Life at the end of the road

July 19, 2015

The ‘Old Boot’ is in :-)

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:56 pm

I was going to do a little painting in the house tonight, fill in the nail holes on the skirting board and just ‘potter about’ in the living room admiring the view. However it took that long to get George in the house and I was so worn out afterwards that I didn’t have the energy.

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That’ll be George with me collapsed on top of him. It’s not like we’re ready for putting furniture in the house or anything, it’s just Wifey had this irrational notion that he’d get attacked by mice in the barn. So, after a ‘hard day at the office’ we all set about trying to persuade him into the house.


St George

George is a rather wide and ‘laid back’ kinda sofa and he’s come a long way from Fulham where he was made specially for us Smile 

I am seriously impressed with the quality of this ‘Old Boot’ sofa and look forward to spending my dotage on it watching daytime TV. Re runs of Jerry Springer here I come, he’ll probably be long dead by the time I slow down Smile

The ‘easy day’

If I’ve said it once on here I’ve said it a hundred times ‘I do like Sundays’ and today was no exception, after the late Saturday I had a gentle ‘lie in’ until 7:00am before feeding the hens and going to work.

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The ‘wee peeps’ as we call the 20 new ones were kept separate for the best part of a week in the western end of the hen house. If you introduce them to a new flock straight away they just get ‘hen pecked’ but having a metal grill between them allows them to get used to each other. A couple of days ago Wifey opened the connecting door to let tem mix and the older ones wasted no time in coming through to check out the ‘wee peeps’. As you can see the younger ones (on the perches) have smaller combs and are staying out of the way of the older ones. Gradually though, they will mix up and just get on with it, having plenty of room inside and out means they can soon get out of the way if necessary.

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I couldn’t possibly go to work though without one last look at those lovely doors Donald Angus had hung.

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Loch Arnish and Torran in the morning with not a porpoise in sight Sad smile I did see a sparrow hawk and a peregrine falcon though Smile

  Once at work, and after our silent trip to Sconser and back carrying some 16 vehicles and 68 passengers on ‘Batteries Only’ we settled down to the ritual ‘BIG BREAKFAST’.

After that it was a spot of painting

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boat drill

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and then a ‘blackout’ drill.

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That will be when I ‘emergency stop’ all the main generators to check that the emergency generator will ‘come online’

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it is very exciting Smile




And that will be the sun going down at Sonas around 22:00



  1. Paul looks like you’ve had another full day. Envious of your doors they do look well made and very imposing. What a sofa even got a name, who’s posh then. Hope the weather changes for you all.

    Comment by Polite Scouser — July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

  2. George is quite handsome and, probably to your chagrin, I really like the paint color on the walls!

    Comment by SK Waller — July 20, 2015 @ 2:06 am

  3. I proud to say ” I love George”……. Dang it’s good to have you back on line, it’s been a long hot summer here without your ” moist” pictures to see us through…., thank you and as always have a great day.

    Comment by tonylucas63 — July 20, 2015 @ 2:44 am

  4. All looking great, Paul. How exciting it must be to have your house built to your exact requirements.

    A word from someone who gets the chance to watch more daytime TV than she really wants to 😦 the so called “entertainment” is rubbish. I have history or natural history programmes on if there isn’t any decent sport, but have seen most of them several times now, so it is as much for “talking wallpaper” as anything. I much prefer to read or sew and knit.

    Comment by Margaret — July 20, 2015 @ 7:51 am

  5. Glad you have resumed the blog mate. Always enjoy keeping up with your news.

    Comment by Lloyd — July 20, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

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