Today is Wednesday 5th October

The day started off blowy with wind gust of up to 50 kph (30 mph). We took a chance and did some washing hoping it would dry before the rain forecast for 11.15 arrived.
We also wanted to air the two towels we are using to protect the front mat and Maya’s bed during her heat as they are easier to wash than carpets or heavy duty cushion covers.
Despite putting 8 pegs on each towel, they still blew off the line so we were forever repegging, retrieving one before it sailed into the great beyond over next door’s fence.
There was a loud clatter and on investigation, I discovered a greenhouse panel in our back garden from next door on the other side. Luckily made of plastic, it wasn’t damaged so we were able to return it. They were not aware it was missing.

Order of the day was to add the Ad-blue stuff to the car to protect the engine, but to do that everything had to come out of the boot (trunk for my American readers). This included the dog bed, spare tyre and our sack of extras like rope, first aid kit, tarps, capes and gloves. Sadly Hubby couldn’t find the little funnel so we had to do it the hard way and listen for the change in audio glug as we filled. We still had a small overflow, but nothing too drastic. It took 5 litres so we have used that since our service in April and the reservoir holds 20. It has all been marked in our service book notes.
We hoovered out the back and I swear we had the equivalent of another dog, then getting everything back in was a bit of a game. Good job we are both good at jigsaw puzzles as some things could only go in one way and others have to be set ‘just so’ for everything to lock.

Next on the ‘to do’ list was prep work for our new front door being fitted tomorrow.  This involved the house alarm, internet router, shelf, foot rack and the doorbell. As usual, not a five minute job and it took the best part of an hour and a half, but should save the guys some time tomorrow. They are due in the morning.

Looking at the sky, we decided to bring the washing in, Everything was lovely and dry and the two towels were also refreshed. It was just as well we did as ten minutes later the skies opened and it has been pouring down ever since.

I’d walked Maya first thing this morning, well, after breakfast, using the new check chain we bought yesterday. It’s heavier duty than the one we had with larger links and although the same length, there is not so much to dangle. It seemed to work anyway.
She did a massive poo about 30 yards from home which was a two bag job so I walked her round again to dispose of it. She was even better on that second loop.
This afternoon we had a little bit of training with her gonk as the reward with sit, down, up, down, up and then reward. this was incorporated with ‘leave’ so that we could continue and I stopped on a high when I sensed she was getting bored.

Lunch was sausages, beans and mash for Hubby, though I had an egg instead. I remember the days when we were a bit brassic and a main meal was beans on toast with an egg on the top. We still enjoy that, and the way things are going, may be having it more often, but with beans now 37p a tin compared to 23p, eggs 25p each compared to 8p and a slice of bread around 7p compared to 2p, it could be a luxury LOL!

Take care and keep safe 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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11 Responses to Today is Wednesday 5th October

  1. Yikes! The cost of food in your area has increased. If I understand correctly eggs are three times higher than they were?

    • I was paying £1.35 (previously £1.18 not that long ago) for a tray of 15 eggs, so around 8p each. I paid £1.35 for 6 yesterday, but what I saw in other shops was in excess of £1.80 for 6. It’s madness and extortion the way staple foods are increasing. I was stunned that our preferred cheese had gone up a full pound for the 800g pack I usually buy. Cheaper cheese is tasteless or rubbery, so I shall just buy the smaller pack and make it last longer. Helps the diet I suppose.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    You’ve had a busy day, hopefully followed by a beautiful sleep

    • Oh I wish Deb. My back is killing me so I’m hoping a couple of paracetamol will take the edge off so that I can at least get comfortable enough to sleep for a few hours.

  3. The cost of food is shocking, whilst l may curse and cuss the sad ways of my dietary restrictions at least food isn’t one of my expensive bills.

  4. murisopsis says:

    What a busy day! I was wondering if you were able to get the laundry in before it rained. Sparky is repairing the fence in the back yard. Once Ranger was gone in 2015, he didn’t keep up on it and several posts rotted and fell over. So now he’s replacing posts and reattaching the wire fencing. He has to buy one new gate as it fell apart. Meanwhile I was helping son#1 rearrange his furniture and package some items for son#2 to take to his new home…

  5. Carol anne says:

    Awesome your getting a new front door! I hope it goes well today getting it fitted! Glad Maya did well on her walk. Xoxo

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