Tuesday 18 May 2010

A Whiny Miserable Post!!!

I like to pretend that I'm not miserable and whiny but y'all know that I am!!! I've had a couple of days from hell! Now I understand that no-one died and Chick is still healthy so I don't have anything major to complain about but I'm having a nightmare!

I've damaged my knee and before you ask no I wasn't drunk!!!  My bro thinks I have something called Runners Knee but I'm not sure about that!  The short version of the story is that it hurts like a bitch and I have to walk like a Granny but I'll live!!!

Now I knew the rewiring was going to be tough but I hadn't quite envisaged the devastation they would cause. I got home from work yesterday and the house was like Armageddon!  The Electricians had told me not to move anything as they wouldn't know until they started what needed moving.  It turns out the whole of the bedrooms needed moving.  They emptied my wardrobe and book case onto my bed along with hundreds several pairs of shoes!!!  It was the same in Chick's room except they tore the bookcases off the walls and emptied them onto the beds.  It's bad enough that they moved everything but the kicker is....they didn't put ANYTHING back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a bombsite to put it quite bluntly and I couldn't even bear to take pictures of the devastation.  This is without all the holes in the walls, in every room and the lack of cooking and washing facilities.  I know that at some point they will fill the holes and I will have a kitchen again but I'm at the end of my tether!!!  Chick had to stay with a friend last night so that I could try and put some of the stuff back. It turns out that moving hundreds of pairs of shoes and books when you can hardly walk is even less fun that it sounds!

Now this is all bordering on being crap right but once I finally managed to clear off my bed and sleep for an hour, the newly fitted smoke alarm decided it was allergic to all the brick dust and started beeping intermittently. I just ignored it initially but between 2am and 4am it thought it would be amusing to go off every 5 minutes!  Now you are all wondering why I didn't take the batteries out yeah?  Well basically it's a new alarm that is connected to the mains and doesn't actually f**king turn off!!!  Aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!!!

So I took the easy way out and quit!!! Yep that's right I quit.  I have packed enough clothes for tomorrow and some PJ's and have decamped to the Cabin where I'm watching the sunset over the fields and river and drinking massive amounts of vino to drown out thoughts of how my house is looking today!!!!!!!!! I feel calm for the first time in 10 days and it's a lovely feeling.


  1. Oh no! We're looking at getting some pretty major work done in our house and I'm not looking forwards to the devastation.....

  2. I like the sound of that cabin! Do you have to witness your house being demolished by heavy handed builders before you can experience the whole sitting-by-the-river-with-a-glass-of-wine-while-watching-the-sunset or can anyone come along? Shit - longest sentence in the world - breathe Lottie, breathe....

  3. Bless you babe.It really is time to speak to the people that are in charge and ask for an explanation as to why your house looks like a bomb site, and are they actually going to put right the mess.
    There is one plus side, you can before putting everything back have a good clear out!

    The Organ Grinder.

  4. Cheers! Drink up!

    I don't blame you at all! xxxxx.

  5. Oh yeah, you deserve massive amounts of wine for sure! Enjoy!!

  6. You are absolutely justified. Whine all you want! I can't believe they did that to you! There has to be someone that can fix that for you.

    I really hope you got some rest. Hang in there!

  7. I think your retreat course of action was just the thing you needed. R&R in a cabin with copious amounts of vino...that sounds amazing!

  8. Thank you for all your comments! Apologies for not replying individually as usual but I was too busy whining ;-)

  9. Grandma Sharon23 May 2010 at 06:37

    Sorry I'm days behind! Glad you got away for a while, but I agree you need to talk to them & have them clean up their own mess. You aren't their mother!!