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The Worst Thing Today

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat February 7th, 2009, 10:13 am

It was actually the hottest day recorded in any Australian capital city today.

Lots of dust and smoke here and yes, my garden looks pretty bad as well.
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sat February 7th, 2009, 6:29 pm

So are these like big dust storms blowing over parts of Australia right now? Sounds freaky! I hope all our Australian buddies are staying safe!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun February 8th, 2009, 5:00 am

The death toll is now 36, and there are at least 640 homes lost.

My latest worst thing is minor in comparison, but there is a neighbours kid who comes around and drives me nuts at the best of times.

Today he was playing tennis against the wall and broke the window of my garage. Absolutely accept that it was an accident, but the fact that he ran off without telling me that he had done it was the last straw. (It;s not the first thing he has broken at our house). So I ended up going around to his dad's place and doing my nut!


Last thing I need is more expense at the moment.
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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Sun February 8th, 2009, 5:16 am

We used to have a neighbours kid like that. I remember one night years and years ago after mum picked me up from soccer training, he and his equally annoying younger brother had actually climbed on top of our roof! Mum went ballistic.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun February 8th, 2009, 5:29 am

Yep! He was just trying to get up on our shed roof with no shoes on.

His dad knows exactly where I stand on the issues now. There can be no confusion given how much I blew up at at him! The adrenalin is still pumping for me!
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Sun February 8th, 2009, 7:48 am

"diamondlil" wrote:The death toll is now 36, and there are at least 640 homes lost.

My latest worst thing is minor in comparison, but there is a neighbours kid who comes around and drives me nuts at the best of times.

Today he was playing tennis against the wall and broke the window of my garage. Absolutely accept that it was an accident, but the fact that he ran off without telling me that he had done it was the last straw. (It;s not the first thing he has broken at our house). So I ended up going around to his dad's place and doing my nut!


Last thing I need is more expense at the moment.


The bushfires in Victoria are horrific. So many lives lost, and homes destroyed. My thoughts go to the survivors.
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Postby Alaric » Sun February 8th, 2009, 8:09 am

Those bushfires in Victoria are terrible! I've been reading some stories from people on other forums and it's just shocking what's happening over there. I'm so relieved we were somehow saved from any fires in SA throughout the heatwave.

"diamondlil" wrote:Yep! He was just trying to get up on our shed roof with no shoes on.


And yet you would be the one facing blame if the kid climbed on your roof, fell and died.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun February 8th, 2009, 8:11 am

Exactly! it's the same argument I have had with this kid about messing around near the car when I am backing down the driveway.
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sun February 8th, 2009, 12:01 pm

[QUOTE=Alaric;19961]Those bushfires in Victoria are terrible! I've been reading some stories from people on other forums and it's just shocking what's happening over there. I'm so relieved we were somehow saved from any fires in SA throughout the heatwave.



And yet you would be the one facing blame if the kid climbed on your roof, fell and died.[/QUOTE]

but why? He shouldn't have been on there in the first place and roofs aren't meant to be climbed on!

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun February 8th, 2009, 10:28 pm

Agreed, Madeleine, but modern courts don't seem to recognize logic, fairness, or common sense.

Anybody know the best brush for scrubbing certain sickness-related stains out of carpets? My five year old (of milk pouring fame) has been sick and I suspect I'll be working on erasing the evidence for days. Still doing laundry more than 12 hours later.


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