Well, so much for my hoped for lazy day yesterday! It turned into One Of Those Days, with one thing after another going wrong! To start with the broadband failed again around 9 am; this has been happening most days, too often, so I contacted the service department to be told (eventually) that there is a problem with the phone line and BT Openreach will need to resolve the issue. A tentative appointment has been booked for Monday or Tuesday next week but it is up to Openreach to confirm when they will send an engineer and it may be on a completely different day!
Lack of internet access meant that I missed the nutrition class, which was disappointing as I particularly wanted to listen to the advice on overeating, food cravings and binge eating, but Joy has updated me on what was discussed and I'm sure the subject will be repeated in a future class. I was panicking about the lack of internet for my piano lesson but thankfully it started working again just before the lesson was due to start ... sighs of relief all round! The lesson went well and she was pleased with my attempts even though I didn't think I'd played particularly well. I have two new short pieces for next week as well as repeating one of this week's pieces to attempt a more advanced technique for playing slurs. The delights of correct pedalling will have to wait another week.
After the piano lesson I wandered into the kitchen to think about lunch and really struggled to pull out one of the freezer drawers. I couldn't work out what the problem was to start with as there was nothing in the drawer to cause an obstruction but I eventually realised that the freezer was completely iced up, which meant I'd have to defrost it as by that time I'd moved the drawer enough to prevent the door closing. This isn't supposed to happen with this model of freezer but I've have had to do it before. Anyway, I moved as much of the stuff to the garage freezer as I could and hoped for the best with the remainder, which I piled into a black bag and stored it in the freezing cold garage. Note to self: it's time to start wearing a coat to go out to the garage freezer! I decided that if the stuff in the black bag defrosted, I'd just have to have a mammoth batch cooking session. As it turns out it wasn't necessary as there was no sign of any defrosting at all when I placed everything back in the kitchen freezer about three hours later.
I then made the mistake of reaching into the fridge to start prepping a meal and I knocked over a container of dhal, which of course was on the top shelf, so that meant the fridge had to be cleaned out ... again, as I did it not long ago. I need to clean the door again today because I dislodged an egg as I closed the door and that dripped over everything below - I wiped the worst of it up but it needs to be done properly today.
By mid afternoon the internet had given up again, hence no comments from me on any of your posts yesterday, so I switched the TV on to check the programmes for the evening ... no luck, it was all pixelated which happens from time to time in certain weather conditions, so I settled down to read instead ... thankfully, that was fine and nothing else went wrong 😊
It's day 2 of the tolerance testing for bread and so far there have been no problems at all. I don't have any plans for today now ... I was meeting with L but her dad had been admitted to hospital (not Covid) so she's had to cancel. I may try again for a lazy day.