30 September 2018
Burnt Buns and other stuff
Today I cleaned the oven. It’s a job I detest but the oven was black with grime and grease; I burnt my rock buns yesterday because I couldn’t see through the glass door. It is now clean and sparkling.
Yesterday Paul waited in all day for the delivery of a post hole borer via Amazon Prime. Mid afternoon he got a text to say the driver had been unable to deliver the item because he couldn’t find the house. This place is really not difficult to find but in any case why didn’t he just call us. We were then promised a delivery today and Paul was able to track the courier on his ‘phone. He could see the driver was in the village when another text came through to say the item couldn’t be delivered. This time Paul jumped in the car, chased the courier down the road and managed to stop him. “Sorry mate, I couldn’t find your house.”
Paul was now the proud owner of a bright blue post hole borer. He set to straightaway because Rick needs his garden to be fenced as soon as possible. It worked perfectly until it struck an underground drainage pipe. Work has been suspended until tomorrow.
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I haven't a clue how to clean an oven.ReplyDelete
Life's too short to clean ovens to be honest. But I don't like other people's dirt.Delete
I did clean the outside of the cooker and top but inside, no.Delete
I think you will have to get some big signs made with arrows pointing to "Chez Rick" - otherwise you will never get any parcels delivered.ReplyDelete
Good idea, I can't keep running up the road chasing courier vans.Delete
Perhaps the bright blue thng should have come with water devining rods.ReplyDelete
That would be helpful.Delete
Well it looks very professional so hope it does the job quickly and efficiently for Rick's sake.ReplyDelete
It certainly works well. I like the colour!Delete
May I suggest you do what we do; when the oven needs cleaning (after about 10 years) just buy a new one!ReplyDelete
In our village someone has made a map of all the houses with names. It is pinned to the notice board, though probably drivers don't stop. Living next to a church helps;).ReplyDelete
That's such a good ideaDelete
A great idea if you could get the drivers to stop and look at it.Delete
Over here the postcodes are used by delivery drivers for each property has it's own unique code.ReplyDelete
Shame about the drainage pipe still never mind it is easily repaired.
What surprises me is that the last owner did not clean the stove before leaving, I recall that cleaning the house was the last big job that every householder did prior to finally locking the door for the last time.
Several properties here have the same code. This property has been empty for several months, the elderly lady went to a nursing home so I shall forgive her the dirty stove.Delete
Postcodes and sat navs don't always work in harmony - if I use our correct postcode it takes drivers who rely on them, half a mile up the road to my friend's farm yard. I'm glad to say that it doesn't work the other way round, we haven't had the fallen-stock wagon call in here - yet. Has Rick got the freedom of the garden yet?ReplyDelete
Not yet although he has got lots of space indoors to run around. And he gets his two walks a day.Delete