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    Day 9 of isolation for me.

    First 4 days, I was working from home so was kept busy and the novelty of being able to get up 5 mins before logging in and do so in my pjís made a nice change. SkyNews on in the background listening to how the country is reacting to CoronaVirus.

    Next 3 days, spent doing the chores Iíve been putting off. Tidying, cleaning, sorting etc. Limiting the time listening to the news.

    Iíve cleaned out the cupboards, arranged the tins label forward and by colour, threw out herbs and spices from 2003, discarded 5 packets of out-of-date cup-a-soups and found a bar of Lindt 90% coco solids chocolate with one bite taken out of it.

    Iíve never been able to run so Iíve downloaded the Couch to 5k app. Going well so far. Also, bought a skipping rope to test and challenge my pelvic floor. Not going so well.

    Pushed the sofas together in the tv lounge to make a den and subscribed to Disney+. Lost my daughter in there. I think I saw her on Sunday. Even the catís moved in.

    Iím reading and doing puzzles. Have played Uno, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuits and Cards Against Humanity. No one will play me at Monopoly ever again.

    Downloaded TikTok. Tried to do the shuffle on the stars and nearly broke my neck. Too old for that shit.

    Started baking but then realised I have to eat it. Might bake cookies and take them to the local hospital. Can they accept stuff like that?

    Put a Christmas duvet on the bed and playing Michael Buble to cheer me up. Thinking about fairy lights now and Elf.

    Todayís agenda.......paint nails.

    So, Iím getting fed up.

    What are you doing?

    'Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings' - Salvador Dali 1904-1989

    I think 'odd' is a good thing. Oddness shows originality, uniqueness and a desire to be different from the masses. Oddness is, maybe, only deemed 'odd' by the majority who are considered less odd but only by their own blinkered observations and understanding. Oddness should never be criticised but be encouraged to nurture, develop individualism and to explore the mind rather than conform to expectation and 'normality'. Many of the world's greatest works of art and prose were born from those minds many considered to be 'odd'.
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    I've been kidnapped by Teams, they let me go every evening then just as I think I might be safe, the bastards come for me again in the morning.
    I think it's a ploy so we book all our holidays and say thanks for the privilege.
    I've just put on my happy playlist of all kinds of cheesy crap and it's staying on all day, meeting or no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B.T. View Post
    What are you doing?
    Still working during the week. Workload is light though, and will get lighter tomorrow when production in the factory stops, so mostly posting in here and watching Youtube videos.

    Before starting work, I'm getting up to do a mixture of Yoga, stretches and body weight exercises, and a static run (think I'm wearing out the floorboards though).

    After work, I've downloaded and am binge-watching London's Burning with the Mrs C. Great nostalgia value, although we're getting to the last couple of series now, when it clearly went a bit rubbish.

    Weekends are a different matter - without the cinema and the pub to occupy me, I've mowed the lawns, repaired a couple of warped boards on the fence and deep-cleaned the kitchen. I need to fix a light fitting in the hall, but realised I don't have the parts I need. Will find and order those online this week. The repaired fence could do with removing some green mouldy looking stuff in places and then a fresh coat of paint, so that might keep me occupied this weekend. I've also been meaning to get my old SNES out of storage for some throwback gaming, so this weekend will probably be determined by the weather.


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    I'm at work 3 or 4 days a week. Putting off starting to much as I don't want to run out of hobbies if we do go full lock down. Started doing more reading, I enjoy it but never seem to get the time to delve in, so had a few hours last night and started at the top of the pile.

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    Work. Coffee. Work. Coffee. Work. Coffee. Bier.

    Repeat.

    ĄI believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialismď

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    Fuck it, I'm phoning about that lathe today


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    Only getting a once-a-week refuse collection so Iím sorting out my recycling to see how I space save in my dustbin. Rock Ďní roll.



