Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Updates and bits

Some of you queried what this ship was in my Sunday Selections. I have discovered it is bulk carrier and the parts that stick up from the deck area are I think lifting devices. It may have been carrying grain, which does leave from Port of Melbourne.

The new twin boys are now home and well. Fire Fighting Nephew's wife sent me a message that we are welcome any time to visit. That was nice and we will make the two and a half hour return drive to visit soon.

A funny thing happened yesterday after some chaos on the Ballarat train line with me experiencing two cancelled trains. I went to pay for something in a shop with my card and the screen displayed the message, 'Transaction system under attack. Please wait'. The woman who I know well enough shrieked at her display. Then my display came up, 'Please try again'. I did and all was fine.

For quite some time I have been bemused by men who write laws and judge how they are applied, and plant the seed into women, and then want to tell women what to do with the seed. They call me queer!

A neighbour recently died. I only found out a couple of days ago. She was a very private person and her apartment adjoins ours. Nevertheless, we feel a bit sad. She was pleasant enough and I never finished telling her about the history of her apartment, including when the previous owners had their door painted white, when all doors in this building are a certain colour, but I did get in about the gay barrister who rented there and his bit of paid rough trade he picked up punched in some plaster walls on our landing. Fortunately the two renting policemen on our floor sorted it out and the barrister paid for the wall repairs. 

Debby in the US recently used the blogpost headline The Faecal Matter Hits the Rotary Oscillator.  I've heard it before but I'd forgotten the phrase. I made up my own. Trying to Elevate Faecal Matter up a Steep Incline. 

Household Management is getting on a bit. Do we need a cleaner? Do cleaners snoop? By all means they can enjoy the gay porn on my USB sticks, or play with what is in by beside cupboard. Just wash it afterwards please. Do they clean while you are at home or do you go out? I do know that here cleaners do a good job for their first couple of cleans, but then get slack.

There was another update to mention but I've forgotten what it was.

A new one. I don't really believe in treats for dogs to train them. We've never done that.  Tradie Brother has a young deaf dog. May treats be essential in training a deaf dog? I don't really think so.


32 comments:

  1. I love Debby's post title. And hope fervently that none of our politicians get any ideas. Yet another reason to be grateful for our recent change of government I suspect.
    The treat given to our dogs when they were being trained was a pat rather than food. It seemed to work. Growing up we always had dogs and they were always well trained.
    Glad that the twins are home and well.

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    1. EC, yes a pat and a praising voice seemed to work well enough for us.

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  2. Christ Almighty! I wonder what is in your bedside cupboard? I am guessing a Rubik's cube. Why would a cleaner have to clean it after use? Cleaners are normally clean people.

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    1. Close YP. Toys, but not sharp edged ones like a Rubik's Cube.

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  3. Delightful news on twins. And I've always lurked elsewhere when cleaner comes.Come to think of it I've been incredibly fortunate with the helpers I've had over the years. They've always gone above and beyond what is required. Voluntarily.
    Do tell on your cupboard secrets.....:D
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, we are very pleased about the twins. See my reply above. All history now.

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  4. I thought for a moment you suggested that the barrister was rough trade. Goodness gracious. Barristers are honourable people!

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    1. Yeah Hels, like the young Melbourne barrister charged with drug and child porn yesterday.

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  5. Does your body corp. insist on same ‘pleasing’ coloured doors (sounds like they had a deal with the local paint shop). I reckon those owners would have been seen as rebels

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    1. The front door colour Cathy is building property. 128 front doors and maybe 50 public doors all the same colour. But one apartment wanted white. They were smartly informed and the door was repainted the regulation colour. She was a nice enough Chinese mainlander. Her husband was a nasty unfriendly prick and their two children seemed to follow in his footsteps.

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  6. Thank you for your views on the "planting the seed" thing. I am also soo confused by the US government and their recent decision to send us back to the stone ages!!! UGH!! Enjoy the visit with the new babies!! So fun!!!

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    1. Annsterw, I am appalled at what is happening in your country, but what can I do except write impotent blog posts.

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  7. I would love a cleaner. If you have nothing illegal to hide let them snoop. Your neighbours sound interesting. Why was the door painted white and what were the ramifications? Pleased to hear the kidlets are doing well.

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    1. Caro, nothing illegal except for a dope pipe that hasn't been used since the 90s. The ramification was the owners were quickly told their door need to repainted to the correct body corp colour. Who knows why it was painted white.

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  8. Good to hear the twins are well and at home now. I'd like a cleaner, but only because I am lazy and don't feel like cleaning very often these days. I think I'd have one just to clean the oven. I imagine the door was painted white so the rough trade could easily spot it and not knock on the wrong door?

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    1. River, you can hire oven cleaners. Our oven has stayed clean since we bought an air fryer and it wasn't expensive, maybe $80, and it works so well. No going back.

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  9. Is it common for apartments to included housekeeper.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Not at all Dora. Labour costs are high here and you have to have enough money to employ a cleaner. You might be paying them $40 an hour.

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  10. My mother had a cleaner who would re-arrange things after dusting. Mother would put them all back as they were, then the same thing would happen the following cleaning day. It was like a battle of wills.

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    1. That's amusing Cro and I have heard of similar before. I expect your mother went on longer than the cleaner employment.

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    2. I would have had a chat with that cleaner. I've been a cleaner and know to put things the way they were.

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  11. The Association owns the paint on the outside of the the door, but I own the door.

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    1. Same here TP. 'Tis a queer thing.

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  12. Don't use a cleaning company, you don't want different people all the time and I bet they snoop. Find a recommended person. I am comfortable enough with my new one that I gave her a key so she (and I) can come and go. She is much younger 40 compared to our other 60+. Both are immigrants. She doesn't set a required number of hours, she just gets the job done as she is paid a flat rate. I like that. She is quick and efficient.

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    1. Jackie, we will probably ask our building manager and people here who do have cleaners. Thanks for the tips.

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  13. It's really a mess here. The supreme court conservatives announced further plans, to dissolve long held freedoms. Contraception was mentioned. Also gay marraige and homosexuality. We're going to the dark ages here. Unless we find a stopper. Freedom is getting stomped in favor of puritism.

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    1. Strayer, are they called mid term elections later this year? Maybe that will be the stopper.

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  14. I was wondering about the twins and am glad to hear they are doing well again. I've never had a cleaner. I am too concerned about what others think of my messes, and would have to clean before they arrived to clean. Besides, cleaning with two cats is like ... like elevating faecal matter up a steep incline. I don't know where I heard that but I like it :D

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    1. Jenny, we wouldn't do anything more than we now do along the way in preparation for a cleaner. Cleaning the showers is the hardest job, not that I do it.

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  15. So many various topics! LOL! We don't use a cleaner so I'm not much help there. Glad the twins are better. Entertaining story about the barrister!

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    1. Steve, the barrister was an interesting character and a Jekyll and Hyde type. If he'd had a drink, he was your mate forever but sober, he was almost sullen. We had a fun evening at his apartment with drinks and nibbles, now so long ago.

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