It is Thursday afternoon 17th February

Late again posting my Today is………. but we had some running around to do this morning and some repairs to do as well.

Storm Dudley was a bit of a brute and rattled our fences, loosening a couple of boards in the process so Hubby addressed that first thing this morning with a couple of nails.
The day had dawned dry and sunny so it wasn’t a problem and after we’d had breakfast we got in the car to go and sort our passports out.  As we were pulling away, Hubby noticed one of our ridge tiles over the bay window looked a bit suspect so that was on the agenda to check out when we got back.

The journey into town was uneventful and not being a market day, we had no trouble parking. We went into the chemist and again relieved them of their last two bottles of garlic capsules. Apparently they were expecting another delivery today so we might be able to get a couple more tomorrow after my diabetes check.

Renewing our passports was one of the easiest experiences we have ever known, and it was a good job we went today as the digital image machine is being removed next week and we would have had to do it on line!  The lady who served us had a terrific sense of humour and everything went as sweet as a nut as the previous details were taken from our existing passports and she took the new pictures today. We should get our new passports in the next 10 weeks.
We asked about driving licences and all being well when Hubby’s expires next year they will have alternative means to renew his there, but for me, mine expires in 2026 and as I’ll be 70, I’ll have to apply by post. The good news is that I can opt for my (new) passport photo to be used which will cut down on the paperwork.

Lunch today was a cottage pie for Hubby and tomato pasta bake for me from the supermarket. While that was cooking, Hubby secured the loose ridge tile with grab glue and when the weather is kinder will do a proper repair with mortar. It’s not going anywhere though so is a good interim solution.

Storm Eunice is on its way and we should see evidence late tomorrow and into the weekend. Next week sees us busy with appointments so I hope we don’t get the threatened snow.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care 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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6 Responses to It is Thursday afternoon 17th February

  1. Carol anne says:

    Storm Eunice is hitting us tonight and tomorrow! Its meant to hit us hard! Glad renewing your passports was a breeze!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Sounds like your timing was perfect! We had to get “Real IDs” for our driver’s licenses which involved jumping through many hoops – all lit on fire. But now that it has been done once we are good for life….

    • We are just about to brave the elements for a walk………………… the wind is pretty strong but it’s not raining at the moment so we’re in with a chance.

  3. DM says:

    Hello Di. Just checking in…how did you survive the Winter storm? It’s making news over here. We have a friend who lives at the Bisterine estate New forest Dorset. They’re still without electricity as far as I know. Been thinking of you two. DM

    • Hi Doug, we are all good so far. A little damage to a fence, but two heavy duty nails soon put the boards back in place. We had a couple of loose ridge tiles which have been secured and are still holding. Hubby did two fence repairs for a neighbour and they are still upright. We’ve been fortunate and only had heavy winds and some rain but nothing like elsewhere in the country. We remember the storms when we lived in Poole and trees that were uprooted in the New Forest. Hope your friends are OK and have their power back. There is a huge windfarm off the coast here (over 250 turbines and still being added to) plus we have 16 inland which might be helping with power supplies locally. Take care.

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