Thursday, 9 October 2014

Weather For Frogs Maybe.......

Photo Copyright: Maggie May


There's a real feel of Autumn in the weather now and we've had much cooler, shorter days and our share of rain and high winds too. I guess that is fine for frogs and ducks..... but I like it a bit warmer.
I'm glad of the new central heating that we had installed during the summer, though I'll have to ask our son, Sam, to show us how to operate the settings as I am a technophobe about such things. For the time being, though, I can work it manually, which is sufficient for now.

For those who are wondering about the slugs coming into the kitchen (look at my last post), I think I've solved the problem. I have put cardboard in the gaps between the bottom of the units and the floor. It was such a small space that I wouldn't have thought that a slug could make itself that small. They will eventually eat through the card but I have lots more. Of course, it doesn't explain how they got in under the units in the first place as I can't see any possible place from outside. Other people tell me they're having the same problem, which helps a bit.

Harry's health is much the same. We get good days and bad but on the whole, we're still in a good routine. If I can keep things ticking away like this, we'll be fine. 
Today is my day off, when his carer comes to sit with him. It's not quite so appealing to be out in the colder weather, but I guess I'll find plenty of indoor things to do and will wrap up warm.
I have some shopping to do and then I'll have a little think.........

15 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Where do you do your thinking? Jon always does his in the bath - I can tell by the time he takes whether or not he is thinking about something.

Gosia k said...

Nice to hear you have had the new central heating. But I hate frogs

rosaria williams said...

Yes, you must find things to do even in bad weather.

Hilary said...

Sometimes all you can do is plug up holes and keep the uglies out. Hugs to you, Maggie.

Wendy said...

How nice that you have central heating to keep you snuggly warm! I don't like cold either!

So pleased to hear that Harry's health is holding - and your own too.

Shopping, coffee or tea, a good book - all indoor things that work well on a cold day.
Hugs

Leilani Lee said...

I used to keep a bucket of chopped corn by the back door to feed the birds, and one morning I noticed 4 or 5 slugs had come in the house and were inside the bucket eating the corn.How they got in wasn't such a mystery because there was about a 1/4-inch gap at the bottom of the storm door. Cold weather gives one an excuse for staying in and reading book or whatever one likes to do to relax...

Rethink Street said...

Hi Maggie, yes it's definitely cooling down isn't it? Hope you stay warm :-)

Rose said...

Glad to hear you've solved the slug problem. It could be the damp weather that's bringing them inside; I have found some millipedes, or at least I think that's what they are, in the basement lately. The last time they came in the house I discovered that they like wet weather, which we've had plenty of this fall. You're going to appreciate that central heating this winter!

Shammickite said...

The froggie is sweet but I draw the line at slugs, yuk. It's been cool here in my part of Canada, not quite cold enough to turn the furnace on yet..... but once I turn the heating on I am so appreciative of a warm house!

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm glad you solved the slug problem, or at least slowed them down. Also, I'm so glad you get a day to yourself. Take care.

Akelamalu said...

I'm missing summer already and the weather isn't too bad yet. :(

Glad to hear Harry is holding up. xx

Secret Agent Woman said...

It's been raining endlessly here. I'm hoping for a little dry stretch soon!

Secret Agent Woman said...

It's been raining endlessly here. I'm hoping for a little dry stretch soon!

Jackie said...

Hugs to you and to Harry....
Miss you, but wanted you to know that you are always in my thoughts.
Love,
J.

Mage said...

Hi Maggie, I'm a friend of Tabor's and discovered you there. I'm Maggie too.
There's a foam product you can get at an home store, and you can fill the cracks with it to keep them out. We have Silverfiish...which eat paper and books. Oh, Horror.