Again, thanks Lily for the reminder for a new thread. There are a couple of new posts on the old thread if anyone wants to go back and read them. Here is the link:
Another two little fatties lol
We only have 11 days to finish clearing the flat.
My sister in law visited Les yesterday and he was fine then and quite chatty so hope he will be the same when I visit as the last 2 visits I have not been able to talk with him.
Here's one I just received,wasn't in the last batch.
People's homes flooded out and some farmers are having to send their animals elsewhere as they have nowhere dry to put them and they don't know if they will get them back.
What chance do they have if they live undergound like badgers and even foxes as now is the time they will soon be having young.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Beautiful graphics, Jill.
Lily, it's always the innocent who suffer first and most.
Hi Lee, Lily and Jill. Today was warmer; I went out to eat with my brother, sister in law and mom. I had a fish and shrimp platter with a side salad. Delicious!
Lee, is the weather warming up for you? I know you and your babies will be happy when it does. Are your hands feeling a little better?
Jill, you've posted some really pretty graphics. I especially like the one with the girl sitting down drawing.
Lily, sorry you weren't able to visit your SIL today and go to clean out Les' apartment. That's a beautiful picture of your niece and her husband. I am so sad to hear about the flooding and it makes me want to cry to think of the poor animals that are helpless (and some underground) and the babies that will be born or are born and may drown.
Well good night ladies.
Hi friends it has been wet and very windy today,I hope it lets up on Monday as I hate being out in wind.
Some places have had 80mph!!
Will be on here tomorrow but a few things to do first in getting ready to go on Monday morning.
Got to get to bed now friends to get up early for my journey tomorrow.
Weather hasn't improved so got to make the best of it as I have to go.
Hope Les will be able to speak to me this time too.
Have a good week and I hope to be back on here Thursday night.
Oh Lily...you're gonna be gone for 4 days??? Eeeeks! We'll miss you! I hope you have a safe, and dry trip and that Les will be able to talk to you. I love your pictures.
Jill, that is a very pretty little girl and her kitty praying. I might have to snag it.
Happy Monday to you, Jill. Purple is my mom's favorite color....your graphic is so pretty and sparkly.
Not sure if it's day or night in the U.K. so maybe Lily will be gone only 3 more days. It'll be kind of lonesome without her and her doggy graphics won't it?
Lee, I'm sure you'll pop in later. I hope you are feeling well today. Is the weather warming up? It is here.
Hi Lee and Jill! Today was rainy on and off but it was rainy last night. I went to to the doctor but that's about all that happened today. I wonder if Lily is getting her business taken care of and if Les is coherent. I hope it all goes well for her and that she will have a safe, warm and dry trip home when she leaves.
Doesn't this look delicious? A brownie in a cup. Not sure if it's ice cream or Cool Whip on top but I'll take either one. lol
Hi Jill and Vicky,
We are having an ice storm! I am so tired of this winter.
Hi Jill and Lee. Well it was very damp today and cold tonight. Actually, winter doesn't seem long to me. We'll have a beautiful spring and then HOT summer. But last year didn't seem like we had a long summer either. I guess I'm getting old and the time is zooming by. lol Jill, pretty graphics....I especially love your last one. Lee, sorry you are still getting ice storms. I hope we don't get anymore of those. I can take the cold (as long as I'm mostly inside) but I hate me and others having to drive on ice.
I wonder if Lily will be back soon. Probably tonight. I hope her trip was successful.
Goodnight Lee and Jill....stay warm.
Hi I am back but tired so will update you tomorrow.
Glad you're back, Lily. Talk to you tomorrow. Lee should be here then, too.
We were not happy bunnies!!!
We had to go to the flat twice one day so in all I think we went there4 times.Got a cab a couple of times(more money spent out)
We had trouble getting the clearance people as most did not seem, to want to know and only wanted to take new furniture.
We found one willing to clear the lot the following day but they do not pay you anything you have to pay them!!!
So in the end that is what I had to do.
I had already made a little for my brother buy selling his records and one or two bits (dirt cheap too)
but that money didn't help much as I had to pay £180 for them to clear everything!!
they will make a mint out of it as they do sell things off don't they and the fridge/freezer for example was in a very good condition and fairly new.
However we did not let them take the wheelchair and we couldn't even move it at first,had to charge it up as it is that type.
We could not get anyone for it and not having any more time to do it we had to leave it there in the end.
The flat which is warden controlled is empty apart from that and armchair which they said they would try and sell so I guess they will do the same now with the wheelchair.
