Friday, 18 January 2019

IT KEEPS COMING.


My son reckons that we have been walking under ladders, lol


 Good news is that Tom's results were not too bad, just a bit more lung function lost  but he is feeling a lot better today.   Last night we set the indoor phones onto intercom and I closed the door to my bedroom so that I was not disturbed by his coughing, If I do not get a good nights sleep I am no good to anyone.

Now for more gloom.
I lost my iphone somewhere, must have fallen out of my bag, luckily I am not a big fan of the thing and mostly use it for taking photo's and listening to my talking books.
My son and daughter have both said they have an old one I can replace it with so that isn't too bad.

The real bugger is that the car went in for an MOT and needs £920.00 worth of repairs.
We have had this car for just under a year and the mechanic reckons that most of these things should have been picked up in the last MOT  before we bought it.
Obviously been sold a duff car. 
I guess if an unscrupulous dealer wants to doctor things he can.
 Coming on top of the vets fees its not funny.

As I have quoted before it seems that
 'When sorrows come they come not as single spies but in batallions' 
Certainly feels like that to us at the moment.
 Spent most of the day yesterday while waiting for the consultant to ring messing about with the fabric twine.


 In the tutorials online they say to just add another piece in by just laying it alongside the piece you are working with, I found that too bulky and so I just joined mine on the machine, much neater.




First piece finished, peg just holds it  and stops any unravelling.


Okay, not the best but not bad for a first attempt.
I wound it around a bead sewing as I went.
I have some jewellery findings and am hopefully going to make these into earrings. 
Will show when finished.


Bit dark but you get the idea.
What would we do without this room, its at the top of the house, nice and light and our refuge when things are sticky.
Fingers crossed that nothing else goes wrong...



25 comments:

  1. A sigh of relief that Tom isn't as bad as you first thought and that he is feeling better today.

    I'd love to have a room just for my craft things. As it is I have most things on shelves in the conservatory which doubles as a dining-room and have to move things around or put things away when we have famiy here for meals, then I forget where I've put them, lol.

    Your fabric twine reminds me of the French knitting I've done with oddments of wool. In the end I crocheted the finished cord with the biggest hook I could buy and made a multi-coloured rug. The first one lasted years until a dog we temporarily took in took a liking to it and chewed on it. I've done a replacement, but haven't finished it yet. Must get that done.

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  2. Yes, sometimes when things go wrong, it seems never ending. Especially when they're mostly big things. And there comes a time when even a little thing going wrong seems like the very last straw. Sorry to sound so gloomy, but I do understand how you feel, Briony. xx

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  3. Firstly,Im so pleased for you both that Tom is on the mend..But so sorry for all the rest that is going on.And I thought that I was having a bad month!.I know its a long shot,but have you have rang the police..just on the off chance that someone would hand it in?Sometimes,people dont get round to handing things in for a couple of days if they dont live near a police station.Or even asking in the shops that you went in?...Its bloody frustrating ..I know!!.The car on top of that...well it makes my blood boil that people can sell a car with a bent MOT.To be honest,I would let the dealer who you bought it from know what it has just cost you...It wont help matters,but maybe it will make him think twice before he does it to others.Hope that things pick up soon for you,xx

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  4. So glad Tom is a bit better. And it's those unexpected expenses that pop up that are the scourge of us retired (fixed income) folks. My way of dealing with it is to try to 'let it go' if there's nothing to be done about it - just deal with it and let it go. It'll work itself out somehow. (Not that it doesn't pop up in my head on occasion and keep me from a good night's sleep...) The old "breathe in, breathe out, move on!" philosophy.

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  5. Re the car similar happened to us and we decided to buy another car, cheap and cheerful and the dealer did a part exchange with the old one. Glad Tom is improving. Last time I was told my lung function was 26% its gone down since then.....I dont really want to know!

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    1. Like you we don't want to know too much, she did mention figures on the phone but they were different to what we have been told before so didn't make a lot of sense to me, all I got was that it was less and the fact that he isn't well with a cold may have affected it. Another one in March when we get to see our original Lady.

