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Blocking the drain with soup

high pressure drain clearing MelbourneI know now that I should have listened to my mother when she told me not to tip the leftover soup down the drain. I wanted to clean the house for her while she was out, and cleaning out the refrigerator containing a large stock pot of old soup. I decided to pour the remaining soup down the sink, watching the chunks of food pile up in the plug hole. Now, instead of doing the logical thing here, I did the thing that I thought would be most enjoyable, and squashed the food down the drain with a spoon. If only I had scooped it out of the sink and put in the rubbish bin instead of cramming it down the plug. When I pulled the plug out, instead of the water level lowering, it appeared to be rising. It was filling closer to the edge. When Mum walked in, the kitchen was covered in towels, food and a strong stench of rotten vegetables. I was on the phone to a the drainage contractors, Melbourne local services were on a fridge magnet that I had found. I gave her the most apologetic look I could while arranging an appointment with the team unblocking team. I wanted to fix my mistake as soon as possible. I had scheduled an appointment with the Melbourne drain inspectors and now I had to face my mother. Why didn’t I think in the first place? I had never seen my mother get angry, why did I think that this time would be an exception? She hadn’t had a chance to speak to me since she got home, but I could hear her looking around the kitchen, trying to discover what had happened. I was in for some explaining.

I wouldn’t be in this situation now if I had used my brain. It’s not the first time my impulsive nature has gotten me in trouble.  When I was growing up Brisbane with my family I would cause chaos in our home on a weekly. It was never intentional, I was what you’d call a spirited child. I remember one such incident where the tree roots of a great gum out front of our home had growing through the drain pipes. We had the have the drain replaced and the tree cut down. I overheard my mother talking about tree lopping, Brisbane folks tended to leave it to the experts rather than risk doing the work themselves. I wanted to save my mother money so I tried to the tree down myself. I climbed up halfway and started cutting at a large branch with a hand saw. I put my weight in the wrong place and fell to the ground knocking myself unconscious. I woke up in the hospital that evening. When we got home the tree was gone, I thought I had been successful until mum told me the Brisbane stump grinding team had arrived shortly after my fall. We can laugh about it today but at the time mum was worried I might have a brain injury.

Respect your parents and you show that you respect yourself. Be mindful of animals that have more than four legs. Your lucky number is missing.

Toolboxes were better when I was young

aluminium tool boxes MelbourneWhat a great time to be alive. That’s what everyone says about their generation growing up. Everyone has these rose coloured glasses for the time period when they were young, and they are more than happy to explain all the reasons why. What really matters is not the time we lived in, but how we lived in it. What mattered was that we were young at all. That’s what made a time great, because we ourselves were great people.

All children are great, and those who aren’t are not to blame for it. It’s their parents with their new age parenting techniques and boundary free rules. It’s no wonder this whole country’s gone downhill. I don’t mean to ramble, I was talking about something important, I’m sure I was. Let’s talk about aluminium toolboxes as an example of things that are great. I was only a little girl when I first saw my very own aluminium tool box. I was 8, maybe 9 years old and my father had called me into the garage to show me something. He said that it was a beautiful Grade-A, precision made aluminium toolboxes, Melbourne made. It looked like the best thing in the world. I was still young, so I thought it might have been some kind of spaceship, or something. I was so excited, thinking about the kind of adventures I would have. I was then told that it would go in a car. I told him that nothing fun ever happens in a car. He chuckled a knowing laugh and told me that one day I might feel differently. I believe him now. He was talking about hooking up the ute to some state of the art ute under tray draws. It’s funny how we look back at our youth and only think of the good times. You think my kids will feel the same way about their childhood?

I sometimes wonder if they are really living life to the fullest, what with all the computers and gadgets keeping them distracted.

