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  • NickFitz
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    No premiere tonight, but the first major motion picture rewatch was Joker (2019) which is very good, but really a total downer almost throughout. Worth watching, but don't expect to be cheered up by it

    And then, as I'm apparently doomed to rewatch the Alien film cycle every few years, I figured I'd better make a start with Prometheus (2012) which I continue to insist is good no matter how much the Alien purists whine about it

    It's been drizzling or even raining off and on since this afternoon, which was not forecast at all. No idea who's ordered it

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been one of those thick-cut ribeye steaks with chips, fried onions and beans

    I froze that one months ago, so that's another bit less in the freezer

    And it was accompanied by the remainder of an episode of Trucking Hell that I didn't complete last week

    The car was a Jensen-Healey. And the gold diggers were all those amateurs who get excited over a nugget worth AUS$140, despite the fact it's clearly cost them far more than that just to get to the place they found it, everywhere in Australia being miles and miles away from wherever anybody is

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by eek View Post
    Do you have any "Man in a Van" round your neck of the woods. For £40/£50 or so they'll help you load the van, take it to the other place and help you unload it.
    Yes, there's a noticeboard in the hall there on which some bloke has put his card alongside the various notices from the management, and it turns out he only lives a couple of streets away from here. Good reviews on Google and Yelp too, so I'm going to get him to shift the big stuff: washing machine, fridge, freezer, armchairs, mattress, and anything else I'd struggle with on my own. But I'm quite happy to shift anything I'm capable of getting downstairs and through the yard by myself - I could do with the exercise

    As he's local I won't have to explain the whole situation about the pedestrian crossing outside and the constant traffic. Up to him if he risks it on the zigzags or gets his people to haul it to the side road

    Nothing is urgent yet though. There won't even be a bed in the place nor a sofa to point at the TV until Ikea have been late next week, and no broadband until the week after that

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  • eek
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    Do you have any "Man in a Van" round your neck of the woods. For £40/£50 or so they'll help you load the van, take it to the other place and help you unload it.

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  • NickFitz
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    One result of the bureaucracy is that I didn't manage to have any lunch, so I'm reheating a cold chicken leg in the air fryer

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  • NickFitz
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    Returning to ClientGov means a whole load of compliance nonsense has to be done all over again, because last time it was through the consultancy and they're out of the picture this time. So a large amount of this morning and afternoon was taken up trying to deal with all that bureaucracy

    But with that done (for now…) I just had time to take over about half the DVD/Blu-ray collection, along with some stray books and clothes. I can now dismantle the big Ikea chest of drawers and start taking its component parts over; probably two or three trips unless I hire a small van, which I'm increasingly tempted to do

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  • ladymuck
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    The cold is lingering with a vengeance which means I'm curtailing my part in outdoor activities to go back to the hotel for another nap so I'm well enough for dinner.

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  • xoggoth
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    Loony lady 3 walk this afternoon. Better than all the boring DIY anyway.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Not-actually-foggy out, unlike last night, but officially described as "foggy". Currently 4°C and maybe soaring to 7° later. The barometers are trivially down, but really hovering around the same kind of level as yesterday at 1019/1027mB

    I remembered the nectarines in the fridge before they went off, so had one of those with my coffee. Very nice, and presumably good for me too

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and overcast again. Currently 4 degrees and that's the high for the day. Low chance of rain.

    Yesterday HWMBO and I started our evening with champagne and caviar before going out for dinner and onto a cocktail bar. Both very excellent. Flopped into bed and was suffering a bit first thing but we got up for a spot of breakfast then went back to bed for a nap. Now planning what to do with our day off before our posh dinner this evening.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    ^^^ <- Manly.

    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    The car earlier was a Mercedes Benz 300TD estate. Bit boxy, but you could transport a lot of books in it
    My butty had one for exactly that reason, wot with him being a 2nd hand book seller.

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Frosty.

    Cold in here at 11.6 deg, 11 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto, 3 deg in the salting house.

    1024 mBar, 30.238 in Hg, 768.06 Torr, 14.8518 psi, (down from 1025 last night), 73% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl).

    Friday.

    Smalls in the WM.

    Smalls out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

    Cottons in the WM.

    Meanwhile on the 13th of March 2019 nothing much was going on other than me finding pictures of curious satellite antennas and NF making turkey soup.

    Cottons out of the WM (short cycle) and pegged out on the line.

    Shirts in the WM.

    The boiler decided to go on strike due to low pressure in the system. After some emptying of the airing cupboard and much twiddling of valves underneath said boiler, repressure was achieved & I had hot water to do the breakfast dishes.

    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post

    Just need to find some other weird old person with similar and you can have a nice chat. I used to do hobby electronics a long time ago, gave it all away.
    Back before the plague I used to drive over to Ponty to see my mate, but that's all over now since he's shielding due to the Big C. Ho hum.

    Shirts out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom.

    Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, bramble jelly & marmalade on slices of toast, yellow corner yog, 0.91*1.61 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    There's not much drying going on as regards the washing.

    The shirts will meet the TD at 15:00.

    Some minor potching involving the next project which is a voltmeter/ammeter/ballast lamp combo so I can run stuff up without the risk of blowing fuses.

    Found a 300V moving iron voltmeter (works: very nice, wonder where I stole that from) and a 10A AC ammeter of indeterminate method.

    There's a shedload of dead security lamps in the garage which will repurpose as the ballast lamp.

    Shirts in the TD.

    Smalls in off the line awaiting their turn in the TD.

    Towels now coming in off the line to await their turn in turn in the TD.

    Tea: battered cod, some fruit cocktail, a yog, 0.91* 1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S15 E14 1974 Jensen Healey. Bought for $3k5, Total: $9k2, Sold: $9k5. Much changing of bushes in the front suspension & engine mounts. Refurbished exhaust, dunno why the orignal 2 into 1 was supposed to be so crap that another one had to be fabricated other than showing off how to fabricate a 2 into 1 for an exhaust . Replaced bushes in the gearchange linkage. New diaphragm for the Zenith Stromberg carbs: $85 for two. Stone me they've gone up a bit since last I bought one (in 1993 IIRC). They were going to change them for Webers but that got canned for some reason.

    Shirts and cottons duly iRoned, with the shirts and smalls now airing upstairs.

    The washing must have partially dried on the line since about two cups of water came out of the TD.

    Old "Slow hand" on Sky Arts. The blues have got a hold on me.

    Code Breakers on Blaze.
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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Dad still in A&E but at least they have him on a bed in a ward.
    Foggy here, I can barely see the main shed at the bottom of the garden.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was a Mercedes Benz 300TD estate. Bit boxy, but you could transport a lot of books in it

    And some of the gold diggers came close to getting eaten by feral dogs, which makes a change

    Then yet more old Police interceptors

    And finally, a couple of episodes of Air Crash Investigation - TWA Flight 800 which was not hit by a missile, whatever the conspiracy theorists might think; and Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 which achieved a controlled flight into terrain largely, it seems, because both the pilot and the air traffic controller kept mixing up left and right which ended up guiding it into a mountain

    Quite foggy out there tonight

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    My father (87), for reasons known only to him, decided to have another TIA today, and has been on a trolley in A&E for 7 hours now, waiting for a bed and a CT scan.

    Nothing I can do from here, and he’s going to be in for a few days. I’m flying in to visit him on Sunday for a couple of days.

    Anyway, TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been reheated roast beef with chips, peas, gravy, and a couple of Yorkshire puds. Very nice, and empties the freezer a little bit more

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