25 December 2012

The greatest Christmas gift of all

You know how they say you don't know what you've got until it's gone?  Well yesterday about 5.00 (ie. after business hours on Christmas eve), our front door decided to NOT close.  It's been a bit funny for ages and we need to slam it to get it fully shut but this was totally not going in the door hole and the catch not catching.

My sister and I had planned a full-on 5 hour Christmas karaoke session in the city for our not-very=Christmasy Christmas.  It really looked like we'd have to cancel.

It's not like you can get a handyman out on Christmas day to fix things!  Well not without paying a small fortune.  We don't even have the tiniest of fortunes.

What to do?

So, we headed out to buy super cheap, reduced because the supermarket is closed on Christmas day bargains leaving our housemate at home to protect the place.  Our lucky was out as all the supermarkets had closed early.

Since we'd been planning to buy food at one of the heathen places in the city, our Christmas looked bleak!

Got home and our housemate had been fooling with the door and managed to get it so that it could be locked!  Woohoo.  Christmas is saved.  We will have to get it seen to after Christmas though.

Anyway, it's time for my Christmas coffee.  Have a good one everybody!

13 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas!

    Glad you got that dang ol' door to shut! :)

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    1. My preferred method of maintainence is bash the shit out of it. That didn't work this time though.

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  2. A little Christmas miracle :) That housemate needs a BJ or a Starbucks gift card or something....I'm just throwing out ideas.

    Merry Christmas BTW!!

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    1. It sure as hell won't the be first option!

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  3. Sometimes men can be useful for something. Not very often though. Hope you managed to sing your heart out. Hope you had a good one too.

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  4. Merry christmas Kath! So gonna buy your book....
    Cilla

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    1. Thanks Cilla. Hope you had a good one too. Would really appreciate if you leave a review after you read it.

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  5. Happy Christmas! Hope the Boxing Day hangover isn't treating you too badly...

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  6. Glad to hear your day was saved. Your door story reminds me of my grandmother's front door. We had the same issue. Problems for years and the my uncle sanded it out, eventually the door got worse and it had to be replaced. You had to slam it to shut it and yank it to open it. It was terrible.

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    1. It's so frustrating. We can't even use the backdoor because we have a roller door with a remote to get in the backyard but Gemma ate the remote!

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  7. I love me a magic Christmas story, "the door that wouldn't shut and the hungry heathen roommates". Glad you got it sorted. Can't stop, still have chocolate left.

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