I missed a parcel the other day which doesn’t happen a lot. I have a great postman and he always knows where to leave something or will seek a neighbour for me but he took a day off. I know!! How how dare he have a holiday when I was having a package delivered. Blimey he deserved it, they work so hard our posties but my stand in postie didn’t manage to get my attention for the needed signature for this package and took it back to the depot.
Oh we all hate it don’t we? When the post goes back to the big depot, I dread seeing the card through the door that says you can collect from the main post office. If your main post office is anything like our it’s a pain to go to, not a lot of parking and no one ever fancies going to chase after the post. I was actually in at the time it was delivered but I must have been out the back and my doorbell doesn’t work.
So what did I do? Well firstly I just arranged a redelivery as far as the parcel was concerned. It wasn’t the Crown Jewels, only a roll of ribbon but a well travelled roll of ribbon. I then thought it was time to get my doorbell sorted. It hasn’t worked for years but I do tend to find the odd person looking a little fed up that I haven’t got to the door sooner. Now though……as Anita Ward sang ‘ You Can Ring My Bell…….
I bought a new wireless doorbell……yes from Amazon but for a bargain price of £7.64. For this you get the push button device which attaches easily to the outside of the house and then a receiver which pairs up with the button and it’s as easy as that. You can fix the receiver to a wall or just stand it up on a shelf. I have got it free standing at the moment as I think it’s great to be able to move it around, especially if wondering out into the garden. The receiver also chimes, flashes a light or you can switch the chime off and have it just flashing. This I’ve realised is great when I’ve got my headphones on and I keep the receiver close by. I really do sound as if a million people come round but they don’t I’m afraid I’m just conscious of missing the postie.
It’s brilliant and I’m really impressed. The receiver takes two AA batteries (not included) and the push button part takes a CR2 battery which is included. It has a range of 100 metres (300 feet) and 36 CD quality chimes, even Christmas carols for a festive feel. If I can get it set up and sorted then frankly anyone can. I have just got to let the novelty wear off now and stop myself goinging out and ringing it. The first day was me saying ‘listen kids’ and running out side to press the bell. I know sad eh? I’ll be ok after I’ve had it for about a week.
So hopefully no more missed parcels and no missed visitors. I wonder if there have been people out side pressing the doorbell and I’ve never realised…..oh missed opportunities or maybe it’s been a blessing…..I’ll find out eh?
The link is at the end of this post for this doorbell from Amazon (affiliated)…..if you’re due to update your ringer then go for it, I can recommend this. There was a promotion on at the time I ordered this item and so I did purchase it at a slightly discounted price. The price as of today is £8.99 now but still worth every penny.
Thanks for reading today……join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now…….
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What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.