well, you haven't - it's just that my laptop has decided to stop working. . .
and it's taken me all evening to get some time on the children's computer (aren't they lovely and generous, children. . .)
and then I had to try and remember all my passwords, which of course my laptop remembers for me and I've actually forgotten. . .
and now I'm finally here, it's almost bedtime. . .
grimaces is an odd looking word, isn't it?
to be perfectly honest, the last thing I need right now was for something else to break - the three smashings aside (they are but minor breakages compared to the whole caboodle), a piece of guttering fell of a part of the roof last week in a storm (the part of the roof that was already leaking), the shower is also leaking (it had been dripping for ages, but in the last few days the drip has turned into a constant dribble), the loo doesn't flush properly (it hasn't for ages, but recently it's been especially cantankerous), two bulbs blew in a really awkward-to-get-to light fitting (all the light fittings here are awkward-to-get-to - and are a really really stupid design of light fitting for such a dark house), I forgot to rinse the brush I was using for the decorating I was doing the other day and now it's a solid mass of paint (and it was my last brush too), I don't have the correct rawl plugs for the drilling jobs I need to complete (yes, I've learnt to use the drill - but what's the point, if I don't have the right rawl plugs), I received a debt-collector's letter regarding a supposed unpaid bill from the rented house (the bill is for after I had actually moved out and my lease was up, but now I have to prove that to them or they'll send the bailiffs round) (round here!) (how do they know I'm here?) (that can't be fair, can it?) and my mobile is on the blink
sometimes these things just all come at once, don't they?