tuesday giving a warm welcome with thermite

'ning

ride, cafe, smidge of wfh, get retinas checked, things will be blurred for a while
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,863
    Work stuff and no ale - been a while so will be a shock to the system
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481
    edited August 2021
    Quiet in here isn’t it.

    Busy morning back in the treadmill. Headed off to view a house later on in the afternoon, looks promising but you never know till you see it...bloody estate agents pics.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    Cool Northerly today. A kg of thermite just might do the trick except it would be temporary.
    Must get prepped for welder bloke to start Porker #1 job. Wahey, some movement.

    Now to try and locate parcel from Germany.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    Stevo_666 said:

    Quiet in here isn’t it.

    That's 'cos the MF's are away doing mischief elsewhere on behalf of her majesty's gumment MOD.
    AT OUR EXPENSE. ffs.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    "...jingle jangle... as soon as a customer service becomes available... jingle jangle... sorry for the delay but all our lines our busy at the moment but we'll put you through as soon as someone becomes available... jingle jangle... sorry for the ..."

    I bet you they'll give me another number to call once I do actually get to one of these top notch customer services advisor.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,535
    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    last dhl one i had (from germany) was delivered without any delay or customs charges

    if dhl is the importing agent it'll be handling any payment etc., you'll get either an email with a payment link or a letter, won't onward ship until paid

    if online tracking isn't helpful, you can try calling, but it probably won't shed much light on things

    progress also depends on how good the seller was with the documentation
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,014
    Looking after the grandkids today as MrsHD is having a VO2 max tests to help one her mates out for uni stuff.
    Off to the park soon so will probably get ice cream.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,014
    Oh and the ten minutes I nipped out the ups man tried to deliver my replacement garmin, now I need to pick it up from some scroaty off-licence.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331

    Oh and the ten minutes I nipped out the ups man tried to deliver my replacement garmin, now I need to pick it up from some scroaty off-licence.

    Buy some Concorde or MD20/20 whilst you are there.
    Win win.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    last dhl one i had (from germany) was delivered without any delay or customs charges

    if dhl is the importing agent it'll be handling any payment etc., you'll get either an email with a payment link or a letter, won't onward ship until paid

    if online tracking isn't helpful, you can try calling, but it probably won't shed much light on things

    progress also depends on how good the seller was with the documentation
    Ta muchly.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,147
    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,863
    thistle_ said:

    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays

    Joking aside, have a COVID plan if you catch it whilst away. We had zero food and drink in, we now have a full freezer just in case (normally don’t use the freezer)
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,401
    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays

    Joking aside, have a COVID plan if you catch it whilst away. We had zero food and drink in, we now have a full freezer just in case (freezer normally full of escort torsos and limbs)
    FTFY
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    Morning folks, not so traditional slow start was enjoyed as I have the day off. I'm not working again until September. Shame that's tomorrow.
    I had a consignment of 150 carb balancers shipped from Germany by DHL, then parcelfarce took over in the UK. One box was delivered fine, the other said the address was wrong. Contacted them by email to be told only the sender can change the delivery address. I pointed out that it's the same address I was merely clarifying, also how do 2 parcels on the same invoice get split in such a way that 1 can be delivered and the other not? Only the sender can change...
    Contacted the sender, they contacted DHL. Turned out having told me they wouldn't take my instructions, they had. The parcel had been delivered an hour previously. But weeks after the first. Utterly shambolic.
    Anyway, had some good news from the old dear, she found my dad's watch that had been lost, thought stolen. A Jaeger le Coultre alarm watch from about 1970.


  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481
    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    The times I've imported stuff, the DHL tracking usually gives a decent summary of where the package is. I have had a couple of times where they delivered it then sent the bill - maybe they could see I had paid promptly in the past?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    The times I've imported stuff, the DHL tracking usually gives a decent summary of where the package is. I have had a couple of times where they delivered it then sent the bill - maybe they could see I had paid promptly in the past?
    😁 DHL were fine, unfortunately in the UK mine went to parcelfarce, Piña could have a similar issue if it's not because they know him.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    The times I've imported stuff, the DHL tracking usually gives a decent summary of where the package is. I have had a couple of times where they delivered it then sent the bill - maybe they could see I had paid promptly in the past?
    😁 DHL were fine, unfortunately in the UK mine went to parcelfarce, Piña could have a similar issue if it's not because they know him.
    I'm praying it wasn't handed over to parcel farce.
    I've had items from the US and paid the local sorting office the duty.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481


    Anyway, had some good news from the old dear, she found my dad's watch that had been lost, thought stolen. A Jaeger le Coultre alarm watch from about 1970.


