A busy week and quite stressful with kitchen work on going, a leak in the roof and sorting out a damp issue in the flat. I also had to deal with a Doctor with no knowledge of my medical history who declared it all the menopause. I'm writing a blog post about why it's not always the menopause for next week.
50 Saturday Walked down to the retail park for eye test and coffee, we got caught in the rain on the way home. Did some baking for Monday, the new oven is bloody marvellous, as in it works, heats up quickly and cooks/bakes to perfection. I did have to do a pre oven clean before I could use it and also had to follow procedures for the dishwasher to run with salt and rinse aid, but not with detergent. The door pops open when it finishes.
51 Sunday I'd had enough of the state of the house, so all the builders stuff packed up from the lounge and put in one corner, conservatory cleaned, new rails and curtains hung, arm chair is in there until the builder removes his stuff then I can put the chair back, get the chairs down from the spare room and have a usuable dining room again. The fridge/freezer is in the old dining room which is used for storage, we'll donate it once the new one arrives and is fitted. Downstairs thoroughly cleaned, we had dinner early and went to watch Death on the Nile at the local cinema.
52 Monday Up early, did some blogging, a quick visit with grandchild, then off to the Things for the first time in ages. Thing 4 will be 3 in June, I've hardly seen her, but her mum is fab at keeping in touch and updated with the kids progress, as well as photos and sent some really cute videos of Thing 4 asking to see us both, I took a picnic lunch round and the cakes I'd baked. I had to go to the flat to meet a contractor for quoting for repairs to the damp.
53 Tuesday I had a Doctors appointment in the morning. As she suggested I'm journalling everything, it'll be in a separate blog post, I'll link to next week. Needless to say I wasn't happy when I left. I went to ask for a repeat prescription for migraines, left with a flea in my ear. Went round the neighbours in the afternoon.
Video call with Grandchild 1
54 Wednesday We were supposed to be in London tonight to watch a recording of QI, however I had to go back to Monmouth to the flat, the property management team and all owners were on site. It will be an insurance job from leaking pipes in one of the flats where the landlord didn't get it repaired, he's picking up the bill. I met a friend for coffee, afternoon and evening spent in front of the TV.
I've been making these for friends and family.
55 Thursday I had a telephone interview with a journalist about why I'm continuing to wear a mask, socially distance and sanitise hands. Blood tests in the morning as requested by the GP I saw on Tuesday who read my notes and realised I needed them. Went round the neighbours in the afternoon. The rest of day spent in pjs on the sofa with laptop and TV remote.
56 Friday Day spent in pjs tidying up. Man came to quote for roof repairs. Insurance assessor said it was loose mortar redirecting water into the attic. Roofer who climbed up on the roof said it was the main roof from the loft conversion. He's coming back next week to take a proper look and quote. Evening spent with chips and wine with neighbour.
Not good to hear him muttering 'oh dear'
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Sorry you have had a stressful week. Sending love and hugs. Doctors who don't know your medical history are the worst. We get one every time when my youngest has an appointment for everything!! Grr.ReplyDelete
It sounds like your new kitchen appliances are amazing!
The interview with the journalist sounds interesting. Most people I know are still wearing masks and sanitising their hands.
Uh, oh! It's not good to hear any workman saying oh dear! x
Good to hear most people are still wearing masks, will find out more about the roof next week.Delete
Sounds like there's a lot going on. Hopefully you get the doctor listening in the end. Frustrating.ReplyDelete
Good news that the kitchen's working well. Always good news.
I'm seeing my usual doctor to get my results next weekDelete
Oh no, hope your get your leak sorted and soon. I hate it when you get a new GP with no knowledge of your history......I am still trying to get an appointment from mine but its all still onlineReplyDelete
we've been having face to face appointments since the summer here, strange how it differs around the UKDelete
GP jumping to conclusions without assessing the situation and problems with the roof are stressful. Hopefully you can receive the proper medical treatment. Also, I hope it will not be too difficult to solve the roof.ReplyDelete
I am wearing masks and using hand gel regularly too. Especially in public transport and in supermarkets.
The roof leak has stopped, we've had two roofers out and they have no real idea what is going onDelete
Your Furkids are cute and that photo of the bridge/water is lovely!ReplyDelete
the furkids do keep us entertainedDelete
Oh dear, another frustrating week! I will still wear a mask in public or enclosed spaces. I think people are forgetting about covid due to Ukraine dominating the news (quite rightly obviously) #project365ReplyDelete
such a frustrating week again, but put into perspective with what is going on in UkraineDelete
Sorry that you had a stressful week and the doctor you saw was so dismissive. Glad the other one read your notes and arranged for the blood tests. The new oven sounds amazing. Hope the damp in the flat and the leaky roof get sorted out soon. #project365ReplyDelete
flat and damp is sorted now, leaky roof has been put on holdDelete
Sounds like a stressful week with the doctor and repairs! Hope it gets sorted soon.ReplyDelete
The new oven sounds great!
thank you, all in hand now for the time beingDelete
Sounds like you have had a hectic week with everything. Nice that the kitchen is coming together now and you can use the oven and dishwasher. Your dog's bed looks so cosy, I am looking for a new dog bed ready for the arrival of our Romanian rescue. Hope you get a more satisfactory response at the doctors soon.ReplyDelete
an old duvet makes a great dogs bed and easy to wash alsoDelete
I love the sound of your new oven and dishwasher, glad to hear it is all coming together, hopefully the builder has moved his bits by now. Sorry to hear about the doctors appointment, hope you manage to get a second opinion or at least get it resolved with this one.ReplyDelete
all resolved now with the doctor, but such a palaverDelete