I made a typing slip there when I wrote the title, I typed Weednesday - and to some extent it is true - we had a jolly good heavy rain yesterday and any weeds would come up very easily today. And what is more D, my gardener has arrived. But not to weed - he did that last week. He has arrived to clear the gutters of moss and then pressure-wash the patio. Jobs that have needed doing for a while.
It's all happening today because my carer has also stayed behind for an hour to give the kitchen a really good clean - the windows (2 large ones), the cupboards - all the tins out and everything sorted out there and finally the floor washed. Yesterday I had cleaned the top of the gas hob and the inside of both ovens (hardly used) - it had taken me a long time and also made me realise just how important it is that I keep doing things around the house. If I don't use it I shall lose it and not be able to do things around the house and that means landing at the top of a long, slippery slope I shall not be able to get off.
I have just manipulated the washing basket (with a mixture of hands and toes) from the machine through into the garage and then put the washing in the tumble drier which is merrily tumbling as I type this. When it is finished I shall make an effort at folding - not very successfully as my balance is not brilliant
So far I have not done a walk today. It is now a quarter past eleven so I shall not get one done this morning. - I shall see how things go this afternoon. But it is good to be getting jobs done and I must say the kitchen looks and smells lovely - every time I pass the door I stop to admire her handiwork. We have decided that the next room to tackle is the bathroom. Obviously, like the kitchen, it gets a cursory clean each week but as my mother used to say - every room needs a good old bottom now and again.
'Sewing Bee' to look forward to tonight on the television. I used to do a bit of sewing at one time but when I look at the tasks the competitors are set - and more importantly the time they are given to complete the challenge- awe is the word which springs to mind. Still, horses for courses as they say.
Well something worth reporting has happened in that my gardener arrived with his pressure washer and has spent most of the day cleaning the patio
Until tomorrow unless anything worth reporting occurs betweentimes.......
My gardener arrived with his pressure washer to clean around my bungalow I just cannot tell you how much better it looks for its Spring Clean - the first time it has been done in four years. Because my back garden is steeply sloped and stepped and held by a retaining wall, there are drainage holes along the bottom of the wall and soil washes out of these on very wet days and settles on the patio - and so it builds up over the years. Now it has all been hosed away, today's sunshine has already dried it all up. I am very pleased with the result. Well worth the money.