I needed to use the pressure washer to clean the green slippy-slimy paving patio slabs between the back door and garage, the back door and drive way, the back door and greenhouse and the back door and washing line...........in other words everywhere I walk! I looked at the washer a few weeks ago but there was no way to connect the hose to the machine. Colin bought this washer when our old one packed up just after we moved here and only used it once but somewhere in the last 2 years something had gone missing. I'd got 4 various hosepipe connectors - nothing fitted. Put thinking cap on and come up with a brainwave...........fit a short length of hose to the bit that sticking out of the washer with one of those circular clip things that screws up tight, then use a normal hosepipe connection to fit that little bit of pipe to the hosepipe on the tap. After a couple of tries I got it sorted and cleaned about half the slabs.
I found this wonderful pedantic comment on my Monday post.
Have no idea if Roderick is being serious or not but it made me smile.
My bodged connections on the pressure washer aren't perfect as they keep coming apart but I got the job finished, then had to find my wrist support thingy because clutching the trigger on the gun bit of the washer had really made it ache.
Down the A14 to Felixstowe to visit my cousin and her husband who live in a high spot that overlooks the sea. I just have to stand at the big window in their flat and stare out at the sea for the first 5 minutes of visiting!.......... I would never get any work done if I lived there. Although on Wednesday there was nothing much to see as it was a bit grey and misty.
After my visit I went round the charity shops in town and found a long black hanki-hem cardigan, which seemed a bit pricey at £9.99, but as it was from M&S and looked virtually new I bought it, then splashed out on a new long sleeved tunic top from a proper shop! Bright burnt orange - one of this autumns IN colours I think. Felixstowe has some good clothes shops and cheap parking - think I should go more often.
Shopping - not very exciting except for the fact that I was buying a few bits because of having visitors - and that is exciting as it's the Surrey family - or 2 out of 3 of them.
Eldest daughter and Jacob arrived early afternoon, he has shot up several centimetres since he was last measured on the pirate ship height chart. So good to see them again and hear all about what they've been up to. Nana's home made play dough was soon found and spread around the room!
This week I'm grateful for
- Finding a way to use the pressure washer
- Wonderful children and gorgeous grandchildren
Have a good weekend