Thursday, 25 November 2021

Thursday 25th November

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.

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  1. What a day! Hoping you have a mishap-free day today and your broadband behaves itself.

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    1. Never to be repeated, I hope! Openreach have confirmed for Monday morning so I don't have long to wait if the broadband plays up again.

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  2. Oh, no! Poor you! Just about everything that could go wrong, did! I'm glad you were able to read without any problems, though! :) Hope today will be a much better day! :)

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    1. As days go, it wasn't good but I am sure today will be much better.

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  3. Never mind the food tolerance testing, I should think the Eileen tolerance was tested quite enough yesterday!! Better luck today (or are you just going to stay in bed?)

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    1. I was very tempted to stay in bed but hunger won so I've compromised by getting up but not getting dressed yet!

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  4. Oh, no, what a day of mishaps! I noticed that my top freezer drawer is starting to stick for the same reason which is a right pain. I will just have to get cold (they are both outside in the shed) and get that frost removed. Fortunately, I should be able to get most of the contents into the other freezer now.

    Really hoping today is better for you.
    xx

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    1. Oh no, good luck with sorting your freezer. At least my problem one was indoors in the warm.

      Today is working out just fine, thanks xx

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  5. Oh my what a terrible day you had ..but I’m so sorry..
    as your story was unfolding I could picture it as a comedy film and it did make me smile .. but that said I did feel for you .. hope today will be kind to you x

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    1. Haha, it was a bit like a comedy film but glad it's behind me now. Today is behaving itself nicely and everything is just fine, thanks x

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  6. SSHHH don't say lazy day out loud - you are challenging the Universe again. Let's come up with code word for this kind of day, maybe let's call it a laughing dog! (lol) I hope the day goes much better & that cleaning up the frig goes quickly & the broadband stays connected.

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    1. The Universe is playing by the rules today and all is well. They've confirmed an engineer on Monday to sort out the broadband so not too long to wait.

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