Fun And Games

Today has been pretty grotty weather wise, cool, damp and grey so I have stayed indoors.

P went to the tip first thing to get rid of several sacks of garden waste. On the way home he picked up a bag of chocolate and hazelnut doughnuts for the railway repairmen, who are supposed to be finishing off the track job today, probably.  They were quite happy with their elevenses goodies.

Later on, the foreman came up the drive to ask P if he wanted some of the visqueen sheeting they have been using as they have a roll left over. He thought it would be useful to put over the ground before P covers the new parking space with his stones and gravel.  We have ended up with a huge roll of it, which will come in very useful I am sure.

After lunch they asked if they could bring their truck up our drive with the heavy duty power washer on the trailer as they needed to jet wash the track.  Our drive is above the track so it is easier for them to park up here and wash the track below them.

While that was going on, the delivery men turned up with our new shower enclosure screen. They had been unable to bring their delivery van along our road as the railway workers' digger and heavy equipment was blocking the junction so the two guys had to park on the main road, several hundred yards away, and carry the two very heavy packages on their shoulders all the way to our house and up our steep driveway.  Amazingly they were still quite cheerful and didn't grumble at all, at least not to our faces!  When P tried to lift just one of the packages he could hardly move it.  We have sent a message to their company praising them for their excellent service.

I had messaged the Government Planning Office over the weekend asking about the original plans for the conversion of our house.  An email arrived this morning from a very helpful lady saying that she has retrieved the relevant microfiche from their records and it will be in their reception for us to call in and view any time this week.  How's that for service?

All we need now is for the weather to improve a little.

17 comments:

  1. With the leftover visqueen you could make yourself a new outfit and perhaps a smart suit for Lord Peregrine. Good on you for sending a message of praise to the shower men's company. Many people are quick to complain but slow to give praise where praise is due.

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    1. They certainly deserved praise. P couldn't believe how heavy both packages were, and they had to carry them quite some distance.

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  2. The Sex Pistols are rereleasing God Save The Queen for her Platinum Jubilee. Perhaps you get some safety pins and make visqueen punk outfits? I will make mine out of black bin liners.

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    1. What a great idea. Will you have enough gel to spike your hair?

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    2. Will I have enough hair to spike it?

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  3. Our weather here in the Yorkshire Dales is not promising either.

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  4. Now that was all very uplifting.

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  5. Here goes again. Google just won't let me reply to you and Dave. I do so enjoy reading your blog even if Google won't let me show my appreciation
    Big breath.
    Push 'publish'

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    1. Success! You shall have to communicate with us telepathically Linda if Google plays up.

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  6. You've looked after them so well that next time there is work to be done on the railway, there will be a whole army of repairmen volunteering!
    Good to know that there are some deliverymen who are willing to go that extra mile to help you out. No mean feat to carry two heavy packages a distance. Well done for letting their company know how good they were.
    Torrential rain here too, it hasn't stopped yet, and doesn't look as though it will.

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    1. One of the railway guys told P that he would be sorry to go back home as he wouldn't have been able to leave all the shovels and tools alongside the tracks back there without someone making off with them!

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  7. Glad you can look at the house plans so you won't be worried about the shower installation. Hope all goes smoothly!

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    1. Thanks Ellen. Making a little trip out tomorrow to take a look.

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  8. I bet the railway repairmen can't believe their luck .... bacon butties the other day and now chocolate and hazelnut doughnuts !!! People are so quick to complain, so I always think its nice to tell the company when they do well. We have had some lovely weather for the past couple of weeks ..... maybe it's heading your way J.? XXXX

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    1. I do hope so Jackie. Cool and grey today with rain forecast for tomorrow. XXX

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