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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 14th Mar 17, 6:11 AM
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    O/S Daily Tuesday 14 March 2017
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    • 14th Mar 17, 6:11 AM
    O/S Daily Tuesday 14 March 2017 14th Mar 17 at 6:11 AM
    O/S Daily Tuesday 14 March 2017

    This is an !!!8220;over the garden fence!!!8221; type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It!!!8217;s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we!!!8217;re going to do today or what we!!!8217;ve achieved already. Everyone!!!8217;s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn!!!8217;t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don!!!8217;t post large pictures, or clip art !!!8211; links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don!!!8217;t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now light, cloudy and a bit misty, so hoping this means the sun will break out at some point, yesterday was lovely once the sun got out. I have washing to put out on the line, I'll do that shortly.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was stew and dumplings, mash, carrots, leeks and peas. Tonight will be chicken goujons, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg.

    Work yesterday was another manic day, so busy, loads of customers moaning because they have to wait to be seen etc, also they're not happy with paperwork, how much they have to pay etc. Was a tough day yesterday and we're expecting more of the same today. I'm pleased I'm not working this Saturday!

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • tru
    • By tru 14th Mar 17, 6:24 AM
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    I feel a bit more productive I've sorted through and cleaned more things from the hall, washed the basket liners (you can't have too many baskets, lol) and caught up with my spreadsheets. I undercoated the window sills first thing, with the intention of doing another coat in the afternoon. But I found a couple of small holes, so I had to wait for the paint to dry before filling them so couldn't do another coat.

    Mr tru has arranged for the carpet fitter to come on saturday the fireplace isn't built yet because we're still waiting for slate and so the skirting hasn't been fitted along that bit of wall! He said it'll be left loose along there and he can sort it himself afterwards. Now he used to fit carpets so it'll be fine but I had an image in my head of a perfectly done room, which would be finished off nicely with carpet and then we'd be done. Not having to roll it back once it's in, to have carpentry and painting done. There's a warehouse at work, why can't it sit there til the room is ready? Some of his customers buy flooring and store it there for a couple of weeks, why can't we? Or am I being too fussy?

    I'll get another coat of paint on the sills today, I'm hoping to get away with just one but they'll probably need two. I'll attempt the skirting but not sure I can manage it, but at least the undercoat is done. The shopping is being delivered mid-morning. I have two loads of dry washing on the airer which need putting away and one load to go in the machine. The floors need hoovering and sweeping. Scampi will need to be taken down the road three or four times for a wee. Can someone come and help me today please?

    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 14th Mar 17, 6:31 AM
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    Good morning and thank you for the thread nmlc.

    I shall be heading out to work shortly, another day another dollar, that's the best I can say this week. I worked late yesterday but should finish at a more sensible time today.
    Trying to renew my granny pass but you are meant to phone if you have moved and just get stuck in an endless loop of jangly fake muzak and a disembodied voice informing me how important my call is to the. Well clearly it isn't, though it is important to me. I'll have to traipse in and see if I can do it in person.
    Last night, because of being late, OH and DS had a big meaty meal and I made my own later on. Mushroom and cheese omelette with a mixed leaf salad, was delicious. Tonight, they will be out when I come in so I'll cook, chicken curry. We have a charity fundraising samosa sale at work today so I will try to nab some to go with the meal. We raise quite a lot for a range of causes, currently it is for the liver unit at the children's hospital.
    I must get a wiggle on, bum in gear etc. But am just not all that motivated today, or yesterday really. But it will be fine when I get there.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 14th Mar 17, 6:36 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    Morning all
    It's almost time I set off for work, it feels chilly this morning.
    I am collecting 2 of the DGD's from school and taking them to dance class and by the time the class has finished and I've taken them home it's nearly 5, then I can come home and start wading through my list of jobs, including some paid for sewing.
    I finally made it to Ikea and bought the hanging storage for the cutlery on the boat, ye gods the place is huge, I wouldn't want to have to go there very often.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 14th Mar 17, 6:47 AM
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    Morning All

    Very breezy out with passing showers, as long as they pass it'll be fine!

    HH - You get used to Ikea after a while!
    Condolences to you Gers.
    Hang in there tru.

    Walked down to the little town after work to see if the shoe menders could sew the handle back on a leather bag - it was closed, I'll try again today. I did take the glass to the bottle bank so that's out of the way and got a bit of fresh air.

    Bedding spinning in the machine at present, I'll hang up when it's finished. Main bathroom got a good bleaching last night, as did my feet!

    RR - DD is moving in with her BF so the flat will be up for rent once it's ready. So glad I did all that painting for someone else!
    Good luck with the house searching Speky.

    Have a good Tuesday. Take care. XX
    • karcher
    • By karcher 14th Mar 17, 6:48 AM
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    Morning all.
    Up early again even though I don't need to be.

    No work today but taking the long walk/bus journey to go and collect my new glasses and pay for them . It's been an expensive month so far what with dentist visits, new glasses and various other bills..It's going to be a struggle now till next pay day

    Not sure what I'll do after getting my glasses, I think I may just come straight home again as I can't risk going shopping and spending any money..we shall see.

