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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    teapot2 wrote: »
    LOL :rotfl: that makes complete sense and eeew to rat urine on food. I always wipe over the lids of tins before I open them. I did have visions of you sticking all the shopping in the dishwasher though :D

    Hope you enjoyed the walk and reconnected with folk there :cool:
    Noella wrote: »
    I hope you enjoyed the walk. I wish our local council did them.

    I was curious about your cleaning the shopping but didn't like to ask:o. Now all has been revealed and it's perfectly logical:T

    :eek::eek::eek:to the rat urine on goods in shops but I don't think anyone can catch Weil's Disease unless the urine is still wet and enters the body via a cut or something. I know someone who had it and he was literally at death's door for a while. He's now fully recovered but can bore for Britain about it:rotfl:. Maybe there are other nasties one can catch even if the urine is dry though:think:.
    :kisses3::kisses3: to you both, thank you for that! I guarantee I'll never put shopping in the dishwasher :rotfl: but I will carry on giving it a quick wash :)

    Going on the walk was lovely - it's so long since I've been, early summer has exploded all over the place, it was amazing to see. Need a cuppa tea now, and I've not yet had a coffee today !!! so that comes first.
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    Eww to rat wee.

    I don't think you are mad. I think we all have a few odd habits that make sense to us!
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    earthgirl wrote: »
    I don't think you are mad. I think we all have a few odd habits that make sense to us!
    You're saying I'm odd, though, aren't you :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: I'm definitely an outlier on the Bell curve in this respect, thats for sure :D That means I'm odd, btw, but I'm going to carry on :D
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    That's why I avoid supermarkets :D And although I don't clean my shopping, I do wipe down tins before I use them. And rinse the milk bottles between the doorstep and the fridge.
  • Karmacat wrote: »
    you :rotfl:.... I'm definitely an outlier on the Bell curve in this respect, thats for sure :D That means I'm odd, btw, but I'm going to carry on :D

    You and me both, KC:rotfl:. Not with washing shopping in my case but in several other areas of my life:o.
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    I love you people :j:j:j
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    Right! A little bit of a ta-da list:
    - used a £5 Nectar voucher to buy stuff


    - phoned my cc provider: error messages over the weekend were because the chip on my card is faulty. It can only be used contactless now, so they're sending me a new card.


    - meter man turned up this morning, so I remembered my resolution to take weekly gas and elec meter readings, and did it before the walk, hurray.


    - I'm carrying on feeding the washing machine :) bedlinen, holiday wear, navvying wear. Plus clearing away plaster dust from the kitchen, so I can stock the shelves.


    - also carrying on using the dishwasher daily, lots of kitchenware was exposed to dust and being carted about heaven knows where by heaven knows who during the work.



    - paid the builder the last of the money, less tiling - the tiler's on holiday this week, so that will only happen next week now.


    - drafted a letter to B&Q, telling them I'm not going to merrily jog along and pay them what I tried to pay them in the first place for my sink, because they credited me for the lightshade they don't have ... I suggest they write it off, because of the two days and more of inconvenience to me. Can't send it yet, because I only have the admin letter from them, I can't find the idiot management letter :o looked for it all over.
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    And I'd just assumed that there was a missing comma!


    Just remember that you have superpowers, firefox-crasher-woman...
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    And I'd just assumed that there was a missing comma!
    :D See what you started :p
    Just remember that you have superpowers, firefox-crasher-woman...
    Ooh, I like that :cool:

    Not doing much with the superpowers this evening, just cleaning and stocking another cupboard, which empties out my bedroom a little more, hurray.

    Night night all xxx
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    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
  • I love this diary, always thought-provoking, good-natured and often downright funny:beer:

    I envy you the 'fun' bit of restocking your cupboards and at the same time emptying the temporary storage spaces such as your bedroom:T. I had a big reorganization of my larder cupboard at the weekend but the shelf with most of the masses of canned goods on (I'm not stocking up for a no-deal Brexit, honest:eek:) collapsed just when I thought everything was stashed away in a more organized manner:mad:. It had taken so long to pull everything out, check use-by dates , list what I had as I'm a bit of an accidental overstocker:o, and put things back that I was too tired and fed up to take everything out again and fix the shelf. DH is away for a few days but I've fixed shelves before as waiting for him to get round to things even when he is here isn't worth the hassle:(. It's still at a precarious slope and all the cans have dropped onto the shelf below, making a mess of what organisation was there, in a pile or, heaven forbid, fallen down the space between the flimsy, useless cupboard back and the wall.



    I should tackle it today but the sun's shining and I'd love nothing better than go out for a walk or sit in the garden and read:o. The joys of being retired:j
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