2345hrs: I was woken, I believe by a loud noise, like a sort of rustling/grating, I suppose. It lasted for only a few more seconds but was concerning enough for me to go to the effort of freeing my adipocerous body-mass from the £300 second-hand rickety, rusty recliner. Then stubbing my toe as I went on a tour around all four (It’s a big apartment, innit? Hehe!) rooms in the flat to investigate the source of the sound. I found nothing that I thought could have caused the loud grating?
Ah, well, at least I was up and awake now. I decided to carry out an Evil ironclad Boll-Weevil black biting beetle assessment patrol. Collected a full can of Santex Bug Killer and went on my sentinelic tour. With great assiduity, I checked everywhere.
To my astonishment, I collected only three of the Weevils! One live the other two dead?
Off to the Porcelain Throne. Back to being a messy-squirty-fluid evacuation. Most uncomfortable. But, I’ve had worse.
I went to the kitchen to get the Health Checks done.
I’m sure I heard that rustling/grating sound again. It lasted for about a minute or so. It appeared to be coming from outside, but close? Perhaps the building is beginning to crumble? Hehe! I got the camera and had a look outside as best I could, not that I expected to see anything actually falling off of the walls. The photographs came out well but did not show any signs of what might have been causing the noise. It has stopped altogether again now.
I got the Health Checks done. The flipping Dia, Sys & Pulse had all gone up even further. Huh!
Took the medications, and sorted the next two weeks dosage pots out.
I got in a bit of a pickle halfway through. Fancy that! As I started part -way through dispensing the tablets to the pots, I opened a new pack of the Omeprazole, they had changed to a different colour, from green and white to blue and white. The Simvastatin also altered tone, from brown to white. I got confused and had to start again to get the correct medications in the right tubs. So, now I must take care, cause I now have many tablets that are white: Paracetomal, Bisoprolol Fumarate (Beta-Blockers), Magnesium, Codeine Phosphate 30g, Antipylori, and the midday Co-Codamol. Dead easy to get them confused. Well, for Klutz me it is!
Had a wee-wee, washed the dandies and made a brew. Then got the computer going. Worked my way through the mass of comments on my last block – both of them. Went on the WordPress Reader section.
Then started to update and finished off the Saturday blog.
Got it posted.
I had a look at the Nottingham News on the BBC site.
Another shooting had taken place. So, four last weekend, one during the week, and now this one!
I like the way the police spokesman said: They believe it was an isolated incident.
Isolated incident? That might well be grammatically true. But does that the four other shootings and the four stabbings this month, were not isolated? Beat me!
Made a start on this Inchcock Today.
A few minutes into this task, and I heard that sort of rustling/grating sound again. But it only lasted for a few seconds.
I went to the wet room for another short, sharp painful wee-wee.
Got as far as up to here on this page, and went to get the laundry duties done. By ‘eck it smells rotten in the laundry room!
Got the washing going. Outside to take a photo of the front of the building.
Back up to the flat. Had a wee-wee. Updated this blog.
Updated this blog.
Down to the washing room. Someone had dumped two large bags of general rubbish in the laundry room bin.
I thought it best if I took them out and put them on the draining board to photograph them. Otherwise, when the bags were in the bin, there was room for anyone to use the black-bin for natural laundry room waste. Soap powder box’s, freshener containers, etc.
Had a look at the notice board.
They are starting a lift for residents to go shopping in Morrisons on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. 0930hrs departure, arriving 1015hrs and returning 12.15hrs, back at the flats for approx. 1300hrs.
They used to supply one like this a long time ago, before my arrival at the flats. But it was Free back then. Considering they have spent over a million pounds on updating the apartments, we can’t complain.
They even went to the bother of destroying my carpets and curtains when they plastered the new windows in for me. Furthermore, they left access for the Evil ironclad Boll-Weevil black biting beetles to infest the flat, through the holes left in the sealing of the windows. By the time they have installed the fire sprinklers, new communication system, and fire alarm, I anticipate needing new carpets, curtains, and paying for someone to get the place cleaned up for me, before having to get repair people in. I’ll probably have spent hundreds of pounds by then on Bug Killer Sprays (Come to think of it, I can’t be far off that figure now!) and trap boxes and given myself another form of throat cancer by then with breathing in the spray myself! I may perhaps have to give up photographicalisationing through the too high to look down out of, vision and light preventing new windows, as well. Not moaning or kvetching, of course, just mentioning the problems! I don’t wish to appear derogatory or cavilling.
Back up to the flat. Had a wee-wee. Updated this blog. Had a search for the box of Enoxaparin filled hypodermic needles I’d lost. A good rummage around, but no signs of it.
