UNTIL I LEARN TO ACCEPT MY REWARD

Where’s my blog post ?” screams D. Southworth.

I think I know the answer !” says Lorenzo.

Are you still alive ?” asks Mrs RM, who measures my pulse by my blog output.

I’ve been helping James move, and I’m knackered. Mrs RM is STILL putting cupboards up, at 9.03 pm.

Here’s the travel map;

Note how close the Blind Monkey (where we live) is to the Blake Hotel, where James has just moved.

Imagine moving next door to the Blake and it being shut !

As I said yesterday, it’s taken James 7 months to move, and for half an hour this morning it looked like the move was going to end in disaster as BT (yes, them) told him that contrary to what they’d agreed several time that week, he wouldn’t have internet as the installer couldn’t enter a house for more than 15 minutes due to Covid.

When you’re 21 and working in IT from home, not having internet is worse than not having a roof.

Luckily the installation guy had other ideas and reassured James by the time we’d driven the hire van to Big Yellow, where his worldly contents have lived for 3 months.

The LARGE bacon butty/bap/cob from Lily’s cheered him even more.

Note the skilful way one of his housemates converts bap into Beer Guide (top).

By 10am he had the keys; by 4pm we’d done five journeys and I’d returned the van to the efficient people at Enterprise.

The walk back past the Wednesday ground was a joy.

I’d managed over 1,000 calories.

Surely I deserved a pint ?

Sadly, no, but Mrs RM did.

Oh, that title ?

25 thoughts on “UNTIL I LEARN TO ACCEPT MY REWARD

  1. “When you’re 21 and working in IT from home, not having internet is worse than not having a roof.” –That’s a great line! And more or less the truth, no doubt. We lost wi-fi a few weeks back for less than 24 hours, and you’d have thought it was the equivalent of the ten plagues for us.

    It is interesting to me that the English eventually settled on a single word for almost every type of food, but when it came to small pieces of bread they apparently divided into three or four warring tribes. 😉

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  2. “I’ve been helping James move, and I’m knackered. ”

    Completely understand Martin. We’ve done five moves where the military paid for the moving company (but nobody in their right mind would allow them to unpack!), plus three moves on our own. The kitchen is the bloody worst!

    “Note how close the Blind Monkey (where we live) is to the Blake Hotel, where James has just moved.”

    He’s the new doorman?

    “Imagine moving next door to the Blake and it being shut !”

    No duh! (and now I see you meant ‘near’ the Blake Hotel) 😉

    “and for half an hour this morning it looked like the move was going to end in disaster as BT (yes, them) told him that contrary to what they’d agreed several time that week, he wouldn’t have internet as the installer couldn’t enter a house for more than 15 minutes due to Covid.”

    I am fookin’ speechless.

    “Luckily the installation guy had other ideas and reassured James by the time we’d driven the hire van to Big Yellow, where his worldly contents have lived for 3 months.”

    Bless blue collar workers everywhere. Salt of the earth (it was the same on my lunch truck route – I could tell you stories!).

    “The LARGE bacon butty/bap/cob from Lily’s cheered him even more.”

    Good lord. That’s HUGE!

    “Note the skilful way one of his housemates converts bap into Beer Guide (top).”

    LOL! It’s a bit late but Jame’s roommate should keep an eye out for want ads like this:

    https://mymodernmet.com/graphic-design-job-posting-ms-paint/

    “By 10am he had the keys; by 4pm we’d done five journeys and I’d returned the van to the efficient people at Enterprise.”

    Just jogged my memory with the rental. We also helped our two sons move into a condo (first year paid by us) after we buggered off to Campbell River without them! 🙂

    “Surely I deserved a pint ?”

    Agreed. And my wife will be impressed with the number of steps. She walked all the way downtown and back Sunday morning, and was still short of 10,000 by about 400!

    “Sadly, no, but Mrs RM did.”

    Putting up cupboards is hard work! When we did it (many moons ago) if my dear old Dad hadn’t been there to help we might have been headed for divorce!

    Cheers!

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    1. Due to moving our furniture ourselves and in a relatively small van, I disassembled a lot of furniture and then rebuilt, along with assembling further purchases. I am happy to relinquish my title of flat pack queen. I am done! Just got a hideous built in bed to finish smashing up in our own house. Needs to be gone and room painted for Thursday ready for carper fitters.

      Poor RM disruption still hasn’t finished although he will be pleased if the electrician appears on Monday and puts the light fittings in the bedrooms in the centre of the rooms so he doesn’t keep bashing his head!

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      1. “Due to moving our furniture ourselves and in a relatively small van, I disassembled a lot of furniture and then rebuilt, along with assembling further purchases.”

        Ouch! My commiserations.

        “although he will be pleased if the electrician appears on Monday and puts the light fittings in the bedrooms in the centre of the rooms so he doesn’t keep bashing his head!”

        LOL! I’m supposed to have an electrician show up this week to wire up my man shed/pub. Let’s see who gets it done first! 🙂

        Cheers

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      1. Stockport, Greater Mancs I think. A barm loaf in Newark has currants in it. No idea what they are called in deepest Cheshire.

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      1. Thanks John.
        I thought I needed to check as I go Up North quite often ‘in normal times’ and wouldn’t want to get caught not talking proper.

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  3. I remember cans of Gold Label being popular in Huddersfield two years ago but that might only have been a certain demographic or only the station pubs.

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      1. But it certainly wasn’t boys drinking it in Huddersfield as I think t’other Mudgie will confirm.

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