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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3570 on: January 26, 2018, 03:32:55 PM »
I refuse to be drawn on where the onesie's button holes are, but it certainly needs ironing :laugh3:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3571 on: January 26, 2018, 03:38:43 PM »
I refuse to be drawn on where the onesie's button holes are, but it certainly needs ironing :laugh3:

 :-X :stop:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3572 on: January 30, 2018, 12:17:27 PM »
Yesterday, the weather being clement, I opened up the double French doors on my conservatory a.k.a. mancave to air the room. Imagine my horror late yesterday afternoon when I tried to lock up and couldn't. One door had dropped on it's hinges meaning I couldn't close and lock it, and as the other door closes and locks onto the first one I was bujiggered. All I could do at that time of day was pull them as close as I could and wind my bicycle padlock cable round the handles inside, my thinking being if anyone tried to open the doors they'd wake me up with the noise.
Anyway, to the happy bit. My Mum recommended a young chap who repairs locks, windows and doors so I called him this morning. An hour later he was here, removed the double glazing from the dropped door, put new packers in to re-balance the door and, hey ho, all was done in less than an hour at a cost of just £25 (I didn't have a fiver so gave him £30). My peace of mind and the safety of Kimbolted is well worth the price. I think I'll sleep better tonight :)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3573 on: January 30, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
One door had dropped on it's hinges meaning I couldn't close and lock it, and as the other door closes and locks onto the first one I was bujiggered.

I know that feeling well.  Having moved into a new build we've had to have man-with-ommer in to fix virtually every glazed door and window.  At least it's free under warranty :unimpressed:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3574 on: January 30, 2018, 01:18:07 PM »
The Happy bit is I spent most of the morning in the railway room.  :)

Decided it was time to run a few of the kettles that hadn't seen the light of day for a while. I have a little 'service tag' that I use to show when the loco was last run and if it was oiled.

Some of the 8 locos exercised this morning hadn't been out of their boxes since the middle of 2016 - shame on me!

All went well until I took out one of my favourites - a weathered WD. A decent 5 minute run went sour when one of the coupling rods came away at the centre drive wheel  :doh: Can't see what may be missing so it'll have to go to a repairer. Bother!

There's a fairly large bunch steamers yet to be given a day out so I'm hoping the problem of this morning isn't habit forming.  :worried:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3575 on: January 30, 2018, 11:11:24 PM »
at a cost of just £25 (I didn't have a fiver so gave him £30).

Does that mean Mick that if you had a fiver, you would have given the lad £35?  ;D

(Just trying to cheer myself up, will be putting a post in 'Unhappy' thread shortly).
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3576 on: February 05, 2018, 03:43:22 PM »
Well, after 26 years, 2 months and 18 days working for a certain American multi-national consumer goods company making a very well known baby and toddler consumable product ( :poop: ), today is my first day of official retirement :claphappy:.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3577 on: February 05, 2018, 04:28:59 PM »
yay!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3578 on: February 05, 2018, 05:04:09 PM »
Enjoy it mickey, while it lasts. You may have retired from paid employment, but ........... ! :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3579 on: February 05, 2018, 05:09:21 PM »
Enjoy....Iíve been retired 3 months and 4 days and loving every moment of it.
Best bit for me......not having to rush in the morning.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3580 on: February 05, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
Time to pamper yourself mickey. :)

May a suggest a few trains, then some more trains, and perhaps... er.... some extra trains?

Best of luck and happiness in retirement - it's wonderful. :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3581 on: February 05, 2018, 06:15:48 PM »
Time to pamper yourself mickey. :)

May a suggest a few trains, then some more trains, and perhaps... er.... some extra trains?

Best of luck and happiness in retirement - it's wonderful. :thumbsup:
Oh... And don't forget the trains and the odd drop of IPA for lubrication.   ;)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3582 on: February 05, 2018, 07:00:38 PM »
Congratulations on  joining the O A P s club , my wife keeps me busy making her cups of tea ,hoovering ,dusting the shelves that I can reach and uncovering the guinea pigs in the morning ,not that I mind as its too cold to go down the shed any way and we cant afford a new gas bottle for the Super Ser gas fire ,and to be fair she does keep.me fed .
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3583 on: February 05, 2018, 07:03:54 PM »
Enjoy!  :claphappy:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3584 on: February 05, 2018, 07:47:01 PM »
...... Best bit for me......not having to rush in the morning.

Best bit is no more working nights with Manchester's rush hour traffic both ways.

...... May a suggest a few trains, then some more trains, and perhaps... er.... some extra trains?

SWMBO has given permission for me to build a railway in the spare bedroom  :claphappy: - don't have to build it in the cold garage!!!

Congratulations on  joining the O A P s club .....

Sorry, but I've only just hit 55, so I've got a few more years before then.

 

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