Monday, 16 March 2009

When life bites back

As you all know, and are sick of hearing, we're in the process of getting a new kitchen (couple of new pics below, full unveiling over the weekend or next week.....!). We've been trying to be very good - the builder told us we needed to get a load of stuff (floor and wall tiles, paint, adhesive, grout), so we did, and of course half of it is the wrong type or size or colour so we've got masses of stuff to take back. Husbandio and I should know better really since this is exactly what happened when we did the rest of the house up last year. So that's one example of us trying to do the right thing, and just getting shafted.

The second example is below:

The electrician tried to do the right thing, but pressed too hard with the drill and went straight through into the playroom, which is next door to the kitchen. Fabulous.

The final straw though, when we currently have no heat because the boiler's packed in (the man's fixing it now, I hope, even though it's gone 9pm. Poor fellow) is that we went to the pizza place and my debit card got rejected. Always embarrassing, and it's happened several times in the last week or so. I even called Halifax about it on Friday, but they had no record of any transactions being rejected. Bloody idiots. Anyway, turns out that an indicator has been put on my account because of a concern over fraud - all because I took out £1200 in cash (over the counter - hardly the act of a fraudster!) and then £300 from the cashpoint outside the branch (on the advice of the woman behind the counter). Tried to do the right thing, play by the rules, and got kicked in the teeth. (Course, this is what I get for paying the underfloor heating people in perhaps I wasn't really doing the right thing at all, and this is life reminding me to stay on the straight and narrow!)

Anyway, here are a couple of kitchen pics just to keep you going until the covers come off in a few days' time.....drumroll please!

The units are actually cream, not white, but you get the idea.

Posh-looking extractor! Who know if it actually works properly though.....

And all off-set by a nice slate effect floor. On top of the underfloor heating - oh frabjous day, calloo callay, she chortled in her joy!

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