Wednesday, 23 April 2008

day of disaster well not quite :o)

                               

 

How can I describe Monday ~ Other than to say it was a day of pitfalls ~

We were going to the Coast to do some business ~ really just to collect some printing we had done

but on our way I realised I had lost my Bank card ~ we decided to go into Sheringham to my Bank to make sure it was cancelled ~ when we arrived at the Bank it was Lunch time and there was only one young girl dealing with everything

She ordered me a new card ~ but did not cancel the lost one ~ saying that my old card would stop when I received the new one ~ I felt sorry for her as there was a queue of people waiting to be served ~ she gave me a phone number to call to cancel my old card myself  ~ getting on the mobile outside the bank phoned the number she had given me but could not understand the person who answered the call  it was a terrible line ~ later I ended up going back into the Bank and spoke to the Manager who had returned from her Lunch break ~ she sorted it all out in less than 10 minutes ~

Then we went to pick up the printing we had ordered ~ when Lyn checked the order she found that they had printed our www web number incorrectly ~ he asked us to return about an hour and a half later and he would have them ready for us ~ so we Drove into Cromer and looked around the shops ~

we went into one where I reached up to get a battery and a hugh heavy battery fell from the shelf right onto my right foot ~ you would not believe the bump that appeared on my foot it was huge ~ I was really near to tears ~ but the woman serving us was only intent on taking the money for my purchase and didn't ask if I was OK ~ that is one shop I won't go into again

We went back to collect the printing and you wouldn't believe it they had done it wrong again ~ the Chap apologised and said he would do them again and put them in the post for us ~ (which we actually received this morning)

what other disaster happened ~ OH YES ~ Lyn went in the shower when we arrived home and asked me to turn the spaghetti that was on the stove off ~ without looking I accidentally turned it up so burnt the saucepan

Lyn reckons I am becoming accident prone ~ what with burning my hand with the hot coffee ~ my accident I had a few weeks ago and Monday ~ I am beginning to agree with her ~ but they say things come in three's so perhaps that is the last of my accidents ~ I really do hope so

42 comments:

stijoan said...

Bethany is at sheringham this week on holiday. hope your foot feels better, how bad of the woman to not help you out. hope your foot feels better soon.
love Joanne

fowfies said...

That kind of day is best being over I say. I cant believe some people, she didnt even recognize you were in extreme pain! Not a very customer friendly type huh. Just one of those days I guess. Hope your foot is alright. With that day out of the way...I hope the coming ones will be much better. :) So your pheasant has a lady friend! That is so cool. So maybe you will see some little babies running about back there soon. If so, be sure to take some pictures, I know you will though, I want to see them! Hugs, Kelly

oddb0dkins said...

What a disaster Ally. But look on the bright sidae - it can only get better.
Thanks again for my little gift. x
Hope your foot is feeling better now.

B. x

astoriasand said...

Oh Ally you poor thing.How it hurts so much when anything drops on your foot.I can feel it now.OUCH!! When I have had that type of accident I have usually ended up laughing my head off then bursting into tears at the same time.A battery is very heavy.I am so sorry to read of all the disasters you have had.I hope your foot soon heals and I would certainly get it checked out if it's no better tomorrow.You may have  a broken bone even if it is only a tiny one.As for Mr Henry and Partner they are in there element in your garden daily arn't they LOL.I am happy to read you spotted your bank card missing quickly in todays world one never knows do they? Glad you got the printing done correctly in the end.What are they like ? I ask you.Good grief burnt saucepans as well.OH dear I give up LOL!! I won't tell you what I would have said had you been my mum LOL!!Still love ya though and it's not my pan Haaaa.Take Care God Bless Prayers your foot soon heals and all is well the rest of the week.Now stay out of trouble please.Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

egre328 said...

Oh, poor you, you are having a bad time at the moment.  Hope you have got everything sorted anyway.  Hope your run of bad luck is out of the way now. Mr & Mrs Henry are two fine specimens!  Eileenx

jlocorriere05 said...

Dropping anything on your foot can be so painful, feet are very sensitive. I don't blame you for not going in the shop again. I'm glad you finally got your printing done right and got your bank card cancelled. I hope you don't have a repeat of that day! Rest your foot till it feels better! Jeannette xx  

blpltt said...

Poor poor Ally.  You couldn't have packed more disaster into a day if you'd tried.
I cook a lot of spaghetti for my badgers; it's a very gooey thing to get off the saucepan if things go wrong!
Bunny xx

nhd106 said...

