A Productive Afternoon

We left home in plenty of time to allow for Saturday traffic and shoppers. It didn’t happen, and we arrived for the Swab half an hour early.  To be honest, I had to double check our text message as there was no-one waiting, and no-one on duty. We parked up and then someone else drove into the testing area. A nurse came out and another came over to us and asked us to drive in. We explained we were early, but she took our name and didn’t keep us hanging around.
They have a really good system, are very thorough and do a great job.

We had some running around to do though and our first stop was The Range to get Hubby’s replacement screwdrivers and some ties for the rose bushes. Maggie’s rose and Peace have new buds on them by the way!
What can I say? The place is a dead loss and we will not go there now. They had nothing we wanted, and the arts and crafts section is pathetic. We did get a plastic 4 drawer unit for the shed though, so all was not lost.

Next stop was the DIY place we got the shed from and we made a point of thanking them for our delivery and how pleased we are with our purchase. We loaded up the trolley with tiles, grout, No More Nails, a tile cutter, a tile saw and a nipper, then proceeded to the garden area. Something caught Hubby’s eye and we have changed to Plan D, paragraph iii and a metal sheet which is 600mm X 1000mm. Our worktop is 600mm by 650mm so it can all be done in one piece with a ‘doughnut’ cut out of the middle. It actually worked out cheaper than tiling and all that went with it. We got 4 of the 8 paving slabs we wanted (they were too heavy to purchase all at once so we’ll pick up the others on Tuesday) and one replacement screwdriver as they didn’t have the other.

On then to another DIY where the quality of goods (if in stock) can be iffy, but they had the hacksaw blades Hubby wanted, his other screwdriver, and we saw a nifty box with lots of different size compartments which will be ideal for screws.

On the way home we stopped at the new Tesco store that has just opened.
Prices are a little bit higher than Lidl but the quality looks better, there is more choice, and they also have the edge in a clothes section, 2 cash point machines plus a petrol forecourt. It’s going to be interesting to see the competition, especially as Lidl have been lacking in so many areas lately, particularly the cleanliness of the shop.

We had a simple snack for our final meal and will sort everything out tomorrow.
Great stuff!!


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 A Productive Afternoon

  1. Chel Owens says:

    Will you post a picture of your finished DIY?

  2. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful! So nice that you didn’t have to wait for the swab! Sounds like plan D is a winner! And that the roses have more bud is amazing!!

  3. Carol anne says:

    what a great productive day Di! I am glad you got most of what you were looking for, and hubbys swab went well! X

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