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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 9th Nov 18, 6:17 AM
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    O/S Daily Friday 9th November
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    • 9th Nov 18, 6:17 AM
    O/S Daily Friday 9th November 9th Nov 18 at 6:17 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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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Nov 18, 9:52 AM
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    Mrs SD I thought it was only me who thinks it's odd to use electricity to find out how much electric you are saving ,not much saving in my view either

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  • E.ON Company Representative: Helena

    I haven't done anything about the increased DD yet, because my usage will go up over the winter and then I'll end up with a bigger increase in the spring. I'll keep an eye on the smart meter gadget and see how it goes. I don't usually use it, I find it weird that you have to use electricity to run the thing that shows you your usage so you can pinpoint where to cut back

    Helena Thank you I used to keep a very regular eye on readings and could predict if my DD was due to go up or down Must admit I check a lot less often now, but every now and then I get an email from Eon to say that it's going to change – the last two have both reduced so I've checked readings and it matches what Eon say. I'm sure though my review used to be sometime after winter, it just seems odd to do this now when most people's usage is about to go up. Especially with all the Christmas lights I use

    Gers Sorry things are so stressy at the moment, I hope they improve soon xx

    snoozer I'm glad Laura and Brian are OK. To take part in a study is an amazing thing to do – especially when (I would imagine) it's the last thing you'd want to do. I'm a bit in awe of them actually! xx
    But how are you? Are you OK? x

    whiteguineapig My Netflix shows are The Haunting Of Hill House, Once Upon A Time, The Good Place, Stranger Things, Designated Survivor and Santa Clarita Diet. I promise I don't sit in front of the telly all day long, I'm only watching two shows at a time I'll be binge-watching the first one on my list this weekend

    Just waiting for 10am. It feels like it will never arrive

    Originally posted by tru

    Morning tru

    You're very welcome,

    You could change the review date if you'd like to, it would mean cancelling the Direct Debit and setting it up again and might be more hassle than it's worth, but just wanted to let you know your options.

    I would just keep my eye on popping some regular reads on and the Direct Debit manager.

    The Christmas lights do sound lovely though, I love putting the tree up, although my 8 year old son does it first, then I re-do it once he's in bed

    Take care all.

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    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 9th Nov 18, 10:52 AM
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    Good Morning, everybody - everywhere still dry outdoors this morning but we've got heavy rain and strong winds forecast for later today .

    silver-oldie - thanks for starting the thread off for today. Well done on still having peppers growing and the soup sounds .
    camelot1001 - enjoy your film this evening. I've not seen either of them, but one of my favourite TV progs was 'Flint Street Nativity' - which I've got on DVD .
    nmlc - so sorry to hear about your relative. Prayers and ((((Hugs)))) for you and your family.
    tru - good idea to keep an eye on the Smart Meter - after all, that's what they're for. Hope the DD doesn't need to go up by too much.
    Nelski - the new boots sound gorgeous. I'm another with 'clumsy feet' (size 9 EEE fitting - plus still struggling with some degree of leg/foot swelling from op back in June) so have trouble finding footwear to look good. Will have to resort to my hiking boots if necessary this winter !
    bellabella - hope you manage to find a solution to your hair problem. Would a shorter style perhaps help to get your hair to look 'fuller'.
    Gers - sorry to hear about your DM being taken ill yesterday and that horrendous drive to Glasgow and back. Hope all goes well for her with whatever treatment they come up with. ((((Hugs)))) to you both.
    Organza_Lace - take care .
    Wee Midgie - hope the Hearing Aid demonstration proves useful for you. Bluetooth Music option sounds brilliant .
    Hester - hope your shopping trip goes well and that CHS can learn to get some kind of control of his 'stress levels'. Not good for somebody recovering from a stroke - and definitely NOT GOOD for those around them either - (((hugs))) for you dealing with him .
    ancientofdays - hope your day goes well
    LaineyT - enjoy your farmshop trip and visiting with Lu.
    JackieO - sounds like you've got a great couple of days ahead of you and enjoy your History Group this afternoon .
    mehefin - well done on the War Poetry Presentation - sounds like it was a great Community Event . What a shame about ScoobyMare's hoof/shoe problems - is it always the same one?
    -taff - great news about the end of the chemo and picc line .
    csarina - parking problems at hospitals is getting horrendous, isn't it - but good to hear that the appointment went well .
    MrsSD - hope all goes well for your DSis's trip to France - what a lovely man you've got to escort her like that . Enjoy your break and 'me time' for a few days .

    Hope you're recovering well, Holly. Will probably feel quite 'strange' to be out of hospital after the past couple of weeks.

    I've got no plans for the rest of the day - but may just 'potter with Henry' a bit. Friday has fast become my 'lazy day' .

    Loving ((((HUGS)))) to all who need them - especially if you're not feeling very well at this time - luv Ollie xxx
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 9th Nov 18, 11:38 AM
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    NMLC, sorry to hear a family member has passed away. Thinking of you and your family.

