Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What a day!

What a day! First the clutch has gone on my car, coupled with the impending MOT, means that its 14 years has finally come to an end. Then I arrive home to find large parts of the garage roof lying on the patio, so 1 ½ hours then spent battling the rain and wind to try to plug the hole.
This morning the plan was a quick call to my insurers to get the roof fix and then start pricing up cars. Then like the garage roof this started to fall apart. The insurers were fine, up to the point where they denied all knowledge of a storm, and without a storm you cannot have storm damage. Well, I was not happy and got onto the net to prove that the howling gale of last night existed. Luckily for me I found a local weather station that confirm the wind speeds and after ¾ of an hour on the phone managed to start the claims process.
More bad news greeted me last night as we had a texts off Polergirl saying that she was back in hospital, puts my problems into perspective.
On a more positive note I had a call from the local news paper wanting to known some details about my Leek photo blog, it seems they have been tipped off and think it might be news worthy! Even to the point of arranging to send out a photographer!! Fame at last. Now if I could only find time to take some photos.
Picture today is of Maiden moor in the Lake District, taken from surprise view one of my favourite spots to stand and stare.



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13 comments:

Kendie said...

oh wow! very nice photo!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Best of luck with the new found fame! Sorry to hear about the other bits and pieces, 'though...

wontletlifedefineme said...

That's a lot of bad news in one go! I hope everything works out soon.

Suburbia said...

Sorry you have had a trying time, good news on the fame front though!

Ranger Faff said...

Oh, wow! THAT is one magnificent photo of a magnificent mountain!

Michaela said...

Wow. Great shot! I hope everything will go better for you in the coming week.

Isunia said...

Dear me, you really had a day :) How exciting about the newspaper. Good Luck!

Jackie said...

Oh that is an absolutely stunning photo!

I got contacted by the local press who wanted to do a feature on Glasgow DP. They interviewed me, took pictures and everything. But i think it was always intended as a 'filler' if they had a slow news day, and Glasgow being Glasgow we don't tend to have slow news days, so I don't think it's ever appeared!

Martin Rye said...

Sorry about all the hassle with the storm damage. Maiden moor looks fine. Fact any where in that valley looks fine.

travelling, but not in love said...

Sounds like you've been having a busy old time of it there Brett!

Good luck with the insurers - my experience is that they're a bunch of arses!

Polergirl said...

Superb shot! Don't forget to tell the journalist that all photos are available for purchase and give them your web address too! Well done.

P.S. Back out of hospital and on the mend. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

lisasarsfield said...

I feel so small just looking at the towering hill side...congrats on your good news:) and good luck with the insurance co!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Bless! It sounds like a bad day! Still, it hasn't prevented you from taking a wonderful photo!
Ciao

Scarlet x

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