It is 13.25 and my day is spiraling out of control, I started the day as usual. 2 cups of tea and half an hour checking e mails and doing a catch up on my blog list So far, so good. I found and downloaded some crochet patterns, even better, fast forward and the postie brought me a crochet pattern for Minion Hats, excellent.
"What is she wittering on about?" I hear you think.
Well I had the bathroom cabinet in the kitchen to give it a good clean, crash tinkle tinkle, "I hear the sound of breaking glass" one mirror panel is dead and gone forever. Accidents happen, shrug it off, clean up the glass, put cabinet with recycle bags ready for tomorrow.
Fast forward again.......
The stairs and landing were all masked up for painting, I have tongue and groove paneling going up the stairs, one side was painted so I picked up the tin and carried it to the top and BINGO,
it slipped through my fingers and spilled over the landing and bedroom floors. Both carpets got a dose, this is a proper oil based paint and ate its way into the pile before I could react. I had assured Michael that I was quite capable of painting the paneling. Looks like I was wrong!
I just spent a few minutes on the phone to the insurance folk and an expert is going to ring me and will come out to see if the carpets can be salvaged.
I will not hold my breath, I have an excess of £100 but the stair carpet was more than twice that.
I have to tell you that I stood in the paint with my M & S sheepskin slippers on, I dare not claim for them as I did it after I had tried to clean the paint up.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. I have insurance.
2. I have the wool to finish my shawl, my lovely neighbour picked it up for me this morning.
3. Easy dinner tonight, burgers from the freezer.
4. The wood that I did paint looks good.
5. I have new handles for my kitchen cupboards, for free.
I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to replace the handles on my cabinets as they were worn, she rang her hubs who had a box that came with their kitchen. They used the handles from the old one as they loved them so I have the new ones. Lovely. That will be a coconut cake at the weekend.
I found 3 David Baldicci books in the CS so am happy over that.
I have the bunny pattern, I could not get it to download so I wrote it out longhand. I will make one tonight and then make some clothes and post them off to Kaitlin, Junior will have a Minion Hat.
No pictures today, spilled paint is not a good subject.