Thursday, 31 July 2008
This year I hired a car and drove back to Scotland. That was the first time I had driven since last year. I have come to the conclussion that holiday driving on motorways and around pretty lochs and scenery is VERY different to Leeds on a wet humid day at rush hour.
We have been driving around showrooms looking for ideas for a new bathroom. We have a very small bathroom that is a perculiar shape. SO Iwant white . White suite, white tiles silver fittings and a dark grey to light black floor tiles and work surface. We drove miles to a warehouse that was crap and found all that we needed at the DIY store at the end of the road!!! Typical.
I bought a yellow duck watering can!
Yesterday we had all the guttering renewed on the house. We also had a new flat roof put on the small baywindow in the lounge. We also got all the guttering linked to the correct downfall pipes (including paying for our neighbour's fall pipe to be renewed!!!!). Today we have had LOADS and LOADS of rain, thunder, heavey downpours. horrendous. And do you know what? I did not need to put the bucket under the baywindow at all! NO LEAKS!!!!!
I am so happy.
A couple of weeks ago we took a loan out to pay for three things - a car , the guttering and roof repairs and a bathroom 2/3 completed and the bathroom project is now in the planning stage.
WE have NEVER been so organized.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
This time we ate our picnic outside and it was lovely and cool and FANTASTIC
Now the down side is that not driving that often has lead me to discover muscles in my thighs ans shins that I have not used for a while so by the time we got there I had jelly legs!
Monday, 28 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
HAHA wrong, I can witter for Britain.
Exciting things are afoot.
Years and years ago we got into debt. Unfortunately we have not been able to get any kind of credit for years -now we are in a mcuh better position and the bank said yes!!!!
We have got a three point plan.
- A Car!!! (cos we do not have one)
- Guttering and work on the outside of the house (yeah the pan can go from under the window)
- a new bathroom suite (we will look in the bank holiday sales and buy everything but Hubby is not fitting it until October holidays)
The car is the MOST exciting thing as I am the only one that can drive. We do not know an aweful lot about cars. A friend was going to help us look for one, but he is going on holiday this weekend and he will not cancel it - I did ask him! So my FIL is taking us to look around at the weekend..... hehehehehehe
We sat in the garden last night and picked cars we wanted. A friend came past and laughed at us.
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Saturday saw me in town buying/treating the HGS* . We bought a pair of long shorts, a hoody, and two pairs of school trousers for the Autumn term. THe agreement was that he was only trying on the School trousers.
We got home and he went to try on the new shorts and informed me that they were broken and needed returning. Apparently the zip was missing...... yes you guessed it - they had a button fly. He had never heard of such a thing. Worse still he could not do the top two buttons!
Ten mins later Hubby and his Best Friend came home and all three were pushed into the kitchen and instructed to have "Man to Man" time to solve the problem!
Now my Daughter have taken to coming downstairs every morning and the first thing she does it bop the HGS around the head. Apparently it is to get ahead for the day!
Mind you he has worked out that the best way to get on your sister's nerves is to give her huge cuddles.
Yesterday the HGS had a bath first thing in the morning, he came downstairs and his hair looked like a haystack- he is growing it long! My daughter took him upstairs dried it, covered it with some sort of serum and then straightened it... the HGS did not have a choice. It looks good, although he is now walking looking at the ceiling all the time so he can see out from under his fringe.
*HGS= 12 year old Hair Greying Son
My daughter is now 15+