Saturday, 20 October 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018

That's the puppy walked and she's still got most of yesterday's food in her bowl so I didn't need to feed her this morning.

Gonna take me supplements now and hope that I remember to put more entries into this blog post than I have for the last few days!
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That's me supplements taken.  The multivitamin was a nightmare to swallow this time though - 3 big mouthfuls of squash before it went down!!  The Calcium went down OK I suppose and the Iron went down really easily, but the multi was a right royal PITA!
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I forgot to publish yesterday's blog post but didn't realise until I saw that it was still a draft!  It's published now though  👌
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I forgot to do the deep virus scan too and there weren't any reminders in Thunderbird, so maybe I'm just doing the virus scan once a month instead of once a week now?
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Had an email last night with one of my passwords in the subject line and the first paragraph of the message.  Apparently they've put a trojan virus on my machine and they wanted $600 to delete the intimate content they found on my machine within 48 hours or they will send it to all my contacts.

IT'S A SCAM... DO NOT SEND THEM THE $600 THEY ARE ASKING FOR.  THEY HAVEN'T PUT A VIRUS ON YOUR MACHINE AND THEY GOT YOUR PASSWORD FROM A DATABASE ONLINE!

If you send them the $600 they will have access to your bank account and will clear your account out.

It's a new scam that's doing the rounds.

They are preying on your fear of being infected by a virus to get your money in the full knowledge that what they are doing is totally legal because you chose to give them your bank account details when you paid the $600.

Do a deep virus and malware scan if you would feel reassured by doing it, but do not send them the money they are bribing you for.  They are cyber criminals, nothing more, nothing less.
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Another book read and reviewed on Amazon and my writing blog, just need to add it to the site and upload it now.  Added a paragraph to my query email about where the story sits on the book shelf... it's kinda Billionaire Boy meets Double Act.

Gonna have a mug of tea, update the site with the reviews, then take me pills and head to bed for an early night for a change... bet I'm still awake at my normal time though!  lol
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Off to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Friday 19th October 2018

That's the pup walked and fed... she was happy to go for her walk the first time I called "walkies" again and was happy with the 100% again, so we came home.

Gonna take me supplements and keep reading the book I started yesterday - hasn't got anything about bullying in it yet though, which was my whole reason for borrowing it!
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That's me supplements taken.

They all behaved today and went down with one mouthful of squash each.  Had an extra mouthful for the last few crumbs of the Calcium, but 99% went down with the first mouthful!

I can carry on with the reading now!
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The watch I'm wearing atm cost almost £17 and the one in my drawer was £26 so when the battery on this watch runs out, I'm gonna put the £26 watch on me wrist and take this one down into town to get its battery replaced and swap them around like that each time.

Rather that than having to keep putting perfectly decent watches on Freegle 'cos I spent less than a tenner on them!

Just need to remember that now  lol
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Steve's Yule gift is being delivered today!  Yay!
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Steve's dressings and Yule pressie turned up within less than 5 minutes of each other.  Literally.

C said he appreciated the birthday card and gift that I got for him and I've just finished reading and reviewing a Middle Grade book and it's only 2pm!

Gonna start reading the next book and hope it's better than the one I've just finished.

Achieved a lot already today!
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That's 3 people's Yule gifts sorted... my little nephew was sorted back in June, Steve's was delivered this morning and Melanie's will be with her on 21st October, so I've just gotta get both sides of the family and C's gifts now then that's it!  Yay!
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Friday, 19 October 2018

Review: Mobile phone cover

⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

I bought this for my phone from a small, independent manufacturer that nobody seems to have heard of so didn't know what size cover I needed.

I bought this because it describes itself as universal and it fits my phone perfectly!

The only reason I'm knocking off a star is that it's starting to become frayed at the flap. It's still very much usable and I open/close the flap twice a day, so it's done me well to last this long, but maybe the flap material could be a bit stronger so that it didn't fray at the side?

Review: Personal safety alarm

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

I'm disabled and have accidentally driven my electric wheelchair off the kerb. I was totally alone and had no way of getting myself or my wheelchair back onto the pavement. Thankfully a knight in shining armour came to help me but I'm so nervous about going out in it alone now.

I also miscalculated how far I could walk and my knees gave way. Thankfully I was with a great friend who pulled me to my feet and helped me to get home.

If it hadn't been for those two men being there when I needed them, I don't know what I would have done.

