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The Good Morning thread

edited 8 September 2015 at 8:31PM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    morning all - ntr really down this end of the cable
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 07/02/2021:92.5kg - YTD: -4kg, Trips to tip: 02/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - Jan Steps (L:Av:H): (463:2767:9366)
    Debt 07/02/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£1933/£12299 - Mortgage Neutral:£3.3K/£101K - EF:£2.9K/£10K
    Total Debt Reduction 2016:£13.4K 2017:£8.3K 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(01/02/21): £8.8K
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    and good morning again - night owls of the world unite :-)
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 07/02/2021:92.5kg - YTD: -4kg, Trips to tip: 02/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - Jan Steps (L:Av:H): (463:2767:9366)
    Debt 07/02/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£1933/£12299 - Mortgage Neutral:£3.3K/£101K - EF:£2.9K/£10K
    Total Debt Reduction 2016:£13.4K 2017:£8.3K 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(01/02/21): £8.8K
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Good Morning :hello:

    Warm and wet here today, a deadly combination, Dad has still not put his trousers on after taking his waterproofs off from our first walk this morning, not a pretty sight :eek:
  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    Morning all :hello:

    72 plants arrived yesterday so today will be spent potting them on.

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    Am also in the middle of spray painting some flower pots so that needs finishing off today.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    I almost made morning here, my excuse for being late is a touch of man-flu. :)
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Hello Weekenders :hello:
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    morning Duncan - is your dad an early riser too, or is he is just blessed with one ??

    sunny in the sky, wet on the ground round here
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 07/02/2021:92.5kg - YTD: -4kg, Trips to tip: 02/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - Jan Steps (L:Av:H): (463:2767:9366)
    Debt 07/02/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£1933/£12299 - Mortgage Neutral:£3.3K/£101K - EF:£2.9K/£10K
    Total Debt Reduction 2016:£13.4K 2017:£8.3K 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(01/02/21): £8.8K
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Dad used to work for a living and always was up and out early from a young age and now that he is old he just can't help it.
  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    Morning all :hello:

    Duncan, it's not just your Dad, I'm up and about at 5.30, even weekends usually, and like your Dad it's because I was always up early for work before I retired.

    Already completed all my weekly paperwork so I expect I'll have to force myself to do something off my hated jobs list now :(
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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Good Morning :hello:
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