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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2012, 05:47:36 AM »
I have learned to tackle first, and ask for help only if I find I REALLY need it. It's good for you, gives you a feeling of empowerment and the self satisfaction that when you have to, you can do for yourself.

I have big boy tools.  ;)

That's me, too! Well, usually, but... when the hubby is around I will pull my "Helpless Little Wifey" card. Not that it does me any good. He knows I can jolly well do most jobs myself.  :D

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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2012, 08:13:22 AM »
I'm not above using my feminine wiles. Hubby always falls for entreaties to display his superior upper body strength. It's good for his ego.  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2012, 08:32:57 AM »

I asked a chap in hospital, who was covered in bandages what happened? He said middle of the night there was a tapping noise at our front door, being all glass I would be able to see who was tapping without switching on the lights.

Crawling on all fours I approached the door along the corridor, just about to lift up the letter box flap, and our Alsatian dog licked my balls, I went through the glass door.  ::) 
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2012, 05:50:18 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Thank god I don't have either an alsatian or the other.  ::) ::)
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2012, 07:18:37 PM »
Speaking of snakes and appliances . . .

Many, many years ago with my boys were young and after I conquered my fear of snakes, the non poisonous type, we had a boa constrictors from time to time.

This particular time, we had a young Rainbow Boa.

The boys and I were going to visit my family for just a few days so I asked my (now ex) husband to keep and eye on her, make sure she had clean water and that the top of her aquarium was secured.

"No problem," he said.

When we returned the aquarium was empty and the hubby was clueless as to how that came to be.

Later my portable dishwasher went on the fritz. Hubby took it out on the patio (for more work room) to check it out. After he had parts scattered all over the patio, he found the problem only now, it was only traces.

Her skeletal remains were wrapped around the inner working of the machine. She had obviously tried to find a water source.

Here's what she would have looked like had she been allowed to mature. Beautiful colors.

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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2012, 07:31:27 PM »
My problem is I never have 'small' catastrophes, and I never have just one at a time. So, since I'm surrounded by self-ignited disasters, I let the sleeping pill take affect and deal with it in the morning, which comes way too soon, I might add.

I truly am accident prone, so I've become a professional fixer. If it's not flooding, or raining through my roof, sleep is my best bet.

And like my mother said "Honey, things always look better in the morning". What more of an excuse do I need? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2012, 07:45:35 AM »

FF your priceless, and you never fail to give me a chuckle. that wasn't a true story by the way, as you have been a little slack with the comedy of late I wrote it  just for a giggle.

SNAKES. I was on exercise in Kenya many years ago. As the four of us climbed out of a dry river bed ducking under and between trees, our number one stopped, turned around pointing and quietly said look what we have just passed under.
What we thought was a tree branch we had ducked under, was a huge snake. 
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2012, 03:18:00 PM »
You ever seen one of those suckers that, when they cross the road, their head is on one side and the tail on the other and they just keep slithering??

Up in the forests there are heaps of those, glad their bark is worse than their bite though.  :P :P
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2012, 03:21:24 PM »
Why is it so hard to find a decent plumber to fix a plughole??  ??? :-\
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« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2012, 03:56:09 PM »
No idea mate. I make my daughters date tradesmen so I don't usually have to look far. >:D
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2012, 04:09:06 PM »
Ahhh  so that's your secret.  :D
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2012, 04:20:16 AM »

Slithering, what a lovely word, it conjours up all sorts of words beginning with SL, some nasty one too.

No I have never seen those things FF, there are a lot of unpleasant creepies in Australia I understand. But you also have some fabulous scenery not forgetting mineral deposits.

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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2012, 05:03:37 AM »
Great thanks Trev. :D

We do have scary junk but its without a doubt the most beautiful country in the world.

The more remote the area, the more amazing her beauty I think.

You should take a flight and come see for yourself mate.  ;)
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2012, 05:07:17 AM »

I may take you up on that offer one day mate.
Can we go out panning for gold? Or black opals.
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Re: My Last Nights Disaster
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2012, 05:10:18 AM »
My uncle has an opal mine, filthy rich the old buggar. He past on and left it to his son, very unassuming family. They love visitors. Thats at Lightning Ridge, the home of the opal.

I would like to do the gold thing one day too mate.

Hey bring Ma along, she would love to see the Oz Outback. >:D
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