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anyone seen the comet yet? clear nights here seem to be over for now
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,803
    Morning bashi Bazouks

    Oh jeezo, it's a bit dark and dour and dreich and a wee bit depressing

    Bad tenants gone a week now but stench remains.
    This week mowslty sorting stench, a dump run, a bit of decoration (not as much as I had anticipated), some roller sessions by the looks of things, trying to keep mini clam Pinno happy as teachers strike...

    Haven't seen the comet due to cloud but I have seen Beans legging it after a pheasant - He's no chance but god loves a trier
    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooooooooooooooow...

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    Dropped Strifeys car off at the garage to sort the coolant leak. Will at least save me being a taxi service in the week. Now on the train into town for meetings and a free lunch then back to pick up the repaired snowmobile.

    Bit nippy out with my new crew cut.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,110
    In an office for a change 😳hounds have missed their long walk.

    Later is undecided but need to swop cars back with my old chap as he has taken eldests rugrats car for MOT and service
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,145
    Icy fog wobble in. Initial cold fingers warmed sufficiently for a pleasant, relatively toasty ride.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,110
    seanoconn said:

    Icy fog wobble in. Initial cold fingers warmed sufficiently for a pleasant, relatively toasty ride.

    My fingers were loverly and warm thanks to the heated steering wheel - something I wasn’t bothered about and now love
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,177
    Morning all. Gentle wobble into work, just around freezing I reckon. Walked into work to frozen pipe having burst over the wkend, arghh. Hopefully things will calm down.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,110
    Stevo_666 said:

    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...

    Bloody parts suppliers
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,486
    Zwift (which crashed). Busy busy, site meeting this afternoon followed by some last minute WFH.
    Need a few Euros for the weekend and to pull some luggage out!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,145
    Stevo_666 said:

    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...

    Took the car to garage Thursday. It will be ready Friday afternoon at the latest they said. Still not bloody ready as they’re waiting for hoses and gaskets they didn’t need to order in the first place! They’ve also dropped the sub frame and taken off the suspension which wasn’t necessary for an egr valve replacement. 🤦‍♂️
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...

    Bloody parts suppliers
    For once I don't blame Wiggle.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...

    Took the car to garage Thursday. It will be ready Friday afternoon at the latest they said. Still not bloody ready as they’re waiting for hoses and gaskets they didn’t need to order in the first place! They’ve also dropped the sub frame and taken off the suspension which wasn’t necessary for an egr valve replacement. 🤦‍♂️
    Sounds like you're being conn'd Seano ('scuse the pun).
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,145
    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Bah, garage didn't have a part for Strifeys car repair so back we go on Friday...

    Took the car to garage Thursday. It will be ready Friday afternoon at the latest they said. Still not bloody ready as they’re waiting for hoses and gaskets they didn’t need to order in the first place! They’ve also dropped the sub frame and taken off the suspension which wasn’t necessary for an egr valve replacement. 🤦‍♂️
    Sounds like you're being conn'd Seano ('scuse the pun).
    Still a couple of hundred cheaper than other garages who wouldn’t let me supply my own tlw1 part…. atm
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,803
    edited 23 January
    What a silly place to put the EGR valve.

    Local farmer boy with a 14 plate black Nissan pick up truck had loads of bother with it so let it go cheap.
    Turned out it was a blocked EGR valve which the purchaser chucked in a bucket if diesel for 48 hrs, dried it off, fitted it and off it went like new.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,486
    Funnily enough (but not at the time) I had a black nissan pick up and the EGR decided to collapse on the motorway on the way back from Wales.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,960 Lives Here
    Forgot to say, a friend of mine has a very lovely Nixie tube clock. Unfortunately a few of the numbers have died but it truly is a thing of joy. Bought a kit and some old Russian Nixie tubes as I recall, problem is supply of spare tubes now.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,252

    Forgot to say, a friend of mine has a very lovely Nixie tube clock. Unfortunately a few of the numbers have died but it truly is a thing of joy. Bought a kit and some old Russian Nixie tubes as I recall, problem is supply of spare tubes now.

    they had such a nice glow, back in the 80s i used equipment with them

    the russians carried on manufacturing a lot of valves/related stuff for a long time, partly because a lot of their military stuff was ancient (and their semiconductor industry not advanced), but also equipment using them might survive better against nuclear emp than solid state
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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