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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5610 on: January 20, 2018, 08:45:37 am »
My cars fan belt has snapped unfortunately it has taken the belt tension pulley with it. I have had to hire a van (cheaper than a car) while I wait for it to be fixed, the price of the van was cheap as the hire company are having a January sale and it is two weeks hire for the price of one. Only problem is the 750 excess on the insurance, I am terrified every time someone walks near it I will lose my money. They used to have a damage waiver charge but have now dropped this.

I've never used one, but I have read about companies that provide insurance to cover such excesses on hire cars - even where hire companies do have their own option for this, these providers are supposed to be far cheaper.
I do use an annual "insurance for car hire" and they do pay out as well, however don't know if would cover vans though.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5611 on: February 01, 2018, 01:25:34 pm »
I bought a Dapol Brittania at Warley, was unable to test it there as we had to rush off for the train home and later found that it made all sorts of horrible noises and partially jammed every few seconds. I sent it to DCC Supplies, who checked it, stated it was unrepairable and sent a request to Dapol to replace it on 5th December. Nothing by Christmas and then I was away. Last week, once I was back, I chased it up and DCC Supplies sent a strongish email to Dapol, copying me in. Dapol replied that they would send a new one out after testing it. It arrived yesterday ... and suffers exactly the same problem :veryangry:

And now the follow-up.

Having returned the second Britannia, I phoned Dapol last week, having heard nothing at all. Today a replacement arrived  :claphappy:

I opened it up and found that they'd sent an A4 Seagull  :censored:

I now have to return that one, then they'll send me a replacement - what are the chances that they'll send the right one, send it quickly and that it'll actually work?  :uneasy:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5612 on: February 01, 2018, 01:33:48 pm »
what are the chances that they'll send the right one, send it quickly and that it'll actually work?  :uneasy:

I assume that's a rhetorical question and that you don't really want an answer (well, not one one you want to hear anyway) ;)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5613 on: February 06, 2018, 04:08:34 pm »
How Long Does it Take to do a  :censored: Post-Mortem?

My mother unfortunately passed away on either January 26th or January 27th - not sure which. It is now February 6th and STILL NO  :censored: POST-MORTEM DONE  :censored:  :veryangry:

That means no death certificate, which means none of the formalities associated with the passing of a loved one can progress. We have the funeral booked for February 20th but we are beginning to doubt whether it can take place or not. Both my brother and I have flown in from overseas (him from Colombia and me from Australia) and this eternal 'holding pattern' we are stuck in is really giving us both the  :poop: massively. It's so undignified for my poor old Mum. Rant over. Apologies.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5614 on: February 06, 2018, 04:38:10 pm »
Hi Jon

Commiserations on your loss.  My Dad died unexpectedly a couple of years back and it seemed a bit chaotic / unclear at times as to what was necessary.  We were told originally that a PM was necessary, then it turned out it wasn't.  Still not really sure why the change of mind.

Chase the Coroner's office, as they should confirm that a post mortem is necessary or not and let you know the timeframe (IIRC normally 5-7 working days though I suspect it will depend on the hospital and how busy they are).

Good luck, Mike



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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5615 on: February 06, 2018, 06:14:03 pm »
My condolences Jon, Have lost my own Mum on 30th January, I know what it is like. We were fortunate in that a PM was deemed not necessary, (the death certificate actually used the words "old age", along with a couple of other things), but the funeral is not until 14th February. If we had used Mum's first choice, it would have been at least a week later! I can't understand why it takes so long, here in Ireland, it is considered delayed if it takes 5 days to bury a loved one.  As many of you told me last week, "remember the good times".
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5616 on: February 06, 2018, 07:05:34 pm »
So sorry to read of your loss Jon. I hope the bureaucratic logjam clears. My thoughts are with you.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5617 on: February 06, 2018, 11:28:33 pm »
My condolences Jon, Have lost my own Mum on 30th January, I know what it is like. We were fortunate in that a PM was deemed not necessary, (the death certificate actually used the words "old age", along with a couple of other things), but the funeral is not until 14th February. If we had used Mum's first choice, it would have been at least a week later! I can't understand why it takes so long, here in Ireland, it is considered delayed if it takes 5 days to bury a loved one.  As many of you told me last week, "remember the good times".

Don't mention funerals in Ireland :( Our worst was one of my wife's uncles dying on Thursday afternoon, us not finding out 'til we came home from work at 17:30 on Friday evening  (a couple of hours before the Removal) and the funeral being at 11:00 on Saturday morning! By the time we'd organised for our children to go round to my parents, we were too late for a flight that night and the first flight of the morning was too late for us to pick up a hire car and get across to Sligo in time. We ended up dropping the kids at my parents, driving to Holyhead, crossing to Dublin and driving to Sligo (via a florist) and arriving with 15 minutes to spare. After the funeral we went to the meal, stayed just over an hour, then drove to Belfast, crossed to Stranraer and drove back to Manchester. Absolutely exhausting!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5618 on: February 06, 2018, 11:58:59 pm »
At least you made it, though.  :thumbsup:

When I flew to the UK to sort out things after the sudden death of my parents in 1990, my UK passport had expired. I obtained emergency travel documents from the British Consulate here in Australia, which were promptly taken off me when I arrived at Heathrow.

I got to the funeral, but was effectively stranded, with a wife, kids and a job back in Australia!  >:(
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5619 on: February 07, 2018, 05:42:08 pm »
Well, I have my answer to the question about the post-mortem. It was done yesterday, but the results are inconclusive. That means an interim death certificate can be issued, which should be sufficient for me to take my Mum's ashes back with me. We can't formally register the death though. We'll get there eventually. It is moving at the speed of a glacier though...
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5620 on: February 07, 2018, 09:10:43 pm »
Oh, that's what is holding things up. Good luck!

To be perfectly honest, I don't know where my mother's ashes are. My father's are at a crematorium near Sunderland. I'd like to think that's where hers are, too.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5621 on: February 07, 2018, 10:06:22 pm »
My Mum had a very specific request. My father's ashes are located at the Memorial Park very close to where I currently live - at the time my wife and I bought our house, we did not realise that was where he was - I was only 9 years old when he died and it was only after we bought the place I found out. Mum has asked to be reunited with him, which is a lovely and very comforting thought. Bit of a hike for my sister (UK) and my brother (Colombia) to pay a visit though....
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