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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 9th Oct 16, 5:54 PM
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    Mar - thinking of you Hun x

    Hester - The pic gave me a giggle !!!128521;

    After DH swearing he wouldn't need dinner after his 'Jolly Boys Outing' he has just called asking what is for dinner

    It won't be gourmet.... egg and Chips anyone?
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • ArthriticOldThing
    • By ArthriticOldThing 9th Oct 16, 6:10 PM
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    So sorry to hear about the hospital trip Mardatha. Hope you get some help & treatment soon.
    Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Do without.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Oct 16, 7:02 PM
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    Get well soon mar have the rest of my jelly babies. Sorry there is only 1 black one left.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    That did make me laugh
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 9th Oct 16, 9:01 PM
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    Hope you feel better mar.
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 9th Oct 16, 10:22 PM
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    Posted a long reply and lost it, our internet and phone are having issues.

    Anyhoo, keeping it brief, hugs Mardatha, hope you get some relief soon
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 9th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    That sounds ghastly Mar, you must have been in agony.I do hope that whatever they gave you at the abattoir will take the pain away. Lots of hugs.

    Ivyleaf: your property problems seem to be sorting themselves out. It's such a worry when these things happen. Our happy lives can be thrown into chaos so easily, can't they? It doesn't take much to upset our equilibrium. I hope everything works out well for you.

    I've had a long talk with DIL and DS tonight about what we are going to do about our housing situation. I have been back here a year now and although we love each other to bits and all get along extraordinarily well it was never intended to be a permanent arrangement. I have no intention of spending the rest of my life in one room but we have all agreed that we want to live close to each other, so after Christmas we will be putting this house on the market and I will be looking for my bungalow. It's all exciting but I do quail a bit at the prospect of yet another great upheaval.
    C'est la vie.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 9th Oct 16, 11:12 PM
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    pollyanna 26
    Monna that sounds a perfect arrangement - you'll still be close enough to attempt the odd overnight challenge from dgd but will have your things around you and usable . Try to view it as the next step in your life , we'll all be rooting for you .
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Oct 16, 6:22 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Good luck house hunting Monna
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 10th Oct 16, 6:45 AM
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    Just think of it as being exciting monna! Great that you can have a proper discussion about it and come to solution that suits you both. Good luck!
    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th Oct 16, 7:36 AM
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    Ooh I love online house-hunting! Good luck!
    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 10th Oct 16, 7:58 AM
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    Mardatha, what is the prognosis for your gallbladder? I finally had mine removed and life, since, has been so much better. I really hate that you have this on top of everything else!

    Hester, I need your blog link. Got me curious!

    Ivy, hoping it all works out with housing.

    Monna, Wow! Change is in the air!! It's good that you have taken this initial step. I'll bet you are glad to have that out of the way and can now take steps toward a new domicile.

    Pondering paint colors here. Tile was ripped out last week and once it was out of the laundry, I realized how bad the walls look. That led to ~~well we need to paint the cabinets too, oh and the countertop needs to be replaced (truly) and let's build that pantry we have talked about for years. That's just the laundry room...two more rooms to go.

    p.s. Thank you for the kind encouragement when I was feeling so heartbroken again about my sister. Your words have helped.
    Last edited by milasavesmoney; 10-10-2016 at 8:02 AM.
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    [Regina Brett]
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 10th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
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    Morning all,

    Just a quick one today.

    Mar-- I hope they're able to calm it down quickly and get you feeling closer to yourself soon.

    Monna--how exciting!!

    Mila, I seem to remember a children's book series--if you give a mouse a cookie, he is going to want a glass of milk. I think it then goes through all sorts of things he thinks of next.

    Leftover sausages, roasted butternut squash and spuds for lunch today. OH is doing soup and bread for tea with a pud. I've got yoga, teaching and lots of work to do. Morning chores are done, wash is in and just eating my porridge now. We've been lucky with the weather--no rain so I'm still getting the wash dry outside and haven't had to resort to putting the heating on yet. Hot water bottles in bed at night are keeping the chill off. I daren't hope we'll hold out until November, but a bit longer would be nice!
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 10th Oct 16, 8:36 AM
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    Lillibet, it stands for my Lord & Master and is meant tongue in cheek!
    Oh Mar I hope you feel better soon.
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    There's me trying to think of something filthy....

