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jobs you never thought you had to do but have done

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03 Jul 08 #30512 by Daisy049
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ok here another one

so today for example ive washed (yea ok my friends call me wishy wash as i love washing - ok ok it goes in a machine but hey) the ikea chair covers....and now they're dry I have to put them back on again !!

thats a job in itself..bloody covers :silly:

but other jobs that you never thought you would have to do but have done since ex's have gone..so re my covers ex would have put them back on...daft i know

my car battery light came on eerrrr ok i went straight to the garage we bought it from and i bought a new battery..

boiler issues, since he's gone gas mans come round 4 times !!

ive had a leaky ceiling but i sorted it..

what have you had to do....

come on it'll make you realise how strong and independant you really are.....

and that we can do it on our own...


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03 Jul 08 #30513 by Daisy049
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ikea covers now on....


mwah mwah

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03 Jul 08 #30515 by Monitor441
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In the 19 months since moving out of FMH after ex2b's affair I have only done 2 things I hadn't done before.

1. Treated my daughter for nits (long blond hair)- it took a few weeks with me doing it my week and her mother doing it her week but the little b*ggers finally went.

2. Taking the kids clothes shopping - my ex2b used to do that as it was always a pleasure for her - the only woman I know who went to Matalan and spent £270 in one trip!


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03 Jul 08 #30518 by D L
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Oooo like this one Daisy - gold stars for you for coming up with it! :kiss:

When I was with my ex I didnt have to do a thing DIY wise....
now I am a blonde with power tools and I love it - can do shelves etc - I even decked my own garden!!!


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03 Jul 08 #30524 by lost24
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Unlike divorcelawyer I always had to do DIY stuff around the house. But my proudest achievement was to unblock the downstairs loo, had to get the the manhole cover up (eventually - really heavy), at least it didn't cost me fortune to get someone out!!!!

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03 Jul 08 #30534 by Ladybelle
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Good topic yes ! I am still a novice everywhere but I am getting better !!! I always start to sing that Mama Cass song "getting better" everytime I struggle with the STUPID strimmer and lawnmower. I remember shortly after he left standing up in t hat garden sobbing my heart out and thinking 'how could he leave me when he knows how much work has to be done in the garden and house' and now ..... less than a year later, I'm getting better. It is a struggle, I still dont like it but I am getting there, and I will do it.

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03 Jul 08 #30593 by poppy5
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I took my Pink and Lilac Dyson up into my loft and hoovered away ALL the cobwebs inbetween ALL of the rafters.....

..... so that I could lay my new loft boards with my brand new new Black & Decker 18V Cordless Hammer Drill without getting nasty bits in my hair !!


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