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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny with lumps of fluff. Already 23 degrees with the high expected to be 26. Barometer up to 1022 mBar.

    BT, or contractors for, are out the front hopefully fixing whatever was stopping the fibre chap from bringing me the internet.

    I'm off to the old place for the check out inspection and find out what my landlady decides to do about the kitchen floor.

    Then I'm off for a spot of hotdesking to see if that's going to work for tomorrow's meetings.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Monday.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Dry.

    Cool in here at 20.1 deg, 21.5 deg in the kitchen, 20 deg in the leanto, 20 deg in the saltinghouse.

    1015 mBar, 29.9729 in Hg, 761.3 Torr, 14.72 psi, (unchanged), 78% RH (GDR hair), 70% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 13th of October 2019 NF was watching "Platoon" and "Ex Machina", while I compared the former with "Hamburger Hill", and DaveB found the weather grim.
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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny start after a warm night. It's 18°C and going for 25°, while in here it's already 24°. The barometers are up a little bit at 1008/1016mB

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all Overcast and humid out, felt like it could rain at any time on our walk, but the humidity was so high, I came back in soaking anyway.
    Ear sore, drugs not doing much apart from reducing the inflammation around it.

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  • NickFitz
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    After a bit of US Border stuff earlier, this evening's viewing was Trauma Room 1 followed by a new 24 Hours in A&E and old ditto

    Monday again tomorrow

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    Log store restacked after it mysteriously collapsed while I was away, followed by grass being cut (about half an hour with the Hayter 53 and then an hour with the ride on). The rose garden is looking quite spectacular, with one of the Veilchenblaus sporting over 2000 flowers (no, seriously). It’s in the wrong place, so will be moved to one of the other beds next year. Mum, Millie, Nostalgia, Henri Matisse, Surrey, and the other 10 in that section of the garden are all doing very well.

    Latest dose of amoxicillin taken. Things feel better as the day wears on, but nights are uncomfortable.

    Anyway, TFBSZ.

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  • ladymuck
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    Some more unpacking done but with notably less enthusiasm. It's now more akin to repacking for storage and that's boring.

    My phone alerted me this morning to a potential breach of my mobile data allowance. I only pay for a 6GB allowance and rarely more than a third of it each month. Fortunately O2 roll over unused data so I wasn't really in any imminent danger of unwanted charges or, even worse, no internet at all. To be on the safe side, I sorted out a Giffgaff eSim on PAYG for one month.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    War day again
    Warm, not war

    It has cleared up a bit, tending towards the Simpsonesque now

    Tea has been beef short rib and Guinness casserole with chips and peas. Very tasty, that one; once I've finished what's in the freezer, I'll have to try to remember how I made it

    And lunch this afternoon was a pork and applesauce bap (wholemeal)

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    War day again but cloudier than it was by this time yesterday. It's expected to clear a bit, but not until near sunset. Currently 22°C and getting to 23° later. The barometers have leapt up to 1008/1015mB

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Sunday.

    Damp.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Cloudy.

    Cool in here at 19.6 deg, 20 deg in the kitchen, 19.5 deg in the leanto.

    1014.5 mBar, 29.958 in Hg, 760.94 Torr, 14.714 psi, (up from 1009 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 69% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 12th of October 2019 MS made a rare visit, and having become slightly bored with Joan of Arcadia I watched the ex vets in "Great British Car Journeys", NF visited the Chinese followed by a viewing of "Platoon", and WTFH found some large courgettes ().

    I was pleased that I figured out how to turn the bluray player thing on yesterday. I can't remember the last time I did that, and the assemblage had been moved around to allow the vacuuming under the tv stand thing so the wiring had been altered.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the greyish gloom and wan sunshine. Very close.

    First of the tiny toads spotted, and a horsefly was lucky to escape with its life.

    Another free screw found on the road.

    Lunch: beans on toast etc.

    Entertainment: Veronica Mars S1 E8.

    TWTW waffling on about innovation and all that. Doomed etc. "The white heat of the technological revolution" made an appearance. Whatever happened to that?

    Freecell score: 75%, running average: 86%.

    Tea: soup etc.

    Veronica Mars S1 E9, E10.

    Skinwalker Ranch: more bollox: shooting rockets, firing Tesla coils, flamethrower, taking IR laser thingie plots whilst doing it.

    Veronica Mars S1 E11, E12.

    Thing about Mountbatten on 5Select. Just covered the Wilson & Heath plots.
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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Blue sky with occasional wispy fluff. Currently 18 degrees with a high of 24 expected. Barometer up to 1019 mBar.

    Was woken up by something making a crashing/clattering sound. Turned out the command hook holding up something with my keys on it had fallen off the wall.

    Not visiting Mum today as I have too much unpacking and sorting out to do.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Spider-Man 2 (2004) because I watched the first one recently so I might as well watch this one too. It's OK, then it gets going and it's a bit better. IIRC this is a Marvel one and the good ones like Wonder Woman and Superman and such are DC. Not sure why whoever owns the Marvel franchise insists on the films not being as good as the DC ones, but I daresay they have their reasons

    Then a rewatch of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and then, because the scene of destruction in District 12 reminded me of the start of it, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) which I reckon is one of the best films about robots from the future seeking to ensure the destruction of mankind

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Well the marks on the kitchen floor are non salvageable. Will have to see what the landlady says on Monday. The wood flooring was trashed anyway but, considering how she's repairing stuff and making it all pristine for her new tenants, she may well want to sting me for an entire new floor.
    My last (I hope) landlord gave me grief over the state of the carpet. Back when the deposit scheme came in, which was after I'd moved there, the original landlord had placed it with some organisation or other that deals with such matters, and he'd inherited that when he bought the place and issued new tenancy agreements. So I sent him a link to a document on said organisation's website that said it was unreasonable to withhold deposit over a carpet that was more than ten years old, and pointed out that the carpet had been there as long as I had: eighteen years

    I didn't really care about the deposit anyway. It was from 2004 and was a month's rent then plus a hundred quid, so £395. Spending time arguing about it would literally have been more than my time is worth. He'd agreed immediately to my suggestion that he keep it and put it towards cleaning the flat and any other expenses, which saved me the trouble of getting the place cleaned. He was your classic BTL cheapskate, and I very much hope that the cleaning plus the cost of the new carpet came to more than that and left him in agonies over losing an utterly trivial sum

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  • WTFH
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    Went to a hospital this morning (not my local one, because they don’t have a walk in clinic), turns out that I had an infection in my ear, not just gunk. Now on a course of amoxicillin for 5 days to see if it will clear up. In the mean time, I can’t hear anything from the far right, which is quite nice in the current political climate

    Night all

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  • ladymuck
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    Well the marks on the kitchen floor are non salvageable. Will have to see what the landlady says on Monday. The wood flooring was trashed anyway but, considering how she's repairing stuff and making it all pristine for her new tenants, she may well want to sting me for an entire new floor.

    A few more boxes have been emptied. The kitchen is still a tip.

    As I have no internet for TV and don't want to use all of my mobile data, I may have to read a book! I might ease myself in with the latest Private Eye first.

    Which reminds me: there's a place up near Ealing Broadway that does free hotdesking - you don't even have to buy a coffee and nurse it for hours. So I'll try it out on Monday and hopefully it'll be ok for the couple of meetings I have on Tuesday.

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