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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    Walk/run and then catch up on work missed yesterday. Later is undecided
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,936
    Morning, a bit brighter this morning, dog walked , bike ride followed by some work
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Morning workers. Off shift, so will be DIY and riding, plus usual OH Covid avoidance taxi duties.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Morning, chilly walk with woof this morning some early morning mist sure sign its cooler, that and it was cooler remembered no shorts today which was a good move but now Friday looks like it'll be a random barmy hot day, urgh.

    Anyway work beckons so suppose I should do something, but first, coffee.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    'ning
    Contemplated a ride this morning but CBA and feeling tired before I've started.
    Day off so will so some outside things while the car is getting fixed.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    Will definitely ride again today. Just like Destry or Herbie, depending on your age.
    Wind has dropped a bit but Met office man is still lying with his 15° current temp I think.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Mostly dragging out the fitting of skirting boards.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,568
    In my favourite Eye Hospital awaiting the next poke in the eye, high 20s in the injection count now. Season ticket renewed, again.

    Warm and sunny here, Oxford v quiet for a July day, but still some eye candy about to brighten the mood.

    To be followed by enforced inactivity, means I will need to be working on Friday, that hottest day yet forecast. Oh well, life innit.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    There's only one thing worse than skirting boards and that's painting them.
    Pre-primed MDF? Don't bother. You may as well start from scratch.

    Today will be mowstly grass cutting and a run around, taxi duties and then finally back to completing the GTR build. Except...the left lever is misbehaving.

    Internal cable routing wasn't hard. What's the fuss?
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    New bike gloves have arrived today, first time they've come with an instruction manual which includes:
    Do not expose to direct sunlight
    Maximum number of washes 3

    :|
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Pinno I agree with the painting thing, I pass it over to a painter. Orraloon good luck with the eye clinic, luckily not had to go for a long while myself. Wonder what happens if thistle washes his new shiny gloves more than 3 times or exposes them to sunlight, self destruct or possibly multiply like gizmo on gremlins.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    What if he gets them wet 4 times?
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    pinno said:

    There's only one thing worse than skirting boards and that's painting them.
    Pre-primed MDF? Don't bother. You may as well start from scratch.

    Today will be mowstly grass cutting and a run around, taxi duties and then finally back to completing the GTR build. Except...the left lever is misbehaving.

    Internal cable routing wasn't hard. What's the fuss?

    I did the whole downstairs plus bedrooms with really tall timber skirting a few years back. Looked great once all painted but now it has slowly warped and has more gaps than madonna's teeth. I'm using preprimed MDF and as it's only upstairs hallway have only low wattage bulbs so no one will see the shoddy paintwork.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    pinno said:

    There's only one thing worse than skirting boards and that's painting them.
    Pre-primed MDF? Don't bother. You may as well start from scratch.

    Today will be mowstly grass cutting and a run around, taxi duties and then finally back to completing the GTR build. Except...the left lever is misbehaving.

    Internal cable routing wasn't hard. What's the fuss?

    Who uses MDF for skirting! Heathens! I redid the hallway with some nice bullnose softwood, light stain and double coat of poly all happy.

    Did you use the magnet trick for the cables?

    Thistle, what the hell are those gloves? Reminds me of some Northwave ones I got were bright orange, lasted about a day before going to a naff faded orange.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    What if he gets them wet 4 times?

    It's OK, they're not made of carbon.

    Busy morning, just heat in up some shepherd pie. Have to stick to bloody soft-ish foods while my tooth implants bed in, hey ho. At least they don't hurt.

    Got the decorators in repainting juniors room after months of whining about how its not suitable for her now she's 'grown up'. Just before she pushes off to uni...
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,013
    WTAF was I thinking? (Stupidly) agreed to help out former client with assistance for a couple months since the travel restrictions mean they can't fly bodies in and out to do the job as usual.

    Back out of retirement for 2 months then. Day one and already I am reminded of about 4562 reasons why I decided to retire!

    It will be good spending money for something, dunno what yet.

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    WTAF was I thinking? (Stupidly) agreed to help out former client with assistance for a couple months since the travel restrictions mean they can't fly bodies in and out to do the job as usual.

    Back out of retirement for 2 months then. Day one and already I am reminded of about 4562 reasons why I decided to retire!

    It will be good spending money for something, dunno what yet.

    Oops. Not that unusual though, I've seen a few people 'retire' and then do a U-turn. Usually when they have an OH at home who isn't working.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,013
    Stevo_666 said:

    WTAF was I thinking? (Stupidly) agreed to help out former client with assistance for a couple months since the travel restrictions mean they can't fly bodies in and out to do the job as usual.

    Back out of retirement for 2 months then. Day one and already I am reminded of about 4562 reasons why I decided to retire!

