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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:19
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As a good shedite one believes clothes should be worn until they fall apart.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:25
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Yeah, can be tricky in a crowded bar though.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:34
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'donate your old clobber to charity' bags
Begging bags, as I refer to them, go straight into the waste bin.

I'm always very suspicious of the white vans, usually unmarked or with a suspiciously home-made looking A4 size label sellotaped to the side, that come cruising round on days when such bags are due to be collected.

On the rare occasions that I have any old clothes that I have finished with and which are fit for anything else than cleaning rags, I'll put them in one of the marked collection boxes in the car park at the local supermarket on the basis that they are more likely to reach the appropriate charity.

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 13:04
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Another beautiful morning here.

Should be doing some work but hae decided that the weekend has started early.....

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 13:54
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Clothes should be kept until they stand up on their own. Only if a quick soaking fails to revive them should they be disposed of.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 14:05
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Just spotted this while reading in. Do you have a bath every year on your birthday, or only when you need one?
You, surely, understand that gentlemen of our age must retain some odour vie.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 14:44
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Spring must be here, the neighbourhood grouse is back in my garden, hoovering up the bird seed:




closely to be followed no doubt by the local duck population parking on the front lawn waiting to be fed



With others lurking in the background



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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 15:31
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Mr Lee! Thank the gods you're alive! I'd feared you were lost forever!

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I have heard that a person exists as long as another remembers you, so I thank you for keeping me, in that sense, alive. And, on the flip side, I am pleased that you are still there in always sunny LA! As for being lost, do you know where I am being held? The brothers only communicate with hand signs in some obscure Chinese dialect
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 15:49
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Indeed Mr Lee I thought the Brothers had perhaps fitted you with lead boots and dropped you overboard.
Indeed Mr. Green Granite, things are worse than you have imagined. Had I only been dropped overboard in lead boots my life (or lack thereof) would most likely be better.

I am worried that even Mr. Draper was involved in my abduction since I have been forced to knit a tiny 'shedite' sweater with 'SWH' stitched in large letters in a prominent location. Once, while being moved from facility to facility the hood slipped in a way that I could see for just a moment and in that glimpse I could see a gold statue of Tony Draper surrounded by a group of women in supplication - one of whom was a tall, well endowed (mentally) young lady of Asian or Oriental descent who may have been a seductively clothed Singaporegirl in a hypnotic trance. I also heard an Australian accent followed by the sound that was very much like a shell being chambered in a shotgun.

All I know is I am being forced to learn fine embroidery; to what end I can only speculate.

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:16
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Just had the nursie round ref my collapsed lung.
She told me that my blood oxygen level was "A
little on the low side."
I somehow knew that was the case anyhow.
I reckon 88% ain't too bad myself, but what the F**k do
I know.
Also got (Another) bollocking for continuing with the dreaded
weed consumption.
Oh Hummm.

Plans are afoot to drag me round to the Surgery for further investigations.
I don't think I really want to play this silly game.
Yes, I have a problem. No, there's not a great deal to be done about it.
She said "It's up to you", I agreed.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:20
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Welcome back Mr Lee.

All I know is I am being forced to learn fine embroidery; to what end I can only speculate
Didn't realise we had all ordered quilts!

Hope you get better soon Stormin.
How low is your blood oxygen if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:22
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Well, there is weed, and then there is weed. One, they tell me, is good for you. As for oxygen. Tobacco is a plant. Plants create oxygen. Am I missing something?
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:25
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Fine collection of birds in your garden, Mr Gripper!
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:27
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Hi Chaps. The Nurse said 88% Nigel.
On her last visit it was 83%.
Seems fair enough to me, considering only 1 lung is
working.
With only 1 working I would have thought it would be
more like 50%, so I'm better off than I thought.

I won't get better. But there again, I hope I don't get worse.

BEWARE of falling off ladders.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:35
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When I was in hospital last year my blood oxygen on being admitted was 85% and that's with two lungs. Seems a good figure for one lung Stormin.

Greying over here now but still warm.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:40
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I think I'm reaping the benefits of all the cross-country
running I used to do in my younger days.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:48
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Fingers crossed, Storm!

And as for the brids - wow, seriously. Btw, I slipped and fell last week, some riverside icy patch, and in the middle of a big... pack? flock? of dozing ducks AND they neither moved nor quacked. Kind of insulting even - as if I was invisible or something... on the other hand, not the first one to rest my bottom there, I guess, or they've had been more surprised?

And thank you for supporting my high opinion of dog telepathy! Our dachs and lab are great at staring, too, just the dachs has some extra powers. They are really intelligent when talked with since puppyhood. The lab is not that bright (although eager) and the German shepherd is a bit slow. Compared to the dachs.

Greying over here
hair or moustache?
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:54
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The German shepherd is a bit slow???
Have you tried it in German??
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 16:58
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Oh dear Mr Lee, the continued absence of the stiletto psychopath led me to believe she was up to no good and you have confirmed that, but chin up good will eventually triumph over evil.

Once my oxygen level dropped below 90% I was put on O2 all the time, currently my on air sat. is around 87% but it drops to about 81% if I get a lung infection. With O2 I keep it at about 92%
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 17:04
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Storm -
COMPARED to the dachs! We've been close to getting stiches on the skin above his left eye due to an argument with the dachs (but the vet didn't turn up so it just got well on its own).
Or maybe he's just the gentledog through and through, at least with his best friend the dachs.
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