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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Car dropped off, and now I’m on a train back home.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Meanwhile on the 17th of March 2019 I was railing about the idleness of the new neighbours, gifted them a radiator key, as one does, whilst NF was busily letting a lady out of the carpark at the flat, much to the irritation of her "partner", apparently a weasely sort of chap.
    Although he continued to seem rather weasely, we ended up on slightly better terms after he left his key in the back gate one night and I found it and returned it to him. I also wonder whether the reason he was so keen for her not to get her car out that night was that she'd been drinking or getting stoned or something and he thought she might be unfit to drive? I didn't notice her smelling of drink or seeming impaired at all; but they seemed to get along OK after that. Anyway, they finally moved out about a year later so they're somebody else's problem now

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Another cold but sunny start out there, frost on the usual places, currently -2°C despite the sun, and no better than +2° predicted. The barometers are down a bit more at 1001/1009mB

    Today, I think I shall shift assorted smaller odds and sods to the new place, as they can be moved down to the car in manageable portions and my lower back feels OK but like a bit of a break from heavy lifting wouldn't come amiss after yesterday's sofa-building. I assume all this exertion must be at least gradually improving my fitness or limberness or some such, but the scales reckon it's not done a single thing for my weight

    Once over there, the primary business of the day will be getting rid of all the Ikea packaging. I still haven't found out where the bins are but this amount of cardboard and plastic would overwhelm their capacity, so I'll cram it into the car and take it to the tip. The tip is about halfway between here and there, but much easier to get to from there, being almost a straight run down the nearby main-ish road, and on the same side of the river which means no bottleneck at the crossing point.

    And as it's just over the road from the storage place, I might as well start shifting stuff out of there on the return leg.

    But first I shall pop along to Sainsbury's for a few more bits to tide me over as the reduction in freezer stocks continues

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Cold. Very cold. 10 deg in here, 8 deg in the kitchen, 4 deg in the leanto.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Dry.

    1009 mBar, 29.796 in Hg, 756.8 Torr, 1466343 psi, (untapped), 69% RH (GDR hair), 60% RH (Lidl, electric).

    Friday.

    Brrrrrr. Never mind, only another 3 months of this. .

    Meanwhile on the 17th of March 2019 I was railing about the idleness of the new neighbours, gifted them a radiator key, as one does, whilst NF was busily letting a lady out of the carpark at the flat, much to the irritation of her "partner", apparently a weasely sort of chap.

    The security camera system in the garage died some months ago and I've never bothered fixing it. It'll have to wait coz it's far too cold in there now.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was a Volvo Amazon, and the gold hunters were mostly doing OK.

    And later, a couple of new episodes of the increasingly misnamed 24 Hours in Police Custody, both covering cases that took a fair bit longer than 24 hours to investigate

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    Off to Exeter in the morning to get the car serviced (first time in almost 3 years). Yes, it’s an Alfa, no it hasn’t been to a garage for anything other than a service. Leaving it with them for a week while I go on holiday. They have to replace the aux belt at 4 years old (it’s approaching 5), which they claim involves dropping the engine out.

    Anyway, TFBSZ.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: chicken in red wine sauce with chips and peas. Very nice

    Not a lot of stuff in reserve in the freezer now - a couple of soups, and three portions of bol. I need to get on the spag bol and use that up

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  • xoggoth
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    First surprise was that it auto-discovered a solitary analogue channel, which was a CCTV camera looking down at the front door of the block
    Many years ago now but had a wireless CCTV to keep an eye on my neighbour's antics, had fascinating views of the gas tank at the brickworks down the road.

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  • NickFitz
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    I popped back over to the flat with some kitchen stuff and a couple of bags of books. I went via the self storage place, which is roughly halfway there and an extremely minor detour (not even a detour at all coming back, due to the vagaries of the roads). I had a vague idea of how much junk I had in there but was pleasantly surprised to find that in terms of volume, it was a bit less than I'd remembered. So it won't be a problem getting it all in the new place, pending disposal of about 90% of it once I go through it all

    I had a quick rummage through a few boxes looking for the remote for my parents' old telly, but it must still be around here somewhere. So while I was waiting for the rush hour to decline so I could come back, I started playing with the four enigmatic buttons on the back of said telly, thinking that now it's hooked up to the aerial, I might be able to get it tuned in.

    First surprise was that it auto-discovered a solitary analogue channel, which was a CCTV camera looking down at the front door of the block. But wait… the block has two front doors! And once the post came without anyone showing up on it only for a postman to appear a couple of minutes later, it became clear that this camera is looking at the door for the other half of the block

    More fiddling got it to autotune, but only analogue, and that camera was the only analogue station broadcasting. I downloaded the manual and skimmed through it, but that was very much predicated on the notion of having the remote.

    But then I went and tried a bit more pressing and finally managed to get it to autotune for digital TV. So at least I know that's working now, and which channels I'll be able to get once I move - all of them (the Freeview ones, that is)

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  • WTFH
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    Logs chopped, should see us through to new year, but I’ll do some more tomorrow, or after the ski trip.

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  • NickFitz
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    After a bit of a hunt around the site I found the Ikea chatbot, which quickly gave up and handed me off to a chathuman, though it took about ten minutes for one to become available. Anyway, once they'd arrived, they sorted out the missing cover problem straight away and it should be arriving on Saturday

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  • ladymuck
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    Lunch was beans on toast (the Heinz Five Beanz variety).

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  • NickFitz
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    So, the sofa (including chaise tongue section) is almost complete, except yesterday's DPD delivery was missing an item - the cover for one of the arm sections

    Ah well, the chaise longue section can be used standalone. But as my back has started grumbling after a morning manhandling big pieces of sofa, I've come back home for a break. If I'd stayed there, I would have just ended up trying to assemble the bed or something, and made it worse

    The delivery chaps were very helpful, first ferrying the bits to the hall, then bringing them up in the lift and dumping them in the rooms I requested. I'd forgotten just how heavy one of those big Billy bookcases is when packed

    After everything was in, I popped round the corner to the local bakery for a bacon cob, and ended up getting a rather nice sausage roll as well which I just had for lunch

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  • WTFH
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    Very pleasant walk along the beach, then dropped a load of books off at a charity shop. Lunch was cauliflower soup. Now got a list of garden tasks, including chopping wood.

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  • xoggoth
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    Yet another boring DIY morning but nice & sunny for loony lady 1 walk soon.

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