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MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:22

Tina, I am with you, driving needs full concentration at all times, more so these days as the roads are full of idiots who read maps, papers, change discs then select the tracks all whilst NOT watching the road.
I have driven vehicles from a young age, Dad had a haulage business so crash gear boxes, direct steering, rod and cable brakes taught me that you watch it at all times. I think the actual moving of the vehicle has got too easy yet the driving conditions much harder.
I refuse to be forced into escape situations and looking well up the road you can see them coming, I reduce speed and drop back, let them get on with it, then some moron will be flashing and beeping at you for doing the actual speed limit, that will be the one being pulled from a mangled vehicle five miles further on. Madness.


Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:57

Red Dahlia, The weight of the compost should have told you it was way too wet for the plants, I would have spread it on plastic to dry off a bit before use.
Also it pays to buy a small bag of grit and one of washed sand then make up a potting mix half compost half grit and sand, that will allow drainage.
Most of the compost appears to come from the same process now, it is full of bits looks and smells disgusting, for potting on seedlings I riddle the compost before making up a potting mix and up to now it has worked, bring back Peat and to h@#@ with the greens, Germany even burns the stuff to generate electricity so us gardeners are getting done as usual.
Rescue your plants by using fresh compost damp not wet and mix as above, the mold will be because it has been too cold, some heat is needed in the greenhouse for young plants, mine is south facing and against a brick wall so not so much extra heat needed.
You will be gutted although us gardeners learn from our own mistakes and all is not totally lost some will be OK if you re pot, depends on where you are of course, down south they could go out in the next couple of weeks, up here we need wait awhile.


MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:39

This week alone I have had three of the "This is an urgent announcement" kind another telling me I was due free loft insalution and one for my Wife from a woollen firm she used many years ago, I think I left that caller in tears as I explained we put the Wedding flowers on her plot last week.
The phone to me is a menace and mobiles downright dangerous, I have posted a rant on the weather board about that. At least four crashes on the A19 this year have been because people were using mobiles, they think they can concentrate on the call instead of the driving. In the car my phone goes in the glove box and stays there until I get where I am going, usually then getting two or three calls from Daughter asking where I have been, well driving of course, the only time I do not multi task!!!


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:27

Stockton on Tees, sunny and warm when out of quite a high wind which is cold, it certainly dries the washing, playing catch up now my daughter and Granddaughter have flown back to California.
Had a big shop at T-pots and got rammed with a trolley driven by a mad woman shopping with a phone stuck to her ear, her ears were burning when she heard what I had to say about it as she did not even say sorry, to her it was me in the way of her busy day, us oldies should shop when they are not in???

I think that was a rant.


MOB rants

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 14:27

MMP, no apologies needed and it does not make me uncomfortable just very angry at a Government who think they can improve the economy by putting two and a half million people out of work then calling them lazy and cutting the benefits.
The way to make progress in any economy is by full employment where people can pay their taxes and give families a decent living.
You are struggling hence the Black dog mood and I am sure many of us in that position would feel the same. Your time will come, sooner than later I hope for you, meanwhile we do listen.


MOB rants

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 10:30

You are right Gilly, I cannot comment on other peoples break ups and the problems it all brings having had a long happy marriage until Joan Passed on a couple of years ago. I picked myself up refused the medication the Doctor offered and although it still hurts carry on as she would have wished.
A Wedding brought all the family together from as far as California two weeks ago and today they fly off to their own homes, of course I will miss them so got stuck in to a big clean up, washing, and catching up in the garden, "err" just having a quick cuppa at the moment not skiving.
It would not work for every one especially when there is a money shortage, I hardly saw my children when they were growing up working hard to keep them, I do see a lot of them now though, the family are very strong and we do get comments on it.
Sometimes sacrifices are worth it in the end although making those sacrifices does hurt, it comes down to choices.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 10:14

Stockton Sunshine, it perked up yesterday and we had a lovely sunset, today wall to wall sunshine and the clothes about to go out on the line.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 12:58

Stockton "orrible wever" Rain storms windy cold, can only get better.

Zoomer, with the time I would not use the machine, if pushed the machine will do the mixing and knocking down whilst I do something else, then take it out to raise it and cook in the oven, as an Engineer "well ex" I would use the available tools to make life easy, Jus-Rol will give a nice pie topping and save a lot of time for you rushing around people, now I have all the time in the world apart from family tea or lunch.


MOB rants

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:27

My Daughter here from California is the Church organist, Granddaughter sitting watching me play the piano asked "how come you can talk to us and play at the same time Mum cannot" practice dear girl practice.
They go back Thursday, Daughter who got married on the 5th now in Greece so I will get a bit of peace and quiet for a couple of days.
I made it through the whole day until the midnight hour, was staying at the Hotel as were quite a lot so rolled into bed and slept like a log, up for breakfast bright and bushy tailed (funny that I did not go to bed with a bushy tail) and fun was had by all.

MOB rants

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:54

Fairygirl /daughter life is fun and I love making them sweat a bit. My way is to discover their web site go through customer complaints which they do not read until I find the follow up supervisor, I have had refunds, rates dropped and even shopping vouchers from some firms.
The B/G Electric said they will refund me anyway but why can they not just take it off the Gas bill I ask?? Well it seems they use two different systems.
Oh well it all gives me something to-do and any how my Tomato's have flowers on the first truss so who cares.


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