Monday, June 24, 2013

Oh ! Poor Rosey ....

Well done for sticking to YOUR plan Rosey, and not getting sucked into anything you didn't want to be involved with.  Isn't life a battle these days ?   Not many people have the time or patience to wait 45minutes for a call to be answered, and don't you just hate it when you hear how valued you are, whilst being ignored..?  

 We've been through a few frustrations of our own of late, including family decisions, workmen in the house and last week,  record rainfall topped with record snow falls at the end of the week.  We got off reasonably well, surface flooding on the drive and a few minor leaks in the house,  there were homes, roads  and businesses flooded nearby and in the High Country there are stock losses and isolated areas due to the snowfall.  The ski fields are delighted to have so  much snow at the beginning of the season, but it will take them awhile to unearth their facilities and the access roads...

We are going up to Auckland on Thursday for a few days...DSIL has taken a job, way down the south of the South Island....  A big change for them all and not done without lots of tears and strife.  Lets hope it works out (it's a bit like moving from London to northern Scotland...)  DD and the DGC will remain in Auckland for the rest of the school year (Dec)  DSIL will return every third week.  I am sorry that DH and I will be away in Europe from mid Sept till mid November, just when DD would have appreciated some support, but that's just the way it is.  She will cope, but we feel we could have made it easier for her if we had been around...

Some of you may remember that our Beagle had a Beagle friend nearby, who was run over and killed some months ago.  Our friends have now decided to revert to their first love, and get another Labrador.. They went to some kennels to look at puppies and were told that the three year old Lab was also for sale. They decided that, at their age, it made a lot of sense to miss out on the first three, frisky years, of the Labs life ! They have got it on "sale or return" for a few days... She's a very friendly dog and well trained but she had never seen any other breed of dog and was quite alarmed by Holly  !   Holly was prepared to be friends but Sally (the Lab) lunged at her with a growl and scared her near to death !  I've been going down every day (they live 10km  from here ) so that we can walk the dogs together on the airfield and let them get used to each other..  The second day they chose to ignore each other , today they got close enough to sniff each other, Holly looks very apprehensive still and Sally is just curious, but they need to get along as we each look after the other dog, if and when anybody needs to be away. Holly will go down there while we are in Auckland.  If they don't get along, Sally will go back to the kennels for a visit until we come home !

Time to light the fire.  It's been a lovely sunny day today and the house keeps warm when the sun is out. It was as cold as charity last week !

Congratulations to Heather on the arrival of the new grandson.. Wouldn't it be nice for grandmothers if they didn't all come at once ?! We had six grands in three and a half years from our two daughters, they were busy days, they are all teenagers now ...

Have a good day.
Marion .

5 Comments:

At June 25, 2013 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

"As cold as charity"? now that's an interesting expression I had not heard before.
Sara in Hot,sticky Florida

 
At June 25, 2013 at 7:22 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Marion, "poor Rosey" would mean Rosey sat back and did nothing about this but I'd be darned with that was going to happen...so, "Frosted, steaming mad, Rosey" is another thing. Some young pup trying to tell me that I don't want to cancel my account with Sirius XM Radio...no way. The Hungarian Gypsy exploded and I'm told the account is now closed. My ear is sore from holding onto the phone for 3/4 of an hour but I figure when a company streams you into the cancellation lane, they take their time answering the calls to discourage you and make you give up in frustration. Customer service with some companies is a thing of the past.
Oh Marion, what a time to go away, this fall...but maybe it's a good thing...for you folks anyway. Away from the turmoil, stress and strife of families adjusting to their own problems, they are not yours.
Rosey

 
At June 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

"Frosted, steaming mad," is why I said "poor Rosey" !! I hate getting into that state, due to the incompetance of others !
The timing of our trip was determined by my sister's 80th Bday in October .
"Cold as charity" .. not a very kind saying when I come to think of it, but often heard in my childhood.
Heavy frost here last night but the Alps look amazing this morning...

 
At June 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Hmmm, I did wonder, Marion, if my blood pressure went up with that cheeky sales person...lol. I suspect it did.

Hard to imagine sitting here roasting in the sun, the heat, the humidity and that darned wren who never shuts up from morning till night...at first I thought, how sweet, how wonderful to hear the wren singing. Now I feel like throwing a shoe at it, it never shuts up...trilling happily away, she's too much of a good thing. And then NZ has a heavy frost.
Love the old English sayings...you can't beat them...
Rosey

 
At June 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

Good for you Rosey! I have had similiar frustrations with the credit card company that had fraud in my Mom's name. It took 6 months to clear up. They kept charging interest on the account, even though their fraud dept. said they would't. I had to FAX the power of attorney paperwork twice, to different addresses, plus copies of the police report, and my Mom's old driver's lic. with picture. Thankfully I still have it! The picture on it proves who she is, and the date of birth.
Good for you!
Sara in Fla.

 

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