Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Bloody Friday

Well what a day!  I had the day off today in preparation for the Brisbane Model Railway Exhibition on this weekend at the RNA showgrounds at the corner of Gregory Terrace and Alexandria Streets, The Valley.

So I started off having to whipper snipper the edges and mow the lawn.  I went to the garden shed and picked up my safety glasses.  They fell apart!  Damn.  They were my good ones.  I have two other pairs, but I managed to fix them with my trusty styrene glue. 

So while whipper snipping, the whipper snipper ran out of cutting cord.  I could not get the bottom off the device to re-fill it.  Damn!  So I only half did the whipper snippering.  I started at the back, so the front still looks like a jungle.

While mowing, I had a blow out of my Right Irish Safety Boot - my right yard thong broke.  Not 10 minutes later my Left Irish Safety Boot blew out as well.  Do you no how hard it is to mow the yard with two broken thongs.  Lucky all the neighbours were at work, as they would have looked at me very strangly because of how I was walking with my broken safety boots.

So after a shower, coffee and biscuit, I then started to pack the car with the items I was taking to the Showgrounds.  As I was carrying items out the front door into the garage, I was mugged by a family of Jehovah's Witnesses for about 20 minutes.  Damn wife spoke to them back in February and they came back for a chat.  Well I suppose they were not that bad to talk to.

So, off to the barber for a hair cut to look good for the all the young ladies who will be talking to me tomorrow at the show.  If only I got to the barbers 1 minute earlier, I would have been at the front of the queue.  I had to wait more than 30 minutes to get my hair cut.

On the way into town, there were signs all along the freeway on the electronic information boards that a road on the other side of the city was closed.  This road was reasonably close to the Exhibition grounds. Traffic through the middle of the city and towards The Valley was very bad.

And to wrap up the day, my 7 year old son almost beat me in chess tonight.  I can't have that!

So I was really having a bad day!

Hopefully tomorrow at the Exhbition will be a ripper!  Remember to come and say hi.

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