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AARGH
Sun 11-Oct-09
9:37 pm
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shelley
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just spent a lovely few months learning to make jam; chutneys etc; just begun to sell them here in FRance;
Saturday; disaster; cleaning and cut through my right thumb severing the nerves; was operated on but am in plaster for at least 2 weeks so all jam making stopped; deeply frustrating
Still am going to try and get hubby organised into preparing the chicken coop, so there is some excitement ahead!

Sun 11-Oct-09
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Sorry to hear that, Shelley.

If you have freezer space to keep the fruit and stuff in, all is not lost.

David

Mon 12-Oct-09
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Hi Shelley

Bad luck - that souinds painful and bang in the middle of the preserving season too.

Mon 12-Oct-09
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yep;
2 weeks off the real job too; here in france sick, pay is based on average of prev 3 months pay ; as I didnt work august and work was thin in july then the average is going to be very low 🙁
oh well focus on the good stuff!!

Tue 13-Oct-09
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Poor you Frown

Hope that you make a miracle recovery.

Tue 13-Oct-09
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That is rotten luck, Shelley, and the short term financial forecast seems a bit bleak too.

I hope your home is not under threat. I dread to think what might happen to us if similar bad luck happened to me while Fiona is still recovering. Working for a large international corporation, as I do, means that a bean counter in Manila could take me off the payroll with a single keystroke. It makes one feel very vulnerable.

Good luck, and we (all of us on this forum) are always here to provide moral support.

Looking on the bright side, it might mean that you work out ways of cost cutting that you can share with us!

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Never knowingly underfed

Tue 13-Oct-09
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already on the cost cutting front here
we moved to france 2yrs ago when the exchange rate pounds to euros was 1 pound to 1.46 euros; my husband was and still is paid in pounds. On arrival we got what seemed like an achievable mortgage and settled down.
2 years on the exchange rate is nearly 1:1 and the achievable mortgage is significantly less so with a 30% drop in income!!

however we are soooo much happier here and will never move back so despite all issues life is GOOD!

Wed 14-Oct-09
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Michelle from Oregon
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Shelley,

I had to stop and see what the AARGH was about, and boy you deserve to yell with that stroke of bad luck! 

I wish I could do more than send my sympathy, I hope you recover soon!

Michelle

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Wed 14-Oct-09
12:42 pm
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THX for your kind words
climbing the walls through boredom already (I am never still usually)

Sat 31-Oct-09
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What's the latest on the Thumb Emergency, Shelley?

I hope everybody appreciated my "thumb up" comment. Laugh

Never knowingly underfed

Sun 1-Nov-09
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Danny said:

What's the latest on the Thumb Emergency, Shelley?

I hope everybody appreciated my "thumb up" comment. Laugh


We need a 'groan' smiley too!

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Dec-09
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TA, you are so right. Been too busy to add mores smileys.

Hopefully can do so over the Christ,mas break by the latest.

Never knowingly underfed

Thu 3-Dec-09
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I'll look forward to that.  I hope you get a good long break over Christmas?

I'll try that again!

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