Morning, everyone. It's not nice outside - it's been raining hard and still is a bit damp. However, the sky seems to the brightening up so fingers crossed.
I slept very badly over Monday night and it was a struggle to keep awake yesterday but worth it - I didn't wake until nearly seven this morning. For me, that's a serious lie in and it feels great!
I started yesterday by hopping into town to do a couple of necessary things and a bit of looking around.
They were very helpful in the bank. I had a chunk of money to send over to John to help pay the tax bill on Dad's estate. It can't go to probate until that's been paid which seems a bit mean to me and not everyone is foresighted enough to make provision and therefore people have to borrow against their inheritance - and that's expensive. Anyway, without going into details, Dad had made provision, I sent a large chunk over to John with the bank's help, he got the money by yesterday evening and things can move forward. It's getting there!
Then I went to the hearing aid department in Specsavers to ask a few questions and nearly had an argument. Not quite because I don't do arguments but I was quite annoyed.
I've been waiting for them to contact me about returning one of my aids that needed a repair. I specified text or email as I don't do phones. I heard nothing for a while so, as I was in town, I thought I'd ask. You can guess the next, can't you. Yes, they've been phoning. I was rather cross as I had stated specifically and given the audiologist my email and mobile number (which didn't get into the system) but I was more cross when one of them (who really should have known better) said 'Can't you get a neighbour or family member to help?'
So I pointed out that they are assuming that I don't live alone, which I do, and that I have neighbours who can drop everything when my phone rings and get to my house before the phone stops ringing, assuming that they are not out at work (which they are) and anyway . . .
THAT'S NOT THE POINT!!!!
After all - they are an audiology department - they should know all that and certainly shouldn't be saying something like that to a customer who has made their preferred method of communication clear in the past.
I went all teacher-y and firm and the capitals above are emphasis, not shouting. I laughed about it afterwards; teacher instinct still clicks in, even after over six years retired.
I came away with the reassurance that all this would go into my 'details' (lord only knows what they will put but I don't care) and carefully wrote down my email (which I know they already have) and mobile (ditto) plus an appointment for Monday morning as the repaired aid needs tuning in again.
Then I had a meander around, got a few bits and bobs, was tempted by some Christmas PJs (no, I didn't) and meandered home for a late breakfast.
The rest of the day was homey things, starting off the Christmas cake and so on. It's amazing how lovely dried fruit and alcohol can smell, even when covered with cling film.
Today is just personal training so I will fill it with more homey things. Gentle, peaceful and satisfying.
Have a lovely day too - and stay safe and well. xx