Friday, August 09, 2013
One of my blog pals recently posted a list of things to do in your life to keep a healthy level of insanity going (or I may have found it on facebook, I misremember). Anywhoo, there were suggestions like skipping down the road instead of walking, or when the money comes out of the ATM, you scream ''I WON ! I WON !'' Or my personal favourite... Whenever you are eating out, order a diet water!
The reason that I mention this is that I was watching an episode of As Time Goes By today, and spotted a little gem that will also keep your insanity level nice and healthy. :-)
I couldn't find just the footage of the incident, but here is the whole episode. All you need to do is move the search button thingee at the bottom to the time 13.55, and watch the next minute or so:
Go on, give yourself a Friday Feeling Giggle to start the weekend off right. You know you want to. :-)
And if you ever try this, I want to know! LOL
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Well, am I relieved! It turned out that the pipe is effectively an overflow for the boiler in case the pressure becomes an issue. Although it looks as though the pipe goes back into the wall, it doesn't. It is just angled towards the wall so that it doesn't spit hot water on anyone.
It was a matter of a minute for the guy to adjust the pressure, explain what was happening, and he said that if the pressure drops again to let them know and they will put a new valve on it.
Of course, it doesn't explain the damp, and at some point that will have to be explored, but that will hopefully just mean injecting some damp proofing into the wall or something. Always assuming it is actually a fairly straightforward job.
So, I'm sitting here digesting a late supper with the first series of As Time Goes By playing in the DVD player. Been very active today, largely thanks to various challenges on SP. Spent an hour or more walking around the house playing Step to the Beat to buy 15 Luxury Houses for one challenge, and walked with Leslie Sansone for two more challenges.
I've really been pushing myself lately, and I have run our of oomph tonight. I'm trying to think of something witty to say, but my brain has deserted me. And now I'm yawning. Time for bed, Zebedee!
Going to have a day of dodging rain and storms in the garden tomorrow, tidying it a bit ready for a visitor on Saturday. I think I'll slot in a nice soak in the bath as well. I went into Lush yesterday to buy something to show my support for their stance against Fracking. I figure that if they are willing to help fund the fight against fracking, the least we can do is pop a bit of cash in their coffers. Anyhoo, I got a Honeybee bath thingee for Tara and a Comforter bath thingee for me. They smell scrumptious!
Hope we never have to face tap water that can catch fire!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
It weighs 1 1/2 kilos, is padded, and has nobbles on the inside that apparently aid toning and so forth. The truth, though, is that it hurts to use it at the moment, so I'll tuck it away until the winter. I reckon I need to learn how to use it when I am wearing some decent layers of clothing as padding! :-)
The few times I tried I could at least see where the benefits will lie if I can get to grips with it. Going to be fun making the neighbours stare when I'm out there in the winter on the patio, hooping for all I'm worth. LOL
So, I looked online and found a lighter one (600g) which will be better to start with, I reckon. Should be here in a few days. :-)
In the meantime the 'almost noms' are coming along very nicely in the veg beds.
Courgettes are swelling. I hope that I'll be eating my first ones within a week. :-)
I spent today ripping out leaves that were overloaded with teeny little caterpillar things munching away. Cabbage whites, I'm guessing. Been cleaning off butterfly eggs as well. I just hope the affected plants survive. Be a shame if I lose them. Lost a few parsnips as it is.
But on the plus side flowers are appearing on the runner beans and tomatoes, so all is not lost. :-)
And it has been substantially cooler today, which has been very pleasant. :-)
Wish us luck tomorrow. We have someone from the council coming round to check a leaky pipe. Could explain the damp smell in the corner of the kitchen. Just hoping it isn't anything major!
Enjoy the rest of your day.
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