Sunday, 19 August 2012

Happens To the Best Of Us



'Look on the bright side'

D'you ever have one of those days? We had to go into Welshpool yesterday. O/H wanted a new tin of paint to repaint his concrete mixer. Well actually, he'd only bought a new half litre tin of bright orange a few days earlier. Puts the tin down on his work bench and comes in for a cup of tea and a sandwich.  Unfortunately the exact place where he put the tin, had a nail sticking up. The nail pierces the base of the tin and by the time he came to do his painting, the entire contents  had detached itself from it's container, run down the leg of the work bench and was one sticky, gungey mess all over the floor of the garage. Guess who helped him clear it all up.
We called  at the recycling centre on the way in. A woman was emptying a load of grass cuttings into the compost skip. She was very quick. When she had finished she shoved the round, expandable/collapse-able containers into the boot of her car, tapped the lid down and we followed her at a short distance towards the town centre. It was apparent when she had gone through the gate that the lid had not secured properly. As she got nearer into town, the boot was flapping up and down like a demented seagull. Even though O/H tried to attract her attention, the dear lady obviously had more pressing things on her mind and kept going. She just got on to the fairly busy roundabout by Tesco's when the lid shot open and the two bins bounced out boing, boing  across the road like a couple of exuberant Magic Roundabout Zebedees. Fortunately (or unfortunately, which ever way you look at it), a police car followed her round the island. Thankfully, there were no collisions and nobody hurt  ...... but can't life sometimes just be a bitch?

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  1. He actually wanted to PAINT his concrete-mixer? Next thing you know, he will be rendering the inside of it too.

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    1. No he didn't really want to paint it, but the stand was a bit rusty and he was thinking it might look a bit better if he put it up for sale see.

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    2. Ah. I was becoming worried as to his state of mind for a while. Now I understand.

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  2. 'Like a couple of Magic Roundabout Zebedees'...I can see it! Yes, some days are like that. I hope today is better.

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    1. O/H saw her today up at the car boot - at least she didn't get booked which was a bit of a consolation.

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  3. The woman obviously owned a garden, so I'm wondering why she didn't keep the compost for herself. Much to make the mind boggle here; painting a concrete mixer indeed, and orange too!

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    1. showed your comment to O/H, Cro he laughed and he said that it's a 'Belle' which are painted orange. he used the nearest matching he could get to the manufacturers colour - the one he had from the paint shop was called 'Oriental Coral' so there's posh.

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  4. What an awful mess to clean up, the paint. At least the bins were reusable, when rescued.

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    1. All's well that ends well as they say

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  5. i once lost 2 bags of shopping in the rain when the back door of my berlingo opened up around sainsburys roundabout

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    1. John, I can just imagine it - hope it didn't get all mangled up.

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    1. I've had worse things happen. Years ago I was visiting my in-laws. They lived on a bank. I jumped out of the van and caught it just starting to edge towards the downward slope leading on to the main road. I hadn't put the handbrake on firm enough. Just managed to jump back in and stop it in time. Still gives me nightmares when I think what could have happened.

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  7. Oh, I can just imagine the clean up of that paint. O/H obviously doesn't know his own strength if he didn't notice he was pushing the tin into a nail!!!

    Hope the sun is shining for you. We are getting intermittent sunshine with torrential downpours that the gutters and drains are unable to cope with.

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    1. He is a bit slap bang, heavy handed, just like his mum used to be:) It's hot and sunny here too which is nice.
      Hope the water doesn't get in the house - it makes such a mess

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  8. We have just had a weekend like that Molly. Joe would say "Life's a bitch and then you marry one." Thankfully he is not speaking of me but the previous wife...oh dear.

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    1. Olive, I love this - made me laugh. I think both you and Joe are lovely people and you've struck gold finding each other

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  9. I can picture myself doing exactly what your husband did (although the color would never be orange). And as for that poor lady, well, I can commiserate with her also. Some days are just like that.

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    1. He happened to meet her yesterday when he went to a car boot. Everything turned out fine except that she wanted to die with embarrassment - well you would wouldn't you?

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  10. What a disaster! I'm sure that you're having some better days compared with the orange paint situation and clear-up!

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  11. When you're getting on in years it doesn't do to be in too much of a hurry. Or does that go for the younger generation too?

    Yes, I know well what blunders we commit.

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  12. Oh yuk at having to clean that paint up! I too was wondering why on earth he was painting a cement mixer, I'm glad you explained.

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  13. Wow has OH moved on from lawn mowers to concrete mixers then - I wonder how many of those you can get in the back of a van!!
    Thanks for supper the other week it was brill - great to have a natter and put the world to rights!!

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  14. oh my word you do tell a funny story Molly. what are the chances of setting a paint tin down on a nail and having it punctured? I can imagine the mess, but you ought to have taken a photo of that! love your new header photo of the butterfly. summer is waning here, but the cooler temps feel good. happy week to you Molly.

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