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Author:  Zardoz [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 15:38 ]
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Is this in that new room your wife puts you in?

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 16:18 ]
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It is a tad frustration at the lack of PS5s :(

Tempted to buy a switch.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 18:27 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
Is this in that new room your wife puts you in?


It is.

Author:  markg [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 18:32 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
Is this in that new room your wife puts you in?

Have you finished building your one yet?

Author:  Zardoz [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 19:20 ]
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Not yet! Can't wait to get in there though.

Author:  Zardoz [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 19:21 ]
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Not putting a shower in but I can open a skylight and get rained on.

Author:  Warhead [ Thu Sep 16, 2021 14:43 ]
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One fuck-up this morning illustrates The Butterfly Effect quite nicely.

I had a call for a part that I didn't have in my van stock. The idiot girl on dispatch thought I had two, but I used both of them yesterday and if she had checked her database she would have known this. I called her to ask if there was one available locally but the nearest was in Warrington. She put an order in for me to collect it but when I got there they gave me the wrong part, and i noticed this immediately. I went back in to the depot to see if I could work out what had happened, and was told that the part I wanted had been given to another engineer in error.

I rang my fellow engineer who said he needed that part for a call he was attending. So I called Dispatch again and asked if there was another one available locally. There wasn't, so could I check with other engineers in case anyone had a spare one. My colleague Alan had a spare one, but he was on his way to Buxton and I was in Warrington. We agreed to meet back at our parts depot in Salford.

Then I set off to Bolton to use the part that I had just collected. When I almost finished I got a phone call from the engineer who taken the part assigned to me from Warrington to say that the part he collected was not the part he thought it was and he needed the one that I had picked up mistakenly in Warrington. So we then agreed to meet up halfway between Bolton where I was working, and Wigan where he was working, just so he could get the part that he needed.

So between us we probably travelled about 100 miles that we needn't have done if the stupid sod at Warrington had handed out the correct part in the first place.

Now, you may say this sort of thing shouldn't happen because the parts should have our names on them. This is true if they've been ordered overnight but if we are asked to go to a different depot to pick them, up they will have the dispatcher's name on them as was the case today. It's only when we collect them that we we access our own database to log the part as "collected."

What fun!

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:42 ]
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I have been woken up by a really loud hooting owl.

Of course it stopped as soon as I tried to record it!

Author:  Mimi [ Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:53 ]
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We have two or three large owls that keep us awake every night, but I love them. Darwin and I were trying to spot them last night as it happens, but it was too dark. I missed the owls from our old place when we moved, so I’m glad these ones ‘moved in’ a few weeks later.

Less impressed (but still amused) by these chatty bois though:

https://twitter.com/MimiCodd/status/1439887661154635776



Author:  Warhead [ Fri Sep 24, 2021 14:14 ]
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It's a pity the weather's not better today as I'm lunching just outside Stainland and there are great views both to the left and right.

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Author:  JBR [ Fri Sep 24, 2021 15:37 ]
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I'm in Waldringfield, Suffolk, and it is glorious (pint and dog not pictured).

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Author:  Warhead [ Tue Sep 28, 2021 20:08 ]
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Today's working environment. Tap photo for full effect.
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Author:  Mimi [ Tue Sep 28, 2021 20:20 ]
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I don’t believe you. That’s clearly a photo of where Murray Walker tried to punch his way out of a bathroom.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Sep 28, 2021 20:21 ]
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Only if he was in M&S Gemini in Warrington.

Author:  Mimi [ Tue Sep 28, 2021 20:24 ]
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It looks very cosy in there.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Sep 28, 2021 20:27 ]
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There's a lot of black mold and water stains.. Ideal for a comms room.

Author:  DavPaz [ Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:01 ]
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White Rabbits

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:03 ]
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<plays green day song>

Author:  Kern [ Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:15 ]
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< was going to say Seth Lakeman but he sang about a white hare >

Author:  Malc [ Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:28 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
<plays green day song>


That was the first song I heard this morning!

Author:  Warhead [ Sat Oct 02, 2021 14:52 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
White Rabbits

No, only black mold and water stains.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Sat Oct 02, 2021 20:48 ]
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Having owned a ps4 for a several years I fired up PlayRoom for the first time with the kids. How good is that? Properly magical 30 minutes right there.

Author:  Warhead [ Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:19 ]
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Belated Happy Birthday, Grim.

Author:  Mr Dave [ Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:52 ]
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Warhead wrote:
Belated Happy Birthday, Grim.

Pssh, there's an entire thread for that...

Author:  Warhead [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 13:18 ]
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Mr Dave wrote:
Warhead wrote:
Belated Happy Birthday, Grim.

Pssh, there's an entire thread for that...

Are we anywhere near reaching a thread capacity limit thingy?

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 14:19 ]
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Yeah, we've got six more.

Author:  Cras [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 14:19 ]
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Seven if a couple of them don't go past one page

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 15:05 ]
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Is there an end of game boss?

Author:  Mr Dave [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 15:36 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Yeah, we've got six more.

I'd best get reserving them for Grim... Day 2022, belated Grim... Day 2022, Grim... Day 2023 etc etc then.

We're screwed in 2025

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 15:45 ]
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Are you suggesting we kill Grim..?

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 16:36 ]
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Better get started as it’ll take three attempts.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Oct 07, 2021 17:44 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Are you suggesting we kill Grim..?

I'm doing my best.

Author:  Kern [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:28 ]
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Happy MaliA Day everyone!

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:18 ]
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Where’s his dedicated thread, though?

Happy Birthday, MaliA. I hope you’re celebrating, Mali-style.

Author:  Jem [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:25 ]
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Happy birthday MaliA - hope you've got something great planned :D

Author:  DavPaz [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:25 ]
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Happy Birthday! Penn-bloodh Lowen!

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:39 ]
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Thank you.

MrsA and I are doing an Escape Room! And then, rather optimistically, lunch.

Author:  Warhead [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:42 ]
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Is that another room in your new outbuilding?

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:49 ]
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Mrs A is finally locking Mali into the granny flat.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 14:26 ]
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Escaped! 13 mins to spare!

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 18:51 ]
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What a great day! Thank you for the kind messages. Amongst some superb books, and slippers I got these:

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 19:30 ]
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Wow, they all
Look fabulous, Mali! Hope you had an amazing day. Is it a ‘big’ birthday or are you just very lucky?

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 08, 2021 19:39 ]
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I am very lucky.

Author:  DavPaz [ Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:53 ]
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Happy Birthday @Hoonexia !

Author:  Mr Dave [ Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:30 ]
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Surely they deserve a dedicated birthday thread.

Author:  Kern [ Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:44 ]
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I thought you got one from the Queen on your centenary.

Author:  Kern [ Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:03 ]
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Proper door-to-door service, this.


Oxford Mail: Morrell Avenue Bus will remain in house for approximately two weeks

Author:  Malc [ Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:45 ]
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Does anyone else think about the possibility of this happening when you are buying a house?

I even think about it when going past houses on T junctions. I am sure the percentages of crashes into buildings shouldn't justify my worry, but when has that ever stopped someone worrying!

I used to live roughly where the green spot is on the below map:

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I would wonder how likely it was that someone would take the corner too fast (perhaps in a police chase) and crash into the house. Strange the things the brain latches on to.

Author:  markg [ Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:02 ]
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Just make yourself a garden fence out of Armco.

Author:  Jem [ Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:05 ]
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Malc wrote:
Does anyone else think about the possibility of this happening when you are buying a house?

Yes, me, all the time. And e.g. houses by rivers and streams too. There's some gorgeous houses down the road from us in Ironbridge but there's no way I'd live there.

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