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Re: Skip treasure

Post: #242351 Big Al
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:39 pm

Flo wrote:Yes Big Al but what does the wife have to say on the fact that she now can't move around your house? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Her comment used to be.... " It's like Fu*&^%$ steptoes yard around here" !!!

I make sure that it's going to "come in handy.... someday " and it's only in the back garden but there are no cars etc just usefull "stuff" Her biggest sigh was when I came home with half a [house] roof on the bike.... quickly followed by dejection when I said get your clothes on there is still half the roof left !!
It was 1850's pine. A little bit of bug rot in some of the pieces which were burnt but other thna that it cleaned up well !!
But since then she has had a garden converted from flowers to fruit and veg ( half an allotment she says) A large greenhouse, a new bed frame, A chicken coup, seats around a tree so she can watch the chickens and plans for a green roof on the garage and a wood fired oven in the garden....... for her favourite foods of pizza, bread, roast meat dishes... oh and anything else I cook for her.
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Re: Skip treasure

Post: #242412 Dr.Syn
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:47 am

Just a little off topic but some years ago I changed the oil on my car, feeling quite pleased with myself I then was confronted with the problem of what to do with the old oil. Then brainwave I put the old oil into the now empty new can, gave it a clean up with a rag and placed it by the front gate. Within an hour it was gone. Magic.
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Re: Skip treasure

Post: #242414 Crickleymal
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:20 am

Dr.Syn wrote:Just a little off topic but some years ago I changed the oil on my car, feeling quite pleased with myself I then was confronted with the problem of what to do with the old oil. Then brainwave I put the old oil into the now empty new can, gave it a clean up with a rag and placed it by the front gate. Within an hour it was gone. Magic.


Heh! I have diluted old engine oil with white spirit then used it as fence paint before now. Gives a lovely water proof coating it does.

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Re: Skip treasure

Post: #242491 Dr.Syn
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:43 am

Yes I have done that. Works a treat.
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