Saturday, 12 September 2020

At last a nice day.

 At last there is a reasonably nice day and the weather is set to improve further over the next few days for an Indian Summer.   My bones really need it - crave it in fact.   I would really love to go for a walk with Percy this afternoon, but I have been so busy over this morning that I don't think I have the energy left.  It was our usual Zoom at ten this morning but I just couldn't stay on - my laptop kept telling me that my internet connection was weak and twice I faded out completely and had to reconnect so in the end  I  gave up.  S in the Zoom group suggested I take my laptop nearer to my modem - I shall try it that way next time because it is good to meet up with a group of friends.

After that I did two loads of washing.    One load went in the tumble drier and the second lot I put out (with difficulty) on the washing line.  I have to put the things I wish to hang out into my clothes basket, open the patio doors, return with my clothes basket on my wheeled tea trolley.  Then, standing in the dining room doorway I have to use the stick handle to hook the line near enough to peg things out one by one.   I am too unsteady on my legs to do it any other way but when it is such a lovely day and there are items which will not go in the tumble drier it is worth the effort.   Another hour and two jumpers, one pair of trousers and a winter fleece (yes it is that time of year coming round again) will be dry.   Better than them hanging about in the kitchen for a couple of days.

Now, having cooked and eaten lunch I just feel like making a coffee (real, not out of a jar) and sitting down with The Times.   What have I got to lo ok forward to today.   Well, it is Last Night of the Proms (yes I know it wont be the same but I think I shall watch anyway) and there is Michael Palin on BBC Four going Pole to Pole.    I have seen it before but so far I have been to most of the places he has visited and it is good to see them again - and he is such a nice man anyway. And if all else fails I can always watch another Inspector Montalbano - I have seen them all twice and am on the third viewing - this time round I can actually remember bits of each story although I can rarely remember whodun it.

Have a good week-end everyone.   And if the weather is good where you are then make the most of it - half way through September this week - Winter draws on.



14 comments:

Doc said...

I hope the good weather stays long enough so the landscaper can finish your garden. Because of our many forest fires we have remained indoors. The work will wait I suppose.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Yes, a very warm week is forecast down here; it seems strange after the wet miserable weather we had when it should have been summer. Does Monty Don know how you feel about Michael Palin? Enjoy your TV travels.

Derek Faulkner said...

The last thing we gardeners and farmers need down here on Sheppey is an Indian summer after a drought for the last 3-4 months. We need rain and lots of it in an attempt to try and cultivate and grow anything. I haven't seen a single slug or snail in my garden most of the summer, hedgehogs must be starving.

Lilbitbrit said...

Our August are often wet here in PA, USA and then in September, right through October we will have lovely weather, on the whole. Then you think of trying to rush in all the jobs you should have done earlier, but here it is so hot you just don't want to, so always working in a window of time. Hope all your plans work out. Christine

The Weaver of Grass said...

John - I would be quite happy to share my favours between the pair of them (some hopes)

Leilani Schuck Weatherington said...

Our clothes dryer broke 2 weeks ago, and we can't get the repair person to call us back. Clothes draped everywhere. We had forgotten how scratchy air-dried towels are.

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Joanne Noragon said...

My nose is cold, Sue.

Cro Magnon said...

I suggest you put a chair outdoors and sit in the sunshine to make your Zoom call; I'm sure your Wi-Fi will cope.

The Feminine Energy said...

I admire your determination and drive to peg that laundry! I need some of it (your drive... not your laundry... I enough of my own of that!! *lol*). ~Andrea xoxo

Librarian said...

I have never owned a drier myself, but am fortunate in that my flat has south-facing windows. I put the clothes horse right next to the window and everything is dry within a few hours, feels and smells as if it had been drying out in the garden.
With you having such difficulties pegging your washing, couldn't a neighbour help you with that? It would be a small job for someone who is steady on their feet and not take up much of their time.

thelma said...

It is good to sit out in the sun Pat, your dose of vitamin D will be helpful as well. Do be careful hanging out your washing though.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Librarian - both side neighbours are the same age as I am and we all struggle together but I save my washing up until I have a load, which is once a week or maybe five days - so putting on the drier doesn't cost all that much.

Tricia said...

Hi, long time reader but first time commenter. If you have a yellow ethernet cable (you plug one end into your router and the other into your laptop) you may find that gives you a better connection that wi fi alone. Hope that helps, Zoom is great to keep in touch. Tricia