Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TUESDAY CHAT

It has been a fairly quiet week for me since we had the HWS fixed and boy, are we now enjoying our showers.  I tell you the HWS is working as good as it did when first installed back in 1975 and with sunny days the water is boiling hot.  That good old sun saves so much money and we don't have to rely on the electric booster very often.  It's not a normal solar HWS but one made by a plumber and the solar panels act as an awning over our kitchen window (which faces north).  There is a large copper tank in the ceiling which has an electric heating element in it for use on cloudy days.

Phil actually had a couple of jobs he needed to attend to so he didn't get to the op shop for me last week so my pile of rugs is growing.  Just finished one yesterday so there are now 8 of them ready to go to Vinnys.   Right time of year for rugs so hopefully they will make a few dollars out of them.  Just for fun I lined them up on my bed as I folded them and took a photo of them.  There are 7 of them here (the zig zag one I made about 30 years ago and is on my bed permanently in colder weather).


We both visited our podiatrist yesterday and now our feet feel very special.  John does a great job and always makes sure he checks all is well with our tootsies including feeling the pulses in them and checking if we can feel touches.  Have you ever had that done...you shut your eyes and a tiny plastic 'wire' is used to touch the surface of the foot.  It is a very necessary test for diabetics as over the years many diabetics have lost their feet or even their legs because of lack of circulation.

The coming week has no appointments listed in my diary so maybe out to lunch one day for a change.  The old Rockingham hotel seems to have been taken over and they are now offering quite inexpensive lunches for seniors on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  If the weather stays fine a drive down there may be a good idea to blow the cobwebs away.

I trust everyone else has had a good week and that whatever you had hoped for is happening in your part of the world.


12 comments:

  1. How nice to have a week with only a pleasant outing to look forward to.
    I am glad that you are looking after your feet. I have lost quite a bit of sensation in mine, and it is a tad dangerous.
    I hope lunch is WONDERFUL.

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    1. I sort of recuperated and enjoyed doing so.
      Although my feet swell a bit the sensation is still good enough to feel sand on the kitchen floor (he says he does wipe his feet) so all good so far.
      Didn't make it to lunch, perhaps next week.

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  2. Hari OM
    Rockingham is a great place for a lunch... maybe there will be dancing for the new feet too?! Those blankets look gorgeous Mimsie - I adore crochet. YAM xx

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    1. Didn't make it to lunch but still planning to do so...soon.
      No more dancing for these fee unfortunately. They may be willing but the rest of me says a definite 'no'.
      Thank you for your comment re rugs. I love putting the different colours together just for the fun of it. xx

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    2. ...oh shame on the miss... hope you get there soon.. Yxx

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  3. i love having weeks when nothing is planned. the rugs are pretty.

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    1. We seem to have a few quiet weeks ahead which pleases me quite well.
      Glad you thought the rugs pretty.

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  4. I love those rugs! They're so pretty. I have a zigzag rug in almost the exact same colours as you. I don't crochet so asked a friend to make it for me. It's become Angel's favourite.
    Nice to hear you're both looking after your feet, mine barely see the light of day once the weather cools down.

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    1. Phil took the rugs to Vinnys today and I said to ask should I do more. Apparently the ladies welcomed them and said to please keep sending them so I don't need more encouragement than that to keep crocheting as long as these old hands will let me.
      I go barefoot all the time in the house in summer but wear Slumbies all the time in winter, even outside if it's not we underfoot.
      In summer John has to cut a callous off one big toe but on Monday no sign of it so coverings on one's feet makes a big difference.
      Candy sleeps on the zigzag rug too but only on my bed. I've not given it to her. She was funny about crocheted rugs when we first had her but now she accepts them OK.

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  5. ... I love the blankets you've made Mimsie...so pretty...glad you're having a good week.. xxxx ..hugs.... Barb xxxx

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    1. Thanks Barb. Didn't make it to lunch but next week also quiet so perhaps then we'll get there.
      Glad you liked my rugs. I have probably sent about 30 or more to Vinnys over the past few years and they still want more.

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