Posted by: granny1947 | May 6, 2022

Granny says what happened

Hello All.

Yes, I was going to post early this morning.
Then, we had to go out.
We had to buy wine.
Very important.
I had to get my chronic medication.
Quite important.

Later, I had to go back to the bank.
I had to use the phone in the bank to cancel a debit order.
After three attempts to get through to the correct department, I think the woman on the other end realized I was about to explode.
Apparently my Granny looks works on the phone too.
I am one step closer to closing the account.

Our water came back on.
Be still my beating heart.
Then I received a notification that the municipality are planning to do all sorts of increases.
Sewerage….again really?
They have the gall to charge us for availability of all these.
Which are hardly ever available.

They are supposed to fetch our refuse twice a week.
They have not been this week.
Think about this.
160+ Units.
Probably nearly 400 bags of refuse.
I have been on the phone.
Throwing my toys out the cot.
Dire warnings of health hazards.
Hopefully, they will come over the weekend.

Finally, several people, in the complex, have Covid.
Time to batten down the hatches.
Wait, we have been doing that since 2020.
Oh well, practice makes perfect.

On a lighter note, they say it is going to rain tomorrow.
I hope that is true.
Have not watered any of my hopeful seedlings.


  1. It says something when the promise of rain is the only bright spot in your post. πŸ˜‰

    • Oh Dear.
      Will be more upbeat tomorrow.
      After the rain!

  2. I’m glad you got your priorities right, Granny – wine first; everything else after that. I try and do all my banking online now – far less time-consuming than queueing up in the bank. ‘Our water came back on. Be still my beating heart’ – that made me laugh. I love it.

    You’re lucky to get your rubbish collected twice a week there (when they come, that is). Ours only gets picked up once a fortnight! They gave us bigger bins so we had enough room in them, but in the summer, you need a peg on your nurse to go out into the garden. Not nice. And the council tax has shot up like your bills have too. They say it’s to pay for the policemen and the fire brigade. I don’t need a policeman and I hope I never need the fire brigade either, but I have to pay it – just in case. Mustn’t tempt providence!

    • OMW. With so many units in our complex we would be overwhelmed if it was once a fortnight.
      We use one bag a week but some units use three or four.
      Have no idea what they are throwing away.
      The mind boggles.

  3. I LOVE your way of writing. Short sentences. Only a word or 2. Facts. We all understand. Much easier to read. How did I do?

  4. There’s good luck, bad luck, Irish luck, my Maddi’s luck, and then there’s Granny1947 luck… (πŸ€”..Wine it IS!) Cheers!🍷

    • Cheers.
      Watch this space when I win the lottery.

      • Ok! (Here in America, I’m told it vastly increases one’s chances of winning to actually buy a lottery ticket.. I’m gonna try that!) 😊🍷

      • Go for it.

  5. “Need wine!” LOL!! Send wine and I will send you our rain. πŸ™‚

    • You have a deal.
      Red or white?

      • White please. 😊

  6. I will also trade rain for wine. Most gladly!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Focus on the positives … you have wine 😊

  8. I do hope you got rain!

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