OMG !!!! I have a full week to do !


   Managed to finally get the borders of the kitchen wall. Four hours of scraping, wetting and four letter expletives later, and the wall is now good enough to start the proper prep. Did I mention that Mrs H wants all the rooms doing ???? I don’t think she means the youngest lads bedroom (at least I hope she doesn’t), but all the rest of the rooms to do have at least one border. I know what you’re thinking, but when we (I) put the borders up, they were the height of fashion, and they do help create a straight line where the wall meets the roof. Oh yes, we are painting the kitchen.

   It will seem strange, working a full week.  Some departments work a flexi-time system, whereby you can have a day off every week, providing you have the time up. Well I would not get one every week, but I reckon I might make one every two weeks. Saying that though, last year I only managed to have one and a half days in the whole year !

Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT STOP !!!!


   It’s grim up North, or so the saying goes. There was no snow at 05:30 this morning when I looked out, but by 06:30 we had a good 1 inch covering. Driving was fun, to say the least. I struggle to comprehend, why people with 4×4 drive monsters, think they have the right to overtake, at speed, vehicles that are driving with caution. Nobody has anywhere to go at that speed, in those conditions. Another amazing thing, Juggernauts driving down the motorway in the outside lane !!!! Since when did that become legal ???

Of course, most of the staff that got in this morning, were asking that age old question ‘When will they send us home ?’ If you don’t want to be here, then don’t come. You see they think that if they get ‘sent’ home, then they will not lose money or flexi-time, whereas if they just don’t turn up, they will lose money or flexi-time. What they forget, is that this kind of thing is what flexi-time was partly designed for. My line manager turned up at 09:30. Did he thank everyone that had got here (before him), for making the effort ??? Not a chance !!!!! I think the ba*tard just expected it !!!

A little bit more for Saturday ….


   Back down to earth now after my little rant. The ‘Cold’ does not seem to want to go away. I thought first thing this morning, that it was beaten. But no, by 10:00 my nose and eyes were streaming. It has improved a great deal, so we’ll move on.

   Eldest is home tonight. Well sort of. He came home for tea, then he’s gone out to the pub, with an old school friend. I say a school friend, as the last time I/we heard about this guy, S**** did not have a pleasant word to say about him. Now, it seems, they have both grown up a bit (his words). He is at a drama rehearsal tomorrow night. The timetable says it is 07:00pm until 09:00pm, so he may go back to his flat afterwards. I think it all depends on exactly what time it all finishes, and whether he feels like going back on the bus. It’s too late for me to take him, and I’m not sure if his friend B** goes into Leeds.

   Youngest has been fine today. A couple of little upsets, but nothing serious at all. He had all his meds today, and I will see how we go tomorrow. His consultant is coming to see us on Wednesday afternoon. I’m taking some flexi time off to be here. I’m not happy with this this doctor and his approach to R***. I hope I can keep focused, and not get too angry. I will try and listen to what the man says, and then discuss it with Mrs H afterwards. It is us that has to live with the consequences, so it will be our decision.

Where did the week go ….


Well a whole week without a blog. Am I slipping back into old my old habit ? I hope not. So what has happened this week ?

Well surprisingly, not that much really. Eldest passed his driving test, which was good. He was really over the moon about it, and we are all relieved, that that part is over. Now he has to ‘learn to drive’ as all the instructors tell us when we pass. Thing is now, that he thinks he can use my car whenever he wants. He wanted to go to Harrogate in it last night, on his own. We managed to explain to him that it is different driving on your own to being told where to go. Both Mrs H and me think he would be better practising locally for a week or two before he goes off, on his own, on a medium length journey. He is still a little wary, but that will pass over the next few weeks. Mrs H has been looking on-line for prices of new cars for me, so that we can give him mine. This will need a great deal of thought, before we go down that line.

Not spoken to anyone on MSN this week. Mind you saying that, I don’t chat to many on there anyway these days. Always seem to miss Mrs C, when she is on. I tend not to stay on-line a lot now (the youngest sees to that).

I’ve been back on ‘the chat’ again a few times this week. I’m in two minds about that. It really does seem very pointless. It is getting to the point where, if you don’t make smutty suggestive remarks, then no-one chats to you. I do not know if I want that.

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A short week next week. I’ve got my hospital appointments on Friday, so I’ll be having flexi in the morning and Special Leave in the afternoon. I’m also at the dentist tomorrow lunchtime. I need a filling repairing, so I’m not looking forward to that much. In all fairness, I have not had anything done, except for scaling and polishing for a few years. In fact, I don’t remember having any work done with this dental practice at all.

If anyone actually read this, you may notice, that I have added the 2007 entries from my Google  ‘Blogger’ blog. I had to look through forums to find a work round, as the direct import routine failed. I was also able to offer some advice to someone who was having a problem with their import, which was very satisfying. I need to ask the question about importing my Windows Live Spaces blog. See if that is possible. Or perhaps not

It’s still only Monday ……


Well, it has been a reasonable day, in parts, for a Monday (I think). I managed to get all the IT kit set up for Wednesday. The scanner is working, although I must remember which TWAIN drivers are best. ActiveSync 4.5 was already loaded, which came as a surprise. It is not usually preloaded with XP, unless BK did when setting up. It was unusual with the cameras though. The Panasonic is seen as a separate Windows drive, whereas the other camera (and for the life of me, I cannot remember the make) appears as a camera. I fully expected to have to install drivers. I will have to write down, the process for installing Enterprise Manager, or more to the point, registering the SQL server. I always forget.

Eldest is playing the “I’m grown up and know everything and can do everything myself” game. I know we were all the same at that age, but I now know what my Mum and Dad went through with me, when I was at that phase. I felt like a taxi driver this morning. When I dropped them off, I almost looked over my shoulder and asked for the fare !!! I don’t mind really, but it means that I don’t get to work until around nine and it really messes up my flexi-time.

I bought my new wheel trims today. I lost one somehow, but I don’t now where. I have an idea, it was either when I caught the kerb in the village, or when I caught the kerb down at East End Park. Either way, it’s gone. I looked at both locations, but it was not there. I have just reserved a couple of tribal graphics for my car. It says online, that they are only £1.00 each, but I thought they were a lot more that that. I’ll take the confirmation email, with the price on. They are side graphics, but I think I may put them on the bonnet. Mrs H does not approve !!!!