Daughter has been busy clearing the
As it had been very hot and sunny I decided to water the Christmas trees, I then checked the needles of the one I bought last Christmas and they just suddenly sheared off.
One night this week I couldn't sleep for the heat, just as I was getting into the swing of sleeping better. I can't have the window open because of allergens, and our bedroom gets so hot so I went online and looked for allergy screens. I found something that is reasonable, so hopefully will be able to fit something over the window so we can have it open.
I have had a walk most days, except Friday. We had a morning service at 10 am, and then went to see if we could get a replacement security light. They don't do the globe shape any more, so after husband had taken the old one down, I was required to do some scrubbing as the shape of the old one was still outlined.We had a good natured disagreement over the wattage of the bulb needed, which ended with husband admitting he had made a mistake and picked up the wrong bulb
Yesterday we walked into town despite the heat, and had a picnic lunch by the lake before getting the bus back up. We both fell asleep when we got home. Later I dragged out the power washer and cleaned up the paved area at the front as where the pots are was getting a bit green. They cleaned up quite nicely but then we had to replace the pots, so all in all quite hard work. Then husband cleared afew things off the patio, as we were planning a barbecue. As I whipped up a salad he uncovered the barbecue, and the came in to tell me he heard thunder. The sky looke pretty black, but we decided to press ahead and managed to eat a burger and two sausages each, with salad and new potatoes. We had been indoors a few minutes when the rain started. The evening was spent with me on the phone to Mum in Law who had had special visitors for the day, and then my sister.
What a contrast from Easter Saturday 2008 when we drove through snow to Cardiff to meet Son's future in-laws. Easter was about a month earlier then. We rose this morning to a lovely Easter morning, After an excellent sermon from Romans 4, we ate lunch on the patio. We have eaten out in the garden late in April for about 3 years, but from memory the weather in the subsequent Summers has been too poor to do so. Beware warm Aprils! I was going to sit out, but had a doze indoors and by the time I had finished the crossword, the sun had gone round and it was quite chilly. I went to adjust one of the butterfly lights which I had draped on last years Christmas tree, and the needles started dropping off that one. Oh dear, has the weather really been that dry?
The theme in Romans 4 was continued in this evening's sermon, and people stood around after the service for ages just chatting. It was 8.30 pm before we left for home.Another Bank Holiday tomorrow, more gardening I expect. although the ironing is mounting up again. I must admit it was nice to drive through an almost deserted town centre to church this morning instead of being held up by Sunday shoppers queuing for the car parks . Why do we need Sunday trading now that shopping centres have late night shopping? Bring back the day of rest. I have missed more calls this week, which I suspect are from BT what are they playing at? Oh well time for bed (said Zebedee) a short working week this week