Saturday, April 26, 2008

Today's major drama

OK, if this is not the funniest blog story you read today ( or indeed this week) I am packing up my laptop and going home.

Periodically the handle on our bathroom door ( which we inherited with the house) falls off and needs to be screwed back on. Last week it fell off but this time refused to screw back on. Dennis wanted to go out at once and buy a new handle but I wouldn't let him, because I wanted to choose matching handles for all the doors off the landing, and I wasn't ready to do that until we got the planned decorating done. So, the door has been left slightly ajar with a door wedge in use.
Today, Den went to Manchester all day and I had a bath. I got out of the bath and - oh, the door is closed. Must have been the breeze. Only it would not open. The latch was stuck and no amount of tugging, rattling or poking with toothbrush or hairclip would move it. I assessed my options.


1. Shout for help.

I stood on the loo, poked my head through the little window and yelled for my neighbour. Nothing. Not suprising since his car was not there.

2. Make myself comfy.

I did have an already read copy of Down Under Quilts in there and the catalogue from the African art museum in Paris. But no food (unless you count strawberry shower gel) and about 8 hours to go.


3. Or, ...

...with my bare hands ( and a set of bathroom scales as a weapon). I am woman!

13 comments:

Brenda Smith said...

I guess that your redecorating timetable just got accelerated. Of course, if you had taken a wireless laptop into the bathroom with you, you could have happily whiled away the hours. Or your bath could be inspiration for your next 12 x 12 quilt.

Quilt Pixie said...

I'm seeing a new door in your near future, not just a handle :-)

Vicki W said...

OMG! That is so funny!!!

Garnered Stitches said...

I have to admit I laughed at your misfortune! But then I was the only one in a full cinema(!)to laugh at the dogs being dispatched in "A Fish Called Wanda".
Will that be new matching doors to go with the new matching handles on the landing?

Mary said...

You have made my day! That's hysterical!

Christine Thresh said...

You battered the door down with bathroom scales! I am impressed. What a great story.
Tell us about your new decorating scheme. Are you going to have to buy matching doors (and handles) for the whole landing?

Laura Jane said...

oooooohhhh you're tough! I'm very impressed!

There's something to be said for not building internal walls with BRICK!!!!

And yes, I laughed. A lot.

Calender Page said...

Helen, I love your funny stories, and you certainly took the dramatic way out of this dilemma. I think I've got a story today that is not as dramatic but fairly funny, I invite you to come have a look.

Becky said...

I'm sorry to have laughed at your misfortune. I had to share your post with everyone I know today! Thanks for making my Monday more enjoyable.

Helen said...

That is a fairly radical solution to a big problem :-) did you need another bath when you had finished?

Marlene said...

Never underestimate the Power of a Woman

Patchwork Penguin said...

OMG!!! That is too funny. I mean, I know it wasn't funny at the time but You Go GIrl!!!!

Nancy

Veronica said...

That's why I have a phone in that room of my house. lol You are too funny.