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Guess where I was at three o'clock this morning!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Guess where I was at three o'clock this morning!


Go on, guess...


I DARE ya!


Give up?


I'll tell you...


Hammering on my neighbour's front door is where I was.


Should have been curled up asleep in my bed and dreaming happy dreams, but I wasn't.


Oh no!


I was standing in the freezing cold and wet on my neighbour's driveway.


And why?


What is the one noise in the night guaranteed to make the most mild mannered neighbour throw a hissy fit?


I'll tell you...


A


randomly


blaring


Car Alarm!!!


She bought the car on Thursday. On Friday the wind got up in the afternoon and the car alarm started to randomly wail.

She wasn't home and this continued at odd intervals until 9pm, when she finally came home and managed to get it to stop.

I was woken by the car alarm on Saturday morning, but not at an unearthly hour, and things were quiet through the day, largely because she and the car were not home.

On Saturday evening it started again for a brief time, but we thought she had it sussed by the time we went to bed.

Sadly, however, this was a short lived respite, because at 1.45 am, the damn thing went off - three times in the space of five minutes!

Then it went quiet, and we settled back down, until just before 3am, when the damn thing went off again! And again!

And that was why I was standing outside in the cold and wet outside my neighbour's house in the middle of the night.

Incidentally...

I'm not blaming her for this!!! Even though she can't even open the damn bonnet to disconnect the battery, which would fix the problem. (Who buys a car and doesn't even find out how to open the bonnet for whatsits sake!!!) No, I blame the unscupulous bloke who sold her a faulty car!!!

Good job I don't know who he is!

Poor woman was in tears last night after we tried and failed to get the bonnet open. I felt terrible for her! Oh, and out of curiosity, where do they hide the bonnet catch on modern cars?

Here's to a peaceful Sunday!


I hope!

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CATLADY52 12/17/2012 1:52PM

    Hope everyone in the neighborhood gets sleep tonight. emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 12/17/2012 12:26PM

    LOL! Sorry I shouldn't but still . . . and I guessed it was the car alarm too. Had the same problem with the caretaker in my last flat buying a new car and the alarm went off endlessly.

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MAURIZIA 12/17/2012 11:12AM

  Oh, my. Nothing worse than a car alarm...which I don't really understand since no one every pays attention to them when they are blaring...we all just walk on by. Hope it gets fixed today.

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ARTJAC 12/17/2012 12:42AM

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BUBBLEJ1 12/17/2012 12:30AM

    Google the car and bonnet release. You will find it.

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_LINDA 12/16/2012 11:55PM

    All cars usually come with a manual, but as I don't drive I never bothered to read one to find out whats what. A crowbar might have helped it along ;) emoticon
Hope that dealer does right by her and gets it fixed right quick.
Wishing you a peaceful sleep tonight!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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AHTRAP 12/16/2012 11:48PM

    Nails on a chalkboard have nothing on a car alarm gone bonkers. Poor neighbor will be hearing about that one for ages if she sticks to the area.

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ANNEMAC5 12/16/2012 2:11PM

    I feel bad for both of you. Hope you get sleep tonight emoticon

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WILSON425 12/16/2012 12:19PM

    I agree with John. Find the owners manual.

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SENATOR9 12/16/2012 10:19AM

    Yep back to the dealer comes Monday.
Did the car come with a manual?

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STONECOT 12/16/2012 10:12AM

    Quite oftan there's a pull handle release down by the drivers pedals, then a slider somewhere in the grille. Hope you have better luck tonight.

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SHAWFAN 12/16/2012 9:56AM

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0309COOKIE 12/16/2012 9:31AM

    Oh, there is nothing more annoying that that save a barking dog.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/16/2012 8:59AM

    Not fun, I know. Have a good day.

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LOVESLIFE48 12/16/2012 8:56AM

    I hope you get some sleep tonight and she gets her alarm fixed!! emoticon emoticon Sweet dreams!! emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 12/16/2012 8:13AM

    that's terrible! I hope you get some sleep tonight! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 12/16/2012 7:48AM

  Well at least she felt bad about it, some people wouldn't car a whit! Did you disconnect the battery for her?

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Come and Play With My Rubber Ducky on the Thames! :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



No, your eyes are not deceiving you! Today a giant rubber duck had a swim on the Thames!

More pics and the story behind it here:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-224
6297/London-City-workers-confused-rubb
er-duck-swimming-Canary-Wharf.html?ito
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Well, it worked! Made me laugh big time!

