Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Instructions.

I am very bad at reading instructions.   It has always been thus.  Not just since I got older, but always.   Even as a child I remember tearing the wrapping card off things rather than reading where to open the wretched box.   Now when I am in a cafe and presented with a biscuit in a cellophane wrapper, I can never open the thing and usually rely on whoever is with me to do it for me. (thanks W if you are reading this!)

This evening our new tumble drier has been delivered, along with an instruction book.   The book is very complicated and my patience is rather short so I am really wondering how I shall get on in the morning when I wash the towels (which I have been keeping since Monday for just this occasion) - I intend to do it without asking the farmer for help if I can.   I always say that when we married, he (a farmer) thought that I (a retired Head of Department from a very large comprehensive) was so very clever.   It has been downhill all the way since in the intervening twenty one years as my failings have been revealed.   Tomorrow may be one more.

Hospital appointment went very well and I have been 'signed off' unless I have another attack.   The hospital is forty miles away so is a long journey, although an easy one.   And the cafe does delicious lunches - we had glorious smoked salmon and soft cheese sandwiches with our coffee.   And we managed to find a friend, who has been in there for ten days; the staff on reception were very helpful and he was so pleased to see us as his days seem endless.   His family all live sixty miles away, which makes for an even longer journey.

The weather here has been so beautiful - glorious sunshine since around eleven o'clock this morning, although the sun was directly in our eyes on the return journey.   Very stormy conditions forecast for Friday onwards so we need to make the most of it.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Just think it will be all windy and you will want to hang the towels on the line.

Twiggy said...

Good luck with the drier. I never read instructions either and I find diagrams baffling. Looks like a stormy Friday ahead.
Glad you got signed off today.
Twiggy

John Gray said...

Congrats on the health check pat xx

Heather said...

So pleased your hospital visit went well, and the pleasure of your visit to your friend will have lasted long after your departure.
Good luck with the tumble drier. With any new piece of equipment I do everything with the instruction book in one hand until I am familiar with the procedure. This probably applied to our first child too!
The forecast doesn't sound too good, does it? We must brace ourselves for whatever is in store. Keep safe.

Terry and Linda said...

I am so glad were signed-off today! That is very good news!!!

Linda
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Cloudia said...

Here's to health, sun, and eschewing those [always badly written instructions]





ALOHA from Honolulu
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Mac n' Janet said...

Glad you hospital visit went well and congratulations on your new car.
The lease on my car was up and I liked it so much I decided to buy it. In 3 1/2 years I've only managed to put 8,700 miles on it so it's just barely broken in.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

So glad to hear you have the "All Clear"
Good luck with the drier tomorrow. Sounds like you will need it as clothes won't stay on the line over the next few days.
Gill

Joanne Noragon said...

I'm looking forward to further adventures of Pat and the dryer.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

I usually find the actual part of the 40 page instruction manual that needs reading to be just one or two pages. The rest is in 13 other languages or are the numerous warnings they have to put these days. Something like: remove clothes from body before drying...

Cro Magnon said...

We've had our dishwasher for about 4 years, and I have NO IDEA how it works. I just stuff everything in, and wait for Lady M to press the right buttons.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Cro's comment made me laugh as I read in the farmer's paper this morning how Phil Neville, the footballer and TV commentator, couldn't even make a cup of coffee without phoning his wife to ask her how to do it. \made me feel quite good over the drier. Towels now in washing machine, weather looks like rain, drier on standby!! Brain in gear.

Elizabeth said...

Hope everything beautifully dry and fluffy!