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Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« on: Sunday 23 August 20 18:48 BST (UK) »
Woke up very early.  I have a 12 hour nightshift coming up tonight.  It always feels like an in limbo day, (waiting and clock watching) before going in for the first of a block. 
I can never sleep before the first one and so it feels like it is going to be a very long day and night ahead before I can next go to bed.
I have just spent the day pottering about the house.  I did some washing in the morning and decided to risk hanging it out despite the grey skies.  I also baked a quiche and made some soup to freeze.  I was just about to go on RC in the afternoon when I noticed it was starting to rain.  I then had to dash out to bring the washing in.  Thankfully, I think I just caught it in time as it is almost dry.  Then I went on RC for a little bit and read a book.  Then a bit more pottering before tea.  Then I went on RC again until I noticed the time!  Then I had to rush around like the proverbial headless chicken getting myself sorted and ready to head off to the bus stop.
Now I am on my first bus en route to nightshift.
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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 August 20 18:54 BST (UK) »
Good luck RTL, hope you have a good shift

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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 August 20 18:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Louisa Maud - I will try.  Hope you have a good evening too.  :)
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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 August 20 20:20 BST (UK) »
You'll probably be there when I finish typing this RTL but hope your shift soon passes. Glad you managed to get the washing done, the weather has been really variable lately, hope you've been feeling a bit calmer otherwise than you did on Friday. Maybe there'll be some information from your new contact to look forward to tomorrow!
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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 August 20 23:25 BST (UK) »
Was reading in bed last night, coming up to midnight so had a look to see if I could get my favoured Tesco delivery slot when the site refreshed after midnight, I have two booked before that. Got the one I wanted, put some of usual items in the basket and checked out. Now that I can get slots more easily I'll be able to stop over ordering on some items as I was doing in case I couldn't get a slot.

Slept very late this morning, maybe because I didn't want to get up. Was dreaming that I was in a very large city centre branch of Boots, no-one was wearing face masks. A member of staff approached and asked if I wanted a mask, I said Yes please. He looked behind the counter and said Sorry, there aren't any left.

Laptop took ages updating again, read replies on Rootschat when it finally finished , wrote some replies. Got to around lunchtime but wasn't hungry. Had to download new email app on my tablet, old one no longer working. Technology is great but can be so time consuming.

It had been raining earlier, decided to go out when it had stopped. Warmer out than I thought, usual walk. Had been home about ten minutes when it started again, was on and off all afternoon, very heavy at one point. No gardening today. Spent the afternoon looking at Rootschat, finally got round to backing up my family tree onto external hard drive. Paid credit card bill, reflects my entire spending now, have still got money in my purse that's been there since March. Did a load of ironing, some cleaning in the bathroom. Tea and telly.
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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 August 20 00:15 BST (UK) »
Having had a little break from posting, but still reading everyone's entries I decided it was time to continue with the daily diary..... I had decided I'd keep a record to mull over in brighter times but now there will be a gap!
Oh well it's mostly the same from one day to the next so I'll just read between the lines!

RTL - I'm sure it's not easy going back to nights after a few days off... I certainly couldn't do it! I've a friend who works shifts at Gatwick Airport and she is one of these lucky people who as soon as her head hits the pillow she's asleep... she tells me it's her faith that keeps her grounded and is always telling me off for my faithlessness! We've been friends since we were 6 so I'm not in the least offended by her comments... she's probably right anyway! Hope you don't come across anymore inebriated people whilst waiting for your buses! You're keeping up all the good work and we can only thank you for it..

Roobarb - your days sounds as exciting as mine was... hope you're feeling in brighter spirits... shopping online seems so much more simple and just clearing the bill monthly far better than having to go to the bank every five minutes! It seems daft when I go to places like the post office to pay by card so as not to use cash, unless I have virtually the right amount then I just say put any change into their charity box so I don't handle money they might give me back! When we visited NZ in 2005 I think it was our son gave us his card, they were called F boss cards and you paid for everything with it, seemed odd at the time but meant we didn't have to keep changing £ to NZ $ as we'd transferred money to his account to use for our trip. It worked well.

