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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
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    Daydream fund challenge part 4
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    • 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
    Daydream fund challenge part 4 4th Oct 14 at 10:37 AM
    back in march 2009. this thread started, as I had daydreamed of having a smallholding for far too many years than I can remember.. since then, we are now on our 4th new thread.. and have a nice bunch of mse'rs who are at various stages of their dream... even if you ream is to have a plot of land, or a house with a nice garden.. join in, all are welcome..


    here are the links to the other 3 threads
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047&highlight=daydream
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    • choille
    • By choille 13th Sep 17, 9:01 PM
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    Nope, this new consultant doesn't like doing intrarticular injections unless absolutely essential and refuses to do generalised muscle ones/prescribe tablets due to the side effects in the long term - I've just spent the last few years with rock bottom Vitamin D and osteopenia (bone pain) as a result of steroids (and the ones in the joints are *$*$&£("*"&* in terms of pain, in my experience) - so I'm onto low dose chemo/methotrexate. Bleurgh. Got to take extra loads of folic acid to try and make sure I don't lose so much hair I look as though I'm moulting this time. And I puke up even on the lowest doses, so antiemetics, too.

    It's all glamour and sophistication here.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    OH has Vit D low levels because of his blood disorder they believe, so he has supplement. It was the surgeon who did the injections as it has to be precise. He could not sleep for pain and cannot take most painkillers as he is allergic - tongue swells, lips and head so quite dangerous. It's quite alarming how his joints have been affected and the pain he's in. I don't think all this damp weather is helping at all.

    Can't believe how the light is racing in and they were sorting their Christmas stock out in Dunelm - that should be illegal.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 15th Sep 17, 7:45 AM
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    Sorry to hear about the further chicken attack, choille. Can the wee dog not keep a weather eye out for you? We're down to 7 now as time takes its toll. We'll not re-stock until the runs and housing are sorted out for smaller numbers, possibly next year.

    Our weather has been very mixed, with torrential downpours and sunshine most days. The hole I'm trying to work in has a downpipe emptying into it, so that's a whole heap of no fun.

    The car will sell today, that's for sure, but who will pop out of the woodwork in the last minute remains to be seen. If I'm lucky, I'll clear the cost of getting the new MoT and all the investigative work the garage did, which suggested I should get rid of it!

    Outlaws are staying here at present which slows things down, but I shouldn't grudge them time. They stayed in B&Bs etc during the renovation years, as being here then was somewhat uncomfortable, or just downright impossible. The kids would bring blow-up beds, but that's not a great option when you're over 80.

    There's a lot of nothing happening here just now. Pete hasn't topped the fields or brought any sheep, the log deliveries we ordered in May have stalled, the GGF have not made their final statement about the conservatory dispute and Horse Woman's place seems to have had no interest at all.

    On a positive note, however, DW has made great progress with her mobility and the physio signed her off yesterday, which is more important than all the other stuff put together. This time last year I really could envisage us selling-up as soon as we'd finished things here.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • choille
    • By choille 15th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    The hen snaffling was so odd as we were all about. There was a huge white bird about which i didn't pay mind to but it could have been an eagle but I really don't know at all.

    The rains here have been ridiculous - all year - just as well we live on a slope. The garden is a disaster as I have hardly done owt outdoors - still got bedding plants in pots!

    Really good news that DW has been helped with physio Dave. It is so good when things work.

    Low cloud here & dreich - half dark so still feeling half awake. Another coffee beckons...............
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 15th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
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    Really good news that DW has been helped with physio Dave. It is so good when things work.
    Originally posted by choille
    Yes. Tendonitis is unpredictable. Not everyone gets better from it. It's not a very headline-grabbing sort of illness, so probably little kudos in research, but it can be life-limiting and cause severe pain for those affected. We'll just have to pray DW's recovery continues. She's doing really well ATM.

