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  • ladymuck
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    Washing hung about. Final load in - jeans etc.

    Ham and cheese toasted sandwich had for lunch.

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  • ladymuck
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    Smalls hung out. Why does one sock always insist on wedging itself in the rubber rim and so comes out a soggy mess?

    Dresses, tops, shirts went in next and finished ages ago. I have yet to take them out and hang them about.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    And DPD have thrown me a curveball by announcing they'll deliver bits of sofa and so on this afternoon, from about half one onwards. So I need to go over there then
    DPD are pretty good at rescheduling deliveries so you ought to be able to move it to tomorrow. I have the app and you can then track where the delivery driver is in relation to you so you don't have to wait in for hours.

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  • NickFitz
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    Shopping done, discount applied

    I forgot to use any of my Nectar points. Oh well, just have to do it next time

    And DPD have thrown me a curveball by announcing they'll deliver bits of sofa and so on this afternoon, from about half one onwards. So I need to go over there then

    I grabbed a whole roast chicken from the lukewarm food counter, which will probably be completely cold by the time I get back from the opticians but there we go. It'll make nice sandwiches, at any rate - which I'll probably have to wrap up and take with me

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny, clear sky with wispy fluff. Currently 3 degrees with a high of 5 expected. Barometer steady at 1023 mbar.

    Smalls have been washed and I need to put them out. Keep being distracted by parcels arriving and a spreadsheet.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Now humming John Denver quietly to myself.

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Cold in here at 10.1 deg, 10 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto.

    1022.5 mBar, 30.1944077 in Hg, 766.938 Torr, 14.83 psi, (unchanged), 72% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl electronic).

    Wednesday.

    Meanwhile back on the 16th of March 2019 NF was advising me to ignore the piles of crap that still infest this house while he was busy ing away at what passes for software for CUK before visiting the Chinese takeaway..


    Well that was exciting, one of the living room double glazed window lights just cracked spontaneously. Sounded like a bomb going off. Ho hum.

    It was the one I triple glazed with film some days ago. How odd.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom & icy chill. Two pairs of gloves on & I still couldn't feel my fingers. .

    Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons soya & linseed toasted crust, bramble jelly blackcurrant jam and marmalade on slices of toast, red corner yog, 0.91*1.61 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Y&Y. TWAO. <click> at 13:45 about that unfortunate witness who was offed by some scumbags.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny but cold start, with frost on the roof of the old stable and the other roofs visible from the kitchen window

    Currently -1°C with an expected high of 4°, and the barometers are still about the same at 1015/1023mB.

    I've got an eye test along the road at lunchtime. Has it really been two years since the last one? I'm not sure; but they phoned me and said I was due one, and who am I to doubt them?

    So rather than ferry stuff to the flat, this morning I shall pop to Sainsbury's, where I will largely get stuff to take over to the flat. The main motivation for this is that I've got a voucher giving me £15 off if I spend at least £100, and it expires today. I also have many Nectar points to spend, so I might as well get some Christmas booze in and save some money at the same time; and there's bits for the kitchen and bathroom that could do with replacing, and it just so happens that I've also got a voucher for many bonus Nectar points if I spend a few bob on Habitat stuff

    Ikea have communicated that the bed, sofa and bookcases will be arriving tomorrow between 9am and 1pm, so I'll need to get over there early. For reasons known only to their logistics algorithms, a few smaller parts of the sofa are being delivered separately by DPD, but also tomorrow. I'm just hoping they also come in the morning rather than some indeterminate time in the afternoon, though I daresay I'll spend a lot of the day assembling stuff. Which reminds me, I should take my tools over there. And I think I'll also take one of the spare Apple TVs, as if I hook it up to the old 32" TV I took over the other day and link it to my phone, I can at least stream some TV while I'm there. Or I could even stop off at Homebase, which is on the way there, and get an aerial lead. Not that there'll be anything on

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  • xoggoth
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    Karaoke last night. One of the ladies there could be a pro opera singer. Think I'm the 2nd best screecher. Must do some boring house decorating this morning. Old fart xmas meet up this afternoon.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Bag packed, off to the airport shortly.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car programme earlier was ignored as it was part two of the nonsense they started yesterday, doing silly things to a vehicle that had never done them any harm


    But the gold diggers all seemed to do quite well, which made a nice change

    Then a bit of Police Interceptors whilst dining

    And finally a couple of Air Crash Investigations: Metrojet Flight 9268 which was probably bombed, and Thai Airways International Flight 311 which flew into a mountain in Nepal after the captain got confused and flew in a complete circle, resulting in it heading north when he thought it was going south

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Ribs and chips for tea

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  • NickFitz
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    I decided that I'd do another book run instead, so a load more are now over there and a number of shelves here are looking a lot emptier

    I shifted most of the O'Reilly and PragProg books, which are surprisingly heavy en masse - I assume it's because they're printed on high quality paper. I noticed this morning that various large books of historic maps and art also weigh more than you'd expect, for the same reason.

    I was just about to leave when I spotted an actual postman, delivering mail to the art deco block across the square from mine - a rare sight these days! (The postman, not the art deco block, which has been there for about ninety years.) So I hung around until he made it to mine and delivered the letter I've been waiting for since last week, confirming the final details of the initial mortgage payment. There was also a letter from the solicitor confirming that now they've had all my money they don't need any more (or words to that effect), and two identical letters from Royal Mail confirming the mail redirection I set up. So I shall now be checking the post here, as and when we finally get some, to make sure they haven't messed up and delivered any of mine

    The bags-to-boxes system is still operating satisfactorily; I noticed this time that the thing that made my back complain a bit was when I was at the other end, unpacking the books on to the floor of the room that will be my study. Once I have some bookcases in place, that shouldn't be so much of a problem

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  • sadkingbilly
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    ........... and TPD is unborked again

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  • NickFitz
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    Just emailed over my notice on this flat. I'd better get stuff shifted

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  • NickFitz
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    Quite a productive morning. In the spirit of measuring what you can manage, I wanted to get a proper estimate of how long it's going to take me to move the contents of the bookcases. As I have a half-width one (40cm), I figured seeing how much of that would fit in the three really big boxes would be a good guide.

    So I took them down to the car, then started by taking a smallish box of books down and transferring the contents. This still made my back wag a warning finger at me, so I switched to plan B: fill a couple of bags-for-life and take them down, and that turns out to be the ideal solution

    It transpired that in (IIRC) five trips down, the contents of the half-width bookcase nicely filled the three boxes with the leftovers fitting in the bags for life, all of which makes for a perfectly manageable carload and easy unpacking with the assistance of the sack truck at the other end

    So the remaining three bookcases will require a couple of trips each. Some of the shelves are double-stacked, but a lot of them are comparatively small paperbacks (there were a number of larger hardbacks on the half-width one). Say seven or eight trips in all. No problem

    And before getting into all that, I also got the mundane laundry done on a quick wash cycle, and draped

    Now my lunchtime soup is in the microwave, and I might move assorted other junk this afternoon, just to give my back a rest; or maybe I'll get some more books over there, ready for the arrival of additional bookcases in the big Ikea delivery on Thursday

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