Excitement !!!!!


   An interesting day yesterday. Work was as usual, just work. But as I drove into the village, I was amazed at the size of police presence. To be honest, seeing two police officers in the same street is something special, but there was about six or seven of them wandering around. It then clicked !!! The post office has been hit again. That is the third time in two years. Two youths armed with a crowbar !! I’m not sure if they got anything this time though. I don’t mean to be sexist about this, but the place is run by two women. One in her late fifties, and the other in her late forties. It must look like an easy target.

   All the new doors have been hung. Mrs H is going oil them with linseed oil, to get a decent colour, and then we shall apply a silk varnish. Should look great.

   Time to go now. Youngest has gone to his bed (finally). He awoke at around 03:30 this morning, and of course so were we. He is still chattering away to himself, but I think both me and Mrs H will soon be asleep.

……and another long week……


   Work is beginning to get a little tiresome. Well maybe I should say, a little more tiresome. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good hard working people in the office. There are just more, who are not. People, for who second or third best is good enough. I do not like ‘good enough’. It smacks of complacency. Maybe it is because I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but the old adage ‘if a jobs worth doing……etc’ should apply. Take the wallpapering!! If I had the attitude that some of my colleagues have, then I could have put that paper on the wall in 1 hour, instead of 2½ hours it took me. But it would not have been done properly …. it would have just been second best. Here endeth the ‘rant of the day’.

   The new doors were finally finished, and they look very good. They are a light oak, with stainless steel fittings. We have been advised, not to varnish them, but to use linseed oil as a preservative. Something which I quite agree with. The oil really brings the grain of the wood out. It is so easy to apply, and as it is absorbed by the wood, it of course does not add any thickness. I think Mrs H is quite up for doing the oiling. With them being internal doors, i think they will only need doing every two years.

   Eldest is home for the night. He is in the old people show on Saturday. He is doing a stand-up routine, but has not really got any material. Fingers crossed it will be okay. We then have the local music gig on Saturday night. It’s called Strawberry Jam, at the Albion in Clifford. If it is half as good as last time, it will be a good night.