Wednesday, 14 January 2009


William had just had his bath ~ who gave him a chocolate bar ??? (I'm not guilty :o)
Lucky on his favourite persons knee my Nephew Tim (couple of pictures from last year)
You know how they say things happen in threes ~ well that is certainly what has happened in this household
No 1 The washing machine packed up
No 2 The Cooker packed up
No 3 Now what was Number 3 ~ Oh Yes I remember it was the moniter on Lyn's computer just cracked for no apparent reason ~
The washing machine was sorted easily the chappie who does the repairs suggested the filter was clogged up ~ and this proved to be the case ~ there was quite a bit of small change retrieved 5p's 20p's and pennies ~
Lyn's Moniter was replaced at a cost of £80 ~ so all is well with that now
But the Cooker needed replacement ~ so we ordered a new one ~
they came and fitted it and all seemed well
That is until we cooked on it ~ there were several of us sitting around the Kitchen table ~ when all of a sudden the back burner caught fire ~
luckily we were able to put the flames out ~
contacted the shop where we purchased it ~ this is a shop we use frequently ~ and the manager was horrified that this had happened ~
He contacted us today saying he had contacted the manufacturers ~ they are going to test all of the stock they have in this model to make sure it is not just a one off fault ~ and he will be here Friday to fit another one ~
We have the caravan in the garden so looks like we will be cooking in there for the next couple of days ~
Hope that is the end of these mishaps ~ Isn't it amazing how these things always seem to happen in three's ~
Ally

35 comments:

madcobug said...

I hope they get the cooker fixed soon. Helen

Hollie said...

It is amazing because it usually is always in threes... I hope everything is back to normal very soon!

louise said...

that sounds a bit dangerous! Louise x

Angie said...

These things always manage to hsppen at this time of year too don't they?

I think the shop ought to have bent over backwards to get you a new cooker in immediately. I mean, what if you didn't have your caravan cooker?

I bet you are a lovely, calm, laid-back lady. I wish I could be like that.

Was there enough small change in your washer to buy a little bar of chocky for a small person?

love, Angie, xx

Joyce said...

Wow, it all happened at once! Hope it all is fixed soon. William is so cute...chocolate and all...
Have a very nice midweek Ally. Hugs and love,
Joyce

Kath said...

Thats just what happened to me a year last Christmastime Ally.Cooker Fridge and Freezer.Cor blimey I was demented LOL!!Good Grief I am glad the cooker didn't cause any severe damage for you.I hope they get your new one fitted correctlyand when they do,I would offer them the coppers from the washer and say thankyou paid in full He-He. !!Poor Lyn, but she will be happy now with a new moniter.Well the picture of the little one I howled with laughing.I have a few of those type in my possesion LOL!!Priceless I love them.Thanks for cheering me this evening All I've been decorating all day long and didn't get online until 10pm..Take Care Ally hugs to Nin and Barney .God Bless Kath xx

mortonlake said...

poor you ally.hope all goes better for you from now on tc love mort xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I really do believe bad luck comes in 3's. I always hate to see the first come as I know there will be 2 more following. I'm glad you got the fire out without any damage and hope you get your new one soon. Going out to the caravan to cook could be tiresome for sure. That little chocolate face is so cute. At least you had a smile there to help you over the other. 'On Ya'-ma

Paula said...

Oh wow Ally that sounds a little scary. Hope there are no more mishaps at your house.

Sandra said...

I hope you get a new cooker soon and that is the last of it now....
Sandra

Marie said...

My mom always said things happen in threes and it's usually worked out that way. Happily good things happen in threes as well. You should be due for some of those soon!

Stuart said...

wow..........that is unfortunate to say the least!

Sara said...

I'm glad that you were there to put the flames out m'dear!
xxx

Joan said...

So glad there was nobody hurt when ou new cooker caught fire. It is strange as you say things aways happen in threes hope you don't get a forth. Love Joan

Yasmin said...

Hope the cooker is back in working order soon in this weather you need hot meals. cute pic of your nephew.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Jmoqueen said...

