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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4215 on: June 10, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
Best wishes Joe.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4216 on: June 10, 2019, 02:36:41 PM »
Hearty congratulations, Joe :beers:
I've done it twice and it didn't agree with me, so you're boldly going where I've not been.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4217 on: June 10, 2019, 03:55:43 PM »
Thank you everyone for your kind wishes.

My wife is originally from Cameroon so it was a Big Fat African wedding  :beers:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4218 on: June 10, 2019, 07:52:19 PM »
Congratulations, Joe.

Very best wishes to you and your wife.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4219 on: June 10, 2019, 08:22:27 PM »
Thanks a lot John.

I suppose I'll have learn how to smuggle parcels into the house now  :(

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4220 on: June 10, 2019, 08:32:06 PM »
Hi All,

Hope everyone is well, and had a good weekend  :D

At long last my recent problems are sorted, I can get back to catching up with what my friends here have been up to, and getting back to modelling  :claphappy:

Some of you may know my income comes through letting out property, and I have had problems with one set of tenants ..... It turned out they would rather spend their money on bottles of rum than rent, so when they went a month behind I was able to evict them, which went surprisingly well.

The problem was they left the house in a really bad state  :'( :'(

It took five of us two days before the place was fit enough to get cleaners in. They did a flit leaving half opened and rotting food in the kitchen, shitty clothes and broken furniture, and personal stuff of a very dubious nature all over the place.

I have spent the last couple of months clearing out crap, completely redecorating, fitting a new kitchen, new carpets, ( the one they had downstairs was literally stuck down with wee from a dog they should not have had ) but all is now well.

The place looks lovely now, all the hardwork has paid off, and when the first set of prospective tenants viewed the house, within an hour they had put up the deposit and a months rent up front  :claphappy: :laugh: :claphappy:

They are a mother and daughter, both working, non smokers, no pets ........ and they make cakes  :D :D :D

They moved in last week, and after me just doing a couple of little things like putting a couple of extra shelves up, and some brackets for hanging baskets all is hunky dory, and when they signed themselves in, they paid another five months rent up front  :thumbsup:

This makes me very happy, I must be careful I don't blow it all on cider and trains  ;D

So now the last few months of hard work, expense and worry are over. The new tenants seem great, and will treat what I have done with respect. And I can get back to modelling after what seems an age  :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

Gotta catch up with what has been happening here, sort out my modelling room, and finally get Windmill Hill finished and start something new  :D ;) :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4221 on: June 10, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »
I am glad things are finally coming together Kevin. And nice to have trustworthy tenants.  :thumbsup:
David.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4222 on: June 10, 2019, 08:55:28 PM »
Iím so pleased that things are now sorted Kevin.
The way some people live and behave is completely beyond me but at least you seem to have some decent folk in your property now.
Iím looking forward to seeing Windmill Hill again and also your  new project.

Go careful with that cider  :beers:

Martin

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4223 on: June 10, 2019, 09:46:06 PM »
Excellent news, Kevin, and I'm glad things are back to 'normal' now.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4224 on: June 10, 2019, 11:40:14 PM »
Congratulations, Joe!

Good news, Kevin. I have an agent manage my property and they do all the maintenance checks, etc. They have a set of tradesmen on their books, and any work needing doing I leave up to them to organise and it comes out of the rent. They also screen prospective tennants, so the whole thing is pretty transparent.

I must admit it would be cheaper to do it myself!

Anyway, I hate to say this, Kevin, but what do you mean, finish Windmill Hill? What more can you to it?!  ;)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 11:44:42 PM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4225 on: June 11, 2019, 12:32:53 AM »
Hi All,

Thank you all for your kind comments, all is back to normal now, or at least N.F.W (Normal for Weymouth)  :D

I went through a letting agency for the new tenants. They charged a one off fee for finding them, and checked references, credit ratings, drew up the paper work, made sure the tenants had guarantors, etc etc, so all should be fine. The mother and daughter seem really nice. The mother is about my age, the daughter is 21, and quiet as a mouse, so I think everything will go well. They have paid 6 months in advance, which has really helped pay the bills to get the place nice, so I think I am lucky this time.

I need to sort the modelling room out now, and finish up Windmill Hill. I need to install the new illuminated level crossing gates, fit a lamp post in, and tidy up at the end of the station, and generally smarten things up ..... then it's done  ;) :D ;)

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4226 on: June 11, 2019, 08:31:59 AM »
My dad is in Hospital with breathing Difficulties...
Why am I happy with that???

Because shortly after going in they said he'd had a heart attack in hospital..

He hadn't, they'd given him incompatible drugs which gave him heart arrhythmia.

Stop the wrong drugs, just back to breathing problems ... Which he's had for years..

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4227 on: June 18, 2019, 07:07:00 PM »
Some days you just get lucky.  I went into my local hospice charity shop to see what they had new yesterday.  I always go there as itís good to support them and they have the odd book or dvd I want.

I found myself looking at an immaculate Cannon EOS100 body for £10 which I acquired.  I have had to wait until a delivery of a battery from Amazon today to see if it was a bargain or a dud, and Iím pleased to say it works perfectly.  I already have Cannon digital bodies and lenses but there are occasions itís just better to have a film camera especially for black and white to play about with processing them.

Iím going back tomorrow to see if there are any lenses as it looked like a collection had been donated.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4228 on: June 18, 2019, 10:47:31 PM »
Now that sounds like a canny buy!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4229 on: June 22, 2019, 01:58:08 PM »
On Thursday 6th June I started with flu' symptoms but by that Sunday I knew it was something more - my prostate was 'playing up' again. I went to the Doctors the following day, got a weeks supply of antibiotics, a shed full of Paracetamol and the diagnosis that it was a prostate infection. The following Monday, no change, so back to the Doctors. I saw my usual Doctor this time and, after a urine test, she confirmed the earlier diagnosis together with the fact that my kidneys were involved. I got another 10 days supply of antibiotics and my twice yearly blood test brought forward to next Wednesday. So, why, you may ask, is this post in the Happy thread? Every single night since the 6th June, I have had to take 'the long (painful) walk', (read quick dash), during the night at least twice and two nights, six times!  :goggleeyes: Last night was the first night in over two weeks that I have not had to take 'the long walk'. And I am feeling a lot more human. So I am very happy.  :thumbsup: This means of course, that normal service can now resume, so look out for 'Todays Groaner'.  :)
David.
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