Saturday, 16 February 2008

GAMES TO GO

This is a very poor photograph of the view from our window. The mountains in the background are the Monte Blanc Massif. A photograph cannot do this view justice, it is simply awsome.

The trip became even more interesting this morning when I backed into the car of a VIP jetsetting idiot who was driving an Alpha. I had a car full of children on the way to ski lessons, passed a parking space, glanced in my mirror to see that there was a car coming, but he could stop, backed only to find he was right up my backside. I had inflicted a tiny, tiny dent in his Alpha logo that you could only see because the dirt had been scrapped off, but you would have thought the end of the world had come. I let him dance around a bit while I calmly got the children dressed in their mitts and helmets, by then he had calmed down a bit and I gave him my business card. I then received a very civilised call from his English speaking friend and it was arranged that he would get an estimate from the garage and get back to me. I stressed that it was necessary to do this without delay because we are leaving on Monday, but so far no word. Hey ho!

Now that the skiing lessons are over the challenge is to entertain four little children who have had their entertainment stolen. There are too many of us to go anywhere by car and from early morning it became apparent that we were in for a bumpy ride today. The natives were getting restless. Solution, on the expection of receiving insurance money we decided to buy more entertainment and take them to McD’s! I know, I know, this is a very weak solution but, trust me, very practical. So my son-in-law has taken them to the shops to buy one new Nintendo and three new games (after the theft we were only left with three Nintendo’s and two games, a bad combination for four warring children). This afternoon, God willing, will be peaceful. At some point in the day we may walk them up to the village. There are several activities planned for this weekend, but it will be our luck that they are all totally unsuitable for children.

Since we left my dearly beloved had had a great week and I was beginning to think that I was the cause of all his troubles, but last night he was really unwell again. If only they would start the treatment we would feel he was on the road to recovery, in the meantime there is just this panicy feeling that this "thing" inside him is getting out of control. Scary. He should get the results of his kidney function test this coming week and then they may be able to start the chemo
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18 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Quick thinking, Retired and Crazy!

Flagmaker said...

What a photo. Looks very peaceful until one reads about the little ones and no Nintendos.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Just caught up with you again after so long. Sounds like you are enjoying your retirement. Hope it's going well for you. I laughed my head off at your name for MP's being useless Tossers in a previous post! Still telling it like it is old girl - superb! Don't break a leg.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Prayers for your husband.

So funny about the guy jumping about with a dent in his Alpha. He's probably not bothering now. Fingers crossed!

Crystal xx

Maggie May said...

You've had some rotten luck with the thefts, the bump & now your husband feeling ill. Hope the nintendos do the trick. Give you some peace!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Which part did you consider quick thinking Carrie? The keeping my cool while the idiot danced or the Ninetendos?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi Flagmaker, how's Arizona? My email is not working here so I'll get in touch when I get home.

Love you.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hey, hey, hey MOB, less of your old girl! I'm only 67 and one of the flower power generation. I could still give you a run for your money.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for the prayers Crystal, we need all we can get at the moment.

Regarding the amazing dancing man, my first impression turned out to be quite correct. He claims the repairs will cost 1585SF. He's having a laugh of course, but the insurance assessor will sort him out.

Retiredandcrazy said...

MaggieMay you could say that I am lucky because the theft and car are covered by insurance. But my husband could do with some luck in the cancer treatment department. They are taking so long to get started.

Maggie May said...

We have also found that hospitals keep you dangling. Once you know that you have to have something done, then its good to get it over with! I find its the ones who keep asking & making a fuss that get the treatment. Harry just waits & waits & waits. I am more inclined to ring up & ask why the delays.

mutleythedog said...

It all sounds OK to me - apart from your lovely man, I hope you and he are OK...

aims said...

The Alpha guy might have been in the wrong for not being able to stop...

Wayne Ashford said...

Bloody Alfa drivers - nightmare the lot of them :o)

Only after money and will use any means to get it!

I hope you left your place nice and clean for us to mess up, i'm not getting lessons until Friday - best be careful until then!

Speak soon, Love to you and Davy :o)
Wayne

Retiredandcrazy said...

Here they go, keeping us dangling again MaggieMay - see my recent post.

My husband is the proverbial squeaky gate, but even he can't get them to get the oil out!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Mutley, we are OK. I'm back home with him again now and feel much more content now that I can look into his eyes and see how he really is.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Do you know aims, I came to exactly the same conclusion and did say as much in my insurance claim statement.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Wayne, in a nutshell my friend. It turns out he is a young French guy, 1st car, working independently as a ski instructor. The Swiss are not very taken with his type so that may be in my favour.