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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 11th May 18, 4:24 AM
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    Old Style Daily Friday 11th May 2018
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    • 11th May 18, 4:24 AM
    Old Style Daily Friday 11th May 2018 11th May 18 at 4:24 AM
    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’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’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’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.
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 11th May 18, 11:23 AM
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    Csarina if the subfloor is affected under the vinyl it should be part of the reparation work by the council. If they decide to refit, ask if you can have the extra cupboards before offering to pay - they may include them in their costs & the work may well be a claim on their own (or their contractors) insurance.

    Have a lovely break xx
    Originally posted by Floss

    Floss the hardboard was not fitted by the council, we had it fitted because the floor in the kitchen was full of nails you could not hammer in, the contractor would not fit the vinyl. It depends on how far back the hard board is damaged what happens, but what ever I am going to have to have new vinyl put down, which means I am going to have to have all the appliances out of the kitchen anyway.

    I am struggling with what to have done to be honest. The sink will have to be replaced by the council, but the units in the kitchen are no longer available. The chap has kept the doors and drawer fronts and will put them back on, but that means that the sides and edges will be possibly white, where as now they are the same colour as the units. Am I going to be able to live with that? I just do not know.......if we had a new kitchen fitted with the council paying for the sink unit I could redesign it so I get more cupboard and drawer space.........but can I stand having the mess and the sitting room turned into a junk room.

    There is also the possibilty that the work top will be damaged which means neww work tops in the whole kitchen...aarrgg..............
    • Floss
    • By Floss 11th May 18, 12:34 PM
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    I think maybe try not to think too hard while on your holiday, and ask to meet with council chaps when you are back home to discuss the options & what they are going to do...tbh if a leak in their property caused the problem then they should fix & repair/replace all affected xx
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 11th May 18, 3:20 PM
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    Welcome Lindsay.
    Your dog looks cute, Judi

    Went to see mother yesterday.She pretends to be asleep but managed to drink a cup of tea and eat two biscuits, didn't talk.

    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 11th May 18, 3:41 PM
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    Hello lovelies, how is everyone today ?
    We had to go into town this morning to the bank and the £ shop for some sterilising liquid. Then Mr Fix It needed to get an oil filter for the car, as he is changing the oil on Sunday. I have also done a load in the WM and it has dried, even though the weather is overcast, it is very breezy.
    Mr Fix It has printed me out our holiday list, ohhh I just love a list . Whereas before I could do our 'van list on auto pilot, nowadays I'm bound to forget something really important, hence the check list .
    This afternoon I have done the ironing, not quite all of it, but enough for our holiday next week. ( I promised myself a bar of turkish delight this evening, if I did the said ironing . )
    Tea tonight will be HM chicken fried rice and curry sauce.
    Holly if you go a wandering through time again please call round my way. I would love to see into the future/past . ( P.S. it doesn't take a lot to make me go round the bend..... I'm half way there already )
    Nelski enjoy your spa weekend. Maybe some gentle swimming may ease your hip a little. By the way when are you going in for your op ?
    Dumpling don't worry about bringing the thread down, you post away. We all have days like that and the support on here is second to none. Sending extra hugs to you and happy birthday wishes to your DGS.
    Hope everyone is having a good Friday.
    Take care and hugs to all.
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th May 18, 5:03 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Just a quick pop in to say I fully endorse nannywindow’s comment to dumpling

    Popping out again

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