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You know you're getting old when you're excited by...

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vampirequeen Thu 11-Feb-21 10:44:49

...a new freezer.

I've got one coming on Sunday. I'm so excited which when you think about it is so sad. It's not that our old one broke it's just a bit too small. This one will give me the extra space I need. When I was younger I got excited about Christmas, birthdays, holidays, nights out, nights in, fun things in general. Now it's a freezer hmm

NotSpaghetti Thu 11-Feb-21 10:48:18

I was married young. I didn't have a fridge in my early homes. A new freezer would always have been exciting!

Ashcombe Thu 11-Feb-21 10:48:27

..... having my first Covid 19 vaccination today! After the nurse from my surgery rang me yesterday, I shed tears of joy!

timetogo2016 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:48:29

Same here vq.
Just ordered another airfryer and can`t wait for the door to be knocked.
I wonder if /when lockdown is over will i still be the same ?.

Greyduster Thu 11-Feb-21 10:51:21

I remember getting excited about my first front loading washing machine. I used stand and watch the washing going round; it was better than the tele!

Peasblossom Thu 11-Feb-21 10:54:06

We got excited about yesterday’s delivery of rat poison😬😱

vampirequeen Thu 11-Feb-21 10:55:18

Rat poison...have your neighbours upset you that much during lockdown grin

timetogo2016 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:56:37

That made me LOL Peasblossom, thanks.

Ro60 Thu 11-Feb-21 10:58:19

😂 this reminded me of an occasion years ago when I had a day out shopping & spent more time & money in Lakeland Plastics rather than the beautiful clothes shops.
Right now I'd be Very excited to holiday, night out - yes fun things in general. 😂😂
Enjoy your new Frezzer 😂

Witzend Thu 11-Feb-21 10:59:19

Yes, the first jab was the most exciting thing to happen in this house for ages! (Not exactly in this house, but you know what I mean.)

I was nearly as excited when a nice new circular knitting needle was delivered - express for £2 extra. I’d had to bin an old one inherited from my mother, complete with the knitting I’d started on it, since it was rough and impossible to work with.

Sara1954 Thu 11-Feb-21 11:00:07

My daughter and her three children are currently living with us. If they all go out at the same time, I am beyond excitement!

vampirequeen Thu 11-Feb-21 11:02:23

Sara1954...I'm not sure I could give up my peace and quiet for anyone these days so I totally understand your excitement grin

Nannan2 Thu 11-Feb-21 11:02:30

Im getting a bit excited about the new washer coming tomorrow! And any other (smaller) household stuff ive ordered in lockdown.Thing is, by time they arrive and we have 'left them aside' for a few days, the excitement fizzles down abit.😐

Callistemon Thu 11-Feb-21 11:05:14

A new kettle and toaster.
I keep admiring them when I go into the kitchen (sad)

Nannan2 Thu 11-Feb-21 11:10:06

Sara1954- i know what you mean- on a day when both my youngest sons were at college and uni ON SAME DAYS i used to enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast, and me& the cat then had whole day entirely to ourselves to do with as we wanted, just enjoying peace& quiet.Not done that for over a year now....😐 (theyre good lads, but still, its not the same as a day just to yourself is it) 🤔

Nannan2 Thu 11-Feb-21 11:18:32

Greyduster- haha, yes i did that too, back then, as even when i was first married & then had first child i still only had an electric roller washer(1980) then progressed to a twintub (still hard work) then a 'real' washer- i also noticed my middle child, as a baby, was fascinated by sitting watching it go round if id put him in his babychair while i got on with the washing! 😂 (unfortunately he was never tempted to do his own stuff as he got older)😅

Davida1968 Fri 12-Feb-21 10:39:54

I have a new (warm) hat on its way! It will be very unflattering, but should provide ears/head cosiness plus wind protection, for when I'm out on walks. (Sad, or what?!)

TrendyNannie6 Fri 12-Feb-21 10:41:06

I get excited about every parcel I receive sad or what! It doesn’t have to be anything big, I love the unwrapping it’s like Christmas, and putting it out on display whatever it is, 😂😂

Daffydilly Fri 12-Feb-21 10:45:45

Comfy shoes.

Peasblossom Fri 12-Feb-21 10:47:47

I think I’ve got one of those random COVID tests just come through the post? That’s exciting.

Usually we leave everything on the mat for three days. Do you think I should open it straightaway?

Sonatina7 Fri 12-Feb-21 10:48:02

I am excited by just joining gransnet. I never knew it would be so funny and make me laugh so much. You all seem to have a brilliant sense of humour. It's the best tonic ever in lockdown.

tiredoldwoman Fri 12-Feb-21 10:50:12

I get excited if I get my washing out , dried and ironed in the same day !

Larsonsmum Fri 12-Feb-21 10:51:53

....a new jigsaw....or 4 arriving from The Works!!

spottybook Fri 12-Feb-21 10:52:28

A set of new saucepans a few weeks ago. I love using them! Whatever would my 18 year old self have thought?

FannyCornforth Fri 12-Feb-21 10:52:58

This has reminded me of when I was on holiday in Goa a good few years back.
I really enjoyed watching the adverts on the local TV, they were fascinating and obviously tell you a lot about society.
The adverts for fridges were the stand out ones and were amazing. Whole families, and especially women, would dance around the white goods in unabashed ecstacy. Fridge freezers were obviously the aspirational purchase.
And you can imagine why - they'd be an absolute life changer in that climate.