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« Reply #2370 on: November 28, 2010, 07:29:28 PM »

Caz- I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I lost one a couple of years ago to kidney failure. It was one of the saddest things I've ever seen.
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« Reply #2371 on: November 29, 2010, 07:46:56 AM »

Anybody looking for a new TV? I've been obsessing about which one to buy for over a year now and I finally found the perfect deal. There are a few left if anybody's interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170569559045&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Broke as I am it's very hard to rationalize spending 1,000 on a TV. This was actually supposed to be a joint gift for me and my wife from last year. I started out thinking I'd spend like 500, but after staring at all the figures and comparing prices the numbers stopped seeming so large. I guess that's why they do it. I figure if I can sell all the other stuff in the bundle I will only have spent about 900-1,000. So, yay!!!  cheers That's over with. Now I just have to worry about finding stuff for everybody else.
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« Reply #2372 on: November 29, 2010, 08:20:23 AM »

My husband and I put a strict spending limit of £5 total on gifts for each other. We've stuck to that for years. It works and is such a relief! All that stressing over gifts is a thing of the past. We spend a bit more on the kids, but not huge amounts. Any cash over goes on food and booze.
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« Reply #2373 on: November 29, 2010, 08:53:56 AM »

When we spent 600 smackers on a one week school ski trip for our son we realized we could spend the same on year-long subs to fitness centres for each other. So that's been our Crimbo present to each other for the last 20 years. Of course I'm still expected to fill her stocking, so to speak.
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« Reply #2374 on: November 29, 2010, 09:22:59 AM »

.....Of course I'm still expected to fill her stocking, so to speak.
.... good thing it only comes once a year!
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« Reply #2375 on: November 29, 2010, 01:49:16 PM »

Thanks Jsorensen, Geoff and Fnord. I miss the little blighter, the place seem kinda empty without her.

Finally got to do some work today. It was one degree above freezing and they said it was okay to build one of the boundary walls. Funny how many rules get broken when it serves a purpose. 
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« Reply #2376 on: November 29, 2010, 09:26:04 PM »

.....Of course I'm still expected to fill her stocking, so to speak.
.... good thing it only comes once a year!

 


Me and the hubby are focusing only on the kid's presents this year. We spent a lot of money on our honeymoon last May, so it's only fair the kids get spoiled a little now!
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« Reply #2377 on: December 01, 2010, 04:29:29 AM »

I try not to go on about the snow because all my friends' Facebook updates are about the bloody weather, but this morning...wow!  It's literally this deep outside my front door:
 
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Here (give or take a couple of cm  Wink

I honestly don't remember seeing it this deep before.  Cor!  When I opened my front door to check, a lady was walking down the street so I had a chat with her and she said there're no buses or anything, and the lady I'd be working with today (in the café section of the gallery) called to say she wasn't in, so I probably shouldn't bother going in either.  Also just chatted to another lady I work with and she's trying to reach the gallery to double-check if we should go in, but no one's answering yet and there should be someone there already.  Impromptu day off?  Don't mind if I do!
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« Reply #2378 on: December 01, 2010, 08:18:13 AM »

It's snowing here, too, but it's just a few piddly little flakes that make the grass look as though it has dandruff...  rolleyes
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« Reply #2379 on: December 01, 2010, 08:22:33 AM »

Steady snow here. I trudged through it all to get to the dentist this morning. None of the dental nurses had been able to get through, as many of the roads are blocked and the trains aren't running, but at least the dentist was there and fixed my broken tooth. Hurrah! Then trudged back through more snow. This is my backyard at the moment. Very severe dandruff:



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« Reply #2380 on: December 01, 2010, 08:42:33 AM »

I wish we had snow today; supposed to have rain and a wicked wind all day...  Angry

I'm glad you were able to get your tooth fixed, Delph.  smiley
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« Reply #2381 on: December 01, 2010, 08:52:08 AM »

Beautiful sunny day here in the west country. Clear blue skies, bit of a chilll in the air, but the blackbirds are feeding on the lawn, the dog's relaxing in a patch of sunlight coming through the window, and I'm about to go on a two hour conference call.

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« Reply #2382 on: December 01, 2010, 01:33:46 PM »

We've had hardly any. I'm really disappointed, more than the kids, actually. I'm currently working about twenty miles from home, in the middle of nowhere, and it's all B roads to get there. The client said the last harsh weather we had, back in January/Feb, the ice on the hill outside had left them cut off for eleven days. It was snowing hard when we got there yesterday, but as the day went on it was thawing as quickly as it hit the ground. We've had no more since, but it's been perishing cold.

What I'd like to see is a good two or three feet of the white stuff, plus high winds. That should shut everything down for at least two weeks. Nice afro
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« Reply #2383 on: December 01, 2010, 01:55:30 PM »

No, not nice. I haven't earned a penny this week. I only earn money if my music pupils can get to me. As I'm completely cut off, they can't.  Angry I'm sending lots of subs off in the hope of making up the shortfall, but we all know how hit and miss that can be.
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« Reply #2384 on: December 01, 2010, 05:20:32 PM »

Found an old song of mine tucked away on my hard drive. It precedes the days of CDs and you can hear a bit of mobile phone interference as I transferred it (years ago) from cassette to digital. Haven't written a song in decades (bit like my story-writing huh) but I thought I'd post it on t'interweb for posterity and highlight it here as I know there are a few muso's in the cafe.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9944090

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