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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: oniony chicken casserole with chips and peas

    Accompanied by The Repair Shop

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  • WTFH
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    Jobs done for dad. Also spent a lot of time tidying up his computer, there’s now a link on the desktop that is titled “Dad use this for email” so that he hopefully doesn’t end up installing the ASK search engine in google chrome and some other spamware in Internet explorer, all because he’d forgotten to click on Edge.

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  • NickFitz
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    Just time for a quick trip back over there with the rest of the DVDs, along with a couple of smaller boxes with assorted hard drives and things in them. These will be the right size for ferrying books down to fill the big boxes at the car, so it made sense to get one of them emptied and I figured I might as well do both while I was about it

    Though I'm also thinking I might end up getting some of the books over there, then once I'm down to the level where the ones left all fit in the boxes I have, I'll just add them to the man-and-van payload

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  • NickFitz
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    More stuff moved

    To wit: three big boxes of video discs, and a small box of books. While the big boxes aren't as crippling when filled with DVDs as with books, they're still pretty bad on the long journey downstairs and out the back to the car. But that's almost all of the discs done now

    As for the books: it's clearly great to shift them in the big boxes that hold loads, but my ageing frame isn't so keen. At the other end, though, it's fine - I just get the sack truck from my storeroom, put them on that, and trundle it straight in to the lift, and my internal front door is literally a few feet from the lift after ascending. So what I'm planning to do is load up a small box, take it down, unpack it into a big box, and keep repeating until all three big boxes are full. That way my back and knees won't suffer so much from the long haul to the car at this end, but I get optimum throughput at the other end

    It rained quite heavily while I was over there, which reminded me that we have a forecast of very cold weather and maybe even snow later in the week. So I finally figured out how to get the heating on, and I have to say, it took the slight chill off the rooms extremely rapidly. I then had to Google the manual for the thermostat to work out how to get it back on to its timed routine, and at some point I'll also have to work out how to set that to what I want. But at least the place should be safe from burst pipes for now, and it felt a lot nicer with a bit of warmth in there

    Oh yes: lunch earlier was a home baked Greggs sausage roll

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  • xoggoth
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    Grumble. Something's nibbled a hole in my wooden greenhouse and knocked stuff over. Must be a rat.

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    This morning was sunny but now its clouded over a fair bit. Currently 7 degrees with a high of 8 expected. Low chance of rain. Barometer up to 1021 mBar.

    Decided to take today off work, and had a leisurely lie in. Finally did my unpacking. Usually it's done within an hour of getting home from a trip.

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  • NickFitz
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    Links are up

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Grey day out, but not quite as cold as I'd expected at 6°C, possibly soaring to 7° around lunchtime - albeit with some accompanying rain. The barometers are dithering, being back up a little at 1016/1024mB

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Dry.

    Grey.

    Gloomy.

    Sunless.

    Cold in here at 10.8 deg, 11 deg in the kitchen, 10 deg in the leanto.

    1021 mBar, 30.15 in Hg, 765.183 Torr, 14.808 psi, (up from 1018 last night), 72% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl).

    Telex machine glowing gently.

    Monday.

    Meanwhile on March the 14th 2019 I'd completed my 2nd trip to fecking Carmarthen for the health check on my hearing, whilst NF was baking a coffee & walnut cake in the dear dead days beyond recall when one might do such a thing without taking out a bank loan for the electricity.

    Shopping trip to Morrisons done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away. Today there was Bramble Jelly so I bought 3 pots.

    Shopping trip to Tesco done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away. Forgot the tea again. Caught the number 38 bus back across the river which save about 3/4 of a mile of trudge.

    Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toasted crust, red corner yog, bramble jelly blackcurrant jam and marmalade on slices of toast, 0.91*1.64 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Y&Y waffling on about something or other, TWAO waffling on about something different, then the wireless went <click> at 13:45 since I really didn't want to know about gangs and murder in Hounslow.

    Very reminiscent of Hill Street Blues back in the 1980s. Who'd have thunk it could be as bad here?

    Some minor potching in the design of the antibang thingie for powering tulip up via a variac.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce with rice n peas, some peach slices, a yog, 0.91*1.57 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM waffling on, this time with Gordon Brown. :.

    Wheeler Dealers S15 E16 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. For some reason this got canned, then turned into Part One of the Drag Race thing, Part Two being E17: rip out engine & gearbox, replace with a modern hemi, repair bodywork, then rip out bits to reduce weight, install roll cage to increase weight, challenge a dragracer to a drag race. What could possibly go wrong?

    Abandoned Engineering Repeat.

    In suspicious circumstances with that Edward Woodward, looking rather plumper than in his days as Mr Callan.

    Ghosts US S1 E12.

    The Oak Island nutjobbery: S9 E13 "Go Big or Go Home": the arrival of the 10 foot cans.



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  • xoggoth
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    Dark and gray, must go for me wonky early today as usual boiler service blokes coming later. Funny, you never get women plumbers, bulders etc.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    The skies are mostly clear here, but no sign of the sun.
    Today’s task list includes: go to the pharmacy to get dad’s new prescription. Fix a blind in the kitchen. Move some stuff into the garage (should really be going in the bin, but he goes through phases of not throwing things out, just in case)

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  • NickFitz
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    TV today has mostly been a ragbag of nondescript nonsense: New Zealand traffic cops, Australians looking for things, and some stuff about aircraft carriers. And then there was an Inside the Factory about frozen pizzas.

    And finally a couple more old episodes of 24 Hours in A&E

    Been raining off and on, despite no rain having been forecast until just before it happened

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    They also need to be bigger than you measure to allow for pleats (bought 1 pair, mrs sent them back, got the next length they were equally wrong but installed before I was told to return them a second time).
    Yes, I'm sticking with suppliers that specifically ask for the length of the track and calculate the correct size from that, to avoid any unpleasant surprises

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: Scotch broth with a couple of bits of wholemeal. Very tasty

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  • eek
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    Holiday booked - 11 days in Saint Marie (Guadeloupe for those who don’t know Death in Paradise).
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