Monday, January 11, 2010
Me and Cliff
Yep, you heard the man - I'm going on holiday. I am officially off work as at 4.30pm today and not back at the coal face until 1 February. Can't wait. That happy laughter and popping of corks will be me, in the garden, languishing in the hammock....
I will however be close to our new and improved PC (sprogs willing) and will be able to keep up with what everyone is doing and perhaps bore you all with bits of what I'm doing! It won't be all champagne and skittles tho' rest assured, we're painting the Scowly Teen's bedroom and clearing clutter. There will be tears before bedtime while we try and locate stuff that possibly wasn't junk. I don' t know why I wait until holiday time to do this sort of activity but I do.
Meanwhile, and by way of a discussion point, we've been having bother with the neighbours dogs. One of them is a nasty looking Argentinian Fighting Dog, the other some kind of serious-jowled staffy...they have appeared uninvited in our yard a few times and have shown more than a neighbourly interest in the wabbits. The council have been fabulous, and one of their dog control guys phoned me today just to check on how things were with these mutts. I had to report that we had not seen them since Christmas Eve and that in my view the guy deserved a payrise! He was very thankful for that I think but no doubt depressed that I am in no position to do anything about it. I mean, I am a rate payer but I think that money goes into the public trough for the free-for-all that passes for allocation of funds.
Isn't it great when a humble public servant does such a great job, enthusiastically too. Is there a "Appreciate your council staff member " day? If not, there should be!! My children and rabbits are currently safe from the marauders.