Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW 20/10

Just a little amendment to say that the garage has just rung to say that the oxygen detector at the front  of the exhaust has failed and they have ordered one. I can pick my car up at 3pm.
YIPPEE  twice and thrice. Hooray, hooray, hooray. sobs of joy!!!!

Another week gone eh! and we had our first hard frost of the winter last night.
My little old car failed it's MOT on Monday - boohoo! so we have had to take it back to the garage today for some investigating because it failed on emissions. I did notice this morning however, that when I put fuel in on Monday the needle was on half full, but today it's on quarter and I've only done 44miles in that time. It's not leaking fuel so just hope the problem is only minor and not a costly one. Our son-in-law has borrowed 'peg leg's' car to be able to get to  his new job over here prior to a family re-location, so if my car fails completely and I have to scrap it - oh please don't let that happen - then we are without a car altogether. It just isn't practical to use the motorhome every day, it's too big. Please send big hugs to 'our cub', my little precious car.

Anyway, to craft, which after all is the meaning of today. Whats on your workdesk Wednesday, run by Julia. I have made a start on the 12 grunge pages for the swap I am in. Actually, I've completed 2 now - YIPPEE - so only another 10 plus backs to go. Here is a little sneak at the second:

I don't think it appropriate to show it all because each person has their own theme for this swap so will see their pages before they receive them and that would spoil the surprise in March.

I have a third in mind but only bits of it so far, so this is what is on my desk right now.

My hands are freezing after that early morning drive, plus, I have the washer and drier in my workroom and the latter is on at the moment meaning the window is open  for the drier to vent. Not good for the old circulation so I may not be able to handle those beads for a while.

I did receive some fantastic news this week. My son passed the exam (first stage) to his next promotion. Just when you think you couldn't be more proud eh? However, it was marred somewhat by the news that 'peg leg' has very high blood pressure plus a double hernia!!!!!!!!!!!! One more thing to add to his knee problem. So, in about 16 weeks he will have his knee operation then after that, he has his hernia operation. The doctor reckons that the pills he has been on since June have caused/or added to the blood pressure problem, so now he's only on paracetamol for the pain. Life is never dull at this house.
Ooh! must go, our new awning has just arrived.


Susie Sugar said...

Hey Joanne you look busy I love your makes I see you love Tim too, I love his products
Thanks for sharing your desk
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Susie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your life has been a series of ups and downs lately. I have no idea what a MOT test is, but failing it doesn't sound good. I did enjoy the sneak peek, though. Will have to wait till March to see the rest, but it will be fun then. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

Anonymous said...

A tidy desk - really must tidy mine up again tend to put stuff on the bed when I need more space! Hope your car is ok - know what it feels like when ableoved card fails. its like losing a friend.
x Tricia (79)

Cheryl said...

great desk you have here sorry about the failed mot test I have one of those coming up and sure mine will fail hugs cheryl x

Sue said...

Hi ya Joanne
do hope the car doesnt cost to much and can be easily fixed, luv the snaek peak, congratulations to your sone. Hope the knee & hernia op commin up go ok,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

Linda Elbourne said...

Great news regarding the car ... LOVE tissue tape ... just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
This week I am link number 67 :0)

Helen said...

Great work for your swap, and glad you had some good news about the car! (38)

Hels Sheridan said...

AW hun, sounds like you have your hands full... hope PL's taking things easy with the hernia! Blimey, two at the same time!! Good news about your "cub" though... what is about cars that gets us all attatched eh? Your GP swap peek looks intriguing! Hugs hun x

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear, what a life, if it's not one thing, it's another!! Love that spotty feather your flaunting in the first photo, where did you get it? Elizabeth #60

Terry & Kim said...

Congrats to your son! I would be proud too. Fantastic news about your little car. Can't wait to see the entire grunge page!

Terry #4

Artyjen said...

Great that your car can be fixed :) xoxo Sioux

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi dear, just read your comment on my blog. I am not sure what you mean by your question: "who does the mucking out"? Maybe you could dummy the question down for this poor yank (grin).

Daniele said...

on the plus side things can only get better.....great desk thanks for the peek

akilli melek said...

very interesting desk, never tried grunge so look forward to seeing your finished product. caroline #36

Paula Gale said...

wow Joanne - Its all go in your house!!!

Thank goodness the car is going to be ok (I come after the amendment)!!!

Wasn;t it just so cold this morning - our heating went on the other day - was hoping to leave it a bit longer - but not at the expense of freezing to death LOL!!!

You commented on my sons 'talent'!!! Thats not talent - a nursery school kidthe could do what he did - but, bless him - it was the fact that he had fun doing it and we spent the time together... he's usually winning pub quizes or watching eggheads or similar quiz programmes - he's only 17! I think he was amusing ME by crafting really!

hope the car is back with you sooner than later!

Paula x x x

Sue from Oregon said...

oh it just goes to show ya doesn't it? Glad your car is easily fixed. And what a tease...not showing us your project this week LOL!

voodoo vixen said...

Glad the car is sorted, at least that is something less to worry about. The tease photos look fab so we will wait for the big reveal!! Annette #33

JoZart said...

hope all work out well in the end. It sounds a whirlwind in your house at the moment.
Good luck and thanks for the sneak peek!
JoZarty x

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh that sneak peek is looking good! hope the car is sorted now - my OH had to pay out £1014 on his yesterday so we are not happy in our house! Thanks for sharing (no. 46)

Gez said...

What a relief about your car Joanne. Sending you BIG (hugs) Wish I could wave a magic wand over your house. Well Done to your DS. Hope the para's help PL.xxxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What an interesting looking desk. Glad to her your car is on the mend and congratulations for your son. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)