Today is Easter Monday, 18th April

It’s 5.30 in the afternoon now and we have been busy today so finally it’s time to unwind and relax. I’m not cooking today so we’re snacking on all things naughty, though my weigh in was a maintain this week so I’m not too worried.

Maya slept through until 5am then wanted to go out for a wee and a poo. All is well there after a little scare regarding the ‘raggy’ toys you can buy as apparently if your pup swallows the fibres they can be in all sorts of trouble. Why is there no such warning on these things then? We have therefore ditched them and will be buying something else to play Tug with indoors.
After breakfast, we took her for a walk round the block and she was great. A little play in the garden, another wee and poo, then we were ready to start.
It was 8.45 and we anticipated a few problems emptying the rad and getting it off the wall. That all went very well actually and after turning it upside down, we were able to carry it outside to leave on the drive for the scrappy. He turned up today so it was removed within about 90 minutes!
We hit a problem with the brackets though as the existing ones on the wall were longer and in totally the wrong place. Luckily Hubby was able to measure the old one for comparison before it was taken away. Lining everything up to match the pipework was a bit of a game, but we got there in the end, using wooden blocks to rest the radiator on before we offered it up. It was too high, so more tweaking was required.
We filled it manually including the necessary inhibitor, then bled the radiator to find the valve leaked. No good using the old one as it had been taken away now! The local plumbers are closed today so I couldn’t get a replacement, though we did have blanking plates for an interim fix. Hubby has checked everything for leaks since turning the boiler back on and everything seems to be running correctly. The valve has settled down as we hoped it would.
We have decided to sleep in the lounge again tonight to allow things to settle, then will swap sides in bed and I’ll sleep by the wardrobe with Maya’s bed alongside me for a little while. At the moment she sleeps close to the radiator on my usual side .

While Hubby was tidying up or doing some prep work I couldn’t help with, I walked Maya round the block and then gave her her dinner just after midday, then this afternoon at 3, I walked Kela. Both of us have taken painkillers as his legs hurt as do my feet which are resting on the ice pack at the moment, but the job is done and hopefully there will be no tweaking required tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter break. If you’re traveling, drive safe.
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 Today is Easter Monday, 18th April

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Take care both of you and I really do hope you are leak free 💜💜

  2. Paula Light says:

    Lily had emergency surgery for raggy toy fibers that clumped in her gut. She’s fine now! ❤️

  3. murisopsis says:

    Glad you have the radiator fixed (mostly)! Maya is a quick learner! I’ve never liked the rope tug/chews for the very reason you mentioned.

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