7 Aug 2010

WEEKEND FUNNIES - The installation of a fridge

With Gattina & Shakira.

Just do a funny post, something which makes us laugh that's the most important.

And of course there also is

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As easy as had been the purchase of a new fridge, the installation was another story. The day after, I was waiting for the new fridge to be installed. Mr. G. who takes household stuff very seriously since he is retired (before he gave a sh..), was close to a nervous breakdown, because at noon nobody had showed up. I called. The guy told me they would be there in the afternoon. OK, at 4 pm I called again. He told me that the day is not yet finished and they would come (for sure) at 5.30. Meanwhile Mr. G. turned around like a lion in a cage. Of course at 6 nobody answered anymore and we were still without fridge. Apparently their day was finished !

Mr. G. throw the fresh pasta in the bin because without fridge there was now mold on it, and we ate a deep freezed Pizza. He got killer instincts.

Next morning first thing I called the shop and complained. Nobody understood what happened but they promised delivery in the morning. Of course they came in the afternoon and Mr. G. was a nervous wreck by now.

When they had taken the old fridge out, they noticed that there was no plug but only wires and therefore they couldn't install the new one. They were not allowed to install a plug because they were no electricians but only installers. Law is Law. Mr. G. gathered his last forces and called our electrician, the darling man came immediately (what a miracle !). He asked Mr. G. to switch off the fuse. Mr. G. switched off the fuse where underneath was written : kitchen.

Suddenly I had no computer anymore, the lights in the bathroom didn't work and the light on the steps didn't work either. The only thing which worked perfectly was the electricity for the fridge. They played around for a while to find the right fuse before finally they cut the whole electricity off. I watched with interest and looked forward to further events.

Finally the plug was ready, our electrician had left and the guys for the fridge came back to install the fridge. It was the wrong plug. Long discussions then a call to the electrician who came back. By the time I felt like watching a commedy. Then they were all four in the kitchen and finally managed to get the fridge in its hole and connect it to the new plug. Mr. Electrician watched the installation because he wanted to learn how to do it, you never know.

The light was on again in the whole house and I returned to my computer. I heard them laughing and discussing and finally they called me for paying the bill. No problem I thought, gave him my card which he put in his little machine and ..... the machine didn't work. It had given up its soul. Nothing to do. Of course we didn't have so much cash at home.

The two installaters and Mr. G where standing in the kitchen and looked puzzled at each other. I suggested that Mr. G quickly got some cash at the bank. They found it a good idea.
And then finally it went smooth. Mr. G. had found his spirits back drove quickly up the street to his Italian friend who keeps a gaz station, got the money and came back after 10 min.

After 3 h of work and excitement it was finally done and here is the result. I put two little cats in so that the fridge looks less nude on the picture. I also wonder if the installer wore a red T shirt on purpose to fit into my kitchen ?

Then we both collapsed on the sofa and felt like having assisted to a birth.

6 Aug 2010


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. On Saturday I noticed that our garden looked like a dandelion field and not like a manicured garden.

I filled myself with courage, took a deep breath and the lawnmower and mowed the lawn, supervised by cat Rosie. Now it looks like grass again. Cat Arthur didn't give a damn !

2. While I was window shopping in a supermarket I suddenly saw baby stuff on promotion and then this foldable bed to a very interesting price, a real bargain. I jumped on this occasion (not into the bed) and bought it for my future grandson. I find it very cute and very practical because it doesn't take a lot of space when it's folded.

3. I subscribed for acqua gym courses in this very nice place and had not only fun but was also feeling like a new born baby when it was finished. There are only ladies although it should be mixed, but apparently men like their big bellies more then women.

4. One evening I opened the fridge to take out some ice cream and noticed that everything in the freezer compartment had melted. The fridge had died after probably 15 years or so. Of course in summer it should be very annoying being without a fridge ! But I could put the whole content on our terrace and gave some things to my neighbor to put it in her fridge. It was cooler outside then in our basement ! Call it a months of August !

And finally the new one was installed.

5. During my round trip through Morocco I met two very nice young french girls who were also doing the round trip. Despite the big age difference, (they both were beginning 20) we had a lot of fun together. They sent me this picture yesterday. What a nice souvenir of my holidays.

and if ever they see my post today I sent them big "bisous"

5 Aug 2010


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This morning I had two things in my hands. One paper ball and the full water bowl of the cats. The paper ball was for the bin under the sink and the bowl to refresh the water. I throw the bowl in the bin and rinced the paper ball. That's why I thought about ageing and found this. (the worst is it really happened !)

13 things about ageing

I. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.

3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

9. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.

10. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

11. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?

12. It's not hard to meet expenses... they're everywhere.

13. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Fortunately I don't iron anymore !

4 Aug 2010


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A fly reads "The nephew of the Queen convicted" ... on my screen

3 Aug 2010

MY WORLD - Waterloo Flea market

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Each Sunday there is a "Brocante" or Flea market on the big parking space in front of the Carrefour store. From real antiques until false teeth (I saw them once laying in a basket) you find here everything you want or mostly don't want. That's my case. I love to walk there and look at stalls and what people sell or buy.

The weather was sunny so there were lots of people

I didn't need garden furniture or a red sofa

Jewelry I prefer to buy in Egypt

Lots and lots of people,

and chairs and tables for sale

Some visitors just sat down and tried them out

This lady had bought a mirror

some paintings and other decorations

antique costumes and toys

This nicely decorated van was not for sale, but the Pinocchio !

I think the baby bed is just good to use it as a flower pot

and what should I do with this rusty stuff and an old school bank ?

2 Aug 2010

FUN MONDAY - My all time favorite SHOES.

Mariposa is trying to reanimate Fun Monday, so please go to her blog and participate. There you will also find all topics for August.

Thom asked as for Fun Monday in May about our Shoes and what we are thinking about them. I then was shocked when I saw the number of shoes I have, which I had completely forgotten.

I don't have all time favorite shoes, they are all my favorites, because the first thing which matters to me is that they are as comfortable as my bed !

Then of course it depends on the season. These are for spring and summer, although the red once I also wear as slippers in the house.

and these are the once for when it is very warm.

1 Aug 2010


more participants here at Robin's Around the Island

Since the heat wave 10 days ago, summer has disappeared after a heavy thunderstorm. It became cool and grey. We had to take our cardigans out again and the ombrellas too. Of course I catched a cold and had to stay home.

Yesterday I felt better and summer showed its nose again. Not very much but still to allow to put our jungle (garden) in order.

There were these terrible dandelions growing everywhere. Last year I had put a special product to kill them and had tried to pull them out, with the result that they still grow with pleasure and like my grass.

I mowed the lawn, this has become my job now, since Mr. G suffers arthritis. Fortunately the lawn has a handkerchief size and it's quickly done. The grass we have to put in special paper bags provided from the city against money of course.

Now it looked clean again, although quiet dry which is rather strange as it had rained the last week but apparently not enough.

The entrance I had cut by a professional gardener, because the bushes are so thick and high so that I can't do it. This year it grows like hell and it's already the second time I had to have it cut. Otherwise you can't get through to our entrance. Usually I have it done twice a year in spring and autumn.

The bell hangs at the door during summer because when I am sitting outside I don't hear the
door bell.

Rosie was my little helper, she loves the smell of freshly cut grass and I too !