    Weird happenings today. On Friday of last week I went to Barnstaple and, apparently, didn't return with my old phone. I didn't know that for sure, so I looked for it everywhere: in the house, van, car, polytunnel, Den and barn. As the week went on, we tried ringing it and listening in different places. Nothing.

    Today I knew the battery would be very low, so we had one more try ringing it, but still nothing. So, I agreed to take over DW's phone and she decided to start using a s/h smartphone she'd been given. Off to Barnstaple she went.....

    Sitting in Barnstaple's phone shop transferring her Sim, DW suddenly received a text from my old phone. It read: "Sh1tty old Nokia. Found it ringing in an inch of water, so took home, dried it out and it still goes! LOL! "

    DW texted back to the finder who agreed to meet her 10 minutes later, so the phone was returned! It was discovered not far from the recycling centre, in a large puddle. I must have dropped it while struggling to dispose of our builder's old bed. Someone then found it, played about with it and then threw it away, only for it to ring this morning alerting this kind chap who was passing. Amazing! It was, as predicted, down to the last bar of charge, but a week for an 18 year old phone ain't bad! That's why I like it....shockproof, dustproof, waterproof....and simple.

    In other news, the car sold for almost £400. I'm slightly embarrassed... Didn't pay a huge amount more for the one that replaced it.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • choille
    • By choille 20th Sep 17, 10:35 AM
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    Good news on the car Dave.

    It was dry here yesterday - didn't rain - how odd was that?

    Cut down some trees - mainly birch - little springy ones that were too crowded and trying to sort out a banking still & get plants in it that were bought months back. Got a lot done but am feeling it today - just as well it's back to rain.
    I managed to burn them all up apart from the trunks so was pleased to get rid of the brash - birch does burn well even when green.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 20th Sep 17, 5:25 PM
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    While cutting down some dead trees with my lovely neighbour, I chanced upon a wasps' nest. Well, they chanced upon me, and I was stung nine times before I belted, to the echoing bellows of my "pal". It was, nonetheless, fascinating to see that, once I'd been stung a few times, the whole damn swarm was headed my way, leaving the old chap heaving with laughter only a few feet from the fallen nest!

    We did look first! I actually feel sorry for the girls, and might have just left their tree for another month or so, to let the cold take its toll!

    Anyway, more wood! I'm sharing it out as best I can at the moment, as there's more than I can use, and it will only rot if left out. Some gets piled into beetle banks (and bee nests... wasps are welcome too... welcome ish, anyway ). I'm hoping to hold a .. ok, it'll set the"!" off... a faggot day, collecting all the smaller brushwood, and making tied bundles... (maybe it gets through.. hmm). In a couple of years time, I might be less generous! But, I do have nice neighbours!

    My "resident" builder isn't so much a builder as a one-man-mess-machine, so I may have to think twice about letting him stay. It's a shame, as he's a nice chap, harmless so long as he doesn't do anything. Unleashed, and he just does more harm than good. Oh well, no good turn goes unpunished.

    Scaffold goes up for wood burners and chimney re-points this weekend. Next week is mayhem, from the word go, plumbing, wood stoves, and roof all together. So wifey has found an urgent business trip she's got to go on, and I'll get to play with the destructoids by myself. Mind you, more wine for me! I have another week and a bit before I have to do any "real work"... so no break 'til then

    We have a dark melanic barn owl in the woods, and (s)he feeds on the water meadow. When the others are out, (s)he looks very dark indeed, as most of the others are fairly pale. I also think a young pair of buzzards are moving in to our farther wood, having been hoiked out by their respective parents from the big woods opposite.

    Anyway, off to nurse swollen hands. They just itch now, but boy are they itchy! You may now all
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Sep 17, 7:32 PM
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    Good news on the car Dave.
    Originally posted by choille
    Yes, he must've made the 50 miles home OK. Described me as, "a very honest eBayer." Maybe he's taken it to a garage by now. !

    The new one seems not to hold any terrors and it feels OK now it's re-shod with all- seasons tyres. Everything works, even the climate control, but then, it's Japanese innit?

