It's been another rough day.
I was just starting to think that my/our recent run of bad luck was coming to an end.
The roof was finally fixed after years of problems and recent leaks, holes and storms (rearrange that order if you like).
We are in that pleasant period when the roof is snug and dry but the builders' bill has yet to land.
Anyways, after an 'orrible toothache the antibiotics the dentist prescribed actually worked and even work this week has been (relatively) problem free: a rarity in and of itself!
I should have known I was being dragged into a false sense of security!
My usual outlook is one of, expect the worst and anything else is a bonus. I think I've become pessimistic after being deflated so many times when in a good mood. Sad but true.
Today was a perfect example. Just perking up and then: BHAM! (I mean as in wham or kappow - not shorthand for Birmingham, like Brum).
"We" lost £40. I wont go into details, but the money was misplaced and lost...
Now bear in mind I get upset if I lose £1 or even if I have to break into a tenner. So the loss of £40 was felt very hard.
That'll teach me to have a sunny disposition of an afternoon! A lesson learnt methinks.
I'll be wearing my black armband again tomorrow it seems. Perhaps with the numerals 4 and 0 chalked on it.
I just hope Old Pa Hurley doesn't find out! The shock of such a large loss in the family could see off even the hardiest of octogenarians - even a Battle of Britain veteran like him!