Disaster has been averted. My reputation salvaged. The Mermaid is whole again. “How has this been accomplished?” I hear you/y’all ask.
“Very simple” I reply.
Disperser to the rescue!
When reading of my distress, and despair, at the task ahead of me, in the previous episode, disperser at great inconvenience to himself; scoured the WWW, and came up with the solution to all my problems.
He promptly, and without regard to his own safety, sent an e-mail to me containing all the information needed to solve my dilemma; how to repair ‘The Broken Mermaid’.
Immediately, and without further ado, 48 hours later, I hurried off to Officeworks in downtown Glebe, after first stopping to fill the tank with petrol/gasoline; my wife and daughter had been out the day before, and I had a fuel gauge reading ‘EMPTY”, and then taking Coco for a run in the park, I decided it was best to take him home, rather than leave him in the car whilst wandering the aisles.
I rather enjoy wandering around the Officeworks store, and am inclined to forget that there may be someone waiting patiently/impatiently in the vehicle.
So an hour or so after leaving on the 1½ – 2 km trip, to Glebe, I arrived, travel weary and bedraggled, got the stuff I needed and headed home. Someone, somewhere, must have been looking out for me, as I arrived home some 5 minutes later!
A couple of hours later, after my epic outing, I had recovered enough to tackle the task ahead!
That was yesterday. Today was the 4th anniversary of Ruby’s birthday, and when she came to see me for hugs and kisses, her ‘Mermaid’ was waiting.
As some bloke said some time ago “alls well that ends well”; not sure, it might have been dispenser, he writes lots of ‘stuff’.
And here are some pictures of Ruby with her Mermaid, and Ruby in her yellow Wellies. 😀