Thursday, 14 January 2016
Plans & dreams
First Rocky would like to thank you all very much for your comments on his first post yesterday. He hopes to be back after his first holiday which will be in August, if I ever get round to booking one that is. He would also like me to reply to all your comments - we shall see how that a pans out as I'm working from home & still waiting for me book delivery also Rocky is snoozing on his knitted by me blanket on the other sofa! A thanks from me too my face isn't swollen or sore any more I shall return to the office tomorrow.
There are big plans here for 2016 the conservatory needs to be built, the veg beds moved & Mikes workshop installed.
The workshop being the arguing point I'd like him to have a wooden package one Mike wants one built out of breeze block & a feckless member of his family to help him build it. I know who will win this argument!
What I'd really like to happen next is Mike to finish off the kitchen completely & to replace the bath. This means I can then have the new bannisters installed, the hall & landing decorated & a new stair carpet.
Though Harry has moved bedroom so that needs decorating & he has devised a desk system of monstrous proportions so the money needs to come from somewhere.
Its easy being frugal if you have the money in place to do it. Mike & I both have well paid jobs, we've worked hard to get to our positions but we do waste money.
I have the knowledge to be frugal too & I do really try I just need to stop being so lazy about it.
A little tightening of our belts will mean we can get the majority of the work complete this year.
She says after placing an order for four books which Mike paid for. There was one book I really wanted & pondered over it for a couple of days. Looking on the website I saw two more books in the range which of course I wanted. Then there was an offer on a pack of four books discounted so after pondering more Mike told me to order them. Overall I or rather we have saved money on something that would have been bought.
Sky has been cancelled after it had stopped working & a useless phone call. We have a Now TV box instead & very impressed with it we are. There have been several phone calls & letters from Sky asking us to go back on a reduced rate but no. The nearly £1k saving will pay for Mikes new workshop.
I shall leave you with a photo of Rocky with his toy from Susan when he has finished playing with it he takes it in his bed to lick.