Oh my gosh, Ally...what a mess of a day!   I thought WE had most of the rude and inadequate folks over here.    Guess they're everywhere.  Sorry you got hit so hard with a rough day...take care of that foot...and er...maybe stay in for a week or so till your bad luck passes!

xo,
Nancy

pharmolo said...

Just as well that day is now in the past, Ally. Let's hope the rest of week gets better :-)

sdrogerson said...

maybe you are bewitched?
or the small god of accidents?
best to stay in darkned room for a while!
;)

marainey1 said...

I do hope your hand and foot are getting better and that your 3 things are done with and in the past for sure.  Take good care!  'On Ya'-ma

cayasm said...

Goodness what a horrid day, hope your foot is ok. Banks are just a waste of time imagine only having person on at lunchtime, when people need to use the bank during their breaks, and the printers well at least they sent your order on to you.
hopefully the rest of the week will better

Take care

Yasmin
xx

lsfp1960 said...

Ally, we all have days like that.  Days where we should have just stayed in bed.  Looks like there's some sexy business going on in your yard.  Linda in Washington state  

sdoscher458 said...

Oh,  Ally, I think we belong to the same "club"...since entering my sixties I find that I must go at thing a lot slower or suffer the consequences. I think our reflexes are not as quick as before, our brains still are but the flesh is weaker. I have tripped, fell, had things fall on me for reaching for them all sorts of accidents...I try to be a bit more careful now.  Hope your foot is okay stay safe...love, Sandi

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh, Ally, you poor thing.  You really had a day.  Believe me, I have always been accident prone because I'm pretty clumsy.  I hope things get better for you.  xx Chris

ora4uk said...

guess you did have quite a day..hope your foot is ok...three's...yes...this is the end of it....and I am jealous of your Mr and Mrs Henry....they are so pretty....I bet Min and Barney have a great time with them LOLOLOL...hugs..Ora

gaboatman said...

Ally
So sorry about that heavy battery falling on you.  You're lucky it did not break your foot!  I can't believe the clerk showed no empathy or concern at your accident.  I hope you are right about the threes and that you will be safe for a while.  Good thing you went back to the bank and had the manager sort things out about the card.  I'd be nervous too, if I had a missing card that was still active.  Don't worry about turning the heat up instead of down on the stove... I've done that before so I know how easy it is to do.  The pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Henry were cute.  They've become quite the couple around your garden.
Sam

plieck30 said...

Oh Ally I think you needed to go back to bed and get up and start all over. Hope the three that has happened will be the end and hope your foot is okay now. Mr. and Mrs. Henry look quite nice. Paula

tendernoggle said...

Oh bless your heart......I will say a special prayerfor you guys!!!
love ya,
carlene

mariealicejoan said...

I hope it's the last of your accidents as well Ally!  You seem to have had more than your fair share of them recently!  Love the pictures of your pheasant couple!  How sweet!  They are very beautiful!
Love,
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally ,sorry you had such a horrid day ,thank goodness you got your lost bank card cancelled ,and the printing corrected  too.Your poor foot !!! hope its less painful now .I often switch the wrong ring on the cooker hob !!!!then wonder why things haven't started to cook !!!! take care of yourself .........love Jeanxx

jaymact1 said...

Poor you, you have been through the mill lately hope you luck improves very soon. Service nowadays is going right down the tubes.  HAVE A NICE DAY.   Love Joan.

msecz said...

some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed, lol  hope you are in for some good luck now and that your foot is much better too. ouch
Sandra

labdancer51 said...

Oh Ally, what an awful day you`ve had, hopefully that will be the end of your bad luck. Your poor foot, I hope it idn`t too bad and I can`t believe that woman didn`t even bother to ask how you were, she should be ashamed of herself. What a palaver over the bank card, you would have thought the first time you went to the bank it would have all been sorted out for you.  As far as the spaghetti is concerned, I`ve done the same thing more than once with potatoes! :o(

Love Sandra xxxx

mtrib2 said...