    Around here, people like their faggots n'gravy so they're often on local pub menus. Fortunately, not too many Americans drop-by.....

    Slow progress with the drains, but once the final bits are delivered tomorrow I should be finished reasonably quickly and calling the building inspector out. It might be his last visit here.

    Logs arrived in the middle of a downpour this afternoon so now we have wet logs on top of all the dry ones dating back to June. Still, at least there were no wasps nests among them....

    And we have sheep! This year it's North Country Mules. Apparently that's a hill sheep bred with a Blue Faced Leicester ram. Then, the resultant cross is bred with a Texel or Down ram to produce a top quality meat animal. I must say this is as step forward for Pete, who's disapponted me in the past by not using breed names, but saying things like, "They woolly ones. "
    https://ibb.co/cUMdm5
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 20th Sep 17, 8:04 PM
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    hi peeps..


    well im glad last weeks over with, talk about hit the ground running !!


    had all sorts of appointments in between work..
    had hospital last Friday and after telling me that all my tests were clear, that I should take some pills INCASE I get some sort of arthritis..??!
    got home, son read up re pills [doc said I had to have 2 weekly blood tests for 2 months incase of liver probs ] they are used in chemo treatment ?? folic acid tab [2 days later] is to help if hair starts to fall out !!!
    so they are a NO GO for me...
    all because my hand hurt !!


    was cleaning holiday home last Thursday eve ,having been told people in Friday eve, when theres a knock at the door and 4 Norwegian chaps are stood there bags in hand
    my friend and I stood looking like a pair of goldfish ! having stuttered out "mistake/sorry/not ready" etc , they went off for a pint...or two. friend and I went like loonatics finishing setting up the house and they returned, thankfully with a sense of humour ....phew.
    couldn't get hold of "the lady who irons" so panic re the 5 sets of bed linen etc sat in my utility room....waiting.
    finally got hold of her and nearly kissed her
    I don't iron ... tried but im carp at it...
    owner of house thought it all hilarious


    son is very upset as GF went back to Canada then dumped him [after 4 years].. no reason doesn't help !!


    friends mother is critical in hosp, just waiting now !




    I feel like my head is spinning at the moment..


    on a lighter note I definitely think tilly the hoss is preggies, changing shape now from just fat to pear shape fat...


    im hopefully getting a greenhouse from next door.its a biggish one so im going to half it by boarding out the back half to make it a shed with glass front. my old likkle shed has waved a white flag for months now and put the mower in today and the floor fell in so I just shut the very wonky door and went indoors for a cuppa and an asprin !!
    I have written a list of jobs to do from decorating to garden stuff [just got a trailer full of York stone rocks for when I re do an overgrown side of the pond and 30 paving slabs for greenhouse base etc .... FREE ]
    a couple of hefty branches came down in the garden when we had those high winds so have to have a trim up before more come down .....


    we got 600 bales of hay off one field but lost the weather/ time slot for the rest so will just top the field and leave it there.
    SO many acorns down !! its a worry ...


    ok peeps im off to lay in my barf for an HOUR at least
    • Fay
    • By Fay 22nd Sep 17, 6:31 AM
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    Wow, sounds like you've all been really busy and having lots of adventures. I am still in limbo land with everything and waiting for legal proceedings to happen. The weather is really beginning to turn now and thoughts are turning to winter garden clean up, but my heart is not in it as I won't be the one to benefit...mean spirited huh?
    My new job is good. Very busy and very different but I'm really excited by it. But I would like to be able to really move on now with my life. Soon hopefully.
    Glad to hear you're all keeping nice and busy though, wasp stings an all!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 17, 7:52 AM
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    Good to know you are still here with us Fay and that your life is moving on, albeit more slowly than you'd wish. If the new job is enjoyable, that's half the battle.

