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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Winter Begins, Removing Damp and a Grumble

Firstly, a warm welcome to Debbie :)

We came home yesterday after our few days of luxury in Hereford rested, energised and a bit plumper :/  Never mind a few good walks will soon sort that out.  OH was out of the house for 6.30am to go to work but I had the luxury of a warm lie-in until 9am...bliss....
I opened the curtains to see our first frost of the year. It definitely feels chillier this morning so I am letting the streets air before I venture out for a bit of food shopping.  We don't need a great deal as we do our 'main' shop on Monday but we do need milk and some fresh veg. I will need to wrap up warmly.....


In our last house we had wooden window frames which I loved but here we have the dreaded UPVC which seem to gather moisture like wicks.  I needed my water sucking gadget to dry them off this morning.  It takes just seconds to dry them off with this....



And look what it sucked up from just 3 big windows, the water level is one mark below maximum capacity......


We also keep one of these in the kitchen. The blue liquid is moisture sucked from the air over a few weeks.  The refills are not particularly cheap to buy (about £6 for a pack of two) but I try to locate special offers and that gives 6 months of moisture removal from the kitchen.  It's much cheaper that dealing with damp in the home at a later date....


I have tried all kinds of damp removal devices over the years but these are my favourites so far.  What do you use, my friends?

I have tried to download a few holiday photos from my phone this morning but Windows 10 has decided not to play, yet again, I'm sure it hates me!  The feeling is rapidly becoming mutual ....grrr...

On the day we went away, Monday, I decided to post my BiL's birthday card as it's his birthday today. I only had a first class stamp so used that knowing he would get his card (and scratchcard) in plenty of time for his birthday.  I always put a return address on the back of the envelope too.  I was amazed and quite cross to find it lying, fully franked, on our mat when we got back yesterday.  I double checked that I had addressed it correctly, the stamp was still in place etc and took it to the local Post Office where the postmaster shook his head in disbelief at the failure of the system. Now dear BiL will not get his card in time and will think he's been forgotten. Good grief.....am I turning into a grumpy old woman?

Have a great day all, whatever you are doing x

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a nice break, when we had our own house the windows were always dripping wet it was a right pain, I have to wipe the ones here every morning as well. Roll on the Spring. I have had things I have posted be returned to me as well, it is so damned annoying . Take care xxx

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