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Old 05-12-2012, 10:22 AM
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:38 AM
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I'm back! (quite relieved!)

Main roads were OK but a couple of nasty bits ...... got part way & my windscreen was totally horrible & screen wash was frozen - luckily there's always a bottle of water in the car (for the dog) so managed but ohhhh I hate that!

Managed to get prescription & waited at chemist for it - came away with (as he put it) "something of everything" & will have to go back for the rest - just need to remember

At B00ts they give you the sticky label which you can stick in your purse and always reminds me I've something outstanding - they don't do that at the wee chemist

Glad to be back home in the warm!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:59 AM
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Dident know that el.
Just goes to show you never know.

Was at the Dr this AM & had a wee bit of a meltdown while there.
Well maybe thats the place to have it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:00 PM
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Sorry rising.
Glad you got it ok.
Still havent been to PO.
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With the help of slowlyfading and beanielou, decided that it's OK to get rid of some of my older receipts - I have a drawer full dating back to around 2004 (all neatly sorted by date)

I did wonder if I should look through them (guarantees etc) but if I buy something that has one, this is stapled to the instruction book and filed in a separate folder (great for finding then if needed) - so .... *gulp* .... think I'm going to throw them straight out without checking them .

So ... that's the first one - and it'll on the "to do" list for tomorrow
All receipts up to and including 2011 are in my now overflowing study bin .

With a bit of sorting, I managed to free up a whole drawer - put all the cards & wrapping paper into one .... don't think I need to buy Christmas cards for the rest of my life . Emptied drawer now has loads of padded envelopes in (always keep these "just in case" but may have to get rid of some as I have a lot of them too)
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Was at the Dr this AM & had a wee bit of a meltdown while there.
Well maybe thats the place to have it.
Awwwww hun (((hugs))) hope you're feeling a bit better having got it off your chest ....

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Sorry rising.
Glad you got it ok.
Still havent been to PO.
No worries at all - concentrate on you ..... lets have a dodgy
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Dident know that el.
Just goes to show you never know.

Was at the Dr this AM & had a wee bit of a meltdown while there.
Well maybe thats the place to have it.
That's deff one of thebest places to have a meltdown beanie ... Hope something productive came out of it
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Rising~Do you need plug in part or refill or both?
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Just the refill .... thanks!
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Online banking's chucked a wobbly .... tried to pay c/card & got an error code & it says it can't confirm the money's been sent.

Balance has changed on one bit on my account but not the other so no idea if it's gone through or not

Tried phoning & got cut off just when someone answered & now in a queue.......
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Good luck with the queue on the phone... and well done for sorting out the receipts
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Have given up with bank on the phone .... after holding for ages, spoke to someone who said they needed to transfer me & put me straight back into a queue .... logged out & back in and balances have now updated so - fingers crossed - everything's gone through OK!
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Good news (budgeting wise) ... for a change!

When I got my new car, the service book was missing & someone made one up and sent it out.

Since getting it, I've been meaning to phone the garage as it didn't make sense to me - car was registered in March '11 & the pre-service is showing as that date but the 1st service isn't showing as being done until Aug '12 (should by 1 year or xx miles)

Worried about future issues with the gap & the 5 year warranty - you only get 4 weeks leeway between service dates and I know a few people who've had loads of hassle if outside this.

I've always assumed the 2nd service was due in March '13 and have been working to this on my budget - but was going to be short as it's a big service (250) - and one of the reasons for just doing the car tax for 6 months (so that would need done again in Aug '13).

Have been worrying about phoning as it's now ages since I was sent this - but it was around the time I fell ill ....

Anyway .... finally got around to phoning and ..... the service book I've been sent is wrong (I know that should be a frown, but it's a good wrong)

The pre-inspection service was done July '11 and 1st service Aug '12 (within 4 week date) - even better is that the next service isn't due until Aug ' 13 which gives me more time to save up

I'm a bit confused as the car was def registered in March '11 - but hey-ho ... if that's what they say and they'll do me a new book

Presuming the MOT will still be due in the March date tho' .... bit confused - will need to check this when I go!

So ..... slight change of plan with the tax as I'll just do the 12 months in Feb (so it's not beside the service) .... and can relax a bit as will def have enough saved for the service by Aug!
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That's good news and gives you a little more breathing space
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I know honestly I'm so pleased / relieved as I wasn't going to have enough to cover it

The other pots in the same fund would've been there to help out but nearly everything house wise renews in May so there wouldn't have been a huge amount to play with.
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Rising~sorry but difusser thingy is not as full as I thought.
Evaperation I guess but will try to post it tomorrow.
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Rising~sorry but difusser thingy is not as full as I thought.
Evaperation I guess but will try to post it tomorrow.
Only if you're going out anyway hun & much appreciated.

I think they do evaporate as I'm sure there was a bit left in the one I had - but it was empty . I think you're maybe supposed to unscrew them & put the proper cap back on if not using them.
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Just popping in - hope lurkers are welcome - about the car.... Some big dealers preregister cars so might buy batch in the March but then not service till someone buys them. Glad it gives you a bit more time to save anyway
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Hi skint_spice - lurkers always welcome!

Honestly, I'm so chuffed that the service isn't due until August - funny how something like that can cheer you up no end

I think you may well be right that it was pre-reg - I know dealers often have quarterly sales targets to reach .... maybe they were a few short!

Trick's going to be remembering that the MOT's due at a different time - I've never had them not tie up before!
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