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start of day comestibles, followed by too many webexes and meetings

cramming them into one day prevents overruns eating into quality time and avoids spoiling other days
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,931
    Morning, mild and misty, bike needs a good clean and lub after yesterday’s ride, best get the decorations down as well
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Morning. Tad cool again with white stuff on screen requiring scraping off. Steady day on bike today once family dispatched and mutt walked. Maybe still do night ride as well. Sadly work tomorrow. :s:'(
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    WFH but unfortunately so is the wife, so I’ve had to cancel the hookers and blow.

    Later is parents evening
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    TLW, surely you just invite the OH and your sorted.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    edited December 2019
    oxoman said:

    TLW, surely you just invite the OH and your sorted.

    He wouldn't have to pay her either, so win-win.

    Similarly busy day with lots of call and meetings, but it keeps Friday pretty clear.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,215
    very scenic red dawn from gmc towers, rising sun shining up under the low cloud, misty over hyde park, crystal palace transmitter in the distance

    time for another coffee
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Morning, no sign of dawn here just thick fog. Made some mince pies last night with some highly flammable sweet mince.
    Another day playing webex wheel of doom then home.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Dawn? It's dull here. Full headlights to school job. Bring back High pressure, sunshine and frosts. I blame Brexit.
    TLW: 'Scraping' bwahahaha... Boil half a kettle, fill it up with cold water and pour. If you are worried this may crack your glass, then I have done this for years, I have also done this recently to Porker #2 when the garage was inaccessible and never once had a problem.

    Today will be meeting no.6 with architect, enduring xmas Carol's at school and generally stuffing my face with a few sacrificial mince pies.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Morning, more budgets and slavery. Group video call after 5pm which means I will be working late as I have all week but I won't actually get anything done. The only glimmer of joy I have had this week is booking flights for the honeymoon in April, the OH seems quite excited. Oh and my colleague finding a condom full of gone off milk in his top drawer, that has high quality amusement
  • Desk jockey today, might purchase more twinkly lights on the way home.

    Anyone got any recommends on an outdoor waterproof timer that'll fit in to a covered outdoor socket? It's RCD protected at source so that's covered, I just can't be bothered going out to switch lights on in the morning and at night.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Fairly quiet day. Picked up a small fortune's worth of light fittings for the renovated rooms downstairs, sparky turns up tomorrow hopefully. Birthday lunch of a toasted sandwich and coffee. Pizza for dinner.

    Still blowing a strong breeze to a gale here, not stopped in weeks
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088

    Birthday lunch of a toasted sandwich and coffee. Pizza for dinner.

    Happy birthday! Assuming it's yours of course. Surely you'll crack open a nice bottle to accompany the pizza?
  • hopkinb said:

    Birthday lunch of a toasted sandwich and coffee. Pizza for dinner.

    Happy birthday! Assuming it's yours of course. Surely you'll crack open a nice bottle to accompany the pizza?
    Thank you, yep me, one step closer to decrepitude...

    We had friends over a couple nights ago which was a few wines too many. Simple stuff today, just a cheeky little shiraz or 3.

    Got given a bottle of this today
    Really luscious whisky

    Well worth a try, even if it might be deemed heresy in the UK!
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    haydenm said:

    Morning, more budgets and slavery. Group video call after 5pm which means I will be working late as I have all week but I won't actually get anything done. The only glimmer of joy I have had this week is booking flights for the honeymoon in April, the OH seems quite excited. Oh and my colleague finding a condom full of gone off milk in his top drawer, that has high quality amusement

    Are you sure it was milk?
    Trick noted for including in the ongoing escape plan.

