Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on May 1, 2019 11:30:53 GMT
Happy Birthday in advance Dapply.
Good Morning . Still on the chilly side here.
In for a noisy few days here. Council are resufacing the paths. Digging up the surface and relaying with tar slurry. yeuch it doesn't stay nice looking for long. It was done a few years ago and as soon as they'd finished the electricity firm came along and dug it up to dig new cable trenches .. and.. they're digging up the council owned part of our drive over the path as the concrete has heaved up and causing a trip hazard. I got daughter to photograph our drive , a few years ago someone down the road had their concrete approach dug up and their block drive collapsed at the edge where the counsil had dug. Right old hoohaa about it. We'll be watching.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on May 1, 2019 12:05:27 GMT
Just like ours. The recent gas menders chucked a shovelful of tar in a hole in the pavement as council kept ignoring it, even when they came to re do the path ,,, about 10 feet from the hole. I asked them to look and surely they could "do something"" nope ! Thanks gasmen , had a shovelful to spare.
Post by goodlookingone on May 1, 2019 13:26:18 GMT
You are reminding me of something .... When I worked, A Street inspector kept finding Bodge-repairs to be repaired. Seems that a Gas Repairer needed to claim "repairs" following the gas repair gang. Tracing this up He asked The Gas Co., what they were doing in that area.. Nothing - it seems that their repairer had no work to be paid for, so He took a Hammer, broke any undamaged area that was unobserved, and claim the Gas co for a bodge-up repair.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on May 2, 2019 9:10:46 GMT
Good Morning Everyone. Bright but still chilly.
Good Luck to TO in the elections. Don't want to know who he's standing for, but any friend of yours is a friend of mine
Pleased you're getting somewhere for your M-i-L Dapply. A word of warning though, maybe you're already aware... but keep a close eye on her stuff. I realise you're not the best of pals, but my mum's stuff kept ""getting lost"" her walking stick , a decent folding metal one -- I even scratched her name on it--- her handbag with purse etc, went missing , It had several importaant items but they were lost when she died.. I had to report as theft to the police but never got them back although the handbag was returned full of loose cereal and mess which I knew Mum would not have put there. I even got the pathologist to look for specific pointers which proved she did not have Alz. as "they" claimed .
Mum asked us to take home to look after something, but when she died the home asked us where her stuff was, which suggested to us they'd gone through her things.
It's not nice and I'm sorry, but the loss of her things still annoys me.
GLO we actually do have a bank holiday in honour of my birthday. The late May Bank Holiday is mine.
Well done - How can I get a Bank Hol - Even a Birthday Honours list would be nice.
And T.O. standing for Election.. Best Wishes for him, but ... I think getting elected is the easy bit, but Getting things done is different.
And I agree about theiveryin Care Homes. Before My Mum went into Hospital for her Final Illness, she was installed in a pre-historic Hospital Care outfit. On one occasion Here Dress had been transferred to another woman.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on May 2, 2019 12:35:49 GMT
Clothes. yep . I even used to go in the laundry room to sort hers and get them back to her room.. I suppose I could have taken them home to launder myself but she wasn't there long. They knew I was watching out for My Mum...
Post by goodlookingone on May 2, 2019 13:00:30 GMT
In My Mum's case, it was an NHS place for a Long term outfit (Now Long Gone) - come to that, The Shiny New Hospital she was sent too for more urgent matter is also gone? Their Laundry would have gone to Regional (NHS then)Owned Laundry. It wasn't proper for Me to go rummaging in others peoples clothes! My Kid Sister noted a passer-by wearing Mum's dress. - not the users' fault I'm sure.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on May 2, 2019 14:30:08 GMT
Boohooo. We've got rid of the fir tree. I had it propped up with loads of other pots but when I moved a small pot in front of sevreal others , over it went //again. It was top heavy and getting dangerous whenever the breeze got a bit more than strong. A strong wind woild have had it over again. Reluctantly I decided it had outgrown the space. O H pruned off the branches and cut through the trunk . They've gone in the garden bin for collection next week. O H has now managed to get out the stump by pruning the roots growing through the pot and hacking out the rest of the stump. Too big to go in "green bin" so it's gone in the general and that's been collected. Now have to clear the needles and roots and the huge stones I'd put in the bottom of the pot can go on the stone approach to the utility area nearby. They're the same sort of local stone, a bit of rain and no one will even notice.