- When everything goes wrong at once.
Thanks, and Drac.Posted 4 years ago
The positive would be that they caught it this time very early and don’t expect any issues. After that I’d struggle to find any good bits in the weekend. I quite enjoyed watching the Tennis (which I don’t normally) and Froome I guess. I’m kinda rooting for him now.martinhutchSubscriber
Here’s a positive – you found out you needed two plastering jobs doing in time to do them together. EDIT: Alongside the inevitable messy job the stove work will involve…
Oh, and you don’t want to put in your wood flooring and new carpets before the plastering gets done, so there’s plenty of time to find a new reliable fitter and mull over carpet options while this is taking place.
Healing vibes to your mum.
I found that everything seems to go wrong at once, too – but again, if you have a month from hell now, it’s better than getting a drip, drip of rubbish events over the next six months.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Best wishes to your mother. The rest will sort out in time.
I have sweat around my crotch when I leave the house. So this will be when the neighbours meet me for the first time
Couldn’t you have waited til the second visit to let the neighbours know what you’re really like?Posted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
A lot of us have been in situation, often more than once. As has been said, concentrate on the important stuff, the rest is just noise.
Something I find helps is that sometimes you simply can’t ride when you want to. I used to tear myself up not being able to ride with the club every Sunday or get out on my bike mid-week. I felt I was owed my bike rides and got grumpy if I didn’t have them. My missus will tell you that’s still the case 🙂 but at least now I’ve learnt that – sometimes – life genuinely doesn’t give you time to do the fun stuff. Grin and bear it and look forward to the good times coming.Posted 4 years ago
They’re probably only little things in the grand scheme of things but it’s immensely frustrating when they happen all at the same time. Clearly the answer is MTFU but in the meantime I’ll whine ineffectually here for a while.
I should point out we’re in the process of fitting out a new house so I guess we should expect some pain from that anyway.
Find out the wood stove and flue in our new house has been badly installed. The whole lot needs pulling out and refitting properly. We even need to make a new hole in the roof.
Wooden floor fitter goes AWOL two days before he was due to do the fitting, still no contact.
Find out ALL the plaster in kitchen needs pulling off as it was badly applied a few years back.
Internet access at home dies completely. This is after weeks of it intermittantly failing. Virgin still haven’t resolved this.
Mum has masectomy
Quote for new carpets comes in, twice the amount I anticipated. Long ‘discussion’ with the wife about appropriate quality.
Find out one wall in lounge needs fully replastering due to it’s age.
Woman crashes into my wife’s car while it’s parked up. Front end is a right mess, undriveable. Insurance company argues for ages about a courtesy car, finally sorted it on Monday.
Go to birthday party. Both of us are seriously pissed off after all the previous but at least my wife can drink because I’m driving. I drive back about midnight after the longest night on earth with a semi-comotose wife in the passenger seat.
After collecting my mum from the hospital, collecting my son from his aunties, going down the tip and taking some boxes to the new house, I have no time to ride.
Still no internet.
I spend the afternoon sweating like a pig in a dry, dusty house chipping away at the strongest cement on earth to remove the old hearth. I have sweat around my crotch when I leave the house. So this will be when the neighbours meet me for the first time. Nice
Still no internet
This was going to be my day off when I could have a nice ride in the sun but after taking my wife to the car hire shop, the estate agent rings to tell me we have a tenant viewing of our old house. Cue 5 hours of frantic cleaning (house was a tip due to us packing).
Family come round, say all the wright things, seem really interested, ask all the right questions. And then right at the end, ‘it’s too expensive’.
Bah! Solutions? I tried drink on Sunday night, didn’t really help that much,.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Not sure how it works in the UK, but is there any chance of getting money off the former owners to fix the plastering + flue?
Positive thoughts: you’ve made a start on the new house, and as has been pointed out already it it’s better to discover all the stuff at the start, rather than years of drip-drip-drip. And you’ve tidied the old house, that’s another task you had to do at some point, now it’s out the way.Posted 4 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
Have you tried calling bearnecessities to give you a hand with things?
I’m here now. I’ve cleared my diary and will be round shortly with Nick Knowles’ team and that Richard Branson’s head in a bag.
Best wishes to Mother, otherwise MTFU type comments / jokey arm punch etc.Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
At least you havent fitted the new carpets before smashing out the hearth and getting re- plastered.Posted 4 years ago
Take time out for your Mum,
Write a list and methodically work through it
Sometimes you just have to throw money at problems to make them go away
You do not need a wood burner for 3 mths ? ( hopefully ) so get a slab in ( i guess its not to regs ) chimney can wait till september
Good advice and that seems to be the consensus here too. We’ll get a new slab in so the carpet can be fit round it and then sort the wood burner when we have more time and money. Disappointing but so be it.
The problem is we were skint before all the plastering work needed doing, now we’re completely brassick. I’m not entirely sure if we can meet all the bills at the moment.
This is where I can lever my influence over bearnecessities to my advantage. Time to get your hand in your pocket mate.Posted 4 years agowattsymtbMember
A mate of mine had the following evening about a year ago:
Goes to a party, and after being there a couple of hours catches his girlfriend in bed ‘at it’ with one of his mates. He then proceeds to get wasted and doesn’t remember a lot of the evening.
Wakes up the following day in a park or garden missing his wallet and his >£200 nixon watch (18th birthday present from his dad). He still has his phone but it is smashed and unusable. He then realises he has also really badly chipped his front tooth (As in pretty much snapped half of it off). He then eventually gets his bearings and walks back to the party to get his car and finds it has been stolen.
That’s a bad night.Posted 4 years agoanagallis_arvensisMember
hope your mum is ok.Posted 4 years ago
I thought things were bad with me until:
All in the same week my aunty finishes last round of radiotherapy, uncles is told his cancer is inoperable, someone crashed into their car and finally their house was burgled when they went out for meal to celebrate aunties birthday. I saw them the next day and they were both still smiling!
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