Good morning, everyone. For a while, it is again too dark to see what the weather is promising for today although the BBC promises 'light rain and a gentle breeze' which makes be glad I got some outside stuff done yesterday. If it's an inside sort of day, I can catch up on sleep; it's not been a very good night's sleep and I am sure I will need to catch up at some point today
Yesterday ended up a most satisfying and energetic day with plenty of stuff achieved.
I did all the washing I had planned to do (two loads of whites), dried it all outside, ironed it and put it all away.
I finished sorting out those cupboards over my bed ready for Ray to sort out the lighting. There was a lot of stuff to discard, I have advertised a few things and I've decided one of the cupboards is going to be for seasonal clothes storage. And the dust - oh, my!
I did some shed. Now, all the stuff I had sorted to go into the garage is in the garage and there's not a lot else to move for now. I mean, there is stuff but I need to sort it before moving it and there's plenty of time for that.
The garage is now looking extremely cluttered and I can see that there's stuff that needs sorting, especially stuff for the allotment, so I've put that on my list for April.
I got onto Direct Line and changed my car insurance from monthly to annually (because I could!), saving myself nearly £67 on the cost of credit as well as upping the monthly amount I have to 'play with' at the same time. I'm not sure why I didn't change a long time ago - I suppose it was just easier to go with the flow. Oh, well, it's done now.
I heard back from Maxine, Seth's admin lady, and they are probably starting repaving the front on Monday. Must let my lovely neighbours know and it will inconvenience them for a few days.
Finally, I accepted the solar panel proposal and paid the deposit. It feels exciting now it is really going to happen rather than just an idea in my head. I should hear back from then in a few days regarding what happens next. I don't want it done until the new smart meter is fitted but I doubt that will be an issue at all.
I went to circuits, of course. As good as ever and all six of us were there so it was very chatty indeed.
Today should be quieter!
There's Groove class first thing - I so enjoy this semi-dance/semi-aerobics exercise class with a different set of people from circuits on Monday.
Unless the weather is really horrible, I rather fancy going back to Longacres and to B&Q to treat myself to some bedding plants to go into a few pots at the front of the house. It's nice to add a bit of colour, isn't it?
Apart from that, after yesterday's busy day, I am going to take it easier today, have fun searching for recipes (I always enjoy that) and get on with my crochet. I might change the sheets but probably not as it's not supposed to be a good drying day.
And I am sure a few snoozes will be enjoyed too.
Have a great day, everyone. xx
`I hope your weather improves. After a lovely day yesterday, we have rain today and it is noticeably colder. I framed the birth sampler this morning, so am pleased to have that out of the way!ReplyDelete
Rain here too and, yes, it has felt pretty cold through the day.Delete
Well done for getting that finished. xx
What a difference a day makes, we are back to heavy rain, pouring down since just after I woke up this morning, I'm glad I did all the washing yesterday.ReplyDelete
I make virtually all my payments annually, I have never been sucked into the 'cheaper by direct debit' quotes that then usually vanish, preferring instead to get things out of the way in one fell swoop. The only differing ones are the quarterly gas and electric bills, which we pay as single bills for both properties.
In fact going on Sooze's blog this morning reminded me that I had to pay my Council Tax for the year. It's done now ... and I'm over a £1000 lighter. Although I was able to pay it on my M&S credit card again so that will mean a voucher or two to help with the housekeeping. Of course that will be paid off in full as soon as the statement arrives next month!!
You're very wise indeed. I need to look at my outgoings more critically too, I think. xxDelete
I hope your weather's been better than ours - it's been blimmin horrible today, mostly wet and very windy. More of the same predicted all week! Hope you had the snoozes and caught up on some sleep. xxReplyDelete
It's not been nice here, sadly. I had a little snooze but am feeling pretty tired now, at bedtime. xxDelete
Lucky you putting in solar panels. I keep trying to convince Harvey, but so far no go.ReplyDelete
It's been a bit of a dream of mine for ages and now, thanks to Mum and Dad's generosity and care, I can afford them. It's not just the money saving although that matters, it's the environmental side too. xxDelete
I've been considering solar panels so will be interested to hear what you've chosen please. xxReplyDelete
I can't see at a glance but will let you know. xxDelete
It certainly sounds as though you got a lot done! It sounds exciting with all the changes coming. You sound as though you are really looking forward to getting things done!ReplyDelete
I really am, Sharon, yes. I've thought about it all for quite a while now and am very happy with my final decisions. Hopefully, it should all be done by the end of the year. xxDelete