Posted by: granny1947 | December 4, 2022

Granny just shakes her head.

Hello All.

I lead an interesting life.
Sometimes a little frustrating.
I might have mentioned before, that in my Dad’s house they are always looking for something.
This week took the cake.
My brother managed to lose a jacket, his wallet and, wait for it, his false teeth.
I kid you not.
I spent ages going through his car looking for the wallet.
Then scouring the house.
I even looked in the fridge.
Because, you just never know.

The jacket, eventually, was traced to a place where he had breakfast.
The wallet was found in his cupboard.
Where he had hidden it.
God knows where the teeth are.
It will have to remain one of life’s little mysteries.

In other news, my arm is healing nicely.
After the vicious puppy attack!

And now, I must go and try and help new renters to sort out the timer on their geyser.
Well, not me.
Am roping in someone else to assist.
It is supposed to start raining just now.
I hope so.
I have not watered my plants.

Have a super day/evening.

Posted by: granny1947 | December 3, 2022

Granny has a lot to say.

Yes, because I have not blogged for a while, today is catch up day.
So, if you have a short attention span, go no further!

First, our city has been on fire.
At one stage there were twelve or fourteen fires on the go.
The incredible Gift of the Givers brought up two more helicopters to assist our guys.
The combination of extreme heat and gale force winds has not helped.
There was a big one just up the road from us.
Spotter planes and helicopters flying all days.
Two houses burnt down near my Dad’s favourite breakfast place.
He was very concerned!
My phone never stopped.
People at work wanting to know what the situation was.

On a more somber note.
Between April and June more than a 1000 women and children have been killed.
Due to gender based violence.
People complaining the police do not do enough.
How the hell do the police do anything about this?
This is happening in homes.
The perps are usually the parents.
Our society is sick.

I went to visit some new renters on Thursday.
While we were chatting, she mentioned that she was not letting their puppy in.
Said it got very excited.
I said, I love dogs, let her in.
I am an idiot.
This four month old, PitbullxStaffie, hurled herself at me.
Leapt on my lap.
Ripped my arm in three places.
Blood dripping.
They were mortified.
Had to reassure them that this is par for the course.
I have such thin skin.
It is already healing nicely.

Ok, I will give you a break for today.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 26, 2022

Granny and the complex circus

Hello Everyone.

I hope you are all well.
I am feeling a lot better.
Think my sense of humour has returned.
Long may it last.

Our demonstration meeting was very interesting.
We had excellent attendance.
When I logged in my photo on the screen was upside down.
Probably a better way of looking at me.
Then the camera vanished.
And my sound.
Probably, just as well too.
I tried everything.
Could not get it right.
Phoned one of the “experts” from the security company.
He came onto my computer via anydesk.
Could not figure it out either.
I felt vindicated.

I could see all the comments.
And, I could respond by typing in a message.
This gave me time to consider what I wanted to say.
And, considering some of the comments and lack of knowledge, was a good thing.
Most of the time I just sat here and shook my head.
Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Was going to post last night.
Then I saw it was nearly eight.
Lights were due to go out.
At the last moment Eskom decided to cancel that outage.
Changed the stage.
But, my brain was already geared for bed.
So, I had a shower and an early night.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 22, 2022

Granny has a poo day

Hello All.

Have been trying to blog for a couple of days.
Life has conspired to make it very difficult.

The poo day?
Literally, a poo day.
Got a call to say that sewage was coming out in several units near the gate.
Thank heavens I don’t live there.
Apparently, there was a blockage in the municipal drain.
Causing it to back up to our complex.

My fun and games was trying to get a reference number from the municipality.
Emergency number…not available.
24/7 Landline…rang once and disconnected.
Half an hour of pure frustration and I got a reply to an email with a reference number.
I lost count of all the counsellors I phoned.

Then, we tried to get a courier to take a summons to the sheriff in East London.
Registered on their website.
You have to fill in a myriad of details.
Lindy’s card rejected.
Something to do with her set up.
Tried my card.
Said try again later.
I think I tried twenty times.
Putting in all the frigging details every time.
Finally, this morning it took my credit card.
I am so over all this.
Hopefully, her divorce can now go ahead.

