Hi, Welcome!

The community is a safe space for people living with and connected to arthritis to ask questions and share experiences. Get started by registering here and posting your first comment or question!

Sign In with a Versus Arthritis account

Feeling really fed up now !!!!!

TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,968
edited 25. May 2015, 04:56 in Community Chit-chat archive
Over the last few months i have had problem after problem with my laptop
now this evening go to cook dinner and the ovens has given up the ghost :( :x
Take care
Carol xx

Comments

  • GraceBGraceB Posts: 1,598
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's so annoying when things pack up like this and why is it always on a weekend when you can't get an engineer out??? Naturally, this sort of thing doesn't happen on a Monday lunchtime.

    I hope you managed to use this as an excuse to go out for a meal instead?

    Good luck with getting this fixed. I suppose it could be a good excuse to treat yourself to a new oven, if you can afford it!

    GraceB
    Turn a negative into a positive!
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,968
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    true Grace but my cooker is covered by the same company as my central heating is, and cooker is so old that If I call them out I know the will condem it and switch it off completely, and at the moment I still have the hob working so don't really want that. Trouble is Oh says we can't order a new one at present as finances wont allow it for about another 6 weeks or so. At least I have a small table top size electric oven which is very small and a microwave plus the hob so need to be very inventive with meals for a while its just so annoying.
    Take care
    Carol xx
  • GraceBGraceB Posts: 1,598
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That makes life very difficult doesn't it? Hmmm ...

    Being female (sorry chaps!) I am sure you will rise to the challenge and have nourishing, inventive and wonderful meals despite the lack of an oven.

    I wish you good luck with this.

    But it's still so annoying for you.

    GraceB
    Turn a negative into a positive!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,998 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm with Grace in that I'm sure you'll rise to the challenge, Carol. I just hope the hobs are safe to use. Please be careful.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,940 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh no Carol...like they say it never rains... :roll: I am sure between the hob,and the others you will be able to knock up a good meal...I do hope you can get a new one soon there are some good offer on..or like we did there is a very good second hand cooker shop near us..and we got one form there a few years ago they have to be checked by law..good luck we are looking for a new TV our old one of 20 years :o is losing colour... :roll:
    Love
    Barbara
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,968
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I have surprised :o myself today I managed a reasonable roast lamb with mint sauce roast potatoes and green beans and Rice pudding for pudding. using hob, mini oven, grill and microwave and must say it was quite enjoyable even OH said it was ok ( shock horror :o a compliment ?) its alright Sticky I think it is just the oven thermostat that has gone but the cooker is so old that it no longer possible to get parts hasn't been for about 15 yrs and having worked for said company I know that they will condem it they did the same with my washing machine a few years ago. so not worth calling them out cos then Ill loose the use of the hob as well. :D
    Take care
    Carol xx
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,998 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Blimey, Carol! That sounds like a wonderful meal. Well done you! Have you thought of making your fortune by writing the No Oven Cook Book? If even a husband notices you must be on to a winner.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,968
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    love it sticky mind you think mr turbo was surprised I had managed it and we didn't eat it much later than usual :lol::lol: however before I started slimming world I think I might have struggled but have learnt a lot of tricks since to adapting recipes and cooking methods :) Just hope the hob stays working till finances will allow new cooker. :roll:
    Take care
    Carol xx
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,940 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good for you Carol...we have had ham sandwiches...and my cooker is working..are you free next Sunday... :) x
    Love
    Barbara
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,323 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Carol!

    You are amazing!! Mind it's a bit like cooking in a caravan on your hols isn't it?!!

    My poor friend had to manage at least 6 months like that with only the tiny 'top oven' and hob working because her hubby is tight :x .

    Finally the whole thing went poof! and she has a new one :)

    Hang on in there :)

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,968
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thanks Toni hopefully I wont have to wait six months as mr turbo has just 2 more payment to make and the new bed we had just before christmas will be paid off he has already said we will definitely get a new one then so it may be about 2 months before I get mine, but I also know that if I could not use the hob he would get one straight away. he is not tight with money just careful. I'm hoping the hob last out that long because then will be able to get a good cooker and not a cheap one that don't last. So have to be patient and do the best with what I've got. :) And Barbara love that glad I made your mouth water enough for you to want to have dinner with us :lol::lol: and as I said before thanks to slimming world I am much more experimental with my cooking these days. :roll:
    Take care
    Carol xx
Sign In or Register to comment.