A very cold and frosty start this morning, but there's a bit of sunshine forecast for today, mixed with clouds. Next week is forecast to be much warmer, but changeable. I had a look at the long range forecast - the first week of March looks bright and sunny, temperatures of 10-12 deg, so not really warm but it should feel warmer in bright sunshine. So we might even stay a couple of days at the caravan, rather than just going for a few hours. Depends on the weather really, long range forecasts can never be taken as gospel.
The big freezer was defrosted and everything put back tidily, a couple of things got thrown out as they'd been in the freezer too long and were so iced up it was almost impossible to tell what they were. Lots of empty space in there now it's all tidy and organised, so we're going to do a stock up frozen food shop today. Husband's car is back, the work (something to do with bearings I think) having been done successfully and no other problems found.
I'm happy to say that I've been granted Carers Allowance, so a nice backdated lump sum has gone into my bank account this morning, that was quick! It's nice to know that everything I've been doing for husband for the last couple of years has been recognised. I'm going to use the lump sum to buy a 2-seater sofa bed so we can get rid of our big 3-seater sofa, and possibly an air fryer too. We'll go to Taunton (the nearest big town with lots of shops, including a Lakeland and a big charity furniture shop) to have a look for both things. We'll go the week after next - next week is school half term, so it'll be too busy in the town and elsewhere, so we won't be going out much.
The sun is coming up and there's a lovely glowing pink sky, it makes it feel good to be alive. I'm going to spend this weekend doing a thorough overhaul of our finances, and setting up a couple of standing orders to transfer money monthly into savings accounts.
That is good news, Sooze. Your plans for the money are good, too. It's so easy to fritter away a nice lump sum. Having something specific to buy is always a good idea. It certainly looks spring-like, but still blimmin' cold at times! Still, spring is just around the corner and your lovely caravan is waiting. xxReplyDelete
It does feel good to be recognised for the work you do as a carer, and it feels even better to see a regular amount going into savings each month, even if it has to be used for regular projects, it's good to save.ReplyDelete
Great news. I need a new sofa…look forward to seeing a pic of yoursReplyDelete
Brilliant news and great that it's back-dated. I tend to avoid the shops and town centre during the school holidays too, if I do need anything from the supermarket I go nice and early before the children are even out of their beds.ReplyDelete
Good heavens your world is finally turning in the right direction....how far you've come in a few months time! :)ReplyDelete
Great news Sooze. You certainly deserve recognition for all you did as a caregiver.ReplyDelete
Wonderful news on the allowance and getting it backdated as well is great.ReplyDelete
That's good news on the back dated allowance Sooze. I bet it was a lovely surprise.ReplyDelete