Today has been pretty grotty weather wise, cool, damp and grey so I have stayed indoors.
P went to the tip first thing to get rid of several sacks of garden waste. On the way home he picked up a bag of chocolate and hazelnut doughnuts for the railway repairmen, who are supposed to be finishing off the track job today, probably. They were quite happy with their elevenses goodies.
Later on, the foreman came up the drive to ask P if he wanted some of the visqueen sheeting they have been using as they have a roll left over. He thought it would be useful to put over the ground before P covers the new parking space with his stones and gravel. We have ended up with a huge roll of it, which will come in very useful I am sure.
After lunch they asked if they could bring their truck up our drive with the heavy duty power washer on the trailer as they needed to jet wash the track. Our drive is above the track so it is easier for them to park up here and wash the track below them.
While that was going on, the delivery men turned up with our new shower enclosure screen. They had been unable to bring their delivery van along our road as the railway workers' digger and heavy equipment was blocking the junction so the two guys had to park on the main road, several hundred yards away, and carry the two very heavy packages on their shoulders all the way to our house and up our steep driveway. Amazingly they were still quite cheerful and didn't grumble at all, at least not to our faces! When P tried to lift just one of the packages he could hardly move it. We have sent a message to their company praising them for their excellent service.
I had messaged the Government Planning Office over the weekend asking about the original plans for the conversion of our house. An email arrived this morning from a very helpful lady saying that she has retrieved the relevant microfiche from their records and it will be in their reception for us to call in and view any time this week. How's that for service?
All we need now is for the weather to improve a little.