Friday, 11 September 2009

I'm leaving the country

That's it. I've had enough. I'm going.

On Monday morning I loaded up the washing machine and pressed the buttons to set it going. The lights came on, but it refused to work. This was all I needed as we are going away on Saturday and before we go there will be a fair amount of washing to do. Washing machine repair man No 1 said that he would be round on Monday afternoon but did not turn up. Repair man No 2 arranged to come on Tuesday afternoon and kept to his word.

Late Monday afternoon I had a phone call asking me to work on Tuesday to cover sick leave. 'Sorry' I said 'my car is going into the garage.' 'I am sure that we can pay for a taxi' the little voice on the other end of the phone said. 'I am not supposed to be working tomorrow. I've got a hair appointment and I have already had to cancel it twice.' I know how important these hair appointments are. I had a quick chat with husband and agreed to work a few hours to help out. About half an hour later both husband and I realise that there was more to Tuesday than a car and washing machine repair and that we have tied ourselves in knots. Never mind, we manage to work something out.

By Tuesday evening the driver's door window of my car was opening once again for an eye watering cost of £xy1.70 and the washing machine was repaired for about a quarter of the cost of the car repair.

Now we are just about all ready to go away and we shall be off to the Emerald Isle on Saturday morning.

Whilst I am away I shall leave you a photograph of this stunning dahlia which has just come out into flower in our garden. Hope it is still flowering when we get home.

Back in ten days.

16 comments:

Maggie May said...

Why do all these things go wrong just as you are about to go away? It is always the same! Happened to us with the electrics going wrong.

Have a great time.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Have a lovely time. No washing for ten days!! Hooray! x

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Have a wonderful time! We'll be here when you get back! ~Janine XO

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Hope you have a wonderful time CW. What a beautiful flower by the way. Linda

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Have a wonderful time !
Say "good morning to the little people".
Flower is spectacular.....

French Fancy said...

Hair appointments take priority over almost everything in life barring things medical. You were a Good Person to even pospone it twice.

By now you are relaxing in a beautiful part of the world (I know it's also equally lovely where you live btw :) - have a good time, you deserve it

Scriptor Senex said...

Have a super break.

CG said...

Oh dear!! You have had a tricky time before your departure! Hope you have a wonderful trip.

Moannie said...

Happy holidays, at least the washing machine will be ready for all the laundry you will bring back with you. Hehe!

Akelamalu said...

Glad it all worked out in the end, have a great time. x

Carol said...

Have a wonderful break!! 'See' you when you get back :-)

C x

Rob-bear said...

Does your life feel like a disaster looking for a place to happen? Sigh!

I hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland and that the Leprechauns share some gold with you.

Gloria said...

Hi there, I actually did leave the country some three years ago to live in Spain. Still have our house in London although I'm not sure when we'll be back. Is nice though to have found a blog by someone in England and I love your style of writing. I'm hooked!!! Am going to follow you 'cos I think it's going to be fun. Hope you have a fabulous break and see you when you return.

I'm fairly new to blogging so hope you'll give my blog a try. It's varied and I try to keep it fun. Some of my earlier postings are more personal and they appear to be very popular.

Was the flower still blooming on your return? :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I certainly hope the ten days are more fun and cost less than your preparations to go!
Have fun!

cheshire wife said...

Gloria - thank you for visiting my blog. The dahlia now has several enormous blooms on it.

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