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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 9:32 PM
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    Well, don't know what it has been about this week, but so many people have either had a go, or at least had a dig when I've tried to be kind or helpful to them.

    But at least I've kept reasonably calm, and not starred in "Z goes Joe Pesci..."
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Sorry to read this.
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 8th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    You have a wrapping paper box now, Z? (I'm catching up, don't shoot me) ... tres impressive.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Not really - I went for the cheapy...

    It does store a lot of rolls though - I will give it that.

    Sorry people are having a go at you its not a good feeling
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I find it annoying. It's one of the things that actually gets my goat when I'm trying to be nice and it blows up in my face.

    There is however, an easy fix.

    I've ended up writing safety reminders in my diary (don't send the dragons after that person who revved up at 4.30 this morning, that sort of thing).
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Send the dragons. Dragons are fun.

    Fluffiness, see?
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Send the dragons!
    "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.'
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 9:42 PM
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    Linky to the cheapie please. Thanks.
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 8th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    Linky to the cheapie please. Thanks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It's the link I posted on Ed's thread a month ago. It seems to be dead now.

    That's a surprise - there were a whole pile of them when I went to the shop.
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 8th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    I am now a member of the "wrapping paper box" bourgeois...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Oh not you as well - how are they even a thing?!

    Thanks gallygirl

    I have wrapping box envy too
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I haven't. If I got one I'd only need to find somewhere to store it - and I just bet that "somewhere" would be the drawer under the bed where the wrapping paper currently lives...

    Well, don't know what it has been about this week, but so many people have either had a go, or at least had a dig when I've tried to be kind or helpful to them.

    But at least I've kept reasonably calm, and not starred in "Z goes Joe Pesci..."
    Originally posted by ZTD
    You're reserving that for next week?

    Look at it this way - things can only get better, right? *crosses fingers*
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 8th Feb 18, 10:04 PM
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    Oh not you as well - how are they even a thing?!
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    Because I was storing them in two Christmas themed bags (tied mouth to mouth), and the ends were getting chewed up.

    I haven't. If I got one I'd only need to find somewhere to store it - and I just bet that "somewhere" would be the drawer under the bed where the wrapping paper currently lives...
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    It's standing on its end in the wardrobe. I have a lot of rolls of wrapping paper...
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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'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Feb 18, 10:04 AM
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    Send the dragons. Dragons are fun. Send the dragons!
    Originally posted by ZTD

    I'm rather liking Daenerys Stormborn and her dragons, I must say
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 10th Feb 18, 2:18 PM
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    So, today I have learned:
    1. Loose change has a lot of momentum
    2. Don't keep footwear in the porch
    3. Virgin didn't close down their local branch like Leeds have

    Every day is a learning experience.

    Alas...
    "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 10th Feb 18, 2:54 PM
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    I take it 1 & 2 are linked.
    What happened?
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    ***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 Feb 18, 3:45 PM
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    I take it 1 & 2 are linked.
    What happened?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    They're only linked very tangentially.

    Essentially, as you know, I've been using my copious supply of loose change to buy shopping. I've been keeping it in a plastic tub in my boot. I pulled out of a junction a bit sharpish earlier this week, and heard a smash and a tinkle.

    I said "Oh darn" and "Oh dash" and other words to that effect.

    I'd accelerated such that the tub had smacked into the back of my boot, and it had ripped the lid off. Loose change everywhere. I've just been out to collect it all back up and put it back in the tub.

    To do that, I have croc-alikes in the back porch as sort of waterproof slippers. It hasn't been the best of temperatures, the porch was cold, the footware was cold and now my feet are only slowly warming up.

    It's a case of finding somewhere else (warm) to put them. The tumble dryer is looking inviting...

    I hope people read all this, and pray that they can cope if their lives ever get to be this "rock and roll"...


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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'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 4:51 PM
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    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***
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Feb 18, 5:44 PM
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    My life is equally as rocknroll Z, I promise you - and I don't even have my own car!
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 12th Feb 18, 12:43 PM
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    Serves you right for stooping to the level of wearing Croc (a-likes) if you ask me...!

    On the plus side at least you know that the car still has plenty of grunt...
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 12th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    Serves you right for stooping to the level of wearing Croc (a-likes) if you ask me...!
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    Given the choice is between putting my boots back on, or going out into the snow in socks...I'll be keeping the crocishes...

    On the plus side at least you know that the car still has plenty of grunt...
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    With it being 4 wheel drive, it does not tart around when pulling away - especially when you've prepared the turbo.

    As you do...
    "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 12th Feb 18, 9:06 PM
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    Given the choice is between putting my boots back on, or going out into the snow in socks...I'll be keeping the crocishes...



    With it being 4 wheel drive, it does not tart around when pulling away - especially when you've prepared the turbo.

    As you do...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Have no idea what this means
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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***
    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 12th Feb 18, 9:39 PM
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    I happy with the croc (a likes), very MFW in my opinion! Dare i say it very comfy as well...
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 13th Feb 18, 10:13 AM
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    Have no idea what this means
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Which part?
    "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 13th Feb 18, 10:15 AM
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    I happy with the croc (a likes), very MFW in my opinion! Dare i say it very comfy as well...
    Originally posted by shangaijimmy
    I wouldn't go quite that far...

    They're quick and easy to get on, and they don't soak up water (and hence are easy to dry) - that's about as much faint praise as I'm willing to give them.
    "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 13th Feb 18, 6:10 PM
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    And I've just unearthed an AGP interfaced graphics card...

    How long ago were they a 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 13th Feb 18, 7:17 PM
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    Given the choice is between putting my boots back on, or going out into the snow in socks...I'll be keeping the crocishes...



    With it being 4 wheel drive, it does not tart around when pulling away - especially when you've prepared the turbo.

    As you do...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Second paragraph.
    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***
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