    We have a rule here that came from the dude at the the top that meetings can't be scheduled to start less than 30 mins before home time. It's regularly ignored though :/
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    edited December 2019

    haydenm said:

    Morning, more budgets and slavery. Group video call after 5pm which means I will be working late as I have all week but I won't actually get anything done. The only glimmer of joy I have had this week is booking flights for the honeymoon in April, the OH seems quite excited. Oh and my colleague finding a condom full of gone off milk in his top drawer, that has high quality amusement

    Are you sure it was milk? :/
    I have insider information that it was indeed milk. It was also stretched over his water bottle, with the tip full of milk. The time condoms were involved in pranks he was driving about for 2 weeks with one stretched over his towbar



    EDIT: It absolutely couldn't have been me as I was in a Pizza Express in Woking that day, and I don't lactate due to a rare medical condition I got whilst fighting in the Falklands. I also went to see the world famous 123m tall spire of Salisbury Cathedral.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226


    Thank you, yep me, one step closer to decrepitude...

    'Step closer'?!

    HB WS nonetheless.

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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    pinno said:

    Dawn? It's dull here. Full headlights to school job. Bring back High pressure, sunshine and frosts. I blame Brexit.
    TLW: 'Scraping' bwahahaha... Boil half a kettle, fill it up with cold water and pour. If you are worried this may crack your glass, then I have done this for years, I have also done this recently to Porker #2 when the garage was inaccessible and never once had a problem.

    Today will be meeting no.6 with architect, enduring xmas Carol's at school and generally stuffing my face with a few sacrificial mince pies.

    Laters.

    it wont crack your glass instantly, but it will cause thermal shock in the glass because the water temp is vastly different to the frozen windscreen, and it then becomes prone to cracking more likely over time, so you might find the stone that hits the windscreen cracks it,instead of chipping it slightly.

    Its just like that glass I put in the washing up bowl and the bottom just cracked off it and fell off,and Ive seen it happen loads of times in pubs too because of dishwasher temps the glasses look totally fine, and then get knocked slightly and they just fall apart.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    awavey said:

    pinno said:

    Dawn? It's dull here. Full headlights to school job. Bring back High pressure, sunshine and frosts. I blame Brexit.
    TLW: 'Scraping' bwahahaha... Boil half a kettle, fill it up with cold water and pour. If you are worried this may crack your glass, then I have done this for years, I have also done this recently to Porker #2 when the garage was inaccessible and never once had a problem.

    Today will be meeting no.6 with architect, enduring xmas Carol's at school and generally stuffing my face with a few sacrificial mince pies.

    Laters.

    it wont crack your glass instantly, but it will cause thermal shock in the glass because the water temp is vastly different to the frozen windscreen, and it then becomes prone to cracking more likely over time, so you might find the stone that hits the windscreen cracks it,instead of chipping it slightly.

    Its just like that glass I put in the washing up bowl and the bottom just cracked off it and fell off,and Ive seen it happen loads of times in pubs too because of dishwasher temps the glasses look totally fine, and then get knocked slightly and they just fall apart.
    Windscreen glass is highly tempered. If you have boil half a kettle and fill it, the temp is max 50 deg c.
    Max in the -ve? Say, -5... that's a difference of 55 deg.

    Dishwasher temp - I worked in bars and in catering, seen it too, 70 deg + on untempered glass to cold water.

    You would therefore have to prove your theory sir.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno said:

    awavey said:



    Awavey wrote stuff...

    Windscreen glass is highly tempered. If you have boil half a kettle and fill it, the temp is max 50 deg c.
    Max in the -ve? Say, -5... that's a difference of 55 deg.

    Dishwasher temp - I worked in bars and in catering, seen it too, 70 deg + on untempered glass to cold water.

    You would therefore have to prove your theory sir.

    Or possibly Madam might be more appropriate?
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,550
    Ker-ching.

    Unlike Pinno to be blinkered. 😊
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    pinno said:

    awavey said:

    pinno said:

    Dawn? It's dull here. Full headlights to school job. Bring back High pressure, sunshine and frosts. I blame Brexit.
    TLW: 'Scraping' bwahahaha... Boil half a kettle, fill it up with cold water and pour. If you are worried this may crack your glass, then I have done this for years, I have also done this recently to Porker #2 when the garage was inaccessible and never once had a problem.

