Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Gloomy Day

The M40 on the gloomy horizon.
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Yesterday turned into a gloomy day. Ebay refused to play ball, so my lovely pile of goodies remained unlisted. The rain trickled down with that unremittingly persistent habit it has got into recently and that meant once the animals had been fed and watered I had to get on with the housework.
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Fantastically coloured dead tree.

Now I like my house to be as tidy and clean as possible, but when you live in a sprawling farmhouse surrounded by muddy fields and paths, with two roaming cats, and dogs that go out on a regular basis to do what dogs do best (use your imagination here), and then they all come in and walk on the cream coloured carpets (what bright spark chose them then...it certainly wasn't me), housework can be a monotonously regular thing.
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We lay towels on the floor by the doors so the dogs have to walk over them to get in and have another one lying handily near each door to wipe any excessively muddy feet. We throw a stick in the pond for Sophie if she has embedded mud on her paws after a doggy walk, she LOVES a paddle, and Rosy is small enough to get dunked in a couple of inches of water in the sink in the utility room, but there is nothing we can do about the cats.
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True they also have to walk over the towels to get in but then Archie takes great delight in running to the desk and finishing his drying process sat on any papers we have accidently left out. We have sent more documents back to companies signed with a paw print than I would like to admit to, I dread to imagine what they think!!
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So with Ebay refusing to play nicely yesterday, I got the hoovering, mopping, ironing and wiping down done, I caught up on paperwork and got down to making some more of my plastic paths, a boring but necessary job, I'll explain one day!! So today, I can, hopefully, get on with my listings, sort out my stall for the craft fair next week and generally do the nicer things because....yes...it's still raining, the mud is getting deeper than my wellies, soon I will be feeding the pigs wearing waders. Oh well....off to get wrapped up and wake up the hungry hoards.
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Have a good day - stay dry.
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Sue xx

3 comments:

  1. dear Sue- well at least you made the most of the gloom getting things out of the way.
    Have you used the Turbolister programme from eBay- I find it invaluable because it means I can do my eBay listings as and when I want/have time and then schedule them to start when I want, and just duplicate listings if I need to copy and paste a similar item and new pics.
    good luck xx

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  2. Oooh...thanks for the tip, I haven't tried that.

    Sue xx

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  3. Mud Mud glorious mud.... or NOT ! I use towels & newspaper to no avail .. paw prints rule.
    Now I have fenced off the hens they are living in Mud City - so a trip to the country store for some bark chips is on the agenda. ( Dog chewed hen survived )

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