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My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Popped to lottie to check all ok, discovered all £120 worth of replacement greenhouse glass smashed in high winds! that's half our greenhouse glass gone which I now have to re-buy!  it was an old second hand greenhouse and this glass was to replace missing or damaged panes!

Stomped over the brick path on way out of lotti site in a strop and slipped on the wet muddy bricks, took my temper out on the 5 bar farmers gate by slamming it shut to vent my anger on that rather than hubby by resisiting the temptation to say "I told you so" with regards to how he stacked the said glass.  Upon slamming gate I pulled a muscle in my shoulder.

Lit fire before we went to lottie to have a bit of home comfort when we got back - fire went out!

Ran bath to get warm as I was cold, soaked and throughly peeved off, put my hair up in a hairgrip - hairgrip broke!

Forgot about my cuppa which then went cold!

Ran out of soap so rather than getting off my fat bum and standing like any sensible girl would do to reach for a nice fresh bar from the bathroom cabinet - oh no not I, I decided to wriggle to the end of the bath and play at stretching to reach the said new bar of soap - big toe got caught around the plug chain and bath soon started to empty!

I dairned have washed my hair last night - I'd hate to think what would have happened if I tried!

Went downstairs to the news a friend popped in with her new boyfriend to introduce him to us, havent seen my friend for ages but cus I was getting in the bath, hubby turned her away! arrrrrgh, I wouldn't have minded chucking my clothes back on and having a cuppa with her and her new fella esp as they brought cake with them!

Settled on the sofa - dinner almost cooked in the ovan - and just when i thought things couldn't get worse - the power went off, hubby rang the info line - apparantely it was going to be a major outage and would be off for hours!

Thought I know Ill listen to the radio for a few hrs - make a nice change to the telly - no radio batteries!

Thought I know Ill surf the net - no internet connection due to the power cut (don't ask me why - I thought internet connections came through the air like mobile signals - hubby who is an IT engineer boffin person tried to explain but I kinda switched off from the techi stuff)!

So I decided to read my Kindle - no power!


Out came the candles, the bottle of gin and bed!

I hope this evening will be a lot more better and much more productive than last night!

I still feel really annoyed with the weather - this is more like October gales than spring!  and in this day n age - should we really be having power cuts - really??? I'd have thought the technology was out there to prevent such things happening but I supose that's far to much to ask from the electricity board!  By the way mr & mrs weatherman - your forecasts are generally incorrect so why do you bother forcasting the weather - it's more like pot luck - two days you predicted rain but it never came - just as I went to water the lottie the other day it chucked it down - how can they get it so terribly wrong all the time! (these are rhytorical questions I hasten to add)!  As someone once said - I dont need the weatherman to tell me the weather - when I stick my head out the door if its raining Ill take a brolly, if its hot n sunny Ill wear shorts etc.....

Yep - I totally blame hubby and the weatherforcasters for my rubbish evening last night (and mother nature), its all your fault!  If the wind hadn't been so bad, if hubby had stacked the glass properly, if the forecasters had been a tiny bit more accurate the knock-on effect for my evening wouldn't have happened!


Phew, thats better - gripe over and feeling much calmer, in 1/2hrs time Ill ring the glass company, caugh up another £120 and get more glass delivered - when its dryier, sunnier and windfree!



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    Veggie-I think today you need to do as your name suggests....veg.image

    I sympathise totally-you sometimes get the feeling there's a target painted on your back don't you..

    Eat cake ...that's the answer. I'll make you one today. I'm sitting in the kitchen keeping an eye on the washing as I have one of the'exploding indesits' shown on Watchdog. I'm terrified it goes before the engineer comes on Wed!image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    Mmmm maybe Verd.....depends how good you've been this week image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Ohh veggie- today must be better image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Poor veggieimage it sounds like the evening from hell, you definitely need cake; stem ginger, clementine, chocolate, or are you more of a courgette or carrot cake person?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,161

    Veggiepatch, there was one good thing - the powercut didn't start when you were in the bath with the water draining away! Hope today is better.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Val40Val40 Posts: 1,377

    Well, that's made me realise that I had an excellent day yesterday.image  Do hope you are recovered today Veggie.  Look on the bright side, it can't really get much worse. image

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    What a terrible day you had!

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    "oops" what a day this has been, they should write a song about it.
    As for the comment "things cannot get worse" that is asking for it.
    Sorry Veggie, hopefully it is a once in a lifetime day, it certainly makes us appreciate the good days.

    This government needs to wake up fast or else electric out takes will be a common event. They are closing down all the coal fired generating stations with nothing in place to take over, Germany are building coal fired ones??
    Wind power is slow not very effective and has a footprint bigger than a Yeti, they all say wind is free although the fabrication of the unit, the oil in that large gear box and as an engineer I know how often high speed gear boxes fail, pure madness.

    Cheers Veggie day day is a fresh start Frank.

  • poor you!when things like this happen,me and my sister say"the planets must be out"im not sure what we mean by this,but in general,the fates were against you and there was nothing you could have my sympathies!

    Last year the wind whipped up my new (o.k.plastic)greenhouse up into the skies and brought it down with all my lovely veg in a big heap on the floor.I was hoping for better weather this year,and like you,dont bother with the weather forecasters!

    I fear we are in for another rubbish summer,and have to start planning our gardens accordingly.not so many bedding plants for me;meditteranean plants and tender plants are a no no,choosing plants my grandfather used to.and also,no buying summer clothes its not worth it!!

    sympathies again!!

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