Now, time to put my thinking cap on cos I want a share of that bursary! LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCIFIREADER 12/16/2012 10:48AM

    What a sight to see! Come on Lexie, let's see what you have up your sleeve. I know you can come up with something that the FUNdation would love :)

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IMEMINE1 12/14/2012 5:32AM

    These wer great. emoticon

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BOVEY63 12/12/2012 5:01PM

    Love the rubber duck!
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CHICCHANTAL 12/12/2012 2:52PM

    What about a clockwork squid?

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CARLA-216 12/12/2012 1:37PM

    What a site to see on Thames!

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/12/2012 12:34PM

    Those are great!

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_LINDA 12/12/2012 1:35AM

    emoticon My moneys on you for coming up with a corker for this contest Lexie,
You go girl!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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    Now that's a Ducky emoticon

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painkillers begone! :-)

Sunday, December 09, 2012

2 days - no painkillers required!
That is all. :-)
Shortest blog ever! LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CAT-IN-CJ 12/13/2012 1:59PM

    Absolutely emoticon

Hope it just keeps getting better!

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MOSTMOM1 12/11/2012 9:22AM

    That is some GOOD news!

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BOVEY63 12/10/2012 7:13PM

    Happy to hear you're doing better!
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CARLA-216 12/10/2012 3:52PM

    That's great news! Keep on improving!

xoxo
Carla

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JANESLOSS 12/10/2012 10:32AM

    So glad that you are feeling and doing so much better!!

Hugs,

Jane emoticon

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SENATOR9 12/10/2012 9:59AM

    emoticon You are back emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 12/10/2012 3:18AM

    Great news, Lexie!!

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_LINDA 12/9/2012 10:48PM

    Fantastic news!! Keep on improving!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/9/2012 6:17PM

    hope that "streak" continues

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Improving healthwise

Friday, December 07, 2012

Don't like to tempt fate, but the signs are the antibiotics are working.

YAY!!!

I still tire easily, but feel better in myself in spite of that.

I still have some chest pain, but nothing the Costo hasn't had me used to coping with.

Cough has all but gone, aside from an occasional spasm.

Bloody mucus all but gone.

Appetite has returned. I'm even in the mood to experiment with food. Anyone ever mashed cannelini beans into their mashed potato with a little olive oil and some parsley? I plan to do that in the next couple of days if I continue to feel better. I do love Waitrose recipe cards. So many fascinating ideas. :-)

Sinuses are still playing havoc, but the pneumonia headache seems to be gone completely.

Blood tests results in today show I need to complete the course of antibiotics I was given because infection is present, but all is well aside from that and a 'slight abnormality' in my liver function. Apparently that isn't anything urgent and they have given me an appt for 10 days time to discuss it with my GP.

(Confused by that, I'll be honest. It worries me to be told that and nothing else, and then to have to wait ten days to find out what it is all about!)

I won't get the chest x-ray results until the middle of next week.

Been very good and stayed in all day in the warm and out of the rain, sleet and snow!!! Even though I wanted bananas. Am currently in negotiation with Tara to come home via Waitrose so she can get me a couple of them. :-)

Mission accomplished! She's going to get me some broccoli too. :-) In return, I'm putting the kettle on.

Catch you later.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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_LINDA 12/8/2012 8:18PM

    Wonderful you are finally on the mend! But it will take a long while before you are truly up to snuff so still be careful and take it easy. The liver business doesn't sound good, but if they are not in a huge rush to deal with it, must be very minor. But it could be an early warning sign one of your meds isn't agreeing with you.
Lovely Tara, good girl looking after your Mom!! I absolutely can't go a day with out my banana, so it doesn't matter what the weather is doing, I will always trudge through it to get them.
Take care!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MARUKI52 12/8/2012 11:00AM

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. Getting antibiotics early obviously was the answer. Unfortunately for me that wasn't the case for me. It was only at a late stage that the powers that be worked out what kind of pneumonia I had and which antibiotics I needed hence my bad experience. It wonderful to hear you feeling so much better. Hope you enjoyed the bananas.

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SENATOR9 12/8/2012 10:06AM

    Great you feeling better

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LOVESLIFE48 12/8/2012 8:39AM

    So glad you are feeling better!!! Awesome news!!!

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ANNIE924 12/7/2012 6:36PM

    Good news, happy you are feeling better. emoticon

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SHAWFAN 12/7/2012 6:28PM

    So glad you're feeling better!

