Does anyone else seems to have a spell when everything goes wrong ? This week so far has been one of those for us, and we wonder what’s next !
First our lovely spaniel seemed a bit poorly so we had a trip to the Vet. Despite doing our best to clean and look after her teeth, it looks like it may be dental trouble, and some extractions necessary. Maximum estimate - £800. We’re investigating an insurance claim, but not confident, and meantime she’s on painkillers. The Vet blamed it on her obsession with tennis balls which apparently are bad for dogs’ teeth. Wish we’d known that 9 years ago !
Next, the domestic stuff. The washing machine, admittedly very old, stopped working on certain programmes. Only the coolest and hottest one work, and then just sometimes. Last night the dishwasher (also old) broke down completely. It won’t finish a programme or empty. So that will be a call to the local Plumber, or Bosch. This morning the towel rail at the end of the kitchen worktop fell off, and can’t be screwed back on without creating new holes.
Now, having just switched on my Chromebook, I get a message saying - ‘This is the last update you will receive, you will have to upgrade to a new device’. Is this genuine or is someone having me on !
On Friday, which happens to be the 13th I have a dental appointment. Only routine, but as NHS dentists are virtually non existent in our area, I have to pay. What could possibly go wrong, and am I likely to be following the dog’s example ! Right now, I’m feeling a bit jinxed and anticipate a lot of expense in the next few weeks. 😠