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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:16 pm 
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Beardydave, you earn x4 a nurse's salary? :shock:


I think you meant that for JulesHT.


Depending on which figure you read I only earn between slightly more than or slightly less than double a starting nurse's salary. Not bad for someone my age, but I won't get much more in this country unless I move into management.


You're absolutely right, I got the quotes mixed up.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 pm 
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On my full time wage vs. my wife's 3 day week, pretty much. Might be a bit closer to 75:25.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:09 am 
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Went to fit a towbar to my wife's OG93. She's been reminding me for over a year now... there's no need to remind me every month, I'll get round to it eventually! Anyway, found a very damp spare wheel well, and a little spot of rust.

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After a kiss with the knotted wheel, it quickly revealed a large holed area, and a previous nasty patch.

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Chopped it out and made a new patch. Sadly rain has stopped play for now.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am 
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That's good clean chop! How'd you do that?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 am 
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That's good clean chop! How'd you do that?

Very carefully with a 1mm cutting disc from underneath, with the hole covered by a fire blanket from above. Don't want grinding sparks in the glass!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:17 am 
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Your gonna have all your cars fixed at this rate Dave...
Suns on now.. out you get, want that towbar on today..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:48 pm 
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Still working, still fulltime and probably will be even if total close down arrives, I didn't think I'd be in this situation when I signed up as a student worker in a supermarket 32 years ago :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Still doing 6 days a week driving wagon delivering food to stores , no rest for the wicked . On the plus side painted fence built new side gate and uncovered 9-3 vert to discover paddling pool in drivers footwell , never mind just another thing to add to the jobs list . Keep safe everyone.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:04 pm 
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Today's project is a concertina insect screen for our patio doors, so that we can really open up the kitchen in summer (should we be blessed with one this year).
The kit is French, and such instructions as are provided are in equal measures vague, puzzling, wrong* and misleading. As well as being in French - which is the least of the problems. I am using the leaflet as only a set of hints as to the appropriate order of works, but, as I have been involved in design for a fair bit of my working life, I'm pretty much making it up as I go along.

(e.g. it indicates that you measure the width and the height of the aperture you are fitting the frame into, then cut the horizontal channels to the width and the vertical members to the height. Seems logical except that the verticals fit inside the horizontals, so you have to shorten them accordingly. Gaaah.)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Listening to old Eminem albums and still trying to figure out how that was 21 years ago, well the Slim Shady LP.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Catching up with jobs and an hours exercise every day :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm 
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I've just cleared out the garage. Took about 5 hours and looks pretty much as bad as it did before (since I can't take any of the crap to the tip)!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:51 pm 
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Partial drain down on the Bullnose and fitted another engine stat also greased the dizzi drive via the grease nipple. Started the car and smoked out the street :oops: ...my way of smoking out the virus :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:05 pm 
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Having just got into the routine of enforcing myself to maintain the usual 9/10hrs of office work at the dining table, I am off to site on Monday to get our current hospital project over the line and handed over to the Trust on Friday. A week in a Premier Inn, and only takeaways to sustain me :argh: :park:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:09 pm 
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So far bought a few games on steam.

Me and a couple of friends are in the middle of Generation Zero which I'm enjoying immensely (think Red dawn mixed with The Terminator set in 1980s Sweden...plenty of 'Saabs' in game too :lol: )

Resisting the urge to buy the F/A 18C module for DCS as it's half price at the moment....and they have announced an upcoming Eurofighter Typhoon module, this could get expensive :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:10 pm 
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I had booked leave for the Classic & Restoration Show at the NEC from last Thursday, until this coming Tuesday.
So rather than ''working'' from home I have been and will be moving everything out of my old shed into the new one.

Back to the home office from Tuesday.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:35 pm 
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Working on my valve power amp project that I started planning back in January. It took nearly 2 months for the transformers to be made to order, which thankfully turned up just before everything went pear shaped. This is actually going to be made of CNC machined aluminium, but currently I am in the prototyping phase using spare bits of wood. (Hence there are holes in places that aren't being used as the plan has already changed a few times
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm 
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Jules_ht wrote:
I've just cleared out the garage. Took about 5 hours and looks pretty much as bad as it did before (since I can't take any of the crap to the tip)!


We did that earlier too. Difference is it really needed reorganising rather than dumping stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 pm 
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Car Model: SAAB 96/MGB/Twingo/Niss Figaro
Fiddling and fettling the 96.

Found a rust hole in a most unlikely place yesterday. In the engine bay, just below where the bonnet runners, run in the guide way, just below the windscreen, on one side.
Very small hole, but am getting on with fixing it.

Also adding new stripes to the side.
Fitted new (2nd hand) period spotlights.

Start on my wife's Figaro tomorrow, which goes on the road on the 1st of April. (with no where to go!)
Need to get the MGB out of the garage as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:28 pm 
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My wife is considering making a crinoline dress, so that when she goes to the shops, it will enforce the social distancing.

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