Posted: 30/04/2013 at 14:15
I was salivating over a red cedar victorian style greenhouse in a GC, the price tag was over £7000. I didn't pay that for my land rover!! One of my problems is isolation, I live in a small village and everyone knows everyone else (apart from me and one or two new comers), I hate taking my son to school and picking him up, as all the other Mums have formed cliques (just think Stepford wives and you'll be halfway there!). Only the Dads will talk to me (wonder if thats why the Mums won't?), and they don't know a lot of the stuff that I've picked up garden-wise over the years from my Mum, like putting plants for bees near his plum tree, and using grease bands so he doesn't have to spray against codling moth. I think, from some of the cars I see, that a lot of folk have more money than they know what to do with, and are bored, and turn to bitching instead of doing something worthwhile (One of them has a crush on the guy that comes in to do her gardening for heavens' sake).
My garden is slowly taking shape, but I'm the sort of person who likes to do it myself to make sure it's done right, then it won't have to be done twice. I really need a shed (rotovator I saved up for is in the garage next to OH's pride & joy, so won't go in there by myself in case I scratch the blinking thing getting rotovator out. Mind you, I've a lot of manual digging to get rid of brambles before I think about touching that.
The voucher hasn't actually been posted yet (how daft do I look?), so have that to look forward to, plus I've checked one of the survey sites I'm registered with, and have just made the £50 mark you need to get a cheque (although that will go towards paying the dentist!). Should get another £5 Amazon voucher from the other survey site soon, so I will be able to get one or two things on my wish list. I'm not greedy, but a small lottery win would come in very handy. I get very wound up at times, as I didn't always have ME/CFS, and have had some very good jobs programming, which I could quite easily do from home, as I couldn't cope with the commute any more. Trouble is, lots of companies want your bum on a seat where they can see you, it doesn't matter that you could work better from home. Some of my best work-arounds have come when I was asleep or swimming! I used to be very active, I was learning to ride, I used to swim a mile twice a week, and the other weekday I had spare I went to aerobics. At the weekend I used to go mountain biking with my Husband and a group of his friends.
Just having a hissy fit at the life I used to lead, and didn't appreicate at the time. I would happily lose an arm/leg/kidney if I could be well again.