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Half the members opposite
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      5 comments

If I were an American Citizen, I'm damn clear on how I'd vote in your forthcoming election.  However, I'm not so I won't bother you with my irrelevant would be voting intentions.  I imagine most of you are equally sure of how you intend to vote ... Read more
Food for Thought
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      6 comments

I went to look at the second house today as arranged, and oh my - does it need a lot of work doing.  As soon as I walked in I could smell damp even through my mask.  The boiler is ancient and almost certainly doesn't work, the electrics were mod... Read more
Round and round I go
Monday, September 28, 2020      5 comments

I altered my grocery order - added in some fresh fruit and veg 'cos I was waiting to see what I needed.  Still no frozen stuff though as I'm determined to run down the old second hand fridge/freezer.  Which is why for dinner this evening I figur... Read more
Time to make a plan
Sunday, September 27, 2020      5 comments

I had a young man come round today to give me an estimate for the flooring in my main living area.  He seemed very pleasant and methodical plus the estimate was around what I was expecting.  I'm still in the process of obtaining quotes for all t... Read more
A Knotty Problem
Saturday, September 26, 2020      7 comments

I rang the Agent about the property I mentioned yesterday.  Seemingly there is already an offer on the place but the Vendor has asked the Agent to keep marketing it. Which suggests the offer is under the asking price. And/or there's some doubt... Read more
Here we go again
Friday, September 25, 2020      5 comments

Having whittled down my list of potential houses to look at, I planned on contacting the various Estate Agents today to arrange viewing appointments.  First though I needed to check with Peetee what sort of time he expected to be here on Thursda... Read more
Spreadsheet Delight
Thursday, September 24, 2020      4 comments

Well, maybe not delight.  I mean, spreadsheets aren't exactly exciting are they?  Unless you're an accountant I suppose.  Then they may float your boat I guess.  Perhaps I should have said 'Spreadsheet Satisfaction'? We have various free si... Read more
Yes, no, maybe, I don't know
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      6 comments

Can you repeat the question? I've been getting valuations on Base Camp for three reasons: 1) The Ex Worker [?] Friend and I had an agreement based on how much value would be added to the house once it was completed.  Now he has reneged... Read more
Bewildered at Base Camp
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      6 comments

Weighed in yesterday and I'd LOST 1lb 4oz.  Yippee you all say.  And yippee I say too.  I'm all for yippee ing as much as possible and will join in a good yippee at the slightest excuse.  But once we've all finished yippee ing, can you tell me h... Read more
Sunday, September 20, 2020      7 comments

Elaine called me with very sad news.  One of The Brunch Bunch - Jackie, has died. Jackie was a recent member of The Brunch Bunch though Elaine had known her for over 40 years.  Jackie was a local Councillor until 2019 and I first knew her in th... Read more
Saturday, September 19, 2020      5 comments

I've never been a planner.  I don't mean to say that I never plan,arrange, organise things.  Just that I didn't have a plan for my life.  Honestly, some people seem to come out of the womb knowing what they want to be when they 'grow up' and by ... Read more
I didn't get where I am today
Friday, September 18, 2020      5 comments

By careful planning and following a 'road map'.  Especially not in the last five years or so.  Although you could say it was single mindedness in the last few years that DID actually get me to where I am now.  I've been asked to blog about how I... Read more
Tiz Turns the Tables
Thursday, September 17, 2020      6 comments

Me - Oy! Team, where are you? The Team - We're right here. Me - I want a word with you lot. The Team - OK. Me - In fact I've got a bone to pick. The Team - Pick away. Me - How come you're all so willing to trash me ... Read more
The Team Trash Tiz
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      4 comments

I didn't weigh myself Monday.  I didn't forget, or not bother - on the contrary, I stepped onto the scales as usual.  Beep - 'Lo' they told me.  Referring to the batteries and not my weight, unfortunately.  So I charged the batteries and weighed... Read more
Elaine's Visit
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      6 comments

Amazingly, given how late [early?] it was when we arrived at Base Camp, both Elaine and I were up shortly after 9 a.m  Elaine was woken by her dogs wanting to have a pee.  Despite having stayed up even later to watch the tennis, I just woke up a... Read more

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