Thursday, 2 December 2021

After the storm

The weather has been very changeable following the weekend's storm. It was awful yesterday, very windy  and rained for most of the day. In contrast it was calm on Tuesday and while out on a walk with Tilly I saw someone fixing their roof. I was able to take photos from the back and the front of the house and I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos as my heart was in my mouth for him up there like that. There wasn't  even anyone holding the ladder for him.

I'd been out trying to find where a parcel of mine had been delivered. I'd checked my emails before leaving the house only to discover the parcel was showing as having been delivered but not to me it hadn't. There is a street with a similar name and I tried there first and the man who answered the door had taken in the parcel thinking it was for him. He was a night shift worker and not only had the delivery person disturbed his sleep but so had I an hour or so later. I made my feelings known to the delivery company and did receive an apology and I'd apologised to the man who had my parcel. I have it now so no harm done.

I saw a nice sight while out walking Tilly, the odd looking sheep all in a line making there way through a gap in the fence, it made me smile. 

 

I'm pleased to say I've checked that roof again today and the man looks like he did a good job, I just hope he completed it with no mishaps.

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  1. I hope that man got down off the roof okay. I used to work with my ex, and Michael's dad many years before that, and I've often walked up and down a roof like that but I wouldn't do it now without a cat ladder.

    I bet the guy who had your parcel wasn't best pleased at being disturbed twice but the second time was hardly your fault. Why can't delivery drivers/couriers deliver things properly?? Sometimes I think they just leave them anywhere for the sake of saving a bit of time.

    I like the line of odd looking sheep, it would be hard not to smile seeing them like that :)

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    1. You've done that Eunice, wow you are fearless! One slip and that man would have been a goner, made my heart race just thinking about it.
      I was shocked when the man with my parcel opened the door in his dressing gown late morning but when he explained he was on nights I felt sorry for him. Really I had nothing to apologise for apart from disturbing his sleep. I'd been on live chat with the company and their reply was that the satnav showed the parcel had been scanned to the correct location which made me annoyed, must be their standard response. I had a hunch where it might have been delivered and I was right. It certainly would have had a different postcode to mine being the wrong street.
      Those sheep were like follow my leader through that gap in the fence :)

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    2. Quote - "I was shocked when the man with my parcel opened the door in his dressing gown" That's rather an odd place to have a door! (giggle) Sorry, I couldn't resist that one :)

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    3. It is isn't it :-) Funnily enough he was wearing a dressing gown too :)

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  2. There's no way I would be up on a roof like that, regardless of the reason. Brave or foolish in those weather conditions, I don't know, but he's definitely fearless!

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    1. I am afraid of heights so much so that I worry about other people. If it had rained he could well have slipped. How he even balanced the bucket up there I don't know.

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  3. Hope that roofer made it down safely! Glad you were able to track down your parcel. Over here, they are finding whole truck loads of packages dumped by the delivery drivers in ravines, woods, parking lots, etc! Those are some well behaved sheep! :)

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    1. I hope the roofer made it down safely. I've had mail go to that wrong address before so it was a guess on my part and I was right. It's shocking that parcels would be dumped like that and I've read stories about drivers throwing parcels over fences, leaving them on doorsteps where they can be stolen and so on, they have a big workload to get through. but it's no excuse. I think the sheep were playing follow my leader to get to a different field.

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  4. I'm glad you got your parcel in the end. X

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    1. I did and I don't blame the man for taking it in for me. I'm certain he would have brought it to me later in the day.

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  5. I hate to see people up on a roof like that, it comes from my fear of heights I suppose. Glad you got your parcel in the end, it's annoying when post is taken to the wrong address, we often get other people's post and end up having to take it round for them. Those sheep made me laugh, they do say the grass is always greener on the other side.

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    1. My fear of heights too, I was worried for him. That house has had my post before too and I have occasionally had post for them, so we end up doing the postman's job for him. Haha the sheep must have thought the grass was greener on the other side :)

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  6. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    ann hyde
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    Brave man doing the roof repairs, I feel giddy just looking at the photo! Good that you got your parcel, how annoying there's an address similar to your own...what do the councils think, or not think, when they name roads. Arlington Court have sheep like that, apparently they're called Jacob sheep (I wonder if Mr. Jacob is looking for them)!

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    1. I felt worried for that man up there on the roof like that and I hope he got down safely. The street names are so similar it's no surprise they are confused by delivery people. Sometimes when I am waiting for something important it's a worry that it'll be wrongly delivered. Perhaps Mr. Jacob could be informed he has sheep in different parts of the UK and the ones up here seem to be escape artists :)

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  7. When we had our roof replaced the crew were running around like that as if they were on the lawn . . . I guess it's what you are used to.

    Glad you eventually got your parcel safe.

    I also thought your sheep were Jacobs, but they don't appear to have horns which most Jacob sheep do? https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/home/breed/

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    1. It would only take one slip or for them to lose their balance and it could be fatal. We had one fascia board replaced and the guy wouldn't do it without us paying for scaffolding, ended up costing us a fortune because he then decided to paint them all. I got the parcel OK but it was still annoying wondering where it had been delivered to. A few times we have had their pizzas wrongly delivered to us but obviously we wouldn't accept them :)

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  8. PS: Just enlarged your photo - I can see the horns now, definitely Jacobs.

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    1. Yes they are Jacob's sheep, I've blogged about them before. They're not always in those fields but I don't know where else they graze.

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