Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Doesn't that Pheasant Look Unpleasant?
I know I promised you a really visual blog today but I just can't do it. I have literally just walked in after a 6.5 hour drive. I feel duty bound to write but uploading images and getting them uploaded to my blog is just a job too far. 700 miles round trip.
I have been on one Hell of a road trip. It was good but very tiring. I'm not sure if I've mentioned before that I am a big softie when it comes to all animals. Driving cross country has a tendency to depress me, I wince every time I see some poor animal that has come to a messy end on the side of the road. It was one of the reasons that I didn't learn to drive until fairly late in life. I cannot stand the thought of killing something, so long journeys give me the horrors. Everyone has told me that pheasants are stupid birds therefore they tend to end up dead with an alarming frequency on A roads. I think they are beautiful and if you make the parallel between beautiful birds (avian) and beautiful birds (human) stupidity may be the thing that links them?
I purchased my etching press today and it is a lovely bit of machinery. There's always a story so I might as well tell you.
I saw it on eBay for £745 which believe it or not is a good price. I arranged it all and this week I was going to buy it and pick it up. I phoned the guy yesterday to organise a time and get his address etc and he said it was £795. I argued the toss but he stood his ground and got shirty. (cheek). What he didn't realise that he was dealing with someone who is sick to death of people taking liberties, to put it politely. I was going to pay cash and he wasn't going to have to pay eBay their cut he was going to be quids in. Until...... I looked on eBay found the press and bought it via Paypal. Ha!!!! He had to pay eBay roughly £40. That will teach him to mess with me. If you are an eBayer you will fully appreciate what I did. Look out world I'm armed and dangerous.
Matt has been working away in my absence and bless him he read my blog and saw the screaming inadequacies that I had the audacity to post yesterday. He has finished the walls, he has planed the door, he has exposed the fascia and started to make it good. He has also sought out the materials necessary to finish the fascia. I've said it before and I'll say it again if you live near me and some of my readers do, Mr Matt Suttle is the man that can when it comes to the majority of all building work.
Rest assured I will give all brilliant workers a mention and a free ad both in my blog and on my website.
Tomorrow I will make good on my promise so please do bear with me.