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LadyScozz Report 29 May 2013 02:19

Hi Merlin ~ the plumber should be here this week to install the new tap, so I'll ask him about that, thankyou.

The carpenters yesterday were so good! :-D

When they finished, they asked for a vacuum cleaner. They cleaned up all the mess they made, then they mopped the floor. That's a first for me, I'm impressed.



Merlin Report 28 May 2013 14:05

Scozz, why don,t you have those small in line stop taps fitted to all your taps .switch off with a screwdriver individually,easy to fit and saves a lot of hassle if any problems.**M**.


LadyScozz Report 27 May 2013 23:30


Two carpenters are here, taking the framework off cupboards & replacing it. A new vanity is waiting to be installed.

You won't believe this.........

We've been sleeping in separate rooms since Himself got pneumonia (he's still coughing like mad, and it's worse at night). Last night, just before midnight I heard a strange noise, thought it was raining........ nope, it was water rushing through the pipes........ I got up, wandered around......... opened the door of the downstairs bathroom and found a room full of steam and a wet floor! Another tap with those ****** flexible hoses!!! Woke Himself up, he went outside & turned off the water, and we spent the next hour mopping up the mess, thankfully it stayed in the bathroom, didn't get out to flood another room.

Who kicked my stars out of alignment?


LadyScozz Report 27 May 2013 08:31


now 27th May....... and someone is coming tomorrow, to remove the old vanity and install a new one!

We got a 'phone call at 3 this afternoon, and had to rush out and buy a new tap.

No idea when the plumber will turn up to install the tap.

There's light at the end of the tunnel............ I hope it's not a train.



ButtercupFields Report 3 May 2013 02:26

Poor you, Scozz, still in a state of flux as me mam used to say. You are right though, tradesmen seem to like Tuesdays or Thursdays for some unknown reason. Hope they put things back in order very soon. BC XX


LadyScozz Report 3 May 2013 01:39

It's now five weeks since the flood.

The plasterer came this morning to finish off.......... but he will have to come back, because things have shrunk since they dried out! He can't do anything else until he gets the OK from the building company he works for; their rep will be coming again on Tuesday (WHY do they all choose Tuesday??)

I haven't heard from any of the other tradesmen. Lucky them, having lots of work!



LadyScozz Report 28 Apr 2013 11:11


Finally, some work MIGHT be getting done.

The plasterer phoned me last week, said he could come next week, which day suits me.......

Me: Any day except Tuesday
Plasterer: OK, I can fit you in on Tuesday.
Me: No, I said ANY day but Tuesday, I will be out all afternoon.
Plasterer: Tuesday is the only day I have free, you can go out and I will lock up when I leave.
Me: hmmmmmmmm (while I'm thinking.......)
OK, what time Tuesday?
Plasterer: about 7 (laughs) if that's not too early
Me: OK, I'll see you at 7, but I must leave at 12.45
Plasterer: No problem, I should be finished by then.


I'll let you know.

Still waiting to hear from the other tradesmen...... the one who will clean the wall, the carpenter, the carpet fixer, the painter, the plumber etc etc etc Haven't seen the insurance assessor yet.

I am SO FED UP living in a tip.



LadyScozz Report 21 Apr 2013 01:12

I bought both pairs of sandals in a great shoe shop in Newcastle (NSW) when visiting relatives.

The shop had lots of good leather sandals, not just thong/flipflop styles.

There's been talk of a family reunion (maybe this year), and as most of us live on the east coast of Oz, from Melbourne to Bundaberg, Newcastle is in the middle! If the reunion takes place I'll be looking for that shop!

We don't have a shoe repair place in town, I'll have to ask if anyone knows a good one.


"Imelda" has 10 pairs of black shoes :-0 five with heels, and five flatties.....

and four pairs of black sandals



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Apr 2013 11:05

It's worth a try Scozz. The insurance co might pay out for the repairs, or if not practical, new pairs. The trouble is that you'll never find any that are just the same as the old faithfulls :-(


LadyScozz Report 20 Apr 2013 03:28

OH has been calling me Imelda, because I have so many shoes!

Many of them I haven't worn for years. OH thinks I'm crazy for keeping snow boots......... especially as we live in the sub-tropics! You never know, we might get a sudden cold snap, or decide to visit snow country (not likely).

Most of them survived the flood, but not my two favourite pairs of sandals.

It's Autumn here, and not quite sandal weather, so I hadn't looked at them for a few weeks.

I'm wondering if the sandals can be re-soled & new heels put on? Also wondering if they come under "contents" with the insurance?

I am so fed up, living in a tip.



SueMaid Report 19 Apr 2013 23:34

Oh dear :-0


LadyScozz Report 19 Apr 2013 23:33

We went out last night.

At about 8pm the heel came off my shoe. I hadn't noticed when I put them on that the heels were crumbling!

Today's job........ look at all the shoes I threw into two baskets, see how many of them have water damage!

Goodbye suede ankle boots waaaaaaaaah

:-( :-( :-(


LadyScozz Report 19 Apr 2013 03:46

Got prescriptions.

Went to chemist.

"Here are two of them......Sorry, we don't have that one in stock"

Got in car, drove to next town, took 10 minutes to find a park (chemist next to pub, every man and his dog must be having Friday pub lunch!), got prescription.

Forget the medications, I'm looking for a bottle of Scotch....... it's here somewhere



maggiewinchester Report 19 Apr 2013 00:48

Time for a clearout!!!!

To be honest - you have my sympathy :-0


LadyScozz Report 19 Apr 2013 00:19


Still living in a tip. Carpets rolled back. No bathroom basin. Waiting for the tradesmen :-( No room in this house is "normal".

I have a doctor's appointment this morning. I have to renew my prescriptions.... I know where my repeats are.... in the drawer of my bedside cabinet, which is now in the spare bedroom, with a mountain of stuff on top of it.

Before the tradies get here I have to empty four cupboards and pile the stuff on top of the existing pile of blankets, sheets, clothes, towels....... and who knows what else!

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


LadyScozz Report 3 Apr 2013 14:13


I forget.......... what's that?


I got some washing done today, and I cleaned the kitchen sink. That's it. Everything else has to wait.


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 10:08

Hope you can get back to normal soon Scozz


LadyScozz Report 3 Apr 2013 09:59

The big noisy machine left today. My ears are still ringing.

The house is like a tip! The ceiling in the downstairs room is falling down, there are dribble marks on the walls........ the carpets have shrunk....... furniture is all over the house.

But........... OH has reconnected the TV.

And I have access to my underwear.



LadyScozz Report 1 Apr 2013 08:06

This is getting freaky!

I received an email today from a cousin in NZ.

She apologised for not being in touch for over a week, because she had a burst pipe in her house and a flood!!

She's had the noisy machines for over two weeks!


I think we should both buy lottery tickets :-D


LadyScozz Report 30 Mar 2013 22:21

I got the top drawers open, stuck in two fingers & got a bra & knickers.

I can't get to the Tshirts, so I reached across the dresser & got a blouse & a pair of shorts.

OH isn't happy, cos his tv was unplugged & is sitting on the sofa. I'm not sure he can manage without the lobotomy box for three days :-D

He's now in the tv room, getting everying out of a corner cupboard ~ the stereo, about 80 fancy beer glasses, the booze cupboard (my whisky!) & loads of dvds. That should take the rest of the morning. We need to get the cupboard out to make sure the back of it didn't get water damage.

What a fun weekend.