Project 366 2020 Week 32 Day 215 – 221 Another week of getting used to the new normal, someone enters our house for the first time since February.
Sunday 2nd August – Day 215
My son loves steam trains as you all know. We see the loco Wightwick Hall all the time when we visit Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and he decided he wanted to see the place the loco was named after. So off to Wightwick Manor we went! An NT property we’ve not been to before but sadly you still can’t get your passports stamped and the house itself is closed. But the gardens were nice and we’d definitely revisit when the house can be viewed properly.
After our picnic, we headed to Ironbridge to see the fully restored bridge. Parking is free at the moment but it got too busy with people being idiotic about distancing so we decided to call it a day earlier than we would have liked.
Monday 3rd August – Day 216
The start of one having one job again. More Lego building going on.
Tuesday 4th August – Day 217
British Gas was booked in to service our boiler today between 8-1 and the guy arrived just after 8 am which was great timewise. No waiting in all day. It did feel very strange having someone else in our house and I was quite happy when he left! A relief that the boiler is still ok – it’s as old as the house.
My son went off with his Dad while I got some shopping done and I got to enjoy a cuppa in the garden in peace when I got home – bliss.
In the evening my ex-boss from job two popped over to pick up the work laptop and phone and delivered some flowers and a bottle of wine which was a lovely surprise. I might have had a glass or two after she’d left.
Wednesday 5th August – Day 218
A busy morning at work, home to do the last hour from here, made lunch and then we headed over to Quainton to renew our local’s annual pass. We spent some time looking at the trains and got to see a freight train on the mainline which is a rare sight. On the way home, we diverted to Brill to see the windmill and blow away some cobwebs for an hour.
In the evening we heard the awful news that one of our neighbours had been killed on his motorbike on Monday. His little girl is only 7, there are no words for how we all feel right now.
Thursday 6th August – Day 219
A few jobs to do in the morning at home and then after lunch, we headed to Charlecote Park to catch up with friends. The weather was up and down and my lasting memory of the afternoon is the amount of sheep poo that was everywhere. I don’t remember it being like that on previous visits or perhaps I’ve just been blind to it!
Friday 7th August – Day 220
Work and later in the afternoon we headed over to see my brother on his 50th birthday. What a scorcher – 43 degrees recorded in the garden at 12.30 pm. By the time we drove over to my brother’s it was rather cloudy and a tad cooler, but not much. We zoomed the rest of the family in Kent and Spain and just had a nice time together.
Saturday 8th August – Day 221
A house sorting day as we’re having our double glazing sorted out on Monday and Tuesday next week. Our spare room has been a dumping ground for years and I’ve just shut the door on it rather than dealing with it. But today was the day that we had to clear it, at least enough for the window to be replaced on Monday. It took all morning and in fairness, we’ve just moved stuff to store it somewhere else for a few days. But the curtains have been washed and a ton of paperwork has also been sorted, filled or bagged for shredding. Lesson learned though – never sort things with a ten-year-old around – every time I put something in the get rid of pile, he took it back out. A project to complete when he’s back at school!
The OH then tackled the shrubs which have gone mad in our front garden on the front wall, so the fitters can access that area easily too. Tomorrow we’ve just got to take blinds down and persuade the Lego builder to box up his creations and we are ready.
What have you been up to this week?|