scan, and that you’ll be prescribed calcium and I hope it works! Xx

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