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regards to you and your family also phil....when I first joined the forum I used to enjoy your regular postings...hope all go's well for the future....
ken anderson...ne..1.... 3 cheers for Phil dept.
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well dave came back for another loaD YESTERDAY, hefilled his transit again and has got to make another trip to get the rest. but now i can walk to all four corners of the loft for the first time in 15 years, thought i would be sad to see them all go but seeing how hard dave has had to work for his money i,m glad i didnt try to do it myself.joke will be if the stroke syptoms go away which i am told may happen,i will have to start again. i will still go to the patch with my brother some times and have a fly with one of his planes, no cost no work he he bye for now phil
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Next year is 50 years of Apollo 11 , July 20
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This Sunday On Channel 4
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Just watched “The marvellous world of Roald Dahl” on BBC 4. What an interesting and varied life he had....writer, fighter pilot, spy, medical inventor to name but a few of his talents. Oh, and not a bad story teller as well!
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On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.
On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things.
On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, a bottle of spring-water, 3 cans of sardines.
When he'd finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar, and some sardines into the hollow center of the curtain rods.
He then cleaned up the kitchen and left.
On the fourth day, the wife came back with her new boyfriend, and at first all was bliss.
Then, slowly, the house began to smell.
They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.
Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!...People stopped coming over to visit.
Repairmen refused to work in the house...The maid quit.
Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later - even though they'd cut their price in half - they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house.
Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.
Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.
Then the ex called the woman and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.
Knowing he could have no idea how bad the smell really was, she agreed on a price that was only 1/10 nth of what the house had been worth ... but only if he would sign the papers that very day.
He agreed, and within two hours her lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.
A week later the woman and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home and to spite the ex-husband... they even took the curtain rods!
I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING, DON'T YOU?