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  1. Jessee Bunyip September 2, 2007 8:09 am

    We just love to make even more work for you by queuing up comments for you to read… And this is a bit long for a blog comment but editing is a skill I have yet to master.

    “Refinish the front door – lockset pending”

    Just curious, have you heard of “bump keys” and will your new lockset prevent their use? Do you care or is it just Media FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – over reaction).

    “Put in a sprinkler system” ????

    Our water restrictions mean we’re into bucket watering only here, even though dripper systems are more efficient. Sprinklers, while convenient are generally considered a waste of water and promote mould where you don’t want it. Like black spot on the roses. Our city almost ran out of “drinking water” last March. I’m pretty sure they were putting filtered mud into our mains. Fortunately I have a rainwater tank and don’t have to drink the government supplied chlorinated mud. I’m so jealous you can put in and use a sprinkler system. http://www.sawater.com.au/SAWater/Environment/WaterRestrictionsConservationMeasures/Outdoor_watering_july_FAQ.htm
    “Temporary” means approximately until next August, so long as it rains a lot which it hasn’t, so temporary may well mean until change of government, which may happen sooner than August.
    http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,22319844-5006301,00.html

    “Re-organise the main office.”
    A project for me, almost too scary to contemplate – though I’m reading David Allen’s How to Get Things Done (because I want to get more things done), and I’ve just got to the bit where he says I have to. EEEK.

    HMCS Deathtrap? – this is worthy of a blog link (and tag) all by itself. http://blog.heartless-bitches.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/55

    Pressure wash the fence? More envy. See previous post on water restrictions. I haven’t washed my car for nearly a year.

    Bike stuff. I’ve put one of mine onto a pulley system so I can hoist it into the roof of (my mum’s) shed. Works well.

    Granite rock steps? I’ve just been traumatised by having tradies in to do paving out the front for me. I am becoming pleased with the result as I overcome the trauma of having my garden and verandah messed up for several weeks for a job they promised would be done in half a day. Somehow when I make the mess, it isn’t as discombobulating.

    I’m not sure I’m up for the trauma that goes with building a garage let alone a house extension. Sigh.

    Rowing? Easy? We’ve got one Olympic rower famous for literally laying down in the middle of an Eights race. Now any time a footballer takes a dive and then pops up a few minutes later all ok – he gets called “Sally”. It’s still a mystery to most of us why Sally stopped, and I thought Sally’s team rowing would be over but it isn’t.

    I like your juxtoposition of ideas, that, in semi retirement, you weren’t sponging off your bf, until he had his shoulder operation – and then you were sponge bathing him – sponging him off… I can completely relate to your bf. Having someone else take care of washing (and toileting) oneself – requires one put ones personal dignity in a box and ignore it for as long as it takes. Hard. I had a knee operation, I couldn’t walk for a week, couldn’t bend my leg enough to get shoes and socks and undies on, and somehow had to keep the whole leg dry when I washed – but I couldn’t get the bag on without help either. I consider myself lucky, it was only a week for me. Some people have to imagine putting that bit of dignity in a box and burning it, as they will always need the help.