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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:31

WManchester- have had fleeting glimpses of the sun, but dull now & just started to rain again.

Organsed chaos here with heating engineers working. OH now muttering he's cold, despite wearing another jumper on top of his other one.

At least the water is back on now, only cold, but better than none. Roll on tomorrow night when all this finished.

We now have hail & heavy rain! OH just muttering about the very uneven flags at back- suspicions that they run along the line of the main drain- noooooooo!! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:16

B****r another reply gone AWOL!

Yes Kate, you'll find it strange at first, but soon you'll be wizzing through fine! BTW your garden will survive without you- I know that will hurt at first, but it's true!! And you'll have w/ends & hols....

We now have water back on- YAY!! Ok cold, but better than none. Have cuppa & had toasted buttie & am well wrapped up again as sun gone from this room.

Daughter escaped early to work muttering about bathrooms & canteens!! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:30

Hard luck Kate, but good news about the other job, part-time better than no job IME.

The sun has arrived, so am warmer at the mo. OH has layered up as well- my Mum knitted him an Arran cardi yrs back & as he has long arms, overestimated the sleeves!! BUT it's still kept as an extra layer for times such as this.

Now need to visit 'bathroom' & how to wash hands?!!!!! Or maybe will go next door...... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:52

S'not the end of it though.... Daughter always likes a daily shower so she can wash her hair. So guess who will have to get up early -eek- to do a hair wash for someone with jug over the kitchen sink!!

Oh well. Was going to start greenhouse clean up but since would get filthy & need water that's also been abandoned.

Might actually sort some paperwork...... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:39

HELP! The gas & water both off, front doopr wide open & how many lights do they need kept on??

OH, of course has escaped into 'his workshop' & shut the door! Daughter gone up to bank, but working later. Am layered up, getting a caffiene high & no more of my chocolate in the house!! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:14

Geoff I know, I know.... Do practise that with clothes, on daughter's instructions a couple of yrs back. She's not impressed when I asked what she was getting rid of this time? She's just bought 3 skirts!

Been neighbourly again, to come back to answerphone message asking me to be neighbourly! It does go dark early now.

Anyway, airing cupboard all but empty- shall remove the clothes from there tomorrow morning, after all they may as well be 'aired' one last time.

Understairs also empty allowing access to pipework etc. OH wont know where to dump his rucksac when he gets back tomorrow morning. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 16:21

Yes lardy cakes Brum/Black Country only. Poor mans version of Chelsea buns I think- lard, yes, & lots of fruit & very crispy sugary topping.

Am getting there. Towels all in spare room, along with toilet rolls & flannels & a dble summerweight duvet, rolled up. 1 box of shampoos, soaps, etc from the bottom bit. Some of daughter's stuff dumped into her room. Tissue boxes next. Wonder what will turn up from behind the tank when it gets removed?

Have even got sidetracked- ha- & started to pull stuff out from under the stairs, into hall, when emptied the tumbler, which is in there.

This is why tonights' meal is reheated left-overs! I've had my pudding already- an egg custard. J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:41

Reheated left-overs tonight for us, plus some extra vegs. Not sure about pud eyt.

Am having to clear out 'stuff ' from my huge airing cupboard & understairs for a new heating boiler to be fitted tomorrow/friday, so cooking from scratch as per usual wasnt something I wanted to do! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:37

Have stuck the notice on front door, but will be very surprised if any kids out & about round here tonight as absolutely TORRENTIAL out there now & apparently all evening, if forecast to be believed.

Top of airing cupboard now empty- how many towels? Now let's see what is stored around the base of the hot water cylinder- yep, I do keep a lot of junk!

Being a Brummie- Lardy cakes better! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:11

Yes Geoff I agree, but with the upheaval tomorrow etc I dont quite think now is the time.Just need to create space at the mo.

I had planned to sort through all the stuff from parents house last winter, but other things rather got in the way! Luckily we had the chance to ask Dad about unknown things we found before his memory went.

Right, back upstairs..... J.

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