Three days ago our gas fireplace in the lounge stopped working. It keeps turning itself off.
Can you imagine how upset I was? It was like... "What the hell will happen next?"
So, I rang the company that overhauled it a couple of years ago to come and fix it.
It took me two days to get to actually TALK to someone there... and she told me that the EARLIEST someone could come to look at it was mid to end of September!
I burst into tears when she said that.... I was just so over all the crap that's been happening with everything!
So, once I had calmed down, I told her that our home was on the market, and having a broken fireplace was just not an option.
She said leave it with her and she would see what she could do.
4 hours later she rang me and said there would be a service man at my house at 8 am this morning! AND they were not charging me a call out fee either.
Some days my faith in people's kindness is restored.
So, I better make sure I'm up and dressed before the man arrives eh?
Once he's been and fixed it (I hope he can!)... I am going over to Botany to pick up my new umbrella. While over there I'm going to pop into Early Settler too... it's an awesome shop. I drool every time I go in there.
I'm going to make sure I walk heaps while out, park as far away from the shops as I can... get back to doing everything I can to increase my steps!
Right, catch ya later.
Yaaaa! The fireplace guy arrived bright and early and YES, it was an easy fix! He stayed for quite a while to make sure it was indeed fixed. Nice guy.
ABOVE: My new brolly. I was expecting it to be totally BLUE, but it's not. It's black with blue accents. That's OK I suppose. I can't be bothered taking it back for an exchange.
ABOVE: I found this in RAPT too... so pretty and it was on SALE for half price. It makes me think of Spring, which is coming soon I'm sure.
After getting those two things I walked across the road to The Hub and had a browse around Early Settler. It was a nice little walk.
So far today I've done 4,788 steps. I'm really happy with that! I'm loving my FitBit, it is certainly motivating me to get off me bum.
My mood has lifted too... I found myself singing along to the radio in the car today... that ain't happened in ages.
Nearly lunchtime, I've got leftovers from the other night ... chicken rice risotto. YUM.
5.46 pm: I've spent part of the afternoon napping, and part reading blogs.
For every blog I open, only 2 out of 10 are 'active'. That's sad.
I suppose it makes it fast for me to read all the updated ones though.
Stew is due home soon. I've asked him to bring home chocolate. And Jelly Beans. I've missed jelly beans. Time to have a few and nope, I ain't gunna feel guilty. I'm just so happy I feel like something to eat.
I've not coughed and thrown up today, first day in nearly two weeks that's happened.
Yaaa, I have done more than 5,000 steps today. So pleased. Tomorrow I'm going to aim for 6,000.
End of Day: Another good day, they are starting to add up!
Chocolate wasn't that nice. Just feel ikkk now!