I felt annoyed and frustrated after Boris announced single people or single grandparents etc can now stay the night with loved ones. I’m being selfish I know as the other grandparent is on her own and wants to connect with others even more so.
However, we both live a 5 hour drive away from darling granddaughter and that is still too far, for us anyway, to go to spend the night. At our ages, the drive wipes us out and even a weekend stay is too short, a long weekend is the minimum. Ah well, will just have to keep on keeping on.
We dropped the car off yesterday to have it’s mirror fixed, shouldn’t be too long they said. There wasn’t a courtesy car free so we had to wait. We walking in heavy drizzle around the industrial estate, taking in the alien sounds, views and smells, feeling almost giddy with excitement.
We bought Ruby some nibbles, a couple of plants and plant food from another shop, then returned to the garage. The car hadn’t been touched. I could feel my frustration starting to bubble. We sat down for what felt like an eternity, actually it was just under 1 1/2 hours, I just got grumpier.
We were then informed the technician had done the full initially booked repair rather than the half repair we had requested. Presume the work sheet hadn’t been changed? Anyhow another 1/2 hour passed whilst they removed the bit we hadn’t requested and put the mirror back together.
It was now an hour past our usual lunch time so I wasn’t best pleased as the courtesy drinks weren’t available either.
Upshot, at least was a bill of about £260 rather than the original estimate of £560 so that helped. We got fish and chips on the way home.
I felt better with food in me, until that announcement when I got a little short with DS as well, then I felt incredibly sad as it’s not his fault, bless him.
Reference to the link to the knitting pattern the other day, there is an error in the pattern. Read that post again to get the correction!