Like a lot of you, the weather round here wasn't very pleasant yesterday. Cold and wet pretty much all day and I was glad I didn't have to go out. I gather today isn't supposed to be great either but not to worry, it has to cheer up sometime, doesn't it?
I decided not to go to the garden centres. It just wasn't the sort of weather for wandering around the plants and deciding what to get and also not the sort of day for garden pottering either. There will be other opportunities soon, that's for sure.
However, I did manage to do a bit of shed work and now pretty much everything that's left there will stay there until just before the work starts, whenever that will be. Things like the garden furniture and some little fold up tables, etc.
The bin is now full but tomorrow is bin collection day and then I can start decluttering the stuff in the garage, relating to allotment rather than home. It's all in a bit of a mess and could do with a good sort out and tidy up.
I've now got an appointment with the solar panel people "for Tim our surveyor to visit you and discuss anything you need" next week. That's when I will really know what's going to happen and, possibly, when too although it won't be until mid-May at the earliest.
I can't quite believe it is happening. As I said to Jackie in a comment yesterday, it has been a dream, an idea in the back of my mind, for so long now and now it is going to happen. Fantastic!
Groove was, as always, great fun. That's another thing I sometimes find it hard to grasp after being a very overweight slumpy sort of person for most of my adult life. Still, better late than never and even gallbladder troubles can have a silver lining!
And, finally, annoyingly, my printer finally gave up the ghost yesterday. To be fair, it's lasted for ages and has worked very hard over the years - at the height or my tuition years it was on the go every day - so I shouldn't grumble, even if I did! It's annoying because Alex needs to print out some stuff and was coming round today. He says he will try to sort it out but I don't hold out much hope - it's been making alarming noises for ages now.
If he can mend it, he can have it, I think.
If he can mend it, he can have it, I think.
Plans have changed for today - Beth and I were going up to Colchester to have a day at Aqua Springs spa but, sadly, she isn't feeling so great so we will reschedule it another time. I'm not sure when her next week off work is happening but maybe then . . .
I'd cancelled personal training today but have contacted Lindsey to see if she had made alternative arrangements at all. She probably has but you never know, maybe I can still go.
The other thing in the diary is a governors' meeting at school this evening, hence the need to get that training done. It doesn't promise to be all that exciting but at least nowadays it generally sticks very closely to time and doesn't go on - and on and on and . . . like it used to.
(Must remember to charge up the laptop!)
I might pop over to Beth's for coffee, depending on how rough she feels, and I do need to give the living room a good tidy up and sort out my desk. It does get so very, very messy!
So that's today. Rather different to plans but that's life and it should still be good. Take care, everyone, and stay warm and dry. xx
Sorry to hear about the printer breakdown, mine worked overtime when I was working too. Having retired I seldom print anything now. My daughter has my second monitor (a much needed item during lockdown) and my laptop is now unplugged and set aside making room for my sewing machine. The previous sewing table is now a great space to spread for cutting and preparing fabric. Like your solar panels this has been my dream - a craft room set up purely for knitting and sewing along with a sofa bed for comfy working and accommodating even more guests. Fantastic!!! Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic dream - hoping you achieve it soon. xxDelete
I hope your friend will feel better soon.ReplyDelete
I can't believe it's officially 'British Summer' - there's ben precious little sign of it, apart from a glorious day on Monday. Never mind, it will improve when April comes along in a couple of days :-)
Fingers crossed. I'm feeling proper cold at the moment and will probably switch on the electric blanket in bed shortly. xxDelete
I love your positivity, even when things don't go according to plan - an inspiration xReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
It was disappointing but Beth is feeling proper unwell (but not Covid unwell) and would never have coped. There will be other opportunities. xxDelete
Sorry to hear that Beth isn't feeling 100% and hope she's back on her feet again soon. Also hope that Alex was able to was able to get the printer working and could print out the things he needed. Printers have a mind of their own and never work when you have something urgent to print!ReplyDelete
Hope you've had a good day xx
I think the printer has really had it. Alex went to the library and got his stuff printed. xxDelete
Our printer is never used really. I'd noticed it was only used for printing for my friends as I'd nothing I needed to print. I will be donating it to a charity shop when I get around to it and won't bother replacing itReplyDelete
I do use mine from time to time and I also use the scan/copy functions so I'm replacing it. xxDelete
Techie problems do seem to crop up at the most inconvenient times, don't they! Love the idea of solar panels. I think we all will need to install them eventually (says she who has no intention of doing so any time soon).ReplyDelete
< grin > I'm not looking forward to the invasion into my home and the upheaval involved but I am VERY much looking forward to my electricity bills going down and not worrying quite so much about using my oven from time to time.Delete
And I don't underestimate the environmental value either. xx