Thursday, 18 February 2010

The saga continues

The problems with my Sunderland property continue. Found out the floorboards in the kitchen area were rotten so Tim had to renew joists and flooring.
Still by the time we are finished it will be virtually a new house or at least it will be inside.
We had some more snow today. In fact it is still snowing but not really settling.
I have just been looking at The Secret film again. It is brilliant but not so easy to put the theory into practice though. Still I'm trying. My family agree. They say I'm very trying. Boom boom
Thought for today:- Experts are not always right. On T.V. this evening there were two economists arguing over the correct route to take for the UK economy. Their views were so different.
Joke for today:-Farmer Giles used to take his pigs to market every Wednesday but could never sell even one animal. Then he discovered that market day was on Friday!
On this day 18th February.
In 1564 Michelangelo died at the age of 89
In 1546 Martin Luther died at the age of 63
In 1678 the first part of Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan was published,

Monday, 15 February 2010

What a day!

I think I will go and hide. No that's just for wimps. Great start to the day. Tim who has gone up to start work on my property in Sunderland rang me first thing in the morning. The electric meter had a minus amount of £97 in arrears. How can a prepaid meter have arrears let alone that amount??. So had to contact the utility company. Eventually got it sorted or rather Sue did as when I got through I couldn't hear or understand a word that was being said.
Later got a call from Tim as there was a lot of damp on the kitchen wall. First of all he thought it was a leaking gutter but now thinks could be a leaking roof instead. Hey ho what a life.
He spent a lot of the day clearing away rubbish from the back yard. It turns out it was mainly household refuse which stank so much it made Tim gag. What has the council been doing. They should have been collecting at least fortnightly. Why was I paying good money for a company to be looking after the property. Must have seen me coming. I have to laugh otherwise I would cry.
The viral marketing seems to be very successful for my internet business so will keep following this up.
Still I had a good swim today although the kids are on half term so a bit more crowded than usual.

Thought for today:- Changing the way you perceive yourself may be the key to changing your life.

Joke for today:-A young boy is showing his friends the family photo album when he notices a picture of this parens wedding. "This is the day that mummy came to work for us" he says.

On this day:- In 1971 Britain went decimal and said goodbye to tanners, bobs, florins and half-crowns.
In 1952 King George VI was buried
In 1898 US battleship Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbour.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Who can you trust?

Last week I went up to see my property in Sunderland. Because of the distance I appointed local management agents to look after and maintain the property. Doh what a mistake! Talk about slapdash decorating if you can politely call it that. Several jobs which I paid for and which were supposedly carried out by professionals were either not done or very carelessly carried out.
I know, I know should have carried out due diligence but hey when you employ supposedly professional people you shouldn't have to keep checking on them. Whats happened to professional pride?
Enough of my rant. Lets get back to being positive and happy. Boo hoo!
We are having a new cooker. What a laugh. We measured up we thought correctly to get one which would fit into the current gap in the kitchen. However we forgot or to be more honest I forgot that the gas hob had hidden depth to it. So the cooker we got was too big. Doh! Panic to get it changed for one that will fit into the space provided in the kitchen units.
Since we have had the old cooker removed and the new one cannot be fitted until Friday we are currently cookerless. Intersting to find out what you can cook in the microwave.
Took part in some Webinars where I gained some further interesting information about internet marketing
Thought for today. Trust people but do due diligence

Joke for today: Don't forget Mothers Day or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's third wife day. Jay Leno

On this day: Bad day for singers. In 1966 Sophie Tucker died and in 1981 Bill Haley died.