    Here, we are making some progress; just not the sort I'd anticipated right now. The Outlaws, having gone away, have come back, so that we can do a job that I'd scheduled for next spring! I'm not sure we're doing it right, but I have learned when to stay silent.

    Meanwhile, the drains remain unfinished and the fishing season ticks away....
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • lucielle
    • By lucielle 22nd Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    Been to the house and seem to be making progress with the war on the ragwort. Only 2 bags collected, still an ongoing project.


    It was lovely to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary up there. we also climbed Ben Nevis which nearly finished us off.


    DH borrowed a digger and we've attempted to alter a watercourse to make a waterfall. Time will tell if that's successful.


    Not long till we're off to Sri Lanka.
    L
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 22nd Sep 17, 9:10 PM
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    hi peeps..


    well im glad last weeks over with, talk about hit the ground running !!


    had all sorts of appointments in between work..
    had hospital last Friday and after telling me that all my tests were clear, that I should take some pills INCASE I get some sort of arthritis..??!
    got home, son read up re pills [doc said I had to have 2 weekly blood tests for 2 months incase of liver probs ] they are used in chemo treatment ?? folic acid tab [2 days later] is to help if hair starts to fall out !!!
    so they are a NO GO for me...
    all because my hand hurt !!


    was cleaning holiday home last Thursday eve ,having been told people in Friday eve, when theres a knock at the door and 4 Norwegian chaps are stood there bags in hand
    my friend and I stood looking like a pair of goldfish ! having stuttered out "mistake/sorry/not ready" etc , they went off for a pint...or two. friend and I went like loonatics finishing setting up the house and they returned, thankfully with a sense of humour ....phew.
    couldn't get hold of "the lady who irons" so panic re the 5 sets of bed linen etc sat in my utility room....waiting.
    finally got hold of her and nearly kissed her
    I don't iron ... tried but im carp at it...
    owner of house thought it all hilarious


    son is very upset as GF went back to Canada then dumped him [after 4 years].. no reason doesn't help !!


    friends mother is critical in hosp, just waiting now !




    I feel like my head is spinning at the moment..


    on a lighter note I definitely think tilly the hoss is preggies, changing shape now from just fat to pear shape fat...


    im hopefully getting a greenhouse from next door.its a biggish one so im going to half it by boarding out the back half to make it a shed with glass front. my old likkle shed has waved a white flag for months now and put the mower in today and the floor fell in so I just shut the very wonky door and went indoors for a cuppa and an asprin !!
    I have written a list of jobs to do from decorating to garden stuff [just got a trailer full of York stone rocks for when I re do an overgrown side of the pond and 30 paving slabs for greenhouse base etc .... FREE ]
    a couple of hefty branches came down in the garden when we had those high winds so have to have a trim up before more come down .....


    we got 600 bales of hay off one field but lost the weather/ time slot for the rest so will just top the field and leave it there.
    SO many acorns down !! its a worry ...


    ok peeps im off to lay in my barf for an HOUR at least
    Originally posted by alfie 1

    Think you need to go and see your GP and ask them to explain your blood results. Methotrexate isn't prescribed as a 'just in case' medication. It might be that what they were trying to say was that there wasn't any sign of joint destruction/erosion on x-ray, but your inflammation markers (CRP, ESR, maybe CCP, plus Rheumatoid Factor) were raised, which would indicate that you've got an autoimmune disease in its early stages if you don't have bony damage or tendon issues on x-ray/scan.

    NICE guidelines show that treating autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis/Psoriatic Arthritis/Psoriasis/etc from the outset with DMARDs such as Methotrexate (and folic acid on another day to ensure that the effect of the drug is limited to the inflammatory response rather than the rest of the body) have been shown over many years to be the most effective course in limiting permanent joint damage, deformity and the disease progressing to affect the heart, lungs, eyes, kidneys or other organs (it's likely that untreated inflammatory arthritis is what killed my father in his early 40s from it causing heart failure - and the twisted, contorted hands of some old people is nothing to do with age/wear and tear arthritis, it's caused by inflammatory arthritis that has not been treated),

    They compared results to people taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen (gastric symptoms, bleeding, ulcers, cardiac issues) on a long term basis or steroid medication (weight gain, bone thinning, osteoporosis, susceptibility to infection, medical emergency after unplanned cessation, skin thinning, hair loss, bleeding, etc). And they decided providing MTX on diagnosis was a scientifically logical choice.

