Wed 19 Aug 2015: Inchcock Today – Started well, to mediocre, to not good, to bolognaise!

Wednesday 18th August 2015


0235hrs: Woke with immediate panic attack about what needs doing and guilt at the old place not getting done.

Set about finishing sorting the front room to clear it so the sideboard can go in when delivered later today – assuming that is if it will go through the doors. The cabinet is small so will be no problem.

Then I moved all the clothes from the pegs on the hallway wall, and laid them in the bedroom – where of course, there is no bed yet to get in the way. Huh!

IMG_00670410hrs: Laptop on, cuppa and medications taken.

Popped to the bathroom to visit the porcelain and decided to have a wash and shave at the same time like.

Reflux valve sticking again, cough still with me, hands not too bad at all, Anne Gyna just getting going, and the skin cancer wound was getting so very itchy again.

Returned to the kitchen and made another cuppa.

Finished off yesterdays diary and got it posted.

Did some prep work on Coreldraw for a project I’m working on.

IMG_0068The J Lewis chaps arrived with the TV and storage bins. Unfortunately the bins need putting together – hope to get on with that soon before me fingers start playing up… well, before Arthur Itis starts playing up.

One of the chappies asked if I had me coax cable he could use – I told him no one at the shop told me I needed one when I bought the TV, and as it was 30 years since I last owned a TV set I did not have a cable.

Very sportingly he told me had an old one in the van, and he went down and collected it to use. Jolly decent of him. They even took away the packaging for me.

I have now to get an electrical extension plug thingy though, as the TV would not reach to where I wanted it to go… when I get some furniture in like. Huh!

So I did me Morrison’s order earlier than planned and ordered one with me groceries for delivery tomorrow.

01topaYesterday when me Warfarin INR level results came back and were so close to the target, the hospital haematology put 7th September as me next blood session, I emailed them asking for an appointment on Monday 7th September.

0101cGot an email back today with an appointment for Thursday 7th September. Initially this confued me a bit and I thought I’d made a Whoopsiedangleplop again – after checking the calendar I realised it was the surgery that had made the error. I emailed them back and the returned one apologising. I just hope it wasn’t 0101bthe Obergruppenfurher that made the error cause if she was me next time I’m in for an ear-full. Oh dear Yes!

The Sue Ryder delivery volunteers arrived with me old ‘1960’s G-Plan’ sideboard (It’s printed on the inside of the drawers!) and the VHS video cabinet.

They kindly placed it where I wanted and suggested I use the top of the VHS cabinet for me phone, Alert alarm and TV for now – so I did.

After a few hours the room looked like his below.


0101dI considered having a look at sorting out how the hoover works first, but instead I got battling to assemble the storage boxes instead.

The time was racing by I but I pressed on.

It took me a lot of bad language and hours to get them assembled.

0101aUsed most of them in the kitchen, not a pretty sight, but sensible to keep me things and practical I thought like if yer know worra mean.

Of course I may change things round later I suppose.

Then the brainwave hit me!

I’ll go to Wilkinson’s in Sherwood to get some wood dye/restorer to cover or hide the scratches on the sideboard.

I can drop off the letters delivered for the previous tenant Margaret at the Community Hut on the way.

She was a popular girl won’t she. Also take some bits to the Nottingham Hospice charity shop and see if they had coaster for sale.

I got a letter from Parcel Force – demanding £38.58 – that’s Import Duty £30.58 plus VAT clearance fee of £8.00! Argh! I’ll get on the web later to try and sort it out.


How long are remotes getting nowadays?

Obergruppenfurher Julie was in and I gave her a choice of nibbles and the letters – she asked  if the caretaker Robert had delivered the writing bureau yet? I said no and she arranged for it to be delivered this afternoon.

Off on a walk into Sherwood and called into the Hospice shop with me bits for em. Forgot to ask if they had any coasters of course.

