Hoovering for an independent Scotland

OK well maybe not.  But I need to hoover for a clean hoose.  And there’s a mountain of washing to do, windaes tae wash, and a whole lot of other stuff that will not wait until the glorious day that Scotland strides confidently into the world and retakes her place amongst independent nations.  You can’t become independent with a manky hoose, or Sweden and Germany will be standing on the street corner tutting “Would you look at the state o thae net curtains.”

Meanwhile Paypal has decided that I’m possibly an international money launderer, so I need to sort that out too.  It’s because the Paypal account is now receiving donations, and apparently if you receive more than £1900 within a month you need to verify the bank account – again.  Or something.  The Paypal person I spoke to on the phone assures me it’s easy to sort out, but it means a bit more paperwork.

But while we’re on the subject of fundraisers, Andy and I would like to thank everyone who has made a donation.  Once the fundraising period is over I will be contacting individually everyone who has donated to send them our personal thanks.  I’ve now carefully looked over our finances, and the sale of the house in Spain looks like it’s going to leave us around £10000 short of the amount we need to buy this wee flat.  So all the money from the fundraiser will have to go to make up the shortfall and we should just about squeeze home and dry.  Your kindness and generosity has assured us with a roof over our heads, and words alone cannot express our gratitude.  Once we’ve bought this place, we’ll no longer be paying rent, and that will free up several hundred a month which we can use for Andy’s extra care needs.  This is making an enormous difference to us.

So no blog post today – other than this one – and I’m going to put my feet up tonight and watch some sci-fi.

Normal ranting service will be resumed tomorrow.

17 comments on “Hoovering for an independent Scotland

  1. mary vasey says:

    Enjoy your evening off you’ve earned it ++++ Never mind the hoosework either, as I was once told ‘ there’ll be hooses fan we’re a’ deid.

  2. diabloandco says:

    I have a theory about dust – if you leave it alone it bothers no-one.

    Enjoy your sci-fi evening.

    • weegingerdug says:

      Quentin Crisp (“The Naked Civil Servant”) once said “There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.” But to be honest, his hoose was a manky tip.

      He also said that in order to maintain a successful relationship, “you should treat all disasters as though they were trivialities, but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.” This is a lesson Unionist politicians have singularly failed to learn in the relationship between Scotland and the Westminster Parliament. I’m sure Alistair Carmichael’s real job title is Secretary of State for Drama Queenery.

  3. maybolebuddie says:

    Paul/Andy, great news that you are now financially more secure, look forward to more inspirational blogs in the run up to the referendum, also keep us updated on the home front as it gives us a different perspective in these intense political times, after all its not all about politics.

  4. refab82 says:

    Salad Days……………super to hear you’re about sorted.

  5. Eilean says:

    Mind and no miss your turn at the stairs. The most heinous crime imaginable!

  6. Hugh Wallace says:

    Excellent news gents! Enjoy your day(s) off.

  7. alex mckechnie says:

    did I miss the information about the Po Box I would like to send a cheque, got no idea how to use pay pal and do not want to learn let me know how I can help

  8. Night off!!!! Why not???Enjoy !!

  9. WRH2 says:

    I will not ruin your night off this time by saying something that triggers off any thoughts that make you start rewriting songs instead of watching sci-fi. Enjoy your night off.

  10. david says:

    Klaatu barada nikto!

  11. Andrew Brown says:

    Great news ! If you need a little more to meet your target please let us know. Look forward as always to the next rant !

  12. Sheltie2014 says:

    Enjoy yourself my lovely a pleasure to support you, freely given unlike the £145 I am taxed to have cr*p fed to me and my kids.

  13. rab_the_doubter says:

    RE Thanking everyone personally, its us that should be thanking you for all your hard work and when things seem dark and depressing giving us the info we need with a smile and a laugh thrown in.

  14. YESGUY says:

    well said Rab.

    The blogs you put out Paul light up the day and leave us all with a smile on our faces. Thats a “priceless” gift and we still have 50 days to contribute . i get my money weekly and will pop in again to donate a wee bit more. Your well worth it my man. And if it helps to keep this site open i’ll gladly pay every week till they sort you out with a job at the new indi SBC .

    So i will take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for the time and effort you put into educating and lifting our spirits.

    And my kindest regards to Andy too .

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