Archive for May, 2008

invalid plumbers are the new black

Posted May 21st, 2008 at 20:51 by Kaweh

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When we moved into our current house (the one surrounded by horses) we learned that it had been uninhabited for several years previously. For that reason our landlord had installed a new boiler, new double glazing in some rooms and made a few other great improvements before we moved in.

Now that we have been here a while it turns out that some of the radiators are leaking a bit, the hot water tap in our kitchen has a bit of a temper and the boiler is loosing pressure, usually through the excess pressure escape, leaving a nice brown stain on one of the back walls of the house.

So we had the plumber around (kindly paid for by our landlord). The plumber however was no good, not turning up for appointments, etc. So we had a different plumber around, he turned up, on time (!), on Monday.

Whatever this guy does on weekends, he should reconsider his hobbies, he could barely move. He had somehow done his back in, obviously leading to great conversations (not!) between him and my dad, who also occasionally suffers from back pain. Anyway, he did a tour of the house, looking at the various heaters, the boiler and the plumbing under the kitchen sink. I still have no idea how he managed to get back up from the kitchen floor. Never have I heard so much groaning outside of pornographic movies.

Anyway, he went away to give the landlord an estimate cost of the work required. We are hoping to hear (not literally) from him again next week some time. Apparently the heaters need power flushing, which sounds like fun.

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how to start mowing the lawn?

Posted May 18th, 2008 at 13:38 by Kaweh

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Somehow I don’t get round to it.

What am I doing wrong? No seriously!

Whenever I want to start, something else comes along, and whenever I have nothing else to do, I don’t find the energy to get out there and do it.

I also found this really good quality and cheap laptop on eBay, but some bastard sniped the thing from under my nose, just seconds before it closed. Oh well, more money for beer.

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in the summertime when the weather is high

Posted May 14th, 2008 at 14:38 by Kaweh

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With the temeratures dropping a bit, and more and more clouds appearing in the sky something like this definitely cheers me up big time.

I have also been drafted to mow the lawn, which is no easy task in our new house. I mean, have you seen the garden? I think I need a motorised lawnmower. I am putting my trust in Nico to provide the obligatory link to a few motorised lawnmower retailers.

However, coming back to more important things. I love spring/summer with all its associated perks.

And before anybody asks, no she does not have only one arm, she was stroking her other hand through her hair.

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blue skies gallore

Posted May 11th, 2008 at 16:02 by Kaweh

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Is this England?

We have had beautiful weather for days on end now, so it is no surprise that some rain is forecast. Luckily it is mostly happening up north somewhere.

I for one will enjoy the sunshine as long as possible, considering that the sun only shines once every five years or so.

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going back to camden

Posted May 10th, 2008 at 16:28 by Kaweh

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We have already cleared out all our salvageable merchandise and today I am meeting one of our suppliers in Camden to clear up some old accounts.

This is one of the very few remaining commercial links I have with this part of the great city.

On other matters, I have not yet written anything about Boris and Ken but I am planning to, soon.

Oh, having played around with the Flickr Badge has reignited my interest in coding. I will try to play around with a few more interweb thingies.

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