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badger

badger Report 8 Jan 2014 15:16

Afternoon all ,where ever you may be ,and whatever you may be doiung ,webbed feet and all ,lol.
not so bad here Brenda ,as you say ,6 d plus is lots better than -50c ,i know i couldn't cope with that sort of weather ,i would rather emmigrate to Cyprus where the weather is far nicer,and the people nice and friendly.
Yes ,we have had the call about the wet room ,if all goes well ,they will phone up on Friday to confirm while they order the stuff in ,and all being well ,will start next Tuesday,weather or not,but they will be putting sheeting down everywhere to protect the new carpets,don't mind clearing dust up afterwards ,but if they wreck carpeting ,they will be billed for the new ones,i kid you not ,the carpets only a few months old :-|.
Bummer about your friend ,i feel for you over that ,what with losing my bro in law early last year after a hospital stay went badly wrong. :-(.
The daughter lost her cat yesterday ,it went mad ,attacking her as soon as she came in the door ,it taking the fella from next door getting the cat into a carry basket using a pair of welding gauntlets .
There are lots of ruins on crete ,some being Roman ,and earlier civilisations ,you could be into a very good holiday there ,i know i loved Cypres for old towns and cities ,8 qweeks ,and we never saw any where near what was on offer ,but i have loads of pictures of the ruins ,orange ,lemon and lime plantations ,as well as oldl'es of olive groves and monastries ,making the whole island look like a place out of the distant past ,like looking through a time portal.lol,it's true what they say ,see Cyprus once and your heart is captured forever.
Well time to get on with the tea ,dinner really ,but by the time i had filled in and took back the new paper work for the blue badge it was beans on toast for dinner ,but as i love them it was no hardship at all ,he he :-).
Catch you all later ,take care ,and stay away from the water ,if you can. :-D Fred,and the females xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 6 Jan 2014 18:39

Hi Fred,
Hope your doing the floors was not in vain and they are coming or have started your bathroom
We have been wet and windy here again and the wind makes it feel freezing.
At least we have no floods, some parks are a bit water logged but no serious flooding. We are not freezing either like Dorothy and other parts across the pond.
Had some bad news yesterday with the death of a good friend, she had an operation on Friday to replace a fractured shoulder. She came through the op but afterwards had complications and died early yesterday
She did have some other health issues so we are not sure what actually went wrong .We know there will be post mortem so we will have to wait and see.
On a brighter note we are hoping to book a holiday to Crete in this week,we should be going in June.
John was gutted when Utd went out of the FA cup and can't see them doing anything this year.
David is. .happy that city got a draw and have a replay.
Take care
Brenda xx

badger

badger Report 6 Jan 2014 09:46

Wow ,what a job we had to dismantle all the Christmas dec's,get them upstairs and put away ,lol,we would still be at it if it wern't for my eldest daughter coming up and doing most of it for us.bless her .
anyway ,the downstairs is spick and span ,and back to normal ,well ,as normal as is for us ,lol :-).
having just got the bottom floor done ,and about ready to ditto upstairs ,what's the betting that as i finish ,the phone will go ,and it will be the team to announce that they wan't to come and start on the bathroom ?, :-P :-| :-| :-|.
Time to go already ,still a lot to do ,indoors anyway ,be back later ,Fred and the two females ,who ,it has to be said ,run a tight ship ,he he :-D.

Brenda

Brenda Report 1 Jan 2014 17:38

Well I see my last message did get posted but think I might have been to keen to
make sure it got done!!
Hope you had a good new year Fred ours was quiet and today has been that way as well.
Take care
Brenda x

badger

badger Report 1 Jan 2014 09:21

You are not the only one having prob's with posting Brenda ,i tried putting one up yesterday afternoon ,only to have it go pppppppf ,into cyber space .lol,hope this isn't a portent to the new year :-(,Fred.
hope the new year is kinder to all on genes.xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 31 Dec 2013 15:22

Hi fred wonder if I can get this message sent as others seem to fail on Genes
Glad it all worked out for you and hope you stay all comfy and warm.
Have a great 2014
Brenda x

Brenda

Brenda Report 31 Dec 2013 15:22

Hi fred wonder if I can get this message sent as others seem to fail on Genes
Glad it all worked out for you and hope you stay all comfy and warm.
Have a great 2014
Brenda x

Brenda

Brenda Report 31 Dec 2013 15:22

Hi fred wonder if I can get this message sent as others seem to fail on Genes
Glad it all worked out for you and hope you stay all comfy and warm.
Have a great 2014
Brenda x

