Monday, 25 June 2007

Just another day in the life.....

Ever get that feeling that your life is just falling apart around you? This last week has been particularly challenging, what with the horse show coming up this weekend and our holiday starting the following week. So much to do and so much to go wrong!

It all started last November when I mistakenly left my horse trailer in the hubby's company workshop for 'repairs and maintenance' - to be ready in time for the start of the show season. Now in fact! It didn't need a lot doing to it - new tyres, the rims and hubs cleaning up and a few new studs fitting, a new piece of glass for the front window and a chain welded across the one back stall due to theft of the original! And here I am, the show is upon me and my trailer is still not ready. To top that off my car, which went in for a service, has developed several other interesting defects whilst in their care. It is now suffering from a burnt out alternator which is going to either cost US$2000 (YES, I did type that right!) from the dealer or $350 from the 'copy cat' little shop but will not be available until the day after I am supposed to be at the show, some 400km away!

Meanwhile the girl child has contracted an extremely painful ear infection and there is a desperate shortage of diesel in the country.

In the midst of all this chaos I am also trying to get organised for our annual trip to the UK, flying out the day after we get back from the show! There are re-entry visas to organise and travel insurance as well as packing, dog and cat food sufficient for a month and a multitude of small but irritating details to deal with.

I really must be mad and if I'm not now, I certainly will be by the end of next week!


Rebicmel said...

Jayne, I gave your fairy godmother a call and she should be on her way soon to help you hun..

I don't envy the chaos of travel but I do so love the journey once underway.

Warm sweet oil in the girl child's ear would add some relief from the pain.

Sounds like crooks run amuck in your area as well.

I am hoping for happier days for you..

Maybe the fairy godfather should be on his way as well. I will give him a ring.


~Ambre~ said...

It all seems to work out in the end Jayne, even with the mishaps. Some how some way you'll turn around and it shall all be behind you.

~hang on for the ride~

Darlin_Jo said...

Miss Jayne you have inspired me yet again to write my own "When bad things happen to good people" type of story. Look for it soon.

On your subject, I hope everything works out ok for you and the family. Advice from my Grandma for the girl child...take a clean sock, fill the bottom with salt, warm slightly in micro and hold over hurting ear...pulls the pain right out.


Rebicmel said...


Stopping by to let you know you are being thought of. Hope your trip is going well.

Deirdre said...

Hey Jayne, i too hope you are having a great time on your trip. Deep breaths, Jayne Relax and dont sweat anything. Deirdre.