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Showed up for Jury duty (first time ever called) and it got dismissed and a "we won't call you for at least another 4 years certificate"

One less complication to come out of nowhere for vacation planning.    :B)

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I ordered a new Lotus, having cancelled the Porsche. That makes me happy

After 5 years of hard work and graft my Downton mini fired to life this morning and sounded absolutely amazing, everything has been rebuilt so big smiles. Just lots of loose ends to finish off no

My Dad came through his open-heart surgery successfully.  

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My cousin got a really nice juicy murder trial, earlier this year...he was happy, being retired, not pressed for time. Fascinating stuff, he said...

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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We may say that some jobs that should be routine but are not so on a Lotus should try and fix a damn Boshe lawn mower!

 

What was I thought to be a simple job of changing the belt on the said lawn mower, and that is an art in it's self, only to find that it would not run at all!

It transpired that the shock of the belt breaking must have dislodged a tiny spade connector in the most inaccesable place possible.

Who designs these things?

What made my day was that after hours of fixing the lawn mower it is now running perfectly.

The down side is that I now have no excuse for not cutting the lawns.

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Things these days are designed to be put together effiiciently and cheaply. Not to be taken apart and repaired....(!) Modern electronics is a case in point; nothing much these days can be mended...and I speak as one who has repaired surface mount stuff... can't be done in any viable way. Cheaper to throw it away and buy new. Fortunately, things are vastly more reliable...

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Checked up on my esprit in the paint shop

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Pickup tomorrow hopefully - just the black bits to do by the airscoops under the rear windows

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Whooopeeeee. Todays the day I get to start driving again, geees, thats been a loooooong four weeks as  a psssenger. I bet Mrs w will be pleased and I am sure I will now get plenty of comments about my driving skills afet being a back seat driver for so long, not that she's a bad driver, just so bloody frustrating sitting in a souped up Elan that can handle well and not allowed to do it.

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Try nearly 5 months of not driving! My S4 has gone flat twice. :(

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Really feel for you Michael, I just had an early morning drive to Aberdeen and back which is 70 odd miles in rush hour traffic and no problem. The strange thing I found is you tend to be more cautious and double check everything, I even stuck to the speed limit on the carriageway which must be a first and of course I had to make the obligatory phone call to Mrs W when I got there and before I left to come back but I can easily put up with that, gees you must be missing it.

Keep positive as you have been and you will also get there, I am surprised at how luck I have been.

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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-ring ring-

 

"Hello. This is Michael"

 

"Hello. Am I talking to Mr. (such and such)?"

 

"Yes. What are you selling?"

 

"Nothing Sir. I am just going to help you with your electricity bill."

 

-beep beep beep-

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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I have hated those tossers for years.  One trick I used to like doing was saying can you hold the line a minute?  Usually "yes" is reply as they think you are interested, so put phone down and walk away.  Not only don't they sell to you they don't annoy others for some considerable time as even if they hang up to you eventually they have their line out still blocked by you (in some cases) Result.   :smoke:

 

However I should probably have posted this up in here a few weeks back I bought all new phones.  BT 8500's  (No use to you in Oz I guess Michael but for others)  Not expensive and can be bought from BT or John Lewis i see amongst others.  This is BT's Call Guardian system.  You don't even know somebody unknown is calling you as phone doesn't ring unless they are able to speak and press hash.  Instantly blocks all machines.  The sales people don't even bother.  Only if somebody wants you or they are in calling list does the phone start ringing.  Then if an announced call (not somebody in Calling List) you hear who it is and then can send to answer phone or block or actually speak to them.  Brilliant bit of kit.  Has cut our unwanted about 6 or 8 calls a day calls by 100%.  :unworthy:  :thumbsup: Result.  Nice phones to use as well, can talk between them all easily (I have one in garage) and have a good speaker phone facility.

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They sound great - we get normally 3-4 of these calls a day. We don't even bother answering the house phone anymore.

The mobile still gets the ppi calls - but iPhone lets you block them one number at a time and that's got a lot better

All such calls should be banned - sales calls the lot. Privacy in your own home should not be compromised by this lot.

It's even more annoying when you answer the phone and you can't even understand what they are saying.......

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Took my eleven on a local lotus club early morning run today.

100 miles of twisty mountain roads, Just heaven.

Kept up with evoras, elises, elans.

Needed some throttle steering in the tighter corners,

So good for the soul!

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Moderators, please feel free to delete from the unhappy post, I stuck it in the wrong one, must have been overexcited.

 

What made me happy today, well can I cover the last four day's please.

Day No1, Given the all clear to drive again.

Day No 2. Step son got married and it all went without a hitch which was great as we thought we may have a problem due to what I had just gone through,  the party completed at midnight and I abstained from booze as I had to drive to Duns early next morning.

Day No 3. Wendy and I went to Duns for the weekend.

Day No 4.At the end of the final day at Duns we were invited into the VIP room for tea with Sir Jackie Stewart who then went on to sign Wend's Lotus cap and a further autograph, brilliant and what a gent, photos will be posted later.

Culmination of Day No 4 arriving home to find the new S3 had been delivered and it absolutely blood stunning, other than a slip bit of stitching on the drivers seat, you would think it had never been sat in, what I was told was damage on the rear n/s quarter turned out to be a tiny scuff mark which to po had polished out prior to collection. Opened the boot to find a complete new s/s exhaust and bands. Looked in the passenger's side and find a box full of new spares including several new air and oil filters, 2 x 5lt of oil, new fuel pumps, ignition parts and more.

 

What made me happy to day, all of the above.

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Unhappy thread fixed. :)

 

Sunday 17th driving to Lorne and back with my daughter. I can't drive like I used to at the moment, but I drove. :)

 

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Great news Michael. my probs are far far less than yours but I know what you mean, you have to concentrate more and you do tire, I was knackered when we got home after near 200 miles and 4 hours  but it's great feeling to be behind the wheel of our toy's. It gives a great feeling of fulfillment for something most probably take for granted. Now just got to get the new one on the road instead of running the wives car.

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Well John I was going to post that attending the Jim Clark memorial at Duns made me happy yesterday, but realising I missed the VIP dinner perhaps I should post in the "unhappy" section ;) Seriously well done, it was an awesome day/weekend in general, wish I'd known you were there. I got to shake Jackie's hand (amongst several thousand others) but had nothing on hand to sign. Next time maybe, in 2018 ^_^.

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:D

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Took my eleven on a local lotus club early morning run today.

100 miles of twisty mountain roads, Just heaven.

Kept up with evoras, elises, elans.

Needed some throttle steering in the tighter corners,

So good for the soul!

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Having steak cooked on a volcano... :D

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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