13 March 2012

the mixed pot of posts - bad, slack, icky & useless

Greetings all,
A mixed pot post to start my week on a Tuesday, thanks to the Canberra Day long weekend. 
The bad - my ambitious middle girl, in happier times on Sunday . . .
 & again this morning, sporting cuts, bruises & a nasty open wound on her shoulder as she took a dive off her bike onto the road yesterday afternoon.  Her face is badly grazed & her torso looks like a bear attacked her, nasty & not fit for school today!!  You may remember this child from when she smashed her front teeth out coming off her scooter & splitting her chin open running down the hall.  Her greatest hits!!
 The slack - i loathe the tooth fairy tradition, it's exciting for your first child, but i believe our children are indulged enough.  Sweet story aside, our tooth fairy can take days to come & sometimes borrows coins from money boxes.  My 3rd grade son lost his first tooth, which promptly went missing after parading it around.  My children assume there is a 'no tooth, no fee' policy as our forgetful fairy often doesn't deliver, he did get same day payment . . . we'll see how long that keeps up.
 The icky - will not include any images thank you very much.  I was looking at our trailer today (as my lovely next door neighbour mowed my front lawns yesterday) & discovered . . . trailer really does equal trash.  I spied a used condom, in our trailer, parked in front of our house.  Ewww.  Worse, the wrapper was there too (just in case i was kidding myself it was a plastic bag) so i think someone had sex in our trailer, 50cm from our home.  I've already disinfected it, & the tyre iron used to remove it, revolting!!  FYI we live in the most dead boring family neighbourhood, i'll never look at that trailer the same way again.  Trashy trailer.
The Useless - we live in a suitable house provided by the Army at reduced market rate rent (no it's not free housing) & when things require maintence, we call Defence Housing & they organise a tradesman.  So when our under-the-sink pipes started dripping yesterday, i called them.  Naturally the 'public holiday' meant no plumber is poor enough to come out to fix my pipes, until the next business day (today).  By 11a.m., no plumber so i called again & wouldn't you know, it was never booked!!  It's scheduled & this is exactly what the plumber's receptionist said to me "i understand you have children to pick up from school so can you make yourself available between 1-4p.m.??"  Urgh!!  There are actual holes in the pipes, i'm not a plumber, it's not my house, i'm waiting for a professional, patiently, but when exactly do they think school finishes??  I've been expecting them all morning, so i have errands to run now. 
 In the mean time i have a washing machine filled with wet towels, sorry MARCS!!
Does incompetence make your blood boil??  I'm a really relaxed person, very patient & forgiving, however, it's so mind blowingly brain numbing that people get paid to do jobs that require common sense & time frames, yet they are lacking in both.  How are you spending your day??  I'm emptying buckets of water under my sink & re-disinfecting my trailer.  At least it's sunshiney!!  Blogging as therapy folks, thanks for listening.  Love Posie
EDIT: Plumber been & gone before 1p.m.  Ripley's Believe It Or Not/ Guiness Book of Records entrant here!!

20 comments:

Becky said...

Laughing at your trailer but not laughing at the plumber delay.

Felicity said...

I loved your tags for this 'trailer trash' has a whole new image linked to it for me now -thanks!

Hoping the rest of the week picks up and the sores bits are healing well.

Big hugs,
x

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

oh my gooo.......
poor thing.
hey - at least the sun is shining!!!
(sorry - had to add that one!)
I'll be at volleyball from 6-7pm tonight - both games are playing at the same time.
how about you???
hope the day improves.
cheryl xox

TexWisGirl said...

i'm guessing your trailer was utilized by some teens. i look at it as a good thing that they used protection! :) good luck w/ the plumbing!

Posie Patchwork said...

Great point, i was too shocked to even think of the 'safe sex' message. Shame they're not as litter conscious!! Love Posie

Amanda said...

A day waiting for a tradesman is always just a wAste of time and they never arrive when they sAy they will. I thought that is what they had mobiles for. And ugh about the trailer what a feral pair they must have been.

jennie said...

