Of all the things to ration water must be the worst. Frequently I found myself thinking of those people who don’t have water on tap. It doesn’t hurt to reflect and to realise how fortunate we are most of the time. Thankfully I did at least have water; it was getting rid of it that posed the problem.
Having to skimp on water is a pain when it comes to washing clothes but I have discovered that the local drycleaning/laundry outlet provides a fantastic service. I took a mixed load in and collected it next day, washed and dried and ready to put away. I have to say that the towels came back softer than I get them in my washing machine, probably because mine has a small drum so the washing doesn’t get tossed around so much. I haven’t worked out the difference in cost, but I know that running a washer, dryer, and iron, plus having to purchase soap and softener etc, is astronomical. The laundry bill was relatively cheap at £7 all done. I’m already stacking up the next load because the drain pipe won’t be replaced for a couple of weeks. Think of all the energy I’m saving.
Well, after the recent cold, foggy weather we're now promised rain. What I want is for the sun to emerge through the gloom. Me being a chilly soul, I need the sun to warm the house through. Besides I want to get out in the garden and see how my rough patch has fared over the winter months. I know by the blossom on the trees that things are moving out there. I did nip out the other day and grab a couple of fallen twigs from the cherry tree. In just a day of standing in a vase of water on the kitchen window sill the blossom started to show. This is another example of how vital water is because the blossom is nearly open and almost ready to be photographed. Blossom in the Kitchen ... doesn't that sound like the title of a book?
Pretty soon I shall be changing my comment facility from Blogger to Disqus. I have already done it on my WI blog and although no-one has actually commented yet I have been told that it seems quite easy to do. I know that because Ron changed over and I can leave comments on his blog AND receive comment notification by email which is important to me. I also like the fact that I can respond to comments directly from email without having to go back to a particular blog. I also believe (I could be wrong) that the system will remove a lot of spam that I’m getting on a daily basis. This morning deleted eleven spam emails and eight more that were directly filtered into the trash can.
Newcomers won’t need to give their email address if they don’t want to, they can simply sign on as a guest. In my opinion that’s so much nicer than going ‘anonymous’.
Ron will correct me if any of these points are wrong. I couldn't have gone down this route if he hadn't been kind enough to guide me through it. I really appreciate having his help. Thank you, Ron.
I hope my friends will enjoy using Disqus when I finally get it installed on this blog. I thought I would do it after the serialisation of Trust Not The Vow in case I lose a few folk. I sincerely hope that won’t be the case ‘cause I love you all.