On Saturday we took my Mum out to choose some wallpaper and ended up with a television and a cordless vacuum cleaner but no wallpaper. We were unable to find the required wallpaper book and the wallpaper expert wasn’t in so we left the details so she could hunt it down on her return to work.

Then we went to look at televisions because hers is showing its age. We looked and she ordered one. When she had finished making her purchase she said would like to look at the cordless vacuum cleaners so we went up stairs to find them. As we were looking the Dyson rep appeared out of nowhere and proceeded to tell us all about them and which one would be best for her needs. I am not quite sure how it happened (I am not an impulse buyer) but I came away with one!! When I got home I found out how much easier and convenient it is to use than the upright one I had previously been using.

Tomorrow my car goes in for some repairs. Last Monday as I was reversing out of a car park space at work I heard a clunk and I felt something shift. Initially I thought it was something in the boot but every time I went over a bump there was a c lunk. When I got home I checked it over but couldn’t see anything untoward. It was still doing it the next day and then I heard a metallic ring as something fell off the bottom of the car. I couldn’t see anything so concluded it was a small object.

At lunch time the following day I was able to take it into the garage for them to check it over to see if it was safe. Unfortunately I couldn’t have the afternoon off as planned because too many other people were already on leave that afternoon. This meant I was under pressure to get back to work within a reasonable time frame. The problem turned out to be a broken suspension spring and they also noticed that my air conditioning isn’t working and that I need two new tyres…

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2015

6 Responses to “A Week of Surprises”

  1. Life! Sometimes it’s one thing after another – I can relate to that. As for impulse buys – well, I’m planning on being more spontaneous.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am not normally an impulse buy. I always think long and hard about buying anything and do lots of research first and ponder over it. I think it must have been because I hadn’t been happy with my current vac for a while and I knew from the way the rep described it that would do all the things I wanted it to and it work in my house space better than the current one.

      He was right ;-)

  2. james higham says:

    Sorting time priorities – always a nightmare.

  3. ubermouth says:

    I LOVE wallpaper. It does not seem to be in vogue now though,like it used to be.

    I am leery of mechanics as my ex-husband was one. I am especially leery when they are dealing with women. That said, my mechanic in England was the rare honest one.

    • CherryPie says:

      You don’t have to deal with the mechanics where I go, there are two young ladies on the service desk who deal with the customers :-)