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This hobby has corrupted me!!!

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Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 29 Jun 2006 19:32

Roger, did I ever mention I was looking for a replacement husband???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry


Dea Report 29 Jun 2006 19:36

OOOooooOOOOOOOOOOOO = who does Roger belong to ??? Not to worry anyway 'coz grand-daughter will be here in the morning. - I have the dust mask + the raincoat ready - tissues ready for her little hands, and very soon all my surfaces will be 'dust-free'. Dea Xxx


Heather Report 29 Jun 2006 19:36

Can you see Merry, how I have the Hansons business driving force in me? He is lost - absolutely lost - not even taken one booking.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 29 Jun 2006 19:38

Dea! I saw him FIRST!!! Merry


Dea Report 29 Jun 2006 19:41

OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo - Sorry Merry - I Bow to your superior age (I am about 15 years behind you!!!) (or maybe that's in front of you ?? - Anyway - 15 years older!!) I bet granddaughter is beter tham him at the dusting though!!! (15 years from now you will also be thinking more about the dusting than what you are thinking about now !!!!!!!!!) !!!!!!!! Dea X xx

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 29 Jun 2006 19:44

Dea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS thinking about him doing my dusting....................................... and shopping and hoovering and tidying and washing up and clothes washing and ironing and gardening and everything else............................................... except.......? Oh, I've forgotten now! Merry


Dea Report 29 Jun 2006 19:46

- 'short term memory loss' - It's one of the first signs of ... eerrmm ?????????? - something important.!! Dea Xxx

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 29 Jun 2006 20:07

TWO HANDED DUSTING (Scholarship Level Entrants only) Get two odd socks out of that bag in the airing cupboard. Put one on each hand. Dash madly round the house touching all horizontal surfaces. Stop at any ornaments you are stupid enough to have on display. Pick up ornament, swirl it quickly round, as if wringing out a dishcloth, swipe where it stood, replace ornament. Large vertical surfaces can be quickly dusted by wearing an old pair of bobbly trousers, slither quickly along the walls or doors, rotating self as you go. Best done on the way to answer the doorbell. Both trousers and socks can be turned inside out to be used again. OC


Aimee Report 29 Jun 2006 20:59

I don't know about corrupting me, but it has certainly affected my sleep patterns. I don't know why, but I get all my leads in the small hours and know that if I leave it, I won't find my place again.!!! Wondering if this is normal???


Olgiza Report 29 Jun 2006 21:03

Merry, I am old enough to be your father...and if you were part of my family I would not be married to your mother! Oi? I retired a few years ago and up until then my OH and I both shared the housework. OH tended to be IC house/garden/cooking/shopping etc but I dabbled at the weekends to show willing. When I called it a day from the NHS we decided that it was my turn to do and OH's turn to have a break. The good news is that when I come up to the 'puter to read the boards I don't often get a complaint. The only worry is that I am totally confounded by OH's ability to hold down a full time job for all those years and keep my sock drawer tidy at the same time! I enjoy the doing and OH enjoys me doing it but where do the days go? I certainly wouldn't be able to find the time for even part time work now. My only slovernly area is the room I keep my 'puter and records and guitar is mine and no-one else needs to go near it or as sure as God made them little green appples one of my important scraps of paper would be hidden for weeks if not for ever. Roger GC

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 29 Jun 2006 21:18

Roger!!! Your sock drawer is only tidy because your OH uses all the spare ones to do Olde Crone style dusting (see above)! Merry


Sarah Report 29 Jun 2006 21:35

OC I'm going to use my newly acquired 'pmsl'! Please could you tell me where to get the bobbley trousers? - I like that idea - running to the door Starsky & Hutch style close to the wall - aiming a can of Mr Sheen at all possible targets - with a sock on the other hand, (one of cheesy-feet, number 2 son's) I've always got a ready supply of batchelor/holey/gone-pink-in-the-wash-I'm-not-wearing-that-to-school-mummy! socks (& t-shirts) BUT bobbley trousers are missing... where where where??? Sarah :-) 8 pages of 'corruption'!!


Heather Report 29 Jun 2006 22:17

Some real advanced practices from Olde Crone who I may have to invite to join me as co- principal. However, whilst you are doing all this running about - do not forget the FEET. Now, there is no better way of drying a wet kitchen or bathroom floor whilst utilising the sock on hands for dusting than wrapping two old towels round your feet and adopting an ice skating motion.


Olgiza Report 29 Jun 2006 22:20

No Merry. I have one of those pink fluffy antistatic dusters on a stick, from Lakeland, the shop full of things you never knew you couldn't live without. It's great and then I polish with beeswax polish. I know that I'm mad but I love it. The bit about the sock drawer is a bone of contention and an object of ridicule for me. It is the epitome of tidiness. All the socks are in pairs, are folded just right and are stacked in their colour codes. I think every friend, neighbour and rellie has been summond by the OH to take a peak at my sock drawer. If only my family records were as neat and tidy... I don't know how to lose one sock, a pair goes every now and then usually the comfortable ones that are rather translucent at the heels. The ones that OH says are past their best... and they always disappear around the time the dustman collects. Mmmmm Thanks to another GC member on this board I have been able to identify two sets of Gr Gr grandparents today so tomorrow it's up early and bake a nice soya and linseed loaf to celebrate. Lovely grub, Roger GC


Margaret Report 29 Jun 2006 22:21

Roger Only ever buy black socks Youve always got a pair then Margaret

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 29 Jun 2006 22:32

FOOD HANDLING AND PREPARATION Any child who can stand unaided can make a sandwich. Tools: Sliced loaf Plastic spatula or very blunt knife Soft margarine Squeezy cheese. Optional extras - cherry tomatoes. Show them how to do it once. Tell them WHAT A CLEVER little boy/girl (as appropriate) you are. They can then adequately feed themselves without your intervention, although for smaller children, it would be quite kind to shout encouragement from the computer room. It could also work with a certain sort of man - use your personal judgement here. Show them how to flatten a cherry tomato with their hands and get it inside the sandwich. This is safer than using a knife - you dont want to waste time hanging around in A and E, waiting for stitches, do you? Roger dear If you are old enough to be my father, then you must be very very old indeed!


Michael Report 29 Jun 2006 22:33

I'll offer all the cheap bread in Tesco for anyone who can track down my Evanses! (Although I live in hope that a few hours in Glamorgan RO will shed some light) Heather, I have size 14½ trainers, do you think I should try the floor cleaning?

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 29 Jun 2006 22:45

Heather! Get out of the way! Michael is MINE - I saw him first, and anyway, youve got your erm, Glen... OC


Olgiza Report 29 Jun 2006 22:45

Hmmm young Crone! First child drops food on floor... pick up food and throw it away Second child drops food on floor... pick up food, give it a wipe and give it back to child Third and subsequent children drop food on the floor, put child on the floor with the food. As for men, well we are all children, just different heights. Roger By the way, I only ever wore black socks throughout my working life and it sure as hell made early shifts in the hospital easier to get ready for. Nowadays I have all the colors you could think of and if I wanted to wear odd ones then Boo Yah to anyone who doesn't like it!


Michael Report 29 Jun 2006 22:48

Now, now, you must learn to share. Didn't your mother ever tell you?