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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:35 
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Almost, but I’d prefer not to mislay things in the first place.

I have a lot of things in that bag that I might need on site, and everything is in a particular place, e.g. a USB stick with apps for configuring various devices, cables to connect devices to my laptop, my tablet that has all the documentation for all the repair jobs we do, a couple magnetic of LED torches to help find stuff hidden away under counters, a couple of nut spinners for removing gender changers from PC Ports, etc. Mislaying any one of them would be a nuisance, but some are essential for certain tasks. I have to be very methodical in checking that I’ve collected anything I’ve used on site and put it back in the same place in the bag. I do get stressed and annoyed with myself when I can’t find something and then wonder if I’ve left it behind somewhere.

There have been a couple of occasions when I’ve gone from one site to another and realise I’ve left something behind. This is OK if it’s only a few miles away, but sometimes it can be anything up to 100 miles between sites, and I wouldn’t have time to go back to collect it. The worst ever was when I was based in Glasgow for a few weeks and left my laptop in a public area at a store in Edinburgh at the end of the day. I only realised when I got back to the hotel and rang the store in a panic to ask them to look for it. Incredibly, it was still there and I was able to collect it the following day.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Nay!' but 'Yay!' Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 21:47 
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A friend from work [1] who has what’s basically a seriously f**ked heart has caught coronavirus despite being double vaccinated.
I’ve been messaging him this week and he didn’t sound good at all so I’d told him not to take any chances and get to hospital.

Fortunately he has now listened and ended up being admitted, put on oxygen and various monitors. They’ve found he has an infection in both lungs as well, so is on some strong antibiotics which should help. He’s definitely where he needs to be so hopefully he’ll be out next week but I’m still worried.

I doubt it applies to anyone here, but if you don’t take this virus seriously, try getting a text from someone who says that they are in hospital but think they might be dead before they see a doctor.

[1] He has worked for me for four years now, and has at times driven me nuts with his ability to get not only the wrong end of the stick but entirely misplace the stick and the tree it came from. That said, he’s a really genuinely nice chap who will always do everything he can to help other people and despite us having nothing in common I’ve realised that he is one of a fairly small list of people I’d consider a friend.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 21:57 
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Oh no! I hope he's on the mend soon. X

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:09 
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Sorry to hear that, hope they're feeling better ASAP.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:11 
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Best wishes for your friend, Zoidberg. Glad you convinced him to get proper help, you did the right thing there.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:48 
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I hope he recovers quick and well done getting him to to the right thing...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:12 
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Well, he’s just let me know he’s no longer on oxygen and may be going home today.
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Fabulous news. Really positive x

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That's great news, hope the rest of his recovery is just as quick.

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Yet another cock up at work. I was on call all last week and was supposed to be on leave on Monday and rest days Tuesday and Wednesday. Last week my manager emailed to ask if I could work on Wednesday, to which I agreed.

This morning at about 9:30 my work phone rang and i could see see that someone from dispatch was trying to call me. As I wasn't supposed to be working I didn't answer. Then I thought I'd better check my mail in case I've missed something important and found that dispatch had mailed to ask why I hadn't started work. I mailed back, enclosing the email from my manager asking me to work on Wednesday, with no mention of Tuesday. Dispatch replied saying that I was on the rota to work today and that we would miss several deadlines if I didn't work. Then I also received an email from my manager asking if I could work today day because of the call volume. She said she tried to contact me about this over the weekend but there is no record of this at all.

I agreed to work, and the yay part what is that I'll get time and a half for today day, double time for tomorrow and I'm also working an extra shift on Sunday which will also be at double time. Show me the money.

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That's great news, hope the rest of his recovery is just as quick.


It was. He was back at work on Monday which is oddly keen.


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Too keen! Glad he's better though.

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There’s no visitors allowed in most hospitals at the moment so he may be starved of company a bit.

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The Leeds Building Society, decided not to offer me a mortgage, after I spent Monday sorting all the paper work out.

Halifax have said yes, back on track now (The said yes before, but my broker has got a better rate)..

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:30 
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Does that mean I need to sign more stuff?

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Jem wrote:
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Not sure yet... I will find out.

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my remortgage is taking forever (and they downvalued the house by £10k, which was very annoying), however my broker sent me a text yesterday saying that as it has taken over 5 days for them to respond, they are sending me £100. So that's nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 18:12 
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I'm going to flip the order - yay, I can haz hambooster jab! Nay, I still don't know what it is in my records that makes me eligible for the priority lane at check in.

Thought let's be honest, it's the fatty liver.

Nay! I had an endoscope rammed down my throat again, in out in out swivel it all about, but yay! No varices, again!


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Today is not going to plan. I got woken up at 1am, after Julie passed out and tried to knock herself out on a door. I needed new doors anyway.

We have spent most of today in A&E getting her checked, CT scan and bloods. Just waiting the results.

The Yay, the double big mac is quite good :)

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Sorry to hear that. Best wishes to J.


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Yes it was a reaction to the anaesthetic. Just a lot of rest needed..

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 16:10 
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We’ve all been pretty ill this past week with what I think is ‘flu rather than a cold. We’ve all had pretty severe chest infections. I’ve had no sense of taste or smell for over a week now, and cracking headaches, and we’ve all got a terrible cough and chest tightness, and crackling lungs. Then the night before last I had a terrible night of it. My core temperature was ok but my skin temperature shot right up, and every single muscle and joint in my body aches and burned. Every joint in every finger and toe.

It all got a bit worrying as Darwin brought the infection home from school, and the little boy he sits next to has Covid, but we’ve all been PCR tested twice, and LF tested loads, and it’s not that. So that’s one positive. And today I think we are all feeling better. I think the infection has actually passed and we just have the residual breathing difficulty in our lungs from where they have been inflamed. But I could barely walk ten steps a few days ago, and today we all managed a little family walk. Slow and steady, but a huge improvement. :)

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I think you should get retested, mate.

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We were PCR tested (again) on Wednesday and it was still negative. We’ve all been PCR tested twice. And we’ve each had two negative PCR tests each at the height of our symptoms. D and I did lateral flow tests today (we always do them on a Saturday) and Russell did one yesterday. If we’ve had Covid and six PCR tests and 12 or maybe 15 lateral flow tests all missed it, then the tests do not work. I think it’s just a horrid flu with some crossover symptoms (and I’ve had all these same symptoms in past years with other bad, in fact far worse, bouts of ‘flu).

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