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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW - 208

No picture as yet as I forgot what day it was again (hope to put one up later), but I had to just say

Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary.

Well done to Julia for her brilliant idea and her hospitality for all these many weeks.  It is a wonderful achievement and long may it continue.  I know I am not the only person to have received unparalleled support and encouragement from all you wonderful crafters out there.   Your generosity is wonderful.

Hopefully, I will be back next week with a photo, even if it is only the space where my computer was until it went for emergency treatment.  I also have another project to start, but more about that later.

PS I have just re-read what I wrote on my Kindle last night, and predictive text does have a lot to answer for, especially when you are half asleep.  Hopefully, it all makes sense now. 

PPS Sorry, folks.  I was going to take another photo today, but I seem to have spent all day on the phone or dealing with other things so I never got round to it. I got the estimate for having the complete roof done, and everything took off from that.  I accepted the quote which was the easy bit.  Then I needed to organise what to do with the caravan while the work is being done.  Part of the time, it is going back to the dealer for some warranty work, then one of our neighbours has offered to have it on his front garden until it can come back.  I am also trying to arrange to have an automatic levelling system fitted to the corner steadies so that I can just stand there with a remote, and position the caravan on site, then another remote will lower the legs with no effort from me.  

My chiropractor also told me that I needed massage on my shoulders and back to relieve the stress and tension there, and I managed to book that for the same time as my cleaner comes in, so that needs to be altered.  I would not mind but all this is on the calendar and I still manage to get it wrong.

I am also chasing an electrician who has been recommended to me to have a new door bell fitted.  I am totally cheesed off with these wireless units you buy from B&Q etc, which work beautifully for about a week and then die.  After five of those, I want to go back to a proper old-fashioned mains powered unit which works.  

None of this is craft related but that is where my day has gone so far.  I did manage to look up  the Travelodge at Nottingham which is just down the road from where my craft day with Clarity will take place in August.  I think I shall book in for two nights, one before and one after, so I don't have to worry about fighting the motorway traffic on the way there or going home after.  I can then relax and enjoy the day.

I did have a crafty box delivered as well, of which there will be more later.  Enjoy the rest of your WOYWW celebrations.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely to hear from you, Maggie....I hope your computer is repairable... You get so used to having it around, don't you?? Looking forward to seeing what you're doing with your room later on :-)
Hugs,LLJ 13 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so very glad to hear from your Maggie as you are one of my very longest friends with blogger and WOYWW is great part of the experience!

Thanks so much for sharing and we look forward to seeing your desk in all good time.
..sending big hugs via blogger..

~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

Helen said...

Happy WOYWWversary to you, too Maggie. Hope your computer is fixable, I'd be lost without mine. Helen 39

Anne said...

Hello Maggie. Ooohhh a poorly computer hope it gets well soon. Wondering how you are? Thoughts are with you. Love and hugs Anne x #84

KatzElbows said...

I've missed any number of weeks from sheer forgetfulness! I just hope I don't forget to stop by again later.

Happy anniversary,
Love Rachel, #48

Alison Wade said...

Happy Special WOYWW. Hope your computer is well again soon - we do rely on them now. Ali x #93

Anonymous said...

LOL! I did that once on a Bank Holiday week! Just totally forgot that it was Weds and not Tuesday. But will watch for a post at some point in the future. And best of luck with the computer. I've been thru it and it's hard to go without for even a day!

Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW!
Mary Anne* (26!)

Redanne said...

Hi Maggie, just called by to say hello, I am so glad I am not the only one who forgets! Happy 4th WOYWW. Hugs, Anne x #62

Ria Gall said...

Hi Maggie

Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear, 'pooter problems are the worst, you really miss them when they are out of action! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

Hettie said...

Hello Maggie. Happy WOYWW to you.
This WOYWW malarky is wonderful at bringing friends together including you.
Love your photo on your profile now. Gorgeous.
Hugs to you and hope puter is soon mended!

