Monday, 9 June 2008

HOUSE RENOVATIONS & SUNDAY LUNCH

Judge Judy presiding...............

Judge to prostitute 'So when did you realize you were raped?' Prostitute, wiping away tears: 'When the cheque bounced.'

The building work is one year old on 23rd June! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear housework, happy birthday to you! When will it be finished? Well, in a month or so we should be onto the “snagging list”. What has to be finished?

Laying the under-floor heating in the kitchen/family room.
Floor tiling in the kitchen/family room and en-suite bathroom
Fitting units in the kitchen and en-suite bathroom
Building stairs and fitting glass balustrades on walkway
Decorating
Job done!

If you say it fast it doesn’t sound much, but with only one tradesman on the job it will probably take a while yet. Then we start on the next project - renovate the part of the house that we are living in now. That is not such a big job because there are no major plumbing/electrics changes, but I guess that work will take us past next Christmas!

Anyway, once we are in the new part of the house we will have more room, enabling us to resume the massive family Sunday lunches and have the grandchildren and friends stay in comfort. Life can get back to “normal”. Well as “normal” as it is possible to be with OG’s cancer.

I say “massive family Sunday lunches”, but in actual fact our numbers have been pared down now that one of our daughters has taken her family to live in France. If the weather was good we would sometimes have over 20, with the younger children sitting at their own table in the garden. Ah! Happy days!

Yesterday we had lunch with our eldest daughter, son-in-law, two nephews that they adopted when their mum died and my grandson who now lives with her after returning from France. The weather was perfect and after lunch we spent “quality time” together drinking wine in the sunshine. OG doesn’t like the sun so he took himself off to the shops to drool over the new TV he intends to buy for our new bedroom.

The conversation, as usual, came around to how crappy this country has become and I learned things that I have been sworn not to reveal. Things that if I told you I would probably have to kill you! Suffice to say that I have stored the information and one day I will be compelled to blab. Watch this space!

But this I can repeat, because it was in the paper. Two men wearing balaclavas were spotted on a church roof stripping off lead that parishioners had recently collected £100,000 to replace. But despite the fact that they had thrown bundles of rolled up lead to the ground police refused to arrest them because they said they might have simply been enjoying the view. That makes me want to swear, and I fuck it, I will. What the fuck is that all about, fucking PC twats!!!!!!

18 comments:

DogLover said...

Knowing how you like such stories, R&C, I hesitate to spoil your fun, but I don't believe your tale of the lead-strippers. The police aren't fools and there must be other facts that you haven't told us/haven't been told.

And what rag do you get such stories from?

Glad the alterations are gradually getting near their end.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear DogLover http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1024672/Masked-men-caught-church-roof-stealing-lead--thats-evidence-say-police.html

Jean Genie(us) said...

The Times - now how more auspicious can you get than that!!!! - the journalist is the ballaclava-wearing brother of a ballaclava wearing journalist at the Mail. It's not the police who are fools - it's those who decree what they can call an offence and what they can't.

Maggie May said...

Well the roof story makes me sick it really does. What IS this country playing at?
I reckon the judges are barmy!

DogLover said...

Thanks, R&C, I thought it might be the Daily Mail!

I suppose the three men were taking the lead off with their fingernails: amazing what people can do nowadays! Would you have been happier if they had been prosecuted [at public expense] and got off for lack of evidence? I'd liked to have defended them!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Your quite fucking right about that end story! Complete and utter bollocks as clearly being a criminal is now a career choice with pension rights and paid leave. The luatics are now running the asylums.

Retiredandcrazy said...

You are so right Jean, a call has to go into the CPS before an arrest is made to ask permission because the prisons are so full and this arrest may not meet the necessary target criteria. In my 'umble opinion this is, again, a political cock up. The police are totally demoralised. I rest our case Jean.

Retiredandcrazy said...

It's not the judges Maggie, it's the whole damn system.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, DogLover, I get your drift. I think that we are actually singing from the same hymn sheet here.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Actualy, MOB, I think lunatics could do a better job.

girl with the mask said...

Fuck!

Sandi McBride said...

Reminds me of a Barron Knights Song...take off on the Three Browns Little Jimmy Brown entitled "All the Chapel Lead were missing" lol...I loved that song...apparently someone else did too!
Sandi

Jean Genie(us) said...

Now here's one to get you all talking. We NEVER see a policeman in the villages around here - in fact we rarely see a policeman in the towns around here. Are we surprised???? Which sensible, well educated, young person nowadays would actually put themselves in the position of choosing a career where they are abhorred, vilified, seriously under paid and then unable to actually do what they believe in to catch criminals and people threatening the security of their fellow man? Only those dear souls who join the police force and HM services. And what do we do for them? Thank goodness there are those who will do it - don't know if I would be so keen to do it these days.

Think lunch on Saturday R&C could be a real ol' grumpy affair - see you there!!!!!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Well Girl with the mask, you always mirror my thoughts exactly. Spooky!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I used to love the Barron Knights too Sandi

Retiredandcrazy said...

You have said it all Jean, and you have first hand knowledge of the services having served yourself and now with a son in the RAF. This government should be ashamed of itself.

See you Saturday to continue + other joyous topics.......

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Still catching up - I was wondering how your daughter and family were doing in France (now that I've come back from there). Do I understand you've got one of them back?
You will be looking forward to having them all around I'm sure. M xx

Retiredandcrazy said...

The family are doing well in France Margot. They are in Toulouse but so far do not have gainful employment. Unfortunately their plans have had to go on hold
because they can't sell their house here. The timing of this move was not perfect for them.

And you are quite right, our 14 year old grandson came back because he wanted to continue his education here. He is very, very bright and I think could be a candidate for Oxbridge.