Friday, 14 February 2014

An Eventful Week


Hello friends

Come in and sit down and have a brew whilst I tell you about my week

My word it has been an eventful week, some good some not so good. It started when I went grocery shopping on Monday instead of Tuesday because I had some errands to do so I though I would save petrol and do it all at the same time and whilst I was out I bumped into a friend I'd not seen for a bit. We had a lovely chat and one of the things she said was, when I was ready and able to re-enter the would of work to let her know and she would have a word with her boss at the local college regarding learning support. It sounds great and in three years time the college could be busy with the new education rules - The school leavers then will have to go to sixth form, do an apprenticeship or further education. Looks like the timing might just be right (I really hope so)

Tuesday it was a nice day so I went around the garden an took some pictures of early spring but google wouldn't let me download them. I'm on google chrome now so I might do the pictures another time.

Wednesday, OH my word was that a windy evening/night. I had to take L to an extra dance lesson at the other end of Blackpool (dance show next Monday) and I only know the way along the promenade. I was not looking forward to the drive, bear in mind it was still only 4:30pm, it was still windy and the tide was on it's way in (hight tide was around 9pm). The journey wasn't too bad going and the wind was blowing towards us instead of from the side. Two hours later and it was a different story. The prom was still open but I didn't want to take any chances so I took the back roads. Well that was an adventure because I had no idea where I was going. I just pointed the car northwards. There were diversions due to fallen/falling debris and I ended up back on the prom for a short while. I got to a point where I knew where I was and got home safely. I was so glad to get home. M phoned on our journey home to see if we were ok and L spoke to him. All the emergency services were very busy that night. Well done to them. Plenty of damage around as you would expect with 100 mile hour winds. We fared well, no damage at all to our home or garden.

Thursday, L was off school because it was meet the teacher. We had an appointment to meet with L's form teacher to discuss her school work in general (she's doing very well) and then L had set some personal targets to set for the rest of the year and next year. So that was all good until the evening. L and I had settled down to watch Birds of a Feather comedy and M was getting ready to go out with the lads when everything went dark. I just thought a bulb had blown as M switch the bathroom light on but on looking outside all the street was dark. Yep we had a power cut. We lit candles and then I tried to phone Mum and dad but the land lines were dead so I tried the mobiles, dead too. I went round to make sure they were ok and had candles, they were and did but I gave a candle to a neighbours of theirs because his were buried in his garage. The power was off for, m&d, about an hour but ours was off for about two hours. It was something to do with the high volt cable thingy. Suring the power cut someone tried to come in through our front door. Thank goodness it was locked, M locked it on his way out.

Today, so far so good.

How has your week been and was you affected by the wind on Wednesday?

Carolx

8 comments:

  1. I saw the photos of Blackpool and thought of you and "Mum". So glad that you are OK.
    Jane x

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  2. I don't envy you being out in the gales and rain. So glad you arrived home safely. I stayed in!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Not something I want to repeat in a hurry. Its meant to be nice this afternoon and tomorrow. might be able to clean the car windows on the inside from sea spray.
      Carolx

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  3. The weather has been crazy, hasn't it. We have been lucky up this way, snow on the ground at the moment and it is windy but nothing like you have been experiencing. Glad you have not been storm damaged. A x

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    1. I suppose we are luck as it's only wind and hardly any flooding compared to Somerset. We've had no snow at all something we usually miss out on.
      Carolx

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  4. It was really scary! I'm glad the door was locked :-/

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  5. Me too. It doesn't bear thinking about if it wasn't. I would like to think that the other person would come the worst off but you never know how you will react until it happens.
    Carolx

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