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Unhappily, Christmas is cancelled for us this year.

After getting a back injury at work I have been unable to drive or work. Sitting up for more than 15 – 20 minutes has been a pain, and although I am getting much better, I am still in pain. As I said in a previous blog entry, I will not let this happen again, and am doing all I can to avoid the problem repeating.

Things are a bit tight for us at the moment – and it doesn’t help the fact that my pay has been greatly reduced, and I mean greatly reduced. Try less than £200 for a month – and that’s not what it has been reduced by…. it is what it has been reduced to.

It’s not like I’m just sitting at home and slacking – I can’t work at the moment – and all due to a work related reason. Once more, the job dodgers who can’t be bothered to work out there are getting more money than me. Not happy. Now I have pain, and some serious stress over income.

With bills and mortgages, it means Christmas is off. The stuff we’ve got already is fair enough – Alex will still get a few things, but that’s it. Sorry to all others, but the best I can give this year is a “Merry Christmas”.

I will update when I figure out what the Hell I am going to do. For one…. I need to pay the mortgage and bills… and that is a major problem now. Major.

To try and keep it clean, all I can say is “Bugger”.


Gillette and the screw – Not all sharp things are good

I’ve been singing the praises of the King of Shaves Azor recently – It’s sharp, inexpensive, light and makes me feel a lot better…… but not all sharp, inexpensive and light things have the same effect…

Whilst out in the car earlier I had the windows down and could here a “click click click” noise that matched the car speed. It had to be a stone or nail in a tyre – It happened before several years ago…to my Supra and my old mk2 Range Rover (The Old Dog). The meaning of the noise is quite obvious, although sometimes you can get lucky and it’s just a stuck stone…

I drove home cautiously. The tyre was still fully inflated, so there was a chance the tyre was fine and the screw was really short. Once parked up and safe I removed the screw….

Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffttttt……longer than I had hoped….

It’s a company car, so a quick phone call and the garage will be out to fix it shortly.

Not all sharp things are good….


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