Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Be careful what you wish for...

Hi folks...there's a very true saying... "Be Careful What You Wish For".  After Saturday's melting daytime temperatures and a night spend tossing and turning in the sauna atmosphere upstairs...crikey I've no sooner fallen asleep than I'm awake drenched in sweat and not the ladylike little bit of perspiration either...that horrible "will have to get up and wipe myself down with a cold flannel" sweaty betty feeling and there are only so many times you can turn that pillow for that blissful for a moment cold side of the pillow feeling...I was praying for a little respite from the heat.  And voila...Sunday morning dawned cool...dull and a little bit drizzly...perhaps I would be spending the day in the garden after a quick trip to The Papeterie to retrieve my left behind heat gun....yes Miss Memory always seems to forget something. But that was the least of my worries...little did I know the weather had a great big surprise up his sleeve...my quick trip turned into a very scary "did I drive into a car wash by mistake" adventure...torrential rain like I've never seen before...the "could hardly see beyond the car bonnet" kind of rain...I was expecting to see the wipers take off never to be seen again at any minute and what possessed me to take my usual short-cut winding country road route...even crawling through knee deep water at a snail's pace gave the car roof a sudden impromptu hose down and oh boy the sensation that your rudderless mode of transport may be floating is not an experience I would like to repeat.  But heat gun retrieved I arrived home feeling 10 years older...a bit shook up...very soggy and in need of just one more trauma-relieving Melt Pot playtime session...

But today this "getting too old for scary adventures" crafty person is playing it safe...DIY may not feature very high up the list of exciting pastimes but hey when you don't have that many of your nine lives left...painting a door is as about as adventurous as it's going to get for the foreseeable future.
I'll see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Kath that sounds horrific, hope you have a less adventurous day painting doors! Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Oh my what a horrid experience. Stay safe today. Hugs to Buddy.

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, so glad that you got home safely, that really could have been a nasty experience! Stay safe and dry today..... Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

What a nightmare Kath. So glad you got home safely. Coffee and Cake is the order of the day I think. Hugs Rita xxx

craftyfoxglove said...

Sounds really scary, glad you made it back home in one piece. Weather looks to be a bit better today so no need to don the lifejacket if you venture out!
Valxx

rachel said...

so glad you made it home - sounds scary! xx

Paper Junkie said...

I've been caught in storms like that and it's not nice. There's nothing like the safe haven of home when you've had a scare. Get painting! X

trish said...

Hi Kath, tuff old bird comes to mind, it's a phrase a friend always uses after a scary time like that. Water can be really scary, you just have to see some flash floods on the news to see how bad it can become. Thank goodness your car didn't stall, that would have put a spanner in the works. Hope you got the painting finished, I love the wee pieces that you made to calm the nerves...Trish

May said...

Kath that sounded like a scary ride...So Glad you got home safe....Gorgeous melt pot makes... Hugs May x x x

Kat said...

Sounds like you had a nasty experience on Sunday Kath.

Great catching up with the melt pot makes Kath. Your ladies made some lovely things.

Kat x

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, glad you managed to get home safe. Had a few heavy downpours of rain here over the last 3 days.
Lovely melt pot makes by the way.Take care. Love and hugs x ChrisB

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