Thank goodness you have a backup Ally x What a nightmare though and glad you managed to put out the flames

LYN said...

THINGS DO APPEAR TO HAPPEN IN THREES DON'T THEY...

GLAD YOU GOT THE COOKER SORTED..FIRE OF ANY KIND IS SO SCARY...

Rose~* said...

Ah yes - definitely in three's. So very true, even over here. Hope your kitchen is happy now and there are no further mishaps. (((HUGS)) to you. William looks good enough to eat, lol. - such a sweetie, chocolate and all.

Jeannette said...

William looks happy being in a chocolatey mess! Lol! Lucky's beautiful! I'm so glad the cooker fire wasn't serious, if you had turned it on and left the room it could have been much worse. I'm glad Lyn's got her computer monitor replaced. Did you put the money from the washing machine filter towards it?! Lol! I hope that's the end of your run of bad luck now. Jeannette xx New journal

Linda :) said...

Glad you are getting it all sorted out....
Have a good Sunday! :)

Joann said...

They DO happen in threes, it always amazes me when that happens!! That's scary about the back burner catching fire, good thing you were all nearby!!! Hope they fix that for you!!!

Lippy said...

Wow, I think we have two regions of the world covered...things that happen to you sound very very familiar...

Wonder if there is a StupidJimmy in Asia somewhere????

Ora said...

I am so afraid of fires...and find myself always checking things out...but what would have happened if you had not been there in the kitchen...oh my...well anyway...glad all is working out...and yes...I am afraid as in England...the same here in the USA...three seem to be the magic number...God Bless...hugs...Ora ps..that William...is soooo cute!!!

salemslot9 said...

oooh
I can almost feel
that kitty's silky furrr

jack69 said...

Great entry, love the picture!! The little fellows can do that fast!!!!
Problems in Threes , yeah, they say that! hope that is the end of it.
(I appreciate the previous entry, there are things on health we all need to be aware of)
Jack

Jean said...

Hi Ally ,I do hope thats the end of your bad luck its funny (or Not ) how it comes in threes ,thank goodness the cooker catching fire wasn't any worse ,good that the others are being checked ...love Jeanxx

Jimmy's Journal said...

Great pics, especially of Lucky and William.

Jimmy

Jan said...

Poor Ally ,things things alawys happen together dont they ? Ihope you get the virus thing sorted out soon ,it was lovely to speak to you today ,Jean rang me aftyer ,we had been speaking ,she had been to the Docs she has been having panic attacks now understanderbly ,lkeep warm ,and keep feeding that Robin ,hmm sulanus ,hes spoilt hee hee ..love Jan xx

Funnyface said...

Hello Ally
I gave my oven a good old clean up earlier this week - don't you just hate that job ?! you won't have to worry about cleaning yours for a while - hope new new cooker will be ok, what a shock it must have been. Take care, Luv Jaynee X

Eileen said...

Hi Ally
Just read about your new cooker! Hope it has all been sorted out now but you were very lucky as the fire could have been much worse (or unlucky as this shouldn't have happened in the first place!). Did you order a takeaway, or hot foot it to the caravan? Glad no-one was hurt. Eileen x

Cathy said...

Woa what a time! Now that's over you can assume nothing else will go wrong, right? lol stay well.

Celeste said...

William is adorable!

Little Red Hen said...

Hi Ally, I found you finally! I'm so sorry that everything is packing up on you. How awful! I guess this is a good time for you to upgrade! I've missed you!

Love,
Susie

CINDY said...

around here it's 3's 4's 5's, lol hope all else is fine. have a great week. ((((hugs)))))
Love,
Cindy xoxo

mtrib2 said...

I am glad that things are getting replaced or repaired. I hope the new fuel pump I ordered on line fixes the one in my old little truck. I bought it new (the one that I think is not working properly) and researched on line to the manufacturer. I will find out. I am doing my washing in my sink until I can have my addition closed in to buy a washing machine. mark