Old age got suddenly closer this morning. I realised that the phone in the bedroom was not working....and I only realised that when another phone in the house rang.....
This was more of a puzzle than an annoyance. I went exploring. Under the bed was the unattached phone connection. Next to it was an empty packet which had once housed my asthma spray. The spray itself was much further under, leaving the brain trying to sort out how it had all happened. There are no known animals in this house any more! Apart from the bats in the attic and they seem unlikely suspects!
I realised that a two way plug was missing and at the same time remembered that the lamp had fallen on top of me earlier in the week!
It was all starting to add up but the conclusions were not good. Either we have mice or something worse! Our cat died two summers go....the local rodent population must have tumbled to it by this time!
I then started to search for the missing two way plug!
I looked in quiet despair on my husbands assortment under the table in his office.....I dare not touch any of those.....the resulting mess would be worse than a plague of locusts.....
At this point I realised I cup of coffee would be a good idea.
By the time I'd drunk it my beloved had been on his hands and knees and detached a plug for me. The last time he sorted out his electrics on his knees with his head down he ended up with a bad attack of vertigo!
I have now got the upstairs phone charging again...and heard the magic words from the office next door,
"I need a sit down now"
I've said it before I know but it is nevertheless true. Old age is not for wimps!