To my surprise, I received a letter from The Department of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading about my complaint. Although H*rris Sc*rfe said it was "..a ticketing error..unfortunately not picked up at the time of (my) visit to the store.." Um, wasn't I pointing out their error at the time?? Didn't they say there was an error yet refuse to abide by accepted pricing policies??? Anyhow, after the intervention of the Department of Justice (how cool is that name!!) they will be contacting me to offer said kitchen appliance at the ticketed price. Of course now, after I have been proved right on principle, I am loath to buy it from them after their intransigence and duplicity. MrsDrWho has reminded me not to cut off my nose despite my face. I wonder if the mixmasters are green???
I seem to have come through the valley of side effects relatively unscathed. Hurray!! It must be all the good wishes and positive thoughts from everyone: Don't stop..... I was being transfused on Wednesday, which enabled a heap of knitting over the 8 hours, and I had a message on my phone from MrsDrWho, traveller extraordinaire, who had flown off the night before bound for foreign climes. She had indeed reached the foreign climes, but was languishing at the Ferry Terminal in Macau. She couldn't contact her sister. So, in a major technological break through on our part, she messaged me her sister's phone number in Macau, I sat in the Clinic and rang on my mobile phone and spoke to them , and then they went to the ferry terminal and picked her up!! How amazingly amazing is that? I am more than slightly gobsmacked at being able to do it.
I have finished the back of the Vest Side Story, and very nice it is too. I always knit the back first because I find it much easier to work out the neck shaping if I already know how many rows I will be knitting. I have also knitted about half the leg of the second Professor Plum sock. I'm hoping to finish my vest this week, the weather is just right for vest wearing. We had our first fog this morning, and a pea souper it was too. When I was driving to the dam, visibility was quite poor. It didn't worry Harki or Peri. They ran through the bush getting wet and smelling all the smells and listening to all the sounds. Back at home, Harki was even wetter. She opened the shower screen with her nose and insisted on having hot water sprinkled on her head. Peri is slightly bemused by this. She doesn't like the bathroom all that much as the hair dryer lives there!!!
I bought some sock wool from the excellent Yarnivorous: Shoals (of green) and she sent me an extra bonus surprise of some handspun hand-dyed wool. The wool is so soft and I'm thinking of making Monkey socks, Sea Monkey socks that would be!!!
On the good news front. the remote control arrived in 4 working days!! What excellent service from the Local Shop and it is living in a ziplock bag. On the not so good news front my car had a head gasket problem : at least I think that's what it is. It is being fixed this Monday and Tuesday. I am driving MrsDrWho's car. I am very nervous. I won't be driving very far!! It is ever so kind of her to trust me with her car, mind you, she has trusted me with the Kitten, so....
It is Mothers' Day tomorrow. My sister and I gave my mother a 'hair' experience, with cutting and colouring and setting and whatever else might go on in the salon. I hope she likes it. With my mum, you never know!!! I'm off to lunch with The MadCages now, and The Labradors are asleep in bed. I bet they haven't bought me anything for Mothers' Day. I'll settle for their love!!!