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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Thank you all. It *is* stressful, absolutely. I was just thinking about their claim that the system won't let them do a payment and compensation at the same time. That sounds kind of logical, except that it let them order something that was out of stock; it let them refund something that hadn't been purchased; and it let them do another refund on the same non-purchased item two days later.

    I'm not *worried* about it, not at all - I intended to buy items worth £175, which I didn't do. I *did* buy my sink for £140 including fittings. I've had two refunds totalling £70 - so I'm pretty sure that I owe them £70. If it was reversed, I'd be going crazy, complete nightmare. Once they send me their paperwork, I'll look at it when I'm ready, I'll check my bank statements agree, and if they do, as I think they will, I'll see about compensation - I still don't think I should pay first and *then* go for compensation. If their system can't handle it, they can do it manually. Maybe they should just write off that £70. And then use it as a training item for new staff, which is what happened to a complaint I had about the police about a million years ago.

    Anyway, fatigue symptoms have now become a really painful throat that hurts to swallow :( I need to buy some food, and I need to bleeping well wash up the things that aren't disposables, but nothing else is going to happen here. I might walk around the garden ...
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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    ...and take a few cleansing yoga breaths to clear your head with that lot having taken up residence! :eek: no wonder your fatigue is in evidence.

    A nice cup of something lovely and a snooze in order over here, by the way... I can thoroughly recommend it :)

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    And having seen your reference to banana and custard, I might just go for afternoon custard (recommended by my friend who occasionally posts "mmm afternoon custard" on her FB feed :rotfl:)

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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: thanks SL yes, something yummy is a very good idea. Something in the shops will be lovely :) I didn't get out yesterday, but I feel up to doing that today.

    I actually did a bit more digging yesterday - not navvying :D just digging up particular plants that had self sown over a couple of areas that were starting to kill what I'd actually planted. Again. All good, and the rest of the time I just relaxed and took it easy.

    Oh, accepted quote from plasterer for decorating the kitchen - labour and materials, £480. I have a feeling that's slightly over the top, but getting it completely finished will be worth it, in the scheme of things.
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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    I agree KC, getting it finished is worth its' weight in gold - the sheer relief when building works complete cannot be underestimated!

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    And having seen your reference to banana and custard, I might just go for afternoon custard (recommended by my friend who occasionally posts "mmm afternoon custard" on her FB feed :rotfl:)

    Don't give me ideas.... 'afternoon custard' sounds like it could be fatal for my waistline! :rotfl:

    KC - Getting it completely finished will be worth its weight in gold - your home will be your own again!
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    Yep, getting a job done by someone that you know will do a good job is well worth it.

    Custard or no custard, have a fabby day x
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Glad to see you guys are on board with me just going for it - and yes, thats it apple, knowing his work (and his attitude,which is very helpful).

    Didn't do custard - but I was in Iceland, and got a big tub of soy yogurt for £1, and an even bigger tub of bio milk yogurt also for £1, so I'm happy :) Might crack open the maple syrup I didn't use over Christmas :rotfl:

    Bit of washing up (I hate washing up) and decided to treat my hands - I've been pruning a couple of aloe veras, to give to my brother and SiL, and the prunings last for ages, so my hands are getting a pampering :) while watching a dvd. And my convector heater is on to help the plaster dry, because its **really** wet round here!

    Have a great Bank Holiday evening, lovely peeps :kisses3:
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    Do you have a dehumidifier or access to one?

    Make sure the whole house is well aired during the day and put the heating on low when the windows aren’t open. Plaster can take ages to dry, and while you don’t want to dry it too quickly you don’t want the rest of the house to get damp.

    Painting may also cause condensation...
  • teapot2teapot2 Forumite
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    Agree re accepting the quote even though it does seem high. If you tried to find someone else they may not have availability which would delay things and at least you 'know' this guy's work. Better start charging for mugs of tea, biscuits and using the downstairs loo ;)
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