Thanks to our host Susanne for reminding us to be mindful each week and find five things to be thankful for. You can join in by clicking on the link below:
The picture above is very apt - been sweeping up leaves on and off all week. None of them from trees we own - there are 2 close to our driveway that, thankfully, seem to have shed all their leaves now but there are also plenty of leaves in the garden from our neighbours' trees. Winter is definitely coming.
Despite all the leaves and rain every day this week, there are still things to be glad about:
1) I saw Nathan and his Mummies twice this week. Technically we should only be meeting people outdoors now but we can provide essential childcare. Hospital visits of course fall into that category but so do breaks for their mental health in my book.
2) I finally found a soap dish for our downstairs shower room. I ordered one from Marks and Spencer first but it was much too big. On the website the picture is like this - looks pretty standard.
Until you see if with a standard bar of soap in it. I mean who has soap almost 4 times the normal size to use? (Yes the dimensions were on the website but not immediately obvious.) Needless to say I shall be returning it. I then ordered one with my online food shopping that was perfect in size and a quarter of the price.
3) No quibble refund policy from Lakeland. Again I ordered some things online but one of them wasn't quite what I needed. I contacted them and explained I didn't feel comfortable visiting the store nearest to me to return it as it is in a very busy shopping mall but I was happy to post it back. The nice woman I spoke to told me not to worry - she would arrange a refund (which I've had) and when things were better and I could visit the store I could just return it then.
Well of course I will return it at some point but I bet there will be a lot of things that never get returned. Another issue for retailers thanks to Covid.
We finished unpacking boxes! Well some things are now in different boxes or just in the empty bedroom but all the boxes supplied by the removal company were empty and piled up in our garage. We contacted the company yesterday and today they came and collected them. The man was very impressed at how organised we were. We were just able to open the front of the garage and transfer them to his van. Job done!
5) We managed to get the IKEA furniture assembled:
This unit is in Hubby's office/den. He's been having fun (?) this week filling it up with his things.
So not much out and about this week - it has rained everyday. I did get a quick walk around the lake earlier in the week but it is very muddy. But I do feel we've made progress in the house. We've also had delivery of a shed and they will be coming to install it in just over a week's time so that will also enable more progress.
I think I'll be having a rest this weekend! I hope you enjoy the weekend too whatever you're doing.