Opportunistic Scrappies

August 24, 2011

A couple of days ago, a strange wee man appeared in the garden and asked my husband if his car was for sale. His rubbish old silver mondeo which has sat in the garden for months since it failed its MOT. He had seen it sitting in the driveway, which is lower than the road and hidden by trees, and thought that it looked done, so he thought it would be worth asking about. It turns out he has a wee business behind his house, doing up old flat-bed trucks and cars.

Husband asked him to make an offer but he was a bit cagey, so husband said £100. He said deal, and came back earlier today to pump up the tyres and unlock the seized wheel so that they could tow the car, which they duly did about an hour ago.

How’s that for a boring story with no real point? Better than nothing, I will think of something funny for tomorrow.

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Porridge puke

August 12, 2011

I have not long ago been woken by the sound of the skip we have spent two days filling, being lifted from the front garden, very very close to our house, on the corner of a busy road. Come to think of it, this is probably why they chose twenty past six in the morning to do it. Am pleased it’s gone,more pleased that the soggy piles of gyproc and rockwool are gone from the garden. Husband saw a rat hiding in there while he was picking things up and vomited up his porridge.

It was a horrible day yesterday all round. I had my first ever falling out with my parents. I am 39. It lasted about three hours and ended very well. Still, I won’t be doing it again. I feel like vomiting up porridge just thinking about it and I haven’t even eaten any.

 

Stampy things

June 20, 2011

Sitting at work today I had cause to use a wee stampy thing with my name and address on. One of the ones that plunges down a wee bit and the block with information on flips over and prints on to the paper. My work involves rather more than doing this, a lot of probing around in things you’d probably rather not know about. But it occurred to me today that if I could  have one day of basically just stamping my stampy thing on bits of paper then I would have achieved the career ambitions I had when I was seven.

Hello world!

June 15, 2011

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