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14th - 28th. November 2007
I have quite a few good news items for you in this entry.
First of all, it appears I am actually quite well off, even though I don't have any money.
The next piece of good news is that I'm now having my teeth done next Monday, rather than Wednesday. This will enable the Dentist to check things over before I away myself to Southampton for 5 days.
I have contacted my daughter in Southampton for an up-date of the Grandchildren Virus situation. She couldn't avtually tell me very well because she'd lost her voice due to a heavy cold caught off the kids!
Once again, I've been working silly hours, but this is necessary to pay the final bill next week. Also, being casual labour, I will lose one weeks pay for the rest!
I did squeeze a day off in last Friday and relaxed by doing the following; went down town for Appointment, three hours collecting and sawing wood, cleaned out the chicken sheds, cleared a path of moss (paint scraper), fixed a new curtain pole and curtain and burnt the fire resistant sofa I got off a Charity Shop 5 years ago - boy did that blaze!!!
Of all the chickens, only one is laying at present, the Moran. The ex-battery hens appear to be taking a well deserved rest. Even if they never laid again, they are all very welcome to spend the rest of their days grazing and scraping between the Nettles.
With me working a lotin the kitchens at the Cricket Club, the chickens are getting a banquet every day with the left over vegetables and bread etc. I think they'll get the shakes next week when I'm away!
Tomorrow I'm assisting Chef. If he goes sick, it's Scrambled Egg on Toast for 96.
All this work has meant not a single new page has been written this month, so no up-dates to speak about.
The final fact I have read this week is that over 80% of the Nation's wealth is in the over 55 age bracket.
Life and many other thing's have made this year one to remember. It started off with many problems, but by a quick bit of gear changing, change of approach and ducking and diving, it could end up good.
It would seem that for me, not having a constant challenge makes life more interesting. Easier, maybe not, but interesting!
31st. October - 14th. November 2007
My plans for writing loads upon loads of web pages in the last two weeks have diminished with the want for work!
In fact, today is my first day off for 13 days and with a twelve hour day yesterday, I'm ready for it. The only problem being is that when you stop, the bones go to 'normal' and - it hurts!
I managed the four day decorating in Ramsgate and even got my son out of bed at 6am on the second day to come and help (help means pay).
Because of extremely poor communication from the originally planned Dentist (like none), I got nervous about such a long trip and asked a Dentist locally if he could help me out.
I haven't been completely stagnant on the web site though. I am writing the new section 'Growing up in the 50's and 60's' when I get home every night. I think I've done about nine thus far. The more I write, the more I remember though and yet another new page is born!
Having a day off today, I thought I'd whip round a few shops. After falling over the Christmas ideas stacks in all the entrances, I eventually came home with a piece of carpet (free - see Members Only section in Forum - join if you haven't yet!!), a Swiss Roll and Cat Food.
It is interesting to see that the most recent outbreak of Bird Flu this week hasn't produced the plethora of newspaper articles of how we are going to all die a horrible lingering death.
Personally I don't eat Turkey and for Christmas would rather have a really nice cut of Beef (isn't anything they're going to pass onto us is there!).
Enough of Christmas, it's light years away !
I received the fixture list for Kent season 2008 this morning. Now that's better, happier news than the previous two paragraph's.
Tomorrow I'm diversifying my work even further. I'm digging up a large tree stump and clearing out loads of weeds from the Stream opposite. My son won't be assisting me with this duty, working in a dry warm house doing undercoat is a much better option!
It seems though that my own abode pays the price. It isn't untidy, but I've promised myself to paint the bedroom for the last three years now. At least I've had chance to spend time in the chicken run early mornings and see them scurrying out at the sound of the shaking saucepan!
Maybe if I pay myself for doing all the jobs around the house I'll get paid then. Cor, the answer was there all the time!