One of the people taking the thing was from Latvia. Riga to be more precise. When he came out to ride, he was wearing a baggy drysuit and this freaky yellow helmet with a visor. Overall, quite a nice cheap-British Sci-Fi look.
Had the chimney swept yesterday. Apparently there is some sort fo blockage near the top. I knew that it needed a cowel on it (preferably Simon with a really hot fire) but I never round to it. The sweep was talking of £300 to get up on the roof, sort out whatever the blockage is and fit proper stuff on the top. I am thinking that I may just borrow a set of ladders from some guys I know who do roofing and do it myself. The job itself doesn't look to hard - a bit of cementing. The one thing to remember about working on the roof is not to have an emu puppet on your hand.
Also, a set of chimney brushes might be a good investment. £55 fucking quid to sweep the chimney? Bollocks to that. Small Boy is too large to fit up it - I've tried.
Will is in Florida at the moment. The less priviledged of us may have to put up with a bit of rain and freezing our arses off in cold water, but at least we don't get that sort of weather.
Off to see the parents tomorrow for a few days. When I get back, I must sort out some sort of job. Selling my Crap Corp shares also needs more work. They can't just post me a cheque, it has to be complicated.
Heh. Mrs. H. has given in to pleading and is taking Stepdaughter to see My Chemical Romance. I am not familiar with their work, but SD seems quite keen.
Reading the Satanic Verses at the moment. Not liking it so much as Midnight's Children. We shall see.
Thanks to all those who submitted stuff on contracting. It seems like an option worth considering since I can't make up my mind. I may have to cover up the fact that I haven't done C++ in anger for a few years, but I'm sure it'll come back.
It's my birthday on Monday. Buy me something nice.
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