First week of October gone already.
I got the paint out for the downstairs bathroom, didn't have to buy any - just
used what was left from doing my bedroom, it only took a couple of hours
and looks tons better. I had to stick the skirting board on with
gorilla glue and do lots of filling as there were gaps where either the
wall or the skirting board weren't straight. Then painted skirting and door frame and by the end of Monday that was another room finished. I'm pleased with what's been done here regarding bath and shower rooms, everything is much more sensible now.
I wasted nearly 45 minutes of my life traveling 8 miles further on than the village with the swimming pool so as to visit a church, only to find it was locked, with a phone number to ring but as I wanted to get to the pool on time for the over 50's hour I couldn't stop to ring. Huntingfield church ....outside view only
Monday night was
the Birthday meal for big WI. (99 years) It was at a pub in Big WI
village. I'd chosen a chicken something followed by Eton mess. I
remembered why I don't like going out for meals with a huge group (over
30 of us)- too much sitting and waiting. Service was sooooooo slow.
Some people had starters so the rest of us had to wait even longer.
There is a new chef at this pub apparently and the meal was all fancy.
What they call presentation I call faffing about! I'm not sure what the
round potato thing was, sort of a cross between mash and roast.
Presented with a few pea shoots and a piece of chicken breast with
something stuffed in it, then cut in half and stood on end. (can you
tell I wasn't impressed? Although I will admit the chicken was very
The Eton mess was delicious ........see empty plate!
Going, going, gone..........................................
More things went out of the house this week - a small selection of my clothes that haven't been worn for about 5 years - most came from charity shops in the first place so have now gone back plus yet another bag of books that I've tried on ziffit several times but they've not wanted them. Also another small box that ziffit did want - just £9 worth but better than nothing. From the workshop two old wire brushes and a couple more random small bits went into the bin.
I also turned some more 3D decoupage sheets into birthday cards.
Thursday was a beautiful day, dry and warm so I got both mowers out and did everywhere - hopefully for the last time this year.
And the Expense?
Well, we knew some of the infrastructure here was a bid odd and Col said a few times that he thought the hot water system wasn't right and too complicated, and when it was repaired last year we were told that it was a set up that isn't used anymore. So when the pressure of hot water out of the taps got slower and slower over the last couple of months I knew something needed mending. In theory the company who did the shower and bath stuff ought to have been able to do the water but they didn't seem very keen and I wasn't keen on them doing more here anyway. So I rang the company who did solar thermal at the smallholding but they've stopped doing anything to do with thermal systems. But I did get a phone number of another specialised heating and plumbing company and the man came and looked and tutted - as they do - and told me the bad news which I was expecting. I need a whole new simpler hot water tank without the strange system which they no longer use which involves a coil thingy which is full of lime scale.
The quote arrived...................not cheap, but it has to be done.
I keep forgetting to say welcome to new followers, number 422 and 423, hope you enjoy reading.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, weather forecast a bit iffy here
Apologies for not replying to any comments yesterday - ran out of time. I'll catch up with myself sometime!