Friday, 6 July 2018

Chuckles Chuntering


This is my new feature Chuckles Chuntering, which will be me talking about a mixture of things that make me happy, mad or somewhere in between. I could be talking on any subject from films to sport to news to books and what is going on in my life.

The weather is still trying my patience! The weather people said this hot spell could last another full month and I can't deal with that! I'm getting up really early every day to get the windows open and take advantage of any breeze there may be but if I want to go out and get the shopping done I'd have to close them all during the hottest parts of the day or send my dad to do it on his own. That's not ideal as even if I send him with a very specific list, he'll still come back with the wrong things! But as I don't drive, I can't go and do it myself! Stupid darn weather. I'll celebrate the first day we get some rain. And if I see one more story in our media about stupid people leaving dogs in hot cars and the poor furry guys needing rescued, I'll go and sort these idiots out myself!

I'm amazed that I'm actually getting any reading done but household tasks are mostly on hold as the heat builds up a lot during the day in this house. I'm not going to complain about getting four books read this week, and still getting some good tv time in. I watched three seasons of SAS Who Dares Wins, a reality show where real SAS instructors put a group of men through a form of SAS selection to see if any of them can get through it. I love watching things like this! And the chief instructor Ant is hot in a scary kind of way...! 

I've been dreaming this week about a sudden lottery win and the chance to move house. I'm sick of these summer parties in the street next to ours as it sounds like a full scale club night going on outside our windows-the back of our houses face onto the back of theirs and the sound travels when their windows are also open. Then the party turns nasty and the fights and broken glass and sirens begin. It's frustrating. One of our neighbours died back in September and his house is still sitting empty, leaving us worried about who is moving in and when. Anyone who has followed me for a long time might know that over ten years ago we had serious problems with a neighbour spanning a couple of years. We celebrated when they moved as that left us with three sets of good neighbours around us. With one gone, we just also got the news that a second of the three neighbours won't be here much longer so I'm already worrying about two sets of new neighbours and fearing what we might get. My big nightmare is a pile of kids with lots of cats, or dogs that never stop barking. We have three of those dogs in the street already. Our street is reasonably quiet so knowing my luck, we'll get total nightmares moving in. I'm dreading it, I really am.

What's new with you guys?


14 comments:

  1. I'm with you on that lottery thing. My issue is that since I don't play, I need my own personal Willy Wonka to give it to me or something :-D

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    1. I used to look for golden tickets in my chocolate after reading that book. Never did find one sadly!

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  2. Hopefully you’ll get good neighbors. Almost all of my neighbors are really loud, and they all have kids and pets. It’s hard to sleep during the summer because it’s always hot and loud around here.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I really do have sympathy for your noise issues. It's hard enough to sleep in the summer without all that going on. I sleep in industrial headphones during summer to block out the noise but they aren't greatly comfy to wear!

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  3. We just got new neighbors, too. Haven't been able to meet them yet, but at least they don't have lots of noisy kids or a constantly barking dog. They do, however, have motorcycles. ;D

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    1. I don't fancy the motorbikes either! A nice quiet couple who don't have wild parties would be nice!

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  4. It has been really hot. Whenever I hear about someone leaving an animal in the car, it makes me very mad. Neighbors can be a blessing or a curse. I hope you get along with whoever moves in next to you. I often dream of winning the lottery but rarely actually play.

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    1. I spend too much time thinking about lottery wins and browsing houses I can't afford! A country cottage on it's own land is my dream!

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  5. You know I sympathize with you about the neighbors. That sucks! We have a group down the street now I call the Porch Posse. They drink from sunup to sundown. At least they are far enough away they don't bother us directly but I can't go out front without getting oogled. Don't even get me started about pets in cars - idiots. We rescued one last summer at the mall. We called security and they busted in the people's window. They arrived shortly thereafter and got a ticket - plus a broken window to fix. May we both have cooler weather soon!

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    1. You've had your share of bad neighbours as well. That Porch Posse sound like the ones on the street beside ours. They have parties every weekend and loud music all summer. Kind of drives me mad but at least they aren't next door to be-for that I'm grateful! The dogs trapped in cars just makes me mad-you wonder what the owners are thinking!

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  6. We had a fun fourth pool party. The weather has been hot, but between the pool and AC, I do just fine. And...about the lottery...would love it if some came my way!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. My ideal house would have a small indoor pool that I could use year round! I'm trying to get fitter this year and that would be useful!

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  7. Ugh, I hate when it is hot! Or, I guess I more so hate the humidity we have hear, being sweaty is so gross. I can handle heat, but not humidity.

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    1. Humidity really does you in when the heat has already hit you and sapped your strength!

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