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Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:36

I'm in the bath again, a twice daily occurrence at the moment 

I hate the builder's mess, even when I'm the builder!

Anyways, old floor gone,scrapped clean and sanded ready for new floor ...tomorrow 

I'm taking the rest of the day off, Cheesy-Leeky-Potato thingy in the oven with butchers sausages for dinner and a lot of watching TV on the bed 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:49

Morning all 

I wonder what the day has install for me today?   

Hard labour. ..see you at teatime and have a good shift at the salt mines, if you can 


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:30

Welcome back Edd 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:28

I have three Astilbes in my dustbowl garden that are going next year. I've pretty much removed everything that bothered me once, a diseased Escalonia, an ugly Weigelia, an old old buddelija. ..All gone to plant heaven 

The replacements have included Pittospurnums, box balls and Nandina. I much prefer foliage as the majority these days 


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:59

Evening all 

Gym this morning, then a lot of shopping before getting home and chiselling the floor up. Ridiculously dusty which meant a lot of cleaning afterwards so I am well and truly exhausted 

But one for the boys. ..I got to play with OH's Titan drill, it's the baby of those things they use on the roads me thinks   so much fun 

Bought more tulips in town,  sssshh, don't tell my other half 


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 19:56

KEF,  you have my every sympathy. I hate filling out forms, but when the bureaucracy is idiotic, . I have to fill out bank forms to cash cheques from dollars into sterling when my husband does consultancy work and the bank staff are so grateful that I taught myself to do it ,they hate filling them out too 

Gertie, that's terrible news, the first week we got our previous car, the kids next door scratched it with their bikes but we couldn't prove it 

That's because it's mending Hosta, you know when the blood starts flowing again 

Flynn is coping better tonight as fireworks seem much further away, still trembling and wanting cuddles but at least he's not trying to climb the walls. Thank you all for advice and concerns. We have done everything that was suggested so at least we were on the right path 

Had a nice surprise after work tonight, OH mustered the energy to removed a test area of floor tiles in the kitchen. This is really super pleasing as I can avoid some difficult issues laying the new floor and overall it will just be all the better for it. 

That's next week though. ..first I have to work the weekend 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 20:27

Evening all 

Work tomorrow afternoon to prep myself for the weekend shifts so this week's decorating stint is over, hurray! 

Spent the last four hrs looking after Flynn. Poor little lamb is absolutely terrified of the fireworks going off in our lane. He is shaking constantly, panting and hiding under the bed. There's nothing I can do to pacify him , he comes for cuddles but then starts climbing the walls and trying to find somewhere safe. 

I wish I had got something from the vets to calm him 

what would you do differently?

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 21:29

Finished all the hard landscaping before planting although I'm happy now, it would have saved me a few heavy shrubby moves.  Also, wish I'd been wiser to the thugs, some are gone, others still need to be shown the red card 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 18:58

So are donuts,  I wonder if the two are linked? 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 18:20

Evening all 

Really pleased test results are good in the Yvie household, enjoy the celebrations! You deserve a drink 

Not sure what Hosta has done to deserve his  maybe that should be the quiz? 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs KEF, that's a long time washing someone else's smalls  you deserve a treat, besides the curry and Prime Suspect 

Dinner time for me, not too tired today since i took half a day off from decorating to shop for worktops and new switches, got the worktop cut into pieces but didn't think about getting it in the car until I got outside. Luckily my dinky little car managed to swallow the biggest piece in the front seat  (I only just got the door shut!) Oh well, all the fun of it I guess 

Ceiling and coving now painted, walls tomorrow and worktops fitted when the end trims get delivered by a mail order company, none sold at diy centre believe it or not 

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