Keith has been dreaming up names to call me.
Because he has arthritis or rheumatiz or something in his shoulders and can't raise his arms to do his coat collar, he gets Heineken (me) to do it because I can "Reach the parts others cannot".
Paddy O'Dors is another one he has dreamed up because I yell it out every time he lets the dog out for a wee walk. Don't get it? Just say it!
I had to get the gas engineer to come out and fix the central heating today. It conked out yesterday morning so there was 24 hours with no heating and no hot water. It happens every year that just when the weather is at its coldest it all goes off. This year was even worse than last; the temperature in the house dropped to 12°C. I have never known it below 17° and I don't mind telling you I was a little afraid in case any pipes burst. But they didn't, and the guy turned up, and all's well that ends well........
Bit difficult getting the Christmas shopping done. I can't ride my chair up to town because of the ice - it slides all over the place. I thought I would be clever and order stuff online EXCEPT we haven't had any post for more than a week because the Post Office won't let postmen deliver it in case they should break their bones. And sue, maybe? Keith went to post me a couple of snail mails yesterday and said the post box was stuffed full - no collections either!
Today he went to the Post Office to send something by Recorded Delivery and it cost him £5.50. Full marks to the counter clerk who, when Keith said "By gum, that's expensive", came straight back, right off the top of his head, with "Well not really. You could have posted it to next door and it would still have cost £5.50."