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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2007 edited
    Thanks to everyone who has helped over the last year or so (gosh it went on a long time) & I apologise for wasting you time

    I really appreciate all the help you have given me

    But the finance just doesn't add up - the risk of losing my home is just too high

    Thank you all again
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2007
    Thats a big shame.

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2007
    • CommentAuthorSally M
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2008
    Where's Katymac???

    Have you had a re think??....any news?
    Funny, I was thinking the same the other day, and Martian too. Where are you?!
    • CommentAuthorTheDoctor
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2008
    i remember this too.

    It is a real shame, but may well be the sensible answer.

    I was partly involved in helping someone set up a childrens indoor play scheme. Best intentions and all that, but a slightly over-exuberant business plan.

    after 2 years, they've gone down owing £500K.

    best to get the sums and the what-if's? right up front.
    • CommentAuthorludite
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2008
    I think Martian is still on the go, but he changed his little picture and now looks like one of 'us'.

    I hope katymac will return when she comes up with another scathingly brilliant idea and needs all our comments.
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
    Hi chaps

    Sorry I haven't been around - I have been busy trying to keep my head above water

    I have gone from 7 employees to 1

    Made staff redundant & laid off

    The credit crunch has hit childcare very hard & it has been a nightmare summer (with family illness & deaths too)

    I'm not quite sure how to take 'scathingly brilliant'.......or the implication that I only come when I need help :confused::wink:

    Things are stabilising a bit now.....I have money coming in = money going out & due to the credit crunch I had a brief spell working in the local planning office (what an eyeopener - gulp)

    But I think (sadly) the nursery is off for the foreseeable future

    I will still occasionally lurk - but I started an OU course so I am quite busy
    • CommentAuthorSally M
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
    Glad to hear you are ok........sorry things didn't work out for you on the nursery.

    Maybe another building project will come along???
    • CommentAuthorludite
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2008
    Please don't take my comments the wrong way katymac. I've come round to the idea that this forum isn't really a chat room. It's a place where people discuss green BUILDING above all else. The 'scathingly brilliant' phrase comes from a movie I saw as a kid - about a girl who -eventually - became a nun (funnily enough I saw it at a girls boarding school, run by. . . .nuns. . . . even back then I thought it was a little suspicious. . . .)

    I just meant, that when you next get a project you would return to the site in full force, in the mean time - as you have pointed out yourself - you'll be busy doing other things.

    Incidentially, I haven't heard anything from Arthur recently - he was the train expert. . . . . .
    • CommentAuthorludite
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2008
    Katymac. I also add my commiserations about the nursery.

    I've got 2 kids - aged 4 and 3 now. Last year every nursery was full up and people were fighting over the best ones.

    Since september I've had one child in school. I used to split the kids time between 2 nurseries. Now my youngest spends all his time at one.

    This is because, over the summer one nursery made redundant their experienced teacher - which my son liked.
    They also had far less children, so the atmosphere was lost. He no longer enjoyed it.

    Fortunately he was already going to the other nursery, so he just goes there twice as often - 4 afternoons a week.

    To sum up. I think kids go in cycles, one year you get loads, and then the next year, hardly any at all.

    I'm truly sorry that the credit has crunched you.:sad:
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2008
    I agree it goes in phases

    Unfortunately I think 2 or 3 cycles all hit a low at the same time for me

    My Hubby has been in & out of Papworth all summer so I haven't really concentrated on anything elase (in between the family funerals) which meant the implications for my current business were disastrous

    Never mind - onwards & upwards (as they say)

    I must grow very slowly to achieve my previous levels - otherwise I could go belly up (totally)
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