Friday, 9 December 2022

Sods Law



Big breaths……
I woke up to snow this morning.
Got the dogs into the car, took them for a walk at Dyserth
Bluebell’s gear stick came undone as we tried to get home.
A garage job. 
I forgot my phone.

Big breaths……
Got dogs out of car, walked towards Prestatyn three miles away, towards my sister’s house 
Dorothy was giving up the ghost by the time we made town.
My sister gave us a lift home thank goodness.

Now I’m grabbing a quick coffee before my brother in law comes to give me a tow to the garage
Thank goodness for him.
No essay writing , 
No car to get to work tomorrow night 

Big breaths …..

What a fucking week 

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  1. Oh sod indeed, and a long string of chosen epithets, repeat until empty.

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  2. Oh, bugger, bugger, bugger! You've certainly had a shitty week. Things can only get better. Sending hugs. xx

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  3. Take your own advice and BREATHE!
    I see all this as the universe demanding you to slow down so you can breathe!

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    1. I’m on the couch in the dark with fairly lights on, Mary and Dorothy are next to me on the couch. Roger is chasing his tail , and albert has just pissed on the carpet
      B r e a t h e

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  4. Can you ask the garage for a courtesy car, tell them where you work and they might find you one. In the meantime, drink coffee and breathe.

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  5. I so feel for you as you are having a real run of bad luck at the moment. Isn't it just sod's law that when you break down you have forgotten your phone! You must be due some good luck now, I really hope so.

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    1. I’ve put a post it on the dashboard simply saying
      PHONE!

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  6. Yikes! Bad way to start the day indeed. My hubby and I had a disaster with our car this past summer. Fortunately we were in some off the road neighborhoods and were able to literally coast into a repair shop. We ended up getting a new car. I hope yours can be fixed in a jiffy. Good luck.

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    1. Bluebell has been a great car alltold

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  7. Barbara Anne1:51 pm

    What a string of bothers but am glad there was nearby family to help.
    Is the snow photo current. If so, that would be another hinderence to getting to work tomorrow.

    Hugs!

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    1. Yes the photo was 8 am this morning

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  8. Hope the garage can fix it asap and cheaply! I bet the dogs are fast asleep!

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    1. Dorothy went to bed , ( under the duvet ) as soon as she got home

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  9. Hope it all gets worked out quickly for you. Hang in there, John! xx

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    1. What else can go wrong
      DONT ABSWER THAT QUESTION

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  10. This really does seem like all too much.

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  11. Really does seem like when it rains (snows) it pours. Yesterday, due to health issues, I had to get rid of my car so, thank God I don't have those issues to deal with anymore. But being without transportation for the first time since I was 16 years old is an adjustment in itself. Glad you have family that can, and are willing, to help you out. Now, as you put it, just big breaths, it will be fixed and done in its own time. You can take the time to just kick back and relax.

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    1. Poor you, I’m sorry for whinging on

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  12. I am glad you have family to help. This sounds like unending misery.

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  13. It's good that your BIL is a motor mechanic, it always helps. I've had similar bad luck this week, check engine light came on, after it just being in the repair shop, and now another problem. Been feeling unwell for several days, and now diagnosed with bloody COVID....ugh.
    Another bump in the road....
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Poor you, I hope it doesn’t hit you too hard xx

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  14. Such is life, my husband will say .. upon which I get the strong urge to strangle him! Hope your luck will return and all will be fine ..

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    1. Yes I hate such platitudes and could also happily strangle those who utter them

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  15. Man, rotten timing for car trouble. I hope the garage can fix it quickly for you!

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    1. Lesion to self , always take the bloody phone

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  16. Hopefully it is nothing serious. I have had this happen before and it was just a pin.

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    1. Yes, something like this , no one died, I need to get on

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  17. As Jack would say, oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck.

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  18. What a nightmare! Three miles in the snow, glad you all made it. In the future a suggestion is--snow days are for staying home and letting the fur people play in the garden while you write your essay. How will you get to work.
    Is it still snowing?

