Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Today has been a good day. I swam and I have bathed Pussy. She has a lot of coat so it takes an hour or so to dry her. She is a very girl, no trouble at all but she is still stubborn! Just quietly! She more or less refuses to stand for grooming and no matter what she stubbornly sits. So the compromise is to have lay on her side. She objected at first but then just relaxed and was very good. She is not stupid no matter that she does rather appear that she is a sandwich short of a picnic.

I  the morning, Ernie the builder is coming to remove the brick tv/video thingame. So glad it is going but am dreading the dust. There is already so much dust everywhere form the previous building. John has done an excellent job of clearing most of it up but there is still dust over everything.

John's retirement is taking me a bit of getting used to. He now works Tuesday, Wednesday and on Thursday comes back home. It feels like a holiday weekend every week and is quite putting my week into disarray. I'd have preferred he worked monday-Wednesday as that would not cut up the week. Yes, I know I am weird and I am perhaps not too good at explaining just what i mean but Tuesday-Thursday just is out sync to me. Still, I am sure I will get used to it.

I bought two electric armchairs almost a year ago. John 's is so far unused. I am sure this is because he thinks of it as old mans chair! Well, once we start moving into the new room, the old chair is being dumped so he has no choice. More daft than that though is me! I have not been using the electrics. I just keep forgetting. Like I only just raised it to make typing this much easier! If I angle it higher it will be much easier to get in and out of too. I must remember to use it!

The new shower room is wonderful. Yet I keep forgetting it is there and have only showered in once. obviously, I still shower at the pool but now I can shower at home on the days I do not go. It's that i forget I can do.

As I type I am listening to Carly Simon's Moonlight Serenade. I think it is the best of her 'standards' albums. I am so glad we invested in a really good sound system. British made and designed Arcam separates. Rega speakers. The sound is astonishingly good. Put it this way, all the builders, the plumber, the electrician, the kitchen men, have all commented on my music and how clear it sounds.

We have yet to discover how this system will sound int he conservatory, it's new home. I think the weekend after the one coming is when we shall find out. I have been told that having so much glass is a plus as far as acoustics goes. I may have to buy a sub woofer and i have found a British hand made award winning maker of those. There is also a possibly that I will need one pair of floor standers to replace one pair of the small speakers.

Toodle pip. xo

1 comment:

Anita said...

I am glad to hear you sounding happier and more positive - have been worrying about you since the recent post. I would have got in touch before but have been dealing with some stuff of my own....take care of yourself. It is a bit like what they say in aeroplanes - fit your own oxygen mask before helping others. It isn't wrong to love and care for yourself - it is essential to being able to love and care from others, having it come from a good place.