Posted by: amoveahead | March 11, 2009

Cold and Bored

Jeez can this winter drag on any longer, the last time it felt realy warm was in 2006 when the grass died. I think there was an odd hour when it was warm since then. It is driving me insane I hate this poxy country and would leave tomorrow if it was not for my daughter.

Also I’m bored.

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Posted by: amoveahead | February 12, 2009

A Small Update

Ok this is on my Blackberry so I’ll keep it short, just seeing if it works!!!!

Well we have had a few orders on our wetroom products site, just need to get more orders. We got our son T a new car seat today and I have just discovered face book. What a day of new things?????

All we need to do now if win the lottery and be stinking rich!!!!!!

Posted by: amoveahead | January 6, 2009

New Business/s

Well after all the Christmas/New year celebrations are over me and swmbo ( she who must be obeyed) or her in doors, decided to have a go at our wetroom products business. This came about from our first order from our supplier and me driving over to see him and look at the new products. Which I think we can sell.

So as from today Wetroom Products was born (again). We have had 2 orders on line now so I am going to take the company on the road and do some good old selling to a lot of the people I used to sell to.

Now as I am classed as one of the several million unemployed in blighty, I can do this legally for 16 hours a week, suits me. I never intentionally ever worked more than that even when being paid. I remember in 2001 on a Friday afternoon, I did my grocery shopping in the morning, I was playing golf and my Sales Director rang me….Steve he said, your are over target this month, did you get out of bed. Yes I replied a few times.  He asked where are you…playing golf ???? Yes I said. Good he said, you can do anything you want to do if you are on target, so I charged the drinks on the 19th to my expense account. Plus as I was still on target a month later I went to Spain for a long weekend.

How things have changed, I used to have a new car every two years, now our cars our 8 and 6 years old and mine has 172,000 miles on the clock, plus I don’t play golf anymore.

As I picked up our son from nursery today, the woman who owns it has a lovely Toyota LandCruiser in black, which I drool over. So today as I left with little man she was just geting out of her car. I pulled over and gave her one of my detailing business cards.  Hopefully I have 2 mini buses to clean and the ladies SUV to detail plus her husbands Saab. Not a bad day.

There was an article in the UK Auto Express today about GM Germany needing $3b in 2003 to develop a diesel/hybrid engine that could deliver good power and over 100mpg economy. GM US decided to invest the money in launching the Hummer instead. Bet they wish they would have listened.

I’ll sign off with a little joke.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with
technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00
cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon”.

In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating that if GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics:
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy
a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the motorway for no reason. You
would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all the windows, stop
the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could
continue…..For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally,executing a manoeuvre such as a right turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to
reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable,
five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would only run on five
percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
replaced by a single “This-Car-Has-Performed–An-Illegal-Operation” warning
light.
7. The airbag system would ask “Are you sure?” before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and
refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned
the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how
to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the
same manner as the old car.
10. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off.

Posted by: amoveahead | December 24, 2008

Catchin up, me thinks!!

Been a while since I wrote anything on here so here is a quick catch up of events…….

Erm, well nothing has happened exactly.

So onto Christmas, my son T has just discovered Christmas as he will be 3 in Jan. He loves the tree, the cards on the wall and we are waiting for him to open his presents on Christmas day, he will be so so happy.

He is car mad, or more like if he was a car he would be happier. So he has loads of Cars (The Movie) cars to open on Christmas day plus other bits and pieces. Now, on the other side of the life horizon we have K who is 14 to cope with. As funds are short as I am still with the ranks of the great unemployed we chose to just get her some small presents and some money. She is of an age where money is the main present, but I was the same at 14.

So one has decided to get motivated in the new year and try to sell some of the wetroom shower trays that we have access to, hoping that this will keep our heads above water in the current economic climate. I am going  to set myself up my office in the bedroom and hit the phone and try to sell some.

I am going to stop watching the news as that is so depressing with all the businesses going bust and people being laid off. I need to seperate myself from that and concentrate on the new business. It will succeed, I know I can sell and just need a bit of luck now.

Thats it for now, hoping 2009 will be better for us, if not then I have ran out of ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone and a good 2009.

Posted by: amoveahead | November 7, 2008

Joke of the day!!!!

Why men don’t talk in Public Toilets…

….I needed to pay a visit, so I found a public toilet that had two cubicles.

One of the doors was locked.

So I went into the other one, closed the door, dropped my trousers and sat down.

