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Funny story

I had to tell this story because I keep chuckling about it. I have spent all of my week so far running backwards and forwards between B&Q, Wickes and the Plumb Centre. I ended up buying the untis from Wickes because they were cheaper in the sale than the B&Q ones, but they looked exactly the same. Here they are.When the units for the office were delivered things were not quite right, I ordered white units and a couple of extra end panels to have some shelves fashioned for my printer. When the end panels turned up they were oak, so they went straight back on the van. I love oak it's my favourite wood, my living room furniture and floor is oak, but the office is to be white beech and apple green. I also ordered one of the wall units at 500mm and I should have ordered 600mm, so I had to take that one back. Thirdly I wanted drawers for my base units but when I went to price them up they were not in the sale and were £122 each, making them more expensive than everything else. So instead I ordered cupboards. On the morning of the delivery Wickes contacted me to say they were not being delivered because they were damaged and would follow on Thursday. Panic, the joiner was going to be finished before Thursday. So I decided to take assertive action and packed the incorrect unit into my little Citroen C1 and drove to Wickes. When I got there they had said base units on the shelf, but they also had the drawers at £63, so I pulled one drawer unit, one cupboard and a 3m plinth onto a trolley and proceeded to the check out. I managed to load the cupboard and drawers into the car but the 3m plinth stuck out of the window too far so had to be collected later. When I got home I couldn't lift anything out of the car, my independent streak has left me in Wickes car park, so I left them in the car. That night in bed I was in agony, my chest hurt so much I thought I might have to go to A&E with my heart. I honestly thought I was having a heart attack, when I thought about it I started to laugh out loud. I'm such an idiot, I do no exercise whatsoever and this pain was the result of lifting two 29 kilo boxes of the shelf and then into the back of the car. How dramatic am I? Anyway I've laughed since Sunday about this but I've been careful not to lift anything too heavy since then.
The other trips have been to various plumbing suppliers, my house is only 10 years old and this is the second radiator that has burst. You would think that buying a replacement would be easy, not at all. The burst radiator is 650 mm x 600mm but I can only buy 600mm x 600mm, so I have been sold various adaptors, joints etc all of which are not right. How come a new house doesn't have a standard radiator? I've since looked at all of the radiators in the house and every one is different, single panels no fins, single panels with fins double with fins. What's that all about?
Anyway my office will be finished tomorrow, the blind arrived and was collected today. All of the units are present and correct, and half of them are installed.The radiator(with adaptors) is here and will be fitted on Sunday. I have to say it's looking great and I can't wait to get all my craft stuff all together in one place.


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