26 October 2016

It's it's Ruby Day!!!

The best day of the week.
My gorgeous Ruby will be here soon for a play and some tea. A little earlier than usual as she is on half term holidays.
As she will be here earlier there may be time for Aunty DD to take her to the cinema. I won't be able to go as I will be looking after Andy (hubby) but she will love it...espescially as it will be a surprise.

I've had quite a busy morning throwing myself around doing house jobs. I've given the fire a good old rout out, cleaned the doors and the hearth. Andy was watching me so I hope he was taking note as when he does the fire he just gets out the ash and that's door or hearth cleaning.
We have been having discussions about changing our heating system to either oil or LPG.
Has anyone ever done this while actually living in the house and if so what was involved? There is no chance of us moving out while the work is being done.
I'd be grateful for any information.

Not in the mood for any involved cooking tonight so we will be having sausage and chips. Ruby will be happy as she loves Ganma's chips. I am not ashamed to say that they are proper thick cut chips made in a deep fat fryer. We don't have them that often so I go by the maxim that a little of what you fancy does you good.

Andy is coming on in leaps and bounds. The bruising on his stomach is fading by the day and he is sleeping a lot better. There is still some internal pain but that is well managed with painkillers. The only thing is his not being able to get comfortable when sitting due to the catheter so he has to keep doing the rounds of different chairs and cushions to help with that. I'm sure that situation will improve greatly after Friday.

I expect Ruby will be wanting the dolls out today so I will go and get them out ready for her.

Hope you are all having a fab day.



  1. Dear Sheila:

    Nice to have a name to put to your hubby and so pleased he is coming along nicely.

    Thanks for your reply to my comment yesterday explaining how your heating system works. I can honestly say that I have learned quite a lot from reading blogs about life in England that is or was different to the way that I grew up.

    You honestly can not get better than English sausages, the best in the world! I have good memories of my mum and her chip pan. Enjoy Ruby.

    Your blog friend,


  2. Shelia if you decide on the oil system you would need to have a oil storage tank put outside and then a boiler somewhere indoors. The pipework could then all be adjusted to carry the water from the boiler to the radiators. We have a combination boiler that does the hot water as well. You would n't have to move out it only takes a couple of days work for an engineer. Hope that helps. Enjoy your time with Ruby.

  3. So glad to hear hubby is on the mend and it's nice to put a name to him as well :)

    Sounds like he's receiving excellent care at home even down to the provision of jelly and ice-cream, the lucky man. It's surprising how much time it takes up looking after somebody's needs. I don't know about you but I always find there's lots of food preparation involved in a patient's recovery whether they eat it or not. Hope you are managing to put your feet up occasionally and looking after yourself as well. xx


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