Brenda

Brenda Report 31 Dec 2013 15:21

Hi fred wonder if I can get this message sent as others seem to fail on Genes
Glad it all worked out for you and hope you stay all comfy and warm.
Have a great 2014
Brenda x

badger

badger Report 31 Dec 2013 10:17

Morning to everyone who looks in,from a snug house ,now lots warmer since the new windows and doors have been put in ,lovely .
The heating went last week ,the day after we went to the aldi sales ,where we brought a new paper ,cross cut shredder and dvd cutter,and an electric heater which i thought would be fine for the bedroom in the event of the heating going off it being of a warm air and blower type which can't set fire to the bedding.
Him ,the boss man up stairs must be looking after us ,because the next morning ,no heater or hot water ,lol.
So,it was on with the front room gas heater ,and set up the new heater in the bedroom,smashing .
Called out the engineer who said Monday ,but who called back later to say he had had a cancellation and would be with us in half an hour ,great stuff,and told us that the main board had gone ,saying that it was of an early sort ,prone to this fault ,that he hadn't a new type on board ,but had an old one which he had taken out of someones boiler ,and used this one ,after putting two new fuses in to get us up and running again,which worked great ,keeping us going until he came back this morning with a brand new up to date sort ,so we isssss sorted ,lol.
:-D.
This means that as soon as i have sent off this little missive ,we can go and get a few odds and ends,and then i can come home and make a loaf of bread.
Hope this next year that starts in a few hours will be a lot better than the last one for everybody and is a lot more peaceful than the old one. :-D take care everyone ,and have a great new year in everything you do ,loves ya all ,Fred ,xxx :-)

badger

badger Report 14 Dec 2013 16:14

Evening to all who look in,been so tied up with the the hospital and the missus [now sorted ] and the house ,[now sorted] and everything else ,that this is the first time i have had for over a week :-).
The windows and French doors are in ,and what a difference it has made ,we issss now snug and warm ,the place is lots warmer with no draughts coming in under ,over and through the doors and windows,smashing :-D.
All i have to do now ,is rebuild the step outside the doors ,to make them double the length they were before,i have the spare bricks and cement ,so all i need is a couple of extra slabs of paving for the tops,but ,no way am i starting that until the new year .
All we are waiting for now is for the fitters to come and sort the wet room out for Liz and me ,so that we can get a shower in peace and comfort ;-).
Hope to be back tomorrow ,time to get this thread moving again,Fred. :-)

Brenda

Brenda Report 22 Nov 2013 21:34

I am making this very short as the last few messages have gone into cyper space.
Hope Liz is ok with her eyes my friend has had hers done and could not believe how "blind" she had really been as she puts it
They did them in two stages about 9 months apart but I think it depends on a few things on what they do and when.
All packed and have to be up at 3am and out by 4.15am .Will be showered before bed don't fancy a shower in the middle of the night with no heating on.!!!
Hope you are all ok and the weather is not too bad.
Take care
Brenda xx.

Brenda

Brenda Report 22 Nov 2013 21:33

I am making this very short as the last few messages have gone into cyper space.
Hope Liz is ok with her eyes my friend has had hers done and could not believe how "blind" she had really been as she puts it
They did them in two stages about 9 months apart but I think it depends on a few things on what they do and when.
All packed and have to be up at 3am and out by 4.15am .Will be showered before bed don't fancy a shower in the middle of the night with no heating on.!!!
Hope you are all ok and the weather is not too bad.
Take care
Brenda xx.

Brenda

Brenda Report 22 Nov 2013 21:33

I am making this very short as the last few messages have gone into cyper space.
Hope Liz is ok with her eyes my friend has had hers done and could not believe how "blind" she had really been as she puts it
They did them in two stages about 9 months apart but I think it depends on a few things on what they do and when.
All packed and have to be up at 3am and out by 4.15am .Will be showered before bed don't fancy a shower in the middle of the night with no heating on.!!!
Hope you are all ok and the weather is not too bad.
Take care
Brenda xx.

badger

badger Report 22 Nov 2013 09:00

Morning to all ,from a chilly Newcastle ,but at least ,for now the snow has gone away ,and once these new windows and doors go in ,we should be snug and dry :-).
Yep Kathleen ,done very well this year garden wise ,and i am now getting the cabbages out for use ,one by one ,and pulling the roots out too as i go along.
The tattie barrels ,and tattie bags are covered for taking out where ,and when,and i think i will get a good crop from those,and i have some large very tasty onions hung in the greenhouse,a very good year it has been for me, :-D.
Looks like it is the Aussies turn for the cyclone season ,with one bearing down on Darwin ,and Kimberley by the week end ,so stay safe all you peeps over there,and keep the heads down ;-).
Have to take the missus for her first foot clinic this morning ,i set it up for her as soon as i saw the cateracts were making her toe cutting difficult,poor lass can hardly make out the writing on the tele screen anymore :-(,it came on fast because she is on steroids which can increase the speed of the cateracts growth.
I have also had her to my optician because i didn't trust her's and what a difference ,they have been on to the doc ,and she has already recieved a letter for her to attend the eye hospital at the start of December,so hopefully it will all be sorted before long,in the meantime it will be a case of Bernie ,the bolt ,left hand down a bit ,fire ,he he. :-).
I will be going everywhere with her for the forseeable future to make sure she is safe ,and protected from any ill informed low life who may think she is vunerable to bag snatching or the like :-|.
again ,enjoy your holiday Brenda brings us some sunshine back please . :-D, Fred ,and the females .xxx

