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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 16th Jun 17, 8:33 AM
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    silvasava
    I don't know if I can deal with this first thing in the morning..........,.
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 17, 8:39 AM
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    Could get Earnest to make a TRUNK call from the I of W to wake you up if you wanted??? xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 16th Jun 17, 8:45 AM
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    Oh I'm being falsely accused now! I'LL GET A LAWYER! I never et anybody's hamster! And what elephant? What freezer?? PROVE IT!
    *burp*
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 17, 8:47 AM
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    Got room in the freezer for a whole Lawyer Mar?

    One must apologise for this excess of frivol, sadly I found a rather large pack of it when I was freezer diving for supper last night and you know how it is....Once it's defrosted you have to use it up quickly!!!
    Last edited by MrsLurcherwalker; 16-06-2017 at 8:54 AM.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 16th Jun 17, 9:10 AM
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    Just sitting here musing - if we had a VERY LARGE hamster, we could make one of those large ball things (like you see at holiday camps on the lake - a big plastic bubble that you 'walk on water' in), with a ball of wool as a template. We could add him to our weaponry stash and roll him up and down the country squashing then enemy in his tracks....
    (Do I need to get out more?)

    Edited to add: if we made it waterproof, it could visit Monna too!
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    Wow LILLIBET a 'Zorbing Giant Hampster' what vision, what inventiveness, what an image that conjours up, scarier than a Scud Missile at speed.....They had some of those waterproof ones at Gun Wharf Quays last summer and were using one of the dock basins for people to play at walking on water.....Oh YES BRING IT ON!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 16th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    Oh I'm being falsely accused now! I'LL GET A LAWYER! I never et anybody's hamster! And what elephant? What freezer?? PROVE IT!
    *burp*
    Originally posted by mardatha
    'S alright Mar, they're confusing you with Freddie Star
    [DFW Nerd club #1142Proud to be dealing with my debtDMP start date April 2012. Amount £21862April 2013 = £20414 April 2014 = £11000 April 2015 = £9500 April 2016 = £7200
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 16th Jun 17, 9:54 AM
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    Can we send the Zorbing Giant Hamster up here please. I'll sic it on my !!!!!!! ex-boss. I'm in the irrational fear place at the moment that he is going to turn up on the doorstep.

    Either that or GreyQueen can I borrow nursie. That would be suitable vengeance.
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 16th Jun 17, 10:09 AM
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    Total confusion here. Do I understand that the elephant is no longer in mar's freezer and providing her and the RV with tasty meals, about which which she is in denial, and has morphed into a hamster/Dalmation puppy/a giant waterproof ball that walks on water? And Mar has replaced him/her/it in her freezer with a lawyer?
    And the whole caboodle is going to be magicked into a gigantic ball which will roll up and down the countryside squashing all in its route to smithereens.

    ALERT THE PREPPERS!

    Tell them to get out their water wings and take to the seven seas. They needn't bother trying to climb aboard the Isle of Wight, it is already sinking under the weight of refugees fleeing from the lunatic fringe on the mainland. One foot placed on my hallowed shores and they will be savaged by the hefferlump/hamster/Dalmation puppy that I keep chained up in my Wendy house.

    Roger. Over and out. I have a date with an aspirin.

    Hope this clears up any confusion.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 16th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    On a more serious note, FBO, no-one can enter your house without your permission. Should your ex-boss turn up just lock yourself in and, if necessary, call the police to have him removed. You should not have to live your life in fear.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 16th Jun 17, 11:21 AM
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    Just got appointment letter to see the eye specialist about getting my cataracts done. My optician said she'd been told the waiting list was about 6 months so I was expecting November or December, but it's next March

    I'm meant to ring them to confirm, but I can't do it today or I'll probably cry on the phone. I was going to make do with the varifocals I've got but I don't think I can manage with these for that length of time. I wouldn't mind but the lenses alone cost about £600 because of my prescription.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
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    IVYLEAF ring them and confirm when you feel able and ask them to put you on the list for cancelations, they sometimes get people not able to go on the arranged day and usually run a list of people who will be likely to be available. It might get you a shorter wait?
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 16th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    Monnagran thanks. The fear is just that. I am a dreadful catastrophiser. I'm finding the current situation a nightmare - lawyers, threats and the potential loss of a career I've worked so hard to be well enough to do. But it's out of my hands at the moment hence the fear.

    If he turns up on the doorstep I definitely will be calling the police. The Giant Hamster thought did cheer me up though.

    Can I borrow Dora anyway? It's at times like this I really miss my FurryBeast.

    Ivyleaf As Mrs LW says, let them know if you are available for cancellations. It might help.
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    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 16th Jun 17, 12:43 PM
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    Can I borrow Dora anyway?
    Originally posted by FurryBeastOz
    Bet she's in the post already... although she'll probably chew her way out of the box
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 16th Jun 17, 12:56 PM
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    Bet she's in the post already... although she'll probably chew her way out of the box
    Originally posted by greenbee

    I'm sure monna wouldn't be willing to part with her. And I'm certain Pickle wouldn't.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 16th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
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    IVYLEAF ring them and confirm when you feel able and ask them to put you on the list for cancelations, they sometimes get people not able to go on the arranged day and usually run a list of people who will be likely to be available. It might get you a shorter wait?
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    Yes, I'll do that. I expect anyone who can possibly afford it goes privately when they find out how long the waiting list is!

    In the meantime dear OH has paid for new glasses for me. I can always have the frames re-glazed afterwards for reading glasses, or as i have some astigmatism it may be that I'll still need glasses all the time so can have them reglazed for that.
    the new ones will take a few weeks to arrive but at least I can look forward to them! i usually have an NHS Complex Lens Voucher and forgot to ask about it this time, so will go back on Monday.

    FurryBeastOz
    Sending ((HUGS)), try not to worry though I know that's all very well for me to say.

    Forgot to say, FBOz, that when I was long-term sick with M.E. some years ago I was visited by my line manager and his own manager (both came together) - she was a woman with MS. so that was actually quite helpful. I was very anxious about their visit, but in fact seeing me in my own home helped them understand how unwell I really was, so that it was clear to them that I was genuinely too ill to come back to work , not swinging the lead. They had been to the local ASDA before coming to my house, so they knew what sort of distance I was talking about when I said that on a good day I could walk there very slowly but would not then be able to do my shopping and get home again, even if I came back by bus.
    The worst part of the visit, in fact, was when male manager needed the loo and I had to tell him not to put the seat up because it would just fall down again
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 16-06-2017 at 3:43 PM.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 16th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    Oh Goddess I needed this today! Thank you, you wonderful, insane lot!

    FurryBeastOZ is it worth trying to contact Citizen's Advice for .... well .... advice re ex-idiot?
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 16th Jun 17, 3:44 PM
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    Hope you don't mind me popping in as I don't post here much but I do read along and you have all cheered me up with your "antics" - I love it, love it, love it !! Thank you all.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 16th Jun 17, 3:49 PM
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    Aw Knit Witch, sorry you're having a horrible day and I hope it gets better xx

    FBOZ sorry, just realised you said ex-boss, I thought he was wanting to visit you to do a back-to-work type interview. I'll delete what I typed about my managers' visit if you find it upsetting.

    Nice to see you nannywindow. I think you post on the Daily thread? welcome to this one!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    Room for as many as can find a space love, there's always tea or coffee and usually someone has a custard cream secreted away in a secret place to share with us. If you make virtual cake you'll be an instant hit!!! Mine's a carrot cake please, welcome in !!! xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
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