Out and into Wilkinsons, where I forgot all about having ordered the electric extension for tomorrow from Morrison’s and bought one there, but it had on/off switches for all four sockets on it that I thought was good. I ended up getting his and a bottle of ‘scratch cover’ and a wax wood polish spray.

Thoroughly wee’d off with me spending again, I crossed over and had a look in the Sue Ryder Charity shop to see if the had found me bendable duster that I lost yesterday – but they had not, so I bought another one. Tsk!

With all the spending I managed to resist going into the Co-op to get some more of the delicious beetroot and apple bloomers.

IMG_0078Caught the bus back to the flats and got in and set about ‘doing up’ the scratches.


The bureau goes well with Duncan’s swivel-char that he brought fer me, now I’ve dyed it like!

Caretaker, ‘I don’t charge enough yer know’ Robert arrived later with the writing bureau, and I gave him some DVD’s for his bother, I think he was expecting some cash judging by the expression on his face. Tsk!

I got on the web to see if the parcel of towels that Lyzzi from TFZ said she would kindly send me for the new flat. Bet she didn’t know they would charge me all this eh? Swines!


This is Greedy surely?

I just hope they do deliver the parcel after Lyzzi has kindly gone to all that trouble to help me out…  £38.58! Christ have I not spent enough this week! Really fed-up now! Bloody Post Office!

Still the parcel should be on the way tomorrow it said… but we’ll see eh?

Did a bit of staining on the bureau… well i did it all, not much left in the bottle now.

So tired now. Put the TV on to try it for a few minutes – Crap! The picture keeps pixelating – so I’ll have to buy a signal-power booster now – really wee’d off again now!

IMG_0084This is the front room at the moment, as far as I’ve got. I’ve already moved the telephone onto the sideboard and Virgin internet box onto the floor, cause they didn’t look to firmly based. I’m glad I’ve got the laptop out of the kitchen at last.

Got me diced potatoes in the oven and me seasoned beans in the pan, bread out ready and me pork loin cut up on the dish ready.

Finished updating this diary and felt morose after all the spending today again… I say AGAIN! Hehehe!

Had nosh and managed to stay awake long enough to have a good nosh but it didn’t cheer me up, still low after feeling so good earlier. Cobbleknotrots!

IMG_0085Did some Facebooking until me eyes were closing in there own.

Morrison’s delivery int morning 0800>0900hrs.

ust call to see if BJ is back from holiday yet, i think he’s got another week though. Hope he’s enjoying it in Ireland, he usually does bless him.


8 thoughts on “Wed 19 Aug 2015: Inchcock Today – Started well, to mediocre, to not good, to bolognaise!

  1. Another busy day, another lot accomplished. You should hire yourself out as a supervisor for people who are moving and need someone to help them with the details. You should also be my chef, because I still haven’t done any cooking, just building sammies and making smoothies. I have stuck some meat pies in the microwave a few times, but really should cook something nourishing. The sammies and smoothies are nourishing, but I really want something different now, just don’t really want to cook it. Not all that sure I really want to do anything except sleep about 20 years. Just too much to do now though. I can sleep after my move and after everything is put in place and it all looks neat. And pigs fly.
    Take care of you my friend. Arthur Itis has moved in with me, but he refuses to help with anything at all. Just pokes at me. Not a welcome guest at all.

    • Damned Arthur Itis… did you tell him to leave you alone and come visit me instead? I’ll take him on fer yer gal – the brute!
      No over-doing it pet – little nod-offs are good for us I think in between jobs, even a few minutes? Not telling you what to do Angie, just a suggestion cause it helps me sometimes – but I do understand your desire to press on without a rest, of that I plead ‘Guilty as charged’ too. Now I’m so drained and so many ailments attacking me all at the same time – that’s my own fault cause I would not take a break to recuperate a while – I’d hate itforyou to suffer extra as well pet – Easy does it when you can please petal?
      I was hoping when I get things sorted here and at the other house, maybe I can fit a cooker in me kayak – then I can serve a meal for you when I land in America… oh, no good that, I’ve still got to get to your place ain’t I? How far is it from the coast-line? Shall I lad near Washington?
      TTFN X

