Following on from my post yesterday in respect of the Adblue for the car.
Hubby has topped up the reservoir and it took another eight litres. Having now put in twelve, and a full reservoir is apparently sufficient for twelve and a half thousand miles, it would appear that the additive had never been topped up on its three previous services.
It would also appear that had we dropped another litre, we would have had a warning light come on and not known what for, especially if on a long drive when it happened.
It reminds me of something my Dad once said:
“Cars, kids and house maintenance keeps you poor.”
Now that we know about it, it shall be added to the car running expenses sheet.
As our plans today were to have a relaxing day, we decided to apply for my state pension on line so that there was no excuse for them to forget me.
What followed was an hour and a quarter of pure frustration having to open accounts to verify identity and then being flipped somewhere else to complete more online forms. Best bit? On yet another form in cyber space, photos were required to confirm verification of ID, and had to be downloaded via a smartphone. We don’t have one, so get this, they say to BORROW one, download the app and upload the relevant pictures.
I despair as everything is assuming everyone has all mod cons in the technology line.
Whatever happened to a clerk with a pen?
The application to renew our passports is also a nightmare, with costs varying depending how, and again, technology, apps and downloads are called for. We shall therefore be going into a main Post Office we know does it all, and ask them to help us.
Quiet day? I think not.
We’ve had lunch (a delicious chicken curry as made by me) and I need to relax, so I’m going to get the card kit out now.