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    Shopping and monthly prescription collecting done

    I'm surprised I've lasted this long given that every month when I go to collect my prescription, I forgot to take my own pen, and have to tick the boxes and sign the prescription to say I have a prepayment certificate using the pen on the counter that's been handled repeatedly by all kinds of diseased people

    There was the odd smattering of rain here and there, but nothing worth worrying about. Then, as I emerged from M&S, a torrent of diluvial proportions descended. Luckily I was parked near the door and got into the car before the worst of it, but it was flooding the car park by the time I pulled out of my space, and I had to give a wide berth to several pools on the way over to Sainsbury's, about a minute's drive away via the dual carriageway

    Now it's nice and sunny again, though with the odd drop still falling

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrydidit View Post
    I went to the memorial place last October. It was raining. It felt like a place it should be raining.
    A couple of days after 9/11 President Bush went to Ground Zero. After inspecting the ruins, he went over to the barricade where the public were and started to go down the line shaking hands and offering words of reassurance.

    Coming to a British tourist, he opened with his standard line, "Where have you come from?" The Englishman replied "Wolverhampton."

    "Wolverhampton? I don't know that town; what state is it in?" asked the president.

    The man looked around at the devastation and replied, "Much like this really."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Almost exactly this time 16 years ago I was thinking much the same thing. I went into the living room to turn off the TV, which one of my then housemates had left on when they went out, just in time to see Crossroads interrupted by a newsflash from New York. And just then, the second plane hit the south tower.
    My mum had just had the video recorder repaired and was trying to tune it in so she rang me at work and asked how to connect it. She tuned it to the news after the first plane had struck and asked "are you watching TV?" then suggested that I get to a TV because something bad was happening.

    So I went into the restaurant at work and had them tune into the news and watched the aftermath of the first plane and then the second one hit. And then the others after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrydidit View Post
    Picked up a load of half price meat from Waitrose. I likes a bargain me.
    Half price from Waitrose. I'm not sure that's ever a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Nah, there's no meat there, it's a 4mm (or so) cap head bolt and the nut insert has even less meat than one might readily imagine.

    I have considered using a centre pop.

    Maybe I should delegate the problem to someone else.
    Screw extracted.

    I used the centre pop a dozen times to shake things up, then found the mole wrench, & by great good luck it grabbed the shaft of the nut insert and I could just get the allen key into the cap and voila! the seal was broken & the safety screw unscrewed.



    It's only taken 5 days.

    The thing is now mounted on the ceiling and plug into the appropriate signal source, and can I find out how to invert the image?

    Can I feck.

    It's very bright though, so the kiddies ought to be able to read it now.

    Much lighter than the previous model (as in "not so heavy", just to keep things clear).

    And the throw is wrong, so the image is much bigger than the screen, so the mounting pole thing will have to move.

    To exactly where one of the lights is currently living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Screw extracted.

    I used the centre pop a dozen times to shake things up, then found the mole wrench, & by great good luck it grabbed the shaft of the nut insert and I could just get the allen key into the cap and voila! the seal was broken & the safety screw unscrewed.



    It's only taken 5 days.

    The thing is now mounted on the ceiling and plug into the appropriate signal source, and can I find out how to invert the image?

    Can I feck.

    It's very bright though, so the kiddies ought to be able to read it now.

    Much lighter than the previous model.

    And the throw is wrong, so the image is much bigger than the screen, so the mounting pole thing will have to move.

    To exactly where one of the lights is currently living.

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    Nice blue sky here.

    Was suppose to rain between 1-3pm. Did? Nope it didn't.
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    Really really knackered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Nice blue sky here.
    It's pissed it down here all day, and is bouncing still.

    I think I'll light the fire.
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    Tired...
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