Monday, 16 February 2009

Household Journal

This is following on from an idea I saw on another blog.

You have a folder which contains all the important phone numbers and account information. It can also contain your master grocery list, which contains all the items you would normally buy on a monthly basis.

This folder can be as complex as you like or as simple as you like.

I'm going to have a simple one which will have a sheet with all the names, account numbers and payment dates of all our monthly bills.

Then I will have a sheet with the annual bills

And finally people like the coalman and chimney sweep who are ongoing bills but we still need to contact them.

I find I never put all these numbers in my address book and then have to rumage around to find the phone number and or account number when it is required.

Friday, 13 February 2009

More Snow

We have had more snow, it started yesterday lunchtime and continued into the night.

The boys and their friends had a great time building snowmen and having snowball fights.

But by the time it was bedtime the snow had turned to rain and so this morning it is just a slushy mess on the ground which will get everything wet.

My main problem with weather like this is getting my laundry dry as I do not own a tumble dryer.

I have an indoor airer and put some on there to dry in the warmth of the house it is then finished off over the radiators as it just need airing; the excess wet clothing last night got draped over some plastic chairs and left in the room in front of the coal fire when we went to bed, lovely and dry this morning.

Dave is having a few days off next week as it is half term and the boys are off school and we are hoping we can get some jobs done in the garden weather permitting; we want to get the greenhouse put together so we can grow salad stuff this year.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Snow Day

Both boys have been sent home due to the snow.

As we are rural and teachers have to travel to get into school, and the bus company had stated they might not be able to bring the children home at the end of the day.

It was ok for us as I work at DS2's school during lunchtime, but I appreciate it is not as easy for other parents who had already gone to work and will have to go home.

As I type the snow has turned into a sleety rain, but more snow is forcast later, so we will see what happens.