i was in agony when i got up yesterday morning,really stiff and in pain. carpenter was due to come and fit replacement door between 1 and 4 so plenty of time. remember that for later, lol. now this is going to sound daft,but from bitter experience i know that the worse thing i can do when my back goes out is to keep sitting about. so i decided a light,nice clean gentle job would be just the thing to help. so. i cleaned the cooker. lol. and as it hadn't been done for ages, well. think i will say no more. it was awful. but i got it lovely and clean. and by end of it,was feeling bit easier.
now, remember carpenter??? he who was due 1 to 4??? arrived 9.45am. bit early??? he took old door off,took it outside and used it as template for new. simple. he finished it at 1.40. no comment. went off. when i checked,it's a solid door. great except it was so heavy mum couldn't slide it. odd. so. i removed the pelmet,covering the door gear,to find all the sliding bearings completely dry. now there was a tube of grease in the kit,when he fitted the other door,he had to come back next day, left his tools and everything in my hall,and i saw it. he hadn't bothered greasing bearings. so,i got mine,and did that. theres a screw goes right through door lock to outside pull handle, that was too thin, hadn't caught so he had stuck it !!!!! so replaced that with thick one. result, door pull that pulls and doesn'y pull off. the trim covering door gear at top of door,bit wood, was catching as door slid. removed that and repositioned it. and swore a lot. lol result??? door runs smoothly, locks, now thass a proper job. just 20 more minutes was all it took. please, can this now be last entry on the damn thing lol.
today, back is much improved, i went over to Hindolveston,the village i was born in and took wreath off my dads grave,took daffodils and put on his and grandparents graves, been pleasant day,reasonably mild. and it was good to get out and good to be able to walk without agony shooting through back. still sore and i am being careful. well............ lol.
ducky update. ok, you all let me down. no brilliant names so,they are now called jemimah jem for short and donald so there my adopted ducks. my names lol. little dears were quacking outside my bedroom window, at 5.45 this morning. was still dark. good job i get up then. feeding them at 6. were back for tea tonight at 6.30 lol oh well take care all