Monday 1 September 2014

Cyber Maestro

Today was diesel and gas day. The first of each month is our big spend day as we pay our credit card bill in full on the last day then launch into next month's spend for big items and live off whatever scraps are left until we get paid what we're owed ( we live in hope ) and any outstanding debts are paid off. I suppose most people think we're living the life of Riley with a house and a boat, but looks can be deceiving. We're asset rich and  extremely cash poor.
Typical of our luck we managed to pay online electric, house gas, council tax etc using the card before we left our overnight moorings  and pulled into Tattenhall Marina for diesel. 5 hours later we were still there as the worldwide payment system for Maestro cards had mysteriously crashed and thus we could not pay for the 232 litres of diesel and the calor gas we had filled our boat with. To alleviate our boredom we filled with water, emptied the oblutions and washed the boat. I even resorted to weeding the marina office shrub beds !!!  Old habits die hard. Normality resumed when they rectified the problem and we were able to escape to our original destination, The Cheshire Cat pub for a meal and Sainsbury's for supplies.
My leg is remarkably OK, as is the rest of me. Lucky, or what?

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