Sunday 11 March 2012: Snuggly Ladybird
Today has been quite eventful....
This morning I started with scanning three houses with the thermal imaging camera. To be honest like most houses I've done they had done all the right things, curtains and blinds, loft insulation and so on. You can always make small tips but it's probably not going to make a huge difference. I did remind everyone about the Insulate Hampshire scheme and told anyone where it didn't look like they had cavity wall insulation to give them a ring and arrange a free inspection and possible free insulation.
When I got home we had breakfast. After that it was time to put the battery back in the car. We normally use the train to get to and from work, but last week we had decided to go by car and the darn thing didn't want to start. As we only use it now and then and the symptoms sounded like a battery that wasn't full, we took it off yesterday and left it on trickle charge for 12 hours. After breakfast we put it back and the car started first time. Woot!
We decided the car probably needed a run. Being eco-concious we used the trip to take a lot of waste to the council waste processing centre in town and stop off on route to check on the progress of the community orchard we planted. The orchard was looking all well and healthy - which is good!
The blip is a picture of a ladybird (7 spot) nestling up against the black rubber tree tie. It's normal behaviour for them to find somewhere like this to sleep. I'm guessing it was probably warming up in the sun before it went for a fly.
After the tip, we went for a bike ride. Good trip, about 90 minutes and lovely weather. When we got back I went off to scan the final house for the day and my better half repeated the bike cycle looking for her house keys which had disappeared between locking the front door on the way out and arriving on the way back!
When I got home a few hours later I found my better half in the bath (lowest volume standard bath you can buy) having a well deserved soak. She had now done 3 hours on the bike and the keys never left the house - they had fallen on the lawn just before we set off right at the start...
Time for bed now - night, night blippers!