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ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
edited January 2016 in The bottom bracket
Thursday (Here's Why I Did Not Go To Work Today)
Not a great song, but it continues my theme, and no I didn't go to work today. :D
Waiting in for roofers :( Could get expensive. :evil:
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Afternoon all, actually where is everyone? So i guess afternoon Bally would cover it!

    Working from home today, last of the cold days before the wind and rain return tonight by the looks of it.

    My shower broke today too, had to have a bath instead but at the risk of losing man points it was actually quite nice, i did stop short of adding bubbles though (soap bubbles that is, I can't promise there weren't a few bubbles at some points though!)
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,809
    Lunch disposed of. Technical issues remain,support tickets raised with the supplier, collective and a continued look of bemusement and ongoing ar5e scratching from the team..

    Tonight seems so far away......
    And God created the bicycle, so that man could use it as a means for work and to help him negotiate life's complicated journey.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,320 Lives Here
    Rather more thread title options for tomorrow Bally.
    Also working fom home, so of sourse there is rain forecast for tomorrow. I'd rather it be cold like today. Been battling my computer this morning, poxy thing. Got an appointment with the consultant for the girl this afternoon, fingers crossed there is some progress.
    My shower hasn't broken, at least I'm pretty sure it hasn't I'll confirm this later. I'm not waiting for a roofer, at least not today. The flashing botched up by the cowboys next door still needs sorting.
    Onwards and upwards...
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    Af'noon

    Work me. Bah. Biscuits finished. Bah. Now to go back and sort the genny and lots of other things and it is raining. Triple bother.

    Laters.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    wouldn't mind some biscuits to go with my tea
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,320 Lives Here
    Flâneur wrote:
    wouldn't mind some biscuits to go with my tea
    Had a large oatmeal and raisin cookie with mine, delicious.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Biscuits, x2, plain chocolate digestives, consumed with coffee.

    14g of carbs, medium GI, one hour on the rollers :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Afternoon all,

    6x Jaffa Cakes with my tea.

    Apologies for any hiccups with the forum migration. Seriously, if there are any bugs that you've noticed or further improvements please do head to "Hi" thread in Discuss the website with the team. The dev guys are listening!

    Might well have another tea...
    BikeRadar Communities Manager
  • No biscuits were harmed in the posting of this reply.

    Unfortunately.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    Careful now!
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D

    Pimping him out, Sean?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    What's the story with the gulag then? Run out of minions?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    ballysmate wrote:
    What's the story with the gulag then? Run out of minions?

    No shortage of minions.

    Aluminium has been on the slide since before the recession. At peak, we got £975 per ton. It used to go through a seasonal pattern, as sure as the sun rises: Peak late September, decline to end of November, small peak towards Christmas and up to mid Jan. Decline until Easter and a slow steady rise to late September.
    Then the Oligarch's stepped in and sold huge quantities when it peaked a little, totally depressing the market until it peaked again (a lower peak) and repeat process.
    Then the recession hit prices around the end of 2009. It has gone down for 84. consecutive months.
    Now Alu is worth £100 per ton to the average punter and £350 per ton for us.
    However, our primary income since 2011 has been Waste Cooking Oils, supplying the bio-diesel industry. We eventually supplied one outfit. We could have easily upped our prices when crude oil peaked (July 2014) but didn't as the purchaser was so reliable, no quibbles, returns or arguments.
    Bio diesel was fetching £1.15 per litre. Now with a fuel card, you can get Diesel at 92p per litre.
    Legally, duty is 27p per litre, production costs are 17p per litre and buying in costs were between 10 and 35 pence per litre - you do the maths.
    Add bio-diesel audit requirements from Customs and Excise @ £38k a pop, it has driven small scale bio-diesel producers under.
    Our purchaser as a token of loyalty, is going to buy all remaining WVO till we fold at the price we agreed, which is more than payment for our loyalty.
    WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) is now fetching only £350 per 1000 litres, after purification. We were getting £575 per 1000.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D

    Err... what's the job description, dare I ask?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    joshjevans wrote:
    Apologies for any hiccups with the forum migration. Seriously, if there are any bugs that you've noticed or further improvements please do head to "Hi" thread in Discuss the website with the team. The dev guys are listening!

    is there any chance the forum migration is responsible for my shower breaking?
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,320 Lives Here
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D

    Err... what's the job description, dare I ask?
    Making good use of the things that you find. What did you expect? At least you have experience in that area. You might be a relative of Great Uncle Bulgaria.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    Do I get my own Burrow? Do I get a furry womble missus or an inflatable?

    Are Wombles in the 'Waste management business' proper or are they just tinkers?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,071
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,071
    Long work meh day is being improved with Apple based ale

    House move is getting closer now the seller has removed some stupid clauses from the contract - so another few weeks before using the bikes looks on the cards
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,612
    Back
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D
    Back off Bulgaria. He's my minion now :twisted:
    Whippet
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    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Back
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D
    Back off Bulgaria. He's my minion now :twisted:

    :shock:
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,320 Lives Here
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    Hope you get something sorted that is to your advantage.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,071
    veronese68 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    Hope you get something sorted that is to your advantage.

    Rent boy?
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Back
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D
    Sorry to hear that P.

    You can come and work for me if you can't find anything :D
    Back off Bulgaria. He's my minion now :twisted:
    I got first dibs :P
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    This smiling malarkey is a bit suspicious, I'm thinking Pinno has a job lined up already, stay at home dad!
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,071
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    This smiling malarkey is a bit suspicious, I'm thinking Pinno has a job lined up already, stay at home dad!

    job deep frying mars bars?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,612
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Oh well, looks like the end of the tin can gulag...

    Might get a life soon :D

    :(

    No - :lol:
    This smiling malarkey is a bit suspicious, I'm thinking Pinno has a job lined up already, stay at home dad!
    Just think how much he's going to be posting on here when he hasn't got a real job :shock: :wink:
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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