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Time to make a plan

Sunday, September 27, 2020

I had a young man come round today to give me an estimate for the flooring in my main living area.  He seemed very pleasant and methodical plus the estimate was around what I was expecting.  I'm still in the process of obtaining quotes for all the different jobs but so far, he is the one I'm most inclined towards for that particular job.  Other than that, I haven't seen or spoken to anyone today.  I could of course phone a friend but I'm feeling rather flat.  Maybe it's psychological due to the lockdown coming back in force here today. 

I tried to cheer myself up watching the tennis but the stream kept crashing.  Plus the tennis wasn't all that good anyway! Aside from watching tennis, getting creative in the kitchen is one of my favourite things to do.  So, I took a peek in the fridge and discovered three rather sad looking parsnips that needed using up.  I still have some cooking apples so I made a kind of casserole with apples, parsnips, sausages, and sliced potato, with some pork stock.  

Jolly nice it was too but it still didn't really lift my mood.  Tomorrow should be better because I can get on with finding out more about absent land owners and knotweed!  There's only so much you can find out online, sometimes you need to actually talk to people.  Especially when it isn't a straightforward question.  Tuesday of course I have the viewing of the house nearby.  Plus I have an internet grocery shop coming.  Mostly cleaning products it has to be said.  And absolutely NO frozen stuff.  I really am trying to run the old fridge/freezer down so I can get rid of it. 

I probably should check the order though and make sure there's nothing I want to add or delete.  With the threat of localised lockdowns, and the end of the transition deal with the EU looming, people are panic buying again.  They've known for over four years that we're leaving the EU and have been told from before the referendum this would cause supply issues so really, why start panic buying now?  Either you accept it's going to cause problems, in which case over four years you can buy an extra can or two here and there without causing surges and shortages, or you don't believe it will be a problem, in which case, why panic buy at this stage?  There's nowt so queer as folk eh?

Meanwhile, I reckon I should make a plan of some sort to avoid feeling flat on future days. No idea at the moment how long we'll be restricted locally, or what I will be able to get done in terms of work on Base Camp. I'm very tempted to go back to doing my family history. Hours used to fly by when I was previously researching. Hush! Don't tell The Despot I'm talking about making a plan - she'll have me in boot camp faster than you can say "give me twenny"!

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    29 days ago
    I think folks (myself included) are stocking up in anticipation of the dreaded second wave coming soon and feeling l8ke we have to stay home EVEN MORE, if that’s possible.
    You should see the stack of library books and DVD’s I have!
    30 days ago
    Recipe sounds good. Share please. Here we have limits of 2 on how much we can purchase at one time so as not to have a run like before and allow everybody a chance to get what they need. Before all this started I had a freezer and pantry full. We have been using from them and putting in replacements when the stores are running specials. Being only 2 people, I purchase a large roast and cut it into 2 or 3 pieces depending on the size, making for more than one meal. I am starting to cook like the Asians using a very limited amount of meats and more veggies in stir fries etc. Healthier way to eat than our normal meat and 3 here in the states
    30 days ago
    Your secret is safe here, LOL

    Your casserole sounds delicious!

    Good luck w/your real estate dealings!
    30 days ago
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