Sunday, 21 September 2008

One inch of water inside my car!

My son was supposed to come today and cut down the holly tree so I thought I had better take all of my stuff out of the car as he was also going to take photos of it for e bay. It is a bit of an old banger but he said he could sell it in the repairs or spares category. I opened the car door and was horrified to find an inch or so of dirty brown sludgy water in the driver's foot well. The water was also in the back seat foot well. The car hadn't leaked when I was driving it so I don't know what has happened. I spooned most of the water out but as you can see from the photos it will be a while before the carpet dries out. I suppose with all the torrential rain we have had lately I shouldn't be surprised.

My son didn't arrive today due to the fact he went out on a night out last night and in the words from Rowan and Martin's Laugh In (for those of you old enough to remember that programme) like Uncle Al he had too much bad medicine last night! My son will never drink and drive not even the day after if he has had too many the night before which is very responsible of him. I just hope that this good weather holds and that he will come and cut down the tree later this week.

I tried a bit of gardening today on my front garden. It is very small so I thought I would be OK but I think I overdid things and the old back is aching. I saw Julie, my next door neighbour, with Buddy when she came back from his walk so I couldn't resist taking his photo. He is almost recovered from his snip op but still a bit on the quiet side until he saw the cat from across the road and almost went under a car trying to chase him. Neo the husky type wolf dog from across the road was outside his house as well. For some reason that dog really hates me. I risked a pat but he tried to bite me. I used to think it was because Buster and he hated each other so much but maybe it is just me that he hates.

I saw the photos that a friend of Julie had taken at her birthday party and the ones of me were quite good. I am not usually photogenic so I was quite surprised. I should have asked for copies of the photos or borrowed them so that I could scan them. Maybe the person who took them could e mail them to me I will pass my e mail address to Julie.

I didn't do much crochet last night and as what I am making is for a present I can't show it on here until it has been given. Just in case the intended recipient sees it on my blog first. I think that there will be a lot of secrecy on my blog from now until Christmas.

I had a startling e mail last night from a Knitty friend. She has just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer and is about to start on a course of chemo, probably an operation to possibly remove the breast. I feel that everyone I know recently has been touched by cancer in some way. It really is the disease of the year for my circle of friends. We all know someone with cancer but I seem to know so many who are battling cancer or have had it in the past and I don't think I am alone in this.It touches so many lives. I feel so grateful that all of my brushes with cancer in the past have all turned out to be pre cancerous and have never developed. I thank God that I have been so lucky.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

That's too bad about the car. Will it ever stop raining there so it can dry out?

I know what you mean about cancer. I never in a million years thought it would happen to me. And now so many people I know in the knitting community are battling it.

And I loved what you wrote on my blog. I don't have your email address so I can only respond here. You gotta love those animals and their presents, don't you?