18 Oct 2013
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. As usual the week started with aqua gym in the morning. Afternoon I went to visit Ilona's mother as she was there too. When I came back it poured that much that when I opened the garage door I saw that the garage was flooded. I called Mr. G to clean the drain filled with rotten leaves so that the water couldn't run through and had arrived in our garage. Grumbling he knelt and took out a packet of leaves and then we both pushed quiet an amount of water outside. Next time hopefully he checks the drain regularly as he does usually but now in vintage age he had forgotten.
2. As I am taking Ryan Air to fly to Marseille on Sunday and the luggage is very limited, I thought I sent a gift which was rather heavy by post. What a good idea ! First I had to choose amongst various models the right box which was flat and unfolded. Then I had a battle with the box to get it together, finally I gave up and went to the responsible employee and asked him to make a box out of this flat carton. I must have looked so innocent and stupid that he did it. I only had to write the address and pay. But when he announced me the amount I was flabbergasted it was exactly the amount I had to pay for more luggage on the plane ! 15 € (20 $) !! I could have taken more with me in my luggage ! I was really angry and it told me a lesson, never send something by post again next time I pay for more luggage !
3. I started to prepare my paintings for our yearly exhibition that meant that I had to nail a string to hang them up. It went quiet well and my fingers survived the hammer. As I am in charge of the decoration too, I looked through what I had from last year and also bought some new items, like a little buddha , birds, shells and stones.
4. The weather was awful and I avoided to go out, although I like to drive around with my new car. But I didn't want to catch a cold just before my trip to France. I prepared some scheduled posts. In the afternoon I had a battle with the car insurance there was something wrong. It takes hours on the phone to get the right person. It starts with : for Flemish dial 1 for French dial 2 for German dial 3, for English dial 4 then after pushing on button 2 I heard if it concerns ....push 1 if it concerns .... push 2 etc. finally I got the message that all lines are busy and had to listen to an awful music until finally I got somebody who felt concerned. It was exhausting !
I spent the whole morning sorting out pictures and put them together on the billboards and checked that they had the right distance and were not hanging crooked. It was quiet hard work because we have less and less men who are still able to carry heavy things. Or they passed away or they have backaches. Fortunately one husband was very efficient and finally it was all done. This year I have only one painting with a cat, the others are my trials with modern art ! At noon we finally had finished, tomorrow we will do the decoration and on Saturday the Exhibition starts with a vernissage at 11 am.