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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B.T. View Post
    Only getting a once-a-fortnight refuse collection so I’m sorting out my recycling to see how I space save in my dustbin. Rock ‘n’ roll.
    That's standard where I am, but they do alternate weeks. Recycling one week, general waste the next.
    They have just announced Garden Waste (normally collected with the recycling) is now once a month though. Right after I filled mine with grass cuttings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    That's standard where I am, but they do alternate weeks. Recycling one week, general waste the next.
    They have just announced Garden Waste (normally collected with the recycling) is now once a month though. Right after I filled mine with grass cuttings.
    Our garden rubbish collection has been suspended, bin's obviously full. I've got a little patch next to the shed that'll do for a compost heap so it's the good life for me.


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    Welcome to the world of the retired gentleman everybody!
    The dog walks are getting longer each day - don't tell the rozzers though!
    My defence if caught is that my wife and I are allowed 1 hour's exercise daily... that's 2 hours.
    So if the dogs' walk is less than hours and I do it on my own (welcome break from each other) it isn't a problem.
    It also isn't a problem because I seldom see another soul in the woods, despite me hiding in thickets waiting for a passer by to scare witless.
    We are fast running out of jig-saw puzzles.
    Fortunately I do love reading and have a book-case full of novels and non-fiction works (I could bore you to death with interesting facts about the Middle Ages and Elizabethan times).
    The LP and CD collections have been catalogued and returned to their respective shelves in the correct alphabetical order (Jimi Hendrix under J; Police, The under P; Cold Play in the bin).
    I have been trying to educate the Mrs in the joys of Prog Rock - played her the whole 'A Passion Play' yesterday, but she just didn't 'get it'... King Crimson and amon Dull II will have to wait until she has understood some of the more accessible stuff.
    When the weather warms up a bit I have to jet-wash the drive gates, sand them and repaint.
    Then it is the same treatment for the garage doors.
    In fact there is a lot of jet washing to do - both patios, the garden furniture, next doors cat (if it continues to crap in our flower beds).
    The greenhouse lost 14 panes of glass in the gales.
    You can't really buy 'on-line' as the carriage kills the price, and I haven't yet found an outlet that is open that can let me collect.
    Improv then... cling film?
    Then it is indoors for guitar lesson, find a new recipe to try for dinner.
    It is all so difficult to fit in what with the 40 minute nap after lunch.
    Bored?
    No way Jose!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    Fuck it, I'm phoning about that lathe today
    Will a lathe not require 3-phase electrical supply?


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    Day 8 for me.

    It feels like being back in the recession, no work, no spare money and stuck in the house. So Iíve basically done what I did then; tidied the garden, done some small maintenance jobs around the house, gone for a bike ride every other day, read more and listened to more music.
    Probably start another bicycle project next week and/or dust off the guitar, I donít play enough and have gotten a bit rusty.

    My missus has managed to set up online lessons and itís been nice hearing her up in the office laughing and talking to people, it brings some normality into the day.

    I have a cut off point with the news, by late afternoon I get fed up with hearing about it so put a radio station on that doesnít have much news updates, like Gold or Absolute. 70ís and 80ís music cheers me up at the best of times too.

    Forgot to mention, Iím on Level 207 on Solitaire as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    That's standard where I am, but they do alternate weeks. Recycling one week, general waste the next.
    They have just announced Garden Waste (normally collected with the recycling) is now once a month though. Right after I filled mine with grass cuttings.
    We have to pay for our garden bin if we want it emptying once a month, good job work has 1100 litre bins and we've a compost bin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Will a lathe not require 3-phase electrical supply?
    Only the big ones, hobby lathes are pretty much all 240v, single phase now.


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    Also, you can run a three phase from a single phase supply, you need a VFD (Variable frequency drive) though but this is not as efficient or powerful as a 3 phase supply or ar least wasn't when I last checked.


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    Photographing voles, sharpening axes. Boredom? No such thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    We have to pay for our garden bin if we want it emptying once a month, good job work has 1100 litre bins and we've a compost bin.
    Yes, I have to pay for mine too, but only in the three peak summer months (you get the rest of the year free, if you pay for those three months, bizarrely). They have suspended payments during reduced collections though.


