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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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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Delivery done!

    Now, time to assemble…


    I like assembling flat pack furniture.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny and clear again. It was -1 when I got up and now it's 1 degree with a high of 3 expected. Much frost outside, so I won't be going there. Barometer down to 1013 mBar.

    A go / no-go this morning was a no-go but I'd already managed expectations on that one so no-one was surprised. Another busy day beckons comprising staring at spreadsheets to decipher what's wrong with them. The one I'm on has 51k rows and 50+ columns so lots of data points to assess, categorise and it keeps crashing because of the forumlae / conditional formatting I've put in place to make it quicker to play spot the difference.

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  • WTFH
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    Off to the beach shortly.

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  • NickFitz
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    Delivery done!

    Now, time to assemble…

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