    Gers, you don't seem to be picking up at all - hope you improve. Also, I'm sorry that your Mum is ill again. Take care
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 9th Nov 18, 12:23 PM
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    Morning everyone,

    A very late check in for due to a change in morning routine. Today is my last day for current employer and some of us caught up for a coffee early this morning in Tim Hortons. This was only do-able because I've not taken the car as tonight is my leaving do. I don't like the fuss but it is nice to see to everyone in a more relaxed environment. It's been a great 2 years and I've came on leaps and bounds in my career during the time due to being thrown in the deep end I suppose.

    Night out tonight means I'll get the last train home at circa 11.30. Tomorrow morning is brunch at 10.30 with my cousins, then nip back to the office and collect my things for the final time before heading home, packing and getting ready for another night out with my friends from home.

    Sunday I leave for Manchester around noon to check in to my hotel and get ready for my first week in my new job. It's all go!

    Gers - Sorry to hear the news about your DM. You both sound so strong over something which can't have been easy. Whilst I'm in Glasgow for a couple more days, let me know if there's anything I can do.
    Nelski - 'kippers for feet' you always make me laugh
    Hester - I hope the surgery goes well. Thinking of you through the tough day
    Taff - That sounds like good news. Hope you're feeling ok.
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 9th Nov 18, 1:36 PM
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    Nelski - 'kippers for feet' you always make me laugh
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    Wishing you all the best for your new life Speky Enjoy your whirlwind weekend and once your settled in Manchester maybe us locals could have an OS meet and swop recipes for pie and peas
    • Gers
    • By Gers 9th Nov 18, 1:52 PM
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    Afternoon all.

    Such touching messages from folk are lovely, and thanks for the really kind offer Speky. All is under control! Hope you have a great evening.

    I dragged myself out early for the haircut, there's a large Boots across the road so I went in there next and swept up assorted potions and tablets along with more paper hankies. Next stop was the supermarket for a few things for DM. Now I'm back in bed!

    Before yesterday I was recovering well so this is just a short setback. As for DM, it'll (hopefully) be a long game as well as the end game. It'll not be tomorrow or even next month, more a gradual decline which will be unresponsive to intervention.

    On a brighter note the forecasted dreadful weather hasn't reached Glasgow yet though I think it's bouncing my place. I'm snug and warm, stinking of Olbas Oil and making the most of a lie down.

    Sorry to read about nmlcr's relative. Condolences to the family.

    Thinking about TA, Poppy, Holly and all the other poorlies -taff too. Hugs to all who want one!
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 9th Nov 18, 2:02 PM
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    Afternoon all,seems to be getting a bit breezy.
    Nmlc- so sorry for your loss x
    Gers, I hope you feel better soon,and I'm sorry to hear DM has HF,I'm sure she'll be well looked after.
    Taff-great you've come to the end of your chemo
    HH sorry you both had a stressful day
    Mehefin,poor Scoobymare & well done on the war poetry night
    Speky-enjoy your last couple of days in Glasgow & good luck in your new job next week
    Nelski- kipper feet indeed .Hope you hear from Holly soon.

    I'm going to go and sew a few more squares for my quilt in a while,I've got the house to myself,DS1 has gone to a funeral,his mates younger brother who was found dead a couple of weeks ago,so sad. He suddenly remembered he hadnt got a card so I offered to make one,then thought I might as well do a few while all the stuff was out ,so need to finish putting that away before I sew .

    There is beef in red wine for tea,in the sc. to make it easier - DS2 might be a bit late as he has got DGS parents evening after school and then has to pick DGD up.Not sure when DS1 will be back,the funeral isnt in our town.

    Hugs to anyone feeling under the weather xx
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 9th Nov 18, 3:08 PM
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    Hi all, sorry for the latish post.
    Yesterday went quite well, but I don't know who we took to the hospital because Dad was Prince Charming to all and sundry. We now have to see the consultant next Wednesday for the results.
    Today we, in our infinite wisdom, decided to take apart DD's old bed. Easy Peasy ........ fat chance of that ! It has taken us most of the day to dismantle the gubbins ( it was an electric adjustable bed and weighed a ton ) and do a tip trip . Mr Fix It needed to keep all the electrics too, but they are still bagged up in the bedroom waiting to be suitably re-homed .
    The meter reader called round too so we should have our bills ( dual fuel ) in a week or so.
    This afternoon DD called in for a coffee on her way to the Drs surgery. We will speak later as to how she got on.
    Tea tonight will be chicken portions and chips.
    NMLC my sincere condolences to you and the family.
    Gers I am really sorry to read of your DM's diagnosis. Please take care of yourself too and I hope you get rid of the cough soon.
    -taff last of the chemo and the removal of the picc line.
    Mehefin hope you, MrsM and the animals are ok in this weather. I presume your area is on a yellow weather warning too.
    Speky enjoy your last day and the after party. Good luck in your new job. I hope you won't abandon us and update us from time to time.
    Nelski if you have kipper feet mine must be pilchards still in the tin
    OllieB my feet are narrow 4s and shrinking, but I can still fall over them at the drop of a hat
    MrsSD enjoy your "me" time, jealous moi ? you bet !!
    JackieO and MrsSD I agree with you about the electric/ smart meter. I got fed up with my company trying to push a s-meter down my throat. At least they have stopped phoning and just send mail now
    TA, Holly and Poppy you are in my thoughts.
    Hester special hugs for you.