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    1. I’ve changed my work day to cover another shift , it’s evening now and it’s snowing gently

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  19. Ahhhh! Car troubles and no phone is a combination I hope never to experience again. I once was stranded on a dark, snowy road wearing high heels and a thin coat. It was the first and last time I let my car run out of gas. I'm glad you and the dogs got through it. Stressful as these situations are, they weirdly seem to work themselves out.

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    1. Yes, the RAC. man was charming, my brother in law fantastic as usual and my sister offered to make me dinner x

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    2. My RAC man is called Graham, he lives two streets away. I can't call him out direct though, have to go through the proper channels.

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  20. Oh crap! But the snow sure is beautiful.

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    1. Yes silver linings x

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    2. “They” say: Stock doesn’t matter... or something like that.

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  21. What a day for that to happen and three miles! Poor Dorothy. I don't imagine you could carry her and walk the other two.

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    1. She’s very fit, but as we approached prestatyn she was noticeably flagging

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  22. Just when you think nothing else can go wrong, bingo - it happens again. Do things really happen in threes? So I've been told. It would seem a loaner car could be provided while your car is being repaired.

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    1. No , I’ve managed to cancel my shift , I will cover a shortage on another night

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  23. The day from hell -- I feel for you. I hope things improve from here on.

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    1. Fits and starts , I’m just a bit fed up now, I’ve joined Netflix and will watch crap all night

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  24. Damselfly4:54 pm

    Ugh, what an awful way to start a day and end a week. Glad you & the dogs made it safely to your sister's and then home. Hope the car repairs are quick & relatively inexpensive. Settling in a cozy, warm room with the dogs & Albert, and leftover lasagna & a glass or two for you sounds the ticket today. Breathe, make some notes for your essay, and may tomorrow be a much, much better day. Hugs!

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    1. I went to bed when I finally got home, we all did….power napped for 3 hours

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  25. You are in for a run of good luck after this. x

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    1. Too bloody right lol

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    2. Anonymous9:10 pm

      Sadly that’s not the way it works….

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    3. Anonymous9:10 pm

      Libs x

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  26. Hiss and spit. I hope tomorrow is much, much better.

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    1. I’m not going out over weekend , not without the car so I’m writing all weekend I guess

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  27. Anonymous6:37 pm

    Yep…. Shit day here too! Only 23 days until new year….hoping 2023 better. It having my doubts. Another example of hard being single.

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    1. Oh dear….my elder sister asked me to dinner which was kind, but I just wasn’t up to be social , I’ve joined Netflix and am now watching a Spanish zombie film called Malnazidos which is very good

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  28. Malnazidos the Zombie..... just when you get rid of one lot another lot come along.....now with Spanish accents to boot......what is it coming to l ask? lol Tess x

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  29. If it's the gear stuck linkage that shouldn't be a massively long or expensive job.....hope I am right as I had that happen a long time ago on a 305....
    Cars can be a pain, but we are stuck with them....and stuck without them!

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  30. Well that's one week you'll be glad to see the back of! Hopefully all weeks going forward will be a lot nicer to cope with. Good old Dorothy... I would have been flagging after 3 miles in the cold and snow! Thank goodness for family and nice RAC men. Onwards and upwards!

    Jo in Auckland

    J

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    1. She’s slept most of the day since she got home

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    1. Tee hee, I’m thawing now , I shouldn’t moan

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  32. A similar thing happened to me with a previous car that I owned - I was having trouble getting into second gear so went to the garage for a quote for a gearbox refurbishment, and when I tried to get into reverse to leave the garage the gearstick came away in my hand! I had to get the refurb done a lot sooner than I had planned.

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    1. Lol , fingers crossed bluebird will be back soon x

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  33. Anonymous12:53 am

    My car had a relatively small problem early August but the damn part is made in Ukraine, nearly two months later I finally got my car back, I hope yours is quicker..Tweetart.

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  34. Oh, God, that sounds like a nightmare. How does a gear stick come off?! Hope it's fixed without too much trouble.

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