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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:52

Lots of noise & muttering going on here- engineer not me, yet, nor OH!

Think I might just go into kitchen & do something.... am bored of perusing web sites, darent shop any more on-line. Cant hear myself think to deal with paperwork sorting, nor try reading anything.

Tomorrow the greenhouse will get done! Shall just clear out of house & leave everyone to it. Can get dirty & then will be able to shower later on- well I 'b' well hope so! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:13

OMG & now the smoke alarm has just gone off! Problem, how do you stop it? No button as with old! Solution, remove whole from ceiling for the time being, which is what I seem to remember doing last time.....

Poor OH has headache, not surprised with all the banging & painkillers not worked yet! What a days' holiday!

Just had jammy toast.... J.

Dark corners

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:35

Is it the whole of your rear garden? or just a corner? Gardening in shade isnt a problem, just a different style.

Also it depends what is causing the shade- is it just the aspect or are there walls, fences, overhanging trees etc? The cause can influence the best way to limit the effect. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:29

We've got a curtain pole still in the loft! I found the replacement new curtains in the top of spare room wardrobe t'other week. Perhaps one day, never more likely.

We dont plan to spend un-nec money on this house, because one day we'll move away. Daughter will get her own house once she knows where likely to be based. It'll be in NWest, because that's where she's happiest, but we've no ties to Manchester once my treatment all over so we can go anywhere. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:17

Am in WManchester & I too leave them be, sometimes I dont even get round to mulching them. I had one that had self-seeded into a crack between paving & that survived for a couple of yrs until a workmans' boot landed on it!

I do however always take cuttings every late summer to add to/replace mine the next yr. Despite a frost recently, all mine still in flower. I never bother to deadhead, partly because I cant easily reach them. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:52

Oh & cant get out without getting soaked walking to bus or having to drive OH's car- no thx! Mine stuck in garage in front of which OH parked, with 2 engineer vans in front of drive, which would have to move & so on. I'll give them their due though, they havent parked across neighbours' driveway, unlike when they get visitors, builders etc!!

Added to which, Trafford Centre will be heaving as still half-term for some, plus the 'C' light switch on this evening. Debated getting bus into central Manchester, but still half term for some etc etc.

Off to find more layers.... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:40

Kate, you'll be surprised at how well things do without our attention. Quite annoying really. If you are one of those really tidy gardeners then am sorry, but if like me you are 'sort of scruffy' out there, then it's fine.

OH has been muttering AGAIN about the un-even-sunk flags on back patio. I have got bolshie, again, & said no! Not if we're planning to move sometime, it's not worth it, like the kitchen. But, & there always is a but, we've just noticed that the worst of the 'sinking' follows the line of the main drain!! That I do know is fine as when next door got probs a couple of months back ours was checked, as were others further down, & all was ok. Am sure it's only because he's more likely to trip out there when taking pics that he's even noticed it. Been like it for yrs!!

Hailling now- great! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

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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