Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Parody of the Day’s Events


 Definition “a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing:”

No animals or vehicles came to any harm  in the making of this story.

I phoned our Doctor’s surgery last week and asked if my prescription could please be faxed to our Pharmacy.I was phoned the next day, to confirm exactly what was  needed, and was  told it would all be done.


The surgery assured me, the prescription would surely be faxed,

and tablets that were all needed would be ready and waiting as asked.

I opened the garage door, not remotely, but by hand and brute force, that was me,

We forded the river, “ Go slowly”,  gumboots and  tow chain  if need be.

Flooded stream 2014

Some sheep blocked the  highway,  the heading dog doing his stuff

Then a tractor, that huge beast,  I knew it, I just had to be tough.


Sheep in the way

Tractor in the way

The wind had blown mightily all night, and a tree was blocking  our street

Hugh with his chainsaw,   with  everything  ready, quickly cleared it so neat.


Tree trunk 2014

Gumboots and sou-wester  I put on, as the rain continued to  pour

Sou-wester and camerablack gumboots #1

Finally we arrived at the Pharmacy front door.

Prescription for Jean, please, the surgery faxed it to you

“ Oh no, I’m so sorry,

the one they forgot to do”

Home again, a smooth trip, no obstacles blocking our way

And I guess I’ll do it again  tomorrow, maybe a much better  day.

driveway in  august


Rider… Photos used may have been taken  at an earlier time or day or year.

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Be prepared at all times, and never leave anything till the last minute”

Greetings from Jean.


Nancy J said...

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, becoming isolated in the evening. Snow near sea level at first, then gradually lifting to 500 metres. Cold southwesterlies, gale gusting 100 km/h, easing in the evening.
Maybe we will stay home, but this is the forecast for Clutha, in the far south!!! Cheers, Jean.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, all kinds of road hazards...The sheep are kind of funny.. But, the tree did not look good.. Sorry your prescription was not ready!

Have a happy day, I hope your weather warms up soon.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi J!!
Oh gosh! You have too some wheather.
We have a huge fire going on in the middle of Sweden. The biggest in our country in modern time. Check news www.aftonbladet.se
Planes from Italy and France is helping out now with water bombing. We have 14 helicopters working too. Many had to leave their homes and 1 person was trapped by the fire and killed.
Have a great day!

Hannah said...

It seems ordinary errands are a little hard for you, I hope you can get your medicine! We normally have mild winters but were snowed in 4 days last February.
We don't have to contend with sheep to go to town, though.

Julie Fukuda said...

Life is full of challenges. To find the humor beyond the frustration is a special talent.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh dear Jean ~ I hope today is a better day. You went through all of that and still had your delightful sense of humor and a nice quote to share too.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Georgia said...

You've been good scouts, surely your next foray will be profitable! Keep warm, my friend, seems you have your sense of humor well in hand. ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

UGH!!! at least you kept your sense of humor!

Carol Mattingly said...

Isn't that always the way with the pharmacy.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Oh darn don't you hate it when that happens?

Our photos said...

Oh my, what a day !

Barb said...

Argh - don't you hate when this happens! (And it couldn't have happened on a "better" day...) Keep warm and safe.

Lyn said...

I hope it all works out better today..what a time you had of it yesterday..it's bad enough in town when things aren't there when you expect them to be..but to have to go home empty handed after that trip in ..not great..and by the way..the snow did arrive down here in the south..

Leeanne said...

What an adventure!

Janet said...

Quite the adventure! And rather than being angry you turned it into a poem and photo montage! Lovely!

Jim said...

Jean, you have a very healthy attitude in dealing with things of this nature.....a great parody on a not-so-great day!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You know my hubby is really proactive. I've learned to phone multiple times, especially when it comes to medications. I sent my son, visiting from BC., across the city, an hour away from us, to bring us pain meds at one time. It takes a village, doesn't it? All the best.