Yesterday the scaffolding (for the new roof to be done) was going up, the men were supposed to arrive early, around 8 am. We'd decided to go shopping, taking Betty with us (she'd be doing her guard dog duty, running around the house and barking at the men outside in the garden if we left her at home). Husband of course stayed with her in the car (he sits in the boot with the door open, Betty likes watching the world go by) whilst I did the shopping by myself - which I prefer to do. Well, they didn't come, and no phone call to inform us either. I guess the rain in the morning put them off, although it had stopped by lunchtime.
The window man came as arranged though, to measure up for the new windows which are to be fitted in August. Although we're not paying for the windows (the Landlord is), I was pleasantly surprised to find that we did have some choices - types of window openings, style of front door (the other 3 houses owned by our Landlord have all had/are having full glazed front door, whereas I wanted a half glazed). We could also choose the pattern for the obscure glass in the bathroom and front door.
I'm assuming the scaffolders will be coming today, fine weather is forecast so they can't use the weather as an excuse. If they do arrive, then I'd thought we could go out again with Betty. I need a few things from a garden centre anyway, and we could sit outside with Betty for a coffee, and then take her for a walk. Only it appears husband has now made plans to go and mow the lawns for 2 of the neighbours 😒
As to when the new roof is actually being done....we don't know, all the Landlord could say was 'within the next few days'. Typical Somerset.....'sometime when' being a familiar phrase here. I'm hoping they'll do the roof next week when we're at the van - neither Betty nor I would cope very well with the noise.
Husband has a GP appointment this afternoon, I'll be packing again for the caravan, we're off there again tomorrow. Not too much to pack, as we both have clothes there and I left plenty of food in the cupboards and fridge, as we knew we'd be back there again this week.