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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phalarope » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:54 pm

Hugs, Chris! Where are you? And for how long?
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Alan » Tue Jun 28, 2016 03:01 pm

Needed two tyres replacing on my car,a fair sized wedge of money later,its done.
Feel a bit down having payed that lot out :cry:
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 28, 2016 04:21 pm

Just discovered why my Grandmother's dresser is wobbly - looks like it was a casualty of the move - there are two supports that hold up the raised section, one of which has come away from the raised section. That's one old piece of furniture that needs to retire...

Wow are we looking at a big bill to replace it! At least the council will only charge £12 to take it away.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phalarope » Thu Jun 30, 2016 01:14 am

The last member of The Greatest Generation in my extended family passed away today (my aunt). Now it's only us Boomers left to be the OWLs (Older and Wiser Legionnaires).
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Jun 30, 2016 03:07 am

*hug* Carol.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:40 am

Sandra wrote:Just discovered why my Grandmother's dresser is wobbly - looks like it was a casualty of the move - there are two supports that hold up the raised section, one of which has come away from the raised section. That's one old piece of furniture that needs to retire...

Wow are we looking at a big bill to replace it! At least the council will only charge £12 to take it away.


Could you not glue it and screw it so it lasts a bit longer to find one you want without rushing to buy another. :?:
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Alan » Thu Jun 30, 2016 02:03 pm

Car woes.
Car runs fine for 20 or so minutes,then seems to drop onto three cylinders and have no grunt at all.
Then clears and everything is normal again,until the revs drop.
Think its either a spark plug or plug lead,was thinking it might be a partially blocked fuel filter as it runs fine at a decent amount of revs.
Can't get into check the plug leads as Volvo has screwed the cover down with star headed screws,and I have no idea where the fuel filter is (not without a Haynes manual anyway)
Most certainly not happy at the moment.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Thu Jun 30, 2016 06:07 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:
chrisboote wrote:I hate living away from home :(

That is all
Awwwww, you old softie :wink: I bet Julia and Mr Py are missing you loads too! Do you have any idea of an end date yet?

When I can find something else closer to home :(
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phazedout » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:16 pm

chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:
chrisboote wrote:I hate living away from home :(

That is all
Awwwww, you old softie :wink: I bet Julia and Mr Py are missing you loads too! Do you have any idea of an end date yet?

When I can find something else closer to home :(

are you over here chirs? i can carve a hole in my schedule and meet you at least alleviate the terribleness a bit
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Sat Jul 02, 2016 07:56 am

Thanks Alan, no I'm in Hatfield, which is a very dull little fown
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phalarope » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:39 pm

Final broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor tonight. I first began listening to him in 1981. It will always be a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, where all the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children are above average.... Farewell to the Norwegian bachelor farmers, the Krebsbachs, Dorothy's Chatterbox Cafe, the Bunsens, Father Emil, Pastor Ingqvist, Café Boeuf, and all the rest.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Darren » Sun Jul 03, 2016 05:50 pm

I hate jetlag :(

Still at least there's WiFi to surf the net at 3am...
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phazedout » Tue Jul 05, 2016 09:56 pm

ok freely admitting to first world problem here but...
home internet is off. I thereed to my phone to keep up my book of faces addiction and texted landlady.
She finally texted me back this evenign to say somebody is coming to look at the internet... on Thursday
I expanded my tethering today to include my ps3 and watched two episodes of things on netflix. total usage since junen 13th is not at seven gig, with a huge spike in the last two days.
Think i[m going tot he cinema again tomorrow evening...
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Stew d'Apples » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:45 pm

Watching United States of Hate on BBC1 is absolutely depressing me right now.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Sandra » Wed Jul 06, 2016 03:20 pm

Whos Wee Dug wrote:
Sandra wrote:Just discovered why my Grandmother's dresser is wobbly - looks like it was a casualty of the move - there are two supports that hold up the raised section, one of which has come away from the raised section. That's one old piece of furniture that needs to retire...

Wow are we looking at a big bill to replace it! At least the council will only charge £12 to take it away.


Could you not glue it and screw it so it lasts a bit longer to find one you want without rushing to buy another. :?:

It might have been possible - except that the wood was quite thin (the back was a sheet of wood less than 1/2" thick which was the only support for the raised section) and the back of the sideboard was covered in mould - possibly white rot. Seeing it was in the same room as the birds it was just another reason to replace it.

New one arrives sometime Friday, hopefully we'll have more storage space, we definitely get more room to walk past it.
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