Monday, 10 July 2006

dial-up smells of wet alsation

To answer everyone's comments/questions/taunts seperately would make this a very long post, so here is a short version .... :).

Thank you to everyone for all the good wishes. We really appreciate them - particularly because we woke up this morning to the beautiful quiet and a lack of screaming police sirens, turned to each other and said more or less in unison "My God! What have we done? ...." :).

Rhys / Steg - yes, there is broadband. I *think* it is 2M. At least, that's what we are paying for, as that is what our old contract was. I will be having words if it isn't. I think the last few days might have illustrated that I have the beginnings of an internet addiction; I've been missing it quite badly ...

Carol / Jamie / Singaporegrrl
- No pictures yet - too traumatic to attempt to load them up. But I have taken some and they are ready and waiting.

Milt / Peasant / Steg
- the shelves are straight. Unfortunately, the walls aren't and it looks a bit peculiar.

We have been to explore Oswestry today and have come back with a cat-flap. B is fitting it as I type and I should go and help him.

In other news: the alsation had fleas. The carpets are *disgusting* and I am actually covered in bites. Tea-tree oil spray may not be enough ... .

I go to hold screws ...

10 comments:

  1. If you can find it over there, I just used something called Fleabusters. I had to get it at the vet's, and it cost $47 US for a 3 pound container. Then you have to work really hard to brush it completely into your carpets, and work it down into the space behind the cushions on your furniture. But you know what?--the stuff works! The active ingredient is orthoboric acid. I don't know what the "ortho" part is, but boric acid is very benign to humans, and a very effective bug repellent.

    The quiet sounds lovely. (Didn't mean that as a pun, sorry.)

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  2. If you can find it over there, I just used something called Fleabusters. I had to get it at the vet's, and it cost $47 US for a 3 pound container. Then you have to work really hard to brush it completely into your carpets, and work it down into the space behind the cushions on your furniture. But you know what?--the stuff works! The active ingredient is orthoboric acid. I don't know what the "ortho" part is, but boric acid is very benign to humans, and a very effective bug repellent.

    The quiet sounds lovely. (Didn't mean that as a pun, sorry.)

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  3. There is an equivalent to Fleabusters here. I don't think it costs anywhere as much though, but it works a treat especially if you hire one of those steam cleaners afterwards and give the carpets a good going over (ooh, I sound like my Mum LOL) I can't rememeber the name but ask in a vets they will know what you want.

    We had to do this when we got our oldest dog, he was crawling with fleas (rescued from a rather odd and possibly drug addled family) and the things got everywhere. Oh, it was horrid, truly horrid, which is why you have my deepest sympathies.

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  4. There is an equivalent to Fleabusters here. I don't think it costs anywhere as much though, but it works a treat especially if you hire one of those steam cleaners afterwards and give the carpets a good going over (ooh, I sound like my Mum LOL) I can't rememeber the name but ask in a vets they will know what you want.

    We had to do this when we got our oldest dog, he was crawling with fleas (rescued from a rather odd and possibly drug addled family) and the things got everywhere. Oh, it was horrid, truly horrid, which is why you have my deepest sympathies.

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  5. "I think...I have the beginnings of an internet addiction" - my mind reels with sarcastic replies!

    Kate has a good idea about the steam cleaner, or you could buy a Vax which worked for me.

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  6. "I think...I have the beginnings of an internet addiction" - my mind reels with sarcastic replies!

    Kate has a good idea about the steam cleaner, or you could buy a Vax which worked for me.

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  7. Ooo-er. We were rather optimisitic about the carpets here before we moved in. Once in just knew there was only one thing and we pulled them up and got rid of them and with it the multitude of smells. Joy. But the manky floorboards underneath weren't and we lived on hardboard pinned down for ages before we could get the carpets done.

    But otherwise -hooray! You are in :-)

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  8. Ooo-er. We were rather optimisitic about the carpets here before we moved in. Once in just knew there was only one thing and we pulled them up and got rid of them and with it the multitude of smells. Joy. But the manky floorboards underneath weren't and we lived on hardboard pinned down for ages before we could get the carpets done.

    But otherwise -hooray! You are in :-)

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  9. Arse. How tiresome. We had fleas courtesy of a secondhand sofabed in our last house. It was a complete bummer, and we ended up having the house sprayed by a scary flea man twice. TWICE. Bring out the big guns, I say.

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  10. When we moved in to our place 10 years ago the owner had conveniently removed half of the fitted carpets, but the remaining ones where flea ridden. Disregard the cost and pull up the blighters, do it fast, its the only way to really get rid of the nasty things.

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