Monday, May 26, 2008

Blink and you miss it!

Have you ever bid on ebay? Has the item sat there for days and no one bid? But you know it was a REALLY GOOD BUY!

So I am meant to be learning PSE6! *snort* who has time? I have borrowed several books from the library but none really gelled. Then I got "Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 - Classroom in a Book" with lessons on a CD Rom. Fantastic. One month to do it. *snort* as that is the borrowing allowance.

Having a surf around ebay one day, there it is, the very book, $10. BARGAIN!

So I sit.

And I watch.

And I wait.

Finally, in case of distraction which tends to happen around here, Den says bid $20 and you'll be right. *snort*

Here I sit this very afternoon, with twenty minutes to go on the ebay auction and its all mine. Then Katie says, "Mum I want to play Barbies on the 'puter". Up I get and find her sites and set her up.

Oh! Look at the is over.

Off I go to see my winning bid.


Pipped at the post. $20.50 by someone lurking in the shadows, not too disimilar to Hugh playing army outside yesterday, or better yet Den's online game Call of Duty.

To say I was peeved is an understatement. Bugger Barbie! And I only have ten days left on my library loan.

Then along comes my knight in shining armour. I write a venting email to Den.

Ten minutes later an email arrives stating my book will arrive in 1-2 working days from another destination - other than ebay.

I am one spoilt Chicky. (Either that or he is dam scared of me when I am peeved! LOL! I will let you be the judge of that)

But let's keep a little perspective here.

Some people who shall remain nameless (but here is the link to her blog) clearly won the "My Husband Loves Me Award" for this week. Go check it out. I am so excited for you HB!

You even stole my thunder with the hubby dedication the photos of PP!

But I digress.


Now back to pretending to learn PSE6. But at my own pace...right *snort*


Jodie Redman said...

Don't you hate that!! Lucky that you have such a great hubby!

Nancy said...

Helen, this is a riot! That's life with children, right? Way to go Den...saving the day! I know you'll know that book inside and out in no time.

Leah said...

ROFL!!! Hilarious! Ahem, I could have told you to never leave your post when your bidding on a hot item, but I'm not the type of person to say I told you so. LOL.

Glad to see you got the book, it looks interesting!

I'm going to bet Den was scared.

Leiko said...

Oh my gosh Helen!! You do have one fantabulous hubby!! Loved reading this post, made me smile and I really wanted to smile today, LOL!

Christine said...

WOW! What a hubby! Yay, Den!

Wendy said...

Oh I am sitting here laughing so hard I almost peed my pants...What would we do without our Fantastic, Great, Spectacular MEN!! They spoil us rotten but then again don't we deserve it!! Hugs to you Ma'am and to Den for making your day!!

Angie said...

He rocks so much!

. . .and I made a new friend today. She's an Aussie girl, too. She's from Strath (?) I believe.

I blogged about her family the other day -- their baby girl is in the hospital right now. Sweet family. Very sweet.

. . .and the baby was born on my birthday. Can you say "God Aunt?"


evanwick said...

woohooo for you!!! Love ebay but have lost the same way!! Happy Photoshopping!!

mosbarger said...

Ummmm, Helen, Den is not afraid of YOU....he is afraid of your MUSIC!!!!!!! He knew IF he didn't pull through for you, you would kill him with KC AND DD!!!!! LOL!!!!

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