When things go Pear Shaped


Ever noticed how things seem to go pear-shaped at the same time? The pool has sprung a leak, the wooden fence at the back of house looks like it is about to fall over (methinks it’s something to do with the neighbour attaching a chicken coop to it but that is a whole other story) and to top it all off, someone must have put their grubby hands through our gate and stolen the battery (brand new one I might add) out of the gate motor! Bastards!

To exacerbate my bad mood, I have called 2 companies and I am still waiting for someone to pitch up. What’s with that? Everyone moans that business is so bad and yet when you offer them some business (no matter how begrudgingly) they could not be bothered.

Oh, least I forget, Chicken Man (my hubby) informed me last night that the loo that he and the Alien (my teenage daughter) use seems to have also sprung a leak. He did try and appease me somewhat by asking me if the putty I used to try and fix the pool would work on the loo. If so – he would show me where the leak is so that I can fix it. What a gentleman! Who said chivalry was dead? I suppose I am solely to blame for that though. I have a tendency to just “get on with it” when there is a need for handyman skills around the house so Chicken Man doesn’t have to know the difference between a screwdriver and a hammer. Remind me to thank those early Women’s Libbers, will you.

What my dear husband has also graciously shared with me this week is his cold. Let me rephrase that. He had flu/pneumonia/bronchitis/all of the former. I have a cold. Hubby got to take a week off work (no, the company he works for did not go into instant liquidation) but when you ARE the company, the work, she must still be done.
Did I mention that I have also just started my monthly female curse?

Okay, enough already. Tirade over. You know what? I am starting to feel a bit better. Has my ranting to you helped me get over my seriously bad mood ever so slightly? I truly do think so. I knew that writing nonsense every now and again would reap some reward some day. Thank you!

Now – if one of you could please send someone to fix the gate motor, rid me of my cold, fix the fence, pool and loo – I promise they will be welcomed with open arms and a broad smile. I’ll even share the really good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc I have in the fridge….

4 thoughts on “When things go Pear Shaped”

  1. Can always count on you to put a smile on our dials. Keep us posted. Always here if you need an ear to bend or shoulder to cry on. (don't leave any snot on my sleave though).

  2. I know I can always count on you Jacqui, thank you. Gate fixed but how long before they steal the battery again?? Gotta make a plan…

  3. Hey Alma, we really had a good chuckle – sorry to hear about your misfortunes.
    The way we got around having our battery motor stolen from our gate motor was by using a housing that has a locking bracket (ours was a Centurion motor), Miles says that most of them come with that bracket nowadays.
    Debs & Miles

  4. Hey Debs, thanks for the headsup and the tip on crime prevention techniques! Mine is a Dura Slide motor so I'll just have to get the dude who replaced the battery (Finally!) to come back and install a bracket.

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