We've only just started getting out and about and it was a case of having to this week as the car needed it's annual service and MOT. We had to leave the car for six hours and as the dealership we use is quite a way from home they kindly gave us a lift into town to while away the hours. It's only four weeks since my hospital treatments finished and I'm still suffering from fatigue and I had been worried about how I would cope. We asked the driver to drop us at the mobility store and we bought a walker with a seat which turned out to be a very useful purchase. All I then needed to buy was a calendar for next year and some Christmas cards. I was quite upset in the card shop, it was a busy store with no social distancing measures in place. with people standing next to each other picking up cards and replacing them and my glasses were steaming up with the heat, I couldn't get out of there quick enough. Other than that we had elevenses, lunch and an afternoon cup of hot chocolate in three different establishments. We then made our way back to the garage on the bus even though they had arranged to pick us up. We only had a short wait for the car to be ready and it passed its MOT with flying colours and no advisories.
We have a couple more outings planned. We finally had the faulty mirror replaced and decided we'd ask for a quote to have the downstairs cloakroom refitted. That won't be a big job as it only involves tiling half way up the wall and replacement sanitary ware. So we have arranged to go and choose some fittings and pay a deposit and we're not too fussed about when the job can be done although they did say it could possibly be done before Christmas.We're organised for Christmas anyway and it'll just be the two of us and a quiet affair. I have our Christmas week fresh food delivery booked as we have no intention of going supermarket shopping.
I have a dental appointment arranged for an extraction as I chipped a tooth on a mint imperial and that'll teach me not to crunch! I also had a video consultation with my hospital consultant and have been given the good news that I can have my long awaited eye surgery done in the New Year. So things are looking up at long last.
Here's a couple of photos I took this morning of a beautiful red rose bud on my climbing rose bush and the patio roses are still in bloom.