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NOREGRET2010 12/7/2012 5:09PM

    Glad you're feeling better!

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ADARKARA 12/7/2012 4:00PM

    Don't worry too much about the liver function abnormality. If you've taken a painkiller like Ibuprofen or Aleve that can show up as an abnormality in your liver function.

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CHICCHANTAL 12/7/2012 3:32PM

    We'll have you swinging from the light fitting in The Pie and Mash tomorrow : )

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NEW-CAZ 12/7/2012 2:40PM

    emoticon glad to read all the good signs that you're getting better!
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CARLA-216 12/7/2012 12:47PM

    So glad to read you're on the upswing!

xoxo
Carla

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Blech! Rocky Horror and Pneumonia DON'T mix. *sigh*

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Just Dance 4 is no fun when you can't dance with abandon!

Still, there are enough dances in the game that I can do a low impact version of to help keep my streak going.

Today I did 3 that worked, and a fourth that I wished I hadn't bothered with.

Then it was the turn of Time Warp.

And I quit!

I don't mind low impacting Oops I Did it Again. I'l even avoid the jumping moves in Can't Take My Eyes Off You ...

But I am NOT ruining the Time Warp! That would be sacrilege - don't you agree? :-)

So let's hope I am up to being a bizarre form of Riff Raff really soon! Otherwise I could lose my Bingo game! *pout*

TEMPORARY GOLDEN RULE:

If it shakes my boobs or rattles my brain, it is too high impact for pneumonia girl!

Sensible! Good girl! :-)

Had enough hassle breathing in the sub zero temp today between here and Waitrose. Lungs were not thrilled.

Hoping to keep indoors now, at least until Monday - pretty please!!!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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ARTJAC 12/11/2012 11:00PM

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KRISTA-GIRL 12/8/2012 1:24PM

    No boob shaking, ever, that's my motto! Get an Enell, girl! And take some time off. :-) emoticon I should let you know that I'm catching up my Bingo card today! emoticon But! As I have never, ever gotten any kind of Bingo, you could probably drop out of the game altogether and still beat me.
Take care of yourself! (Oh, and you are right - gotta do Time Warp justice!)

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MARUKI52 12/7/2012 10:33AM

    Lexie. I've had pneumonia too. Please, please don't overdo any exercise. Your body needs all the energy it can muster to fight the pneumonia. Let the streak wait and concentrate on resting and getting better. It will only take you longer to get better if you don't and I am speaking from experience. I ended up being ill for 3 months and came out the other end with my ribs like a xylophone and too weak to stand for long. Please take care of yourself.
(A plea from the heart and from experience)

I've just read your previous blog about being sick which I had not read before so ignore this post if you wish.

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SENATOR9 12/7/2012 9:39AM

    Take the weekend to relax and get better.No more shaking emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 12/7/2012 7:52AM

    If it shakes my boobs or rattles my brain, it is too high impact for pneumonia girl! I'm sorry you are sick but this made me laugh!!

I LOVE the Time warp!! Is that on just dance 4? I used to see that movie every weekend when I was a teenager!! Great times!!!

Hope you can stay indoors this weekend!! emoticon

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CUBBYMAMMA 12/7/2012 7:33AM

    had to click over to read when I saw the title alone.... emoticon
Sorry you are sick, but you have a great sense of humor ....

here's to keeping your girls and your brain from shimmying too hard and wishing you a super speedy recovery!!!

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CAROLYNNE242 12/7/2012 7:09AM

    Please take care of yourself!! Get well soon!!!
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RAINBOWCHOC 12/7/2012 4:32AM

    visions of a Victorian lady with the vapours "Time-warping" will amuse me all day.
Get well soon

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NEW-CAZ 12/7/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon Lex rest up!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/7/2012 1:59AM

    Get well soon!

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DEELB1 12/7/2012 12:57AM

  emoticon emoticon sleep is what you need!

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_LINDA 12/6/2012 11:53PM

    Glad to hear you are being sensible about it all. Not going out in the cold should be the number one priority. Its lucky Tara didn't catch it.. Technically, you shouldn't be doing ANY form of cardio with an upper respiratory illness, especially one so very serious.
Do take care of yourself please!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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    Feel better soon! The Time Warp is fun isn't it? emoticon

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BOVEY63 12/6/2012 3:35PM

    Amazing that you still worked out with pneumonia!
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Hope you are able to stay put all weekend!

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