Ive been hacking,sawing,chopping away at the stump. When mavis came out and said WHAT are you doing. I said you wanted it out. She said no just cut back. Oh dear Ive obliterated it. Hm! maybe it will pick up.
As I said before the gardener we had didn’t turn up . so if weather is fine over the next few days we decided to do it ourselves.
You just can’t rely on some trades people.
Any minute now we got Top Coat coming to quote me to paint all the outside. That should be interesting……
mavis was up in the night again with louis. he is a funny dog. Choosy what he eats if he eats when he eats. Then paying for it with a tummy problem. He is also very crafty. I take him every morning up the lane for his early walk. He has worked out that if he does his business then,he doesn’t always get a ride to the park later. So he holds it in. Waiting to hear my keys rattle then he goes mad and we go to the park. Crafty.
It’s a sad day today Mavis found out that another mesowarrior has passed on. This one we only recently visited and were due to visit again shortly. Its hit home today. When the time comes it is so frighteningly fast its over in days and hours.
So our thoughts go out to Allen. RIP Tess.
Well the guy arrived to survey my outside and quote me for top coat paint. He spent ages measuring and checking it all. Then when he came in he said you will be pleased to know that the home is in excellent condition you have obviously looked after it. As its condition is good we would be happy to offer you our services.
So now we get down to price. After measuring and assessing the final cost will be. wait for it. £10,000.500.
This was followed by a long silence. He said was that more than you expected? I said yes about 5 x more. So you were thinking a couple of grand were you. I said I am stunned that it is that much.
He continued to describe the process. He said he was able to give me a discount. He could do it for £8k if I was interested.
Mavis said Hm! £8 I shot her a look of No Way. So I said I appreciate its virtues and its 20 year warranty. But I wont be here in 20 years. So At the end of the day It’s just not economical for us. It would take 20 years at our present expenditure to recover that much. So I am sorry to have wasted your time. But he was so nice about it. I got the impression that he was used to no thank yous. So that was another step over.
I actually watched come dine with me. What a load of bitchy sods.