We cannot do any more now we were going to give it to the nursing home but they didn't ring us back about it anyway and I think that type of chair would be too much for those elderly people there as it is quite powerful.
So there you are not much for my brother after losing his home and all his belongings! that wheelchair cost him £1,000 too.
If we had had more time before tenancy was terminated might have found someone.
I did manage to take a few bits away myself and I have his printer down my sister in laws to bring home next time I go.
I have loads of slides here now to go through to see if any photos of the family among them.
I did see Les before we went to the flat,at first he was like before but after a while came too a bit and was talking.
He does not know yet about all this we have done now.
Anyway it is finished now and thankfully do not have to go to that flat any more
Hi Vicky, Lily, and Jill,
I've had no power. When the power came back, I had no internet. It was a big ice/snow storm.
Vicky, didn't you hear about it on the news? I am exhausted.
Hi Jill and Lily,
Wonderful valentines, ladies.
, Lily. Showcasing Vicky's singing and dancing talents again, I see! Great jibjabs!
Hi everybody. I tried to make it in last night but I ran out of time. Today was like spring and the few days will be even warmer. I see things coming out on my trees now....not flowers but fuzzy things. Spring is near. I went out to feed the birds and squirrels when I woke up and first thing I did was step on a little piece of wood with 2 nails in it. I washed it with anti-bacterial soap, wiped it with alcohol, peroxide and actually witch hazel. lol It's sore right now although it was pretty good during the day.
Wow Lily, you and your SIL sure accomplished a lot and I know you're so glad it's over. That's so sad you had to pay someone to pick up Les's things that they will make a lot of money on. Did Les make anything much at all? Sad that the wheel chair didn't get donated; it's heck not to have transportation and men to help move things. I hope you find family pictures on the slides. How was the weather while you were travelling? I love the mule with Richard Gere. lol
Lee, no I did not hear about your weather. I thought it was way up north like Pennsylvania and New York. I'm so sorry you had to go through it and that you lost power. How did you stay warm? I hope today was a lot warmer for you.
Jill, did you do anything special for Valentine's Day? I didn't. Pretty Blingee picture.
Well, I have other groups to visit. Have a good evening or morning.
Ooops! Lily, I forgot to say how much I love the Jib Jabs you made for me. After 'Grease' came out I bought a pair of black pants just like Olivia Newton John wore. They were black, shiny and fit like a second skin. And I was young and shapely back then. When I wore them to my secretarial job the Human Resource Manager called me in his office and said not to wear them again. lol The company had mechanics all around fixing Caterpillar machinery in the garage and of course we had customers coming in so I don't guess it was the right 'image' to wear to that type of job. hahahaha! I sure got a lot of stares and winks though and a couple of the men's tongues were hanging out. lol
Really hard too on the animals,hope they are ok.
I explained to the guy who had the records etc about they were for my elderly brother in a nursing home hoping he might be a bit generous but no ,all they think about is themselves.
They never know what situation they may be in one day.
I have started to look through the slides and have found a few so far of family.
I have bought a new slide scanner but haven't got the hang of it yet,see the pics on it in negative mode not the photo but I suppose I will work it out when I get them on here.
a load of the slides are pin ups!! lol
he used to make all sorts of things like putting our heads on them,found a couple of me like that.
Some slides are of his old girl friend.
my sister in law sees her sometimes,she married years ago after wasting years of Les's life.
he never bothered with anyone after that which is a shame .
I had a similar thing but with my tops but no one really objected to that!! but used to get one guy who was a right pest and had to avoid him trying to grab 'em lol
But these days they seem to walk about with hardly anything covering them dont they?
So you can't wonder why men react like they do.
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Hi Lily and Jill. Today was so beautiful I can't describe it. I sat outside and read and noticed that my red oak tree has fuzzy thingys coming out....spring is very close.
Wow, Jill that sure is a pretty purple graphic. I see it is from Blingee...did you make it?
Lily, I agree....people are greedy and they don't care what the circumstances are or who the people are. I hope you get the slide thing figured out so you can post some pics. Yes, I did take their minds off their work when I wore those pants.....I had a big (nice) bum. teehee! And you probably had the big 'top'. lol No one objected....well no MAN objected to my pants except the manager and he probably didn't but had to make me think he did. Of course the women probably didn't like me wearing them. Oh well......hahaha!
Lee, I hope you are nice and warm and that you didn't catch a cold from all the cold weather. I know heat in your house is limited.
Well, I will bid everyone a good night.
but I can't get this scanner to work properly,it just shows them in the negative manner so thats no good I want the photos.
can get them on here but thats all.
