Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Wednesday

 Never underestimate the value of friends.   As you will know if you read my post yesterday, I did not have a good day - everything that could go wrong did go wrong.   By bedtime I really resembled a wrung-out rag.  But I slept well and woke up giving myself time to open up the bungalow, draw up the blinds and be ready for my carer.     She is always very welcome and this morning was no exception.   By the time she went I was breakfasted, showered and dressed, my bed was made and all essential jobs done.   How lucky I am there.

But my troubles yesterday were all still sitting there.  I had accidentally in my flustered state pressed CLICK AND COLLECT rather than HOME DELIVERY last evening when putting on my next Tesco order and try as I might I couldn't change it.   A quick call to my son last evening and that was done in a flash - so one tick off the list.

My son had put me a new black ink cartridge in my printer (a new printer and this the first cartridge so I just couldn't figure out to do it for myself) but it still wouldn't oblige.   This morning early friends S and T arrived and - for the cost of a cup of coffee (T is partial to my Lazy Sunday) managed to sort it all out for me.   When I had tried to order my drugs on line yesterday   my medical practice had rejected all my efforts telling me my password was wrong.  After half an hour my printer was working perfectly and when I tried to order my drugs my password worked a treat.   All problems solved and a lovely helping of broad beans to  clinch the matter.   What I would do without friends like S and T I can't imagine.

So now it is lunchtime, my stir fry lunch is all ready - I shall pod the beans and add them to the mix - and that is all I shall do today except read your blogs later on.   Have a good day friends.

29 comments:

Sue said...

I love podding beans!

Derek Faulkner said...

The true value of good friends and neighbours Pat, especially at your age. You've no doubt been the same kind of person when you was still able.
A mixture of heavy showers and sunshine here today.

Arable farming is proceeding here at speed. All the rape seed has been harvested, it's straw cut, baled and taken to a nearby farm bio-degradable plant ready to be turned into fuel. The empty rape fields have then been covered in the by-product of sewerage farms and the soil then broken up and disc-ed ready for winter corn sowing this autumn. Next will be the ripe winter corn and then huge fields of maize which will be shredded and also taken to the bio plant for turning into fuel.

gz said...

A fresh day..and good friends and family backup... can't fault it!

Marcia LaRue said...

Some things you do have to simply "sleep on it" before it can all be sorted out ... and ... luckily everything [thanks to Friends and Family] have been sorted out and all working as they should for you!!
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!!!

Heather said...

Good to hear that things are running smoothly for you once more. I dread having to try to do everything online, as so many organisations seem to want us to do.
Beautifully cool here and I managed to get my weekly shop done without getting too wet, though there have been a few heavy showers since I got home.
Hope you have a restful day today.

JayCee said...

I hope today turns out to have been a good day for you. We have just had an impressive thunderstorm. The lightning provided a great free show over the hills behind the house.

Ellen D. said...

Glad you and family and friends got everything working again! Technology can be so helpful but also very frustrating when it won't do what we want! Hope you had a pleasant day!

Bovey Belle said...

We all get days like those Pat and thank heavens for family and friends to sort us out - many an occasion I would be totally lost here trying to "do things" on the computer - I am not technically-minded.

Pleased it is all done and dusted for you anyway, esp. the Click and Collect bit - NOT something you can do yourself now.

Tasker Dunham said...

What I like in some of the things you've written is that you accept help when it is offered. It's so easy to think "please don't go to so much trouble" but people generally do like to help, so it works both ways.

RunNRose said...

I think you are much loved by your daily life friends as you are by your online friends. Your positive, thoughtful, caring personality has earned that love. You make the world a better place every day. When you have a down day, we all pull for you. It's 11 AM here in Texas, so I expect your Wednesday is over. May you have a wonderful Thursday!

Regina M. said...

Good to hear you are in much better shape....we seniors in particular always have that 32nd day of the month. The one thing that really frightens me is falling. I'm glad you are okay. I had a similar problem w/ my printer when I first had to put a new ink cartridge in. Understand how so very frustrating these things are and when cumulative, ouch!!! I'm w/ Tasker Dunham w/ regard to your accepting help when offered. It's good that you have such a good support system to fall back on. (No pun intended.) Hugs & all good things from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek - Fascinating to read of farming in such a different area from here.

Tanks everyone - your comments always cheer me up.

Debby said...

It made me happy to read of your good day. Life is full of ups and downs, isn't it?

CharlotteP said...

Pleased to hear your problems are sorted with the aid of your son and good friends. Strange how some days one thing goes wrong, and a whole raft of others follow suit. It can be very true that 'troubles come not as single spies, but in battalions'.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Charlotte - I love that idea of troubles coming in batallions!


Thanks. See you all tomorrow.

Derek Faulkner said...

Hi Pat, I've just watched a programme this evening that I found quite inspirational. It was on BBC2 and called "Chris Packham - The Walk That Made Me"
He Walks the ten miles along the beautiful River Itchen in Hampshire to end up at Winchester Cathedral. What makes the film is Chris discussing his mental health problems as he walked - I highly recommend it if you never watched it.

Bonnie said...

I'm so happy you had a better day today! Good friends are a blessing.

Joanne Noragon said...

Nothing beats getting through a day because of friends.

sparklingmerlot said...

Good friends are indeed a blessing - but don't forget good people attract good friends :) I am so glad you are feeling brighter today. I have only been reading your blog for a short while but I love your positive outlook and your honesty when you are having a blah day.

Anonymous said...

I like the thought of you podding beans. One of my earliest memories as a little girl was sitting on my grandmother's front porch with her on a beautiful day as we sang 'you are my sunshine,' together, shelling peas into a colander...over sixty years ago..before instant everything. Pam, Sth Aust.

Librarian said...

Friends and family are so important! Without the help of my sister and (when they were younger and had less health issues) my parents, I would have had to face some of the darkest times in my life alone, such as when my husband died. I did not need that much practical help, but just for them to be there.
And now, with my eye operations, I am very grateful that my sister accompanied me there and back - they would not let one go home unaccompanied from the clinic, and it was just good that I did not need to go in on my own, somewhat nervous before the operations.

Anyway, I am really glad that the day when so much went wrong was an exception, and life looks much brighter for you again.

Jules said...

With good friends, and not overlooking your own resilience, it all turned out alright in the end. I hope you're feeling brighter today. Xx

thelma said...

Everything turned out well in the end, worrying about things such as printers are soon overcome by experts to hand.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. Nothing is better than having good friends. See you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps getting a mouse to plug into your laptop will make things easier for you?

angryparsnip said...

Your post today is so true I think for many of us. I find I can't do many things I use to and as a person who did everything everyday it is so strange asking for help. Even with the simple everyday things.
Good Friends are everything.

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