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Mr_Costcutter wrote: »
What an afternoon I've had. Last week we had the chimney rebuilt, but at this moment in time there is no protection to prevent birds entering (the roofer is going to return next week to sort this matter). Anyway I was sat reading the paper, and low and behold, two jackdaws fell down our chimney! It was chaos as they were attacking each other. I managed to grab a cloth and took each bird outside. Just glad they didn't attack me lol. .
Mr_Costcutter wrote: »
Pleased everything is going well for you, CRV. Many people struggle once they have retired - can't find enough to fill their days - I don't think you will be one of them .
What an afternoon I've had. Last week we had the chimney rebuilt, but at this moment in time there is no protection to prevent birds entering (the roofer is going to return next week to sort this matter). Anyway I was sat reading the paper, and low and behold, two jackdaws fell down our chimney! It was chaos as they were attacking each other. I managed to grab a cloth and took each bird outside. Just glad they didn't attack me lol.
Talking about Brexit, my local MP was doing a walkabout during the week (surprised he had the time lol) and asking various people their thoughts about Brexit. I'm in an area that voted to remain, but quite a number of people said that they had changed their mind and now wished to leave. Quite surprised by that as the media seems to have created an impression that the majority of people now wish to remain. Who knows? . I think we are all probably quite weary with the whole business.
bugslett wrote: »
Mr Bugs built a belter of a garage some years ago, proper brick structure at the end of the garden ( I live on a corner, so it's accessed from the side road). It needs windows and a new door, but I'm thinking of getting it boarded out and turning it into a place to do some dressmaking and a mini gym ( don't hold me to the latter!). It's good to have a shed/converted building to pursue hobbies, it makes you feel that you aren't just at home IYKWIM.
Now I thought 140.00 p.m. was not too bad for his age. I think once he gets to 25 it should go down a bit.
Well done on introducing your colleagues to the idea that they can shave a few years off their working life if they want to. Just having the choice makes the world of difference. I've been nagging/constructively advising the mid-30s mechanic next door about the state of his retirement plans, aka work till he drops because he has no choice.
As a complete generalisation, both in the public and the private sector, it seems the very things that are supposed to make life better for an employee, often prove to be more stressful.
I expect to feel a bit at sea once I finally finish work - May will be clearing the warehouse and settling accounts, getting money in, but that is normal. I'm allowing myself a few months over the summer to feel my way around and see what appeals the most.
Hope your weekend of night shifts passed quickly crv!
thriftytracey wrote: »
Today I am giving in my notice at work to retire. Feeling nervous and excited and hoping that with accrued holiday this year to date my notice period will be short!
First day of the rest of my life.
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