Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Vehicle week

Last week was all about vehicles and mutterings have been heard that Management has no more "free time" now than when he was working 😊   I frequently mutter something along the lines of "I thought retirement was about putting your feet up" but the trouble is, both of us have far too much we want to do and sitting around on our backsides just doesn't come into it.

Monday was a Big Day because I drove Bill for the first time since my left shoulder had its massive tantrum.  Thankfully all went well and Daisy & I enjoyed a short and muddy walk through Holme Wood at Loweswater.  Management wasn't in the mood to walk in the rain (smart boy) so whilst he accompanied me for moral support (and possible emergency driver if necessary) he stayed in the van and read while Daisy and I were out.  Happily no incidents but we returned home with a filthy vehicle thanks to the weather.









Tuesday was another 190 mile round trip - I went back over to Catterick to collect the caravan.  No pictures, no incidents, but home with two more thoroughly filthy vehicles.


I had Wednesday "off" but we spent most of Thursday and Friday cleaning cars and vans .... that's not quite correct - I cleaned both our cars on Thursday whilst Management pressure-washed the patio.  On Friday I cleaned Bill and he washed the steps and slabs by the gate; I think I got the better end of the work allocation.





It was a long, wet week and I cannot blame the weather . . .


8 comments:

  1. I certainly don't seem to have as much time as I once did with someone home 24/7 & really have to snatch moments when I can (like now before he rises as I'm having brekky to check email/blogs). K pressure washed our drive(tarmacked) & concrete standing at the back of garage & the path along the back of the house. Look slightly better, but goodness knows how long ago they were ever done. Our cars get very dirty too, what with roadworks & gravel that we often travel on. Also, our MM is being worked on again, but hopefully will be back on the road to visit the Morris Minor Nationals this weekend, as they are being held in Melbourne this year. Might meet up with some friends from our days as members of the clubs in both Tasmania & NSW. Glad your shoulder is feeling better & take care.

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    1. Good morning :-) !!

      Our paths haven't been done for a couple of years, you don't realise how grubby things have got until you start cleaning - poor M. was doing more today and still isn't finished.

      Hope you get to meet your car friends this weekend, take care, xx

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  2. Sounds like you've both had a busy few days; I'm glad your shoulder is feeling better now.

    It's been a wet few days here recently for which I CAN blame the weather - fine drizzly rain for the most part although Sunday was reasonably nice. I'm going over to Ireland at the end of the month so I'm hoping for a few nice days then :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, fingers crossed you get reasonable weather for your trip (and that you eventually get the loaf of bread you asked for, ha ha!)

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  3. I'm glad your shoulder is feeling much better. You certainly are keeping busy but time spent doing jobs at home has to be much better than fitting in jobs on days off from the workplace. I see Daisy is wearing her winter coat, Annie's coat came out of storage this week too.

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    1. Cheers Eileen, being busy with house jobs is the price we pay for having a large house . . . always something to be done :) Daisy's coat has been seeing daily use for since last month, she has always hated being cold and as she gets older she dislikes it even more 🙃

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  4. That's the dilemma of retirement. You wonder how you ever found time to work, considering all the things you're busy doing now! Isn't it wonderful to have a snug haven to return to after your walk, and even a cuppa if you want.

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    1. Not such much a dilemma Sue, but a definite conundrum! And yes, the campervan is a fabulous little haven to have a cuppa in after a cold and wet walk :-)

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