Secondly our grandson Oscar was so much better today. Iwona phoned the nursery this morning to inform them of Oscars condition, only to be told that 8 children all had the same symptoms over the weekend, and all had an overnight stay in hospital, Then another 10 kids were sent home this morning all with high temperature and coughing. This has turned out to be a very aggressive virus.
So today the petrol driven shredder arrived. We had to get rid of the trees and shrubs I had cut down last week and a shredder was the cheapest option. The first thing Ian did was to start it. Wow!!! Talk about noisy!!! No mention, when it was ordered, about needing ear defenders or eye protectors. There was no way I could stand next to it without bursting my eardrums,and as Colin had none of the above, Ian went to B&Q to purchase the items. Once fully kitted up I set to shredding the branches. That's when the neighbours started to complain. I cant say I blame them. I wouldn't want that noise for hours on end. Iwona had to apologies profusly but she did point out she was not to know just how loud it would be. The lady was still not happy and wanted us to stop. Trouble was Iwona had payed for the use of the machine for 24 hours and promised that we would get rid of the branches as quickly as possible. I did hurry as much as I could but it still took me the best part of 4 hours before the lot was gone.
|Very fetching headgear|