    Good news V. Given the make, you might want to put it somewhere safe. Here's a similar one on Fleabay:
    https://ebay.co.uk/itm/112476571103
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,147

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    @sungod

    What's the craic SG?. Parcel sent by DHL. Tracking number doesn't give much info. I want to see if it's in the customs queue - who do I contact as I it will be Royal Snail I pay if I pay?

    The times I've imported stuff, the DHL tracking usually gives a decent summary of where the package is. I have had a couple of times where they delivered it then sent the bill - maybe they could see I had paid promptly in the past?
    😁 DHL were fine, unfortunately in the UK mine went to parcelfarce, Piña could have a similar issue if it's not because they know him.
    Last time I used them they managed to mess it up and it was UK to UK. Would have been quicker and cheaper to drive the parcels to the destinations myself.

    (4 identical parcels sent next day to the same address, took 5 days including a weekend, tracking showed that they all took different routes).
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,147
    seanoconn said:

    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays

    Joking aside, have a COVID plan if you catch it whilst away. We had zero food and drink in, we now have a full freezer just in case (freezer normally full of escort torsos and limbs)
    FTFY
    Don't you need them intact so you can defrost when required?
    Just don't refreeze after defrosting.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,147
    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays

    Joking aside, have a COVID plan if you catch it whilst away. We had zero food and drink in, we now have a full freezer just in case (normally don’t use the freezer)
    Freezer's usually well stocked with food but I don't normally keep escorts in storage at home so might have to sort out a plan for that.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481
    johngti said:

    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.

    John, PM me if you you want a few of Stevo's top tips (bit like Viz top tips but less sensible) on where to start with watch collecting. Hayden has a few as well but I haven't seen him on here for a good while.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,863
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    'Ning

    WFW
    Enter 2 up
    Yoga

    Need to plan holidays

    Joking aside, have a COVID plan if you catch it whilst away. We had zero food and drink in, we now have a full freezer just in case (normally don’t use the freezer)
    Freezer's usually well stocked with food but I don't normally keep escorts in storage at home so might have to sort out a plan for that.
    Don’t forget the blow too
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Stevo_666 said:

    johngti said:

    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.

    John, PM me if you you want a few of Stevo's top tips (bit like Viz top tips but less sensible) on where to start with watch collecting. Hayden has a few as well but I haven't seen him on here for a good while.
    Cheers Steve. Pens are easier I suspect!!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481
    johngti said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    johngti said:

    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.

    John, PM me if you you want a few of Stevo's top tips (bit like Viz top tips but less sensible) on where to start with watch collecting. Hayden has a few as well but I haven't seen him on here for a good while.
    Cheers Steve. Pens are easier I suspect!!
    Probably cheaper. Now that you mention it, I have a cracking collection of Bics and HBs which I keep finding at the back of my desk drawer or down the back of my sofa :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,401
    johngti said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    johngti said:

    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.

    John, PM me if you you want a few of Stevo's top tips (bit like Viz top tips but less sensible) on where to start with watch collecting. Hayden has a few as well but I haven't seen him on here for a good while.
    Cheers Steve. Pens are easier I suspect!!
    I’ve got a load of pens you can have. Some have lids. The others have probably dried out but they’re still pretty colours.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,481
    seanoconn said:

    johngti said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    johngti said:

    Nice watch, V! I’ve always had a hankering to collect nice watches and fountain pens. Can’t quite get started though (I do have a very nice 1946 Parker vacumatic pen, though - that’s a start!).

    Nothing much here. Treated the kids to McDonald’s brekkie, been to work work for a couple of hours, just about to brush my teeth for a visit to the dentist then not sure what I’ll do for the rest of the day.

    John, PM me if you you want a few of Stevo's top tips (bit like Viz top tips but less sensible) on where to start with watch collecting. Hayden has a few as well but I haven't seen him on here for a good while.
    Cheers Steve. Pens are easier I suspect!!
    I’ve got a load of pens you can have. Some have lids. The others have probably dried out but they’re still pretty colours.
    Where's Arran when you need him? He had an ace collection of crayons.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    edited August 2021
    Oh you lot!! The 1946 Parker is getting pretty valuable now, writes beautifully and Mrs GTi bought me a very nice Faber Castell for my 50th. Also have a Cross that’s not quite as nice but was also a present. I’ve started keeping an eye out on pen restoration sites, I quite like the idea of fiddling and repairing stuff. To the point where I’ve just restored my Parker to life - involved making a rosin-based sealant! Fun times.