Have you ever stayed in waiting for a workman who doesn't arrive? Yes! Of course you have!
Today we planned to go up to our caravan, since our phone stopped working last week we have been out and bought a new phone, however, when we tried to connect it it seems there is fault with our line so….contacted the supply company and booked someone to come today…between 8 and 12…got a text to say they would be here and that they were looking forward to seeing us!
We waited…and waited…no phone call or text…hubby packed the car so that we could be straight off…! Lunchtime came and a lot of our food was in a coolbox in the car…not to worry..we made a meal with what we did have in the fridge and cupboard..and waited! After we had eaten hubby went online ….we had an expensive number to ring and as he couldn't get the information we wanted I rang the expensive number on my mobile phone and after a whole load of automated messages managed to speak to someone and got them to ring me back! He was very sympathetic and promised that the technical team would ring us back…but he did say that the workman had been and tried to gain access!!!
The technical team did indeed ring and said that the driver had spent 25 minutes trying to gain access - I flipped dear reader, totally utterly flipped, especially when he said that the technician had no more slots today! Asked why the man had not called - we suspect he may have gone to our complex back gate - as visitors often do - something to do with Sat navs not recognising the post code, it is quite a busy exit - if he had been there for 25 minutes he could easily have asked someone!!! He said he would look into the tracker on the van and get back to me.
Within a few minutes he called back - by this time it was 3.30! Someone is on their way!! Not the original guy…just as well!!!
Anyway, in an effort to calm down I have made a very quick journal page for Moo Mania and More - the challenge is 'Floral'
Yesterday we met my youngest son in Manchester for coffee and a chat! The cafe is called 'Pot, Kettle, Black' and a pleasant place to sit for a while.
I also had a voucher and a gift token to spend at Paperchase, a shop I have never come out of empty handed!!
I bought 3 new journals, one with black pages, a square one and this Kraft paper one. I gessoed the page randomly before I went to bed.
All I have done here is use some stencils with Blueprint Sketch and Bundled Sage DIs, a Japanese text stamp using BS and 'beautiful' from a greetings set I have had for a while.
I do feel calmer now and we MAY go to our caravan…..if the man turns up!!!
Edit: A man, a very nice man, has just been and fixed our problem, he had to walk about a quarter of a mile to the cabin to check the line, refused a drink and apologised on behalf of the other guy.
We are going to our caravan early tomorrow!
Thanks for looking, Chris