Just to add to all my woes Eskom has gone crazy.
Changing outage levels four times in ONE day.
You have to have a flipping degree to make sense of it all.
I don’t have one.

I need to go to the shop.
I have to wait for the courier.
Also, have a whole lot of stuff for an agent to pick up from me.
Though he said he would give me a couple of hours notice.
Doubt I am going to make it to the old man.
Have a feeling my brain is going to explode!!!

Posted by: granny1947 | November 19, 2022

Granny searches and searches.

Hello All.

How do you change the size of your letters?
Mine seem to have gone very small.
Or I need to visit my optician.
Don’t worry.
I found it.
Now they are too big but I am leaving it.

I didn’t tell you yesterday.
When I got back from my guilty steak there was a knock on the door.
The new owner, I had helped with a letter to her bank, gave me a parcel and a lovely card.
A box of Lindt chocolates.
Today, another owner I had helped, gave me a big slab of chocolate.
I am either going to pick up weight or get zits.
I will share the slab of chocolate.
Not the Lindt.
Who shares that?

I made an upside down vegetable pie last night.
And, remembered to take a photo.

The crust rose up so high, I found it too dry.
M and Lindy both said it was nice.
Think they are scared of me!
We are having it again tonight.
I shall make a little gravy.
And, what the hell, a little salad.
I like salad.

I mentioned, on someone’s post, that I had had an encounter with the supernatural.
I did a post about it.
Can’t find it.
Maybe I will talk about it again.
Not all of you followed me in those days.
Am sure NR did.
Anyway, it will be a post for another day.

Eskom is our non-provider of electricity.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 17, 2022

Granny indulges

Hello All.

Yes, today I have a guilty secret.
I had a very busy start to the day,
Several calls from residents.
Letters to be typed.
Letters to be delivered.

Then to the library.
To get books for the old man.
And pay a horrific fine.
My fault.
Sort of.
Our libraries phone has been out of action for months.
So you have to phone another branch.
I tried several times but, with the outages, their phones did not work either.
Then I forgot.

Coming from the library I thought, stuff it.
Life is short.
There was a coffee shop nearby.
With great specials.
I had a massive plate of steak, eggs and chips.
Sorry to my vegetarian and vegan friends.
But, it was delicious.
I haven’t told anyone.
Except you lot.
Keep it a secret.

M knocked his arm against something.
Took out quite a chunk of flesh and skin.
I have been dressing it.
Between him and the old man, I am coming quite adept at dressing wounds.
I have no qualms at blood and gore.
But, I don’t think I could have been a nurse.
Vomit and poop are something else!

And now, I am off to shower.

Oh yes, before I forget.
I am probably being dumb.
I follow two blogs.
The rock and Elena.
I cannot find a place to quote!

Posted by: granny1947 | November 14, 2022

Granny does absolutely nothing.

Hello All.

Yes, yesterday I did next to nothing.
I did not fetch the old man because he wanted to watch the rememberance day parade in the UK.
I didn’t put on makeup.
Not that it makes much difference.

I DID have frequent naps.
And read quite bit.
And, then, later in the evening I had a senior moment.
I sleep, most nights, with a pillow between my legs.
I think it helps my disc.
For some unknown reason I took it with me when I went through to my den.
Sat on it.
Two hours later I went back to bed.
And searched everywhere for the pillow.
The penny only dropped the next morning.
It was still on my chair.
Do hope this is not the start of dementia!
Mental note to myself.
I am still sitting on the pillow.
Take it to bed with me tonight.