      • No, I won’t send Arthur to you luv. You already have him, plus Anne Gyna, and I don’t have to put up with her. I just bring my friend Ben Gay home with me and watch him duke it out with Arthur while I am nodding off. They are very entertaining.
        I have also learned to stop for a sit down when I feel myself starting to feel dizzy, an old friend of mine also. Dizzy and I grew up together, but she never told me her name was MS Dizzy til I started falling. So, we have this agreement now, when she tells me to slow down, I do and she backs off. If I don’t, she gives me a shove, I fall and then I HAVE to slow down until I recover from the concussion. It seems to work out okay, so we get along better now. I haven’t fallen for a long time now.
        I’m about 700 to 800 miles from Washington, I think. With all the curves in the river it would be even more though, but I’m not sure how many more. That’s okay though, I have the stove, a microwave, and a slow cooker, so we can cook something together. I’ll have something ready when you get here, because I’m sure your arms and shoulders will be tired by then. You can cook for me the next day.
        Take care of you my friend.

      • Thanks Angie. “So, we have this agreement now, when she tells me to slow down, I do and she backs off. If I don’t, she gives me a shove, I fall and then I HAVE to slow down until I recover from the concussion. It seems to work out okay, so we get along better now. I haven’t fallen for a long time now.” This proves to me your wit and copability with all your ailments gal – plus had me laughing out load while appreciating your difficulties at the same time – clever that pet.
        Just a thought, perhaps i can catch a meaty shark on the way over, then we can have shark steak fer nosh? Maybe not though. Hehe!
        TTFN flower. XXX

      • Hmm, I’ve never tried shark steaks luv, so that might be interesting. Be sure you put sun screen on it so it won’t get all dried out before you get here. Wouldn’t want my first shark stead to be rotten tasting. If you don’t happen to catch a shark though, then try for a nice catfish on your way down the Ohio River. Not everyone’s cuppa, but for a true Kentuckian we are talking food of the gods, second only to burgoo. And of course, I’ll have some burgoo in the freezer for when you arrive. What a feast we will have then.
        Take care, and start building up those muscles in your arms for that marathon trip across the pond.

      • I’ll have to keep me shirt on for the journey Angie – the skin Cancer on me back yer know, but by it sounds like we will feast like the Gods! And why not?
        I was wondering if I ought to try and fit a solar powered engine of some sort to the kayak?
        Is the Ohio river the one that goes through the rockies? Or am I getting confused – hehehehe what a thing for me to say that, Am I getting confused! I’m permanently confused! Haha!
        I just hope after I’ve built it I can get it in the lift.
        TTFN flower, thinking of you. XXX

      • The solar powered engine would make it much better Gerry. As long as the sun shines, anyway. And oh, yes, we will feast like the gods.
        The Ohio River is not quite as far West as the Rockies. It goes thru the Appalachians and Alleghenies, to the East. Danial Boone country, ya know. There are a lot of rivers in that area, so don’t get confused and turn off on one of the wrong ones, keep Ohio River in mind. Then just let it bring you down toward the Mississippi, til you get to Owensboro.
        Maybe you should build in the shed, just in case it won’t fit in the lift. It should be rather large to hold enough food for the journey, as well as your laptop and several dozen backup batteries. You will want to journal your trip, you know.
        Take care of you luv.

      • I’d better include me Daniel Boone knife in me things then Angie. A compass will help too. Perhaps I can hire a plane hanger to build it in?
        The food for the journey will have to be concentrated so I can get everything else in. Hehe.
        The thought of the feast at the end my journey will keep me going, although the sharks and giant catfish en-route worry me a bit.
        TTFN pet, and take it steady if you can gal. Thinking of you, and a cuddle sent. X

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