Monday, 26 September 2016

Out With Anger........In With Love

" arrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

"Real life....shitty, normal, irritating 21st century fucking life.....it doesn't half get on your tits!"
Most of the morning I have been moping up a constant flood of water from our log burner back boiler.
Apparently there is no fullproof way of sorting the problem by a flick of a switch so the system will need draining and " plugging" .......ooohhhh errrrrr missus ! And that can only be done in the morning! Thank goodness for a geeky manager of a local heating company who sorted the problem out withing seconds over the phone, I could have kissed him.
In the meantime......" Man the pumps Ishmail! "
That's only taken me 5 hours......now I am waiting for BRITISH telicom to call me from India. Our Broadband is on the blink AND THERE IS AN HOUR's WAITING TIME TO BE HEARD! 
The Prof had a shouting match with someone on Saturday which ended in the phrase
" I understand that the wire set up is complicated ...I do have a PhD "
Hence today, I am doing the talking.
Earlier today, in between wringing out towels and hanging on the phone, I took the dogs out for a pee and noticed that British Telicom was working in a hole on the main road.
I asked them if there was a local broadband problem
" Dunno mate" was the reply
" Great! a  neanderthal  in a hard hat" I muttered
The neanderthal scratched his head.

I'm still waiting for a call back!

In the meantime , this afternoon, William, fed up with waiting for a walk, has backed his arse up to the new fridge and  has pebble- dashed the outside of it.




45 comments:

  1. Time for a scotch egg......after you've cleaned the fridge. X

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  2. "Life is a minestrone". (or so I've heard.)

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  3. Some days aren't worth bothering about are they?

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  4. Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.

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  5. Jesus, what a day! Forget about it quickly.

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  6. Time to start living in a tent and communicating with smoke signals. Never hurts to stay in practice.

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  7. Take a handful of diazepam or drink five pints of Tetley's bitter or both. You'll feel a lot better after that.

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  8. I think there is a BT broadband problem John.

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    1. You will be very lucky if the back boiler can be plugged

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    2. Oh fuck off rachel!

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    3. Oh, and another thing, BT will deny thete's a problem, oh and you may not be able to email me and can you reply to this and the prof wants devils on horseback for tea xxx

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  9. What's a log burner and why is it filled with water? Does it really burn logs?

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    1. Its a stove that takes logs. The back boiler sits on the back of it and heats the cottage hot water and radiators

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    2. So...you have to chop wood and keep a fire going 24/7 if you want to take a bath or have heat in the cottage? Do you cook on it? Who minds it if you re away?

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  10. My man in Vienna told me I was on the old Hitler wiring. They can't get enough of the modern stuff as it all goes on the UNO side of the Danube. Maybe it's the same with Dee?

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  11. Not that there's a UN office in Chester.

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  12. Sometimes I need a translator to follow ...

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  13. This vaguely reminds me of sitting here at the desk with the phone and a blank computer screen for a few hours, after moving from NY to Fl. It wasn't bad enough that I moved from NY to Fl by myself with 2 cats ??? I had to deal with telephone/computer/tv issues.
    Here in this part of the US South, one company handles it all.
    The jury is still out on how well they are managing.
    grumble grumble ...
    I hope everything is fixed and working and hot tea is sipped ..

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  14. Oh Oh !! and how about this ... I can only post replies on blogs using Safari when I have my computer using Google Chrome. This happened overnight ... I hate computers.

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  16. It can only get better ..... well in theory ;-)

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  17. Ye gods. What more. x

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  18. Typical Monday morning in Trelawynd then ?

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  19. I think we can say with confidence that today is not your day John.

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    1. Chameleons popping bubbles... hmm...

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  21. I want a log burner, surely there will be a day here in Florida that it will be useful.

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  22. Not that bad around here. Sending a big hug. Will William wear Winies knickers when she'd not.

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  23. Breathe...............and relax............x

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  24. No help to you, but we are having a really c*&p time here so I sympathise! Really bad time at the dentist and seemingly the life of my FIL in the balance, so you let rip! I just wish that I could let it all out like this!

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  25. The majority of humanity would probably call that day in safe, stable and well supplied Trelawnyd Wales a pretty good day, all things considered. There... I have made you feel much better, I am sure. You are welcome.

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    1. Yes I am thankful i dont live in Alleppo
      But i still had a shit day
      Thanks andrew

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  26. Unfortunately we don't have do over days, we must tread forward. I sympathize with you. The leaky messes are very annoying. The boys clog one of my toilets frequently. I hate when the overflow goes on the floor. But, I clean it and go on. I tell you though, I make the gamer and grandson fully aware of what they caused. Grin

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  27. mondays suck. and william christened the new fridge; how delightful - NOT!

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  28. Sigh.
    Some days demand going back to bed and starting again.

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  29. Aren'tcha glad you aren't a zombie?....in Korea?

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  30. BT customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
    It's about time they got the message that when we call we want to speak to someone who has technical knowledge of the system rather than just reading from a script (of course it's plugged in, do you think I'm a bloody moron?), and above all we actually want to be able to f**king understand the bastard who's failing to help.
    I usually find the engineers to be good blokes who know what they're doing, the problem is the enormous shock absorber that is customer service which sits between them and the customer.
    Good luck!

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  31. I hate BT so much. We've been on the verge of changing our Internet provider for months and months. We should just do it. I have to restart the router every morning to get any kind of connection, and even then it's often very slow. (And we've already replaced the router, to no avail.)

    Anyway, I hope your problems get sorted!

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    1. Trouble is, unless you switch to cable (Virgin), you're still using BT's infrastructure.

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  32. I do like pulling the Phd card, or in my case JD card, from time to time.

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