Friday 14th September 2018
Croatian: Petak 14 Rujna 2018
0205hrs: Woke with my mind intent on carrying out a seek and search manoeuvre against the troublesome evil Ironclad boll weevil biting beetles. Despite so many other obligations, commitments and duties needing my attention today.
The usual struggle out of the £300 second-hand rickety, geriatric recliner, was of little bother this morning?
A search around the main three areas of the weevils attacks, I found only one alive, and a dozen or so dead ones. The Rentokil Flea Killer seems to be effective. It’s certainly got me coughing. Hehe!
I tended to the Health Checks first and took the medications. The sphygmomanometer was not very willing to work for me. It took five tries before it obliged me.
As the mind began to wander meanderingly off of its own accord, (nothing new in this, it’s a quotidian happening that I’m coming to accept and even expect nowadays), I made a decision to get the laundry done straight away.
Gathered the needed things and out, down the lift and poddled to the laundry room. Got the washer going after having to clean the drum.
Back up to the flat, and got the computer on. By the time I’d sorted the photos out ready to save to file for use later, it was time to go down and move the laundry to the dryer.
Before I emptied the machine, I took this, what I thought was an amusing picture, showing my hands and camera in the reflection of the steel window rim.
I transferred the togs to the dryer. Had to clean the filter before starting it.
Back up to the 12th floor.
I made a brew of tea, had many wee-wees, while I continued with the prep work for yesterdays diary on CorelDraw.
The hour flashed by, and still, I had not begun to work on the Thursday blog, and it was time to go down again, this time, to collect the washing.
A couple of new posters had gone up on the notice board.
The Safer Neighbourhoods sign I spotted, was inviting us to report drug use.
Just a smidge worrying that notice. I’m on 14 drugs in tablet/capsule form in the morning, midday three tablets and creams, then at night it varies according to the ever Warfarin doses between six and eight tablets/capsule, an Enoxaparin injection, a spray and three applications of various cream. And I know that many other tenants are taking more than I am! Hehe!
Got the clobber out of the machine and folded into the laundry bag with the accoutrements used.
Then cleaned the drum and filter, and nipped outside to take a couple of shots of the early morning on Chestnut Way.
Fire Alarm out of action. The note on the panel read: ‘Fault Due to Fire Trace Bottle being removed?’
Back up to the apartment. I’d not noticed earlier, but the Anticoagulation & Deep Vein Thrombosis Warfarin blood test result was sticking in the letterbox. I saw that the target figure had been altered from 3.5 to 3.0, and the result was almost spot on, and this is for the second week in a row! Which, had prompted the NHS to give me a two-week break without an INR blood test!
I hope that the GUM Clinic can fit me in for the Strangulation Haemorrhoidectomy operation during this time. They will have to do an INR blood Test on me of course before going ahead with any procedures. But I reckon it will be alright. Fingers Crossed!
As I was moving on to get this post started, the call to the Porcelain Throne arrived.
Ensconced on the Throne, I did a lot of reading of the ‘Catastrophe’ book relating to the reasons and causes of the First World War. This time, not because of the problems with the evacuation taking too long though.
It was because I’d got to an interesting bit about other nations (Than Germany and Austria) reactions and responses to the now inevitable coming war.
As I stopped reading, I espied many evil Ironclad boll weevil biting beetles, mostly babies, smaller ones this time. They had come from the crack in the waterproofing floor covering, near the door. I collected-up and placed them in a pot, ready for their funeral service.
I had a spray around again with the ‘Raid’ Bug Killer, this time. Hoping and praying it will be as effective as the hard to find on sale Rentokil Flea Killer. This ‘Raid’ brand was a lot cheaper, too, a third of the price of the Rentokil one. So, knocking on wood, here!
Scrubbed-up the hands and pinkies.
I got the mushrooms sliced up and in the crock-pot on a low setting. Added some Balsamic Vinegar to the water.
0640hrs: Back to updating this dairy, got up to here.
0955hrs: Then went to tackle the enormous Thursday diary updating challenge. I got it done a little quicker than I had thought I would. Hope I’ve not missed anything off?
Got the pork steaks in the crock pot with the mushrooms and added pork flavour granules.
Made a brew and then went on to the TFZer Facebooking.
Must get the ablutions done, better late than never. Haha!
The meal turned out to be one of the best for ages.
A 9.46/10 Tate-Rating!
Pork shoulder steaks, vegetarian sausages, pomme frites, tomato, pickled cucumber, and balsamic vinegar seasoned mushrooms. Followed by two little soft pastry lemon cream cakes.
I put the TV on and fell asleep and woke so often, I got confused as to what day it was, was it night or day, am I dead or going bonkers and became so annoyed that I could not stay awake for longer than five minutes. Fehl!