We were not supposed to be having any loadshedding tonight.
They changed their minds just now.
We are off from six until eight this evening.
This is a crappy time.
Means we have to eat very early or very late.

gracefuladdict asked me, today, why we have loadshedding.
I will try to keep it short.
About 28 years ago the government was taken over by the current ruling party.
Prior to that we had a Nationalist government.
And apartheid.
Which was bad.
However, our power supplier was one of the best in the world.
With half the number of staff they have today.
Then the ANC took over.
Did no maintenance.
Got rid of all qualified white staff.
Replaced them with “comrades”
Eskom was captured.
Corruption was rampant.
It is STILL a struggle.
Unfortunately, this is the case with most of the state owned enterprises.
Loadshedding is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

And now, let me get ready to prepare our early supper.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 13, 2022

Granny should be sleeping.

Good Morning Everyone.

It is one in the morning.
And, here I sit.
Talking to you.
Mentioned to the doc, the other day, that I sleep in two shifts.
He said it is normal.
Anyone else do this?

Did not do too much yesterday.
Visited Stepdad.
Who asked me three times if I would turn the TV on.
He kept forgetting we had a power outage.
Then I helped him finish his crossword.
He tries to do it every day.
However, his eyesight is so bad he battles to see the clues.
And, frequently gets them wrong.
Bless him.

When I came back, I picked up my new friend.
They have only been here about a month.
She had sent me a video of people behind her house.
A domestic fight going on.
The language was atrocious.
I pinpointed the house.
They will be getting a warning tomorrow.
Why can’t people just be nice.
When I am cross with M I never shout.
I just give him the finger.
I don’t always let him see me.
But, I feel better.
Am I passive aggressive?

And now let me go back for the next shift of sleep.
To picture what I am going to do when I win the lottery.
You have to have a dream.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 11, 2022

Granny says how did that happen?

Hello All.

Seven days.
I haven’t blogged for SEVEN days.
Bad Granny.
I also have a huge number of posts to read.
Very bad Granny.

The buildup to the AGM was something else.
Phoning owners to find out if they would be attending.
Then driving around the complex to collect proxies.
I never touched sides.
And, my back knew all about it.
Much better now.
Still painful but I have not been taking painkillers.
The bean bag has been a great help.

The AGM went very well.
We made the quorum.
A good number of people attended.
When I logged into the meeting I could see myself.
And all my wrinkles.
Then, somehow, my camera was off.
So, no-one saw me sipping my wine!!
An hour before the meeting the managing agent asked if I would do the welcome.
Can’t remember what I said but I think I kept it clean.

I was voted in to remain as Chairperson.
Another year of hard work.
For no pay.
I must be unhinged.

Just before the meeting my friend phoned me to wish me luck.
The one who lost her husband.
It is a year today.
I could hear something was wrong.
So, at eight o’clock I shot round to her place.
She just hung onto me and sobbed.
I held her hand until her tranquillizers kicked in.
Feel so sorry for her.

Have just had a good laugh.
My elder son sent me photos of him, his son and his daughter.
Elder son normally has a head of curly hair and a beard.
He has shaved it all off.
Told him he is so grey.
He says I am not very grey because they were good kids.
A new way of looking at it.
In your dreams my boy.
In your dreams.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 4, 2022

Granny has an upside down time

Hello All.

Yes, it has been a good and a bad few days.
My problem disc has suddenly flared up again.
Have been walking like an old woman.
Ok, I know I AM an old woman.
But, it has been agony.
My printer would not work.

I am blessed with such good friends.
One made me a bean bag to heat in the microwave.
It is warming my back as we speak.
She also made one for the 99 year old.
He is going to love it.
Her husband came around and sorted out my printer.
With friends like this I don’t need family!

She also made Gaby a bottle of spray.
To stop her being a smelly nelly.
I sprayed some on her.
She was not impressed.
Ran to M and sat glaring at me.
Yes, much against his will, I think M has taken to her.

In other news M and I went to the doctor to get our scripts renewed.
Doc was very happy with me.
Told M I would be around for quite a while.
I felt M did not show enough enthusiasm at the news!

M has two possible cancers.
One on his forehead and another on his chest.
We go back on Tuesday to have them frozen.
Hope the freezing works.
Doc will not cut the one on his forehead out.
Will have to go to a plastic surgeon.
Watch this space.

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