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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:14

Hi Dean, nice invasion on the whole though? J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:13

Am finally warm.

Pd off with boiler that obviously knows am back!

Too cold out there to even think about doing anything. I must seive some of my compost so can use it, plus MP, for the dahlias which are still sat in spare bedroom. The Hoyas need a shower, to remove the dust off leaves, but the big one is smothered in flowers/buds already so that means may have those fall off. Oh well, still intend to do it.

OH rang, I was just walking back inside from the garage.

Yes, once the weather improves we'll all be outside as much as poss. The boards are always quieter then, except in the evenings when people want advice, or a chat. J.

MOB rants

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:23

Chica- I had a similar problem when staying at my parents' house. The neighbours' partner chucked his fag ends over the joint fence. I just collected them all up, in a bag, went round, knocked on door & gave them back to neighbour!! It worked, but neighbour herself was mortified & partner didnt actually live there.... J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:17

I'm around now.

Sue- it's so easy to do things like that. Take care.

Am finally thawing out. 'B' hell daughter's house is cold with no heating. I did sort of clean the front bay window, but some sort of deposit ? on it that will probably budge with warm water, which didnt have unless I boiled the kettle, plus elbow grease & vinegar which also didnt have.

I'd taken a fan heater up with me, so moved it from room to room wherever I was! Think they'll need the oil filled radiator up there as well for this w/ends' painting session.

The stored furniture arrived, the big wardrobe had to be dismantled to be got up the stairs- narrow, steep & a bend at the top. They finally got it reassembled, but have broken off a knob & removed the other. No problem, daughter can buy new ones & also some for the tallboy that has the same ones matching the wardrobe. Funny thing is I can remember Dad fitting those when I was little, so they werent the originals.

Does look good seeing furniture around. A bit sad though as lots of memories.

Visited the local Morrisons on the way back, bigger than ours. Then called in at the warehouse place here from where she's ordered her carpets. I'd been telling her they would be cheaper & would get a new mattress for the little bed. Wouldnt believe me, but of course they can......& much cheaper that what she was saying, plus 1 less delivery to arrange.

Now what's the betting that OH will phone me just as am putting my car away in garage. I've got the urgently needed info he wanted, but cant get hold of him. J.

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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:31

Am still not unpacked.

Meal done & dusted. Washing tumbled/on airer.

Off to watch A-Z of gardening now. Night all. J.

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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:54

You beat me to it Lottie!

Hate asparagus, but love rhubarb. Must dig up that crown for daughter to have- added to to do list. It wont survive if left in the fruit bed, as way too dry & impoverished conditions there now.

Still to sow a single seed, but plan to get something done this week before am 'stabbed' again on Friday.

Have to go up to daughter's house tomorrow to take delivery of her stored furniture. Thermals at the ready- her boiler, sorry Geoff, was working, but then lost pressure & when she tried to sort it out a la video instructions on u-tube/from OH one of the knobs fell off!! OH got blamed coz he'd turned it previously & being quite strong it was far too snug according to daughter.... So her house is freezing at the mo- great! Boiler being sorted for her next week & no, am not having anything to do with it...J.

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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:03

No idea what the boiler been up to! It was good this lunchtime...... Unlike the bedroom radiator at 'little house', noisy thing!

No, OH had another kidney stone- sharpintake of breath- which once you've had, you dont forget, even after 20+yrs. Treatment slightly different this time, but maybe, just maybe, he'll drink more liquid & actually go to the GP.......

Have found yet another nice cafe/coffee shop cum bakery over there.... oh s*d eating sensibly. J.

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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:32

Oh quite a normal few days then?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:25

Was damp first thing in NEast Derbyshire this morning, which I was very glad about. It'd snowed a bit yesterday late afternoon & the gritters were out late on.

I wasnt looking forward to the drive back over the tops to Manchester. Neednt have worried, just dull & damp, with some lying snow on the fells. Manchester was a wee bit brighter, slight breeeze. Have risked some washing out to blow a bit. About 5-6C at the mo. J.


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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:19

Hi, apologies for being AWOL.

OH needed A&E last Wed., so I went to be 'nursey'. OH now more or less fine, me been busy & still need to be, but have sat down for a few mins.

Quick resume pliz? J.

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