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#weekendcoffeeshare: Loadshedding coffee and a birthday party

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If we were having coffee I would apologise for the loadshedding coffee and hoped that it was as tasty as the non-loadshedding coffee.

Rudely awakened by the beeping of the alarm yesterday morning, we realised that Eskom had switched off power to our area. No worries! We are prepared. I got the Cadac camping stove out and set up the little expresso maker. I must’ve packed the coffee too tightly though because the water wasn’t pushing through at all. It smelt like coffee but no coffee was actually bubbling up the spout. Luckily the power came back on shortly thereafter else we would’ve still been grumpily waiting.

In any event, if we were having coffee I would mention that after 6 weeks, I got my car back on Thursday (yay!) and that the gearbox feels like a sports car (double yay!) and that during the drive to work a mysterious sound materialised from the around the front drivers side (erase the yays!). It sounded like something hadn’t been tightened properly because I can’t hear it when the road surface is smooth. Tomorrow it’s going back to the mechanic again and hopefully it is something straightforward.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I loved every minute of my niece’s 13th birthday party yesterday. I ran around playing photographer with my almost 6 year old nephew in tow taking photos as well. I’m showing him a few tricks and he’s quite a good photographer already – he’s got a good eye and is bold in his approach.  It’s also amazing how 13 year olds love to have their photo taken. The minute I approached the pose was all ready.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that today was another scorcher of a day. And that I don’t yet have a subject for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – the theme this week is Rule of Thirds.

I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

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#weekendcoffeeshare: Still car-less and other things

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend was hot and wonderful. Despite the loadshedding, twice, I still managed to blog, three times, and do a draft post for tomorrow night. I have also joined the Blogging from A to Z challenge.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am still car-less and that next week is going to prove complicated to get to work. The engine overhaul is proving to be more difficult than imagined – Tony the mechanic said that all other cars are easy to find parts for but that somehow this hasn’t been the case for my car. It’s been called “exotic” (!) by the tyre places that use it to charge me an arm and a leg for a new set of tyres, but it is not the only one of its kind on the road – I’ve seen many others. In any event, I have managed without a car for 6 weeks now so that when I get my own car back I will not know what to do. Tomorrow Che and I will have to negotiate my before-work appointment, his commitments and me actually going to work.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I was mightily pissed off at my mobile service provider for having suspended my service. I dragged myself to the mall this morning to get it sorted out – it had to do with a credit limit (!) which was lower than my contract amount (!) which meant that my service would always be suspended from the middle of every month. This wasn’t considered when I upgraded my contract on the 31st December. Patricia from the MTN shop at The Glen explained the situation – she was a real life saver, and fixed the limit on my account so that it will not happen again.

If we were having coffee I would tell you the following – PS – NEVER EVER EVER EVER take away my communications mechanisms. #justsaying.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the other upside of leaving the house and going out to mingle with the rest of the world today, is that I actually have some fresh fruit and vegetables in the fridge. The juicy sweet mango I had this afternoon was delicious.