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Had me a visitor
Friday, September 20, 2019      7 comments

Back home I used to have my French doors open whenever I was in during the day.  Until the weather got really cold of course.  The weather has generally been good here until now so I've mostly had the back door open.  Today I had a visitor.  A r... Read more
Joys of T'internet
Thursday, September 19, 2019      6 comments

That there tinternet is jolly useful doncha think?  You can find trades people, get directions, order groceries, take away's, clothes, electrical equipment and lord knows what else.  Stream Tennis. Bid for bargains on eBay.  Stay in touch via e... Read more
Out of the frying pan.................
Wednesday, September 18, 2019      8 comments

.................. and into the fire? Plumber/boiler chap turned up today pretty much bang on time.  We got on well and he was very organised and seemed to know what he was doing.  The gas meter passed the checks though he said it's old so ... Read more
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      5 comments

Got three quotes on getting the boiler checked and the hot water back on.  It probably would be OK to just switch it on but if I do and it goes wrong, it would invalidate my insurance so worth getting a plumber in.  One quoted nearly a hundred p... Read more
Meet Marie
Monday, September 16, 2019      6 comments

Marie the Microwave.  Just like the Marie it's named after, there's more to it than meets the eye because it's not just a microwave.  It's a combina... Read more
Sunday, September 15, 2019      5 comments

That's the kind of day it has been.  I had thought I'd take a walk along to the river but the weather was grey and grungy - not a walking by the river type of day.  Certainly not for a first visit anyway.  Besides, I keep realising more and more... Read more
Busing it
Saturday, September 14, 2019      9 comments

I never used buses back home.  Not since youngest son was about 10 and on a Friday I'd walk to his school [a couple of miles or so away] then we'd go into the supermarket and get the bus home.  That was 12 years ago!  Otherwise I waked almost ev... Read more
Home Alone
Friday, September 13, 2019      6 comments

It has to say the least been a challenging couple of days.  The Worker Friend and I arrived here middayish yesterday - the earliest I could get the keys.  We brought various bits and bobs in from his van and then he asked me "so what do you thin... Read more
Scintillating at Sixty - so I bought a house
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      11 comments

7 months to go.  Until I'm scintillating at sixty that is. As far as the house goes - I've bought it.  We completed the legal stuff today.  We've loaded some of the bags etc with my most immediate needs in The Worker Friend's van and we are... Read more
Tuesday, September 10, 2019      9 comments

The vendors have finally confirmed to my solicitor that completion can go ahead tomorrow on the 'auction house'.  We're not sure what time though so The Worker Friend and I have decided we're probably better off arranging to collect the keys Thu... Read more
One step at a time
Saturday, September 07, 2019      8 comments

I paid the deposit on the auction house yesterday and we exchanged contracts.  I also paid the remainder into my solicitor's holding account but there wasn't time to complete the sale yesterday.  Hopefully it will all be done on Monday.  No goin... Read more
On the verge
Thursday, September 05, 2019      8 comments

I'm still at The Worker Friend's place which is longer than I expected.  So far it's working OK.  He even set up my computer for me on a little table which means I can stay in contact and have documents etc sent to me.  Exceedingly useful as I'v... Read more
What a difference a day makes
Monday, September 02, 2019      12 comments

Big news today. The previous mortgage company still haven't given a final redemption figure so the solicitor suggested they pay me the bulk of the money but hang onto more than they think necessary to clear the old mortgage until it can all be ... Read more
The Last Day
Saturday, August 31, 2019      10 comments

It was insane. We were working like Trojans to salvage what we could in the time remaining. In the end we were just shoving what we could in carrier bags and sticking them in the van. Sally spent Thursday evening door knocking at neighb... Read more
1 day - somewhat late posting
Thursday, August 29, 2019      7 comments

A mad hectic bitty day but we're nearly done now. Just as well considering we only have tomorrow morning [well later this morning to be precise]. This evening my friends Suepee and Yoko came round. They brought wine and nibbles and we sat in ... Read more

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