Staying cool

Do you sometimes get angry when things go wrong or not to plan? You trust others to do their bit but they let you down. Does that make you angry? It would be a fine thing indeed if we never got angry but even the most chilled-out person loses their ‘cool’ sometimes I am sure. It doesn’t take some people long to blow their fuse when things don’t go their way but some of us have more patience. I confess to getting angry at times but it is usually because I have been let down and have not received an explanation. Such had been the case with my online shopping experience when I placed an order for a new larder fridge a few weeks ago. Having waited the expected time for its arrival and it didn’t arrive I remained patient for a time whilst I waited for an explanation but after several further weeks and still without the fridge I became angry. The supplier gave no explanation and didn’t even acknowledge my communications. However as the purchase had been through the ‘Amazon’ organisation I was protected and reimbursed for my expenditure with the seller. I shudder to think what would have happened had I purchased directly with that particular seller. It shows how careful we must be when making online purchases with organisations we know little about even if they are through a reputable company such as Amazon. In this incidence I didn’t know who the seller was until I had made the purchase. 

Filling questionnaire form

Having received notification of reimbursement E and I purchased another larder fridge through a different company for just £1 extra. Not only that but it is slightly larger than the previous one we had ordered. We were to receive it four days later on Wednesday (10 th). Now we can remain cool about the whole affair!

Shirley Anne

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Didn’t wait

People might say that I am an impetuous person, I do things on the spur of the moment. Though that may be true and I must confess to acting that way many times, I do usually give plenty of thought before taking any action. In a recent post I was writing about our problems with fridge/freezers and the fact that one unit not much older than five years had become faulty for the second time thus rendering it not cost-effective for a third repair. I had in fact carried out the last repair which kept it in service for over a year. It would be better to cut losses and simply buy a replacement. However I had decided not to make an immediate purchase and also not to purchase a similar unit but instead purchase a larder fridge. The logic behind that decision I explained in the other post. The main reason was to separate fridge from freezer, to have independent units rather than combined. We don’t really need extra freezers as we have some in the cellar rooms. We do however need the extra fridge capacity so that is why I intended to purchase a stand-alone tall fridge as a replacement. When and if the other fridge/freezer we have in the kitchen requires replacing we would purchase a stand-alone freezer to replace it. So instead of having two combined fridge/freezer units we would have two individual ones, a fridge and a freezer. I had decided to wait awhile before purchasing the fridge as I said but changed my mind and ordered one a couple of days ago. It had only been a matter of a few days but we were struggling with the lack of fridge space the other fridge/freezer has and couldn’t wait any longer. It is Thursday (30 th) as I write and we expect the delivery within a couple of days. Yesterday I received the new flag and weight and don’t have any excuses not to work on the flag pole and fit them.

If you remember I need to remove the top half of the two-piece pole in order to re-insert the rope and carry out a repair to the finial at the top which doesn’t move freely as it should. It may need replacing too which will delay completing the work. Fortunately we are in for a couple of days of fine weather.

Shirley Anne