July 22nd, 2010

Can you do it by Thursday?

Posted in Not the Job by 200

Oh how I wish I had retired permanently.

How come work gets in the way of real life so much? It seems I never have any time to do the things I want or need to be doing. The amount of stuff I can’t do these days just seems to increase with every month.

We’ve been going through some major reworkings of  Weeks Towers this year & while we are in a position to pay little men to do the work, whereas years ago I’d have done it all myself, there is still so much I need to do to prepare for the arrival of the little men.

We’re having a major refit upstairs which will mean that the loft needs to be cleared above one of the rooms so the electrician can get in & work his magic. The thing is there is more stuff in my loft than there is in my house. It’s not just a case of moving a few boxes around.

Mrs Weeks does not understand this when she arranges for these things to take place, she doesn’t take into consideration what shifts I might be on & when I’ll be available to sort the loft out. I can’t get time off because you can hardly get time off for anything except if you die & then they’d expect you to ring in the following day to let them know whether you were still dead.

Apparently I’ve got 2 weeks to sort the loft out which means probably a maximum of 6 full days, 2 of which I’ll be sleeping because of a night shift, & 3 of which I’ve already made plans for months ago.

Then later in August she’s arranged for a man to come & build a new shed. Which is fine except he won’t be emptying the old shed, so I’ll have to do that too & I so wanted to go on holiday in August but now have to knock a few days off one end of it so I can sort the bloody shed out.

I think she’s got a list somewhere which will cover me until I’m about 73. I daren’t look at it.

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  1. shijuro says:

    lol you do know your wife can use the internet?

    July 23rd, 2010 at 07:25

  2. Fee says:

    Only until you’re 73? Lucky man. My husband’s list should see him through til about 112 …

    July 23rd, 2010 at 09:28

  3. Oi says:

    We have reached an accomodation.
    If there is work or renovations to be done on the house or outbuildings, I do it or arrange it.
    If “er indoors” arranges something and it requires input from me, it doesnt get done – unless convenient.

    She can knock herself out in the garden, though………

    July 23rd, 2010 at 09:42

  4. Ben says:

    Sounds about right! Good luck.

    July 23rd, 2010 at 10:45

  5. Blueknight says:

    Or the PC who was stripping his motorbike engine on the kitchen table when he got called in for a weeks Mutual Aid n the Miner’s Strike. Not sure whether it (or the wife) was still there when he got back

    July 23rd, 2010 at 21:34

  6. shijuro says:

    lol… never done that…

    well, a carb, yes… engine no…

    July 23rd, 2010 at 21:38

  7. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    A tranquil 24 hrs with a welcome change to the customary fare of obscenities and moaning. Even the reformed Gadget is on a mission from God.

    July 24th, 2010 at 16:28

  8. shijuro says:

    You could do a lot to reduce the obscenities, Melv…

    By being a bit less rude and insulting would be a good starting point.

    Nobody really minds a post that contains criticism, however, the vast majority of yours are obviously written to cause offence.

    Then having lit the blue touch-paper, you sit back and no doubt laugh your face off.

    Some of your posts do have an interesting counter-point, however they are in the majority as described above.


    Gadget isn’t reformed. He just can’t cope with the amount of posts. Also, the high volume of nut-cases that have an anti-Police agenda and constant anti-Police message the media are pushing at the moment.

    IMHO, the wheel will turn soon and it will be someone else’s turn… Possibly the Fire boys, the Ambos or maybe Social Services again.

    I for one wouldn’t ban you. I am a firm believer in the adage about ‘giving people enough rope…’

    I do agree it’s nice to see positive stories about the Police for a change…

    July 24th, 2010 at 17:43

  9. 200 says:

    Oh Melv, why don’t you just fuck off.

    there, nice to back in the swing of it again.

    July 24th, 2010 at 21:07

  10. shijuro says:


    July 24th, 2010 at 22:24

  11. Boy on a bike says:

    LOL too.

    July 25th, 2010 at 02:36

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