I get up at 5:30 three or four days. Show up at work (Note: I did not
say start work) at 7 and leave when I want. Late days I'm home 4:30
I show up at 7AM. One Tuesday I make Ray's onion bagels, Thursday I
stop at McDs for breakfast sandwiches and Friday Sue brings donuts. We
have tea for the next hour, then start work.
Being semi-retired has its advantages. I cut back one day a couple f
yers ago, cut back another day a few months ago, now have someone that
can learn the rest of what I do so I can come and go as I please. Took
me 50+ years to get to that point though.
Funny how we manage without those laws. The parents decide what's best for their own kids.
When I told my mum I was going to buy a motorbike she went crazy:
"Don't you remember what happened to your brother? He was killed on one! Why would you want to buy one when you could just have his?"
What has the year an American map was made have to do with the rest of the world?
Paddy calls Easyjet to book a flight.
The operator asks "How many people are flying with you?"
Paddy replies "I don't know! It’s your flipping plane!"
Shortly before we moved out of our old neighborhood, somebody took the
trouble to cut the phone lines on the house down the street (owned by
the owner of the local jewelry shop) before breaking into the house at
night - knowing it was occupied.
Sometime after that, the dead body in the trunk of a parked car on the
next street over gave us the final nudge.
I *always* have my doors locked when I am in the house. Used to think
it was foolish.... but picked up the practice from my father-in-law in
Maybe I am over-thinking it, but it seems to me like the homeowner has
no real recourse to violence if somebody just wanders into the house
through an unlocked door. OTOH, if they had to use force to break the
Not that I am personally equipped in any way to be on the winning side
of administering violence.... but still....
When I was a kid my sister forgot to lock the door, and while we were
sitting in the living room watching tv someone just walked in thinking
they were on a different floor of the apt. building. We had a dog at
the time and the dog jumped up with teeth showing and almost got the guy
as he was exiting our apt. with extreme speed. I'll never forget the
look on the guys face.
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