Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Going above and beyond the call of duty!
Today I woke up to the expected snow - more had fallen over night and, for a time, we had a real blizzard going on. It's a good job that I sent my apologies to my sewing class last night! Mind you - 30mins after I would have set off they cancelled the class anyway! So, what's a girl to do with the free time? Well - fear not, I never have to worry about that one - I just have to answer the phone when My parents ring!
The fist call came around 9am from Dad - he wanted to answer the nagging query - when did his Dad buy their house - before or after he got married? Could I try ad find out for him? Eventually i settled on applying for the title deeds of he property and so we completed the application form and they paid (we should know in a couple of days). With that problem out of the way, I then settled to some Christmas present making and free motion quilting in the freezing conservatory. Meanwhile the girls kept going in and out of the garden - loving playing in the snow.
After a warm lunch, and the obligatory snooze, the phone went again - this time from Mum. Her friends have a wedding anniversary coming up - since my postbox is nearer to me than theirs is to them, could I find a suitable card, wrote it and then "pop" out and post it! So, boots on, off I went. Given that the next collection is due to be yesterday I don't hold out a lot of hope but I tried at least. Back home, I settled down with a cuppa in front of the fire whilst the dogs took advantage of a lit fire.
All in all it's been a productive day, if rather cold. Even as I write this post, the snow is coming down again - falling nicely where it had started to thaw and will, no doubt have frozen - therefore making it leather tomorrow. Last night I saw a piece on the One Show where a community nurse was visiting a lady to change her wounds and the lady said that she hadn't been out of the house for two years so these visits were her lifeline to the outside world. After nearly three days at home I can see how I would soon go stir crazy!
As for mum's conservatory update...................... they dug out two trenches yesterday for the footings and planned to return today. For some reason they didn't arrive!