Dear Blog … 10.19 – 25/04/19

One of those days or is it … days like today or maybe, it never rains but it pours, or even days that remind you that you are only human!

I couldn’t decide on a title for this episode this morning, so it’s all of them above and probably more to boot!

I know bad luck when l see it, l think l am jinxed!


It started yesterday when we suddenly changed Internet Providers – l didn’t know it was happening yesterday, neither of us did, we had a new router arrive last Friday with the instruction of “don’t switch until email tells you to do so” So we didn’t and then suddenly at 4pm yesterday l had no Internet and searched high and low for the solution to the problem including stripping down things asking neighbours and so on. Suze got hom at 5.30pm and just as we were about to issue a complaint, an email arrived and said “You are now on your new provider, thanks – have fun, thanks for selecting ‘blah blah’ where service and communication counts for everything!” [Really??? – we thought collectively]

When the Internet went down l was working on a post – that auto saved only so much but not all of it, so that when l was connected again and logged back into WP a lot was missing, l think l should have restarted the damn thing, instead l carried on when my stride had been broken! Grr.

Well better later than never l guess!?


I still have my shoulder problem, and l hardly feel serious pain unless l miss my routine tablet dose, but it has been painful of late so l was advised to start taking three of my 50mgs at night so make sleeping better – but it makes you increasingly groggy as a drunk badger! [I should imagine] and so whilst doing my post dateds last night, l fell asleep and woke up at1.17am deader than a dodo and quickly put them together with no true knowledge of what was put together?

But this morning l ‘eventually’ noticed that my 6.55am greeting was missing and l thought what on earth only to see it set for 6.55pm – duh! So that’s why that went out at 8.57am, no biggie to many except for the OCD guy here who likes smooth runnings! Did you notice the word ‘eventually/’ How could you miss it – it’s bright red right? I will get to that shortly.


Have you noticed that things wear and tear and are quite happy to ‘hang on’ till you can replace them, but occasionally, when you don’t need things to go wrong, they do anyway, and more so if you stupidly mention inside the house that you are thinking of getting things changed or replaced or repaired – have you noticed that??

I will be glad when the inheritance comes through as there are things that are desperate for renewal or repair .. but l have sadly learned and NO ONE can tell me different that the ‘things’ have ears!! I swear they do, because l have said various things in the past few months that we need to ‘sort out’ that have obviously been hanging on by gob and spit alone and they decide to play havoc with you!!

Like our bloody dripping kitchen tap – drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, “Bloody tap! You need repairing!! Shut up with your stupid dripping!! Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, right the repairman is coming over to fix you tomorrow, just booked him, he is always busy and finally he is available … drip, drip, dri … dr …. d ….. , ……….”

What why are you not dripping now?? Are you fixed?? Well sod you, none of your silly games you are getting fixed tomorrow whether you bloody drip or not!!


The sound of bloody silence is deafening.


Suze can’t do the garden that much due to working, and me with my shoulder being out of action, so we have the normal weeds and then suddenly, Suze does some gardening, clears a space l mention a gardener coming in to help out later when the money comes through, weeds stop growing??? Suze says don’t worry about it, the weeds seem to be manageable, and suddenly 200 zillion weeds appear almost overnight, the garden’s a jungle!!!


My computer needs changing, it had a glitch last year, but it recovered – but it’s a gamers computer and l don’t game that much anymore – l am now more adminitsration and with all the plans l have this year with both the blog and an online business combined and more to boot , l need a different computer, one that doesn’t have glitzy lights everywhere and open to the world like some porno star!

This computer is a bespkoke jobby, but it has a funny noise and l think one of the drivers is a bit wonky, l will not be getting rid of it, l’ll probably have it retuned and sell it as it’s still a good model. It cost me a grand to have made, but l don’t need some of the functions it has … but it must be upset for this morning it decided to NOT work!!

Switched it on, no go!! Switched it off, tried again, no go, tried for 15 minutes before l text Suze and said my “Comps dead! Don’t know why, shit, it never rains it bloody pours!”

She phones and it starts again. WTF??

So it may have just been a coincidence or it’s a warning shot across the bow, either way, l still need to get myself a newer admin computer, but that’s why l mentioned the word earlier of ‘eventually – because it was only eventually after half an hour of buggering about that l managed to get online with this baby!


So this morning l have a plumber coming out to a tap that is now refusing to drip, a computer with a problem that is both ignoring me and no funny noise and an internet connection that is smoother than a freshly shaved face …………. but l don’t trust any of them, they’re out to get me!

Dear Blog ……

11 thoughts on “Dear Blog … 10.19 – 25/04/19

        1. Absolutely horty hort hort as one of my teachers used to say, apparently it confuses the laughter in us … no don’t ask, it’s just one of those things that sticks with us through the years 🙂

  1. You are the only person I know who has luck like mine. Thank goodness we both have learned to laugh at the absurdity! After the swearing and tantrums, of course.

  2. Yep, I’ve noticed that, too. Our machines and such are listening in to our thoughts and conversations, and do just the opposite of what it was doing. Just for fun, I guess. haha! 🙂

    1. Hey Barbara – absolutely – because they can, which worries me even more about all the digital gadgetry we have on board, the TV thinks for us, the computers know what they think we are thinking before we know what we are thining … scary stuff! LOL!

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