I just wanted to de brief about my awesome day yesterday!!!
Possible titles - 'Shadows Big Day" " How to make 10 Butter Menthols last a whole afternoon" ' Do I need to carry a mobile phone?'How would it help?"
I started the day pushing Michael up to work and going to pilates. exercise- tick!
After an enjoyable yet hot morning of barrowing mushroom compost , Brent arrived to do some major pruning. Brent is Michael 's physical contribution to the garden and he had drawn a picture of what he wanted cutting seeing as he was at work. Brent is super slick and cheap!! and in no time we had the ute piled up with branches. We had a bit of a chat about the Mapleton tip and the hopeless opening hours and I decided that I may as well drive down to Nambour tip. Otherwise snakes might decide to get into the ute. ( in hindsight - "snakes in a ute", may be preferable and could be a good movie)
So I grabbed Shadow and we headed off. Straight to the Big Dump where serious dumping goes on. I unloaded , swept out and was ready to go when the ute wouldn't start.
Not wanting to believe it I got out and waited and tried it again just in case it was being fickle. ( The Prefect only started after it had been washed)
None of the guys around me seemed to have a clue although they did insist on raising the bonnet and looking querulous for a while. Brent drove in about 20 mins later and asked if it has fuel!!
As I have no phone Shadow and I in my mushroomy state of attire, went and bashed on the door of the office and was eventually heard.I now have a great appreciation for the amount of dump trucks there are on the Sunny Coast. I also have witnessed the amount of recycling and the number of turkeys that go through it all.Anyway the guy there was lovely and gave me a phone and water for Shadow. I rang RACQ Waited for about an hour and more humming and haring when it was decided that it would need to be towed.
More waiting and chatting to the guy when there was a lull in dump trucks and the general public . I heard all about the whole enterprise and the way in the lead up to Christmas there is heaps more rubbish.Apparently lots of renovating goes on . Shadow and I did circuits of the place and wandered down the road always imagining that at any moment the tow truck would be there.(The watched tow truck never comes) Then yeah it was there!
This saga began at 2.30 and we didn't get home until 7.00pm. The tow guy said I couldn't have Shadow in the RACQ Cab and he would have to ride in the ute so poor Shadow looked very forlorn as he was winched up.
I can only describe the drive in the truck up the Range was like a bat out of hell. Was it the great rush of air due to no aircon , was it the speed and swervy cornering or was it the hits of the 80"s at volume? I was holding on and couldn't look back to see Shadow. I was so worried about Shadow being tossed around or found unconscious on arrival. Anyway finally landed at Montville Auto in darkness. I rescued Shadow and walked home. Dragged the bin out as ironically it was bin night.
I walked in to Michael sitting at the table . No sign that anything had been done like taking his tablets or rustling up a delicious meal -drat!
All he could say was gee Brent really massacred the wattle bird!!! Actually he was concerned about my day but mainly the fact that through Chinese whispers aka the receptionist he had no idea what had happened or where I was.
After a shower I steamed those Japanese stand by dumplings and watched Man Up. Kyleigh