Posted by: granny1947 | December 13, 2011

Granny get the first ride …take two.

Hello All.

I have no idea what happened.
I did a long post with three photos and a cartoon.
And words.
Published it and it was gone!
If it happens again I am out of here.

So, I got a call from the financial director this morning.
Asked me to take our delivery van in to the dealers.
We have traded it in on a brand new one.
About time too.

I said Ohkaaaaaaaay.
While thinking “oh hell”.
I have not driven a heavy vehicle for thirty odd years.
Anyway, I climbed in and adjusted the seat.
Managed to take off without making a fool of myself.
It has a clutch from hell.

I turned onto the highway and looked in the rearview mirror.
Only there wasn’t one.
Having a closed back it doesn’t need one.
I had forgotten to adjust the side mirrors.
I drove all the way with no idea if anyone was behind me.

When I got there I had to sign a whole lot of forms.
Hope I haven’t committed myself to paying for the new van.
Then there was the drive back.
The new van is a VW Caddy.
Handles like a dream.
Plenty of space.
And there is nothing like the smell of a new car.
I got it back without a scratch.
Or a ding.

Jasmine was stranger than usual this morning.
She buried about five pieces of kelp.
Don’t know why she does it.
She never goes back to check on her booty.

The bird life was prolific today.
Had the feeling they were all watching me.
Any of you remember the Alfred Hitchcock movie?
Guess most of you are too young.

Before I leave you I want to share an e-mail I received today.
Some of you must not like it.
It appealed to my warped sense of humour.

The cartoon WAs there.
Now it has gone.
WP is playing silly buggers with me.


  1. Thats better granny you got it right, lovely post and i’m glad you delivered the van in one piece πŸ™‚

    • Hehehe Harry…have no idea what happened to the first one…I was doing it in Firefox so I didn’t forget to paste it.
      It just won’t do the cartoon either…I see it there and then it is gone!

      • firefox ok, did you always use it to do your posts or was that the first time.

      • Hi Harry…I changed over to Firefox when IE started playing silly buggers with my posts….it has been working well except for today.

  2. I don’t like firefox so i moved to google chrome but still use ie for emails etc.

  3. I think your pics offended father christmkas so he deleted them.

    • You know…you could be right Sidey. πŸ™‚

  4. Aaah, that’s better πŸ˜‰ I’ve heard of Alfred Hitchcock. Does that count? πŸ˜€ Those Caddy’s are a dream to drive – I like VW in general – anything German engineering I’ll strongly consider.

    • Hi Yada…it was great to drive…our hired car tomorrow is a BMW…am looking forward to driving that too!

  5. Why does Jasmine bury kelp? Because it’s *there*. Because she *can*. That’s what my husband would say! πŸ™‚

    Glad everything went well with the van exchange. I’d have destroyed the transmission – I can’t drive a stick shift for anything!

    • Hi RD….funny…I prefer the gears…I feel more in control.

  6. Glad your post behaved this time.
    Your driving skills didn’t let you down granny!
    I use Chrome for WP and never had a problem.
    You got me wondering why Jasmine buries kelp but never goes back to check it!

    • Hi Barb….maybe she is just a tidy dog????

  7. What did the bear say to the bunny? πŸ˜€

    • Hehehe NR….and now you know.

  8. Lorry Granny πŸ™‚

    • Hi Cindy…quick thinking!

  9. If it’s the one you sent me: loved it!

    Perhaps Jasmine doesn’t like the smell of seaweed?

    • Hi Tilly….she eats copious amounts of the stuff so I don’t think that is it.

  10. Or there’s an additional smell on some of it…

    I need lessons on how to change browsers… you guys know much more than me. I thought you could only have one, and this one (IE9) eats up all my gigs, I swear!

    Nice driving, Gran. β™₯

  11. Enjoy your new Van.

  12. Something weird is going on with the Internet at my end of the world, too. I’ve used Firefox for years and have had no problem. I went off IE because it presented more worms, viruses and silly buggar shenanigans.

    However, there are more opinions out there than answers! Everyone has an opinion when operations are working…

    Your “christmas card” was a hoot! I love being completely fooled.

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