    Today will be meeting no.6 with architect, enduring xmas Carol's at school and generally stuffing my face with a few sacrificial mince pies.

    Laters.

    it wont crack your glass instantly, but it will cause thermal shock in the glass because the water temp is vastly different to the frozen windscreen, and it then becomes prone to cracking more likely over time, so you might find the stone that hits the windscreen cracks it,instead of chipping it slightly.

    Its just like that glass I put in the washing up bowl and the bottom just cracked off it and fell off,and Ive seen it happen loads of times in pubs too because of dishwasher temps the glasses look totally fine, and then get knocked slightly and they just fall apart.
    Windscreen glass is highly tempered. If you have boil half a kettle and fill it, the temp is max 50 deg c.
    Max in the -ve? Say, -5... that's a difference of 55 deg.

    Dishwasher temp - I worked in bars and in catering, seen it too, 70 deg + on untempered glass to cold water.

    You would therefore have to prove your theory sir.
    sir ? swearbox, regardless I cant prove my theory,all I can say is I will never put boiling water on a car windscreen when its freezing to clear it
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Cold water from the tap should clear it, what with that being at least 10 degrees above freezing. I dunno, I don't need a car in the morning, and the one I do have has a heated front windscreen, which is excellent.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    edited December 2019
    awavey said:

    pinno said:

    awavey said:

    pinno said:

    Dawn? It's dull here. Full headlights to school job. Bring back High pressure, sunshine and frosts. I blame Brexit.
    TLW: 'Scraping' bwahahaha... Boil half a kettle, fill it up with cold water and pour. If you are worried this may crack your glass, then I have done this for years, I have also done this recently to Porker #2 when the garage was inaccessible and never once had a problem.

    Today will be meeting no.6 with architect, enduring xmas Carol's at school and generally stuffing my face with a few sacrificial mince pies.

    Laters.

    it wont crack your glass instantly, but it will cause thermal shock in the glass because the water temp is vastly different to the frozen windscreen, and it then becomes prone to cracking more likely over time, so you might find the stone that hits the windscreen cracks it,instead of chipping it slightly.

    Its just like that glass I put in the washing up bowl and the bottom just cracked off it and fell off,and Ive seen it happen loads of times in pubs too because of dishwasher temps the glasses look totally fine, and then get knocked slightly and they just fall apart.
    Windscreen glass is highly tempered. If you have boil half a kettle and fill it, the temp is max 50 deg c.
    Max in the -ve? Say, -5... that's a difference of 55 deg.

    Dishwasher temp - I worked in bars and in catering, seen it too, 70 deg + on untempered glass to cold water.

    You would therefore have to prove your theory sir.
    sir ? swearbox, regardless I cant prove my theory,all I can say is I will never put boiling water on a car windscreen when its freezing to clear it
    But but but (madam*), I boil HALF a kettle and then fill it up with cold water... So I don't put BOILING water on it.

    Jeezo...

    *Yes, i'm aware of that WS.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Either way if a slight flaw, chip in screen and its frozen if you put hot water on it can cause a thermal shock. Thus causing cracks. Either heated screens or de-icer at the answer.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    Decent ice scraper is also quite handy...
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    Stevo advocating manual labour is quite correct, I’ve never poured water onto a windscreen. Or does he mean a man to do the scraping for him?
    Saying that I do like the heated screen on the Frod, scraping the inside of the screen on the Mini is not so good. No scraping on the treader thankfully.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019

    Stevo advocating manual labour is quite correct, I’ve never poured water onto a windscreen. Or does he mean a man to do the scraping for him?
    Saying that I do like the heated screen on the Frod, scraping the inside of the screen on the Mini is not so good. No scraping on the treader thankfully.

    It's sufficiently non-technical for me :)

    I even did Stropteens' windscreen the other week.
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    Shame it's a bit awkward to keep your car in the living room to stop it freezing up, like bikes :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    edited December 2019
    Whatevs...
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