Thursday 5 February 2015
0 cold and cloudy
Snow still lingering
Inform OH that our neighbour has a new puppy dog. He emerges from the duvet to ask if it is the same sort of bastard dog as before. Well, yes it is but this time it is little and we have chance to make friends with it. The old dog, which our dog is very happy to have outlived, only understood the local dialect and hated everyone. He regularly bit the post van tyres with the result that the post box was some distance up and across the road from the actual house. One Christmas Eve, I went to pay for my wood, and the dog shot out and bit me through my wax jacket and jeans, with the result that we spent Christmas Eve in the Accident and Emergency Unit of a nearby hospital. It is not the best place for a night out. A nurse, whilst stitching up my leg, said that it never failed to amaze her, how many ways people find to injure themselves.
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Went down to market. Bone chillingly cold. A notary rang and we discussed two cases, both of which are becoming problematic. The lady I was waiting for arrived with the keys and paperwork and I had a quick look around the stalls. Market only half the summer size. The river has dropped significantly and is full of thrashed up bits of tree and plant matter. Went to coffee shop and chatted to people and bought OH a croissant with almonds to cheer him up. Received email cancelling 4.30 visit today which was some relief as it would have been an hour and a half drive and the people haven't even put their house on the market. They do however, live somewhere where property sells very quickly. I would dearly love to know where this place is. I would go and be an estate agent there. Immediately.
Back home and found OH out of bed and he had lit both fires so house was oozing delightful heat. Did catch up of emails and clients and watched Bargain Hunt. I do love Charles Hanson, but paying 130 pounds for one plate is the bonkers end of bonkers.
Pool closed today so took dog for a walk up the hill. The pale sun brought no warmth. Thought of the height of the summer when you have to hide in the house with the shutters closed. Long for dry and temperate climate where you don't freeze or boil.
Tackled ironing mountain and OH made supper and rang up people from eBay. He had been promised a refund by a seller who firstly said she couldn't give a refund through PayPal and then, when I had told her how to do it, had then said she had spent all the money in her PayPal account and so would have to wait until she had made some more sales before she could refund us. It is not a large amount but OH is big on principle. He then attempted to send some cash to someone and the card reader refused to work. He spent 20 minutes on the chat function and then rang up a very unhelpful woman who kept on telling him that the cards were interchangeable but you needed one for each account. He decided to send a cheque. This kept him amused for ever such a long time with the result that we only just had time to eat and wash up before it was time for the Great British Sewing Bee.