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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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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Cold at 10 deg in here, 10 deg in the kitchen, 4 deg in the leanto.

    1011 mBar, 29.854 in Hg, 758.3 Torr, 14.663315 psi, (down from 1015 last night), 69% RH (GDR hair), 61% (Lidl electric).

    Thursday.

    The recycling engineers made their merry way along the road earlier.

    Meanwhile back on the 16th of March 2019 the red mist was rising due to taking next door's crap to the dump whilst the occupants did their usual sweet FA. :.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 09:16.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    CBS and a hard frost out there.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Cold start again, currently -3°C and not expected to do better than 2°. Barometers are down at 1004/1013mB

    My Ikea delivery is still "between 09:00 and 13:00" so I need to head over there in the rush-hour traffic. The map had him at what I suspect is the depot around an hour ago and now shows him getting towards the outskirts of the city. I am apparently delivery number seven, though there's no way to estimate what time that will convert into until he starts dropping stuff off for other people

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was a BMW M3, which apparently is good. And the gold diggers had some success again.

    Then a bit more Police Interceptors whilst dining. And finally, Drugsland: Going Country, about the investigation and apprehension of a gang running drugs between Liverpool and Devon, which was very good

    Early night now as I might need to be over at the new place at 9am, though I won't know for sure until Ikea send a text message first thing; the delivery could be any time between then and 1pm

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    It's a very frosty night out, with a full moon (well, 99.9% full) high up close to Mars and, a bit lower down, Orion striding majestically across the sky

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: some of those nice oniony sausages with chips and beans

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  • NickFitz
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    Popped back over with some crockery and glasses so, if I remember to take any cutlery, I'll be able to eat and drink while I'm there

    And when at Big Sainsbury's, I'd forgotten to get any of the tablet things for the dishwasher, so I popped round to the nearby Sainsbury's Local and got some

    No Sainsbury's Local when I lived around there in the 1980s. I can't remember what those two or three shops were. But the adjacent hardware store is still there, as is the excellent butcher, and the best kebab shop in Leicester - the one I'd sometimes travel across the city from here to go to

    But setting off there later in the afternoon turns out to be a bad idea, as the rush hour had already built up enough to make things really slow. Much of the journey is on comparatively minor roads, but there's one point where you have to do about three hundred yards on a main road, and it backs up terribly there

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Wish DHL were - ordered some shirts 2 weeks ago. Despatched over the weekend due to delays at the warehouse and now they've been sat in the local dhl warehouse since Monday morning.
    Them and FedEx seem to be terrible for that sort of thing

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    DPD are pretty good at rescheduling deliveries so you ought to be able to move it to tomorrow. I have the app and you can then track where the delivery driver is in relation to you so you don't have to wait in for hours.
    Yes, I've got the DPD app, but I was OK with getting the stuff today. It turned out be two deliveries at the same time - the arms of the sofa and their covers from Ikea, and the broadband kit ready for setup next week

    The eye-measuring lady determined that I'd benefit from new lenses in my reading glasses, but they also happen to work well for working at my desk on the big monitor, so I'm getting a new pair instead. Unfortunately, this led to the glasses-making guy spending ages leading me through various possible frames ("Ah, if you think those would be OK, let me just show you these three other possibilities offering the following advantages" kind of thing) but to be fair, it did mean I ended up with a better option than the one I started out with. Cheap too: only £40 for the frames, and I let him upsell me on lenses with a special stay-clean coating, so it ended up being a mere £105 for the lot

    During that, I'd started to get the pings from the DPD app about the imminent approach of the delivery. I just had time to grab a mug, a saucepan, and some instant coffee and sugar before heading over, so I managed to make myself a brew while I waited for him to arrive. Nowhere to sit to drink it though, so I ended up standing at my big living room window watching a couple of magpies ditzing about in the middle of the lawn while a grey squirrel went about its business along the edge

    On the way back, I stopped off at Homebase to grab an aerial lead, and then into Halfords next door to get some things to clean the inside of my windscreen, as it was filthy and scattering the low sunlight everywhere.

    And now I'm back, and about ready to grab the lunch I was hoping to have three hours or so ago

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    DPD are pretty good at rescheduling deliveries so you ought to be able to move it to tomorrow. I have the app and you can then track where the delivery driver is in relation to you so you don't have to wait in for hours.
    Wish DHL were - ordered some shirts 2 weeks ago. Despatched over the weekend due to delays at the warehouse and now they've been sat in the local dhl warehouse since Monday morning.

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