With these alarms I can get attention if I need help again now. I've got one on my keys around my neck and one on my neck bag so I feel a lot safer now.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018

Just got back from taking the pup out for her walkies and was totally happy with 100% but she carried on walking so she forced me to follow her and she did an extra 50%!  Four days into the week and we've only just made a deposit in the bank, but that's totally OK with me.

She was excited about going out this morning too and waddled over to me as soon as I called "walkies!" instead of having to fight to get her harness on and done up!

I definitely prefer mornings like this, but I'll be able to do very little else for the rest of the day now, while I recover!
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Forgot to take me supplements this morning and I've spent the day waiting for someone on Freegle to contact me and I've spent all afternoon trying to find a Middle Grade book that heavily features bullying after being rejected twice this afternoon!

I've already taken me prescription and had me tea, so I'm gonna keep reading this book then have an early night... although it won't be that early 'cos I've still got ¾ of a can of pop to drink!  lol

It's gonna be a really short blog post today  😉
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Up to chapter 31 in the book which seems like as good a place as any to stop reading and head to bed!

Nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

The pup was happy to go for her walk this morning and did 100% again then stood by the door to come back in and I wasn't going to force her to do any more than the 100% so we came in and I fed her.  There's still nothing in the bank for this week yet, but that's OK as long as she goes for her walk every day and does the full length.
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It's lunchtime and I haven't taken me supplements yet!

Woops!

I'll take 'em now, hold on!
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👆 They're taken now.  Pretty easily today, thankfully 👏.  The Calcium took two mouthfuls of squash 🥃 and there was an annoying single crumb left after the second mouthful so I just swallowed it with the same mouthful as taking the Iron 👍.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Second survey sorted.
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Third survey of the day completed.
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And another survey!  I'm zipping through them this afternoon!
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Five survey's completed... I'm on a roll today!  lol
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That's the sixth done and dusted.  Another 2 pager so was done and dusted within a few minutes again!
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Just been protected from a virus on a survey site by AVG... it's been a while since I've had a threat, but AVG has protected me again so it's worth the money yet again!
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That one, the seventh of the day had one question on one page then that was it!
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Eight down... what an awesome day of taking surveys!
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I was invited to 70 or 80 surveys since I went to bed last night, so I completed 10% of the invites, which ain't bad going!

I'm going to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Just got off the phone to 3 to cancel my contract.

The online chat with Gabriel last night had me willing to recommend 3 to anyone that asked, but not any more.

It took me 17 minutes and 43 seconds to get through the hard selling to keep me on 3... they were even willing to reduce the £27 a month to £5 for the same minutes, texts and data that I already had. 

I repeatedly said no.

I've used the number 3 times in the 2 years so even at £5 I'd still be paying for minutes, data and texts that I didn't use.

He even had the cheek to ask me if I would recommend 3 to others.  I would have if he hadn't done the hard sell on me, but not any more.  Now I'll tell everyone to avoid 3 like the plague!  Yes, the unlimited data is very tempting... it's what drew me into the contract with them in the first place, but after using it 1.5 times a year I would still be paying for things I didn't need or want.

If you're after a decent mobile phone SIM card provider in the UK, go with O2 instead of 3... much better service and while they don't offer unlimited data, they genuinely care and want to help!
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That's the pup walked and fed.

The cat from the end of the road has been pooing outside someone else's door so I've given her my name and advised her to contact the council about it.  She thought it was our pup at first, but when I asked her if the poo she was clearing up stank, she sniffed it and shot back.  When she confirmed that it stank I said the same had happened to us and that we'd support her every step of the way.

We've been accused of not clearing up the pup's poo which has never happened, the cat has shat literally on our front doorstep twice and in our back yard twice so it's really putting this side of the street in a bad mood, but I refuse to be blamed for something a cat that doesn't even belong to us has done and we'll take it as far as next door wants to take it now that we have 2 households in the street complaining about it to the council!

It's even-Steven's now... 2 households against 2 households.
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Taken me supplements... they all went down pretty easily today, thankfully!
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That's me childcare CV sorted, just in case I don't get ESA in November... I sound pretty good on it, even if I do say so myself!  lol
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First survey of the day done and dusted... it was, amazingly, only 3 pages and one question on each page!  It's done and dusted already though and I'll be getting credited in 3-7 days!  Yay!!
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Just the one survey today then  👌

I is cream crackered so I'm going to bed... nite nite orl!
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed... it was soooo wet out there that I'm bound to get at least a cold from soggy daily walks, but needs must and all that jazz!
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I've got literally one thing on today's grocery shop delivery.  The other £57 is totally Steve's stuff.  Last week I had 6 bottles of pop on there for myself, but literally the only thing on there this week that's mine is a £1.05 bottle of squash that we'll share anyway and £50 for the electric will come out of my account and into Steve's today, yet he won't even phone the freakin' vet for our pup and he's being paid to be my carer for 30 hours a week, yet I'm lucky to get that in 3 months!!
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That's me supplements taken now... didn't go down as easily as yesterday, but by the same token it wasn't awful either, thankfully.
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Just phoned Mitzi's vet about her biting and scratching herself.  That's another thing that Steve's been promising to do for a couple of weeks but hasn't got around to it yet.

