Friday, 25 May 2012

Aaaaaaaaagh!

That's me, screaming. Because I had had ENOUGH of today.

1. Things I need for my holiday on Sunday haven't arrived, although ordered on Monday, "48 Hour delivery". Numerous emails and phone calls.

2. Saga of the piano (see below. That's if you care. I'd quite understand if you don't): removal people refuse to do anything about it, man from their professional organisation almost accused me of lying when I phoned him, ombudsman (who was having a problem with bees) nice, but can't do anything unless I go back to organisation man.....blah...blah. Piano still in kitchen.

3. My wardrobe (I use the term very loosely) is full of rubbish, and I need replacements for (eg) my old (Tesco's) tee-shirts (see 1 above). But at least I have sandals (see below).

4. To top it all, the hen blackbird who is sitting on he nest in our courtyard appears to be a one parent family. No nice man-bird comes and feeds her; she has to dash off and feed herself, and then rush back to her eggs. I'm so glad we're not like birds. Just think. We'd have to sit on our eggs for nine months. There's something something to be grateful for after all.

I feel a whole lot better now.

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  1. Just looking at the smile of the bonny little fellow in your header picture makes you feel better, too, I bet :-)

    This piano moving problem will hopefully soon be sorted. And what's the ombudsman for if he can't do anything about it...?

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    1. I'm losing the will to fight in the piano war, Meike. But after my holiday I may feel differently!

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  2. How was the moving company paid? You can dispute charges on a credit card and they'll find themselves unpaid.

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    1. That's a really good point. Thank you!

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  3. You are going to need that holiday by the sound of things! Hope you have a great time - and hope your little blackbird doesn't exhaust herself x

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    1. I really need to get away from that blackbird, Teresa. John refuses to take it seriously and reckons daddy blackbird has gone off to pursue his career as a singer...

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  4. The ways of the delivery services can be very confusing even bizarre. I have had a bed delivered to the Outer Hebrides from the south of England in under 24 hours! I ordered some computer memory on free postage at 4pm (it wasn't urgent) with a stated 5-7 day delivery. It arrived in the post the next day. I ordered a small computer tool a few days ago. It was despatched forthwith expedited delivery. It hasn't arrived.

    None of that helps you one whit but I feel a little better now too.

    Sorry but I exhausted my piano suggestions when it was first mentioned.

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    1. GB, you're right. Sometimes I think it would be quicker to drive 200 miles and collect stuff yourself!

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  5. Well, I hope your holiday more than makes up for all the hassle this week, Frances!

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  6. Oh dear!

    Hope you have a lovely, relaxing holiday.

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  7. Thanks, Patsy. I may no deserve it, but I need it!

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