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Valuer no. 2
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      4 comments

Second house evaluation today. I didn't warm as much to her as the chap yesterday but that is a minor factor. Her valuation was broadly in line with what I'd figured. Doesn't mean it's correct though. Clearly I need to get yet more valuation... Read more
Take the money or open the box?
Monday, August 20, 2018      5 comments

The Estate Agent chap turned up as arranged. We got on well. But then it's part of his job to 'get on' with people. Most of the jobs I've had have involved 'getting on' with people. So not surprising that we hit it off. His evaluation of wh... Read more
Dipping my toe
Sunday, August 19, 2018      1 comments

All week I have been sorting 'n' sifting 'n' shifting. Not to mention cleaning. Not easy. No hot water so I'm having to boil up kettles and saucepans of water. Blocked drains so I have to empty bowls and buckets in the street drain out the f... Read more
A different energy
Friday, August 17, 2018      3 comments

I've sifted and I've sorted. I've scrubbed and rubbed. "Work with me house, or work against me. Either way, I'm still going to do the best I can for you". The house seems to be relenting a little again - no further major problems. Then agai... Read more
Internet Joy
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      3 comments

Elaine called me today somewhat distressed about her sister. Once again I'm not going to go into the details. Suffice to say it's a tricky situation. In the past I've indicated to Elaine what she could do but she wasn't ready to hear it. Tod... Read more
Digging and Delving
Tuesday, August 14, 2018      0 comments

I mentioned that Sally has just lost a close friend. Sally doesn't use computers so today she called round to see if I could help her track down and get a message to a travel journalist she used to share a tenancy with. Said journalist was als... Read more
Sparkling Sunday Afternoon Tea
Monday, August 13, 2018      2 comments

It has been a busy few days. Most of which I may update you about in a blog later in the week. For now, I'll fill you in regarding The Sparkling Tea. As I previously blogged, I went along with others to help get Elaine's Garden Room ready. A... Read more
Friday, August 10, 2018      3 comments

Yes I finally did it! I managed to rally the troops into helping Elaine sort out her Garden Room ready for Sunday. It's hard because Elaine will not throw ANYTHING away. It's great that she is so totally into recycling, but some things are ju... Read more
The Rain Came
Thursday, August 09, 2018      4 comments

Eventually. The thunderstorm promised on Tuesday never arrived. Well, not in my neck of the woods. However, the temperature did drop 12 degrees between Tuesday and Wednesday though it was still warm. A further 11 degree drop today. Whic... Read more
Under Pressure
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      5 comments

I am trying to de clutter. I'm trying to get this house ready to be valued. I'm trying to deal with the electrical problems and the lack of hot water. I'm trying to deal with concerns/problems with my cats. I'm trying to eat as healthily as ... Read more
Sparkling Sunday Afternoon Tea - 1 Week to go
Sunday, August 05, 2018      4 comments

Afternoon tea. Sounds simple doesn't it? No doubt it would be if I were having a few friends round for afternoon tea at my home. Make a small selection of sandwiches based on their preferences, some scones with jam and cream, plus two or thre... Read more
Loving this heat but
Saturday, August 04, 2018      1 comments

After a brief break, the temperatures are soaring again here in Blighty. I bet you think I'm going to say something along the lines of 'it's so hot I can't get anything done' or some such eh? Nope! I'm a sun worshiper. I'm possibly a bigger ... Read more
Should I go or should I stay now........
Thursday, August 02, 2018      7 comments

It's coming to crunch time. With the various problems this house is throwing at me, and in particular the latest electrical problem, it's clear I'm not going to be able to sell in the normal way. I'm very aware that we'll be back in Court two ... Read more
The best laid plans
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      2 comments

"I'm going to stream Andy Murray's first match in the Washington Citi Open which will be on at midnight UK time", I said last night. Little did I know it was tipping down in Washington. It was the wee small hours UK time before it started. I ... Read more
The Plan
Monday, July 30, 2018      3 comments

Or plans I should say. The last few weeks the house seemed to have relented a bit. Clearly it was lulling me into a false sense of security. Now it's taunting me again by creating problems. One of the fuses on the main circuit board keep... Read more

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