I am sorry to read about your foot Ally.    I hope you did not break a bone.    I think a quote from Winston Churchill would be in order about now concerning the dire situation needing resolve.   I am doing fine and walking Salty back and forth up to 2 miles/day to get my exercise.   I wear a velcro wrap around brace so that the area where my bone is completely removed from my spine will heal.    The spinal sheath needs to produce scar tissue correctly.    I have more feeling in my legs and more strenght.    I have been able to sit in my comfortable chair at my desk and read a book.     I had a unfortunate experience on arriving home.   My neighbor Paul VonBusch, aged 85, was found by me and my neighbor Christie, on April 5, in his trailer deceased.    Christie lives the next road over and the mailman told her that Paul had not been picking up his mail for several days.     The Coroner was able to find his neice as I thought he told me of her.   She and 3 other women arrived last weekend and cleaned his trailer and removed some belongings.    I am one of his only two friends that live here in Southern Illinois.    I can relax now and walk by his trailer with Salty.    It is being torn down for scrap by his only other friend, with the permission of his surviving neice.     mark

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed seeing the pheasant's in your yard.    I have never seen the female pheasant.    mark

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally - for  a moment i thought 'Day of Disaster' meant that Barney and Nin had eaten Mr & Mrs Henry !!!!    so glad they are alive and well !!
So, what a day you had eh ?  i should change that rabbits foot you carry for something else ....hehee!
Please do take care Ally, and i hope your foot is feeling better now.
Luv Jaynee X

merry1621 said...

Ally, Sounds a lot like my life. LOL  I am always bruising up myself, or the like. Now that I am older I brruise easer, too.  I think you had bad liuck.  (but I think I am accedent prone 85% of the time.  Anyway, thanks for the lovely comment in my jurnal and keep coming back to both of my journals.  When the spirit moves you, comment.  I loe hearing fom you!  I am going to start reading your journal more often. Apparently, I don't have you on my alerts, although I could have swornU I did!  Didn't you go have your foot x-rayed?  Wow, what a week you've had. Take care. Merry

merry1621 said...

Ally, I read your "About me."  Gee, you certainly don't look old enough to have great grand children!!  I am not sure you look old enough for grandchildren!  We were 63 when we became Grandparents, many of our friends have great grandchildren already. We didn't think we would ever get this far.  Life is full of wonderful surprises!  Hugs, Merry

lindaggeorge said...

Oh dear! Not a good day was it? Hope things have improved for you now.

Linda x.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

jmoqueen said...

Dear lord what a terrible day.  Sounds like you've had just as bad a week as I have!!!  Hope next week is better for you xx  Glad the company printed them right eventually.  You should have said something to that shop.

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

faircolleen said...

What a disaster. . LOL. . .especially at the printers too.Hope you are all well Ally     : )

fasttrack58 said...

Hope the rest of your week was better and you are having a nice weekend!!
Linda :)

ukgal36 said...

wow..that's a lot in a day!!
Hope this weekend was a good one...
Lyn

white6416r said...

Hi Ally, we are so sorry about all your troubles, sure hope things are going better today. Mary and I enjoyed the picture, very interesting. Hopt to see you at tht Tea pot.
                                                  Dad

zoepaul6968 said...

no hun youre not accident prone,I have times like that,last week I got soaked three times by my toilet,I only went in there to change the toilet roll !! Be well xxxxxxxxxx zoe
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/domestic-chaos/

mortonlake said...

oh          so i'm not the only one gets days like this     lol            take care  mort xx

wldconnie said...

I am definitely accident prone at the moment! After today's prang in my car, I burnt a saucepan yesterday, burnt the toast this morning and smashed a cup last evening. I seem to be just as bad as you!Love Conniex

stupidsheetguy said...

I am so glad to see that you've survived that day of disaster. I hope by now that sore foot has healed and that the printer finally got it right. You're a lot more patient than I when it comes to things such as that. I might have forgiven the first error, but the second one would have put me off completely.

Let's hope that the "things in threes" adage holds true. No more troubles for Ms Ally, ok?

springangel235 said...

I am so very sorry I missed this entry...I have reset alerts for many journals over and over again...
I was happy to read the bank manager was able to sort out the problems with the cards...and in such a short time too.
Oh my OUCH! on that battery hitting your poor foot...this was just not your day at all...but I hope your next entry will get to me, no problem and it will show you healing and things going much better...many hugs and love you!!
Joyce

faveanti said...

Makes you wonder how some shops stay in business.  You ougt to name them - espcially the battery shop - so we can all avoid them.
love, Angie, xx

springangel235 said...

Just came by to say hi....miss your entries...write us one soon...hugs and love,
Joyce