Project 366 2020 Week 39 Day 264-270 My first week with my new work schedule and I bought and picked up my new car.
Sunday 20th September – Day 264
Oh, my word, how draining is buying a car!!! We had two test drives booked for a Polo and a Golf so I could decide which I preferred size-wise so I could then look at options available with my budget. We had an appointment booked for 11 am, we didn’t get back home until gone 2.30 pm. Although lots of people said I should get a Golf, when I drove them both, I much preferred the Polo which wasn’t what I expected.
Anyway, I was adamant about a couple of things I wanted the car to have so it took ‘some time’ for the garage to track one down that matched my requirements and budget. We got there in the end, although when he started talking about the £3K of extra things we could add – top-up insurance and the like I did snap. My son was starving, I’d told him my budget, I was not interested in anything else. Just let me buy the car! He got the message eventually, and we pick my car up on Saturday.
The rest of the day was a blur as we were all totally shattered after our garage experience. A shame as the weather was lovely and we really didn’t get to enjoy it at all.
Monday 21st September – Day 265
Back to school and my first long day at work.
My son and I have been playing a game we’ve been sent for review for the last week after school. It’s fun and educational, although he doesn’t like losing.
Although Paddington gets most of my son’s attention these days, there is still time for Brewster cuddles occasionally.
Tuesday 22nd September – Day 266
The last sunny, warm day apparently. Getting my son to go to school this morning was a nightmare. There were tears, he tried to run home twice and trying to stop a ten-year-old who isn’t far off your own height is not easy. I was a wreck by the time I got to work and with a couple of other things I felt exhausted by the time work was done for the day.
Nothing much grows in our garden but the nasturtium seeds I planted earlier in the year have gone mad and we’ve had so many flowers. Shame they are hidden behind something else so we can’t see them from the patio doors.
Wednesday 23rd September – Day 267
My son’s best friend is 11 today, only seems five minutes ago that the boys were in Nursery class and now they are in the last year of primary school. Too scary.
With my new working schedule, today is my day off so I had the hair appointment I should have had on 2nd September and then got on with some blog work that was due. Still need to find time to write some days out posts.
When I was little my brother spent hours playing with his toy F1 cars, creating circuits and having races. Now it’s my son having races, mostly with his Lego F1 cars, sometimes with models that our friend Suzanne gave him. It takes me back, although I’m not sure my brother’s cars crashed quite so often!
Thursday 24th September – Day 268
Work for me and school for my son. After work, I grabbed a few things I needed in town and then headed out to meet a good friend I haven’t seen since before lockdown. It was lovely to have a good catch up over a cuppa and a pastry. A little bit of normal in the mad world we live in.
It’s that time of year again when inspiration for photos is few and far between and I grabbed a selfie just to have a shot for today. It shows how poor the camera is on my iPhone too – the next thing I need to upgrade!
Friday 25th September – Day 269
I was up in the early hours to book tickets for somewhere for next weekend. Could have done with a lie-in instead of school and work to catch up on sleep!
My son loves his Lego and follows a few people on YouTube who build their own Lego cities. They’ve given him lots of inspiration and he’s currently building a ‘MOC’ building.
Saturday 26th September – Day 270
We had to be up early to pick my car up at 8 am, although it then took over an hour for them to go through paperwork and faff before I finally got to drive the car away. It’s lovely and going to feel like luxury after my old car that’s really on its last legs now.
I’ve managed to figure out a few of the ‘modern’ controls and I’m sure the first time someone rings when I’m driving it will scare the life out of me. But to have a heater that works both for hot and cold feels like heaven right now. I’m so thankful for the unexpected inheritance I received. Spookily the car was registered on Brewster’s birthday – it was fate! Now to organise for my old car to be taken away.
What have you been up to this week?