Friday, 15 September 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
Monday, 14 August 2017
It said on BBC Radio 2, that women who are 62 who cannot yet get their state pension till they are 66 were been told by the job centres to apply for an apprenticeship. My wife is in the band so I wondered if I could make her an apprentice in my company I though there were government grants available.
I Googled apprentices, A long list came up, I can usually understand legal documents and forms, but I am sure that they (The Government) are trying to blind us with science, or just confuse us in the hope we give up. Eventually I found an application form to use apprentices, filled it in and emailed it.
When the people at National Apprentice Service rang me, they were NOT impressed that I was `just looking` for a loop hole to get some money out of the government in lieu of her state pension, which she should have had at sixty!
So that didn`t go well.
Still it was fun to try and take on the system again.
And a good excuse to play this
Friday, 4 August 2017
Got to a client’s and found a drain had exploded the day before with all the rain, and lifted off the cover.It was only surface water which runs into the stream at the bottom of the garden and was running clear when I looked down. The gentleman was away and when his wife had rung him, he said App`y is there tomorrow.
So guess who had to clear it up?
Friday, 21 July 2017
As I head ever-closer to retirement, I remember at school (Yes 40-odd years ago) a Games teacher said to me “Come out of your shell and join in” … That didn’t work, but after leaving school I discovered alcohol and Punk Rock, which did. Fast forward to now, I am ‘Post Punk, Post Mortgage and having the best time of my life, whilst I am still Pre Alzheimer’s and Pre Arthritis. That’s why you’ll see me at the front.
(Pic from Gary, taken at a Rhombus gig)
So UP YOURS Mr McLeod !!!!
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Working today and I noticed a blue car go into a drive up the road, three women got out, two started getting vacuums and dusters out of the back while the driver went to unlock the house door. Nothing wrong there, they were the cleaners. Then the house alarm went off. Again nothing out of the ordinary there, done it myself, but it went on and on. I put my ear protectors on. Next, they put their gear back in the car and all three women got in, drove to the next house and went in. A bit later, a neighbour came out and asked me what had happened, I told the above, she decided to go see them, when she came back they confirmed that they had gone to the wrong house, but their key HAD opened the door, they put the code they had been given for the alarm but of course it did not work, rung their client who told them they were in the wrong house.
The most worrying thing was that the same key fit and opened two house doors next to each over!
Here`s a pic of a lock full of stones, I couldn`t open and had to take the faceplate off to empty.
As I said glad it was not me, for once.
5 emails and 2 ‘phone calls in the last 24 hours! From a Skip company. When does this officially become stalking?
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