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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    And now the fuse is lit...
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
    And now the fuse is lit... 25th Sep 17 at 6:40 PM
    Well...

    I have a house. And a mortgage. Took years and cost a fortune, as Batman said once.

    Don't talk to me about surveys (though this one at "so so" was better than many). Or surveyors (I wouldn't use this one again - seemed scared of ladders). Or vendors (though this one was great). Or estate agents (this one was truly dreadful). Or solicitors (though this one was great).

    I don't suppose this diary is going to be much about finances or mortgages, because let's face it, apart from a little kerfuffle once a month (when I get paid) nothing much seems to happen. It'll probably just being rude about things, and encouraging others to be rude too...

    Welcome aboard the mortgage diary. Hopefully it will be an express elevator to hell - going down!

    Twenty five years seems a long time otherwise...
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    • Butti
    • By Butti 30th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
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    I am - thanks for asking. I hope you are too.
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Tiny flurries down here. Wasn't great being out on a building site though - bloomin freezing. Working from home tomorrow so that should be better and I've bought a Sainsbury's sweater that goes down to my knees!!!
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 30th Nov 17, 11:22 PM
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    Glad that you are home safe & sound.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well I was, then I am again. I went back to the old house as I have loads of things to do. The roads were quiet - funnily enough. Though I did meet a few Landrover drivers who have far more faith in their vehicles than I do...

    Tiny flurries down here.
    Originally posted by Butti
    It's about three inches at new house (200m ASL) and about half that at old house (100m ASL). Not too bad really. Your "tiny flurries" probably would give Londoners palpitations...

    I have found out the don't really clear the main road at the new house.

    Or they salt it with the tears of broken dreams...

    Wasn't great being out on a building site though - bloomin freezing. Working from home tomorrow so that should be better and I've bought a Sainsbury's sweater that goes down to my knees!!!
    Originally posted by Butti
    My dad used to work on a building site a long time ago - his secret: long johns...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 1st Dec 17, 2:58 PM
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    Salted with the tears of broken dreams
    Love it actually.
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    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 1st Dec 17, 5:47 PM
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    Salted with the tears of broken dreams
    Love it actually.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Me: "I have dreams of clear roads..."

    Council: "Muhahahahaha..."
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 2nd Dec 17, 12:18 PM
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    You've suddenly become poetic while I've been away! And I didn't see any snow at all - on the whole, I'm rather glad of it! And glad your two-houses thing is coming to an end - I feel bad enough carrying the two-phones thing!
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 4:53 PM
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    You've suddenly become poetic while I've been away! And I didn't see any snow at all - on the whole, I'm rather glad of it!
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Just you wait until you're hit by the snowpocalypse...which is predicted every year.

    And glad your two-houses thing is coming to an end - I feel bad enough carrying the two-phones thing!
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Yes, I have a fair few of those too...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 4:55 PM
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    And today I found out that certain activities are best done with a partner.




    Such as taking a mattress to the tip...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 5:46 PM
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    And today I found out that certain activities are best done with a partner.




    Such as taking a mattress to the tip...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Indeedy
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    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 5:47 PM
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    Is that three years Z since we were in the Burgh?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 5:53 PM
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    Is that three years Z since we were in the Burgh?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Nope...2013...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 6:12 PM
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    Nope...2013...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Blimey, how time flies
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 6:28 PM
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    Blimey, how time flies
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Only when you're having fun...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 2nd Dec 17, 6:31 PM
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    Mattresses are difficult! Kudos
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 6:42 PM
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    ZTD
    Mattresses are difficult! Kudos
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    It's the size mostly. Supported at one end, it goes all floppy at the other. It needs someone at the end to stiffen it up.

    Though the rope helped today.
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 6:49 PM
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    I will make no comment.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 6:54 PM
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    I will make no comment.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You'd be surprised how hard it is. Especially in the back of the car.

    There was an awful lot of panting going on, especially once I got it moving.
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 7:14 PM
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    Tries very very hard not too laugh.
    Straight face.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 8:42 PM
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    Tries very very hard not too laugh.
    Straight face.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It's no laughing matter, I'm all tired and achy now.

    I'll also have to clean the back of the car tomorrow.
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 17, 9:27 PM
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    It's no laughing matter, I'm all tired and achy now.

    I'll also have to clean the back of the car tomorrow.
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Sorry you are tired & achy.
    But why do you need to clean the back of the car?
    Surely the mattress wasent that dirty
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 2nd Dec 17, 10:28 PM
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    Sorry you are tired & achy.
    But why do you need to clean the back of the car?
    Surely the mattress wasent that dirty
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It was a foam mattress. The car is now crawling with foamlets...

    Interesting discovery: Foam mattresses (even inside covers) over slats, end up with parallel cuts in them where the edge of the slats were. Almost like they've been cut with a knife.
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
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