    It will be good spending money for something, dunno what yet.

    Oops. Not that unusual though, I've seen a few people 'retire' and then do a U-turn. Usually when they have an OH at home who isn't working.
    I've turned down a fair few other offers to go back to work, because I am *really liking* the whole retirement gig tbh. Busy enough with stuff to do, riding bikes more than I have in years, lost 6 kg, sleep better, and despite the current financial clusterfuck I am actually in a better position than I was when I quit.

    This is simply repaying a favour - former client looked after me on a big project, and needed some qualified help in a hurry.

    OH has been retired for 13 years.

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Stevo_666 said:

    WTAF was I thinking? (Stupidly) agreed to help out former client with assistance for a couple months since the travel restrictions mean they can't fly bodies in and out to do the job as usual.

    Back out of retirement for 2 months then. Day one and already I am reminded of about 4562 reasons why I decided to retire!

    It will be good spending money for something, dunno what yet.

    Oops. Not that unusual though, I've seen a few people 'retire' and then do a U-turn. Usually when they have an OH at home who isn't working.
    I've turned down a fair few other offers to go back to work, because I am *really liking* the whole retirement gig tbh. Busy enough with stuff to do, riding bikes more than I have in years, lost 6 kg, sleep better, and despite the current financial clusterfuck I am actually in a better position than I was when I quit.

    This is simply repaying a favour - former client looked after me on a big project, and needed some qualified help in a hurry.

    OH has been retired for 13 years.

    Fair enough WS. Even if it is a [email protected] assignment, it's only 2 months.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,013
    Stevo_666 said:



    Fair enough WS. Even if it is a [email protected] assignment, it's only 2 months.

    Yep, and quite lucrative too. :)
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    step83 said:

    Thistle, what the hell are those gloves? Reminds me of some Northwave ones I got were bright orange, lasted about a day before going to a naff faded orange.

    These: https://www.scott-sports.com/gb/en/product/scott-rc-premium-itd-lf-glove (don't worry, didn't pay anything near that price for them).
    Stevo_666 said:


    It's OK, they're not made of carbon.

    You jest, however:

    This unique fabric is made of knit carbon yarns


  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Stevo_666 said:



    Fair enough WS. Even if it is a [email protected] assignment, it's only 2 months.

    Yep, and quite lucrative too. :)
    So it was only because you were repaying a favour? ;)
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    step83 said:

    Thistle, what the hell are those gloves? Reminds me of some Northwave ones I got were bright orange, lasted about a day before going to a naff faded orange.

    These: https://www.scott-sports.com/gb/en/product/scott-rc-premium-itd-lf-glove (don't worry, didn't pay anything near that price for them).
    Stevo_666 said:


    It's OK, they're not made of carbon.

    You jest, however:

    This unique fabric is made of knit carbon yarns


    Looks like you're screwed then Thistle...
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Thistle, what the hell are those gloves? Reminds me of some Northwave ones I got were bright orange, lasted about a day before going to a naff faded orange.

    These: https://www.scott-sports.com/gb/en/product/scott-rc-premium-itd-lf-glove (don't worry, didn't pay anything near that price for them).
    Stevo_666 said:


    It's OK, they're not made of carbon.

    You jest, however:

    This unique fabric is made of knit carbon yarns


    Looks like you're screwed then Thistle...
    Ffs, Everyone knows steel rides better than carbon. Should have got his mum to knit some from wire-wool.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Another glorious day of serious lounging, just finished a book and might start another one. Need to make a statement to legal types pursuing my claim as driver is being an aris' about it. Just means more delays I hope.
    Happy birthday for yesterday Step, sorry to hear about working Spinner.TLW, good luck with the family stuff.
    Time for a beer I think...
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Finally managed to drag mrs DHL out of IKEA. Its the endless drudgery of staring at tat that grinds you down. a sea of bland in beigetopia.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    DHL did you manage to get away with your bank balance intact. Had an unexpected unwelcome surprise doing DIY with eldest today. Found a large wasp,s nest under my workshop roof. Suitably dispatched before OH got home and freaked out.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    oxoman said:

    DHL did you manage to get away with your bank balance intact. Had an unexpected unwelcome surprise doing DIY with eldest today. Found a large wasp,s nest under my workshop roof. Suitably dispatched before OH got home and freaked out.

    Bank balance safe. Just some plastic storage boxes and some curtain track. Lucky with wasps nest but you could have used it as a trap of some sort.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    70 miles for storage boxes?

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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642

    70 miles for storage boxes?

    Maybe they were really good boxes.

    Gloves have had 5 minutes of direct sunlight (it clouded over as soon as I went out) and have been washed and no glitch in the space time continuum has occurred.

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