My last few days have been a little horrendous....
no I'm not referring to the never ending grey wet drab weather
we been having pretty much ever since I have arrived here!
But a spell of rotten luck ....testing my always half full outlook on life.
On Saturday the pipes in my kitchen tap decided to give way to all the
internal corrosion. Why do these things always happen on a weekend?!?
We needed an emergency plumber ....not cheap let me tell you.
Ever the person that sees the glass half full, I put my positive spin onto it....
being thankful that we were at home when it happened
and now know where the stopcock is (handy info to have).
My half full outlook was tested again on Sunday when we discovered
our two year old dishwasher has decided to have some issue
with the idea of washing dishes.
After getting in touch with Miele it is clear that we need an engineer
(more expensive expense) only problem Miele don't service
the Inverness area direct,
so I'm waiting now to hear from a Miele sub contractor.
My positive spin on that....
at least the tap is working again allowing me to wash the dishes by hand.
Not enough with that and by Tuesday lunchtime my glass started to look
more emty then full when our garden got flooded
....not an act of God or nature which ever you prefer but neglect!
After trying to deal with our local council to get the matter resolved,
as it was their neglect, I can well & truly say my rose tinted glasses are off,
with the glass emptier then emty if that is even possible!
There is one thing I absolutely detest....
slippery shoulders & refusal to use common sense!
I really have no time for it.
To cut a very VeRy VERY infuriating story short
(filled with a complete lack of people skill's
and willingness to find a solution at that time on the councils part),
only after a reminder to the council of it's legal obligations
did things start to move. I'm happy to report the simple solution
(needing one man with a spade) we had suggested was finally listened to
and as we had predicted it stopped the flooding immediately!
No permanent solution but a good intermediate fix.
OoOh.... so simple!
I'm happy to say my glass is starting to look half full again!
A pretty cup filled with yummy
hot chocolate topped by fluffy milk & marshmallows,
a beautiful little rose bush I picked up in the supermarket
together with my new February mantel have helped to fill my glass!
Just what I needed!
Have a great weekend