Now listen here 2021!

09 Jan

How has it been for you so far?? Really! Well I say…..

Me? Well let’s see, it’s frigging freezing and I’ve that niggling nasal drip making the throat feel suspect, is it a head cold wanting to brew or just changing temperatures doing their thing or something far more suspicious. After a zoomy chat with a hospital consultant, letters are being sent as no one from my GP Surgery has contacted me about the requested pneumonia vaccination and to remind them I’m highly vulnerable and need a home visit for any jabs. Grocery delivery slots are getting snapped as quick as they are released, good job I’m still eligible for the eight hour priority slots. Several of the carers with the agency I use and likely ones I see have tested positive for CoVid and today my front door has decided no one shall pass.

It decided to be sticky of a morning and we put it down to the colder than a witches tit night temperatures, as it wasn’t a problem during the rest of the day. This morning my beefy stout carer semi hurled herself at it so I messaged my awesome superhero Neph thinking it might just need some WD40 and a stern talking to. Neph rocks up in a shortsleeved tee shirt (I’m sure he’s part polar bear) and when I suggested he lock the door and feel how it’s sticking, did so and it stucked stuck.

Not very does often he get a perplexed expression on his face but as he fedangled the lock, huffed the handle mechanism, brute yanked the door, perplexion indeed crossed his face. “hmm, I don’t think it’s the mushroom, more like the bolt not lifting in the spag at the middle”. Well I think that’s what he said, it all sounded a bit wigwam for a ducks bridle to me.

Now I’m not saying that Facebook can predict the future but across the past few weeks there was been an ad appearing for “Panes In The Glass” a local small business advertising window repairs, hinge greasing, lock maintenance etc, I read their reviews and recognised the van so they’ve been to my area before. It’s getting late on a Saturday afternoon so thought, mentally prepare to leave a message which I did and within two minutes he called back and after spouting forth about spags and mushrooms he thought “it might be the gearbox” (don’t you just love the variety of technical language). After a discussion about what is likely involved and how things will go, weather permitting and if Murphy can keep his law to himself, on Monday a very nice man is going to try and fix it.

Now let’s hope the carers due across the next couple of days get the message to use the back door. 🤞

We haven’t even reached double digit January yet and already 2021 is being a 🤬. Although I did managed to get a surprise treat to BFF, some strictly not birthday flowers some just because flowers (it’s her birthday in a couple of days and she told me to only send a card). And a special kitty cat in Switzerland sent me some new year wishes 😸.

Sure hope I get a fantastic prize after passing all these tests.


Posted by on January 9, 2021 in Life, people


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6 responses to “Now listen here 2021!

  1. menhir1

    January 9, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Gee Anne-Marie, it’s just as well you are tenacious. It’s not enough to be compos mentus. It’s just a shame that your inoculations are lagging.behind schedule and the nice man couldn’t get to you a wee bit hastier to service your door lock etc. Really good of the Polar Bear to try and shoulder-in his barred way.

    Did NMC have anything to do with special wishes from afar furry relative……telepathy might need a sentry at the front door to deal with delivery people and visitors. How about an exciting bit of AI……artificial intelligence to you and me in the form of a friendly robot.

    BFF will love the flowers.


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    • AnneMarie

      January 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      BFF was on the phone with me when she opened the box, she said “is this box anything to do with you” one of those unanswerable questions, can’t say yes spoil the surprise, can’t say no as it’s a lie but no comment resulted in “you did!”

      It’s a fellow blogger with the gorgeous kitty cat, during lockdown #1 she was often in blog photos or mentioned ‘assisting’ in the home office.

      Fortunately Nephew was inside when it happened otherwise he’d have had to break in, literally!


  2. sula362

    January 9, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    oh dear, it sounds not easy at all. Having carers going down with covid is not good. Maybe you need someone to come and stay with you for a few weeks again. I would send Kitty, but she would be no help whatsoever.

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    • AnneMarie

      January 9, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      I’d love kitty to come snuggle with me, but she might not be that good at wheeling me about 😹

      Liked by 1 person

      • sula362

        January 9, 2021 at 7:42 pm

        I am pretty sure she would be useless, although might like to ride with you while someone else does the wheeling.

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  3. snowbird

    January 11, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I hereby award you a prize for passing all those tests. Goodness!!! What is your door playing at??? I do hope you get that pneumonia jab and don’t develop a cold. Oh how worrying hearing your carers are getting covid, I do hope you are masked up to within an inch of your life. Good to know you are getting delivery slots. Ahhh, great that you got a pressie out to

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