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A long absence - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
A long absence
A lot of time has gone by... but not a lot of events.

A summary of the last n weeks would go something like this:
Misty and I planned to have a 4th July BBQ... on the 3rd!
Misty and I realised that the house was a bit of a state, as was the garden front and back.
Misty and I set about putting our house in order.
I cut down a tree in the front garden.
I put my back out.
I was unable to sit comfortably and so didn't spend much time on the computer.
I missed a week of work... but not really missing it - if you know what I mean
The house now looks fab, the front garden looks fab, the back garden looks okay.

Highlights worth mentioning:
The drugs the Doc gave me were gooooood. I had a job getting up in the mornings... hell I had a job getting up in the evening!

We ordered fireworks from some place on the web. They were reasonable, delivered on time and the fireworks were good.

We ordered a skip to clear the crap from the garage and gardens. The skip arrived on the right day. The skip was filled by Misty and yours truly. The skip did not disappear on the right day. Misty called the skip company who very helpfully told her that we wasn't booked in for a removal, they'd fit us in Monday. This was the Friday before our guests arrived for the July 4th Party. Misty explained that Monday was 2 days too late. They said tough. I called the skip company... within seconds they realised who I was (which I suppose means that they don't mess that many people around - just us) and told me there was nothing they could do. I explained to them that there better be something they could do because the skip needed to be gone by Saturday evening. They resisted. I suggested hiring a different company to remove the skip and charging them back. They told me the skip would be gone by Saturday afternoon... and it was! In fact it was gone before Misty and I woke up. I feel this is a major triumph against the shitty service this country usually endures.

The BBQ was most enjoyable. We had enough dead animal to feed a small army... which was just as well as Adrian was coming! Misty made coleslaw and potato salad and a chocolate cake. I made some mixed CD's which were damned good - even if I say so myself. nuala stayed the night - we stayed up until 4:00 watching DVD's

Sunday the three of us went to see Shrek 2... I thought a second viewing added to it's charm - I discovered a few more in jokes I don't remember from the first time round. It'll definitely be one for the DVD collection.

Current Mood: busy busy

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cham From: cham Date: July 6th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww wish i coulda been there... i didn't finish work til about 1 in the morning it's not like they even needed me i just sat there waiting for them to finish doing my part of the system in case they needed me to give them some input... well can't really complain i still got paid overtime for it lol
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 7th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
There's always next time! Now we have the house tidy we don't feel bad about inviting people round!
toyota27 From: toyota27 Date: July 14th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

no blue van...

...no tree.... bah!
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