Friday, August 27

all's well that pops well!

With rain lashing down in angry torrents, I was not best pleased to see a lorry collecting timber from the recently cleared woods behind our house blocking the lane.
Abandoning the car, I was joined by Ted arriving back from work, trudging through the mire.
The kitchen chimney had water seeping through, the electric was off, dear Henny was poorly, Bruce was still lame, we were soaked, everywhere was doom 'n' gloom.
Having assumed that August would be dry enough for outside decorating Ted was distraught about his workload, and I was concerned about the lack of funds coming in, with no respite on the bills going out!
A great grey cloud hung over us both.

Now, Ted and I have had our fair share of tragedy watching most of our close family (and some dear friends) die untimely and cruel deaths, so we firmly believe in embracing our rather ironic sense of humour and Seizing the Moment.

The beautiful bottle of champagne wrapped for a friend's wedding present was duly chilled and, swathed in our waterproofs and wellies we giggled like a pair of teenagers as we sat under the umbrella on the patio getting wetter (and merrier) by the minute!
Problems? What problems!



22 comments:

bad penny said...

Bravo ! I bet it tasted wonderful

sue15cat said...

Good for you, what a brilliant attitude, (you could have took a picture though!!).

Hope your weekend gets better and better, well it has to really doesn't it?

Sue xx

Menopausal musing said...

Problem solving at its absolute best! I raise my wineglass to you both! :O) Cheers!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Thats the spirit...or should I say wine.

Hope you are having a better day today. The rain has stopped here and we have even seen the sun pop its head out from behind all the clouds, fingers crossed it stays that way for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Annie said...

sounds like a good solution to me ! Hope things have started looking up for you again, though. The weather is slightly better here today but it has been a thoroughly miserable week.
Ann x

Andi's English Attic said...

It's supposed to be great weather over the bank holiday, so IF you have any champers left you might be able to finish it in a dry garden. So wonderful that both your sense of humours match. xx

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

alcohol helps any disaster!!!!!!

Jee said...

Well done, Elaine - I really laughed out loud at the picture you both conjured up in my mind. I've been out today with my daughter who drove me home, as she was leaving the heavens opened but she came rushing back in to say that there was a chicken (about half grown and still at the cheeping stage) under her car. Imagine, if you will, me in Tshirt and jeans and slippers, husband who'd had presence of mind to don a hat but not coat, and daughter trying to capture the runaway in the pouring rain - all in fits of laughter. We did send it home in the end!

Sherri B. said...

How wise of you both to know exactly how to fix the entire mess and supporting each other in the endeavor...true love!

sandiart said...

OH cheers to you both, I probably would have curled up in a ball and had a sook.....and I would have loved a pic of that as well. We have had soooo much rain this winter which is great as we were in a bit of a drought with water restrictions. Spring starts Wednesday and we are all looking forward to that, but it also rains alot then as well, warm enough not to have heaters on, but wet enough not to get washing dry. Ahh wouldn't have it any other way!!!
Sandi xx

carol at home said...

Bloody rain, found the horses shivering so they both had to come in, be towel dried and rugged up to go outside again because obviously they didn't want to stay in a nice warm dry stable. Then what do we have this morning? Sunshine so rush off to unrug. Knee deep in mud of course after 48hrs of solid rain. Hey ho the joys of horses. Going to look at another one this weekend so won't be able to afford the champagne!

Kim said...

You are so cool! But what about Moisture Laden Kit? Is she alright?

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Good on you two for embracing your sense of fun after a bad day! Hope dear Henny and Bruce are doing better. Hugs to you all!

Sue said...

What a fantastic attitude, hope the heads were ok this morning!

ted and bunny said...

thankyou all for your lovely comments- on a sunny day like today everything seems better...Henny's happier, Bruce seems sounder, and heck- the rest of it is only money! (hic!!)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

You are so right...It is only money and you know once you let the stress of it go it just seems to come!

My Tadpole is lame as well and today he and his two bestest friends (the two 5yr old geldings) were teasing each other, playing tug-o-war with a stick and running and bucking around the paddock....and I wonder why he is still lame???

That champagne looks delicious...I would have drunk it too!

Hesta Nesta said...

Well done you, definitely keep calm and carry on!! I love champagne, has medicinal properties for sure (that's my excuse anyway!!) So glad you are feeling better.
Jo xx

Poppy's Place said...

What a lovely attitude to deal with a bad time. Life is so short it's the only thing to do! I am so glad things have brightened up a bit in all ways. Jane xx

The Little Vintage Company said...

Glad to hear things are looking better.. the story about Teddy that you left on my blog made me smile.. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a naughty horse, but like you said they are more fun! Taking Dylan to a Hunter Trial on the weekend, which will be interesting to say the least!!

How is Bruce now? Riding a horse anywhere when they've been off work is always an experience! And the wind never helps! Hope you've had a lovely bank holiday!

Tamzin X

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Elaine
I love this - and I'm totally with you in finding an opportunity to be positive - and laugh awhile - amid all the doom and gloom! I bet you made a great picture the two of you sat in the rain - memories are made of this, as the song says :-)
Happy days to you,
Denise x
How funny, my word verification is: tamate "Ta Mate!"

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

How lovely that you can embrace life and take such a positive attitude. Champagne helps too!!

BumbleVee said...

hahaha.... sounds like some of my Mom's stories about war time attitudes... a bit of black humour and cynicism tossed in with some good old fashioned "oh well... we do the best we can under the circumstances...what the hell else can we do really?"......

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