Archive for February 2013

Lost Brownie Point

My roofers lost a Brownie point today. There was only about 30 minutes of work left to do but they arrived nearly 4 hours later than previous days. I wouldn’t have minded if they had let me know in advance but, as it was, I wasted the entire morning waiting in for them for the […]

Great Customer Support from CPS Call Blocker

Ever since I’ve had my current phone number, I’ve been plagued by ‘Unavailable’ and ‘International’ nuisance calls two, three and even four times a day – many of them from UK companies getting around the TPS rules by using overseas call centres. I’d looked at the ‘TrueCall’ device but was somewhat put off by the […]

O R not…

It’s never ceases to amaze me what some people will pinch…

An unexpected visit..

Well, despite the heavy snow, my roofers have returned today to carry on with the job. . That’s what I call dedication! It’s uncertain whether they’ll be able to re-set the two end ridge tiles today because of the wet conditions but they’re tradesmen in whom I have every confidence in their decision – unlike […]

A busy day!

Early this morning Peninsula Fencing arrived to renew my back fence. I’d been patching the old one ever since I moved in back in 2007 and it had reached the point when it was beyond practical repair. No sooner had they backed their wagon into my drive, when Furber Roofing arrived to do my Dry […]

Life’s full of surprises!

Been waiting in for a FedEx delivery from Maplins for a┬áStorage unit. Huge box arrives, which seemed about the right size so I just signed for it. Loads of bubble wrap and, inside: The guy at Maplins couldn’t quite fathom what had happened but said I could keep the truck and they’d send my proper […]

Third Time Lucky?

This blog entry has its roots back in┬áJune 2008 (Fascia), so bear with me… In June 2008, I had the bungalow’s fascia, soffitts and Dry Verge replaced with uPVC. Overall, it seemed to be a good job and I was generally satisfied with it except, over the years, the Dry Verge stuff had been bleached […]

Windy Weather

Today, I’m waiting for a builder to examine the storm damage done to my roof during the high winds on Monday night. The Dry Verge was only fitted last year but, as the firm who fitted it were completely useless, in my opinion, I’ve decided to cut my losses and get a – hopefully- decent […]