Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


The neighbour who was thinking of buying the farm sent his builder round to price up the jobs he'd need to do to bring it up to his standards. Ooh, I thought, this shows he's serious. Then he sent back word that the improvements/adaptions/remedial work would cost him a quarter of a million and so he couldn't possibly offer us the kind of money we were hoping for...

I felt like I'd just stood on a rake

Ailz did her own assessment of what it would cost to get the place decent and came up with £40,000. Tops. But then she wasn't factoring in an infinity pool and gold-plated taps...
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