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  1. So this is how eclat owners see themselves!!
  2. My dad fell off the roof cos he couldn't find a tractor to tie the rope to. Those "argyl" wellies don't offer much traction.
  3. Maybe the scaremongerers could have a pitched battle with the anti-vaxxers? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58440700 Bets anyone?
  4. My kids back at school today, that's the next risk.. remember the media stories when you were allowed back in the pub? Looks like we just scraped through that one, a bit of a rise in infections and admissions, but still manageable. Throw in cold weather for indoor socialising, and that is maybe the final hurdle. ๐Ÿคž As long as you're not waiting for an artificial knee๐Ÿค”
  5. This is a new aftermarket item? There's also a specific elite model on the flea for 195, I imagine that would fit directly so save some time there. I imagine the cost difference is mostly about production numbers, although maybe there is a quality difference at almost twice the price? I think I'll go with the elite specific one๐Ÿค”
  6. To be fair the UK government is managing a far higher daily case rate and death rate (using similar figures) than almost every other country - we are hoping to see rates falling before hospitals' busy winter season. They've done away with most legal restrictions, so they've just got "scaremongering" and "a call to the anxious" in the toolbox. It's a lot better than it was, and a lot better than it could be.
  7. Plenty of them left behind their disposable Amazon camping kit, but will have taken home a surprise for the family... given boardmasters produced 5000 known infections out of 75000 attendees... let's hope the reading festival organisers went even more "above and beyond national guidelines"
  8. He will have emailed it to the insurance company so there's a copy in his outbox. I frequently locate old quotes and valuations by looking there, cos I can never remember which folder I saved then in ๐Ÿคฏ
  9. Elbow grease and primitive tools make few claims about how good they are, but often outperform fancy modern products.๐Ÿ‘ However - a decent face mask significantly outperforms nostril hair for dust extraction. I wish I'd realised this 30 years ago.
  10. Also they are still bargains and the parts are cheap and easily available. ๐Ÿ˜€ Until you find out how many you need๐Ÿคฃ My 2 year house build only took 10. (Ignoring the running repairs list)- maybe the "bargain" building project is the third piece of the personality puzzle. Does this all necessarily involve a long- suffering wife or partner? Black is the best colour, and of your stand far enough away the paint can look quite good.
  11. My foil hats haven't turned up yetโ˜น It's a conspiracy.
  12. Well since I got my second vaccine dose my mobile reception has been a lot better, and windows 10 is so much faster on the pc. just a coincidence eh?๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. Am I wrong in l liking the black wheels? Imagine the anodised roof and door trim finished in black too.๐Ÿ‘
  14. Beyond the call of duty? I can't see any ppe at all in that one.
  15. Small companies also have no idea of when it ends and what business is like then. At lockdown I spent the whole weekend texting my guys to see who was prepared to do what and what they thought would happen in the coming weeks. Companies that furloughed their staff will be hoping they can make things work out when it's easing off, but I don't think even the hospitality sector thought the long term implications would be so catastrophic.
  16. Aha progress of the paperwork kind Fresh from the dvla.
  17. Or maybe the government knew they would lay off staff of they didn't get a wedge off the taxpayer? Those big companies probably let them know what would happen before the rules were made.
  18. And I'm still waiting for my historic v5 after over a month. I think the dvla might all be self- isolating and can't work from home due to data protection, so it's netflix instead.โ˜น
  19. And it's amazing what can be done with a trolley jack and a piece of wood๐Ÿ‘. Your inspection pit should have a cover (for safety as well as working on) - traditionally about a dozen 3" thick planks sitting on ledges, but maybe a substantial aluminium plate with castors that drop into the corners when fitted, or plastic rails that would allow you to slide it out from under. Great thinking, great progress ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  20. I can't imagine demand for flying reaching much over 50% by the end of the year - this is going to be the same for many businesses especially hospitality. These companies are likely to be looking at radical downsizing in order to survive. Its going to be very ugly. The long term picture isn't looking that good either, so it might not just be a case of weathering the storm โ˜น Of course the management will be looking at ways of protecting shareholder investment first and foremost. All those companies saying" our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers" when in fact their top priority is making money, and the health and safety might be the second...๐Ÿค” Only the nhs can say their top priority is the health and safety of their staff and customers๐Ÿ™‚
  21. I saw that and thought they've packed 500 people together to reduce evacuation risks to a couple of idiots compared to a land or sea based evacuation. Covid death rate at 1/2%, there's a good chance the helicopter evacuation did more harm than good. Or maybe the air ambulance controllers did the cost benefit analysis better than me? I certainly hope so.
  22. At last! a chance to start using up all that loo roll! ๐Ÿ‘
  23. and you only need the shorts for essential journeys! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  24. It's called quantitative easing - at least it was last time, only last time we gave it to the bankers and they used it to pay themselves some handsome bonuses. This time at least people might a) need the money and b) actually spend it rather than put it into an offshore trust for their kids
  25. I wonder whether some people don't want to make skin contact with the seat, so either aim from above or stand on the rim. Even so it can't be that hard can it? They need the marks on the floor and a red cross to aim for. Like the old squat loos in a remote French railway station? Porcelain distancing, max 0.2M?
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