Another week has passed and I haven’t blogged. Naughty Granny.
This is not going to be a long post either. It is nearly wine time. Though I suppose I could sip and type at the same time.
I got my car back on Wednesday. She looks brand new. And, they even got ALL Jasmine’s hairs off the back seat. The panel beaters fetched me at the airport so I could drop off the hired car. I took the above pic on the way back to their workshop. Where I asked if they had done the wheel alignment. Nope. One of the guys took me around a couple of blocks and said it felt fine but if I wasn’t happy they would fetch it the next day to have the alignment done.
On the way back home, along the freeway, I felt the car was pulling to the right very slightly. I phoned the next day and they duly picked the car up from my office. Turns out she has a bent control arm and lower frame. I have no idea what that means but it does not sound good. Thank heavens I insisted on having the alignment done. Anyway, they loaned me one of their cars and my yellow baby is still in hospital. Their car is also an Atos but bright red. With a clutch from hell.
On the way to work on Friday, a truck had broken down in the left hand lane on the highway. Someone must have come down too fast and there was a four car pile up. I have to confess I am not a happy driver at the moment. I know I will get over it but I am still nervous.
In other news people are starting to move into the complex. We have a young policeman and his wife and small kid next door. I haven’t met her but he seems very nice. He came over to ask us a few questions. Turns out he uses about R800 of electricity a month. Wow. We seem to be getting away with about R300 or less. The solar panel definitely helps a lot. Theirs will be higher than ours. She bakes for a hobby. That doesn’t happen here. They bath. That doesn’t happen here. Though, I hasten to add, we DO shower. AND they use a tumble drier. I am far too mean for one of those. Real power guzzlers.
A Chinese man has moved into the house on the other side of the policeman. I have seen his car but not him. I hear he is in I.T. This could be useful. Someone has moved in on the other side of HIM but I haven’t seen them either.
I have had a cooking weekend. This is so unusual I shall blog about it tomorrow. I am actually loving pottering around in the kitchen. Maybe I shall start knitting in my old age. But don’t hold your breath.
I have no idea why my paragraphs all disappear when I post.
Or why WP have changed things again.
It took me ages to find out how to get to my dashboard.
Then I spotted a TINY little house and bingo!
AND…is anyone else getting really disgusting spam mail?
What have I posted that makes them think I am a likely target????