My day...
Started off with a trip to Lidls... unheard of going to shop on a Sunday! But they had in store a long handled hedge trimmer my OH wanted and as he was playing golf I went... it was very busy... I didn't feel that comfortable in there so got what I needed and left quickly... social distancing what's that... I'm standing waiting for some idiot to move, he was day dreaming in the middle of the isle and I couldn't get past him and this woman just waltzes past both of us while I'm trying to climb the shelves to get out of her way....
I went into Waitrose .. first time since lockdown started, they were monitoring numbers and all seemed much more organised and comfortable.. it was actually quite nice to just shop in a more normal way and I was able to get stuff that I'd not had on my c n c lists as I'd forgotten I'd needed them till I'd seen them!
Having had our daughter and two grandsons staying with us from Wednesday till after lunch on Saturday I'd needed to replenish stocks... they eat a lot for youngsters!
We had a lovely time with them... no hugs though until they left then we had leg hugs from the boys although eldest at 7 is up to my cheast now! Daughter wouldn't hug us which was awful... sanitising the house too after they'd gone felt like I was erasing their visit to us... I'd kept downstairs loo just for them to use and main bathroom... we did sit in their bedroom for stories but had windows and doors open all the time, even in the winds we'd had on Friday...
Washing out and all bedding and towels done ..
Sat and read the Sunday papers, had some lunch.
OH home he relaxed and watched cricket whilst I did the ironing... brought the board into the kitchen to do it so I could watch Netflix... our daughter has it and we discovered that she can add us and put it on our TVs too...
Had torrential rain and had to dash out to rescue nearly dry washing..
Lamb chops with new pots and our own veg for dinner..
Watched some tv and bed...

Not very exciting day ...

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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 August 20 01:25 BST (UK) »
Quote
called F boss cards

EFTPOS  ;D

Electronic Funds Transfer at Point  Of Sale

You can do that in the UK too with your bank card.

Since I seem to have joined this diary thread..  it is the 24th here.

I have been to Pilates this morning so feel very pleased with myself.  We all went to coffee after. Contactless payment with my Eftpos card  :). At last everyone is using the Covid QR tracer and we spread out both at Pilates and along a very long coffee table. no Private  conversations there!

A very black rain cloud in the offing, so it will be genealogy and RC this afternoon. I had been planning to divide and plant out a whole lot of Hostas my brother in law gave me in the Autumn.  They are just starting to show signs of shooting.
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 August 20 02:18 BST (UK) »
Woke in the middle of a dream about people I haven't seen for years.  Felt very strange.  Day a mixture of sun/cloud - did a pile of washing and got it out as a good breeze so should dry fairly quickly.  Had a late lunchtime snack and then dead-headed/tidied up the plants in all the pots.   Sat outside for a while chatting to neighbour.  No rain had been forecast but around 5pm it was getting darker and darker and then we had a torrential downpour.   Had just managed to get my washing in before it started.

Still no sign of my scissors - can't think of anywhere else to look now.  So annoying.

Should have washed my hair today (which I hate, or rather the phaffing about afterwards) but since I have a hair appointment tomorrow there seemed little point.   So, will walk in like the wild 'woman' of Borneo and emerge my usual self. 

Had stripped the bed in the morning, shut bedroom door and completely forgot I hadn't re-made it until late in the evening.  Much cooler nights now.

Usual evening events so nothing of note to report.

Stay safe everyone but also try to be a little braver now.   We have all been good - with it being 5 months now since lockdown we've got to emerge from this 'hibernation' even if only baby steps to start with.

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Re: Diary - Sunday 23 August 2020
« Reply #8 on: Monday 24 August 20 02:50 BST (UK) »
Nothing eventful for me on Sunday. Daughter requested a family dinner - I wasnít really in the mood but decided to go ahead with it but keep it very simple. As I already had most of the ingredients I opted for a curry - so I only needed to pop out to buy a few things. Started cooking it early so those who were working on Monday could get home early.

Later in the evening watched some rubbish on TV .... and I am too embarrassed to say what.  :-[
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Annette ... re your missing scissors. I presume you have retraced your steps? Going back over where you last saw them, or used them, and what you did immediately afterwards in case you have put them in an unexpected place? Itís a long story but my daughter lost her keys to her rental house a week or so ago, and they turned up in our bathroom cupboard.  :-\ I have lost a number of pairs of secateurs over the years - I suspect thrown out with garden clippings.  :(