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Double Glazing Guy and his Special Needs Mate arrived at 8:30 on the dot this morning. Double Glazing Guy's been working steadily while Special Needs Mate has been performing such feats of derring-do that I can no longer watch and have retired to my study. He seems unaware of the fact that he's two floors up without a safety net, and clearly isn't able to retain Double Glazing Guy's warnings and admonitions into his memory banks for more than a few seconds at a time. I had wanted to take pictures of the work being done, to show you the before and after, but as per usual, both my cameras' batteries are depleted, and the new mobile-cum-camera hasn't arrived yet.

It took me more than 3 hours to get to work yesterday, as -or so I learned later- a body had been found dumped on the railway track. All I was told at the time was that by order of the police and the provincial authorities, there would be no trains between The Hague and Leiden, and that those travelling to Amsterdam or Schiphol would have to travel via Utrecht, easily adding another hour to their journey time. I thought Jobsworth would have a fit, but it turned out he's not in this week -- so thank God for small mercies.


Feb. 6th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful icon!

A body, yes. For once, it wasn't a suicide, but an honest to goodness 'suspicious death'.

My new windows are my pride and joy. They look so shiny and new, that the rest of the flat looks very old and run-down in comparison. Now I want a new kitchen, a bathroom, and a loft extension...;-)
Feb. 6th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I think that it is shareable. I got it in the basic_bases community, and the creator is [Unknown LJ tag].

Yes, for the new appliances! I need a new stove. It was my old one (well, my existing one, as it is yet to be replaced) that caused my recent fire. It runs super-hot, and it's why my food has been burning so often of late. I'm not that bad a cook!