24 Apr 2010


It's certainly been a bit of an eventful couple of days.
Remember way back in August, me telling you about Husband dearest having a shower - hardly worth posting about you may think - but it was when that shower occurred in ..... the living room. Yes, our 5-year-old boiler (only just out of guarantee, of course!) had burst causing water to pour through the ceiling.

Anyway, long story, it wasn't until September that we eventually got the thing fixed only for me to go into the bathroom on Friday and find the floor soaking wet. Yes, the boiler (replaced only 7 months ago) was, if not exactly pouring water, drip-dripping and had been doing so for some time if the inside of the cupboard in which it is stored is anything to go by. Oh dear - or words to that effect.
As I said, long story which gets even longer but not wishing to bore you, after a week-end of drip-dripping and constantly having to empty the rapidly filling bowl which was catching the drip-drips, an engineer, as promised, arrived early Tuesday afternoon, took a look, shook his head and declared the boiler to be unrepairable - yes, another new one is needed, we can only hope this one lasts more that 7 months.
Friday dealt with, what about Saturday? Oh yes, I spent most of the day visiting you, my blogger buddies, before settling down with Husband dearest to watch ROBIN WILLIAMS in his latest live show, Weapons Of Self Destruction, which we'd recorded the night before - Have any of you seen it? I was bitterly disappointed as I usually find R.W. very funny, both in films and doing stand-up, but on this occasion found him to be anything but - he swore way too much for my liking and I didn't think his material was (as my nana would say) anything to write home about either.
Sunday, now let me see ....... what happened Sunday? Oh yes, a certain blogger celebrated her first blogoversary.
Not wishing to let the day go by without a celebration (but mainly because we couldn't be bothered to cook, that is Husband dearest couldn't be bothered to cook and I couldn't be bothered to heat something up in the oven/microwave) we decided to eat out at one of our favourite Italian restaurants only to find it had been taken over some 7 weeks previously. Still, a nice man now owns the business, chatty but didn't hover over us while we ate, and the food was good - my risotto al fungi (why can't they just say mushrooms and rice?) being particularly nice.
Monday saw the first of my hospital appointments at the Pain Management Clinic where I saw one of the nicest doctors I think I've ever met. Thorough, she explained things in a way that I understood and actually really listened. The result being, after discussing several possibilities, we agreed that local anaesthetic patches were my best option. The problem being they are expensive (£100 for a box of 30 which may last for only 10 days depending on how many patches I need) so, even if they do work, I may have to battle with my GP to prescribe them for me.
Tuesday. (I've already covered the heating engineer) and the second of my two hospital appointments, this one at the Ear, Nose and Throat clinic (ENT).
A truly horrible, I'd even go as far as to say traumatic. experience. The doctor was nice enough and the two nurses in attendance lovely but I was put through an examination that I simply don't want to post about except to say I still haven't fully recovered from it - hence my not being around as much in the last couple of days. Just as well I had several posts ready to go including the majority of this one. Yes, thank goodnes for being able to draft and schedule items.
Which just leaves me with the question .......


TheLittleFlower said...

You had a really busy week. LOL! I like the cat picture.
Well..I guess I've been busy studying in the library this week.


Kissed by an Angel said...

Your week was busy, and damp by the sound of it!! A boiler only lasting 7 months is really rediculous, eh?? Sorry to hear about your horrible hospital appointment too!! Yuk!
I've been hanging around at home, blogging mostly, but still regularly watching Twilight and New Moon, oh and picking bits that I like out of the books!!!

susan s. said...

Oh, Petty, what an absolutely awful ENT experience for you at the hospital!

And your boiler thing can't be fun, either. Don't they guarantee those things to last at least a year?

Hope you get the prescription from the Doc.

Me? I turned 65 yesterday!

Martha said...

Thanks for the catsup!
Those anesthetic patches are a godsend.
What's new w/me? Busy w/work, chauffeuring the boys around, and trying to keep the household together. I count my blessings everyday too.

chitra said...

You were busy!!!
Nothing mew here. Planned a pilgrimage tomorrow. Hop to see something unique.

Alexia561 said...

So sorry to hear about your horrid week! Hope your boiler was still under warrenty! It's beyond annoying to have to constantly empty the drip bucket, which we've had to do more than once. Finally had to break down and get a new water heater, so fingers crossed that this one lasts!

Hope next week is better for you!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Wow. That's one busy week! The busiest I've been this week was this morning.

Jenners said...

Kind of an up and down busy week! And they don't call it "mushrooms and rice" because then you won't pay as much for it!

Jennifer McLean said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear about the miserably traumatic doctor's appointment. I can't figure out how you even had time to answer emails, but I know you did.:o)
That button is lookin' purty! hehehe.
Glad to hear you made it through it all, now you can relax and enjoy your weekend.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sad to hear about the traumatic doctor's appointment...and
you really had such a busy week! btw I love Robin Williams as well.
Hope you get a great rest of Sunday!
Big big hugs!!!
B xx

Short Poems said...

Hope you having great rest :)

You have such a lovely blog :)

hugs marinela x x

Kelly said...

Wow! What a week you've had! I, too, hope the 7-month boiler had a warranty on it. Such a mess to clean up when they leak!!

I'm sorry for the unpleasant dr. visit. At least the pain management dr. was nice!!

GMR said...

My, it sounds like you had a busy week...I certainly don't envy the doctor visits ~shudder~
(Oh, and they can't say "mushrooms and rice" because risotto al fungi just sounds better. ^_^)
Here's hoping this week proves even better for you!