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22 August 2012 @ 10:16 pm
I have spent 8 hours today writing about sheds.  
In unrelated news, I have a bruise on my wrist because I stuck my hand between the bars of a cat cage at the vet's to pat the kitten inside, and while my hand fit, only the first half-inch of my wrist did, but I did not stop there. The kitten was highly amused to watch me trying to de-wedge myself. And I distracted the nice lady with the sick cat! Mr Brammers muttered about monkeys and jars. He is very unkind.

In far better news, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sly_girl! As a far more sensible cat-lover, you will never have done anything that ridiculous, I know. However, I hope your kitten has showered you with purrs and affection and that your nearest and dearest have done something thoroughly inspired and delightful in the way of cakes and gifts! (Or, if they're anything like mine, that there was at least excellence in the DVD and dinner department today.) You're a thoroughly fab person and I hope that this is the start of a really brilliant year for you!

And now, back to more sheds. Moreland City Council is the only council in Australia that I really like at the moment. They have all their planning information and fees clearly set out and described online, and when you ring up to check something, a lovely Irishman named Liam will help you. Liam has been the only thing standing between me and running screaming down the lane today. Bless you, Liam, I hope your life is long and happy!
chamekke: MP_fishslappingchamekke on August 22nd, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Sorry about the bruised wrist :-( On the plus side: you amused a kitten today!

OK, I've been away from LJ for a while, but... what's all this about the sheds? Is it work-related research or something? A quick scan of your earlier posts reveals little. I keep picturing Canadian Shack and Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson, and now I am confused and afraid.
Hot Wheels Hannahhmufson on August 22nd, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yup. I once put a shed company into bankruptcy. It was the opposite of fabulous, and now I know way way WAY too much about shingles, and pre-fab walls, and just how incompetent small businesses run by unsupervised family members can be. But I'm still strangely drawn to them when we go to the local big box home repair stores...
Catherine17catherines on August 22nd, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
How very useful! We live in Moreland and a shed is in our future... I will look forward to the lovely Liam...
anna_wing on August 23rd, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Sheds are always interesting. A good shed is a necessity in any garden of more than handkerchief size. Mine won't be, so I have built in a tiled potting bench outside the kitchen, under a lean-to roof and conveniently near an outdoor sink.

I rather liked the idea of the writer to built himself a shed mounted on a gimbal-like mechanism, with the idea that it could be moved to catch the sun at different times of the year. Unfortunately when it was fully furnished it proved to heavy to move, but the rather Baba Yaga-ish concept was fun to contemplate. Perhaps one could do it electronically, with robot legs.
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on August 23rd, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
You are highly accident prone, aren't you? LOL