Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Too early, too, too early this morning I crawled on my hands and knees down the Avenue to the museum. The warm welcome was not forthcoming, indeed they grumbled each time they fell over me without a word of apology. However I attended to my duties with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. This lasted about five minutes.
I had to endure a trip to Tesco to replace the yoghurt like milk in the fridge, a happy occupation mostly but today I bought my 'K' rations at the same time only to discover half the town was at the checkout when I arrived. The very attractive young lass in front of me with a weeks shopping allowed me very graciously to go ahead of her and this enabled me to make it back before opening time at the shop.
Then, once I had made my tea, sorted out the mess left by others Peggy, who told me she was on holiday for two weeks, arrived. She then lied about this but did produce another cup of tea which I managed to accept graciously.
Nothing then happened.
However there was a period of confusion over the distribution of leaflets to schools in the area which any man would have organised properly. I made this comment and was immediately and wrongly declared 'Enemy No 1' as women always react this way to honesty. That reminds me, who swiped the other bag of chox I placed on the desk?
Silence then ensued as nothing happened for a long time.
An occasional individual would appear, grumble and leave. Two visitors, two with queries, one phone call and nothing else happening was my day.
Taking the opportunity when the clouds parted slightly to attempt (with a real camera) to catch the Bees hovering around the garden I made off and in spite of a dozen blurred pictures obtained my goal, almost. These are the best I have managed for a while.
Fantastic to note all the pollen (if that's what it is) on the fur. Once long ago in Edinburgh I watched a Bee such as thee sit on the window sill and brush all this collection into the pockets on his legs before heading of to the Hive. That was one reason I wished to have a camera capable of such shots and today I almost found a decent shot.
I then checked the shop, sat down and waited...
I glanced at the work involved in preparing the next exhibition, realised how hard this was and returned to my place. So as my leaving time approached my replacement drove in and nothing was happening I began to organise my departure.
Peggy then arrived with a handful of small stools obtained from a type of Ikea shop. One table was placed in front of me and a pleading lady asked me to finish what she had started. Once finished she produced the others and this with five minutes before I left! Had I not been (on my own) struggling with the 'Allen key' I might have mentioned this ought to have been brought to my attention a wee bit earlier, like two hours ago! Three tables later I ran for the door before others arrived, ignoring the unpacked table behind me.
I slept like a log once I got home.