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  6. I am very glad for the news on Tom! Oh my, you sure have had enough problems to last for years! We got a brand new car, but are leasing it instead of renting. That way all your repairs and oil changes are always free, or you get another car. You may want to look into that. I like your rug! Can't wait to see the earrings!

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  7. What would you do without a cat [or a few cats] to help with projects in your craft room?
    A chronic illness wears on the person who is suffering with it and on those who live with them. There are times when I suspect exhaustion wars with compassion.
    We live in a state that doesn't require motor vehicle inspections. My husband did most of our vehicle maintenance for years. Now so much is computerized and requires special diagnostics and tools--can't win!

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  8. not sure what MOT is, does that mean a regular check up? were you having issues? I don't trust the dealer mechanics, they work on commission here and often try to sell repairs we dont' need. just a thought. if MOT is just an inspection I am thinking there is nothing wrong. of course I don't know what your country requires but our inspections here we can get a second opinion.. rambling on and I am so sorry your things keep happening. the rolled up things you made, remind me of back in the 60 and 70's they braided rags and made rugs. that is what this looks like

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  9. Great news that Mr Cater is feeling Betty.

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  10. Hopefully the repair work to the car will be the coast for a long time. Glad hobbies shuwingborigress and I love the earrings.

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  11. So sorry to hear about all your troubles, but things will improve. Things seem to happen in threes, so that should be you done now. Our car is making odd noises - apparently it could possibly be the clutch (sounds expensive). I do sympathise.
    Best wishes and hang in there!
    Ellie

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  12. It does always seem like bad luck comes in multiples. I think you have had your share of troubles and the rain cloud should move along now. Glad to hear that Tom is better.

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  13. I'm glad Tom is doing somewhat better.

    But goodness, what a run of bad luck you've had. You must be exhausted. Car troubles and pet troubles can quickly run into a lot of money.

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  14. I'm glad your husband is doing a bit better...I certainly had vet bills with Jacob and will shortly have more with Lukas as we got bad news today. I hope you can take it easy for a little while...

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  15. Pleased to hear Tom is feeling better. There are real scumbags around - I have a friend who bought a car and it is worthless - she has not even driven it. I agree about the need to sleep that was my main problem with my late husband - I couldn't function without sleep.

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  16. Glad hes getting through it , im trying to avoid middle son whos here coughing his lungs up and drowning in snot , really did think he would have had the common sense not to stay this weekend ,,,but ho hum

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  17. good news on Tom. Sorry to hear about all the bad stuff, hope your luck turns around soon. x.

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  18. You’ve been through a rough time while I’ve been semi- offline and not reading your blog. I hope things improve soon!

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  19. Wonderful news that Tom is doing better. So sorry for everything hitting you at once like this. You're about due for some good news and good luck I think. Your craft room is beautiful with all those great windows. It looks so incredibly organized!

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  20. I'll cross mine for you too.

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  21. I'm so sorry about your phone! Yikes! I hope things are continuing to improve there (as I'm commenting several days after you wrote this post). You've had a lot to deal with! That IS a beautiful room in the last photo -- such great light.

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  22. Hi Briony,Me and hubby were just talking in general today and we have said that when I get to 66..i am 63 at the moment and hubby is 70 in Feb,We will get rid of the car,I will then get a bus pass at 66 and we will be able to come and go as we please......without having to worry about bent car dealers,which we have come across over the last 40 years!!.Its worth thinking about...Best Wishes to you both,xx

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    1. Hi Debi, thanks for taking the time to comment. We both have bus passes but unfortunately Tom has IPF, a lung disease and cannot walk far at all without running out of breath. He just could not do the buses and so a car is essential if we are to get out of the house.
      thanks for thinking of us.
      Briony
      x

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  23. I have not been blogging as much and do hope the best for you all❤ I love the red and want to make a basket out of that stuff too.

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