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    There was a rat roaming around the front garden earlier

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      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
      There was a rat roaming around the front garden earlier

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        Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
        There was a rat roaming around the front garden earlier
        Call the landlord asap and request he talks to freeholder/management company.

        I've noticed more and more bait boxes on my walks. None look new....
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          Recycling was emptied.
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            Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
            Call the landlord asap and request he talks to freeholder/management company.

            I've noticed more and more bait boxes on my walks. None look new....
            The freeholder is his mum; strictly speaking, he and his sister are the management company

            I'll mention it to him, but I'm not even sure it's one of ours. It was towards the road rather than near the house, and was mainly ditzing about by the little railing between our path and next door's. Their garden is a mess since the place was sold the other year, so there's a good chance it was heading back there anyway.

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              Watched High Plains Drifter last night. Bit confusing as the marshal that was whipped to death looked like Clint Eastwood. Thought maybe he'd somehow risen from the dead, expect nobody in the town recognised him.

              Thought I'd seen it before but it wasn't familiar. Or maybe I'd forgotten. One advantage of being senile, everything is new.
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                Tado is now synced. Turns out I shouldn't have expected the webpage to refresh as it stepped me through the set up procedure. I'm supposed to cancel out of that, and check the devices against my account. Of course.

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                Mounting on the side of that is far more sensible than where the old switching relay was positioned (that one wasn't doubling up as a thermostat so its location was sensible enough for the time).
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                  Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
                  A little tale of how well pandemic control measures are going in the northwest.

                  My Mum was just telling me about a phone call this morning with an old friend of hers up on Merseyside. Another mutual acquaintance, who apparently lived up the street from the house where I was born though of course I don't remember her, has recently picked up coronavirus while she was in hospital; in fact, she was discharged last week and then just after she got home, the hospital phoned to tell her the test she'd had a day or so before had come back positive, so she has to self-isolate for a couple of weeks.

                  My Mum asked after her, and the friend said that she was feeling very weak and tired, because it really takes it out of you. She then added: "But she was able to go for a walk this morning."

                  My Mum: "She WHAT?!"

                  "Yes, she managed to go for a walk; just around the block. And she needed to go the cash machine, and get a few things from the shop."
                  Having thought on this I suspect the logic used here was, "I am on my own, so therefore I am isolating" whilst completely missing the point of what self-isolation actually entails.
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                    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
                    Watched High Plains Drifter last night. Bit confusing as the marshal that was whipped to death looked like Clint Eastwood. Thought maybe he'd somehow risen from the dead, expect nobody in the town recognised him.

                    Thought I'd seen it before but it wasn't familiar. Or maybe I'd forgotten. One advantage of being senile, everything is new.
                    Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes according to

                    High Plains Drifter (1973) - IMDb

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                      Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes
                      A Google. Why didn't I think of that? According to this, the Marshal was an Eastwood stunt double, Buddy Van Horn, so maybe not surprising I thought it was Eastwood.

                      In praise of High Plains Drifter – Clint Eastwood’s shocking, spiritual western

                      Darn good film anyway.
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