Monday, 24 May 2010

Fixing Things

Gosh, it has been a while since my last blog post. I've been busing dealing with a few issues over the last few weeks so I haven't had the time to sit down and blog. Well, first of all my fridge decided to break down on the very day we decided to stock up on food for the week (we normally buy as we eat). We had to give the food to my Mum who lives nearby. We then popped over to her place for dinner for the past week. We also fave some frozen food to our neighbours. I'm so glad we live so close to my parents and such good neighbours. We switched the fridge off for 48 hours (as suggested by a trouble shooting website) and gave it a good clean and now it is working now.

Then there was a fraudulent transaction on my credit card of approximately £5,000 ($8,000). It took several phone calls to the credit card company for them to resolve the issue and then clear the payment and fees on my account.

If that wasn't enough, my daughter's optician made an error making her first pair of glasses. Luckily she has been refusing to wear them and we have not forced her to until her next appointment with the eye doctor. I went to meet the store director this morning who has apologised and promised to sort out the problem.

So it has been a little stressful, but thanks to family and friends (and some knitting) it hasn't been too bad. I've also taken three days off this week to relax and hopefully do some baking and knitting.

As well as fixing these things, I have also been mending some clothes and I've started a new project. I'd thought I'd better add some photos to this blog post. :)
New project:

My small haberdashery basket, a present from Gracie.

Mending a hole in my jacket

Have a lovely week everyone.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sorry to hear of your stressful week! We had a fridge malfunction a few months ago and I remember how frustrating it was while we waited for it to be repaired. Your new knitting project looks lovely.

Kyoko said...

Hi Mary!
OMG, £4000!!!?? Coincidentally, our cards has been used for fraud too. It was £700 and that was a damage to our monthly finance too.
Gosh, it was lucky that your daughter refused to wear the glasses. Nowadays you have to make sure things are OK yourself which is really crappy. Hope the glasses are all sorted out.
Have a wonderful weekend!