First. The new garage door was delivered at dawn.
Our Sunrise this morning.
Then the joiner arrived to fit it.
Then my personal carer came to cleanse and moisturise, and dress me.
She left. The door was done.
The garage door now opens and closes smoothly and locks and hopefully stays shut in the wind. We never remember to lock it and anyway the Postie knows its not locked and can leave any parcels in there.
Then just as we had finished our lunch this huge lorry from Hotpoint appeared and parked next to our fence. The broken one.
I was praying that no tractors arrived...
So he came in with his little bag of tools. And announced that he could not remove the old, broken washing machine as the previous owners of the house had laid the laminate floor after installing the built in washing machine. It would not come out of the hole without damaging the flooring. He was not allowed to remove flooring and was about to go.
I said we needed a working washing machine.
At this point the DP insisted I left the premises as I was getting totally stressed. So I did.
The weather today has been wonderful. Not much wind, cold yes, sunny yes.
To the right. Tiger Hill sand dune.
Kessock Burn entering the North Sea.
Fishing boats away on the hunt. They went in different directions.
Blackheaded Gulls and Oystercatchers.
Skurries (Herring Gulls.)
A dog enjoying the water and the sand...bet his owner was cursing him!
And this is what I returned to. The new washing machine up and running in fact it hasnt stopped as the DP catches up with the mounds of washing.
So now we have to claim back the installation, removal of old which we have paid for. Then get joiner to lift laminate flooring. Get someone to remove old washing machine, which is still full of water. Refit new washing machine, replace plinth, door to unit.
Should I laugh or should I cry.
I painted whiskers on the Brown Hare and called it a day.