I can see the pics looking at them but once in scanner no just that ghost pic.
I cleaned the bird baths out,still waiting for bird food to arrive ,I am right out,feeding them bread and what is left in feeders on line.
I did put out some walnuts which I have had since Xmas, never touched them.
hopefully the food will arrive this week,got a new supplier as the other one has stopped.
Well the bad weather hasn't stopped these coming up anyway,got some more near Maurice's grave too.
also a couple of snowdrops.
This is what I get instead of the photo
Les and my sister in law
I've done one!!!! just hope I can remember how I did it!!!
Here is Les years ago with my sister in law.
Congrats Lily on figuring out how to post those pics! That is a darling picture of you...looks like it was from the 60's. You have such a pretty smile. Nice pic of Les & your SIL, too. Is that the SIL that went with you to clean out Les' apartment? Pretty purple flowers. Our weather was 80 degrees today but not a hot 80...a very pleasant and not humid 80. I hope your bird seed comes in soon. Cute dog graphic.
Pretty graphic, Jill. How is the weather?
I love the setting and the geese in your graphic, Jill. It looks so peaceful.
Hi Lee. How are doing today? I hope warmer. I wonder where Lily is? I guess she hasn't caught up on her rest yet unless it's stopped raining and she decided to work in her yard. Or, she is playing around with her slides.
Neither Vicky I have been doing the fish tank water change was overdue.
those flowers were crocuses.
Been raining again today.
Yes that is the sister in law I went to flat with, the other one lives over 100 miles away.
Hav eto go over again on Thursday to go to bank about some of Les's affairs.
But I may not be able to go really as my throat is playing up today,probably from being out in all the rain and gales last week.
And Thursday the forcast is rain and wind again.
Bird food hasn't arrived yet,I had to get some over store but only small bags of suet pellets,no peanuts over there.
Take a look at this one LOL check out that hair and skirt
Don't know if I will be going over my sister in laws in the morning or not,depends if I keep coughing tonight
Will have to wait and see.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Sorry, ladies. I've had a 3 day long sinus headache. It got better yesterday afternoon, but it's worse again this morning.
So THAT'S the picture of Lily's mom. You mentioned it in the other group, Lee but I didn't see it so I thought I was blind. lol I'm so sorry you have a sinus headache....those are very painful. Years ago I had a sinus infection so bad that I had to go to an EENT specialist and have my sinuses drained. Didn't hurt and I haven't had a sinus headache again. Well if I did it was only a couple since the 70's and they weren't real bad. I hope you feel better soon.
Lily, you look very pretty in that picture...you were quite a looker. How old were you and is that from the slides? Your mom looks sweet. Is your throat any better? I hope so and I hope the peanuts and bird seed come in quickly. Cute goodnight doggy. Well I supposed your tanks are all clean now. How long did you say you've had your (darn, I can't think of what they're called). I told you my memory is so bad although the name of them will probably pop in my head later.
Jill, very pretty graphics; the little girl with the kitties is so cute.
Lee I hope you are feeling better.
My cough is still playing up kept me awake the other night.
I am taking some medicine and using Vick vapour rub which is good,age old remedy.
I think I was about 18 there Vicky,not sure now.
Yes it is from the slides.
Birdfood arrived a day ago so now well stocked with peanuts.
A`little squirrel was sitting out there on the small shed outside back door and was looking at me.
I have filmed it so will have to put it on YouTube.
Seen the robin again too.
Amazing how they all survive such bad weather.
You are talking about my clown loaches Vicky I have had them 10 years.
Here's another pic from the slides when i lived at home with our family dog Sheba.
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Hi Vicky, Lily, and Jill,
It's back! It's the weather. It's been very warm and humid with thunderstorms the last few days. It hurts to look at the screen.
Hi Lee, Lily and Jill. This will be extra short tonight as I'm tired. Was in the lower 80's today and sunny. I loved it! Lily, nice pic of you and Sheba. I'm so glad the peanuts came in...how long did it take them? I bet the little squirrel staring at you was so sweet and I'm glad the robin has returned. Always nice to see old friends. I guess that is a poodle in your good night picture. Lee, I'm sorry that the warm weather (with humidity & thunerstorms) is bothering you. Healthwise? Or otherwise? Is the weather making your eyes hurt? Maybe you should stay off a day and put warm compresses on your eyes. Beautiful butterfly Jill. Enjoy your weekend.
Hi Vicky and Jill,
Thanks for the lovely sparkly "good morning" yellow roses, Jill.
