The whole world seems to be in a panic, with the stock market crashing and the banks failing. Glad I don’t have a mortgage and I am not saving for retirement or else things would be pretty sticky. However, I did make the mistake of placing half my savings into the Halifax only to wake up the following day to the news that they were bankrupt! Luckily, with accounts being on line I transferred the lot back into my FirstDirect account (close thing). Unfortunately, by the time I had cashed in a stocks and shares ISA the market crash had well and truly eaten into my profits, but that also is now on deposit in FirstDirect. Worrying times when Bankers don’t trust each other to lend money!
So what have we been up to? Sue has been busy working (supply work) nearly every day. I also did a couple of supply days at Farndon Fields (really enjoyable). Jamie has been quietly getting on with his life (for once), and is still going out with Harriet. Sarah is enjoying her Air Cadets, taking part in swimming galas, organising the local film club and attending school.
I went up to Thurcroft (last week), and spent 3 days with Nan. Charlotte and Lucas came over for one of the days. The weather was fine and I managed to dig up the potatoes and then dig over the garden ready for winter. Nan was fit and healthy and already started to think about Christmas!
This week I have painted (red) all the outside doors and tiled a wall in the Utility Room. I took my time and I think I did a good job, no need to rush now. We have decided to change the gas fire in the lounge into a multi fuel burer and choosing one and organising it has taken up quite a lot of mine and Sue’s time. Hopefully it will be in place by the end of November. It should reduce our gas bills!
Suraj had some bad news on Friday. His father had a heart attack and was in Coventry Hopsital, he is not expected to survive. At the moment he is still at the hospital along with his brothers and sisters. Charlotte and Lucas are in Newark (Charlotte has a heavy cold).
Last night I had a phone call (a long one!) from Chris Tippets. He is an old College friend, he retired a few years ago. It was nice chatting about life, two grumpy old men putting the world to rights!!!!!

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