OMG what a nightmare with the trailer (let alone plumbers receptionists being useless)!! I hope your day gets alot better!XX

NessaKnits said...

I think you should put a cardboard notice on your trailer. "If you are going to bonk in my trailer, take your deposits with you ...". Don't explain to the children! Glad the plumber turned up at the most convenient time!

Nancy said...

I totally understand your life - married to a military man - last 4 years he has spent all of them away. 1 year in Ethiopia and then 3 in Ottawa Canada. He was going to get out - but they have posted him back to Halifax Canada. Now I have to clean out the closet and make room for the influx of green stuff... Plumbers hired by the military are always the bottom feeders - the last ones we had in military housing - came in to clean out a sewer mess - ended up breaking the peripheral drain and filled the basement with water and then caused a MOLD that grew in the basement. It was so bad they cut 10% off our rent.

Mum on the Run said...

Trailer trash indeed!!!
Eeewww.
I'm always grossed out by condom wrappers and underwear etc in public places - but outside your house??!!

Your poor little lady - Murphy's Law considering I'm prety sure my last comment was something about how terrific it is you let your kids 'be kids'. It's still terrific - and kids with bruises are still kids!!

I hope you have a great (dry under sink) week.
:-) x

BarefootBride said...

Aargh! Your trailer.....

Incompetence!!!! Try anything to do with the Dept of Transport. We've sold my car and until we get another I'm driving hubby's ute. So, we needed to put the personalised plates off my car onto the ute and put his regular plates off the ute onto my car. Nope, no can do. For a fee of almost $25 we can buy new regular plates for my car and then hand in the regular plates off the ute so we can put the personalised ones on it. No such luck in just swapping one set of regular plates over onto my car, is there???? Then again, we had the car at the mechanic after 9am yesterday to have the roadworthy done - we called at 2pm to see if it was ready. The couldn't do the roadworthy until they had the new standard plates on the car for the paperwork. So after the mess that is DoT we took over the new plates, affixed said plates, then didn't hear back until 5pm (!!!!!!) to say it was ready!!!!!! And then found out it didn't pass because there's a new law that says if your tyres are over 5 years old (from manufacture, not fitting) they are no longer roadworthy!!!!! Even though there's hardly any tread worn off them, we have to get new ones. Thankfully the buyer of my car is willing to pay for new ones to be put on.

So, I can sympathise ENTIRELY with you. And pardon my rant :)

Megan said...

Oh ew. Who would want to have sex in a dirty trailer?? I'm sure yours was not that dirty but really, they are not the most hygenic of places?

Glad to hear the plumber was on time (early) after all the hoohaa, it is quite ridiculous how incompentent people are sometimes isn't it. I rang telstra about my wireless internet stick being faulty and they said they would send a new one in 5 - 7 working days, 4 weeks later I ring up and they look on my file and see yes it was logged as faulty and a new one was recommended but never sent out. Why am I not surprised?

Coral and Coast said...

Hi Posie, thanks so much for being a new follower and introducing yourself! I love your blog too, following along now :) xo K

Calico Child said...

Awww poor darling I hope she feels better soon, when ever the trailer trash is mentioned I know I am just going to have visions of your unwanted guests now Posie fancy that!!! At least they left it out side I guess so you could disinfect the place out. eekkk
Hope the pluming got sorted for you. xx

Sally said...

That is so funny... the trailer. When you're in lust you're in lust I suppose.

Magi said...

Our tooth fairy can sometimes be M.I.A. One time it took three days, and given our tooth fairy likes leaving notes too she let the recepient know that her undies got wet in the rain (it happened to be raining) so she had to go home and get her mum to help her (Mama tooth fairy). We too borrow from the money box(!) And my daughter declared when she grows up she wants to go to university to study to be a tooth fairy.

Trailer - ewww - not what you needed.

Bron said...

There is never a dull moment around your house....LOL xx

Melissa said...

The tooth fairy has gone MIA or delayed from our place also. You are certainly not alone. Last tooth lost here ( about a month ago) had me up at 3 am remembering and trying to locate a coin. Yes I have also borrowed from the money box too.

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