I'm talking about this terrible sinus headache, Vicky. A sudden change in the weather always messes up my sinuses.
haven't been on here since Thursday night as my cold got worse and was coughing all night.
it is catarrh which I usually get and takes a long time to clear.
didn't feel like doing anything and stayed in bed until the afternoons.
No appetite either.
So I could not go to bank with my sister in law,it will have to wait.
The peanuts didn't take all that long coming Vicky really as I ordered nearing the weekend and they arrrived middle of the following week.
So well stocked for a while now.
I think that dog is a labrapoodle (mixed breed)
A quick hello everyone. Lee, I'm glad you're feeling better. Lily, I'm glad you're feeling better and the baby graphic is adorable. Hi Jill.
Well not better as I thought,last night was the worst night I have ever had.
Coughing and nearly choking myself.
so fed up with colds one after the other.
Not too bad right now but dread going to bed as it seems worst then.
all the coughing has given me a pain in my left side opposite my breast.
Be glad when it has all gone.
Certainly wont be going out this week either.
Vicky I have put my new squirrel video in the other threads.
Hello~Jill & Friends
Enjoy your last Monday afternoon in February~
The nights are getting lighter,clocks go forward next month.
I have some blossoms on my trees except the apple tree which doesn't look too good.
Hi Nance, Lily, Lee and Jill. This will be real short...I had a rough day today. How have you been Nance. Yep last Monday of this month. Time is flying. Beautiful graphics Jill...thanks for sharing them. Lee, how was your birthay? I hope it was special....it looks like your hands may be bothering you. Lily, I hope your coughing has subsided, that must be totally aggravating to you and painful, too. Precious dog above; I will check the squirrel video tomorrow. Lily, can you send me the pic of the cute dog in an email? Without the writing...I want to make a tag. I hope sending it in a pm will be big enough.
Good night all.
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Hi friends,I will have a look Vicky to see if I still have that one without words on,I don't always keep them because of so many in files and they get mixed up.
My cough a bit better today as it has loosened a bit and getting some up now.
anyway I feel a bit better right at this moment but when I go to bed it might be a different tale!!
hope Lee is ok,her birthday is tomorrow (Wednesday)
I have put my new fish tank video in thread too Vicky.
the loaches were out so got a good bit of them and you can see how much bigger one is to the other, bit of a bully too but the other one is always going back so must like it!
the big one wants all the tunnels to himself I say him but more likely it is female as often they are bigger like that and bossy.
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Hi Jill, Lily and Vicky,
My headache's gone! Hooray! Have a great day, everyone.
Happy birthday Lee glad your headache has gone and you can enjoy the day.
Has it warmed up there yet? hope so anyway.
summer is on the way (hopefully)
My trees have blossoms on ,that always looks nice until they get blown off and make a mess everywhere.
So muddy out there though so I have to be careful when I go out to feed the birds.
Lee, praise the Lord....your headache is gone for your birthday. I hope it stays gone. I know how happy you must be! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I posted this video in your birthday thread but I'm going to post it here too in case you don't go back to the other thread.
Lily, that's wonderful that your cough is getting better. I have so many beautiful flowers on my Japanese Maple and it's supposed to get to 31 degrees tonight and 28 tomorrow night. I will cover with a sheet tomorrow night and hope tonight doesn't knock the buds off. It's muddy in my yard too from the chickens scratching. lol
Here it is Lee:
Here's one of the tags I made with the precious doggy you sent me Lily:
Nice tag,I keep making them,my computer is full of them lol
Raining here now and we have been forcast 8 inches of snow brr thought we dodged all that.
Don't need snow on top of everything else.
Going to bed now, tired ,I have been seeing to the fish tank as it got neglected.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Wonderful vid, Vicky. I like that song.
Lily, it seems you've had the worst weather this year. The UK usually has fairly nice, temperate weather, doesn't it?
Good evening Lily and Lee. Well I went and got my MRI today. Not sure of the results but it was faxed to my attorney. Tomorrow I have to go to see if I can get my electric paid. I still didn't get my birth certificate in and I'm not sure it the man will let me slide after I show him the paperwork of applying for it. Please keep me in your prayers that he will. Plus tomorrow is the last day it can be paid without being on the cut off list and my appointment is late. But maybe he can call them if he decides to let me get help. Pray again for me. Lily, I'm so sorry you're getting more rain and I hope the snow bypasses you. What a cute doggy tag....I like the way his hair is blowing. Did you get the fish tank cleaned? Lee, how are you feeling today? I hope your headache is still gone. I'm glad you enjoyed your cookie for your birthday; my favorite is raisin cookies. The best one I've eaten is at Subway....the cookie is soft and the raisins are yummy! Well, I covered my flowering tree an a couple of other plants tonight. It may not get to 28 degrees but I want to be safe; this will probably be the last time this year I will have to do it. Haave a good night ladies.
