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Offline Geoff

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #135 on: November 03, 2015, 02:43:50 pm »
Well I went onto Uswitch today to compare tariffs and I could save 270 and I thought I am quids in, but when answering all the questions it came to Smart meters and it told me if I change over I cannot use my smart meter because that belongs to another energy company and they will not let the cheaper energy company have anything to do with it.

This country is so backwards no one will help anyone else but hey I saved 400 with the smart meter and if I had it taken away I might not check on my usage as much as I do and go back to my old ways.

So what is the point I ask myself of having a switching site if it will not work for 100% of energy users.

Rant over  :veryangry:
Geoff

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #136 on: November 03, 2015, 03:29:04 pm »
So what stops you switching, saving 270, the old company removing their smartmeter & the new company putting theirs in ?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #137 on: November 03, 2015, 03:51:44 pm »
So what stops you switching, saving 270, the old company removing their smartmeter & the new company putting theirs in ?

The point is they should be universal I do not want workmen in my property every time I change supplier.
Geoff

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #138 on: November 03, 2015, 04:43:39 pm »
Well, until there is a legislative solution you're going to have to put up with Company A wanting to recover their property - or not change from them.  It's not as if you'll be doing this weekly or monthly ...

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #139 on: November 03, 2015, 05:20:13 pm »
Ok then my other half (I would call her better half but not after this news!),

Has been very kind and thoughtful and invited the mother in law down for Christmas, my only thought was  :censored:

Now that's bad enough Christmas till new year but it gets worse!!! I was hoping to have some quiet time at home when I go on leave for 3 weeks (one of them is already spoilt with the in law coming). But nope not only is she down for Christmas but for the entire 3 weeks I am off!!  :'(

So much for my quiet chilled out Christmas, looks like I will have to live with MRS SATAN for 3 weeks! This is going to make 9 months in Afghan look rather pleasant!!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #140 on: November 03, 2015, 07:29:03 pm »
acko - if your mother-in-law was a member of this forum, she could put a post in the 'Happy Thread' - "yippee, I am going to spend 3 weeks with my favourite son-in-law at Christmas"  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #141 on: November 03, 2015, 07:33:50 pm »
Could be worse ...
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... she might head to Afghanistan with you  :P

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2015, 07:38:21 pm »
Could be worse ...
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... she might head to Afghanistan with you  :P

Mike if thats was the case accidents can happen!! >:D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #143 on: November 03, 2015, 08:05:53 pm »
Look on the bright side - there may be more meat on your Mum-in-Law than on a turkey >:D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #144 on: November 04, 2015, 02:54:17 pm »
:'( :'( Bang goes my next 2 months loco and baseboard stash of cash.
Realised that our Horse Chestnut tree in the front garden has got a bit out of control again and needs re-pollarding before the winter really sweeps across the country and things fall across the roads etc.
Needs this short back and sides pruning every 3-4 years and I hadnt  the time is due again  :'(
OK so it might only be a few hundred quid  :-\  but when one factors Christmas in as well it starts to look bad
Guess the quote to do it all arrived this morning and the quote is only 144 which considering it means pedestrian crash barriers and a C class road control being in place isn't bad when its all considered but its the lump payout this side of Christmas that annoys me
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #145 on: November 04, 2015, 03:15:05 pm »
The timing could have been better but the quote seems reasonable, Jon.
What chance you can sell the wood to someone who has a wood burner :hmmm:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 04, 2015, 03:49:47 pm »
The timing could have been better but the quote seems reasonable, Jon.
What chance you can sell the wood to someone who has a wood burner :hmmm:
I suspect all the wood residue is only big enough for chipping so they recon on removing all waste so I`leave them to it
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #147 on: November 06, 2015, 10:01:33 am »
Anyone else suffer from arthritis? I'm having trouble getting used to the pain in my ankles  :'( my doctor thinks I have either RA or psoriatic arthritis. I've been hobbling round the house trying to come to terms with the fact that I will probably be limited to walking short distances in future. I used to really enjoy long walks.

I'm very thankful that my hands aren't affected and I realize that there are other in far worse a position but getting old sucks!


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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #148 on: November 06, 2015, 11:04:48 am »
When I had a replacement hip last year they told me my other one had 'moderate wear' but would require doing sometime in the next 5 years. This was due to arthritis.
My youngest sister has problems with both knees and is having cortizone injections, and my Mum used to have to bathe her hands in hot wax many years ago - so yes, it runs in our family sadly :(
Sorry to hear you have to endure the pain, Veronica.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #149 on: November 06, 2015, 11:22:38 am »
I've been using this

https://www.naturesaid.co.uk/products/glucosamine-500mg-msm-500mg-chondroitin-100mg-with-vitamin-c/

for about 10 years now, it stopped elbow joint pain, no further problems with joints. (but a bad chest from 40 years smoking even though I gave that up about 12 years ago!)
Cheers MIKE
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