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Griff 07-04-2014 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 903711)

Oh and there is the small matter of Le Tour going through tomorrow.
Colour me excited.


monster 07-04-2014 11:47 AM

it's blooming glorious here today. sunny, not humid, hot but not too hot. perfect. And I learned that the firework king is fully loaded and ready to dazzle us all tonight :)

Carruthers 07-06-2014 09:39 AM

I've finished painting the fence. Yippee!

It's not even our fence but we have to look at it so I asked the neighbour if he had any objections if I gave it a coat of preservative.

The panels are about 8' x 6' and were fairly easy to do with a 4" brush. Unfortunately, the disposable coverall I bought didn't breathe and so even on a middling warm day I soon developed my own personal sauna.

Not at all pleasant.

The trellis along the top is a fiddly pain in the arse of a job and has to be done with attention to detail and a 1" brush. Not too warm this morning and not raining. Job completed. :thumb:

And another entry in the credit side of life's ledger. I won 50 ($85) on the Premium Bonds.

Life is good. Well, up to a point. Still plenty of time for the forces of darkness to strike before the day is done.:rolleyes:

fargon 07-06-2014 10:02 AM

Must see pix of the fence or it didn't happen. Congrats on winning the money.

orthodoc 07-06-2014 08:47 PM

I saw a bit of the Tour de France today on TV and thought of you, Sundae. York to Sheffield ... did it go near your neck of the woods?

Happy tonight because I finished another revision of the neurotox article I'm supposed to submit by September, and which is irritating me to the point of giving me hives. Sent it off to my superior in WV and will hope for a thumbs-up. I had to rewrite the entire thing to make it less 'scholarly' and more practical. Live and learn ...

And happy because I finished my first week at the new job and have a new week to look forward to. Tons of work and meetings, but this is not a negative. I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.

limey 07-07-2014 11:19 AM

You've not been paying attention, Ortho! Go to the Yorkshire thread immediately to see Sundae's report. Oh, and you're on report, yourself!

Sent by thought transference

Sheldonrs 07-07-2014 03:35 PM

What's making me happy today is in a few hours, I'll be at the Cher concert and the opening act is Cyndi Lauper. :-)

elSicomoro 07-07-2014 03:36 PM

That doesn't sound like a queen at all. ;-)

Sheldonrs 07-08-2014 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by elSicomoro (Post 903913)
That doesn't sound like a queen at all. ;-)

Would it make it sound more queenish if I mentioned there were about 2000 guys on Grindr at the concert? lol

Carruthers 07-08-2014 10:37 AM

Finished trimming the hedge, so that's another horticultural chore disposed of.

I used to use a flea powered electric trimmer but managed, on two occasions, to cut the cable.
Thankfully the RCD did its stuff and the dubious thrill of 240 volts up the Carruthers left arm was avoided. Twice.
For this relief, much thanks.

A couple of years ago I decided that enough was enough and bought a petrol trimmer. It was worth every penny. (Thank you Mr Kawasaki:thumb:)
The cutting head is almost twice as long as that on the electric jobby, and a damn sight more powerful.
OK, I know there's an element of big boys toys at work here, but so far I have avoided the temptation to set course for British Columbia and fell a stand of Giant Redwoods. ;)

footfootfoot 07-08-2014 10:52 AM

"Leading a horticulture one chore at a time."

Gravdigr 07-08-2014 12:29 PM

Please not to be culturing mah hores.

DanaC 07-08-2014 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 903980)
Please not to be culturing mah hores.


orthodoc 07-08-2014 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by limey (Post 903887)
You've not been paying attention, Ortho! Go to the Yorkshire thread immediately to see Sundae's report. Oh, and you're on report, yourself!

Sent by thought transference

Aaagh ... you know, I recall reading through the Yorkshire thread. So I'm on report twice. Such beautiful reportage and photos that Sundae provided!

Yep, on report and confined to quarters. :blush:

elSicomoro 07-09-2014 02:28 PM

Had an interview went well. I don't think I'll get the job...I would be responsible for 1200 people! The most I've ever handled at one time is 40...I could do it though.

I don't know if I'm more confident in my old age or drunk or in my Matrix zone...I had little nervousness through the whole process.

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