Oh, before I forget, the list of apple and pear varieties
Doyenne de Comice
Cox’s Orange Pippin
*unknown variety, grown in customer’s garden*
I was a bit late in this morning, as the envelope I’d thought contained my papers for this afternoon’s meeting didn’t and it took me ten minutes to find it. Well, to be strictly accurate, the Sage finally found it. But Eileen had done what she could, which was a great deal but didn’t include putting up the shelves as she’s several inches shorter than I am and it’s all a stretch for me.
In the afternoon, the chairman and vice-chairman were re-elected. This could have been worse; I could have been *promoted*.
Tim was absolutely lovely and got in everything while I counted the (meagre) takings. Half yesterday’s – but yesterday was a good day. It balances.
Ro came in and asked if he could help with dinner? “Ten minutes late?” he wondered. But no, I found him a job preparing carrots. He wondered whether to prepare the whole bunch. I pondered. “I’ll eat three” I said, “do what you think for Dad and yourself, oh and I’ll eat a couple more while dinner’s cooking. Would you like some cheese on a corn cake, I’ve just had some?” “Oh, it wouldn’t be fair to tempt you.” “That’s all right, I won’t be tempted. I’ll have carrots.” So he prepared the carrots for me and I prepared the cheese for him and poured us each a glass of wine. But I was greedy. I didn’t stop at two or three raw carrots (he’d done the whole bunch after all).
When I turned round, he snorted with laughter. “It is a bit Edward Carrot Hands, isn’t it?” I admitted. “That’s what I was thinking, you’re holding those carrots out like fingers.
Al is a little better now, but still feels a bit woozy, not surprisingly as he hasn’t eaten for a couple of days. I have offered to go in in the morning and he can see how he feels and maybe come in later to work. If he were employed, he’d certainly take the rest of the week off, but the self-employed don’t have that luxury. On the other hand, they are their own masters, and that’s worth more if that’s what you value.