Sunday, 23 September 2007

House Arrest!

Yesterday afternoon I wanted to go down to the shop to get some wine and something for dinner (like you do) when I found I couldn’t get out of the house. The front door was stuck and it wasn’t going to be opened. It would not yield to my polite entreaties. It would not yield to my impolite entreaties (which involved shouting at it and calling it a lot of names on the List of Naughty Words) and it would not yield to all my frantic tugs, which became so frenzied I was afraid I was going to break my wrists (again!). At first I thought, “Ah well, no wine tonight my girl and it won’t be the first time you haven’t eaten all day. Then I suddenly thought, “Crappity, crappity crap, suppose the house catches on fire and I can’t get out?”. So onto the phone I get to my BB Pinky (he so newly released from hospital) to come to the rescue. I felt very guilty, but the medics do say he should take exercise…

So bless his cotton socks, he jumps into his car and comes along to Chez Black Cat, aka The Crazy House, and manages to push and kick the door hard enough to open it. (This will obviously have given his heart a good workout, I hope!) He had brought along a plane and after shaving about two inches off the door sill it became (just) possible for me to open the door without (a) breaking my wrists or (b) swearing.

I managed to open it again today in order to pull up the weeds which were growing right outside the front door, in the concrete, would you believe…? No, the weeds were not the cause of the blockage, it was that the wood which the door is made of had swollen. Crappity crap door! I want to sell this house…erm, any interested, prospective buyers? Going cheap…

In other news, I still don’t seem to have managed to add a picture to my profile, despite following the excellent advice of my good friend Skeezix and all the (so-called) help files in Blogger. *Sigh*. But while I thought I was fairly computer-literate, I know nothing of HTML or Java script, so the more I think I know, the more I know I don’t! It’s fun learning anyhoooooJ

3 comments:

Katie said...

Wow that must have been annoying to be stuck inside! Luckily you were rescued though, that was very nice of your friend! :)

Daisy said...

I would have been very worried and scairt if I could not get the door to open. I am glad you were not trapped forever!

Nor Cal Gal said...

Hello Black-Cat! I found you through Daisy's blog, and I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures! You're doing great!