Tuesday 8th August 2017
Finnish: Tiistaina 8. Elokuuta 2017
0335hrs: Stirred to find the magically appearing empty biscuit wrapper on the sticking out stomach. Tsk! Back to the none-memory of the dreams again, just a real knowledge that I’d had them?
Somehow, I remembered to clean the hearing aids after forgetting to do so every day since I had them. Unfortunately, I could not find the brush and screwdriver things needed to do these aids. Plenty to hand, that would do the old type ones, though. Humph!
Took the medications and did the health Checks instead. Sys 159, Dia 73, Pulse 84, Temp 33.8, Weight 14.89 (Ahem!)
No demands for the use of the Porcelain Throne at all, yet?
Started sorting out and tweaking the photos from yesterday for that diary. Began updating it and oh dear… Whenever I tried to save, update, preview, or close WordPress, I got the message: “Server Maintenance Your server is going through a few minutes of routine maintenance. Please don’t touch your browser for a few moments. What do I do? If you were posting a comment or making a post on your blog, then do not press BACK on your browser. Wait 5 minutes and press the refresh icon on your browser. Your comment or post will be sent as normal. If you are browsing a blog here just wait a few moments and hit refresh. The page you were expecting will appear.” I waited for five minutes and tried again, but it would not have it, the same message.
After nearly two hours of failure to solve this, I decided to get in touch with the WordPress help, took a while to find how to get into it again. Sent them a message telling them of the problem… then realised that I had posted the message to Grammarly in mistake for WordPress! I did feel a right fool! Sent another message explaining my error and apologising most proficiently I could muster.
Then, got onto Grammarly message help, and they said they’d look into it. Of course, it came back on and worked as I was waiting for them. Grumph! Today is not going to be a good one, I thought!
Since which, I have received four emails from each of them asking for more detail. Oh, five now from Grammarly, four from WordPress.
The looking very wet Morrison delivery chap arrived with the fodder. He carried into the kitchen for me, nice that.
I thanked him and set about getting the foodstuff away.
Still no call to the Porcelain Throne?
Took out the veg to use today and got the rest into the fridge drawer. The carrots and swedes I bought already diced.
The garden peas looked healthy for such a long time into the season.
I prepared the pod peas, cut up or diced the leeks, swedes, carrots, red onions, parsnips, and yellow peppers and got them into the Crock-Pot, adding just a little water. Added a jar of cheap black bean sauce and put some mini tomatoes in and sprinkled some of the Polish mixed seasonings into the mix and stirred it all well.
Put it on a low heat setting. Must remember to keep giving it a stir now and then.
Finding it hard work doing the blog now, after a visit or two from Craig Cramps. But still, it could always be worse.
I’d put the CCTV of the foyer entrance on the TV earlier to see the Morrison man arrive and I left it on. Our beloved caretaker was spotted without his mobile phone in his hand! I took this snap of the screen, as proof for any tenants who might not believe this. Hehehe! Looks like he’s enjoying himself, doesn’t it?
Moments later a Police Officer arrived with his wet umbrella. He tried the intercom but obviously whoever he wanted was not in and he poddle off shortly.
I pressed on with the diary and got it finished eventually. Some six and a half hours after I’d starting to update it! Then as I started this one off, the Porcelain Throne had to be attended!
No hassle much this time. Little Inchy and Haemorrhoid Harold both bloodless! Hurrah! Only Arthur Itis any cause for concern, when I had to stand up, he did not like that! Haha!
When I had washed and made another brew, my next door neighbour Stew arrived with his grandkids in tow. He had a bit of bother finding them when two disappeared out of doors, he cunningly put the other two inside and went to retrieve the remainder from outside in the rain. I think they keep him feeling young, you know.
Had a go on Facebook next. Then onto WordPress reading.
Came across this photograph of the new buses bought by Nottingham City Council.
Checked the Emails and nothing from the Clinic or the surgery arrived.
The rain still falling outside. Took the midday medications etc.
Checked the vegetables in the crock-pot then got the beef in the oven.
The usual afternoon energy dip arrived.
Computer turned off and concentrated on trying to get the meal right.
It looked perfect, but only tasted average, which is not too bad, compared to the recent disasters.
Gobbled it up and washed the pots, but missed a dish off – so left it in the sink to soak.
A right treat on the TV today, four episodes of Law & Order, two on one channel, then two more on another one. The first two I stayed awake through, the third one I’d seen before and nodded-off in quick time.
Woke a couple of hours later and went into the kitchen to clean the dish – one helluva toe stump coming back into the front room. I’ve said it before, that Ottoman will have to go, or get replaced with something kinder and more sympathetic to toes! Hehe!
Did the checks and medications and got the head down to watch the Dog Rescuers on the goggle-box. Got through it all and enjoyed it, then drifted off into the land of nod! Ah, nice!