Friday, 27 February 2015

An exciting week!

Hello!

I had a rather strange week with lots of good and bad excitement. Looking back I can't quite believe it happened in less than a week!


Last Saturday our car started to make very strange noises when starting. If it started that is. No good sign at all! The car isn't that old (5 years) and well maintained. I took it to the garage about three weeks ago to get it checked because it made some high pitched noises and the gear was weird too. They assured me that there was nothing wrong. At all. 

On Sunday we realized the car warranty guarantee would run out on Wednesday.

On Monday I called the garage and made an appointment on Tuesday at 7:40 am. At around 10 am I got a call from them telling me that  the starter broke, it would cost over 3500 € and they weren't sure the guarantee would cover it. Ouch! At 4 pm we got the call it would be covered but you can imagine the hours in between... Lots of worrying.


In order to get to work the next days I had to take public transport which involved three different types of transportation plus a lot of walking. On Thursday, a bomb was found near the station in Dortmund where I had to get off (a dud bomb from WW2), so I basically left work running to get home via public transport before the evacuation started... Why? Because I needed to get off at that station in order to not be stranded at work and I had other appointments in Dortmund later that day. Oh and did I mention I had to pick up my now fixed car from the garage which was pretty close to the evacuation side?!

What a week! It worked out fine in the end but there was a lot of stress and I am tired. Stress makes my fatigue flare which is really annoying (I get fatigue from my autoimmune sickness too but a different kind than Michelle).


On the other hand it was a week full of excitement too. I haven't been to Australia since Michelle's wedding in 2011 - a very long time Michelle and I haven't seen each other in person and I haven't been in my favourite town, Sydney (we talked about the times we saw each other in person here). Plus my boyfriend hasn't meet Michelle's family yet and hasn't seen Down Under. So we planned to go there sometime later this year or in 2016. It was all very hypothetical though.

Well, on Tuesday I looked up flights just for the fun of it and saw a brilliant offer from Singapore Airline. And what shall I say... We booked! So we will be in Australia for four weeks this winter. Michelle thought I was kidding for about half a day when I told her btw... :P I am soo excited even though it's still over ten months away. The little giraffe Michelle gave me for my birthday in 2013 is very anxious to see her relatives in Australia again too and begs me to take her with me. I think I will. :D



Oh and I also managed to sneak in some crochet this week. Not as I hoped I would but some... I finally finished the blanket for my dad and will post it soon. Also I made another Granny Star Blanket, this time in reverse colours. And I worked a bit on the blanket for my Granny. Hm, I just realized I actually got more done than I thought!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Take care
Anne

15 comments :

  1. Blimey a very exciting week in lots of ways!
    Jillxo

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    1. Very true! I still can't believe it...

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  2. Wow, such a busy week! I'm so happy that you'll be able to return to Australia and meet up with Michelle again, must be really exciting for you gals! : )

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  3. Aaargh so excited about Christmas now!!

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  4. I am so incredibly jealous!!! Amazing that you booked flights, what a wonderful thing to look forward to :) Glad the car worked out ok, I hate sending mine into the garage for anything as it's always more expensive than I foresee.... The bomb sounds like quite an adventure :s

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    1. It certainly is something to look forward to!
      Bombs from WW2 are found quite often at construction sides. Some towns have more than others, it depends on how heavey they were bombed during the war.

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  5. I am so glad that you got the car sorted. How exciting about your travels! I hope you have a wonderful time. xx

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to travel back to Australia! :D And I am soo relieved about the car!

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  6. Wow, that was a week packed with events! Suzy x

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  7. Phew what a week, but so fantastic that you have managed to book your trip. I do hope you soon feel stronger again. I am still trying to recover from a wedding 10 days ago. It is tough when extra takes it out of you so. I am just so thankful that I love making things and can sometime,s if not too bad, sit quietly and crochet etc to relax and rest! Take care. Sharon xx

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  8. Hi Anne! Phew, sounds like a crazy week. So glad you are ok, and that the car is fixable! The bomb sounds like extra excitement you didn't need... Really excited for you that you will go and visit Michelle!!!

    Hope this week is going well!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  9. These stressful events always seem to come in groups! Nothing for ages and then all at once. How exciting to be returning 'down under' again! I hope the weeks and months between now and then go quickly for you.
    Will you be staying in Sydney the whole time or making side trips? Excitement plus! :-)

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