Wednesday, 25 December 2013

WOYWW 238 - Happy Christmas

Well I'll blog,but not sure when I'll be able to link up with Julia for WOYWW  unless someone can do it for me! Like you're none of you too busy eating and making happy with your families!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas - I had a bit of a disaster on Christmas Eve as I woke to dripping through the living room ceiling... coming from the loft.. We did have a bad storm, didn't we?!!

 oops... it was too dark to start with and I couldn't see any missing tiles but it was wet in there! I rang work to say I wasn't going to be in, and luckily we've got the decorators in and he happened to know a roofer in my area who was willing to come and look... long story short, it was a cracked tile, replaced - on Christmas Eve. So thankful...
He recommended pricking a hole in the ceiling to release the water to prevent (hopefully!) a collapse..
so this is my desk today, lol!  Still catching drips 3 hours after he's been...Had to move a lot of stuff in case the ceiling came (comes) down...

Am at my brother's for Christmas Day, hence not being likely to link early, fingers crossed it will all be ok when I get home..


So I'll leave you with a picture of my brother and sister-in-law's card and wish you all a very happy and safe, Christmas!!

See you soon...
I did add a die cut 25 to the bottom corner, but seem to have forgotten to re-photograph it!!   Happy Christmas and here's to WOYWWing our way through 2014...

30 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh you poor thing. What a sad way to start Christmas. At least your boss was understanding and you got it repaired before there was a REAL disaster.

Have a super Christmas with your family. I'm early, so no number, as usual. Happy WOYWW though, as well as happy Christmas, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I linked you. So you can rest easy and not worry about anything until you get home from your brother's.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

WOYWW by proxy! Such a lovely community. At least it's one day I don't have to worry about my wish list growing - although it might be a good time for it with Gift money just waiting to be spent!

Enjoy the Holiday with family

Happy WOYWW Christmas!
Mary Anne (waiting for the family to rise at #7)

Nan G said...

Do hope all is well at your house. Fab that there was someone to come fix the roof on Christmas Eve! Have a wonderful day with your family! Happy Holidays! Nan G #3

glitterandglue said...

Oh Helen, I'm sorry things got so rough yesterday. What a privilege to have already got it sorted - but it means all the tidying once the drips have stopped. Have a truly special Christmas Day with family. The storms were very bad in the South - we had ferocious winds here on the N Wales coast, and rain in heavy bursts - but nothing like many have experienced.
Take car.
Margaret #10

Belinda Basson said...

In complete contrast to you...Happy Christmas from a VERY HOT Cape Town, South Africa.

I followed your saga on Twitter yesterday. Glad it all got sorted. #15

Artyjen said...

Glad you got in a man who can! ;)
Have a very Happy Christmas.
xoxo Sioux

BJ said...

So glad you found someone willing to come help at such short notice and at Christmas time too. We had snow through our loft earlier this year and need some tiles sorting but DH says it is OK for now. Love the card. Happy Christmas BJ#4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

As you say, it could have been a lot worse and was fixed promptly. But still a pain on Christmas Eve!!
Thanks for all the support and fab comments throughout the past year...here's to a great 2014!
Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Happy Christmas Helen- glad you got your roof sorted after such a rotten start! Nice of the roofer to come over so quickly. It'll soon dry out with central heating running- look on the bright side-Imagine if you'd been away for a few days. Warmest Christmas hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Elizabeth said...

Oh, poor you, Helen. These disasters are always immaculately timed to spoil Christmas. Glad you were able to find a roofer, that has to be a miracle, and get the broken tile fixed. The rest can wait. Happy Christmas - have a wonderful day. Elizabeth x #13

Julia Dunnit said...

I hope when you get home that it's just dry and no more trouble....these things do happen but omg the timing! Nice card for your brother and sil...and it makes me smile that even you managed to forget a photo!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh dear! What a terrible start to the holidays but hopefully that means you got all the bad parts over with. I hope the ceiling dries out nicely and doesn't require too much attention. Have a good day visiting! Judy #22

Gita said...

Oh no! I hope everything works out and the roof gets repaired without any major incidents. Merry Christmas!! Brigita #23

Monica said...

How lucky to find a roofer. Have a wonderful day

Monica said...

How lucky to find a roofer. Have a wonderful day

fairy thoughts said...

Oh dear H that could have been a disaster a day later especially on your 'desk' there has been a lot of damage and even saw on the news people trying to BBQ their turkey because they didn't have electricity
Merry Christmas
Janet

Spyder said...

oh no a leeky roof!! Hope it's all right now, my step dad in law has been with out power since monday, but they say itshould be back on by now! Merry Christmas, Hope you have a fabulous one!!! In spite of the drips!! Happy WOYWW!

((Lyn)) #30

craftytrog said...

Lovely card Helen!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day,
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh no! What a pain to start Christmas with a leaking roof. It was some storm, though. What luck your decorator had contacts. Hope you have a lovely time with your brother. That card is gorgeous! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry, Christmas made me dozy! I am #33 xx

Karin said...

Beautiful card.
Merry Christmas.
Karin #31

Virginia said...

Oh bless well fingers crossed that now resolves the problem and the ceiling just dries out. Hope you're having a good one!

Cazzy said...

What a thing to happen at the worst possible time, you were so lucky to be able to get someone to sort it!
I hope your ceiling is still up.
I love the card, you might think you were late, but you are still a long way before me, and I am the lowest number I have ever been! Happy Christmas and WOYWW for yesterday!

Cazzy x #19

BJ said...

Hey Helen, do you know of a good stampset of the days of the week with possibly numbers too? Thanks BJ

peggy lin said...

Such a lovely community Happy new year hugs !!

Neet said...

So sorry to hear of your disaster. What a thing to happen but what a good job you were able to get a roofer so quickly.
Let's hope the New Year is a good one for you.
Hugs, Neet xx

Carmen said...

We got told to prick a hole when we had a leak through to the kitchen from our bathroom. Scary isn't it? Glad you were able to get someone out on Christmas Eve :) Hope you had a lovely Christmas too x

butterfly said...

Eek... what a nightmare... at least we only lost (another) fence. Do hope things are sorted out now...

Fabulous card, with or without the 25!!
Alison xx

Sarah Anderson said...

wow Helen, that could have gone soooo wrong, glad it didn't!!!!