Tuesday, 24 February 2009

What a Roller Coaster!

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who sent me hugs etc, I didn't actually feel that bad about the events I described in my last post. The last few days however have been a roller coaster of emotions.

On Friday morning Husband's car wouldn't start, after jump starting it later with Son's assistance we thought maybe it would be OK but no, the next day the same thing, so there goes £50 on a new car battery. Not too happy about that but put it down to just being one of those things.

Thanks to Husband's assistance the weekend saw me catch up with the dreaded housework and washing so yesterday it was out to write-up the route for one of the walks I have published in a local magazine. Now it's close to the deadline and it turned out that I couldn't actually walk much of the route but after an initial panic the walk was done and the relevant notes were made. Husband had spent the morning meeting with a client, who is also an old friend, and secured some more business and was about to go into another meeting with a potential new client. Another successful meeting and another website secured, so we are both on a high.

The high lasted all of 10 minutes, when I discovered that I'd lost my camera case whilst out on the walk. Now whilst it didn't have my camera in it, it did have the spare memory card, spare battery and two lens caps, so there goes another £100+. As I knew there were only two possible places it could have been lost we dived straight into the car and headed up there to see if it was still at either of them. The answer was no. Upon returning home Husband starts dinner only to find out that the oven has blown up again, just like it did three days before Christmas.

This morning after very little sleep I start ringing around police stations to see if anyone has handed in my camera case but no-one has. After knocking up a few posters we head up to the village where I lost it and armed with our staple gun but a variety of posters up around the village with our phone number on them. This afternoon the pone has rung and somebody has it and I'm collecting it later tonight. Then life gets even better, Husband gets another lead on a website from a flyer he posted out last week. Now if Husband's cousin would just come round and fix the oven again I could make the wonderful person who found my camera case some muffins as a thank you. Mind I think she will also be getting something stitched as a thank you later in the week.

You know the best think about all of this, is that when I lost my camera case, I just kept telling myself most people are honest and I'm so pleased I was proved correct.


drea_dear said...

Congrats to your husband on the new business. That's great news, especially right now. And congrats on getting your case (and memory card) back.

I know what a pain it is to be without an oven. Our bottom element went out a couple of months ago, and since we didn't buy the oven, I had no idea what kind of replacement to get. I had to go all over town with the burned out element trying to find a match.

Annemarie said...

Just when I was beginning to wonder if perhaps Mr. Murphy wasn't pestering you too much, you tell us some honest soul is going to get your camera case back, so that's good news in the end. Now I do hope they get your oven going again!

Karan said...

Wow, sounds like your emotions have been up & down like a yoyo. It's so good to hear about the honesty of folks & am delighted things are on the up for DH's business too. :0)

Stephanie said...

Wow, that really is a roller coaster of ups and downs - let's hope the general trend is up from here on out!

That's so reaffirming that someone has turned in your camera case - I too like to believe that people are, in the main, basically honest. I like that you were proved right :)

I hope I didn't upset you with my mini-rant about the blog award - I was truly delighted that you would think of me in terms of passing it on, I just tend not to pass them on myself as I have difficulty deciding on which blog to nominate - there are so many good ones. Just a personal choice :)

BilboWaggins said...

So glad you got your camera bag back, there still are a lot of decent folk in the world.

Fingers crossed the oven gets fixed quick

Jacky said...

Goodness me - you mustn't know whether you're coming or going! Thank heaven there are still some good samatitans still about ;)

Redwitch said...

Thanks for stopping by, glad you got your camera case back.

Sending you good thought for some extra good luck to come your way it sound like you're due some!

Von said...

What a week you've had! I'm glad to hear that your dh's business is growing, and that you were able to recover the missing photography equipment. I hope the coming week is like a gentle carousel ride rather than the roller coaster. :)

Stitchingranny said...

Oh Angela, it never rains but it pours as the saying goes and this week you certains seem to have been on a roller coaster of ups and downs. I am so glad that you ended it with a nice up in the form of the telephone call about your camera though.

Stitchingranny said...

Oh Angela I forget to say that you are now the official Postmistress in my Village.