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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ. Not holding out much hope for tonight based on a few email exchanges today.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car programme has suddenly skipped back to S7 from 2010, for no obvious reason. Anyway, they did a Jensen Interceptor and it seems to have worked, as it's taxed until next January

    And the gold diggers had their standard ups, downs, and machinery problems

    Then, as it's Groundhog Day, I rewatched the excellent Groundhog Day (1993)

    Now, I'm going to go to bed and read my book about The Waste Land for a bit

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been a rack of ribs in a honey-based BBQ sauce with loads of chips

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post

    Don't have a clue what century it is these days.

    Plumber round this morning, did a quick job on me stopcock. Me water supply, that is.
    It's the Year of the Querulous Megapode.

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  • NickFitz
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    The mundane laundry is on

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch was a couple of freshly baked Greggs sausage rolls

    And then I sallied forth on a mission I've been putting off for some time: a haircut! So that's that done

    And onwards to Sainsbury's, which somehow managed to cost me an arm and a leg despite me not really needing much

    BUT: new Viz klaxon!

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    Another grey day but even milder this time: 11°C no less, though that's our lot for the day. The barometers are back up a trivial amount at 1012/1020mB

    Meanwhile on the lawn, some pigeons are bimbling about in the far corner. No sign of crows, magpies, blackbirds or squirrels at this time

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  • xoggoth
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    Thursday apparently. If it wasn't for the clock I'd have no idea wot day it is
    Don't have a clue what century it is these days.

    Plumber round this morning, did a quick job on me stopcock. Me water supply, that is.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    ^^^Hope the sleep was reasonable last night.
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    Thanks for asking, I got a couple of hours.

    Time to go out and mend a gate.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    ^^^Hope the sleep was reasonable last night.

    Morning.

    Thursday apparently. If it wasn't for the clock I'd have no idea wot day it is.

    Dark.

    Gloomy.

    Grey.

    Dank.

    Drizzly.

    Sunless.

    Dire.

    Cold in here at 12 deg, 12 deg in the kitchen, 10 deg in the leanto.

    1026 mBar, 30.29776 in Hg, 769.56 Torr, 14.88 psi, (unchanged but a tad of a tad from last night), 66% RH (GDR hair), 67% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 22nd of April 2019 it was a fine sunny Bank Holiday Monday. Surely there're laws against such things?

    Woke unbidden at 05:58. Gave up. Read more of current book. Went back to sleep until a more reasonable 08:45.

    Just wondering WTF it is in my CV that made some pimp in Regressive think I'm innerested in Mechanical Engineering Design contracts considering that I'm an electronics engineer with experience in embedded software.

    Maybe it was the FORTRAN IV that's on there. .

    Walk (abbreviated) walked in the drizzle free grey gloom.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese & baked beans, a yog (non corner until the price comes down again), bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of Morrisons sunflower & pumpkin seed toast, 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Sliced Bread (Y&Y) about detergents & saving the earth or something. Nothing to see there then.

    TWATO.

    The thing about the Mafia & waste disposal.

    House roughly vacced. Found an 8BA countersunk screw that had appeared from somewhere.

    Freecell score: 87%, running average 85%. (it was down to 71% at one stage).

    Tea: chilli con carne with rice, the remainder of the apricot halves, a yog, 0.91*1.57 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S7 E1 Jensen Interceptor. And back to dear old Edd we go. Get them rattle cans ready. Hole in the floor. Brake master cylinder, steering rack, leather food. Bought: £5k, Total: £5430, Sold: £6k5. MOT ran out December 2020. Previous advisories: it's fecking dissolving. .

    Dear old Fred Dibnah waffling away about steam engines.

    Joy of Painting. Misty evergreens, blue sky, and birch trees. I'm nodding off just thinking about it. . 19:35 and . It's a record.

    Trucking Hell S6 E17.

    The Movies The 1970s Part I (at a guess).
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 20:10.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    The car was a VW Golf special edition cabriolet that, rather oddly, doesn't show on DVLA for either current status or MOT history. No idea what's going on there; maybe they just made it all up?

    And the gold diggers just had the usual woes

    Later viewing: the rest of S2 and a fair chunk of the early episodes of S3 of The Handmaid's Tale. They should have made it a bit worse so one didn't have to keep watching until far too late; Line of Duty has the same problem

    It did occur to me, though, that the scenes of a supermarket with shelves barely half-filled probably made a real impact when this was first shown in 2019, but now just reminds one of going shopping in 2020

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ.

    Let’s hope that tonight includes some sleep.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: Sainsbury's TTD breaded chunky cod loin with chips and beans

    Not sure cod have loins as such, but I assume it's just a marketing term

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  • NickFitz
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    The remaining two-thirds of the once-mighty chest of drawers have finally been assembled into what is still, TBH, a pretty large chest of drawers

    A couple of the slightly flimsy plastic bits that lock the drawers to the runners don't seem to have survived the move, or possibly my hurried and careless disassembly, but not to worry; Ikea are pretty good about sending out small spare parts like that for free

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