    I shall send healing vibes to the poorly and hugs to everyone.
    My goodness it's become so dark I'll have to put the light on . We're on a weather warning for this weekend.

    Take care all and stay safe.
    nan xx
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 9th Nov 18, 3:23 PM
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    nmlc I am so sorry for your loss.

    Gers sorry to hear about your Mum; i hope she's at least comfortable.

    I haven't done anything about the increased DD yet, because my usage will go up over the winter and then I'll end up with a bigger increase in the spring. I'll keep an eye on the smart meter gadget and see how it goes. I don't usually use it, I find it weird that you have to use electricity to run the thing that shows you your usage so you can pinpoint where to cut back

    Helena Thank you I used to keep a very regular eye on readings and could predict if my DD was due to go up or down Must admit I check a lot less often now, but every now and then I get an email from Eon to say that it's going to change – the last two have both reduced so I've checked readings and it matches what Eon say. I'm sure though my review used to be sometime after winter, it just seems odd to do this now when most people's usage is about to go up. Especially with all the Christmas lights I use
    Originally posted by tru
    Aarrgghh - we've had this very convo with E-on. Blummin nuisance - we asked them to leave the credit there and leave the direct debit alone, but they'd have none of it. Problem is our review date being October. If it was down to me, I'd take the steps Helena mentioned to change it to March, but the damn account's in Mr Wolf's name, and he cba to cancel and re-do the Direct Debit, so I just have to juggle numbers to account for it.

    Oh well, at least they can't force a smart meter on us (like we thought was going to be the case at one point). We don't want one, and that's an end of it.
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    • Bozwood
    • By Bozwood 9th Nov 18, 4:23 PM
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    Hi. Later posting from me I haven been working today and now have my feet up. Not a lot needs doing we are having Chinese for tea and dh will pick it up when he finishes work. Most of the washing is done as school today was non uniform so I washed it all on Thursday night .
    Tomorrow I am having a much needed haircut not sure what else we have planned for the weekend shopping needed but I would like to use up more off the stuff that’s in the freezer
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Nov 18, 5:11 PM
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    Good evening chums nice afternoon at History as usual and a delicious HM cake and cuppa as well

    Managed to polish off all the ironing this morning as well as the hoovering so the weekend is free and tomorrow morning I shall do a bit of baking then feet up until I go to eldest DDs for dinner around 6.00p.m.

    Forecast is grotty for tonight so as soon as either Dd or son-in-law gets here I am off to get tucked up indoors in the warm.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend and keeps warm and dry if possible
    Speky have a great weekend and good luck with your new life in Mancland greatcity and smashing people and Bury Market is amazing

    JackieO xxx
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    • WeeMidgie
    • By WeeMidgie 9th Nov 18, 7:05 PM
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    Gers, I well remember when it became apparent that my dear mum's condition moved to palliative care and like you, I was the one on the spot. Please be kind to yourself over the coming weeks and months, glad to hear you've gone back to bed and resting up with Olbas oil and tissues to hand.

    Well the technology is utterly a-maazing these days and it was an emotional moment when I realised the amount of gain (increase in ability to hear) with the demo aids. I'd done my homework and knew that a newer model has just been released and said I will be happy to wait until it can be provided, which should be later this month. Best feature is in ear receivers, no tubes, just a barely noticeable wire leading to very small behind the ear aids, metallic finish, no ugly shiny flesh coloured plastic, hurrah, and no hurty ear moulds, hallelujah! I really didn't want to hand the demo aids back as my world returned to being very quiet again. But not for long!

    I'm already eyeing up Bluetooth enabled CD radio players... Having wireless sound direct to the aids will be transformative. Like the difference between black and white TV and colour. I think overall I'll be a lot happier
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 9th Nov 18, 8:05 PM
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    Gers sorry to hear about your DM. I hope you are feeling a bit better and it was just the extra travel that set you back. Be kind to yourself.
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    • elona
    • By elona 9th Nov 18, 10:11 PM
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    I am so sorry for your loss.


    Take care of yourself and get better soon and I am sorry about your Mum's news.

    Still feel a bit wobbly so had an early night last night and a decent sleep which helped. Stayed home and warm and dry today and did some cooking and baking. I did not have porridge oats so could not make proper twinks but substituted seeds and nuts and ended up with over two dozen cookies which are now in the freezer. I also made beef casserole and chicken soup so had a productive day.

    Middle dd is coming over for a bite to eat tomorrow around five and then going out to a friend's birthday party and then staying overnight so looking forward to that. I will phone older DD tomorrow and see whether she prefers me to pop in to York tomorrow or Sunday for a coffee and a catch up.


    Good luck with the new job and the move.

    Hugs to all
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 9th Nov 18, 10:20 PM
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    Speky, hope everything goes well with your exciting move!
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    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 10th Nov 18, 6:05 AM
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