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My Horrible Day

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by pepper5, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi chester8

    Yes, another week at work and call centre boot camp.

    It really isn't that hard once you know the system and there are aspects of the work I don't mind. Some of the training was a bit hit and miss so there are gaps in my knowledge but hope to get that fixed this week.

    I am starting to get used to the march to work each day and it should be helping in strengthing my bones - especially since 15 minutes is up an extremely steep hill.

    I am going to church tomorrow - no singing is allowed and only 30 people which we will be sitting apart. After the service, we will go outside weather permitting for a chat.
  2. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I hope the weather is good for you to have a chat tomorrow :).
  3. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Washing machine packed up last week, so I spent the morning picking up a second-hand replacement. Now to plumb it in (should be dead easy). Had two offers of help to get it from the car to the house - in both cases, ‘No, I’m fine’ (I was). I wonder where my daughter gets her stubbornness from :cool:.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Last time my wife and I plumbed in a washing machine and turned it on we ended up with a flooded kitchen.
  5. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Thanks gingerhobo48. Although it was bright earlier, it now looks like rain.

    Well done peter12171, but be careful as you don't want a flooded kitchen like peakster.
  6. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Well done, Pepper - to think of all you have endured and how positive you are now - truly an inspiration!
    Hope you get to enjoy church tomorrow.
  7. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Thanks bertiebassette2

    I have a lot be grateful for but it is a witness to God's fairhfulness. Even when I might be doubtful, He never gives up on me.

    Church will be good tomorrow but I am going to have to wear a mask as they have asked people to if the can. So far, I have avoided wearing one but now see the Government wants people to wear them not only on public transport and in hospitals but in shops as well.

    I have a whole cupboard of masks now which I purchased a month ago when I was going to take the bus but then decided to walk.

    The church I go to is a 5 minute walk from my house so no route march!
  8. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I think washing machines have got a lot easier over time. It was just a question of turn the stopcock off, disconnect the old one and connect the new. A small leak because a filter that had been out in the drum needed to be put elsewhere, but I was careful just in case anything went wrong. All seems to have gone ok.
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  9. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi peter12171

    Well done on plumbing in the washer.

    Hope you have a good drying day tomorrow.
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    We bought our first house in 1992 - for two years - all was well, although we noticed that the kitchen floor felt a bit unstable in one area. Then one Saturday morning - Dad was visiting us and he very nearly went through the kitchen floor. We opened up a small inspection hatch and found to our horror the boards and joists below the kitchen had rotted and there was water in the foundations.

    We called in a specialist and the first thing he said was "Have you got your house inspection report" - he quickly found that the company that surveyed our house prior to our purchase had missed the rot and so began a long legal battle (that we eventually won). The specialist reckoned that all of the water had accumulated due to a leak in the back of the washing machine of the previous occupants or from the sink.

    We found a really good company who fixed floorboards and they had to take up the entire downstairs floor. It was a nightmare, everything downstairs had to be stored in the garage or in the shed and for about three weeks we had to live upstairs. Very fortunately for us our Daughter had not yet been born so it was just the two of us. We had to eat in the canteen of the University or get take - away meals and because it happened in Winter it was pretty cold. Obviously we couldn't have the central heating or hot water on and it was uncomfortable. At the weekend we would go out for virtually the whole day just to stay out of the house.

    Eventually it was all done and so began the task of putting everything back and re-connecting everything. We really expected lots of problems but fortunately everything worked again without a hitch.

    It was another 18 months before the legal case was settled. The inspection company settled out of court and we got back virtually all the money we had had to spend on the repairs.

    I have a real fear of leaks - the house we have now we had a leak from the water tank in the loft but I discovered that before any real damage was done. We currently have a small leak in the flat roof that drips water into the garage when it rains heavily but the roof will be repaired shortly and then I will seal up the garage and that will solve that one.

    So - be aware of leaking water - it can do a lot of damage.
  11. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Thanks for sharing that story, peakster.

    Do you think the previous owners knew about the rotting floor boards?
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  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I suspect they didn't actually.
  13. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I am up early since I had to let Paco back in.

    The weather here looks as though it will be bright and clear, so ideal for going outside after the service for fellowship.

    Have a blessed day everyone no matter where you are.
  14. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    It is very sunny here, good day for washing:).
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  15. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    How are you getting on with your bike?:)
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  16. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I have not been very well so I am really behind with my step count:(. I just need to stay positive and I am sure I will make them up:D.
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  17. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    I would hate to think what my steps are, considering the amount of walking I do everyday.

    Today is warmer then you realise, after to 2 hours I had to sit down to allow Poppy to rest!

    In respect to washing machines, modern washing rooms are very hard to repair, because they are all electronics, whereas the older machines could be repaired with ease, it is the same with TV's.
  18. pwtin

    pwtin Star commenter

    Seems that washing machine problems are catching :eek: but luckily mine has been fixed tihs weekend :)
    A family friend came to the rescue after initially diagnosing my problem without having inspected the appliance...a blocked pipe :eek:
    When he eventually got to the obstruction there was so much gunge that the water could only pass through a hole smaller than a pin head really, the water had nowhere to go apart from back up the pipe :eek: The pipework was embedded in the wall of my conservatory, but luckily the previous owners had not done such a good job of boxing in and we discovered they had used ' hard as nails ' so we were lucky to be able to open the section without causing too much damage.

    Pepper, that is impressive and it sounds as if you are not getting any more lifts from Mr P. Long days and long walks, you deserve a medal.

    I am counting the days off until my annual leave, hopefully the weather will improve this week so we can at least get some outside entertainment in to help pass some of the time.
    I may have mentioned that even though families can come and visit outdoors they are not beating a path to come and visit their loved ones.

    Gingerh, sorry you have not been feeling well, do you think you have been overdoing the exercise? I tend to build up to things :rolleyes: although in all honesty I have done no cycling in two weeks. My body just feels weary all the time.
  19. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    I am sorry to hear of the trouble that the leak caused you, @peakster. That is the trouble with downstairs leaks; you often do not notice their effects until something major, or even catastrophic, happens.
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  20. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi pwtin

    Mr P has been picking me up at the end of the day,so I only have the 3 mile route march one way.

    That is sad that the families aren't visiting. When Mr P's mum was on a home no matter how tired he was, every week he visited and I admire him for that.

    Sorry you haven't felt well GH48. Don't worry, you will get back on course. Even 10 minutes of exercise is good.

    Chuch was good today.

    Chairs had been set out with social distancing in operation and although we couldn't sing, it was still good to worship with the music - even if it humming or clapping.

    The reading was from Psalm77 and the summary of the message is that we can call out to God to tell him our troubles and about God's faithfullness. How he protected and guided the people of Isreal out of Egypt and provided all their needs.

    After the service, we had a chat and catchup outside so that was fun.

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