    Yes, methotrexate is still used as a chemotherapy drug in some circumstances - but at doses significantly higher than is being prescribed. Picking a common dosage of 7.5mg once a week for autoimmune issues, compare that to the lowest dose for stage I lymphoma - 70mg - or for later stages which require more aggressive treatment, 1,750mg, plus iv steroids (more if the patient is heavier). The dose for dealing with an overactive immune system attacking your joints, connective tissue, organs or skin is about 4% of that given to somebody weighing 15 stone having treatment for cancer. I look at it in terms that whilst eating 1700 stewed prunes is going to make you feel extremely unwell, having 7 isn't - but you might have to run to the loo in the morning - it's a question of scale.



    It's perfectly within your rights to refuse, but I think you should at least doublecheck exactly what was meant, so that you can make your decision with the full facts, as what you've said just doesn't sound right in the slightest.

    For what it's worth, I'm going back on them in the next few weeks because I had a huge flare and couldn't function - but the first time I took them, within about 3 months, despite feeling a little nauseous the day after and finding the hair right on my hairline was more baby hair than before, I didn't really look any different, except for the fact my disease activity went down to practically zero and I remained in remission from symptoms for five years after stopping it, so I was able to move around, get exercise, lift and carry and do everything everybody else takes for granted with no pain, but had been completely impossible for me for about ten years.

    Have a look on the Arthritis Care/Research pages for their information booklets about diseases and treatments - just googling the drug name is always going to give the scary information before anything actually useful, especially when you're under other stresses - and untreated inflammation also affects people's moods quite badly, not just because of pain or tiredness, but just the mood itself - which could be making it harder for you to cope with everything.




    I've looked at the garden and noticed over the wall that there is a big digger in there. Oh well, that'll be a load of houses blocking every scrap of daylight and sky this place had for next Spring.

    At least I can use the fact I'm still in work and making some important people quite happy right now, as that might help me in seeking work out near the moors.


    Miffed already at the thought of not having moved by this Autumn/Christmas. The prospect of being here as those houses go up and we're plunged into darkness, so all I see is concrete instead of sky and trees, is very depressing.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 17, 9:36 PM
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    hiya jojo..
    I understand what you have explained but I have had no joint problems just this one hand.
    ive had a bad back/hip for ever since an accident yonks ago.
    all my xrays showed no joint damage, my blood tests showed nothing raised/unusual..chest xray fine.
    the consultant said nothing to worry about. another consultant came in and said re this medication ! I actually asked if it was a trial or something.... AND C2 said it would be for LIFE..


    I don't like putting chemicals in my body at the best of times ...well ...


    I will look into it more !


    fabulous sunny day here today hit 17d at one point !
    been measuring and getting area ready for greenhouse today so should have that sorted in the next few weeks...
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 23rd Sep 17, 12:35 PM
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    lucielle...


    SRI LANKA is beautifull ... enjoy


    DAVE.. any recoil re car ...


    gorgeous sunny day here
    • choille
    • By choille 23rd Sep 17, 2:01 PM
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    Nice day here but the road is a crazy race track - This NC 500 is a nightmare. Sports cars with racing exhausts on & bikers & huge camper vans - last week an 84 year old was killed just down the road by a camper van on the wrong side of the road - the other three folks are still in intensive care.

    The only folks who like this are the B & Bs & the shops as it's ruining the place. The rubbish chucked at the side of the roads is heartbreaking.

    Whinge over.