He's been my carer for a grand total of 2 hours this month, when he filled in the ESA form for me on Saturday.  He's done bugger all else in the last 30 days - he should have provided 120 hours of care but I've had 2 hours of it in reality.  😡
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First survey of the day completed
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Second survey done and dusted
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That's C's birthday card and gift ordered then!  I just hope he's home when it arrives 'cos there's no way it'll fit through his door!  lol
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Burger King meal for tea, so I'm shutting down now and doubt I'll log back on before I head to bed so nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Happy birthday Steve!!

He seems to like what me an' the pup got him... found humour in it instead of being offended thankfully!

Happy birthday again Steve!
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Taken me 3 supplements with only 4 mouthfuls of squash this morning, which is a relief 'cos there were only 5 mouthfuls left in the bottle!
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The intense virus scan finished at 1am and there were no viruses or malware found so I've backed everything up now and I'm about to take the pup for her morning stroll with me.
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That's the 2 recycling boxes and rubbish bag out for another week... only a mini argument today... we're getting better at this!  💑😆

It's hosing it down out there so I'm gonna wait until it hopefully eases up a bit before I take the pup out for her walk.
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That's the puppy walked... we were both reluctant to do the 100% but it's done with for the day now!
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Yumsk!

Just had a meat-less and gravy-less Sunday lunch from the cafe again.

Today is the second one we've had from them and we'll definitely be going again and again!

Maybe not every week, but as an occassional treat it's the best!

Loadsa veggies and "half a cow" according to Steve this week!  For under £15 we got 2 mains and a pud for Steve which is a lot healthier and yummier and cheaper than the take aways we seem to have most days!

Definitely another five star review from us again!  Would be perfect if there was a vegetarian protein, but maybe there just aren't many vegetarians around here?
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That's the pup's poo cleared up from the back yard and disposed of now, so we've just gotta bring everything back in when it's been collected tomorrow then that's it for another week!

👌👍
 
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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

Just paid the last £79.39 to the liquidation bods.

As predicted I didn't get to sleep until pretty much my normal bedtime despite going to bed a couple of hours early.  Woke up with another splotty botty too, so, yet again, I'll be going back and forward urgently all day again.  😕

The intense scan is at 49% now so it'll be sorted by the time I come down tomorrow morning, then I can back up everything and turn my likkle laptop off to let the battery cool down.
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10 minutes.

That's how long between visits to the bathroom today!  😟
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50% now, so it's 1% every 10 minutes, so, in theory, it'll be finished in 500 minutes, which I can't see happening 'cos that's less than 9 hours instead of the minimum of 17 that it'll realistically take!
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The pup was ready for her walk as soon as I called "walkies" this morning!!  She was desperate for a wee as soon as I opened the front door and was squatting down for a minute longer than she usually is.  She's usually finished weeing before I've even closed the front door and is desperate to start walking but she was still weeing for about a minute with me just standing there waiting for her!

Bless her furry little paws!
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That's me 3 supplements taken too, so I'm all set for the day now!
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The virus scan is at 52% now, so it's still doing 1% every 10 minutes, so it's currently on track for finishing at bed time after all!  As long as it's at at least 90% by 8pm I'll have a late night otherwise I'll head to bed for another early night and do the back up first thing tomorrow, same as normal.
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Had the ESA form through the post this morning.  Had to get Steve to fill it out for me 'cos I can't remember how to write, but it was for income-related instead of contribution-based for some reason, which I've never had before... did they send the wrong form or is it in addition to the contribution based one??

So confusing!!

Too late to do anything about it now though 'cos it's already filled in and in the envelope!

Wish me luck that I get awarded it!
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The virus scan is at 63% now and it's 1.27pm so I doubt it'll be finished by the time I go to bed so I'll have an early night and do the backing up as soon as I come down tomorrow I reckon.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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6.47pm and it's 71% of the way through the virus scan so I'm gonna head to bed for another early night.

Nite nite orl!
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