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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    ZTD
    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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    "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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    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 10th Jan 18, 10:15 AM
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    edinburgher
    Diet Irob Bru is the drink of the devil.Fact.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    What is your stance on Diet Irn Bru Max Platinum (or whatever the other diet one is called)?
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 10th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
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    What is your stance on Diet Irn Bru Max Platinum (or whatever the other diet one is called)?
    Originally posted by edinburgher
    And to think, at one time, the last place an item with a poncy name would fly would have been Scotland...

    Cleaned the local Tesco out of Irn Bru. I did leave one, but if you're a short-arrse, then that bottle is not in your destiny...

    I should have enough for about a year. I only buy it because it doesn't have artificial sweetener in.

    Second best is 7Up/Sprite which only have Stevia in.
    "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 10th Jan 18, 8:35 PM
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    While driving home tonight, something white passed high over the road in front of me. I'm guessing an owl, and it is a guess as unsurprisingly it was dark and I couldn't see it all that well.

    They must have damn good eyes. I wouldn't have *driven* without lights, never mind done any flying...
    "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 10th Jan 18, 8:45 PM
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    I'm just shutting down for the evening now, Z, but what a great sighting! I've very rarely seen an owl
    Retired August 2016
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jan 18, 8:50 PM
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    But the question is , are your knuckles ok?
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    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jan 18, 8:51 PM
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    What is your stance on Diet Irn Bru Max Platinum (or whatever the other diet one is called)?
    Originally posted by edinburgher
    Cant remember what you call it either but it is ok
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    "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 10th Jan 18, 8:53 PM
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    Think it might be iron bru extra
    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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jan 18, 8:54 PM
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    Z~~Am looking for a reasonably priced 2 slot silber toaster.
    Non signing or dancing.
    Any thoughts?
    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 10th Jan 18, 8:56 PM
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    I'm just shutting down for the evening now, Z, but what a great sighting! I've very rarely seen an owl
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I am rather rural now. I was watching hens and a cockerel pecking around my washing line a few days ago.
    "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 10th Jan 18, 9:03 PM
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    ZTD
    But the question is , are your knuckles ok?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    One of them looks like it was weeping today, but not leaving smears which would be annoying.

    Z~~Am looking for a reasonably priced 2 slot silber toaster.
    Non signing or dancing.
    Any thoughts?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Get out into the January sales while they're still on. My local Currys were selling off a really expensive toaster for about £20 when I was there recently.

    OK, it was a fancy four-slice one about the size of a small microwave, but I'm sure there will be others as well.
    "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 11th Jan 18, 8:34 PM
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    You know, sometimes I think I'm paranoid, then my precautions are needed...
    • British Gas don't believe my final meter reading. Lucky I took a picture of the gas meter with that day's paper in the shot then - isn't it?
    • A supplier on Amazon claiming they read their description with different words to what I do. Lucky I took a screenshot then...

    Luckily Northumbrian Water came up trumps with a prompt £30 refund. Of course I'd taken a photo of the water meter as well...
    "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 11th Jan 18, 8:39 PM
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    Very prudent of you my man.
    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 11th Jan 18, 8:43 PM
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    ZTD
    Very prudent of you my man.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I know, but I have this naive hankering for some kind of time in the past, when the world was sepia, companies were honest and competent, and nobody had to do this kind of thing...
    "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 11th Jan 18, 8:52 PM
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    I know, but I have this naive hankering for some kind of time in the past, when the world was sepia, companies were honest and competent, and nobody had to do this kind of thing...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Oh so do i.
    I got a bill this week which was paid on the 30th NOv in full & they say I only paid part
    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 11th Jan 18, 9:00 PM
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    ZTD
    Oh so do i.
    I got a bill this week which was paid on the 30th NOv in full & they say I only paid part
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yes, and then you have to spend your time and effort putting them right.
    "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 11th Jan 18, 9:05 PM
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    beanielou
    Yes, and then you have to spend your time and effort putting them right.
    Originally posted by ZTD
    age.
    BAh.
    Yes, that's it.
    Phone calls, printing & post
    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***
    • Butti
    • By Butti 12th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    You know, sometimes I think I'm paranoid, then my precautions are needed...
    • British Gas don't believe my final meter reading. Lucky I took a picture of the gas meter with that day's paper in the shot then - isn't it?
    • A supplier on Amazon claiming they read their description with different words to what I do. Lucky I took a screenshot then...

    Luckily Northumbrian Water came up trumps with a prompt £30 refund. Of course I'd taken a photo of the water meter as well...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Wise man.
    when that woman (not Monica Lewinsky) reversed into me, the first thing I did was take a snap of the scene.

    The good old days were when we weren't allowed to wear trousers to school and when my friend couldn't train to become a pilot with the RAF. It was great!
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 12th Jan 18, 7:38 PM
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    Wise man.
    when that woman (not Monica Lewinsky) reversed into me, the first thing I did was take a snap of the scene.
    Originally posted by Butti
    Yes, somebody I worked with, didn't - and paid the price...

    The good old days were when we weren't allowed to wear trousers to school
    Originally posted by Butti
    Trousers?!

    Next you'll be wanting to wear shorts!

    and when my friend couldn't train to become a pilot with the RAF.
    Originally posted by Butti
    Combat?

    It was great!
    Originally posted by Butti
    And then sepia died out, and we all went black-and-white.
    "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 12th Jan 18, 8:05 PM
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    Good grief! Taking photos of meter readings never occured to me ... accidents, yes (though I might have forgotten in the stress of the moment) ... blimey.
    Retired August 2016
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 8:31 PM
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    Good grief! Taking photos of meter readings never occured to me ... accidents, yes (though I might have forgotten in the stress of the moment) ... blimey.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Nor me. At all.
    My mind does not work like that.
    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***
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