No swimming this week - the changing rooms are having a big refurbishment and everyone will have to use the 'dry-side' gym changing room - no cubicles - I may be trying to lose weight but not enough to reveal all while getting dried and dressed!
I've had the quotes for doing the new sewer system - The first was over £8,000! His idea of where to site the tank thing was completely different to the man from the second company, Man 1 hadn't taken into account the overhead electric cables (danger to diggers). Man 2 said they wouldn't start it until the water table had dropped. Man 1 vaguely mentioned problems with the water table in the quote. Man 2 was surprised at how much I knew about using and renewing septic tanks as I didn't tell him I'd already had Man1 round, although I did explain that I'd lived with 'private drainage' and all it's problems for half my life. Man 2 wasn't so condescending and his quote was £500 less and not payable until the work is done - so that's what I'll be going for. Then when the time comes to sell my house it will all be "proper" and no worries for the buyer.
Last week I covered part of one of the veg beds with a plastic tunnel cloche to dry it out a little so this week I was able to plant out my 10 early potatoes. I've put the tunnel cloche back - just for a week or two. I've got 10 Charlotte second early spuds to go in later.
I hadn't realised the Mysupermarket price comparison website had closed down - what a shame - it was handy to compare prices. There doesn't seem to be anything now that does the same job.
It was difficult to think of reasons to be grateful this week............ too many things to worry about...............the sewer problems, a possible health issue of someone close, the big dentist bill next month, council tax has gone up a lot - a big chunk from my small monthly income and what is the truth about the virus - how will it affect my family, am I more at risk having had pneumonia once?
That's the trouble with being alone - no one to discuss problems with.
- I have a lovely heap of library books
- Some fine weather for gardening
- I'll have no problem with staying at home if we have to, it doesn't bother me.