Been a bit of a stressful day today, just one of those days. Some family stuff going on which has involved numerous WhatsApp messages back and forth - nothing I can do as I'm 150 miles away and the person involved needs to realise we can't just drop everything and fly up there in the helicopter we keep in the back garden! It's still ongoing, but I've chosen to opt out for a while.
I decided to forget about getting my first choice purple fleck carpet for the caravan - seems there's none around at the mo....well, not in room size remnants, we could easily order one off the roll - at 2 or 3 times the price and with a lead time of several weeks. Not acceptable, in either money or time. So we've gone for a grey fleck....it's an acceptable alternative, and I'm having plenty of purple accessories. Whilst in the carpet showroom, I also found a perfect vinyl remnant for the kitchen - both colour and size are perfect, and an amazingly good price.
I would have had the carpet delivered, but husband said we could easily get it on the roof racks on our (little!) car. He then said he didn't have enough rope (he had loads that I know of, but seems he's either used it, given it away or simply can't find it)....he eventually found a couple of bits. When we came to secure the carpet to the roof, he discovered the 2 bits of rope he'd taken with us weren't enough to safely hold it. So he had to go off and buy some more.....luckily there's a DIY shop very close by. We got home safely. I suggested putting the carpet overnight (we're taking it to the van tomorrow) in either the hallway or the dining room - husband reckoned it wouldn't fit and would have to lie on the stairs. He struggled to take it up himself, wouldn't let me help, tripped and dropped the bottom end....it fell on the hall curtain rail, knocked it off and broke it, scaring the life out of the dog and me in the process.
Oh, and when we got home from shopping this morning, he dropped the new box of eggs and broke 4 of them.
He is very clumsy - not a new thing, always has been - but some days he's worse than others, and today is one of them.
I've been awake since 02.40 so am shattered, hopefully as it's getting a bit cooler, I might be able to sleep better tonight.