Wash­ing away your trou­bles

Lennox Herald - - THE TICKET - with Your Ra­dio DJ GARY MAR­SHALL

Hope you have had a bet­ter week than me.

It all started last Mon­day when we had a flood at home while I was work­ing atYour Ra­dio.

Mrs M and I ar­rived home with our wee boy to find some­thing rem­i­nis­cent of the Ni­a­gara Falls in the fam­ily room.

Mind you, I al­ways said I wanted a pool at home, but I was re­ally talk­ing about when we won the lot­tery and bought a huge man­sion. Which we haven’t – yet. It turns out the pipe that goes into the back of the wash­ing ma­chine had per­ished: well that was ac­cord­ing to the plumber, and I’m in no po­si­tion to ar­gue with him.

News­reader Steve De­la­haye had a burst boiler in HIS house last week as well - as if there wasn’t enough ex­cess wa­ter about with the weather we’ve been hav­ing.

Then onWed­nes­day, as I was head­ing home af­ter my drivetime show, I dis­cov­ered my car had a flat tyre and the ex­haust was hang­ing off.

Now, the first part of this prob­lem was that my wife is a night­shift worker, was on duty that night and I re­ally needed to be home as soon as pos­si­ble.

How­ever, by the time the res­cue ser­vice at­tended and got me sorted, I was run­ning well over an hour late, leav­ing me to con­tem­plate a nice bill the fol­low­ing day for the re­pairs that re­sulted.

Peo­ple al­ways say these things hap­pen in groups of three so I was wait­ing for the hat-trick when, sure enough, what was to be the third and fi­nal piece of mis­for­tune took place.

We had in­vited friends over for din­ner, and things were go­ing very well - un­til one of the legs on the din­ing ta­ble col­lapsed.

I have to con­fess that this hap­pened for the first time some weeks ago but, be­ing the en­ter­pris­ing type, I had glued it back to­gether to save money, rather than leave the re­pair to a joiner.

Well, it looked a per­fectly sim­ple job but, ap­par­ently, it re­quired more ex­per­tise than glue.

Af­ter the shock, our neigh­bours did see the funny side and it added to the fun of the night and took the edge off what seemed to be, a ter­ri­ble week. I sup­pose ev­ery­one has weeks like that, at one time or an­other, so we just dust our­selves down and look for the pos­i­tives to come.

For ex­am­ple, I am in the process of ar­rang­ing acts for our var­i­ous Christ­mas road­shows.

One of the lo­cal tal­ents on stage this year is Bal­loch singer-song­writer Rachelle Rhi­enne, who just sent me her lat­est sin­gle this week -When The Sun Goes Down. It has a real feel-good up­tempo beat and ev­ery­one at the sta­tion is buzzing about it.

Rachelle will be one of the artists ap­pear­ing at our Christ­mas road­shows, along with X Fac­tor’s Emily Mid­dle­mas and Scot Soul from BBC TVs Pitch Bat­tle.

Dont for­get theYour Ra­dio Xmas party nights are book­ing fast.You can join us at ei­ther the Chivas Suite at Dum­bar­ton FC, or Greenock­Town Hall this De­cem­ber. For book­ing de­tails, check out the Your Ra­dio Face­book page.

Hope we all have a good week this week.

Till next week.

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