We have completed week one, of Phase One, of the Great Isolation. I somehow think there will be at least a Phase Two or even more before we return to some sort of normality. There is still going to be chaos even after the isolation is over, with companies that have gone bankrupt, and others heading that way in a hurry, and people suggesting ingenious ways of making models from toilet paper
Suddenly on-line shopping is becoming a must to survive within the rules. We finally had an internet shopping slot for groceries today, and even though it was only ‘click and collect’ we have got far more than we have been able to get in the last three weeks that we have been home.
My new watch also arrived today, and after several attempts, the strap now stays on my arm. It seems I have very thin arms as the setting is now on the shortest length.
Next comes the replacement can opener. I was obviously a little over enthusiastic with a tin of tuna at the weekend, and it broke into two parts with no hope of repair. We have had it for many years, so has done us well. I tried to avoid Amazon initially, but my faithful Argos had nothing that could be delivered quickly enough to enable us to have anything from the traditional cans.
Sadly I had to drop my objections to the mighty Amazon, so we should have baked beans again by Saturday.
Next came a rather more expensive spend. I have noticed that my Tablet developed a ‘go slow’ switch on a few weeks ago. I went to the extreme of a complete refresh to factory settings, and that seemed to cure the problem … but only until it had updated the operating system again.
I wonder if this is another ploy by the manufacturer to convince me I needed a new one?
Well, it seems to have worked. It was noticeable that the battery was going flat very quickly as well, and that was the final incentive to look at the Amazon offerings.
I had been looking for a replacement for several days, but today I decided to bite the bullet and hit the ‘BUY’ button. My new super tablet will be here on Friday, along with the can opener.
My watch arrived as we were just about to have our lunch, so after eating while watching Bargain Hunt, and snoozing through the news bulletin, Deb and I set off for a walk again.
Today we added a bit more to the route, and although the down-hill bits were OK (if a little rocky) the up-hill bits really took it out of me. I think this minimal exercise regime is not doing my fitness level any good. I may have to resort to an extra session on my exercise bike.
Weather wise, Roseland Parc has enjoyed the sunshine for virtually all the day, but the chilly North East wind has not relented. I suppose we have been very lucky that it has at least been dry for many days, and the ground has recovered from the almost constant deluge since Christmas.
The rest of the afternoon was spent watching the beginning of a Star Wars film that I recorded recently, then I had my shower. I noticed the bedroom heating had switched on, so it was time to close the window. It is now heading towards Tipping Point on the television, and then dinner time.
… and I do like dinner time!
All the best everyone, and “May the Force be with you” as you do your best to avoid the cough.