Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday was a great day, until...............

I know what you are saying.............NOW WHAT!!!

As I said we had a great day, my dad and step-mum came up. My dad is great with wood, so he got busy making some shelves for my bathroom cupboard. He removed some rotten wood trim, and then he started to tidy up in the garage.

They brought up some stone cleaner, as the fireplace has been smoking badly and all the stone is black with soot. My step-mum set about cleaning all the stone's and what a difference. I wish I had taken a before photo. One stone was jet black, it is now pink.

Meanwhile I went out in the garden and picked up a pile of sticks and branches that I know the tractor won't run over, and placed them in the fire pit. Then in the afternoon, me and my step-mum started to attack the mutant thistles and the dandelions.

By 3:30pm we were pooped and they went home. So when dh came home we decided to go to Home Hardware to see how much patio doors were. We get into my car and set off, and go about a couple of metres and the car is making a heck of a noise. To cut a long story short, the struts have gone on my car. Now remember we have moved to a new area, so have no idea what garage is a good garage and what is a bad garage. So we call into this garage, and talk to the guy and he seems nice. So when you are reading this on Tuesday, the car will be towed to the garage, and I hope to have it back on Tuesday night. There will be a bill for at least $1,500 for that!! I mean its one thing after another.

So there you go another day in the life of that British woman!!! By the way we saw a turkey walk across the garden, saw a weasel in the garage, two hummingbirds also popped into the garage to talk to my dad, and my dad saw a pair of snipes.


Cathy said...

Hello Gill
you poor pet - well at least you aren't short of items to post about lol
Take time for yourself and enjoy the emerging garden and countryside
Take care

landcuckoo said...

Contrary to what you think, you really are making a lot of progress! How lovely of your old neighbour to drive out to see you, that was so sweet.
With regards to water softners - we have one that was in our old house that we brought with us and I still cannot remember which bit does what 4 years later!
Great that you have so much wildlife about, I hope you have a good window to watch it from too!
Take care, you're doing great!
Sarah x

Sandi McBride said...

It seems that everyone has days like that...everything is going fine then all of a sudden the tire goes flat or the radiator boils over...I figure we'll all get the good sense to go back to horse and buggy's one day...but at least you have the beauty of wildlife to cheer you!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Well you know the saying, "it never rains but it pours", hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here on in.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Sorry to hear about the struts, Gill. That really hurts the pocketbook.
Snipe? Where I come from there are no snipes. Well, it is a joke to take someone snipe hunting, leave them in the woods holding a bag while you go out to run the snipe toward the person holding the bag. But of course, there are no snipes and the person holding the bag is left there, waiting.

Decadent Housewife said...

Welcome to country life, Gill. Home Hardware, Co-op, TSC, Canadian Tire will become your shadow.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Do you really get humming birds?
Or is this old fool easily conned?

Kim said...

Sorry to hear about your car - it can only get better right?

My husband would love to hear about that turkey, it is turkey season and he hasn't had any luck the past few times he went out.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Sorry about your car. What a bust!

scrappy quilter said...

That's the price we paid for our struts too. Hope things improve for you guys soon. Hugs..