Today was Thursday Dec 1st

It has been one of those days where things did not exactly go to plan.
We decided to have a field trip to dispose of one sack of dog food to charity and to purchase a door knocker.

Our first charity choice could not make use of our proposed donation because it was a full dried food, not mixer and greyhounds can have twitchy tummies. I am not surprised, but it was worth a shot. He suggested another dog charity in town which was our second choice, and they were over the moon so the other bags will be dropped off there too on our next trip as Maya won’t eat it now.

Before we had the door changed, we had a wired doorbell which gave us no problem.
However, new door and door frame, who wanted to drill holes in it, so we bought a wireless one.
The bell push failed so Hubby replaced the batteries and made sure the seal was secure.
It failed again, so another check and battery change, then this week it failed for the third time. Hubby took it apart and everything was dry, battery good, but still it wouldn’t work.
I found the installation instructions and we had done everything as per the spec…….. except reading the small print. The bell push should not be placed where it would come in contact with rain. What the hell is the point of having a doorbell button outside that can’t get wet??????
He spent a couple of quid on a wired bell push, but again it meant drilling a hole through the doorframe, so time for Plan B. We’re getting so good at those.
We’d purchased a door knocker for the original door, but it had tarnished within weeks and just went blotchy when we tried to clean it, even with Brasso. We thought to buy one that was NOT brass, but sadly could not find one of any description on our travels today.
We ended up going to the original shop here, but they only had what we’d purchased before, so I thought outside the box and bought a wall ring that we can attach to our external post box. Just need a plate to put behind it now…………………….

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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7 Responses to Today was Thursday Dec 1st

  1. willowdot21 says:

    It’s a sticky question!

  2. murisopsis says:

    A very inventive solution!! Our doorbell is the original for the house (1982) and it doesn’t work well. It will chime one out of 5 pushes of the button… But Mochi will let us know if someone is at the door!! She often knows before they even get to the porch!!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Small things can become so complicated

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    When my dog; Kimba was alive, I never needed a doorbell because he was barking as soon as a delivery/postman was in sight. It’s the uniforms that got him going!

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