Saturday, 2 August 2008

Random thoughts

Oops - it's been a while since I last posted!! All I can say is that I have been extra busy during my evening job trying to get as much done before I left for the last time on Thursday. But that is all over now and I have my week day evenings back now, but don't think that I am going to spending all my time blogging!! ;-)

Anyway, here's a few random thoughts....

  • I had a good last night at work on Thursday, but more about that tomorrow on Show and Tell!

  • I have some new glasses! I had my eyes checked last weekend and was hoping not to need some new glasses as the ones bought two years ago were rather expensive! However, I had a bit of a shock when the optician covered up my left eye and asked me to read the letters on the wall with my right.....er....too blurry! So, I needed new glasses! I tried not to break the bank this time and managed to get a new pair of glasses plus a pair of sunglasses for less than my last pair of specs cost me!!


  • Finally got the guttering fixed!! It was driving me crazy, you see I live in a new house (well, relatively new, it is now about three years old) and it is still settling which means that the guttering keeps sprouting gaps!! The first gap appeared last year and I was able to fix that by moving the guttering back a bit, but it reappeared earlier this year and was really annoying me because every time it rained, the water just spilled through the gap and bounced of the front door overhang - the walls of the house was just soaking up this water - NOT good! I contacted a local chappie but he never quoted me for any work and when I reminded him about a week later he said that he'd forgotten.....two weeks later, still no quote!

    So...contacted another local firm on Thursday morning, he looked at the guttering Thursday afternoon, got a quote to me that evening, did the work Friday morning, sent me the bill Friday afternoon, I checked the work last night (and it was raining!) and paid this bill this morning! THAT, my friends, is how to do business! I will be using that company again and will be recommending local friends and colleagues to them.

  • Did something sort of spontaneous this morning, I'd been thinking about it for a while and when I went into the salon this morning to make an appointment I thought that I might have to wait a few hours or a few days, but no, I got it done pretty much there and then, which is why I call it sort of spontaneous. And what was it?? Another ear piercing! So now I have two pairs of earrings in my ears! I have to say that I am not entirely certain what Mum and Dad will think, although I know what Dad will say!! He's going to say something like "and would you like a bone through the nose too?!" I was actually going to wait and see if they noticed, but I am rather glad I did it, so I am telling all and sundry now!

3 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Great specs . . . .

I wanted to pierce my nose so badly when I was a teenager. . .

my mother insistently said no!

Katie said...

I know the pain of expensive glasses. I get my golden hello next year, some of that money is going on laser eye surgery, given glasses cost me £250, and contacts cost £40 for a 3 month supply I'm sure I'll make my money back!
I have 2 piercings in my ears and love them, danglies in the lower pair and matching set of studs in the upper pair of holes. I think it looks classy!

Alice Teh said...

I'm paranoid about piercings and haven't even got my ears pierced. Too chicken to do it. I know I'm 30 and pierce-less. :(