Down yet again to collect the washing from the dryer.
Got the togs out and folded up, into the bag.
Cleaned the casings and doors of both machines and the filter.
Gave the room a good spray of the fresh citrus air. Blimey, as I said before, it was reeking in there somethingawful.
Left the laundry room and out to the delicately decorated, appealing prison-like, and most attractive lift lobby, and up to the apartment.
Where I had… You’ve guessed it? Another short-sharp caustic wee-wee. Getting fed-up of these already. Hehe! They are getting me all uptight and niggly, even with myself. Humph!
I got the clobber put away. Then got back on with updating this diary. I took a break to add some words to my new personal thesaurus on Excel. I anticipate this one will disappear into the ether like the two before have done after Windows updates.
Ablutions tended to and got ready to go to the Woodthorpe Grange Park Tropical House. Sister Jane rang. We had a nattering session, but I was finding it hard to hear what she was saying. She might have been on the coke again, she was talking very fast. Hehehe!
I took some rubbish bags with me on the way out and dropped them down the waste chute. Here is the mini-hobble map of the route I took.
As I left the flats, I limped carefully around the back onto the park. The well used uneven path through was in a right dangerous state with the rain last night. All slippery mud. A life-saver for me there was the Willmott-Dixon railing fencing around the compound for me to hang onto to assist myself getting up the hill.
Walked into the first trees and turned back to take this distance photographicalisation of the Woodthorpe Court building.
I then took what I’d hoped would be a super picture of the mass of leaves blowing in the high wind. What I had not taken into account, was the fact that the dead-leaves had a background of foliole! So, the loose leaves didn’t show up much, did they! Oy-Yoy-Yoy!
So, I tried again with the sky as a background.
I was positively ecstatic when I viewed the result in the viewfinder thingy on the camera. Yee-Ha! A much-improved effort! Smug-Mode Adopted!
I checked the time on my new-to-me second-hand £2 wristwatch from the charity shop. Timed it to perfection to meet with the old legion lads at the top field for the two-minute silence. Comforting each other and having a chinwag and reminiscing of monumental proportions.
I pressed on, going through the trees up towards the Tropical Garden.
After a few yards, I realised I’d lost my feet! Hehehe!
It was a good job I didn’t get a visit from Dizzy Dennis and toppled over. They’d never have found in my khaki clothes! I did seem to be seeing the funny side of everything?
No ailments were bothering me. Scary, I know!
I got to the Tropical Garden ground. The shop had loads of stuff out on sale, including one of the raffia street artworks. I think it was meant to be a bottle of wine or something, with the cork hanging off of it.
Not any other visitors when I got into the grounds. As I got near the door to the Garden, I could hear some kids screaming inside. But there was no trouble. In fact, there were four adults and four kids in there. Here are photographs I took while inside. The ones of flowers I shot because there were no signs giving names or details, and I wondered if any WordPress readers could help me to identify them, please.
I left and hobbled down to the park walkway, to avoid the mass of leaves and slipping over the mud beneath.
Plenty of folks were about now. Many of them being trained by their dogs on ball fetching. Haha!
I stopped for a few minutes and appreciated the nature all around me.
By the time I’d walked on for about three hundred yards or so, the sun retired temporarily, and it started to look decidedly bleak for a while.
I tried to increase my speed but got distracted when I saw some squirrels near the trees at the top of the gravel footpath down to the flats, near my beloved Tree Copse. I wanted to get a picture of them. But despite my best efforts, the squirrel kittens/young were too nippy for me. Ah, well!
The sky lightened a little, and I took the photo of Winwood Heights on the left, from the top of the gravel path.
I got down and into the foyer without seeing any residents, just as I saw no one on the way out.
I hate weekends! Sulk Mode Fostered.
Up to the flat and the traditional short-sharp-wee-wee was taken.
Got the Health Checks done, took the midday medications and got the kettle on.
Started to update this Inchcock Today. Spent a while on it, with having the photographs to get ready and use.
Went on WordPress and had two more comments to answer (I like it!)
Then on Facebook to top up the photograph albums.
The cold nosh was prepared.
Mushrooms, gherkins, chestnuts, sliced apple, pickled egg, pork, beef, yellow and red tomatoes, garden peas and cooked beetroot. Another good mixture.
A lemon Fool and some clementine juice to follow.
Both the pork and beef needed either eating or throwing out, at their eat-by-dates were both for yesterday!
An 8.2/10 Flavour Rating. Cleared the plate!
Put the TV on, to find a documentary of the First World War showing, I put down the tray on the other chair and watched the programme all the way through.