Cowart's Common Room

Yikes been a mad two weeks so not really ignoring you but struggling to cope.

Dave set off on an artist exchange to Russia and as always seems to happen when he goes away - if it can go wrong it does.

He left on the Thursday - on the Friday the guests from hell turned up and had only been in two hours before they were complaining that the photographs on the website were misleading and there was no-where for their 18 month old to run around. ShockedBlinkShockedShockedShockedShockedEvil or Very Mad

Long story short - they got told where to go and they left . . . usually I am very polite to guests - but their claims were beyond ridiculous. Lixtroll came round with wine.

Then one of our framing customers got bitten by a dog and they were very upset . . . partly their fault though as they were leaning over the gate at Lixtroll's and despite being told to step back - I think they thought Lixtroll was joking - they didn't and they got nipped.

Then the saga of the no-water began - with no rain our spring was dwindling and the level in our tanks diving. Very very long story involving plumbers and several days of trecking up and down the hill tracing and repairing the water pipe we discovered that Scottish Woodlands - despite being shown where our pipe is - had damaged it in three places when preparing the land for digging. Long story short SW have admitted responsibility - but are saying they may not pay our plumbers bill in full because they would have got their own people in - but not yesterday . . . which it had to be or we were going to run out of water - hmmmmm I feel a fight coming on.

Dave is due back from Russia tonight . . . now that all the problems have been solved - but tomorrow is mad with picking up work from one exhibition and taking it and hanging it at another . . .

Coffee anyone . . .

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Posted at 24th Jul 2013 - 09:31AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Cooofffffeeeeee Comments: 9

Fennie's Avatar Poor you. Yes, please! Dig your feet in. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Jul 2013 at 10:16AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Ah! Not much I can say except Ah! Not a good week then... and I hope next week's better...

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 24th Jul 2013 at 10:57AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Laughing oh it wasn't just one week - this was all going on over two weeks . . . the water problem was very stressful as the thought of having to pay back the guests was scary especially as our insurance didn't cover us for loss of water. However now that we have found pipe damage - if SW don't pay up I am sure I can go through our insurance, or go legal through the Federation of Small Businesses.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Jul 2013 at 11:00AM

Camilla's Avatar Honestly....some people.! poor you WW, big HUG for you.

Love Camilla.xx

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Jul 2013 at 11:41AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Plenty for Dave to get his teeth into when he gets back... just make him a list Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Jul 2013 at 02:10PM

Faith's Avatar Sounds horrendous WW - much sympathySad

Posted by: Faith on 24th Jul 2013 at 03:15PM

Lily's Avatar Coffee WW ? Methinks gin + valium at the very least. No doubt your now ex guests are busy making someone else's life a misery.
Well done with your photo award.

Posted by: Lily on 24th Jul 2013 at 03:52PM

KitKatCot's Avatar Nowhere to run around? There's half the Scottish countryside and if they want somewhere indoors you could run 100 meters in the cottage kitchen.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 24th Jul 2013 at 05:52PM

Ivy's Avatar Gosh I hope Dave returned in one piece and the spell of misfortune is broken.

Posted by: Ivy on 25th Jul 2013 at 09:12AM

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