We went to a shop that sells toothbrushes and whirling blade personal grooming machines, for toothbrush heads for R's electric toothbrush. Out of stock. But I no complain.
We walked along Lonsdale Street. The sheer number of people! The noise level was horrendous with buses roaring past, construction site noise and concrete mixer trucks left, right and centre. But I no complain.
Coffee? All the tables taken. But I no complain.
We will eat elsewhere and come back. R had a small curry and I a small chicken, pesto and avocado salad. Too much salt in both and I am now thirsty and drinking iced water by the glass. But I no complain.
Instant coffee on special at Woolworths. We will grab that. R said he was positive he saw it in South Melbourne for $16, but no, in QV $17. But I no complain.
Finally a free table for coffee. R likes his coffee hot and I do not. I asked for his coffee to be hot and mine came boiling hot too. But I no complain.
Enough of town and busyness. Home on the tram. The driver had a lot to say, over the pa system, loudly. We don't really need to know the opening times of city department stores, the details of the Mothers Day fun run, or where trams had been diverted because of problem now that they were back to running normally, and every stop number and street. Every time she spoke, we had to pause our conversation as we couldn't hear over her. But I no complain.
Nice to be home, with the place filled with afternoon light, although the light makes the carpet look shabby, which it is. This time I did complain, and a nice young man came around last night and measured up for new carpet. We are still in a state of 'price shock'. As R says, my head for prices is very firmly set in the 1980s.
This is where the carpet is the worst. Nearly eleven years of the computer desk chair wheels rolling around has taken its toll. Please don't say mats, of matching carpet or otherwise. We don't like them. This will be the seventh carpet we will have had laid during our lives, the only difference being this time, we are paying someone to move the furniture around and to rip up and remove the old carpet.