The low was low - literally on the ground. I had to have some routine tests today and, no idea why, I fainted. I suppose the good thing was it was in a hospital so if you are going to faint - do it in a hospital. I think it was just one of those things - hopefully not one of those things that will happen again. The other low is that fact that the Ikea order due today is NOT coming. They have messed up big time and we are still trying to resolve the issue. The latest is that they will deliver on 21st September. Ludicrous as we paid for the stuff 8th August. I am just glad that, apart from having NO garage for my car because the old furniture and all the stuff from the dining room is int here, we can actually manage without it for a while if we need to. There are worse things could happen. It's not like it is a lounge and we have nowhere to sit or a kitchen and we have nowhere to cook (now there's an idea!!!)
The highs were high - ladder high! The lights for the arch int he garden arrived and so I put them up. One side was especially tricky as there is a huge climbing rose and the thorns are awful sharp. I was NOT prepared to be defeated and up they went. they are solar powered and I think I put them in too late in the day to work tonight, but hopefully they will shine tomorrow. I blame Samantha, totally! Her idea ... well and Pauline's.
I am trying to finish off my California album - though I know I won't get it completely finished this week. This page is a tribute to a little place we visited in the Napa Valley. It was in a town calledCalistoga and I can't remember how we heard of it. I am not sure if any of you read - and love - Bill Bryson but I remember vividly in one of his books he talks of beinga child and doing road trips and going to out of the way places that were not quite bona fida attractions and had handmade signs saying things like 'Just 60 miles to Atomic Rock'. It made us giggle and there was an 'atomic rock' sort of feel about Calistoga.
At the time we had not visited Yellowstone and seen the BIG Old Faithful geyser and so, unlike some of the other visitors there, we were suitable impressed. It was sort of someone's house - but with a small visitor centre attached and do you know what, the fact it was so understated was really very nice.
Today I am thankful that
- Nigel's big event he is organising is almost done and he can relax and chill out afterwards
- I CAN cope with no furniture
- Life is good