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Oh Maggie, it’s easy to forget what day it is, I almost forgot last week but how could you forget today of all days, Lol.
I’ll have to pop back later to see what’s on your desk.

Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

The Taming of the Glue said...

A very happy 4th WOYWW to you as well. Hope the computer gets well soon. Pam#33

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, I'm totally lost today, I was convinced it was Tuesday, right up till about 1.00pm.Hope you are well, Love Shaz xx

Angie said...

Happy 4th ...hope your computer problems are sorted soon ...we rely on them so much ...lost so much over the years so got an external hard drive ...and it managed to loose everything ???
Had to smile at your space 207wk ....looks like mine ...still cant get it together to tidy ...just keep moving bit about.
Great to see you back ...loads of love xx71

okienurse said...

great to see you on today picture or no! I hope your computer get fixed and you are ack on soon with the photos. Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

Caro said...

I hope your computer gets fixed. It sounds like you are having a very busy day today. Take care. Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Maggie, the day just gets away from you when you have those sort of jobs to do - the arranging part is a nightmare, frankly! Am dead impressed that you can get remote levelling....even if it is for the caravan, it sounds super!! I'm with you on the doorbell. Same experiences!

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view your desk and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Maggie, lovely to hear from you! I hope you get things sorted. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Linda xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, good to read your post and see that your getting to grips with repairs to your computer and the roof, replacing the door bell - I so know what you mean about those B&Q bells - the caravan - great idea to have one of those automatic systems fitted, it will make things easier for you. And that you are going to a Clarity craft day - would love to attend one of those too - perhaps the next one that BG has here in Scotland. Look forward to reading about the contents of crafty box. Take care, Elizabeth xx #155

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, you poor thing. I know the feeling when it comes to waiting on estimates. I hope that everything works out well, because I'm sure you're going to look back on this and have a good laugh.

Happy WOYWW4 from #17.

Di said...

Hi Maggie

I'm trying to catch up with WOYWW, sorry for being late.

Crumbs gal, you've got the wind behind your sails right now. All good stuff too.

My guess is that you'll probably keep the caravan with having the remote levelling of the steadies. That's positive - I used to love caravanning and with wheelie water and waste containers etc. it's all possible.

And am so pleased you'll make a little break of the Clarity trip.

Go Maggie - that's my gal!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

My goodness, you have had a hectic day. Kind of your neighbour to solve the caravan parking problem while the roof is being done.

You are going to feel so much better after your massage...think of how relaxed your shoulders will be!

I would like to send you an ATC. No need to send anything back. You have been through so much and would like to just pop one in the mail.
My email is scrappymo1@gmail.com if you would like to send me your address.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's wonderful to see you popping up on the hop, Maggie! Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary to you, too, even if you didn't get a picture! It's no wonder you didn't get one with all the bullarky you are having to deal with! Goodness, you give new meaning to, "if it ain't one damn thing, it's another!" I hope ALL of this gets sorted out soon for you. Wish I lived closer to help! Take care, hon. Darnell #34

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Maggie - I haven't said before but I really love your flower heading on your blog - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

Nikki said...

Sorry to have missed your desk but totally understand how life gets in the way :) Happy Late WOYWW 4 hugs Nikki #145

Neet said...

Sounds as if you have been busy - wish I could help out with all the jobs you have to organise.
Definitely book a few days in Nottingham - could book ore and have a mini holiday - nice around that area.
Hugs, Neet (take care)

glitterandglue said...

What a day! Trust things are easing up a bit now, and that you have an opportunity to at least a little crafting - for your sanity!!
Margaret #70

RosC said...

Hi Maggie,
What a pain to have no computer! I'm pleased to have an iPad which will at least fill the gap if the computer is down.
I KNOW those days when it feels as though everything has to be done twice because of the obstacles, not the least of them being oneself. Damn!!!
(a little interjection: it's raining. Bliss on a stick).
Sounds as though you have great friends and neighbours, and I hope the roof work is satisfactory. Keep an eagle eye on them.
Ros. #28