    Have a good day all and take care
    'I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
    And I ain't got the power anymore'
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 14th Mar 17, 6:49 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC for starting off. TRU I'll be with you in spirit!!

    The skyline was beautiful at dawn, glowing red, but it's now been replaced by murk. It's supposed to take up come lunchtime. The wind is still with us too.

    Being a Tuesday it's bus ride day! Trying not to dwell on scan results etc. Today we are off to Hebden Bridge as not been for a while and it's a lovely run over the moorland. Plan A is a walk along the canal towpath and back into HB for a late lunch. If the murk stays with us then it will be Plan B! Poke my nose in some of the lovely little specialist shops (just for a browse, though I do have some birthday money if I see anything tempting!) and then late lunch. We've had a little Italian place recommended, which we've not been in before, so may try that.

    So a no cooking day, other than a snack this evening. There's a couple of jacket spuds in the fridge which I could warm back up and fill with tuna mayo.

    Have a good day if you can and (HUGS) for the poorlies, sad or worried who want one. Take care all xx

    Editing with a ps for AOD. We can renew our old codgers bus pass on line. Is that not an option for you? Much easier. Or does the change of address scupper that idea?!
    Last edited by TravellingAbuela; 14-03-2017 at 6:57 AM.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 14th Mar 17, 7:18 AM
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    Good Morning chums another bright sunny daybreak today ,fingers crossed it lasts I have coffee morning at Dobbies this morning with U3A then off to the hairdressers for my overdue trim.Since I had chemo when my hair grew back it now grows very quickly and it needs trimming around every 5-6 weeks. its also very thick so when the weather brightens up its like wearing a furry hat its gotta go Tuna salad for lunch to use up some of my tinned stash I shall mix it with some sweetcorn and a hefty dollop of chilli mayo.Half today for lunch and the other half tomorrow on a jacket spud.

    Quiz night tonight and I get fed there in with the price of the quiz so no cooking for me.

    My sis-in-law in Faversham rang last night and asked me out for a belated dinner this Saturday night so I am off down there overnight.I haven't had a chance to see her since before Christmas as she went to stay with my niece in Mexico for three months over the worst of the winter, so I am looking forward to a good catch-up.

    Happy birthday to those celebrating, and Hugs for those who are down and blue

    Have a good day everyone what ever you are doing

    JackieO xx

    P.S. I had a F/time from my DGS in the US apparently he is in Tampa until Thursday with work and today 20 inches of snow are due in New York so he will miss the worst of it. !!!
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    Running total for four months food only shopping =126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals 31.11 freezer and tinned cupboards are going down nicely
    • Gers
    • By Gers 14th Mar 17, 7:27 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    There was heavy rain all night so I'm hoping for a dry day. My day ahead will be be doing important but really boring stuff! Which is exactly why I've put it all off for ages!

    I also need to make a list of 'things to do' as I've got a friend coming to visit next weekend and the guest bedroom still has loads of stuff in it which have been dumped out of sight. Will I ever learn.

    There's eggs to use up which will have to do as I've not taken anything out of the freezer.

    Happy Tuesday to all.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 14th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    Very windy here this morning but dry for now.

    Yesterday happened as every Monday does. Work followed by badminton. A NSD too actually.

    Today is work followed by my 2nd viewing. Elona, I've been and driven to the flat at different times to see how busy it is etc. I think tonight I'll make her a verbal offer and see how it goes. Be sure to update you all in the morning.

    Not much else planned. I swore to myself when I woke up this morning that I'd have an early night tonight but we'll see how I feel.

    Have a nice day everyone.
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    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 14th Mar 17, 9:43 AM
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    Morning all
    Bit of a carp evening last night DS had a kick off at me good old Aspergers anyways hope he wakes up in a better mood
    Dolly has been out for a play with her mate and they also had a new friend join them will be off to socialisation class later
    Weather is cloudy n cold today so no washing on the line
    Dinner tonight is sausage n roasties in a big yorkie
    Have a great day whatever you are up to
    • redruby
    • By redruby 14th Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    Morning all,

    Not so sunny here today but not raining and a good breeze, I have a load of heavy washing on the go which I will hang out after it should dry well today.

    I cleaned my car out yesterday and fitted the boot liner and car mats which I hope will save a bit of the mud going in, the boot is massive you could very easily get a body in there I also washed the outside so its all clean again for a while ( till I go back in the muddy car park at work )

    Today I am going to hoover and mop the floors, take Evie out a long walk and then do an online shop, some kind of pasta dish for dinner will go and look in the freezer / cupboard after this.

    Have good days all xx

    Hugs to Tired mum xx
    • carolbee
    • By carolbee 14th Mar 17, 10:21 AM
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    Meant to be a glorious day down here today. Off with some friends to see exhibition at Turner Contemporary in Margate, just along the coast from me. Maybe lunch out too.

    WI tonight, that I've recently started attending, friendly bunch of ladies.