    Aside froman unfortunate incident with one tenant and a dart board on the party wall (quickly removed when she told them), it has turned out for the best. The flats ard now occupied with older tenants, they socialize, share meals and generally look out for one another. In addition, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, modern conversions have to take noise into account with construction. So additional sound insulation would be used.

    If any surveys or work is to bd done to accommodate the development, that's for them to pay surely.
    Originally posted by Softstuff
    Ah, building law is my thing... Regrettably the law is suitably fuzzy and it boils down to 'reasonable'. Reasonable amounts of noise or dust, reasonable times... I should think you will get some drilling and hammering in the day time but you are unlikely to get anything too much outside of normal work hours, you have to pay builders too much to work unsocial hours. There is likely to be dust, but all wipe offable (is that a word?). I would get in touch with your housing association / council and ask about having the plans explained. They should make provision for those who have trouble reading them.

    Party walls aren't something I know about (I am construction rather than real estate), but there is a Party Wall Act 1996 which might be worth looking up.

    Back home after a weekend away - we are walking the Wales Coastal Path and clocked up another 12 miles on Saturday. So far we've done 47/870 miles we doubt we'll ever finish, but it's fun to try.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Mar hope you are feeling better today
    Monna good luck with the house hunting
    Meal was lovely last night and got a nice present from him as well so a good night had
    Physio today then out to mums to collect dog but apart from that a quiet day.
    Catch up with everyone soon xx
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Oct 16, 9:57 AM
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    Thank you VJsmum and everyone who has been so kind and reassuring. I suspect a lot of the work will actually be done in evenings and weekends as much of it will be done by the owner's partner and he will have other jobs during the day, but we'll see.

    monnagran I can understand your worrying about another upheaval and am sending you huge (((HUGS))), but won't it be gorgeous to have space of your own again and all your things around you May you find just the right bungalow.
    • elona
    • By elona 10th Oct 16, 10:50 AM
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    How exciting I hope you find somewhere that is perfect for you and "feels right". There is nothing like having your own little nest.

    Family came over yesterday for lunch and son in law and dd helped me turn over the superking mattress which was such a help. We also had a look online for breakfast bar stools for their new house and found some they really like with free delivery and a good set of customer reviews.

    I have a load of laundry to hang outside but did manage to sort out the airing cupboard, towels and bedding yesterday. There are leftovers from yesterday's lunch and I might make some more soup as well.


    Positive vibes that you get help with the gallbladder issues and that your overall health improves.

    Hugs to all
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    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 10th Oct 16, 11:39 AM
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    Ooh I love online house-hunting! Good luck!
    Originally posted by Floss
    Me too! Can we all join in Monnagran?

    I laybyed hubbys Christmas pressie today. Will be a big surprise for him, a bit expensive, but I'll get there by being a bit more frugal.
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 10th Oct 16, 1:30 PM
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    Good luck with the house hunt Monna... I hope you can find two properties close to each other. Maybe you need a family compound?

    Hope you start to get better soon Mar. Have you asked them to do a full MOT and service while you're in next, rather than finding things one at a time?
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 10th Oct 16, 1:59 PM
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    Thanks everybody for kind vibes xx Sorry to just come in to post whines.
    Greenbee I'd be scared they'd scrap me.
    Quiet day today knitting a purple shawl. Was white up here this morning and 1C.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 10th Oct 16, 2:02 PM
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    Good luck with the house hunting monna I know what you mean there comes a point when you can't face the packing any more. I expect you also think oh I will have to get used to a new kitchen again. I am still looking for stuff in this kitchen after 9 months. I shouldn't be as so much is on the work surfaces because of having only a couple of cupboards.

    I hope you can find the perfect solution. Will put this in my prayers.

    Mar I tend to agree with greenbee. You ought to have a full MOT.
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