Friday, 28 March 2014

28th March 2014 - Plotments, Awnings, and Anything for a peaceful life !!!

Busy day.. Early morning trip to the garage for mother's car to get an MOT. Not expecting a lot wrong - there may be a rattle in the exhaust but the car really does not do much mileage so should be alright. Walked back from the garage with the dogs. Gave Delft a chance of a gentle walk - she does not get out much since she has been on heart tablets and nappies - but she is still full of energy in short bursts and enjoyed the trip back along the lanes....

Off then with the Bothy to Crosshands to change the awning - apparently should be a couple of bolts and bobs your uncle...  Well and hour and a half strolling around the shops in Crosshands is about as much as you can do - there are not many !!! Meanwhile - the new awnings are a little different form the old ones and the brackets are not the same - the light has to be removed to allow the central bracket to be fitted - the light has to be replaced - they are having a few problem with.....    and ....    only be a few more minutes...... 

At 1.30pm, with an appointment in Carmarthen due for 1pm, the vehicle is finally ready and paid for. No extra charges due to the extra difficulties thankfully...   The old awning fits into the bothy as I come home - ready with some photographs to see if anyone wants to buy a broken awning for parts in ebay-world.

Return journey takes me via Morrison's for some boxes - I have been neglecting the boxing of 41 recently - something I will have to get back into now we are nearing Spring. Also via the Paint man in Pottery Street. Disputes as to whether we should go for the corner of the car and blend in for £90 or the whole thing for £130 has now reached a compromise that the whole thing can be done for £110 - so for a peaceful life and to save everyone more issues - we are going for the whole bumper!!    Not my chosen position - but in fairness I cannot see that I have a winning hand in any negotiation... A time comes when it is best to find an exit strategy that works...

But back in the Plotment Susie has been busy - at least something is going in the right direction. No she is not planting eggs - though she is carrying the egg box with her. I got confused - but apparently all the best potato growers use egg boxes..
They do see m to be useful things to hold the potatos in when planting - nice rows full of horse manure..
SO all the good work will soon come to fruition. The diet is almost over and to date I seem to have managed to lose a stone and 2 pounds - I think I may put some on again after I finish at the weekend, but I may have to wait for the spuds to grow..
A full row - This is but one of a few - so we may do well for food later in the year. We have decided to take the house off the formal market for a while - and see what is happening. I shall try to see whether I can set up a private sale notice outside - after all we have paid for the ergonomic report and there may still be someone out there...  as long as they know we are still on the market - the estate agent is not doing us any favours...
And we want to be able to harvest the crop.....

Anything for a peaceful life !!!

  


 

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