"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Today is a truly lovely, classic autumn day, the kind where you look up into the cloudless, blue sky and find it difficult to believe the weather forecasts which speak gloomily of forthcoming rain, wind and plummeting temperatures. Paddy had been taken out for his walk and managed to behave like a sane and sensible dog around three westies and a border collie and the rest of the day...
well, the rest of the day could go well or badly, depending on Keith's diy skills.
For several weeks now, I have amused myself by saying, 
"Well, we'll be putting the heating on soon - oh no! We won't because the radiator by the window is still leaking!"
When the hilarity and helpless laughter has died down, I follow this up with,
"The bathroom towels will be lovely and warm when we have our showers this winter - oh no! They won't because the heated towel rail is still waiting to be fitted!"
(You think this is annoying? Yep! But such fun!)
So today, Keith has finally decided that life might be slightly more bearable if he put his mind to the two tasks awaiting him, hence an imminent visit to B&Q and then a degree of nail biting and finger crossing on my part, not due to a lack of faith in Keith's abilities but, well, you never know with diy...


Anonymous said...

A glorious day indeed.
Good luck with getting the diy done! Flighty xx

Yorkshire Pudding said...

DIY means - Do it YOURSELF! Now that women have the vote, don't you think it would be best if you did the plumbing jobs yourself? Then Keith could watch his favourite television programmes without worrying about other things.

elaine rickett said...

How lucky you are to have an in-house plumber - well sort of.

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Flighty.
Elaine, I am lucky indeed. :)
YP, if you carry on ganging up on me, I will send the heavy mob round to your house to sort you out. Paddy can pack a very painful lick when he gets going, you know!


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