Les Lobb's Diary
The jumper I got for Christmas kept picking up static electricity, so I took it back to the
shop and they exchanged it for another one, free of charge.
Happy New Year.
Tis a cold start to the new year with temperature touching zero. (You were right Ann)
We got Dawn's bed base finished and installed yesterday, so now we've got a bit more room in the garage. My
next job is to fix a folding table whose support leg keeps coming off and then I've a couple of planters to make for
a chap down the road - don't know what we're doing after lunch!!
South easterlies yesterday - very wet and windy! The garden
doesn't know what's happening with the weather, we've got
miniature spring flowering irises in full bloom,
After taking the old bed base apart, we got the table sorted and
then called it a day, twas too bliddy cold for a delicate chap like
This morning we're having an early run to the shops before they
get too crowded and then, perhaps, make a start on the planters.
Aldi at Cullompton was the target and I'm glad we didn't leave it
any later going. The Culm had come over its banks and flooded
the fields on the way out, coming home it had risen enough to
start covering the road near Killerton as well. Now we have
sunshine, so if the rain holds off the level may start dropping.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
The structure of the wall was incorrect
So he won ten grand with Claims Direct
The sun has got his hat on -
An early morning trip to B&Q to get some
timber for the planters I'm making and then
a morning in t'garage assembling them.
Dawn's been collecting unwanted xmas
gifts for the next fund raising event in
February and already has several fruit
boxes full of wine, chocs etc.
I managed to do the full gym session
yesterday without my back twanging, so
praps it's going to ease off for a while. On
the way home we topped up with diesel
(99.7p ltr) and it only took £26 worth, which
was good considering the last time we filled
was early Dec!
The husband and his young wife were not on good terms. In fact
the wife was convinced that he was carrying on with the pretty
housemaid, so she laid a trap.
One evening she suddenly sent the maid home for the weekend,
and didn't inform her husband. That night when they went to bed,
the husband gave the old story: "Excuse me my dear........my
stomach," and disappeared towards the bathroom.
The wife promptly dashed along the corridor, up the back stairs,
into the maid's bed. She just had time to switch the lights off when
in he came silently...
He wasted no time or words but quickly took his clothes off, and
got on top of her. When he finished and was still panting, the wife
said, "You didn't expect to find me in this bed did you!!" and
switched on the light.
"No madam", said the gardener.
Still raining; just looked at the weather forecast and it
shows a chance of snow next Thursday - that's nice.
We had a trip to Ju's yesterday morning and on the way
home decided to visit Lidl in the town centre - it's gorn!
They have moved to the outskirts near Tesco, so that
should make parking easier.
I've only got to cut the bottoms for the planters and they're
done; p'raps we'll be able to see the garage floor again
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.
And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest
ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is
good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and
health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members! In much the same way, the
human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain
Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells
first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more
That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
It's dry today, so we drained down the pipes to the
greenhouse tap cos they reckon it will get cold
(remember that!) later in the week.
The request Dawn made for unwanted Xmas stuff
for her charity has resulted in biscuits, chocs, wine
and a few bottles of spirits and the stuff is still
The next fund raising "do" is in February so plenty
of prizes for the draw and tombola. Talking of
tombola, my next project is to make a drum for
the raffle tickets - be summat different.
My wife found out that our dog (a Schnauzer) could hardly hear, so she took it to the vets.
The vet found that the problem was hair in the dog's ears. He cleaned both ears and the dog could then hear fine.
The vet then proceeded to tell Andrea that, if she wanted to keep this from recurring, she should go to the store and
get some "Nair" hair remover and rub it in the dog's ears once a month.
Andrea went to the store and bought some "Nair" hair remover.
At the till, the pharmacist told her "If you're going to use this under your arms, don't use deodorant for a few days."
Andrea said "I'm not using it under my arms."
The pharmacist said "If you're using it on your legs, don't use body lotion for a couple of days."
Andrea replied "I'm not using it on my legs either. If you must know, I'm using it on my Schnauzer."
The pharmacist says "Well, stay off your bicycle for about a week."
Gym yesterday, one more session then I get
re-assessed by my physio.
After a frosty start, today has been bright and sunny, if
a tad cool.
I made a start on the tombola drum and have got all
but two panels on the drum itself, so I'm leaving the
glue to dry overnight then I can tidy up the inside
before fitting the final panels. I also have to come up
with some sort of bush/bearing to let it revolve on its
stand and a sliding hatch to get the tickets out.
Frosty start this morning; same yesterday but brightened up later, so praps the same today.
Did a bit to the tombola drum yesterday but it was a bit parky in the garage and I packed in after lunch. When it
warms up a bit I'll have a couple of hours out there.
This charity gift thing is getting out of hand and we'll soon need a container to put the stuff in; I think Dawn will take
some to the stall at the next mini-market, which is before the coffee morning on 13th Feb.
We had to de-ice the windows before setting off this morning - ruins your nails dunnit!
Twas my last gym session this morning and tomorrow I visit my physio to be re-assessed; if she thinks it will help, she
may book me in for another six weeks at the gym.
I've finished the drum for the tombola and have brought it indoors because the damp cold atmosphere stops the glue
from curing properly. I wanted a piece of dowelling for the handle but it turned out cheaper to buy a yard brush and
use the handle off that, than go to the DIY shops. I've now got enough timber for the frame, so that'll be the next job.
How to fry a baby!!!!!
We're back to wet and cold weather again.
The physio was pleased with my progress and offered me another six gym sessions; at this rate I'll soon
be turning my red barrel back into a six-pack - dream on!
Tombola drum has been primed and undercoated; still got to sort out the balance but I think that will be
easier to do when it's mounted in the frame.