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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    ZTD
    And now the fuse is lit...
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
    And now the fuse is lit... 25th Sep 17 at 6:40 PM
    Well...

    I have a house. And a mortgage. Took years and cost a fortune, as Batman said once.

    Don't talk to me about surveys (though this one at "so so" was better than many). Or surveyors (I wouldn't use this one again - seemed scared of ladders). Or vendors (though this one was great). Or estate agents (this one was truly dreadful). Or solicitors (though this one was great).

    I don't suppose this diary is going to be much about finances or mortgages, because let's face it, apart from a little kerfuffle once a month (when I get paid) nothing much seems to happen. It'll probably just being rude about things, and encouraging others to be rude too...

    Welcome aboard the mortgage diary. Hopefully it will be an express elevator to hell - going down!

    Twenty five years seems a long time otherwise...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 27th Jan 18, 9:51 AM
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    ZTD
    Yes, January has been not the best month for us.
    Originally posted by beanielou


    Never mind. It'll soon be Christmas...






    In the meanwhile, I shall stay at home and eat hair shirts...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 31st Jan 18, 10:16 PM
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    Has the wind from all those beans blown you away Mr Z?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 5th Feb 18, 10:59 PM
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    Has the wind from all those beans blown you away Mr Z?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Nope, just an unfortunate confluence of events.

    I'll be glad come April when the new holiday year starts...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Feb 18, 11:06 PM
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    Nope, just an unfortunate confluence of events.

    I'll be glad come April when the new holiday year starts...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Hope all is ok Mr Z.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 6th Feb 18, 8:53 AM
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    Look after yourself Z, you were missed.
    Retired August 2016
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 10:55 AM
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    Look after yourself Z, you were missed.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Yes, always missed
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 6th Feb 18, 8:34 PM
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    Look after yourself Z, you were missed.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I always try to look after myself.

    Well, my driving probably makes that a lie...

    Yes, always missed
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Aww...fank you both...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 6th Feb 18, 8:37 PM
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    Started the first part of clearing stuff from storage at my parents'.

    I now have a pair of speakers in the living room. I'd forgotten just how effortlessly they produced sound. But looking at them, I guess it should have been obvious...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 6th Feb 18, 10:29 PM
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    Yep, the clue is in the name, I think

    Great to get your stuff out of storage! And you have a fair bit of space, don't you? So you're not going to get crowded out?
    Retired August 2016
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 8:12 AM
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    Yep, the clue is in the name, I think

    Great to get your stuff out of storage! And you have a fair bit of space, don't you? So you're not going to get crowded out?
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Mr z wont be crowded out until the next MSE meet is at his
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 7th Feb 18, 6:24 PM
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    Mr z wont be crowded out until the next MSE meet is at his
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Really? The rest of us are going HERE .
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
    Mortgage Balance = 0
    "Do what others won't early in life so you can do what others can't later in life"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    Really? The rest of us are going HERE .
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    Bit out of my price range sadly
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 7th Feb 18, 9:13 PM
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    Yep, the clue is in the name, I think
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Oh no...don't even think all speakers are the same. I've had speakers which when they played music were indistinguishable from beating up a cardboard box with a wooden spoon...

    Great to get your stuff out of storage!
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Just those so far. I need to buy furniture like wardrobes badly...

    The speakers ironically have helped as I have my hifi on one, and a computer monitor on the other, which have helped to liberate a couple of tables.

    And you have a fair bit of space, don't you? So you're not going to get crowded out?
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I'll get more space as the number of cardboard boxes goes down. Many of them are half empty as otherwise they'd be impossible to lift.

    Mr z wont be crowded out until the next MSE meet is at his
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It'll be a long time before this place is habitable by anyone but me and my cardboard boxes...

    Really? The rest of us are going HERE .
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    I'm a bit underwhelmed at anything that has "fluffy bathrobes" as a selling point at 680 per night...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 7th Feb 18, 9:14 PM
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    I am now a member of the "wrapping paper box" bourgeois...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 9:23 PM
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    I am now a member of the "wrapping paper box" bourgeois...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Well thats it.Huff puff
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 7th Feb 18, 9:46 PM
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    Bit out of my price range sadly
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Don't worry, the only way I'll be going is if I win the Euromillions - I'll pay for your room Beanie (only a standard room, don't get carried away ).
    I'm a bit underwhelmed at anything that has "fluffy bathrobes" as a selling point at 680 per night...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    I'll strike you off my 'people to treat' list then .

    I am now a member of the "wrapping paper box" bourgeois...
    Originally posted by ZTD

    I have wrapping paper box envy . 40 euros in Spain
    Last edited by gallygirl; 07-02-2018 at 9:52 PM.
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
    Mortgage Balance = 0
    "Do what others won't early in life so you can do what others can't later in life"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 9:50 PM
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    beanielou
    Don't worry, the only way I'll be going is if I win the Euromillions - I'll pay for your room Beanie (only a standard room, don't get carried away ).

    I'll strike you off my 'people to treat' list then .



    I have wrapping box envy .
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    Thanks gallygirl

    I have wrapping box envy too
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 7th Feb 18, 11:04 PM
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    Don't worry, the only way I'll be going is if I win the Euromillions - I'll pay for your room Beanie (only a standard room, don't get carried away ).
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    It's the anti-Hotel California. You can go there any time you like, but you can never stay.

    I'll strike you off my 'people to treat' list then .
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    Oooh... a closet fluffy bathrobe fanatic...


    I have wrapping paper box envy . 40 euros in Spain
    Originally posted by gallygirl


    It's only a bit of plastic! Probably 40p in China...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 8th Feb 18, 7:56 PM
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    Well, don't know what it has been about this week, but so many people have either had a go, or at least had a dig when I've tried to be kind or helpful to them.

    But at least I've kept reasonably calm, and not starred in "Z goes Joe Pesci..."
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 8th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    You have a wrapping paper box now, Z? (I'm catching up, don't shoot me) ... tres impressive.

    Sorry people are having a go at you its not a good feeling I've ended up writing safety reminders in my diary (don't send the dragons after that person who revved up at 4.30 this morning, that sort of thing). Fluffiness, see?
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