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Ballistic

War Hero
Strong smell of smoke from outside when I went to bed last night.

BBQ wankers at it again :mad:






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Local building supplies company!!! I needed 3 lengths of decking to repair a few rotten bits, the stuff that is down (previous owner) is not the standard stuff so god knows where he got it from? Searched the internet and managed to find a company up North that sold with a pic. Sent the pic to my local building supplier (email, remember this bit) and asked if they had any? The lady in the office looked at the pic and said "no sorry we haven't got that, we only sell one type". Chatting to my neighbour (odd job man), he told me the said building supplier has my decking in.

On the way to the shop I dropped by the building supplier, looked through the fence and there must have been at last a few hundred lengths of the stuff I need? Phoned up and spoke to the lady and she said "why didn't you say you wanted standard type?", "I sent you a pic", I replied, "I never read emails", she said!!!

Anyway 3 lengths are arriving today, and after a chat to the manager now with 20% discount.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Local building supplies company!!! I needed 3 lengths of decking to repair a few rotten bits, the stuff that is down (previous owner) is not the standard stuff so god knows where he got it from? Searched the internet and managed to find a company up North that sold with a pic. Sent the pic to my local building supplier (email, remember this bit) and asked if they had any? The lady in the office looked at the pic and said "no sorry we haven't got that, we only sell one type". Chatting to my neighbour (odd job man), he told me the said building supplier has my decking in.

On the way to the shop I dropped by the building supplier, looked through the fence and there must have been at last a few hundred lengths of the stuff I need? Phoned up and spoke to the lady and she said "why didn't you say you wanted standard type?", "I sent you a pic", I replied, "I never read emails", she said!!!

Anyway 3 lengths are arriving today, and after a chat to the manager now with 20% discount.
just cannot get the staff, she related to the owner?
 
I am on assignment out in Connecticut for the next couple of years. So in addition to putting up with all the covid issues, I also have to obtain a Connecticut State drivers licence. If I were from Germany or some other random EU country I would just be able to transfer my UK one over, but no. The special relationship does not stretch that far!

First mistake was buying a second car (I have a works lease vehicle) from an out of state dealer who would go through the motions to obtain my plates (you have to get your own plates for the car) and away I would go. Nope, too easy that. The licence people hung onto the application for months, then as the offices started to open up said I needed to collect them personally post presentation of the paperwork. But I can only get the plates with a Connecticut licence! I cannot get a learners test until October so am not able to register the car so its going to sit outside my accommodation until then,. The kicker is that they then told me I could always just carry on driving my lease car until then as the international licence is fine for that. How backward is that?

I wish they would visit the UK and see how easy it is to get a car and have it registered. Over here it is paperwork, inefficiency for the sake of keeping a jobsworth in a job. Its not like passing a driving test means anything over here. Half of them havent got a bloody clue how to drive safely.

Rant over, over.
 
Covid testing!!!

Wife and young un woke yesterday with a hacking cough, wife feels ok (ish) today and after a chat with the doc the young un has a throat infection. Spoke to the school and they said she has to have a CV-19 test to return to school.

Tried all morning to get one, two test centres within 20 miles (Peterborough and Cambridge), they only one available was in Coventry (over 120 mile round trip), but we can only get one in about two weeks!!!

Looks like home schooling again then until somebody sorts this mess out.

Just getting used to being kid free forb a few hours :)
 

Sumo

War Hero
Covid testing!!!

Wife and young un woke yesterday with a hacking cough, wife feels ok (ish) today and after a chat with the doc the young un has a throat infection. Spoke to the school and they said she has to have a CV-19 test to return to school.

Tried all morning to get one, two test centres within 20 miles (Peterborough and Cambridge), they only one available was in Coventry (over 120 mile round trip), but we can only get one in about two weeks!!!

Looks like home schooling again then until somebody sorts this mess out.

Just getting used to being kid free forb a few hours :)
Local in Guzz told no tests for miles, he drove to local test center and was seen straight away? computer not know what it doing?
 

huwshpis

War Hero
Was thinking of moving home to be nearer No1 Stepson. Found a place in Burnham-on-Sea (Som) - nearest railway station - Llantwit Major on the other side of the Bristol Channel! I didn't fancy a long swim (14 miles) both before and after a full day in court, I'm nowhere near as fit as a racing snake. Another computer with inadequate programming.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Was thinking of moving home to be nearer No1 Stepson. Found a place in Burnham-on-Sea (Som) - nearest railway station - Llantwit Major on the other side of the Bristol Channel! I didn't fancy a long swim (14 miles) both before and after a full day in court, I'm nowhere near as fit as a racing snake. Another computer with inadequate programming.
There is a station, you can even leave your push bike there :)

 
Local in Guzz told no tests for miles, he drove to local test center and was seen straight away? computer not know what it doing?


Managed to get a get a test from a mate who works at a Nursing Home, he booked us one of theirs. Came back negative on Friday so she is back into school this morning.

Now I have got her cold!! However its CV-20+ aka Man Flu :(
 

slim

War Hero
Managed to get a get a test from a mate who works at a Nursing Home, he booked us one of theirs. Came back negative on Friday so she is back into school this morning.

Now I have got her cold!! However its CV-20+ aka Man Flu :(
As Wafus we are very lucky
Those fishead sods always said that Wafus were too slow to catch a cold. So we have very little chance of catching Covid :)
 
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