Yesterday was a bit of a Crisis day - nothing that wasn't laughable afterwards but I kept getting a bit 'flustered' shall we say.
First of all - last week I bought two new pairs of trousers. Most of the day I sit in my chair (with forays to keep me mobile -even into the garden weather permitting). I don't wear my 'best trousers' - they are kept for the rare occasions when I go out. They arrived (I ordered them on line - Special Offer from 'Chums' - and the order went through easily, the trousers arrived promptly - they were just right and easy for me to manipulate when no carer is around (believe me this is vital - wearing 'nappy' type protection is horrible without going into detail) and they fitted to perfection. I decided to order two more pairs in a different colour. I went on line yesterday morning and it was one of my 'shaky days' as I call them (I have Benign Essential Tremor) and on such days it is hard to hit the right key. When I got to the check-out I was ordering 8 pairs rather than 2! So I decided to telephone my order, I have to say I got through to an absolutely delightful salesman. I explained I was 90 and very deaf. He kindly steered me through - repeating everything as often as I requested and I had confirmation they will be on their way today. I intend to e mail Chums after this post telling them how good he was.
In the afternoon one of the two lights in my kitchen went off. My lack of electrical knowledge means I can't explain them but they are wonderful LED lamps and there are no visible bulbs - the whole unit has to be replaced. I rang my electrical contractor who only lives at the end of the road - he came immediately, dismantled the whole thing, read and noted the code for replacement and went off, promising to return when the right parts arrived (he ordered on line).
Ten minutes after he left my evening carer arrived - she put out the recycling bags (kept in the garage) and then came into the sitting room to report that the garage door (up and over) wouldn't close! I rang the electrician again and he came immediately - it was the batteries in the bottom of the door. Luckily I had two left over from last time they went off and soon that was repaired too.
It was good to sit down with my corned beef, cheese and onion spread and mayo sandwiches and a cup of tea.
Still -silly little things which I would have dealt with in my stride ten years ago. But all's well that ends well!
Have a good day. The lady that cleans for me is here - we have had a good chat and now I can hear the cleaner buzzing away. After lunch I shall have a stroll into the garden if the sun is still shining.