Vicky how this thread fills up so quickly too,90 odd posts already!
Of course I already knew that, how? because my screen is jumping again ,don't know why it does it when there are a lot of posts,
Doesn't happen with all threads but seems mostly this one , strange.
Hope you get your electric paid.
Hi Vicky, Jill, and Lily,
Have a great weekend. I'm so busy today. I don't even have a minute!
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Here is Les aged about 18 or 19
I finished off the fish tank tonight,rinsed filter and tubing so they will be happier now as the filter working better.
It gets clogged up and slows down if you leave it too long to rinse .
All it needs now is a water change in a couple of days.
Those little fish get in the way when you are doing things in there, they have no fear!! but the big ones hide in the tunnels the whole time.
I will open a new thread tomorrow. You're right Lily, the thread sure fills up fast. I love your wolf graphic; the little one is so cute with his paws bent like that. I'm glad you got the tanks finished. Have you ever had any small fish get sucked up through a tube? Les, sure was a good looking man. I can see the resemblance of you and him. Lee, what were you busy doing? I've never heard you say that before. You sound like you feel good and are in good spirits and that is awesome. I hope your headache is still gone. Hi Jill. Do you have any plans this weekend?
Good night ladies.
Hi Friends weekend again,sure goes round quick.
No Vicky the fish don't get sucked into a tube because it has a thing on the end which prevents it,only the very smallest fry could get in there.
and they aren't breeding anyway.
I don't want any more fish.
You think Les and I are alike,my eldest brother and I are the most alike.
I will be glad when I can get out again as I need to get to Les's bank.
We have to get his nursing home fees onto direct debit because they are sending me the bills and then I have to get him to sign a cheque to pay it.
But as you know he isn't always able to do anything sometimes if he gets one of those turns.
didn't expect them to send another so fast as they do it in a months advance.
And only one big bill just been paid.
they charge a lot too a week,I cant see how his pension even covers it!
Hi Lily, Jill, and Vicky,
Lily, what kind of uniform is Les wearing in that pic? Was he in the army? You know how I love history.
Vicky, just a hundred mind-numbing things. For instance I had to sort a box of cereal into its parts (flakes, pecans, granola clusters, and raisins) so I can control how much of each each of my babies gets. The granola clusters are sweetened and I have to make sure each only gets a little.
Pretty graphic, Jill.
Good evening Jill, Lily and Lee. Today was a beautiful spring day.....breathtaking. Lily, nursing homes/old folks homes or whatever they call them are VERY expensive as you well know. Did Les give you power of attorney or anything so that you can pay his bills and do other things for him without constantly having to get his consent? You might want to check into it. Of course a direct debit from his bank for the fees will be a lot simpler. Pretty graphic, Jill. What do you have planned for this weekend? Lee, do you separate and bag up the food for the animals? My memory is so bad I have already forgotten what kind and how many of animals you feed with the cereal, flakes, granola, etc). Or maybe it's because I talk to so many animal lovers that sometimes it all crosses together in my mind.
Well I'm heading to relax and watch t.v. I'll try to stop by tomorrow night.
I cant pay any of his bills without him signing a cheque Vicky.
Anyway he will only have the nursing home fees to pay now and I need to get that direct debit because I cant get up there to him often and never know if he will be in one of those turns when I go.
If he didn't have any money the social services would have to pay.
They put him there after all against his wishes.
How strange Lee's post was not showing when I wrote last!
Yes Lee it was an army uniform,he was called up for his National Service.
I think that pic was taken in Germany but I might be wrong.
Raining again here and tomorrow forcast it heavy with maybe thunderstorms. What's new!!!
But trees have blossoms and there are daffodils about so a bit brighter to look at.
Squirrels running amok! so greedy they do not want to share peanuts.
I have another little video of one so will get it on here soon.
Don't forget the new thread Vicky, it's jumping like mad!
Hello~Lily and Friends
Enjoy your cuppa~~
Hi Nance, Lily and Jill. It went from 80 degrees yesterday to 40 degrees today. Sigh. Nance I love your cuppa java....how have you been? Lily, sorry about all the rain but how nice that your daffodils and other blossoms are blooming. Jill, pretty graphics as usual. My back is killing me for some reason....I'll check you out later. Maybe not tomorrow night as I'm going to my friend's house.