Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Naff Day

It's one of those days today. One of those days that makes you wish you'd never got out of bed.

Number one, it's raining. Lots. Slugs, mud, wet. Rubbish!

Number two, I'm having such a bad hair day it's untrue. It's the weather. I look like the love child of Leo Sayer and a circa 1985 Chess era Barbara Dickson. And the hairdresser can't tame my mane this week as she's fully booked. Typical.

Number three, the move. Our buyer is a complete and utter tit. No other way of putting it. By rights I should be sat typing this post from the new house in Oxford. But no. We've been waiting for a moving date for almost three weeks now and apparently we were definitely getting one today. Hasn't happened. Yesterday the estate agent/solicitors said that we would probably move on Monday 15th but our buyer didn't do all the legal stuff he needed to do yesterday afternoon so that's all gone out of the window. I just wish we had a moving date so we could get things organised and have something to work towards. Everything is so unsettled. If our buyer had two brain cells to rub together the situation might improve.

Number four, British Telecom. Three weeks ago Dad arranged for them to sort out a phone line and broadband in the new house so that it will all be working when we arrive. The phone line is sorted (only just) but some complete tool has mucked up the broadband. Dad's spent hours on the phone and is slowly going mad. This morning BT wouldn't tell him the new phone number because it's ex-directory. What? We've never been ex-directory! Why have they done this? And why can't BT grasp the concept of customer service?

Number five, lack of beads. Due to my current mood and mind-on-other-things-ness I can't seem to concentrate on lampworking. The only beads I have in the kiln are a couple of focal beads which I'll post a photo of later on. I may even do a prize draw for one of those to make up for this miserable blog post so do check back later .....

Thanks if you've read this far. I hate blogs where every other post is a whinge and a moan and here I am doing just that but hey, every blogger's entitled to the odd bad mood blog post every now and again, right? You have my word that I won't make a habit out of it!

12 Comments

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura

Moving house is one of the most stressful things we do in life. You are definitely entitled to moan! Keep smiling - you'll get there - and it will be great once you have forgotten the stress. Fingers crossed for an early completion date.

Joy x

Nicky Ryan said...

Sorry to hear about your Naff day hun, with you on that one !

Laura said...

Yeah, well your day has been just about as good as mine by the sounds of it! :o(

Joy - it certainly is stressful. I got all upset last night. Snivelling like a fool, I was! I just hope we get a date tomorrow .....

Nicky Ryan said...

Well if im honest i hope you never get a date :(

Laura said...

Aw! You'll still see me. You're gonna come for visits! And I'll be coming back occasionally because we'll still need to do drinks and puddings. And I'll only ever be an email/text/call away. I promise I'll hone my typing skills for Windows Messenger!

Still gonna miss you, though. :o(

(Can anyone else hear a violin .....?)

BeadyPool said...

You so have my sympathies, our last moving experience almost put me off for life. I am so sure there must be an easier way to do it - if only I could think of it.....

Laura said...

Well, Veryan. If you ever think of a way then I'm sure you'll be a millionairess in no time!

Rach @ code said...

Awww...that's pants. We nearly moved last year, and it felt like a one ton weight had been taken off my shoulders when we decided not to! It's a pain in the butt and no mistake...hope it smoothes out soon x

Cylinder beads are just laaaahhvley by the way. Uber simple compared to your usual gung-ho ultracomplex stringering, but still beautiful.

Chin up love x

Laura said...

Thanks Rach. :o)

Just added you to my blogroll, BTW.

Rach @ code said...

Ooh ta :) Just realised your site's on my weblist but I forgot to add the blog d'oh - will remedy forthwith.

x

Jo said...

Winge if you need to! We're not just here for the beads, gorgeous as they are!

And I'm with Nicky by the way on the not moving issue. We haven't sabotaged the buyer, honest!

Laura said...

Aw, well that's nice to know, Jo!

But are you sure that you and Nicky haven't had words with our buyer?! ;o)