Kathleen

Kathleen Report 20 Nov 2013 23:48

Hope you enjoy your holiday Brenda, our weather at the moment looks set to be pretty cold and nasty so a good time to (hopefully) enjoy a break from it. There seems to be some nasty germs going round at the moment - so many people have sore throats or colds.
Fred, my laptop has been used as a backup for some work my son and grandson have doing - working on a website g.son is designing for some one - with rather specific requirements. All done now - and they are not going to use it again!!!
As usual you seem to have been keeping very busy with your garden, I had a good supply of courgettes, beans, tomatoes, and salad stuff - but cabbages fell prey to caterpillars and snails - all ruined but my sprouts and broccoli are doing well. Kept my neighbours well supplied with cucumbers as they did very well indeed this year and I have a good supply of chillies. Getting a bit harder these days, have to do things in small doses - old age is getting the better of me at times now - well it's having a good try but I don't let it win too often. :-P

Take care
Love
Kathleen

Brenda

Brenda Report 20 Nov 2013 21:59

Hi everyone,sorry I missed your birthday Fred glad you had a good time,think Dorothy would like the snow !!
Glad all your work is coming together.
We are almost ready for the holiday sits just the packing now.!!
will be thinking about you and I should be able to get on a computer over there and get on here to say hello.
Take care
Brenda xx

badger

badger Report 20 Nov 2013 15:35

Got news for you Brenda ,heeeer heeeer,bad news comes in 4s lol,the old pest is back [me]
Shame about the bro in law losing his job ,just before Christmas too. my son looks to be losing his as well ,and him a chef / fish fryer,and that is supposed to be a safe sort of trade ,cor ,again ,i am glad i am retired ,and don't have to worry about that anymore.
yes ,nice to see you back Kathleen.don't know exactly what you mean about hijack ,wether that means your account being hacked ,or someone in the household snaffling your 'puter , but either way ,a good few people on genes can show you how to make your computer hijack free ,and a few members can even talk you through how to do that online :-).
The stairlift is in ,working fine ,and as it turns out ,the little shoe rack we have at the bottom of the stairs is fine ,and dosn't need to be moved at all.job done ,lol,all we need in now is the new french doors and windows,hopefully in the next few weeks,and then of course the removal of the bath ,and the fitting of the new wet room,and floor level shower. :-D.
Had a brill' birthday,made even more special after the good wishes of so many people on genes ,i didn't know i had so many friends on here ,and made so much more special after it started to snow as we came out of Morrisons. :-D :-D.
Have a lovely holiday Brenda ,after your last few weeks ,you really need to relax ,so ,have a smashing week ;-) and enjoy the better weather over there ,safe journey,and blessings to all ,Fred.xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 19 Nov 2013 19:54

Hi Kathleen,lovely to hear from you again.
There is usually only Fred and myself on here these days and then not so often.
John from New Zealand pops on when he can/
I am doing alright at the moment ,have had some trouble with my leg and have been having physio which is helping..
Going on holiday at weekend ,which we are looking forward too.
Have had a week of bad news my friends dad died suddenly at weekend,
my brother in law was made redundant and my niece was on holiday in Tenerife,and her baby daughter was taken to hospital with pneumonia ,!! thankfully she is a lot better and came home on Sunday Hope that's three when they say bad news comes in threes.. !!!!!
The weather has not been as bad as we had thought but we have a chance of snow in the next few days
Need to get on with the ironing
Hope you are all well and stay warm Take car e
Brenda x

Kathleen

Kathleen Report 19 Nov 2013 00:57

Hello Fred , Brenda and anyone else who may be looking - I am back and this time hopefully will be able to retain my use of what is supposed to by MY laptop . It has been hi-jacked a few times and the result has been that all my settings have been messed up - or perhaps it really is me - that is what they tell me anyway.
As it is rather late this will be brief - just really want to say Happy Birthday Fred, hope you are keeping well Brenda. and see you sometime tomorrow (well later today I suppose).
Love
Kathleen :-)