Thursday, 22 September 2011

Car Maintenance...

... please don't laugh... it isn't funny... not at all... well, ok, upon reflection... maybe a smidgey bit amusing but... at the time I was SO not laughing. It all started yesterday morning when Ferdy hit a big pothole on the way to The Stamp Attic for my class. I cursed, as you do - well I do lol, but didn't think anything else of it... until lunchtime when I went to feed the parking meter so that Ferdy didn't get a ticket. Well, as I was walking back to Ferdy I noticed something black and plastic looking underneath the front of him... I thought it was a black binbag or such like, so, being a bit stooopid, I kind of leaned over, resting my hand on the bonnet and grabbed what I thought was something loose. When I pulled... it resisted... which is when I felt the most horrendous burn right up my back... akkk!! Turns out the pothole had caused the sill thingywotsit that hangs down under the back of the front bumper to come loose... but only on one side. To the point that it had dragged against the road for goodness knows how long... scraping away the plastic to reveal the metal jobby the runs along the top of it.




So, being a rather resourceful lass *ahem* I decided to lay down in front of Ferdy and pull at the rest of the sill, thinking that it would come away easily enough. WRONG! It was stuck fast... held on my hoooge clip thingys... and the bit that was flopping about wouldn't clip back on because the little tab things had been busted off. Needless to say, I did get a few "comments" as passers-by... erm... passed by. One chap was really helpful... he asked me if there was a problem with the car!!! How intuitive of him... ahem. *I mentally awarded him with the Award For Being Captain Obvious of The Day* Anyways... all was not lost because... I managed to fix it! Oh yesh indeedily... I used... my Tim Holtz scissors to cut through the plastic sill AND the metal thingywotsit that runs along the inside of it! Now that is what I call THE perfect tool... so, if you haven't already got a pair of the Tim Scissors, I urge you to invest in some... you never know when you might have to do a bit of car maintenance yourself!!! Unfortunately, whilst Ferdy is "fixed" my poor old back isn't and after a visit to the Doc this morning he has told me to "take it easy" and not to "overstretch" myself... aw shucks, that is my urge to Hoover and dust dampened then... (like I am bothered rofl)


The class yesterday was a really good one... lovely ladies who all really engaged in covering themselves in ink and paint... I will post the photo's later on... in the meantime I have just blogged my latest DT creation for The Stamp Attic... HERE. The pics on this post are little snips of the creation. I am embracing all things Hallowe'en this year... even if I am being a stick-in-the-mud and insisting on the apostrope. Right... time to go and rest up for a bit... there are some crumpets in the kitchen with my name on them.. well, not actually really my name on them because that would be far too weird... but you know what I mean... nomnomnomnom.... Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

PS... a quicky reminder... my candy giveaway is HERE... to celebrate my Octocentarian of followers... THANK you all for the comments btw... love them!!

17 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Sorry to hear you have hurt your back those dam pot holes have a lot to answer for I twisted my ankle in one two weeks ago and broke it :(

Glad Ferdie is ok now and hope you are getting the rest you need .

I love the the work you done yesterday I really like those bottles !

Helen said...

It could only happen to you...... I love the tags you made for the Stamp Attic and those papers are lush.

whyducks said...

Poor Ferdie, thank goodness while you were lying in the road, you back didn't seize up! You might have been lying there for days before Alfie and Grim got hungry and came to look for you !!!! How lucky those ladies were having such a good teacher. Take care hun xxxxxxxxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Hallowe'en creations for The Stamp Attic Hels, love love the papers and the spider is fab. Great creations. Good job Wendy is so far away I would be broke , there is so many things I want or is that NEED. Tracy x

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh poor you, but I have to say your story about the ever so helpful chap made me laugh!! Great spooky things , trace x

cockney blonde said...

Couldn't help but pop in when I saw the start of your tale. I had to giggle cos it reminded me of the last time I hit a sleeping policeman (not a real one) a bit on the quick side and bust my fuel pump :((( Anyhow, I'm off to relocate my TH scissors to the car. Hope your back is soon better, x

cockney blonde said...

Oops! Forgot to mention, love the artwork, x

KatzElbows said...

I'm not laughing. Your artwork is so amazing that it's driven all thoughts of laughing right out of my head. No, really, I'm not laughing!

You can also use Tim's scissors to open tin cans. Just fyi!

snazzyoriginal said...

I expect you have figured the very best cure for a bad back is a comfy seat at a desk of just the right height with lots of stash to console yourself with ;D - and of course the very worst thing you could do is engage in some activity that I believe is called housework. Shame eh!

Shazza said...

Poor Ferdy, hope he is well soon. love your class make hels, looks fab x

Caz said...

Hope you're doing as the dr. says and taking it easy....I know it will have been really difficult for you not to be getting the hoover out but I hope you've been good and resisted the temptation........LOL.
Take care and don't overdo it so you're better for your trip next month!!
XXX

Dee in N.H. said...

Dang old potholes!! We have those nasty things here too! Loved your art!

Ann said...

Hope your back is okay Hels?.....just adore your tags & ickle tag holder, all the stamps & colours are just fab!! Take care xxx

Alison Horne said...

Who needs MENchanics, they would only use stoopid words where 'thingummy', 'plasticy bit' and 'hangy down jangly bits' would do. Then they would insist on showing you their 'tools' pah!
Or as one rather charming Polish builder informed me, he was going to his van to fetch his 'Toys', which got me rather over excited I can tell you, until he returned with a wrench and screwdriver. x

Brenda Brown said...

You do get yourself into some scrapes Hels, but do take care of your back.
Have a fabulous weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Izzwizz said...

LOL! Love the bottle of "Purified Fear" x

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