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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3810 on: September 03, 2018, 06:15:12 AM »
As some of you are aware, as I reached UK retirement age over 2 years ago and the Irish retirement age last year, I have been slowly reducing my hours at work getting ready for retirement. Last July, I asked the bosses if they would consider allowing me to 'drop' two more shifts a month, putting myself on a 24 hour week starting today. Last Friday, I rang the boss to ask if they had thought about it - "Oh it's all sorted David, start it this weekend". Why somebody could not have let me know with more than 72 hours notice I don't know!  :veryangry:. Okay, why have we an angry emoticon in the Happy thread? Because I also told my boss that it was my intention to retire at the end of the year!  :). As the last working day in this tax year in Ireland is 28th December - guess when I am retiring. It is now 116 days until then and, because of holidays booked, I only have 27 shifts to work!  :D. (Not that I am counting you understand  :no:). Ask me if I am in a happy mood - go on. (I might have to ask the audience on that one!).
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3811 on: September 03, 2018, 07:36:08 AM »
Good for you David, best decision I ever made was retiring on my 65th. Now 17 months later, to quote Ronald MacDonald "I'm lovin' it" :claphappy: I don't know how I ever found time to go to work. :D
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3812 on: September 03, 2018, 08:42:30 AM »
Good for you David, best decision I ever made was retiring on my 65th. Now 17 months later, to quote Ronald MacDonald "I'm lovin' it" :claphappy: I don't know how I ever found time to go to work. :D
I Agree with Trev.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3813 on: September 03, 2018, 08:52:30 AM »
Congratulations to all those retiring, must feel good after putting in the graft  :thumbsup:

It seems to be the season, two of my colleagues have / are about to retire, my farther in law finished work last week and my dear old mum is counting the days.

The father in law is a great example of what is said above about filling the time; he reeled off a long list of jobs and projects when I saw him yesterday. His own home, his youngestís wedding and his eldest (my wife) expecting his first grandchild....much woodwork and decorating a chez Skyline to keep him occupied  :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3814 on: September 03, 2018, 09:10:46 AM »
Must be the season! I'm off to two former colleagues retirement dinners in the next fortnight!
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3815 on: September 03, 2018, 09:30:02 AM »
Iíve been retired 10 months today.
I retired at 62 (now Iím 63) and Iím loving every moment of it.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3816 on: September 03, 2018, 10:06:20 AM »
I officially retired at 58 but never really finished up until two years ago.

Strangely I don't spend a lot of time on my layout even though I very much want to. Mind you, I travel a lot.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 11:28:03 AM by Bealman »
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3817 on: September 03, 2018, 10:23:14 AM »
Productive weekend for me, I managed to squeeze a zimo sound and minnow speaker in to my Farish 08 :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00SaUy9LEW4

Slight slow running/pick-up issue to resolve.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3818 on: September 03, 2018, 11:31:28 AM »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3819 on: September 03, 2018, 11:39:24 AM »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:

Yeah it's just on 12 inch of test track and it has a pickup issue, keeps cutting out. :(

Did this from new, so I need to work out how to align the wheel pickups better. It only happens at low speed (under 12/126).
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3820 on: September 03, 2018, 07:50:59 PM »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:

Yeah it's just on 12 inch of test track and it has a pickup issue, keeps cutting out. :(

Did this from new, so I need to work out how to align the wheel pickups better. It only happens at low speed (under 12/126).

If you have any Dapol stock that have the yellow foam in the box, cut it into smaller chunks and its a very very good track cleaner.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3821 on: September 04, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
Yes Paulprice  ,  I use that foam on a long thin stick  to give the track in my tunnel a good clean  every so often but I use a Ten Commandments track cleaner for the rest ,then a graphite stick after that especially on points ,if you scrape some between the blades of the points it helps continuity.and helps to stop short locos stalling.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3822 on: September 15, 2018, 05:45:54 PM »
Happy-ish cos I found a crisp new tenner in the street yesterday while going to work.

Happened a couple of months ago with a fiver too... just lying there despite the breeze.

And when I had a job working outside last year a further crisp new fiver fluttered from a cyclist's bag right at my feet (I did shout after her but she carried on!).

Life is certainly not all about money but these little windfalls help.

And as it seems I may have lucky money-finding abilities, anyone who wants to visit and walk around York with me is welcome to do so... but I must charge a small fee for the privilege.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3823 on: September 20, 2018, 03:42:24 PM »
With a huge sigh of relief I got a call from the Land Rover dealer yesterday to say the Land Rover had authorised replacement of the failed engine of my Discovery!
This is a £15-£20k repair apparently and as it is a 'known issue' the extended warranty I took out would NOT cover it so it was down to LR doing the right thing...

Thankfully they did and I am much relieved. Will be about another 4 weeks before I get it back, but a 58,000 mile vehicle from new will have a 0mile engine in it... was going to trade in might not now for a couple more years...
 :claphappy:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3824 on: September 20, 2018, 04:50:09 PM »
With a huge sigh of relief I got a call from the Land Rover dealer yesterday to say the Land Rover had authorised replacement of the failed engine of my Discovery!
This is a £15-£20k repair apparently and as it is a 'known issue' the extended warranty I took out would NOT cover it so it was down to LR doing the right thing...

Thankfully they did and I am much relieved. Will be about another 4 weeks before I get it back, but a 58,000 mile vehicle from new will have a 0mile engine in it... was going to trade in might not now for a couple more years...
 :claphappy:

Good news indeed, but I'd be asking why an extended warranty that I'd bought and paid for didn't cover a failed engine, no matter whether it was a known problem or not.
Cheers, Trev.


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