    Lost another two hens - still don't know what is taking them in the middle of the day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 23rd Sep 17, 2:05 PM
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    lucielle..
    DAVE.. any recoil re car ...
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Nope, the car will probably 'go' for quite a long time before it finally expires. After all, we drove it for some months without knowing what might be wrong; it sails along the motorway at 80 70 just fine.

    I just didn't want to be the one driving when it finally goes "Bleurgh!"

    Warm and sunny here too. We've finished the drains.....not quite the way I'd planned, but it matters not. I'm learning to smile and nod, but it's hard. Unfortunately, I blotted my copy book this morning and said $"&%++!!! when I was 'told' I was doing drains today.

    Outlaws have returned home.....
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • lucielle
    • By lucielle 23rd Sep 17, 3:38 PM
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    Satisfying couple of hours tidying the shed as the fur babies had found the grass seed- which is no more and OH is going to bring something 'nice' for them from the workshop.


    Also mowed the lawns and was debating about using the hedgetrimmer but not played with that before, so thought I'd better leave it in case I made an @rse of it.
    L
    Total Debt Dec 07 £59875.83 Overdrafts £2900, Dec 08 £39782.36 Overdrafts £3100, Dec 09 £29304.84 Overdrafts £2820, Dec 10 £16449 Overdrafts £2490
    Dec 11 £12673.80 Overdrafts £1250, Dec 12 £4591 Overdrafts £400 02/02/13 new debt figure £5831.00 New Debt Figure ZERO !!!!!! 08/06/2013

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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 24th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    morning peeps


    another lovely day..


    there are some really sh*t people about it seems!
    a friend knows a very elderly lady [she used to occasionally walk her dog for her].. another dog walking lady has conned this poor old lady [82] by a] walking her dog for extortionate £s....b] when old lady had a fall, took her to her own home, removed furniture from old ladies little cottage, [tipped some of it !] c] then started to empty her bank account by the tune of £200 per week for supposed "care" ...d] moved her savings into current account etc..
    poor old dear didn't know what was going on until another friend stepped in, called social services who got her into respite care, her dog was taken away too [friend has it now]
    they are now trying to re furnish her cottage [dog waking woman was trying to get her to sell cottage to a family member!!] ..
    big task now proving fraud !!


    I don't know how these people sleep at night !!


    rant over...


    I cleared a section behind my pond yesterday...how can SO much debris come from a small area !...trailer full !!
    started with strimmer which promptly went capput, so took it back and got a replacement .. job for today me finks..
    im looking after 3 dogs this weekend so 6 here at the moment [all fast asleep on sofa at the moment] friend came round for eats last night and brought her 3 labs too ...so 9 dogs here !! great fun ....


    well I hope the weather is being kind to you all and have a great sunday xx
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Sep 17, 9:19 PM
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    well I hope the weather is being kind to you all and have a great sunday xx
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Very unkind here. Rained late morning, cleared-up, then rained again, just when we thought it had passed-through!

    I have to phone the builders' merchants in the morning, pronto. Mr Rod is ready to do the final plastering. He's had a job cancelled, so we have to magic-up all his materials by Tuesday. His last words back in the early summer were, "I'll give you a week's notice." Got to knock the rendering off half the rear elevation by Tuesday too!

    Still, at least it's happening.....

    Discovered the work which took us all of Saturday isn't right. I didn't interfere, just nodded, smiled and did as I was bid....
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • choille
    • By choille 24th Sep 17, 11:29 PM
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    That's terrible Alfie - It's shocking what some will do for money.
    Glad that it will get stopped before they've cleaned her out.

    Funny day here weather wise but managed a beach walk with very low tide so got round the three of them with puppy face. Loads of seals & just a nice walk.

    Low cloud & rain later but weirdly mild.

    Dave - sounds like we have similar with waiting still about road/track - thought this was to happen in April but each week seems to be a different reason. I've kinda given up on the garden as I don't know where the drains are going to run. Well - it's not been great weather to garden but I can blame the digger driver for my laziness - lack of motivation on that one!
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