Morning, everyone! Yesterday was (or felt) so cold that I gave up and turned on the heating morning and evening. We didn't get much rain but we didn't get much sun either; if it hadn't been for the strong wind, I'd have called it a nothing day.
At the moment, it looks like being pretty much the same today too.
The workmen turned up nice and promptly and set to work. Again, it was noisy and whatever they used to cut the boards and guttering to size, from inside it sounded very like a loud dentist's drill, setting my teeth on edge. Not a nice feeling at all!
They had finished soon after midday and really, that's it. They were meticulous about checking the bill over with me to make sure that it all came to the original amount quoted, something I appreciated as it was a niggling worry at the back of my mind. Time alone will tell as regards the actual work itself, but I can't fault their work ethic, their 'customer relations' and their attention to hygiene.
Now I'm just waiting to hear when the scaffolding will come down again.
Once they had gone, I popped out, first to the allotment and then on to Aldi.
At the allotment, I just watered. I intend going again, either later on today or early tomorrow, to continue with the weeding and to mow the grass properly.
I took a few photos so you can see how things are coming along.
(the smudge was a mark on the camera lens).
I went to Aldi to get specific things but, as always, a few more things appeared in the trolley. I got the skinny sausages and happy chicken I needed, so that was fine.
At home, after putting things away, I had a mega-tidy up of my work table. It desperately needed it anyway but the cleaners are coming today, postponed from last Friday, so it will help them too.
Today, I'm off out into town first thing, mainly to collect my prescription from Boots. I've checked the opening times for Timpson's (and that it is, indeed, now open) and will have some new front door keys cut. Beth, Dave and my dad all have keys, I need one for the cleaners and one for my emergency keys as well as a few spare and the door came with three. They're not cheap but they are necessary.
There's no Zoom meeting this morning as it's been changed to Thursday, and Chris is off to Hyde Hall so we've changed the coffee and chat to tomorrow.
That's all good because I have paperwork I really need to catch up on as well as the tidying up and today I have the time and space to do so. The forecast isn't great so I won't be tempted outside.
It won't be a fun day but it will be a good and useful day.
Stay safe. xx