Monday, 17 August 2009

Life, the Universe, and Everything in it....

It has been a busy few days in the Rayleigh Factorium and most of this was of a non-gaming nature. To begin with (and I might add on my Son's 21st birthday....), we had a split water pipe in the garage that was leaking water (not excessively) over an electrical junction box with the result that for around six hours we had neither water (switched off at the mains) or power (also off at the mains). As we were also having some friends up from the West Country for the weekend I am sure you can imagine that SWMBO was less than impressed at this turn of events. All of the months of preparation (which made Desert Storm look like a Sunday school outing!) were coming unravelled at an alarming rate and the whole four days of festivities was fast descending into chaos. Luckily our tame plumber, electrician and all round good guy was able to rescue us. All was restored late in the day but as a result the huge weekend food shop for the descending throng (well both of them!) was delayed until Friday and so the whole weekend, whilst great fun, was pretty darned hectic - hence the lack of posts.

We did manage to hit our favourite boot sale on Sunday and I scored a couple of goodies - details of which will follow later. Apologies for the somewhat rushed nature of this post but what passes for normal service will be resumed in a day or so!!

2 comments:

CWT said...

Disaster! I recently floored an area of my loft, bumped some wires out of the way, and now the bathroom lights seem to be at a strange half-power setting. Not as spectacular a mishap as yours, but annoying enough when trying to see yourself in the mirror after sunset!

Ogrefencer said...

In retrospect the biggest problem with the whole episode was the fact that it put our schedule behind by half a day. Still we overcame and the weekend etc was great fun.