    Having day off from all sorts of gardening, housework and allotmenting!!!128512;

    Have a good day everyone
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 14th Mar 17, 11:13 AM
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    Good morning
    I have been very busy this morning, well busy for me but probably nowhere near some of you.
    One lot of washing on the line but the sun has disappeared It's quite mild so we will see if it dries.
    Bed stripped and bedding whirling around in the WM as we speak, I hope I can also get that on the line but the sky looks decidedly grey.
    I have put back all the stuff that DD took out of the cupboard of doom. In all fairness she tried to do it but it's like playing Tetris and will only fit in a certain way. I wish we didn't hoard so many things but she was looking for some of my books to give to DGD saved from when I was about 5 years old.
    Well that's coffee time over so back to it. Cleaning the bedroom and remaking the bed next. Would also like to clean the outside of the windows this afternoon but will have to keep an eye on the weather.
    Have a good Tuesday.
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 14th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
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    Certainly a glorious day here. Just sitting having my picnic - very MSE. Everyone else is spending a fortune on coffee, pastries and lunches. I brought my own/am making them from breakfast bits.

    Was going Nordic walking today but it's not running (or walking rather). So I'm having a sun tan afternoon with a book I think. I don't feel like skiing and deliberately didn't get a full weeks pass for that very reason.

    Speky good about the drive bus. Where is the flat?
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 14th Mar 17, 12:39 PM
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    Afternoon ((((((((((hugs))))))))))) if you need one.

    Towels washed and on the line before breakfast. We nipped off to Bingham to put the books into the library, then we nt on to Aldi for fresh fruit and veg.

    We are waiting for workmen to come to the front door, the handle is getting difficult to push down to open the door, we also need the guttering at the back looking at, its leaking when it rains.

    OH will be going for his siesta, I could go with one too, he had a coughing fit last night, 25 minutes.....aarrgghhhh.....and they say there is nothing wrong with his swallow. They do not have to sit and listen to him trying to draw breath. Needless to say I did not sleep too well. Hey Ho!!

    I have ironed yesterdays laundry, its airing just now.

    Sausage mash and veg for supper tonight.
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 14th Mar 17, 1:26 PM
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    Afternoon everybody,hope you are all well.The weather has cleared just now from being drizzly and grey to blue skies but rather windy.Might see if I can persuade DGS to the park later .We're just having our dinner(lunch).I am having goan spiced chicken soup which DH picked up a week ago because he fancied it and its languished in the fridge for over a week and is about to go out of date

    We are having a few days away on Friday in Wales,looking forward to a break.Its for a friends 60th,she's rented a big house so its a diverse group,some are hill walkers and very fit,others inc me & DH not,so we're all doing our own thing during the day and getting together in the evenings.DS1 is in charge of Ly1a,hope she'll be ok,she's not been brilliant this last couple of weeks,a knee problem that needs further investigation and possible allergic reaction to the medicine the vet gave her for it but he doesnt think so.We have to have a think whether shes come into contact with anything new,her eyes are inflamed and shes chewing her paws poor thing so shes on pills for that now Hope its a one off as it was nearly 100 yesterday,60 last time and we go again next week.We can claim some of it back as shes insured thank goodness,she needs to be being such a big dog

    Right DGS has found his spade so looks like we're off
    Enjoy your day xx
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 14th Mar 17, 1:34 PM
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    Speky good about the drive bus. Where is the flat?
    Originally posted by FurryBeastOz
    The flat is in Airdrie. Should I decide not to go for this one for whatever reason, then I'll explore Glasgow city centre. Trying to remain hopefully for the time being.
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 14th Mar 17, 1:54 PM
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    Afternoon - it's very blustery here so I took a chance and stripped the bed linen, stuck it all in the WM and it's now out on the line. There's rain threatened so I keep looking out. The sheet and pillow cases are dry so they're indoors now on the airer, the duvet cover is the thick flannelette one so it's taking a bit more time but I can't keep it hanging down. The wind is so strong it keeps getting blown over the top and tangling up - I can see me taking it in soon.

    The piles of emails have been cleared, some tricky / diplomatic wording needed, BT dealt with (again) and some other work done. Much more productive than yesterday!

    FBO - sounds bliss. I'm not a fan of skiing so used to 'fall down' near the bar to sit nursing my 'turned ankle' drinking Snow Bunnies (Tia Maira in hot milk). Still, it's lovely to be with friends and enjoying a break.

    More to do... I came here to retire and watch things happen, not be part of the happenings. Maybe Friday I can relax.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 14th Mar 17, 2:41 PM
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    FBO I'm so jealous! I'd have loved to have leaned to ski; no chance of that now, of course. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

    Tru if I was anywhere near you, I'd happily come and help; I can still wield a paintbrush; and I bet Scampi and I would get on brilliantly.

    Mr LW is at the fang farrier as I type; hopefully just a quick inspect and polish up, and no other work. *crosses fingers* I've scheduled pasta in cheese sauce for dins tonight, just in case he needs soft food.

    I got a free big bottle of washing up liquid in the post today; I have to test it for four weeks and complete an online evaluation. The downside is that I'm supposed to do ALL the washing up myself - me personally - yeah, like that'll fly! We've decided where necessary I'll run the water and put the dose of liquid in, and Mr LW will wash up stuff while I'm cooking, same as usual. Otherwise I'll still be doing washing up at bedtime!
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