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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 20:04

Dove; his lordship is vacuuming the last of the plaster dust (for tonight) while I supervise the oven. Soupy mush for me while he has gougon and chip type potato wedges. A very boring low effort affair in what remains of the kitchen.

I went and looked at my bulbs earlier; it's a stage closer to getting them planted! I did notice a green stalk out of my elephant garlic pot of bulbs to be planted so I'd best get a wiggle on!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:41
Joyce21 says:

Think you should have called in sick too Clari .

Busy ((Hugs)), have ashes of two dogs and a cat in the garden. Good to remember them when walking round.

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 Joyce! I couldn't had I wanted too: there was no one left in the building to answer the phone. 

Dove can I send my bulbs on the train for you to pot up. I have the bulbs, compost, even the pots. But somehow they haven't met in the middle yet!

Just having a quiet few minutes wondering if the phone will ring before home time. I hope not. I really don't have the energy to deal with anything other than a massive cheque from a wealthy donor who doesn't want any publicity about it.

Still when I get home I've the dog to walk, dinner to sort (erm... soup) and the dog to walk before his lordship arrives ready to leap into action with many many bags of plaster to remove from the last few walls. The end is in sight! But it really could have done with not spending a weekend with family. Oh well!

Sweet dreams Pat. We'll try and keep the noise down.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:30

Got to work with my stomach cramping like I've been punched by a brick layer. Luke warm mullered rice however soft and gentle it might look isn't soft and gentle enough.Never mind all I need to do is avoid stress and drink plenty of fluids and...

.... what's that? The other trainer for today has called in sick? Oh bother.

.... Wait what? The other member of staff hasn't turned up leaving you all on your lonesome and being forced to call in a trustee whose trying to organise his fathers funeral on a day where he could REALLY do with not being at the museum? (Legally we need two members of staff in the museum and no one else is answering their phone).

.... Electrical failure on at least two exhibits? Great.

.... Can't print off the maps or session plan because the printer has broken? *Twitch*

.... A volunteer accidentally took home a set of keys so we can't get in the basement if we need some emergency cleaning supplies? No problem! 

... For fudge sake! At least the school bus went to the wrong school so on the other side of Sheffield are 60 most annoyed small children no doubt getting more and more hyped up waiting for it to beat its way through the traffic to them before it can sail on to the good ship emergency museum!

I swear to God if you offered this place to a film crew they'd turn it down as being too unrealistic!!

If anyone could nip home and knock off the last of the plaster for me I'd be most grateful. I think I wont be good for much come tonight!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 06:37

Morning all. Nice weekend with the family alas now crippled with a stomach flare up due to the rich food. When even a cup of tea is agony I could happily never eat again.

Still only around 170 students in this week (60 today) so at least that should be gentle.

Hugs to all those that need them! It's certainly dark this morning.

Pat: I hope your appointment goes well.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 14:59

Aym this is beyond one room at a time! If I could do all of the work myself I would but unfortunately disability rather puts paid to that.

Hog; I wish you and your friend lots of luck and best wishes.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 07:24

Projects? Well at the moment I have no lounge (no electrics, plaster, fire place, heating, or ceiling) and the same applies for the hallway and bedroom. the kitchen has also taken the brunt of our DIY but half of it is usable (if you think of it more like camping).

The pond still hasn't been lined (other half is meant to be doing this... but then he promised it me 2 years ago) but is at least full and I am researching a carnivorous bog garden to live in one corner.

As for the rest of the garden... when is a garden ever not work in progress? I have big plans for the garden. The trouble is that they keep changing!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 07:14

Morning all! 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 20:26

Evening all. 

Is it too early to go to bed??

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:31

Can you small hold rocks Dove? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 06:49

Morning all. Dark, cold, wet, when do the clocks go back? 

Still at least it's Friday. Only 90 children, some printer technicians, and an unknown amount of staff to get through.

His other half didn't manage much DIY yesterday unfortunately; the dog was too busy harassing him and generally being a pain apparently. We're also celebrating grandfather's birthday at the weekend so won't get any done then. Times like this when you realise how much of a pain it is not having family and good friends (you know the kind that would actually muck in in return for free food and drink) close by.

Still... too early to be mentally coming up with ideas for decorating?

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