Wednesday, 12 July 2006

cyber country-and-western

Thank you for the flea-advice. I think we are going with the 'count how much money we have after the wierd first-slug (unfortunate word - they are HUGE) mortgage payments come out and they buy new ones if we possibly can' approach. *shudders and scratches*.

Apologies for not commenting, or indeed, reading anyone else's blog at the moment; I will be back in the cyberworld-proper next week I think ... when the boxes have disappeared :).

HOWEVER, good news!

The engineer came today and climbed the telephone pole opposite the house, declined a cup of tea and then phoned me from the exchange to tell me that in a couple of days, we should have a 2M broadband connection. Yay!

Also, I have met the Post Delivery Lady and had a conversation with the Bin Men. They were apparently running a bit late today, because they went a different route, just for a bit of a change. Bin Men in our old area could barely walk and talk at the same time, and if they could didn't really want to engage with you; presumably because they were all fed up with handling used needles and things; so it made my day. It's the simple things in life ... .

Yesterday we discovered that our open fire had a back-boiler. I found a leaflet from Dunsley Heating Appliances and did a little research. And then I phoned the incredibly helpful people at Dunsley, who recommended that I go away and fill it with water to see if it leaked - because if they have a fire lit underneath them when they're empty, it warps the plates.

We put four gallons of water in before it started to trickle out.

Ooops.

And today, the Removal Guys did a final run out from Wallasey with my plant pots, which filled the entire floor of their luton van - and then they went with B to collect the greenhouse that the vendor we bought this house from wanted to get rid of from her new house. Score!

I go to drink a glass of wine sat on the bench outside, and watch the buzzards.

23 comments:

  1. Damn those fleas. I feel your pain/itch. Apart from that abomination, yes, I said it, sounds like everything is coming along nicely.

    *yay*

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  2. Damn those fleas. I feel your pain/itch. Apart from that abomination, yes, I said it, sounds like everything is coming along nicely.

    *yay*

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  3. how did i ever cope with dial up?

    a glass and buzzards ah bliss

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  4. A glass of wine on a bench outside your home in the country and birds of prey to watch.


    Obviously I'm not jealous at all.

    *stumps off to sit on pile of breeze blocks left by builders to watch the sparrows*

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  5. how did i ever cope with dial up?

    a glass and buzzards ah bliss

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  6. A glass of wine on a bench outside your home in the country and birds of prey to watch.


    Obviously I'm not jealous at all.

    *stumps off to sit on pile of breeze blocks left by builders to watch the sparrows*

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  7. Oh dear!

    I hope the water didn't make too much of a mess! LOL

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  8. Oh dear!

    I hope the water didn't make too much of a mess! LOL

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  9. *makes resolution to get on with own plans to move*

    Well done!

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  10. *makes resolution to get on with own plans to move*

    Well done!

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  11. Oh I sympathise: we were dialling up for a week A WEEK! when we moved and I just didn't know what to do with myself.
    We had a flea infestation once and got rid of it quite simply though I can't remember what the product was called - it came from the vet and was just a spray. The eggs apparently lie dormant in carpets until they feel the vibrations of walking warm-blooded things then all hatch at once (this doesn't apply in your case, clearly, as the house hasn't been empty, but an interesting flea-fact nonetheless).
    Isn't it lovely to be rural? (Are you Cheshire or Shropshire. Or Wales?)

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  12. Oh I sympathise: we were dialling up for a week A WEEK! when we moved and I just didn't know what to do with myself.
    We had a flea infestation once and got rid of it quite simply though I can't remember what the product was called - it came from the vet and was just a spray. The eggs apparently lie dormant in carpets until they feel the vibrations of walking warm-blooded things then all hatch at once (this doesn't apply in your case, clearly, as the house hasn't been empty, but an interesting flea-fact nonetheless).
    Isn't it lovely to be rural? (Are you Cheshire or Shropshire. Or Wales?)

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  13. Leave off with the boxes and tell us what's going to happen with the garden. Its late in the summer! Things need planted!

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  14. Leave off with the boxes and tell us what's going to happen with the garden. Its late in the summer! Things need planted!

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  15. PS Back boilers. Do tell. We have a wood-burning stove that I was assured can be used to run heating and hot water, yet our kindly vendors left zero information about anything. Where might I find the boiler if there was such a thing? Would it be obvious? If I don't have a back boiler (we have a normal combi usually) how might it work?
    Note you are now my appointed expert.

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  16. PS Back boilers. Do tell. We have a wood-burning stove that I was assured can be used to run heating and hot water, yet our kindly vendors left zero information about anything. Where might I find the boiler if there was such a thing? Would it be obvious? If I don't have a back boiler (we have a normal combi usually) how might it work?
    Note you are now my appointed expert.

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  17. What an exciting time - I hope you have the carrot whisky on tap :o)

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  18. Did you say greenhouse??? I am so envious! Everything seems to be coming together well, except for that back boiler part which I must confess I didn't fully understand, but it didn't sound too good...

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  19. Did you say greenhouse??? I am so envious! Everything seems to be coming together well, except for that back boiler part which I must confess I didn't fully understand, but it didn't sound too good...

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  20. I'm surprised you even have time to blog!

    And boxes - you mean they'll be gone by next week? 3 years later and we still have a few boxes....

    Brilliant stuff. Sounds like the right move that's for sure.

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  21. I'm surprised you even have time to blog!

    And boxes - you mean they'll be gone by next week? 3 years later and we still have a few boxes....

    Brilliant stuff. Sounds like the right move that's for sure.

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  22. "I go to drink a glass of wine sat on the bench outside, and watch the buzzards"

    You've adjusted to country life already! I love to sit outisde in the evening and watch the birds. I don't think we have buzzards though, I do see a kestrel most days though.

    Lisa - back boilers are usually behind the fire. Ours was anyway, and I'm guessing it was typical. It didn't work very well though, so we have a standard gas boiler now.

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  23. "I go to drink a glass of wine sat on the bench outside, and watch the buzzards"

    You've adjusted to country life already! I love to sit outisde in the evening and watch the birds. I don't think we have buzzards though, I do see a kestrel most days though.

    Lisa - back boilers are usually behind the fire. Ours was anyway, and I'm guessing it was typical. It didn't work very well though, so we have a standard gas boiler now.

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