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monkey1973



Joined: 17 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 06 5:06 pm    Post subject: First day of graft  Reply with quote    

Well folks, I've just finished my first day of graft as a self-employed individual. I was really looking forward to it as well. It was a general garden tidy-up but there were three stumps requiring removal. Two were relatively easy but the third was a real bugger! I got it though.
I'm feeling pretty shattered and my back feels a smidge tight but otherwise it's a great day

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 06 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done, hope you build a nice wee business

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 06 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It must beat being stuck in an office all day.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 06 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done you!! Official instuctions - go have a nice long soak in the bath

It's three years tomorrow since we opened the shop.

monkey1973



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
It must beat being stuck in an office all day.

In a Churchill dog stylie "OOHHHHHHH YESSSSSSSSS!"

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yay! (Not a word I often use). Have lots of fun; keep your books up to date and never forget: IF IT STOPS BEING FUN, STOP DOING IT!

monkey1973



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
IF IT STOPS BEING FUN, STOP DOING IT!

That's exactly why I quit my last job

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ditto here: hence the retirement last week. Retired on Monday: knocked flat with a rotten cold Tuesday. Ain't that always the way? Still not completely recovered, but I'm not thinking "Darn this cold, I haven't got time to be ill: got to finish that design". I can really enjoy being ill! ( ) Just finding it a struggle getting buckets of water up to the pigs: keep running out of breath!

Back to the point though; I started doing design because I couldn't hack the day job any more and it served me well for some time until I ran out of imagination and realised I'd rather spend the time with my pigs!

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great. May the work keep coming in for you, and more so as the year progresses. Have finally sussed the Clackmannanshire location from 'wee county'.

I had a friend who grew up on Kennet estate - his father was a labourer there - would be long before you were even born, though. If I'm going to Fife / Tayside, I still sometimes take the scenic route to visit where he spent his childhood.

monkey1973



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I'm right the Kennet House is no longer with us. It's a lovely place to stay though and is a sufficient distance from the nearest towns that we feel rural and quiet. Last weekend however the local bypass was closed for the weekend and what a nightmare the traffic was. You don't appreciate how good something is until you don't have it anymore.

monkey1973



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 06 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Have finally sussed the Clackmannanshire location from 'wee county'.

It's very surprising how many of the locals don't get it though.

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