What should have been an ordinary day turned out to be such a busy day that when I finally got in again I sat down for five minutes before getting my lunch and fell asleep. A caller ringing my door bell woke me.
It was important to get that extra plant for my patio today. If the men come they will not be able to do the next stage unless the plant is in place. All I wanted was a prostrate evergreen so I expected to be able to get one locally. No such luck. I had to drive the twelve miles or so to my usual nursery and there I found a juniper and also a nice grey Santolina which adds another colour to the mix (also makes me back to an even number again!)
I didn't get back home until half past one and was so tired that I had to have a sit down before lunch and as I said above, fell asleep. Now, three hours later I have unloaded the plants from the car and carried them round the back of the bungalow, put away the empty containers for papers, tins and plastics (it is recycling collection day), wheeled my green bin round the back. Just sat down again when the door bell rang and it was the local builder to look at the eaves of my bungalow which need pointing - I am going to have some tiles put along the edges - he is coming to do it next week. It is four minutes to six and I am dying for a cup of tea.
I stopped to look at The Repair Shop on television only to see the face of Boris talking about the dangers of the increase of Covid again. I suppose it was inevitable that complacency would set it and that the young in particular would revert to type during the warmer weather. We have all been there, done that, got the T shirt. We have all gone through that age when we think we are invincible. The friend who came yesterday has had Covid and has recovered. She had it early on in the outbreak. And as somebody writing in The Times today says - if the elderly don't die of Covid they may very well die of loneliness. As I said on here a few days back - my confidence has been shattered. I am just beginning to get it back but am by no means back to normal. Am I and thousands like me going to have to take a few steps back and go through it all again? I do hope not.
On that cheery note - have a good evening. See you tomorrow.