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  • WTFH
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    Replaced one of the downstairs lights at the beach house and took a load of books to recycling on the way to a walk on the beach with The DogTW

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Now having a rest to let my back recover, with a cup of coffee and maybe some biscuits
    I realised that the coffee would be easier to make with a working kettle, the new one having arrived at the Amazon Locker around lunchtime. So I popped up to get it. It seems very good in that it boils water quite quickly, which is all you really want from a kettle

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  • xoggoth
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    The quality of construction is pretty dire and living in the shed for 40 years hasn't improved it much. But there we are: the answer to the question is: yes, it works after a fashion.
    Just need to find some other weird old person with similar and you can have a nice chat. I used to do hobby electronics a long time ago, gave it all away.

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  • NickFitz
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    So, I shifted some clutter and realised this gave me fairly easy access to the three biggest boxes of books - they're probably twice the capacity of the ones I mostly use. So it seemed like a good idea to get them shifted, then I could empty them over there and bring them back for more

    Except when I went to hoick them out, they weighed an absolute ton! Well, I'm exaggerating a bit, but they were pretty damned heavy. Through much exertion, I managed to get them downstairs, along with my stair-climbing sack truck (which itself is quite heavy) and carted them out to the car. I was able to fit all three of them in along with the sack truck, and headed off.

    At the other end, it's all even and well-maintained paths from the parking space I managed to get to the door of the block, so I took the risk of loading all three on at the same time. I managed to successfully navigate this enormous burden inside and into the lift, and so up to the flat where I unpacked them in the living room pending the arrival of bookcases.

    Then I went down to investigate my ground floor storeroom, located somewhere in the other half of the block. I eventually worked out that the same passcode as for our bit of the block's front door would get me into that area, and had a look. It's a decent enough bit of storage space. The seller had left a metal shelving unit, some bits of carpet, and some used tins of paint in there; all that can get shifted over to the garage where it belongs at some point. But anyway, that meant I could store the sack truck over there, as I won't need it at this end - it's not worth the hassle of trying to get it through the broken paving slabs and gravel of the back yard, and down the narrow passage by the bins. Easier to just take stuff out piecemeal at this end, then shift it en bloc at the other end

    Anyway, those boxes are not being used for books any more. They'll be fine for shifting stuff that has lots of air in it, but dense blocks of paper weigh too much in those quantities

    Now having a rest to let my back recover, with a cup of coffee and maybe some biscuits

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Dull and overcast with a dampness to the air. It's 4 degrees and that's the high for the day. Low chance of rain

    It's been a busy morning - lay in for as long as I could get away with (still feeling like crap) then packed, worked until 1230, packed away laptop, got the bus to a different part of town with both mine and HWMBO's cases, checked in and logged back on. Just realised I forgot to fit in some lunch so hopefully HWMBO can pick something up for me when he finishes work for the day.

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  • NickFitz
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    Early lunch: herby chicken, tomato and lentil soup with a wholemeal crust

    I've realised that I'm looking at various boxes and such thinking they'd be easier to move if it wasn't for assorted bits of clutter piled on top, in front, and so on. Therefore: move the clutter! Some of it is just stuff I didn't have a box for, some of it should probably go to the tip, but at least if it's all moved I can get to the boxes

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Another grey but dry day, only 5°C so far and not expected to get any higher. Barometers are up still more at 1022/1030mB

    I was thinking of going to Sainsbury's, but there isn't really anything I need, so I probably won't bother. Instead, I'm working out what to transport over to the new place. It's all got to go, yet it's all got to be out of the way when the first lot of Ikea furniture is delivered next week so there's room to assemble stuff

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Frosty.

    Cold in here at 12.1 deg, 12 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky in parts.

    1027 mBar, 30.3273 in Hg, 770.31 Torr, 14.895 psi, (up from 1025 last night), 74% RH (GDR hair), 68% RH (lidl).

    Thursday.

    I assume the waste disposal & recycling engineers have made their merry way along the road but I didn't hear them if they did.

    Meanwhile on March 12th 2019 some oik had disturbed my lunchtime doze, and an inderminate "They" were taking photographs of the lab with a solitary Esteemed Customer in residence.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine. It's gone all misty now, can just about see the end of the garden, the other side of the valley seems to have disappeared.

    Lunch: baked potatoes with cheese & baked beans, red corner yog, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, 0.91*1.57 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Y&Y: Gap Finders: skin care, Sliced Bread: multiblade wet razors. TWAO: no doubt more hand wringing about the Royals FFS. Just as well "They" never heard some of the stuff the late & even more elderly Strangelove Mater came out with back in the day. .

    I've just dug an ancient RF signal generator out of the garage. I built it from a PW (Practical Wireless) design about half a century ago.

    Once it's dried out we'll see if it works. IIRC it was never particularly wonderful. .

    Stone me: https://www.budecountygrammar.org/19....html#physics1

    I used to know that stuff, long long ago and far far away across the river.

    Whereas by 1981: https://telescoper.wordpress.com/201...-vintage-1981/

    Decay chain of manganese 56 to iron 56? Well there's a thing.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/january-6-...161018278.html

    You really couldn't make this tulip up. A firearm instructor who shoots himself in the eye with his own gun. .

    The homemade RF sig gen does sort of work on 3 or 4 of the lower ranges.

    Ran it up slowly on a variac, though this wasn't slow enough to stop a sufflex capacitor across the rectifier from shorting out, though it didn't do any obvious damage.

    The quality of construction is pretty dire and living in the shed for 40 years hasn't improved it much. But there we are: the answer to the question is: yes, it works after a fashion.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Foggy and cold out (1.6oC a few mins ago) might wait for it to warm up before we go for a walk.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car was a Mazda RX-7, which I've seen before, and the gold hunters were variously rubbish or moderately competent, as always.

    And then a bit of Police Interceptors

    And finally The Repair Shop, featuring a radio hidden in a book that survived the occupation of the Netherlands in WWII, along with an unrelated bear

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been scouse with a couple of thick ends of sesame bloomer. Very tasty and warming

    Also helps reduce the amount of stuff in the freezer

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    Ya got yer Viz?
    Yes, I remembered to check for a new one when I went shopping the other week and it turned out to be the same day it came out

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  • xoggoth
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    Ya got yer Viz?

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  • NickFitz
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    Towel wash (deep colours) done and draped

    These will be transported over to the new place tomorrow. Which reminds me, I need to buy a shower curtain, as the seller took the existing one with her. Shame, it was quite a nice one

    I also keep forgetting to measure the windows in the living room, as she took the curtains from there too - also quite nice ones

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