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Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 29 Dec 2020, 13:21
by Pista
Maybe not mostly, but certainly been experiencing a small earthquake.
Epicentre was somewhere in Croatia & it's apparently been felt all over central Europe

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 00:38
by DJElectricDaddy
Holy cow. Quakes are not fun. Especially for those old European buildings

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 18:24
by Swinnow
Watching The Cure's Untitled documentary. We also invented 'Lol Bingo' were the participants have to guess which instrument Mr Tolhurst might almost be playing in the next scene, forfeits aplenty.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 19:37
by sultan2075
Waiting for a new range to be delivered for our kitchen... only to get a call telling me the truck broke down and we’ve got to reschedule for Monday or Tuesday.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 15:29
by OLDFART
Renewing my passport which seems like the most pointless thing ever at the moment .

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 06 Jan 2021, 17:52
by Pista
Visiting a friend over in Sopron.
Bonus. Didn't hit any animals on the way back

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 06 Jan 2021, 22:07
by Swinnow
Thinking 'which dickhead let Donald Trump escape the golf club?'

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 00:42
by EvilBastard
been watching the news coming out of DC and why these events come as a shock. Did people really think that the final throes of a Trump administration weren't going to be marked by this kind of behaviour? Was anyone truly surprised that his comments wouldn't be interpreted as a call to civil unrest and insurrection? I mean, I guess we all hoped that he'd see sense, but why we'd think that I'm not sure, given his track record.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 03:51
by EmmaPeelWannaBe
Today was the worst episode of Homeland ever. Sloppy writing. The US Capitol stormed by white supremacists? Lackadaisical police response? Ridiculous.

I’m not watching next season.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 11:29
by Quiff Boy
tbh, i'm hoping it gets cancelled soon

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 12:57
by Being645
Another night spent watching CNN ... well, that was clear... :urff: :urff: :urff: ...
The preparations for these developments started as early as about two years ago, long before the elections.
Fortunately, things didn't work fully to plan ... :urff: :urff: :urff: ... it's high time this rabble-rouser and his
companions are presented with some robust consequences for their political gambling at the cost (and
with the money and the lives) of the people who even believe in them ... :urff: :urff: :urff: ....

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 16:47
by Pista
....making some storage for keys & sunglasses &, more importantly, modifying a cat scratching board so that it doesn't freak them out when they try to use it..

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 19:14
by EvilBastard
Pista wrote:
07 Jan 2021, 16:47
....making some storage for keys & sunglasses &, more importantly, modifying a cat scratching board so that it doesn't freak them out when they try to use it..
So...where are your cats keeping their keys and sunglasses at the moment?

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 19:56
by sultan2075
dealing with identity theft (which has thankfully distracted me from events 14 blocks west of me yesterday. What a weird thing to be thankful for).

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 07 Jan 2021, 23:54
by DJElectricDaddy
Fixing a freezer, again, that went warm at the start of lockdown (imagine the lost hoarding opportunity). Couldn’t buy a new freezer back then because people apparently were hoarding them as well....

So. Fixed it once in the summer after much research on the choobs and feeling quite pleased with myself for repairing a hole in the (no so) sealed system that let all the Freon out. Wrapped the copper pipe in copper wire and flooded the area with solder. Voila leak sealed.

That was short lived as when I went to put the freezer back in the garage one of the wires on the compressor was not secure, touched the frame and shorted out the whole system blowing up the main control board

As an Xmas present I coughed up (no covid pun intended) the $150 to but a new main control board. Installed it last week and.....warm....no cool. Spent today rewatching all the research I did in the summer and refilling the system with Freon as it must have leaked again

Oh well

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 08 Feb 2021, 18:47
by Pista
...rescuing a female blackbird.
It was sitting at the door to my flats & looked a bit the worse for wear.
Ran her to the vet where she got a couple of injections & now she's in my basement with some fresh water & something to eat.
Vet reckons she just flew into something & is a bit dazed

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 08 Feb 2021, 19:28
by Swinnow
Doing battle with Talktalk because it's broadband contract renewal time.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 08:29
by Pista
Blackbird update...
This morning I went down with the intention of letting her go. Overnight, she had food and water & I had put a wicker basket over her so she didn't try to fly around the basement & bash into stuff, potentially injuring herself.
I opene the back door, then the basement door & as soon as I lifted the basket, she made a dash for it & flew straight out of the back door :D
It was nice to see, but I was a bit disappointed not to get a photo of her. She was so fast that it wasn't possible.
Hope she hooks up with her blackbird friends though. :)

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 10:11
by sam donut
Pista wrote:
09 Feb 2021, 08:29
Blackbird update...
This morning I went down with the intention of letting her go. Overnight, she had food and water & I had put a wicker basket over her so she didn't try to fly around the basement & bash into stuff, potentially injuring herself.
I opene the back door, then the basement door & as soon as I lifted the basket, she made a dash for it & flew straight out of the back door :D
It was nice to see, but I was a bit disappointed not to get a photo of her. She was so fast that it wasn't possible.
Hope she hooks up with her blackbird friends though. :)
That's great! A nice chirpy start to the day (no pun intented.. or was it?). :)

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 10:38
by Pista
She was chirping when I went into the basement. They're surprisingly loud when you get close to them.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 11:20
by OLDFART
Getting ready for a hospital appointment with the MS consultant before starting new treatment , providing the car can get out of the snow .

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 12:13
by Pista
OLDFART wrote:
09 Feb 2021, 11:20
Getting ready for a hospital appointment with the MS consultant before starting new treatment , providing the car can get out of the snow .
Drive safe & best of luck

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 09 Feb 2021, 20:13
by Swinnow
OLDFART wrote:
09 Feb 2021, 11:20
Getting ready for a hospital appointment with the MS consultant before starting new treatment , providing the car can get out of the snow .
Fingers crossed it went well.

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 10 Feb 2021, 07:13
by OLDFART
Swinnow wrote:
09 Feb 2021, 20:13
OLDFART wrote:
09 Feb 2021, 11:20
Getting ready for a hospital appointment with the MS consultant before starting new treatment , providing the car can get out of the snow .
Fingers crossed it went well.
Went fine thanks , I'm okay for starting intravenous treatment which will slow the progression of it , will have to shield for 3 months afterwards .

Re: Today I have been mostly...

Posted: 23 Feb 2021, 13:44
by Pista
Taking the car to have a new wheel bearing fitted at a mechanic who is an hour's drive from me.
Had to drive at the erse crack of dawn in thick fog. Not much fun