Monday, 16 November 2009

I should timetable an extra hour for emergencies and natural disasters

There isn't enough effing and blinding to go round the world today.

You might notice that shortage as you reach for a blasphemy on getting out of bed and standing on the upturned plug.

There is a shortage because I have already used up all the bad bad bad words, and I did it this morning while the world was still dark and the children sleeping.

Because as I stand in the shower and am just soaking up that yummyyummy warmth on this day when I have to get up special early and drive Dig to the train station to be mugged and assaulted by a wise and knowing Virgin on her run to London for Heathrow, just as I am murmuring in satisfied sleepy delight mmmmm and mmmmmm in all that lovely soapysoapysudsud then all the water runs suddenly at -120C and freezes me in the shower in the sort of freezestream which says

HA! BOILER BROKEN!

And that is how I start today.

10 comments:

Helen Armfield said...

I have the details of a good local gasman/plumber if you want them?

Sam said...

It can only get better?

Hope you can get it repaired quickly.

Theresa said...

You are having no kind of luck with household appliances lately!

Glowstars said...

Nightmare! But, as Sam says, it can only get better.

Trevor said...

Hi Grit

Oh the irony of the previous post's title...

Grit said...

hello people! thank you for your comments. i can tell you that i appreciate them, because sitting alone while everything breaks down around me is no fun. none at all. but it is comforting to have sympathy!

Elizabeth said...

Well--to make you feel a bit better--our shower died, as did my car! So, you aren't the only one with things falling to bits!

It'll get better!

Grit said...

elizabeth, i cannot confess that makes me feel better; now i am sorry for your car too!

Rachel M. said...

In command of time! Ha! Love the sequences of postings. My car battery died today as well, bummer week for stuff breaking!

Ceri said...

Not quite the same I know, but the door fell of our fridge the other day. We now have to do a complicated dance of leverdown fromthetopwhilstholdingontoitso thateverythingdoesn'tfallout kinda thing! It's looking up though as we're picking up a "new" (freecycle) one tomorrow!