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 Post subject: Stormy weather.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:50 pm 
Well I'm at home, desperately hoping that the house won't catch fire - ironically because of all the rain!

We've got water coming in through the kitchen roof, running down the wall and over a light switch! When I first went downstairs this morning I thought that my boys had been playing in their water fountain - but no :roll:

Now how's this for a classic? We get emergency cover with our house insurance, but their workers can't come and temporarily make the roof watertight (until the proper repair work gets done) unless it stops raining - as it's against health and safety rules for them to attempt repairs in the rain!!

Oh well, bonus time at home with the boys, bless 'em..

Anyone else suffering from the storms in the UK today?


Teresa


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:57 pm 
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It's a bit gloomy looking here today, we're right on the coast, the sea is just across the fields from us so we usually get battered by the wind but today it's quite calm....for now anyways!

Have you isolated the lighting curcuit until the workers get there?

Safety first and all that....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:11 pm 
Sounds like a lovely location - I do like the sea when it's stormy like this..... luckily I have a small strip of woodland blocking my view of Southampton in the far distance! I live in a very odd place - it's a mixture of farmland on one side and a city a few miles away. Unfortunately the village next to us is currently in the national press due to the murder of an old lady :-(

er...now you come to mention it no - I don't know which one it is, but luckily one of our neighbours is an electrician so perhaps he can suggest something to keep us going for the time being - I don't think candles and Bengals mix that well :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Lovely location....I guess you've never been! :lol:

It's nice really, but we'd like to move somewhere more rural and out of the way.

I love the smell of the sea air....sometimes anyway! :lol:


I hope you find your electrician before it gets dark, cats need feeding etc etc :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:43 pm 
You're right, there is a gap in my knowledge of the western UK - somewhere between north Wales and Cumbria :D I did go through Liverpool once, but it was dark!

We've got our eyes on somewhere more rural too - if I never have to see the M3 again it will be a blessing :twisted:

Hah! You are kidding, aren't you? My two can manage very well without light when it comes to filling their spotty little bellies. I went to an exhibition last week for work and came home with a bouncing ball that also lights up - that'll keep them occupied for a while if all else fails.

Talking of which, they are suspiciously quiet so I had better go and investigate.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:31 pm 
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meemonkey wrote:
It's nice really, but we'd like to move somewhere more rural and out of the way.


You've got the best of both worlds nearby there on the Wirral! Graham and I took an afternoon to drive round there when we were in the area, it's very nice!

Teresa, you're in much better spirits than I would be! :lol: Stay safe though!!


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OMG Teresa, fingers crossed for you hun..
its bad enough seeing it on the news never mind it ruining your home... :cry:
let us know if you need anything... not sure what we could do though unless we were electrian type peeps :(

I live not far from Meemonkey further along the coast ( the scabby end) :lol:

we seem to miss the extremes of all the weather here.. ( so far :? )
Lets us know you ok please :(


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[quote="Hobbit
You've got the best of both worlds nearby there on the Wirral! [/quote]

Us norverners are further up than the wirral unfortunately... :wink:
here is were we are in the UK...

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=southpo ... a=N&tab=il


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:10 pm 
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gawd, sounds scary...i hope you've managed to do something temporary in the meantime safetywise.

it's horrid here, too. wet & windy, thankfully all safely outside & not seeping into the house. i live on the coast too, virtually the opposite end of the country to meemonkey & queenb. i'm up high on a cliff tho & in town, so realtively safe from the sea :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:13 pm 
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queenb wrote:
Hobbit wrote:
You've got the best of both worlds nearby there on the Wirral!


Us norverners are further up than the wirral unfortunately... :wink:
here is were we are in the UK...

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=southpo ... a=N&tab=il


I thought the Wirral was in the general Mersyside area... :?:
It seemed to be when I was there :lol: ...

But then being Canadian, I sometimes forget how small your regional definitions can be. :wink:


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Oh no, Teresa, i hope the problem is sorted soon! How awful. :?

No weather problems here right now, apart from lots of muddy puddles in the garden, a leaky porch with a door that won't close and two cats that don't want to go out in the enclosure 'cos of the wind. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:22 pm 
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:D :D its a tiny area compared to Canada :wink: ( Id love to visit there)
Hmmm now then, Southport used to be part of Lancashire until someone, sat at a desk in an office somewhere decided to put us in Merseyside.. which is part of liverpool etc.. However, we need to go to Liverpool ( approx 20 miles) go through the mersey tunnel ( and pay £3 :shock: ) and then your on the Wirral..
weird thing is Im not sure if the wirral is merseyside or cheshire..
Matt my OH is from Liverpool and he doesnt know either haha
think its back to school for me :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:24 pm 
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Sorry guys- Hijacked the thread. :( .. as you were :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:26 pm 
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lol sue :lol:

from what i could gather when i lived in manchester, i knew people from the wirral area...it's officially classed as merseyside, but people like to say it's cheshire as it sounds more posh :lol:


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