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    We don't have a garden bin so I had to lay plastic grass.


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    Took a voluntary severance package from work to set up my own business at the end of February. Went fine at first, then all leads and opportunities dried up over night for obvious reasons! Still plenty of work I can do on setting things up, ready for some form of normality eventually!
    Bought a new house, conveyed it in 4 weeks, now moved in and got loads of stuff to do. New sofas ordered but on hold, all curtains and blinds ordered but on hold, Sky telephone, broadband and tv ordered hopefully here in 3 weeks.
    Board, I wish


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    Anyone else love those quizzes you see on Facebook where you tell a bit about yourself.
    Here’s one I’ve compiled:
    Favourite colour?
    Are you good at keeping secrets?
    What is the name of your first pet?
    Can you stay calm under pressure?
    Name of your first school?
    Have you ever broken the law?
    Favourite TV show?
    Would you consider breaking the law if the money was good?
    Last film you watched?
    What’s the longest you’ve gone without seeing your family?
    Last place you went on holiday?
    Do you own a balaclava or similar e.g. ski mask?
    Favourite sport/s?
    Do you know where Natwest is on the High St.?
    Age of first kiss?
    Do you have access to firearms?
    Name of first girlfriend/boyfriend?
    Are you free on Friday between 9 and 11am?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    Anyone else love those quizzes you see on Facebook where you tell a bit about yourself.
    Here’s one I’ve compiled:
    I'll humour you.....as my hands are sore from all the bleach and I'm procrastinating going out for a run.

    Favourite colour? Red
    Are you good at keeping secrets? Yes
    What is the name of your first pet? Fluffy
    Can you stay calm under pressure? Once I've flapped, yes, I'm calm
    Name of your first school? Brookhill Leys
    Have you ever broken the law? Nope, never
    Favourite TV show? I don't watch TV shows
    Would you consider breaking the law if the money was good? Nope, never
    Last film you watched? Lady and the Tramp
    What’s the longest you’ve gone without seeing your family? About 8 hours
    Last place you went on holiday? Turkey
    Do you own a balaclava or similar e.g. ski mask? Yes
    Favourite sport/s? Football, swimming, gym
    Do you know where Natwest is on the High St.? Yes
    Age of first kiss? 15
    Do you have access to firearms? Does a water pistol count?
    Name of first girlfriend/boyfriend? Richard.....now he's called Sarah or something
    Are you free on Friday between 9 and 11am? What day is it today?


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    I'm still working full time from home.
    Year end is year end and the books still need balancing.
    Also involved in Local Gov response to the situation.
    A lot of the budget setting I'd done in Jan/Feb is being thrown out the window tho but that's a small inconvenience given the circumstances.
    Pretty much all systems still go here, plus a bit of homeschooling!


    Funnily enough I had herbs and packet soups that were well out of date.
    I was more disappointed with myself for not noticing sooner!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    Anyone else love those quizzes you see on Facebook where you tell a bit about yourself.
    Here’s one I’ve compiled:
    Favourite colour?
    Are you good at keeping secrets?
    What is the name of your first pet?
    Can you stay calm under pressure?
    Name of your first school?
    Have you ever broken the law?
    Favourite TV show?
    Would you consider breaking the law if the money was good?
    Last film you watched?
    What’s the longest you’ve gone without seeing your family?
    Last place you went on holiday?
    Do you own a balaclava or similar e.g. ski mask?
    Favourite sport/s?
    Do you know where Natwest is on the High St.?
    Age of first kiss?
    Do you have access to firearms?
    Name of first girlfriend/boyfriend?
    Are you free on Friday between 9 and 11am?
    There's at least three of those that are potential security questions for on-line accounts, so I'll pass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    There's at least three of those that are potential security questions for on-line accounts, so I'll pass.
    Mothers maiden name?
    Favourite teacher?
    Etc etc


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    There's at least three of those that are potential security questions for on-line accounts, so I'll pass.
    I've never used any of the answers I provided.


 

 

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