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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Well, that went well except for the funeral director bringing the service sheets with the cortege. Everyone bar the family were already seated and we'd had to tell them we hadn't got the service sheets yet, and then there was a mad dash up the aisle to get one to Carl the organist and remember to put one on the Vicar's podiumsmiley - puffbefore racing back to watch for the signal from the Vicar to alert the organist that Mary was on her way in. RIP Mary smiley - rose

smiley - puffsmiley - puffsmiley - puff

Come home to find no hot water, my boiler has packed upsmiley - wah


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Post 42

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"Come home to find no hot water, my boiler has packed up"

smiley - winkeyeYour watching too many tv advertssmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 43

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - yikes Watching tv adverts can break one's boiler? smiley - erm

Hope you get it sorted soon without emptying your pocketses, darling smiley - hug

smiley - pirate


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Post 44

You can call me TC

Oh dear, GB - it never rains, does it? Hope you get the boiler fixed at a reasonable rate and don't have to replace it.


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Post 45

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Well I've rung two plumbers on personal recommendations but neither have got back to me as yet smiley - erm

My 6th funeral at noon today, with the as-yet unknown Vicar. What could go wrong? Oh, it's Friday the 13th. smiley - erm Where's me rabbit's foot?smiley - run

smiley - goodlucksmiley - candlesmiley - bunnysmiley - footprints


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Post 46

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I arrived first at the church and as I have keys now, I was able to open upsmiley - ok

It was a little freaky being on my own yet no feeling alone.

I met Ken the replacement vicar who was utterly delightful, a jovial fellow, which made a nice change. I was also given the honour of paying him which brought out the biggest smile of the day!

Kathleen was 95 and had outlived her husband and her two best friends. During the eulogy when I heard about Kathleen's early life, she had one son but when they tried to give him a sibling or two unfortunately they were unsuccessful with babies not living very long or being born too early.

That was me gonesmiley - cry

After I locked up and went to my car (parked at the side of the church) there was a note on the windscreen informing me how disrespectful I was parking there and there was a car park across the road, so please use it. smiley - erm I have the vicar's permission to park there ta very muchsmiley - run

RIP Kathleen. I hope you are enjoying spending time with your husband, friends and lost babiessmiley - rose


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Post 47

You can call me TC

Maybe you can get something to put in your windscreen to say that you are an employee and thus authorised to park there. But, seeings as how hard it was to get the keys, that may be difficult.


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Post 48

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Well, wonders never cease. My parking permit was waiting in the Vestry when I went to church on Sunday morning. smiley - magic

The Vicar did tease me on the way out, though, about an upcoming funeral being a Greek Orthodox one. I asked when is it, he said he won't know until Monday so I'm hanging by my phone.

And still waiting on the plumber to turn up and fix my boiler... I won't be very nice to know, soon smiley - sadface


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Post 49

Icy North

I think the Zorastrian funerals are the easiest. If I recall correctly, they just leave them on the roof and let the vultures eat them. (but I stand to be corrected)


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Post 50

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ill

I think I remember that as well smiley - sadface


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Post 51

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I've had several texts from my mentor - she's no longer going to attend weddings and funerals but is available for any advice I require.

I've had a nice week off - albeit without hot water - I paid my daughter a visit and availed myself of her bathroom facilities. Left her a tip smiley - laugh

Plumber attempted to insert the ignition board he'd ordered today but he then declared my boiler beyond repair and was I interested in getting a new one. I agreed - it's 16 years old and was only supposed to last ten years! The lovely man is fitting it for me tomorrow. (Yes, I know it's Sunday - but he said he's busy Monday and maybe Tuesday and didn't know when he could return, but he didn't want to leave me any longer without hot water.)

Good job I have savings, ehsmiley - tongueout


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Post 52

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"availed myself of her bathroom facilities. Left her a tip"

What's up ? don't her toilet flush ? smiley - whistlesmiley - winkeye


smiley - run


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Post 53

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

It's an old family joke. smiley - winkeye

Whenever I have visitors and anyone asks to use my toilet, I say yes, so long as you leave a tip - it used to make my kids laugh when they were littlesmiley - laugh


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Post 54

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

The boiler saga is still ongoing. They had to down tools yesterday when the plumber decided they needed a condenser pipe, because he couldn't drill under my shower tray, in case it all collapsedsmiley - erm

I was so stressed yesterday morning that I went to church for Holy Communion service at 9.30am (they'd been working since 8am) and the vicar read out my Mum's name, which was uplifting for me. smiley - angel

It was in his sermon, which was his recap of last year at church, in which he read out the names of parishioners who had passed away.


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Post 55

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

During only three or four years I had to buy both a new boiler and a new washing machine plus all my pipes had to be replaced. Drained my savings completely smiley - sadface

But on the upside everyhting is now brandnew and should last just as long as yours truly smiley - ok

However, this morning the municipality started digging up my entire street to replace the main water line. I will be without water for short periods these next seven weeks - so I can't use neither boiler nor washing machine nor water pipes smiley - facepalm

smiley - pirate


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Post 56

Icy North

Last time I needed the pipes replaced, I got it done on the NHS. smiley - smiley


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Post 57

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

As did I. Please don't remind me smiley - groan

smiley - pirate


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Post 58

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Oh dear, so sorry for all the woes I'm reminding people of! smiley - hug

The new boiler is installed. Now I need a new switch for the central heating as the old one is defunct (and now disconnected). I am glad it's not wintersmiley - brr

Hopefully that will be fitted tomorrow *fingers crossed* smiley - goodluck


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Post 59

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - dontpanic my personal pipes work just fine now smiley - biggrin

smiley - goodluck to you smiley - hug

smiley - pirate


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Post 60

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - hugthank goodness for that!smiley - piratesmiley - smooch

I've had a message from the office saying that the August wedding I was booked for has been cancelled. I wonder what that was all about? smiley - erm


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