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Post 81

Ivan the Terribly Average

Even if there were such a development, I wouldn't mention it on this site.

Speaking of which, I see the Teen Troll is back in business...


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Post 82

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Yes. I am dealing with it, just now.

If I bail out, my apologies.. only I was texted to come and look at the goings on in one of the threads concerning that one.. smiley - rolleyes

My dinner is almost ready.. *grumbling tums* smiley - groan


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Post 83

Ivan the Terribly Average

Texted? Gosh, you're the Tactical Response Unit Flying Squad! smiley - wow

I'm not here for long; I have to get properly dressed, water a few plants (it'll be 38C today) and then catch a bus.


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Post 84

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Properly dressed??

Shucks .. I will have to wait until after my dinner to find out why now!! smiley - erm

Bye, until later hunny smiley - smooch


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Post 85

Ivan the Terribly Average

I hope dinner didn't suffer from the interruptions.

I bet this isn't worth waiting for - by 'properly dressed' I mean office wear. At the moment I'm in sensible attire: shorts and t-shirt. Sorry, that wasn't all that exciting.


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Post 86

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

OooooOOoooh!! smiley - erm

I'm sure you do this to me on purpose smiley - cross

Have a good day, love smiley - smooch


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Post 87

Ivan the Terribly Average

I'm dressed improperly again now. smiley - silly

It was a very strange day in the office. Everyone agreed, but nobody could quite pin down what was so odd. I hope tomorrow makes more sense. In the meantime, Canberra's smothered in smoke again and my eyes are watering.


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Post 88

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Odd as in an atmosphere? smiley - erm

Fires? Please be careful smiley - hug


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Post 89

Ivan the Terribly Average

Yes, odd as in atmosphere. Hard to explain.

The closest bushfire is about 50km away. If there's to be any risk to this part of Canberra, I have a plan for dealing with that. Basically, when things reach the stage where people are advised to stay and defend their homes or evacuate, I'll evacuate. I know what to take with me, and everything else is just Stuff that can be replaced. (That's what insurance is for, I reckon.) But at this stage, there's no danger - just a hell of a lot of smoke and the odd flake of cold ash.


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Post 90

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Don't forget the laptop.. so you can keep us all informed smiley - hug


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Post 91

Ivan the Terribly Average

Yes, that's the advantage of laptops - one can pick them up and flee with them. That was in the back of my mind when I bought this thing, I admit.

For now there's no need to flee. The wind's changed direction and there's only a smell of smoke rather than a cloud of smoke. Apparently thi fire's burning in national parkland, so nobody's home is at risk. smiley - erm No human's home, at any rate.

There's a chance of rain this evening, apparently.


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Post 92

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

We got snow during the night.. perhaps we could send you a little?

Well maybe a bucketful smiley - erm

I didn't say how much snow we had!! smiley - tongueout


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Post 93

Ivan the Terribly Average

We didn't get a single drop of rain. smiley - erm Second-hand snow, in any quantity, is better than that.

I'll have to do some watering before I go to the office. If there'd been rain, I could have taken a morning off hand-watering. Drats.


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Post 94

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

smiley - hug At least you know the garden has been watered smiley - hug


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Post 95

Ivan the Terribly Average

Well, bits of it. There wasn't time between 7am, when watering became legal, and 7:15am, when I had to go to the bus. So I'll have to do it all after 7pm. smiley - yawn I've been training new staff all day - I'm so tired...


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Post 96

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Watering at night is supposed to be the best way of conserving water smiley - ok


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Post 97

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Aaaghh!!

Flighty fingers, pressing post!! smiley - doh


Newbies?? You have newbies?? How exciting!! smiley - biggrin


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Post 98

Ivan the Terribly Average

Hand-watering at night is the best way to use water, but it sort of helps if there's light as well. I can water between 7 and 10 on odd-numbered nights, but there's no light after 8...

And yes, having newbies is nice. They're part-timers as they're still students, and I don't have them again until Monday, so I can get some of my usual w*rk done in the meantime.


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Post 99

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Why can't you take a torch? smiley - erm


You can use the newbies as a form of recreation in w*rk!! smiley - devilsmiley - angel


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Post 100

Ivan the Terribly Average

No torch; not enough hands. Besides, even the best torch doesn't cast enough light for accurate watering. If it was just a matter of pointing the hose and getting things wet, that would be fine, but while there's a ban on watering lawn I can't risk watering lawn by accident. I also need to spend time on the particular plants that need attention, rather than watering everything.

The newbies are good kids, and we don't want to discourage them, so we're all being thoroughly nice to them.


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