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What is the cost of removing graffiti?

The landlord replied that I am due to have a replacement heating upgrade in 5 years although that was subject to them having the money to do this.

I decided to break down the cost of a common council call out which is graffiti.

Someone had done one tag.

I spent £25 on a graffiti removal liquid cleaner. £3 on a brush. £1.50 on sponges.

I gave it some elbow grease and without a water blaster progress was a little slow.

I’m expecting probably one or two more washes over it, maybe four to completely erase the graffiti.

So that’s half a pot of cleaning liquid, making it about £17 to remove it.

– war —

Introducing a new writer – the un-named man. In 2020 we have seen the need to obscure our faces with masks, although this was commonly something a gang or bandit might do. So why not put your feet up and enjoy an old Weston.

the searchers – film review – suggestion/recommendation

The Searchers, A John Ford film.

Starring John Wayne, Jeffery Hunter & Natalie Wood.

After the Civil War Ethan Edwards returns home from The War with medal for Valor in his pocket, unlike now those men who fought that War excepted the loss and new that the country they knew would change forever but not all were filled with hatred and blood lust like some people would have your believe.

The Confederate flag is no more racist than Abraham Lincoln, being proud of men who fought for what they believed in no matter how racist it may have been is not wrong, those men were strong, proud and were willing to die for what they believed in.

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Some daredevil American heroes – Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This man trades one war for another as so many Soldiers returning home still do, Comanches steal some of the neighbours cattle as a ploy to get the men away from the family home to kidnap the young women and kill their enemies family, Ethans sister and nephew are killed in the raid and the house is left on fire when Ethan returns.

He soon joins a posey to pursue them, after tracking the Comanches, months turn into years and soon 12 years have passed after fighting with the Indians and Bandits along the way. Ethan and Martin finally meet the Comanche leader who raided their home and killed their family.

The leader had many scalps in his tipi and one belonged to Martin’s mother, Ethan has so much hate for the Indians and while meeting with The Comanche, Ethan & Martin meet Debbie the daughter he kidnapped from them, who is now an adolescent but wishes to stay with the Comanche but Ethan would rather see her dead than live her among the Indians.

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Intended as a general image of women and mothers who may face all kinds of peril.
Photo by International Fund for Animal Welfare on Pexels.com

Martin tries to protect her when Ethan tries to shoot her, The Comanche wound Ethan with an arrow, Ethan and Martin return home for a short while and after return to the Comanche camp to kill Scar and save Debbie.

Ethan decides to save Debbie instead of kill her after learning that he has done enough killing and family is more important.

Helpful housing advice from Acorn members

I had a situation last year where my landlord changed some terms of my tenancy and I felt dissatisfied. I wasn’t too sure where to turn for advice and support, until a colleague at work said, ‘why don’t you join Acorn?’

I signed up as a monthly member which was about the cost of a takeaway meal. Then I joined their Facebook group, which was very active. I posted my situation in the group and soon had many replies. Some people agreed with my point of view, others said they felt the landlord was still providing an overall good service so why complain.

A helpful member of the Acorn group suggested I have a good look through my landlord/tenant contract which will help me understand if there are already guidelines on my situation.

In lockdown I had some friendly updates from Acorn and even the offer of help with my shopping. Although I had enough support not to need it, I told a few of my friends to bear in mind Acorn if they were stuck for getting to the local facilities for essential items.

A friendly Acorn Union rep rang me for a catch up and it was really nice that he was willing to speak to me for around 20 minutes or more, as the Union turned its efforts to calling members to offer help, or encourage those who could to volunteer.

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Photo by Valeriia Miller on Pexels.com

We had a one off quiz which was a lot of fun, and I hope they organise it again. 🙂 The last question in the quiz was, can you find an Acorn related costume in your home in the next 3 minutes. lol