Saturday, 2 October 2021

Week 39 One Daily Positive and Project 365

Wow, autumn hit hard, temps dropped dramatically and we discussed putting the heating on, but just layered up instead.

Cat and dog have been miserable as they can no longer sunbathe all day.

I dedicated Thursday afternoon to queue for fuel. We have 4 garages within 3 miles, I drove the loop. Out of diesel, closed, out of diesel and no queue, straight in, filled up and home within 20 mins.

Having costed the move, stamp duty, sales fees, solicitors, refurbishment and purchase price, plus the inconvenience of moving twice as we'd have to factor in rental costs while the work is carried out, we've decided we quite like the more simpler life where we go out, come home, potter around or just get on with making and doing things, so we're staying put. However there will be a new kitchen, bathroom and shower rooms as well as an extension and landscaping the garden. But the rest of the house is more than liveable with plenty of room for visitors while we have that work done.

268 A food shop and lazy calm before the storm, son and his wife with grandchild arrived for the night, we had a roast dinner and chilled out watching TV.


269 Off to the RHS Malvern Show for the day, sun shone and lots of fun was had, absolutely exhausted at the end of the day.


270 Some tidying up and generally chilling, TV, dog walk, time outside.


271 Second house viewing with builder, then him and Peter went off to play golf. I was dropped in town and walked home. The house has all it's original Edwardian features, sadly to make the house liveable and warm, a lot of them would be lost.


272 I popped down the retail park, did some gardening, moving plants around for winter, did the ironing, hoovering, cleaned the guest room and ensuite, walked the dog and cooked dinner.

The cart was waiting for me to come home, all it does is wait for me to feed it.


273 PJs all morning, then off for fuel. Hubby is finishing off a head board he's making. As the weather has turned it involves a lot of me helping him lift it in and out the house while he sands and paints. In between I started making some Christmas decorations.


274 Off to Ikea with a friend, then DIL and grandchild joined us in the afternoon to play with the twins. On the way home I hit a badger, lost the front light casing and cracked the bumper.


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14 comments:

  1. Autumn really has arrived. The weather has changed drastically over the past week. It's rained all day here. Ugh. That's good that you got some diesel. Hooray for all the house plans.
    I'm so glad the weather was nice for the Malvern Show.
    The Christmas decorations look like they're taking shape. x

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    1. I need to concentrate on the halloween decorations next

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  2. You were lucky with the car. Hopefully repairs aren't too costly. I've not been to a show in so long. I really should look out for some ready for next year and better weather.

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    1. Really looking forward to more outdoor shows in Malvern

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  3. Luckily we didn't have to fill up while the problem was still going on. In our area there is enough fuel from Thursday, so that's when my husband top up.
    What an unfortunate incident with the poor badger. I hope the work at home will go smoothly.

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  4. We gave in and put the heating on....but more for baby.

    Oh no re the badger...hopefully its not too expensive to fix.

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  5. We haven't put the heating on yet but it wont be long I don't think. Sounds exciting re the house and probably a good decision. We need to move because of space there is no more extending that can be done. But if it wasn't for that I really would prefer to stay put. Glad you found diesel I need to do that this weekend.

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    1. Hope you managed to get some diesel, all back to normal round here now

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  6. Glad you managed to get fuel without having to queue. I was quite surprised the other day when I managed to do the same. Hopefully it’s all getting better now. Sounds like a good plan to stay put and hope all goes well with all the work planned on your house. Love the photo of the cat waiting to come in and be fed. #project365

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  7. The RHS Malvern Show sounds like lots of fun, we are hoping to go to countryfile live. Sorry to hear you bumped your car and hope it doesn't cost too much to fix

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  8. Goodness that's a lot of damage, I always think badgers are smaller than they actually are. Still petrol shortages in Surrey, nightmare... #project365

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  9. Wow you're good my heating has been on and off for a few weeks now! RHS Malvern show looks lovely and glorious weather!

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