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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Definitely get the seeds planted:) 
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    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Net sales 2021 £191.18./£500 Decluttering 2021: 500/1000
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    KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    edited 12 April at 12:17PM
    Good morning, lovely ones :) Right, of the 17 jobs for April, here's the update:

    1 planted seeds.  I mean, I'd like to do more, but planting 5 different species is more than I've ever done before, so I'm going to call this a win.  I also need more seed compost, and I've found out that the local horticultural society does deliveries for a donation, so I'll put in a whacking great order with them.  

    2 Emails: sorted ratesetter (already reported here :) )
    3 Digital tech: the micro SD card on my phone seemed to die.  Bruv suggested I switch the phone off and on again :blush: I'm fine with computers, but rubbish with phones.  This worked!
    4 Slate and hardcore by kitchen: first bit done, there's a bit more manual stuff I can do, then it will need big bags of cement lobbing at it.  Manual stuff a lot easier than I thought.
    5 Back up computer.  Just got half a dozen tricky genealogical downloads to name, including the ones in Latin 😨 (that's a "fearful face"!) plus a couple of dozen financial statements, and then I can back up properly. 

    And it's been snowing, so I'm really not tempted to any outside work.  I think I'll continue with the half done things - lockdown easing doesn't really make any difference to me, we don't go to pubs, and I do necessary shopping online.  But I'm really happy the general mood is looking up.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    So you weren't up at 5 to go and queue outside certain shops this morning, then??
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    Mortgage £300 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
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    KC - your phone is just a computer in a small box. That's why switching it off and switching it on again works ;)
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Back gardens are great. Hope yours worked its magic on you x
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Morning!  Yes, I *did* do more last night, clearing the documents backlog.  Same family had two Johns born in 1860 and 1861 - the first one, poor little lamb, died after 3 days.  Horrendously common in those years, of course.  

    No second lot of work done on the garden, but that was more hope than expectation.  

    I've been checking out Waitflower Entertainment the last few days; I wanted to host a family do at a pub local to my sister's, she'd rather its at hers because of the weather, I'm fine with that, but the quantities on W/Entertainment are large ... so we're looking at shopping from their normal ranges, which is quite fun.  I may have to do an online shop at Waitflower myself every so often.

    So, today.  Waitflower in the evening, I think.  I might try to finish item 17 on my list, "emails: ratesetter, 3 rellies, and friend".  Ratesetter is done, and I've finally learned the value of human contact.  Something practical in the afternoon, and its job done :):):)   
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    So, that was good:

    - more genealogy tidying

    - more patio tidying (I attached a piece of trellis to the shed wall via the little metal attachments screwed in.  No screws - I'm using the screwholes to thread some strong cord  :D

    - dw has already finished, hurray.

    - emails: 3 emails done, 1 drafted, 1 to do.  All pleasurable, just a matter of focussing.

    I might yet download some financial statements.  Or I might read my latest zombie novel  :#
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
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