Friday, 2 March 2007

The day after my birthday

I meant to do a blog yesterday entitled My Birthday (because it was, funnily enough) but in the end, I had an attack of lazyitus, and didn't get round to it. So I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you who sent me cards and prezzies, and made it such a lovely day for me. The sun shone and it was a typical March day I suppose, blustery and bright. I went to my friend Pat's in the afternoon, and we took the dogs for a walk up the lane, and it was most pleasant. I had a problem with the car though unfortunately which took the shine off a bit, and I won't bore with the details, suffice to say that my great mechanic today has hopefully sorted it by putting in a new thermostat, more antifreeze (I'd lost around 5 pints of water in about 50 miles of motoring) and fingers and other things crossed, that will solve the problem. If not, it could be something hideously expensive like the head gasket gone. He said not to worry about what I owed him either, he'll put it on next time, which if it's cured it and I get no more problems could be about the end of August lol. Handy having someone local like that, walking distance away, and he dropped everything to do it too, and had to order and get delivered a thermostat, all done between 12 oclock and 3 oclock. Most impressive eh?

Anyway, the weather wasn't quite so nice today, but was warmish, so I decided to sort out my top shed, it was in a right state because the rats had been using it as a base and general playground, and the roof leaks like a sieve. I turfed everything out, shovelled out two builders buckets full of soil and rat droppings (yewk) covered up all the holes they had chewed through with three inch thick pieces of wood. I got 5 bin bags full of crap stuff that just needed throwing away, two dead rats (double yewk) two big bags full of wood that can be burned, so I will give this away, and then put other stuff back all neat and tidy. I didn't get time to cover the roof with the plastic I have bought before it starting raining. Hey ho, too much to expect that we could have two full days without any I suppose.

Well, that's about it really, my back now breaking as usual, have taken some paracetemols to ease it off a bit, now time to go and shut the birds in, it's got dark early tonight, because of the rain.


Pauline said...

Happy Birthday Jan, hope you had a nice day.
Hope your car's ok, I had a leak in the boot, and told them my engine runs too fast, but they said it was ok, but it s still rinning fast lol.Pauline.

Pauline said...

phew its worked this time, says my comment has been saved, send another while its in a good mood lol. Pauline.

oldcrow61 said...

Heavens you are making me long for Spring. You're getting all the things done that I have to do. After being stuck inside most of the winter, I can't wait. Sounds like you have a great mechanic there.

nicola said...

Pleased you had a nice b'day jan

lauren said...

Belated happy birthday!
how is your car now? I had this car problem last time about my head gasket... it's a lot of hard work! phew... i had to remove lots of sensors before i could get the head gasket on place.. well, i hope everything is okay now with your car.