The business will be re imagined with custom wallpaper

custom wallpaperI want to get the house updated, but the first thing that I need to do is set my priorities. I need to set them up because once, I didn’t so that and I suffered the consequences for it. I need to decide right now which is more important, the bathroom renovations or getting custom wallpaper in the office. I think that the wallpaper in the office is a little more pressing at the moment because we have a big board meeting coming up. I’m pretty sure that they won’t like the renovations still going on in the office by the time they come to discuss our progress. I don’t want them seeing how crazy it is in herre. At the same time I don’t want them to see the terrible state the old bathroom is in. It has been on the books for a renovations for at least a year. We need to get it done soon, staff have been complaining about the facilities. I’ve gotten a quote from a Melbourne bathroom renovator that seems reasonable.  We need to present a group of cool, calm and collected people working towards one goal. In this case the goal is  making lots of money for the shareholders. That’s what we want, so in that case we should probably get started on the the custom digital wallpapers, Melbourne bosses are going to be impressed I’m sure. The bathroom is in a rush to get fixed up, we’ll have to run both projects simultaneously. I’m pretty sure that once it does get fixed up, we will be able to get the staff to be a bit more productive around the office. They tend to take long lunches now and make the excuse that the current bathrooms are unuseable. They won’t have that excuse once we get the bathroom renovations, Melbourne staff will have nothing to complain about and have to do their work. I’m hoping to put in more cabinets and benchtops in the new bathrooms. The current ones are very cramped and have no storage space for cleaning supplies. I’m told that the bathroom renovations shouldn’t take too long, once the contractors clear out the old facilities it’ll be all systems go. We had a meeting the other day to discuss the new wall coverings. The girls think we should go with a large inspiring photograph. The managers are leaning towards something that symbolises hope and togetherness, whatever that means. I think we’ll leave it up to the interior design team to work it out. I don’t care what they do so long as it’s the best vinyl wall art Australia has to offer. It’s going to be a busy few weeks getting everything ready for the big board meeting. I’m hoping for a promotions this year, if things go well I have a good chance.

Limousine airport transfers and business class

airport transfers melbourneOne of the perks of traveling with my dad while he is on business is being treated to the luxuries that I could never afford. I am going backpacking across Europe this year, and as my dad was planning on going to London for a conference, he took me under his wing and arranged for his company to pay for my flight across the world in business class. We live quite far away from the CBD, I knew we would need someone to take care of the airport transfers, Melbourne is an hours drive from our home. If going to Europe for a few weeks was not exciting enough, my dad told me we were being taken to Melbourne airport in a limousine. The people I know who have been on big trips like this always complain about airports and the long flights, but I experienced none of this trauma. The Melbourne chauffeured car picked us up promptly at 9am, I enjoyed the trip to the airport immensely. It’s so cool sitting in the back of limo, relaxing in style. At the airport, our business class ticket ensured that we skipped all of the long lines, getting the boarding pass was a breeze. Even getting through security and boarding the plane was faster. It’s going to be difficult going back to economy class after experiencing the wonders of the rich flyer.  While we were waiting to board the plane, I once again enjoyed the benefits of my father’s company travels by gaining entrance into the gold member’s lounge. I was able to drink my coffee and enjoy a some raisin toast while my father and I talk about how much we enjoyed the ride in the stretch limo. I am happy to report that flying business class exceeded my expectations. The chairs they give you are actually comfortable, you have sufficient leg room and there are no crying babies in the seats behind you. On top of this, I had movies on demand and was given amazing service from the flight attendants. If the rest of my trip is successful as the limo ride and the plane trip across the ocean, I am sure I will have a fantastic time in Europe.

Your journey overseas will be filled with adventures that are beyond your comprehension. Your lucky number is eleven and your power animal is the badger.

I live for the thrill of a new bathroom

I love to wade in my wealth and I like to make sure that everyone else around me really knows how much money I make in a year. I am not trying to be mean; I would love it if my friends were able to make as much money as well, I want the people that I care about to afford the finer things in life. I made a post on social media about my new bathroom renovations and everyone got jealous. They seem to think I’m showing off, but I’m just sharing my exciting bathroom news with the world. I wasn’t even sure if the renovations were going to go ahead, but my model wife prefers the finer things.I am really excited about this new addition to my home; I can see the designs right now, right in front of my very eyes and they look spectacular. I can not wait to use that grand shower for the first time, am I right? I’m going to be getting the very best bathroom renovation Melbourne rich people can afford. Everything will be marble and gold, spared at no expense. When it comes to style, I know I’m right and you do not have to tell me that I am. You do have to tell me that I am right about this bathroom renovation and the people that I chose to do it. I have little doubt that they are the most capable people I could find. I was so happy when I found an interior designer who shared my vision. I did a bit of a bathroom dance and not the kind that people normally talk about when they say that thing. My Melbourne bathroom renovations are going to be big, I love to waltz and it is no secret. The cat is out of the bag, and I’m proud of it. I am not ashamed of who I am and what I do. I don’t think that I will ever stop dancing in the bathroom and I can only hope that the new bathroom vanities are going to be that much more conducive to dancing. I’m going to get a professional photographer to take pictures of the finished product to share with my friends, will they love it as much as I do?

Weigh your options when it comes to rekindling contact with an old fling. Before next Friday you will prove to everyone that you stood up for yourself.