A voice came from the cubicle next to me: ‘Hello mate, how are you doing?’

Although I thought that it was a bit strange, I didn’t want to be rude,

So I replied ‘Not too bad thanks.’

After a short pause, I heard the voice again ‘So, what are you up to?’

Again I answered, somewhat reluctantly,

‘Just having a quick poo..

How about yourself?’

The next thing I heard him say was …..

‘Sorry mate, I’ll have to call you back.

I’ve got some dick head in the loo next to me answering everything I say.’

Posted by: amoveahead | November 6, 2008

Well Done Obama

Well done Barack or should I shortly say Mr President.

Also, well done America for voting in the right man.

Posted by: amoveahead | November 4, 2008

US Big Day

Now I do like politics but for some reason I cannot get my head round the republicans or democrats. Here we have Labour and Conservative, plus a few other head cases who think they can do a better job.I think Mickey Mouse could run the UK better than the idiots here. So don’t get me started on the Royal Family, complete wasters living on benefits.

So I hope I am right as her in doors is in bed, I hope that the Democrats get in power as I like Obama. Good luck to him. We will soon know……

Well apart from being totally cheesed off as I do not like these short days, I am a summer man, but not too hot mind you, I really enjoy the long days we have here. In Summer it does not go dark till after 10pm, to me that is bliss as I can faff around outside and do man stuff. Now I am stuck inside as it is dark outside, I feel like a prisoner; roll on Spring.

Perhaps if things improve we will make the big move across the pond to the US and I can live the life over there, plus I DO NOT want my son to be educated over here, the schools are generally crap. Unless you have a spare £20k for private school.

So hopefully Obama gets in, changes all the economy round and we can move there. Her in doors says if McCain gets in then we may not move. Please please US people vote Obama, just for me!!!!!!!

Posted by: amoveahead | October 26, 2008

US Elections

Last post for today, I just hope that Obama gets in.

He will be a big breath of fresh air for the states, at least he is not a squinty eyed monkey.

Go for it Obama, you are not a muslim, terrosist or anything else the others say.

In my house Barack Obama is the next President of the USA.

Posted by: amoveahead | October 26, 2008

Now OPEC Cut Off The Oil.

So what is all this about, the towel head brigade decide to cut prodution of oil. In July they were saying it was not their fault it was $150 a barrel and that it should be nearer $80 a barrel. Now they are grumbling about the money they are loosing.

Well blow me, now it is $80 a barrel they are grumbling and shutting off the taps, so in the Uk where we have the biggest taxes on petrol on the world, thanks to the Labour party who I hate more than anyone can hate anyone, it looks like the recent price drops from £1.20 a litre to 95p a litre will be reversed by the slimly little oiks with tea cloths on their heads.

As they have no tax on their petrol, petrol in Saudi Arabia is cheaper than water, they don’t care. Let them fill up a family car for over $120, rather than $4 over there, and feel the pain every time you use the thing.

I hope we can come up with an alternative soon so they can keep their oil and we can keep motoring. That will teach OPEC a lesson.

Posted by: amoveahead | October 26, 2008

Doomey Gloomey

Well what a difference half a year makes. 6 months ago house were still selling, the dollar stood at $2 to the pound and we were dreaming of our big house in the US and two brand new Kia Sorrento’s on the path.

Well now houses here are not selling, ours is down by about £20,000 and the dollar rate is now about $1.60 to the pound, so thats the new cars gone and most of the house.

I think we are just going to have to sit here and wait to see what happens, will the recession be a long one, will the US have a depression-we just don’t know; but at the moment we are just making it work here and hopefully can keep the house payments up. At least we have no car payments or silly loans to pay.

I am going to try to start my plumbing business off again, so am going to get some adverts up in the local stores and as I can do wet rooms I will try to start to look into that market.

On a positave note, her in doors is ok and my children are healthy, we have a roof over our heads plus grub on the table so we are not that badly off. Petrol prices have dropped over a pound a gallon and as my Volvo is a diesel we are enjoying a few days out noe and again- if only the food here was nice instead of the crap they serve up in most pubs/restaurants.

So all in all not the best news, but I am still alive so not grumbling too much, when I wake up dead then I will grumble; so for now I will just moan about everything.

The biggest thing I crave at the moment is an In n Out Burger or a Carls Jnr Burger, Mc D or Bugger Kings ones here just do not ring my bell. So if someone can devise a way of UPSing me one I would be most gratefull.

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