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What made you happy today?


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Well happy bunny today, my VW T4 has come back from the paint shop and looking good in her new coat of white paint. New decals on her today and she is looking like a real camper again and bloody good for a 96 van. Mind you she came with a good history, only 53k kilometers and one owner from new and NO rust anywhere, paint was required as she had loads of little dents and I wanted her to look as good as she obviously was. All the units are now fitted and professionally done, she is lined, insulated, had her electrics all completed and fully carpeted. Now just to source a good rock and roll bed and she is ready for the high roads of Europe. Our ultimate plan is a long drive to Turkey, a drive to far, mmm.

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What made me happy today?

 

Not a lot, unless you regard sitting in A&E for 5 hours as some sort of fun. Went over on my left foot walking across an uneven lorry park in the early hours. It hurt like the proverbial at the time then the pain subsided so I got on with what I was doing then drove the 100 miles home a few hours later.

 

I have to say that the clutch on the Evora did seem a tad heavier than usual but it wasn't until I removed my shoe and my foot 'exploded', both in size and pain level, that I realised I might have a problem.

 

Good news is no bones broken. Bad news is that just about everything else surrounding the bones is. 10 days with foot elevated then gentle exercise for a few days thereafter - I suppose washing and polishing the car ahead of the Ingliston Revival meet could count as that? :whistle:

 

I had so much I needed to do over the next 2 weeks, this enforced 'holiday' was the last thing I needed.

 

 

 

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:huh:

 

Did you run it over with a tiny motorbike many times too? 

 

PS You might like to seek out the 'what made me unhappy today' thread! 

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Needing to go to a family function about 60 miles away,

Taking a punt on the weather, and turning the drive into a 300 mile jaunt thru the hills. In the eleven of course.

Having a car that you can just jump into, and drive for half a day without a care in the world, cruising around corners at illegal speeds, but a big grin regardless.

Temp of ten degrees max, no heater, no screen, no radio, just a big bucket of fun

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@ Bibs

 

Tiny motorbike? It feels like it's been run over by a Challenger tank! Lasting impression of the weave of my sock, which was so tight it had to be cut off.

 

I looked at the other thread but after your last post in there anything else seemed to pale into insignificance, so thought I'd slip in here for now with a 'reverse' post, :whistle:.

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How is it today, better?

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Fair chuffed, camper came back from the paint shop on Friday so spent the afternoon with Wendy measuring out and fitting all the new decal's and she is looking good. I think we did a good job of the decal's considering we had to design what we wanted then landed up getting the Grey set from one manufacturer and the Red set from another but it all worked in fine.New belts, water pump, fully serviced. New curtains all fitted, new sunscreen visors all in place. Still looking for a replacement rear bumper, so now just the bed to get done and she's ready for a good run somewhere and it's going to be somewhere warm. The van is most often used as my daily driver when the S3 is stuck indoors which means the Rav 4 is almost redundant, anyone want a good 10 plate Toyota Rav.

Maybe found a part time business to start in preparation for retirement. MMM

 

 

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@ Bibs

 

Not really any better, but certainly a lot more colourful - 50 shades of purple.

 

 

@ John

 

That camper van really looks the business - you taking bookings for next year's Festival?

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David, you can have it for free. As for next years festival I think I miss, it unless the date changes as going by my current rota which will be a shame as this first two years we have enjoyed it.

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My laptop cordless mouse some how ( don't ask) managed to get in the washing machine and do a full 40 degree 2 hour cycle.  I pulled it out and was only missing the usb Bluetooth bit.  After 2 more full washes today the machine regurgitated the usb bit.   Dried it all out and it still works.   Quite impressive for a £10 mouse. 

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No1 Grandson 6 years old, was in trouble today at school for scribbling on another pupils jotter. He was sent to the Deputy Head to explain his actions and was told he had to something nice for the other pupil. When asked by his Mum what nice thing he did he said "I gave him the maths answers because he couldn't do them"

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Went to see No. 1 son at his school concert tonight, the orchestra were, as usual fantastic. Get in car, start her up and set off through town - too busy yacking away to him and didn't notice my speed creep up as it was dark, no cars about etc.  Next  minute, yellow fluorescent clad Policeman jumps out of side street and flags me down - know how fast you were going Sir?  know the speed limit Sir?  Shit, banged to rights I was doing 38 in a 30 and had not realised it as chatting away - damn!

 

Details taken, then let off with a few words of caution re driving, speeds, and built up areas. Policeman was firm but polite, made his point in no uncertain terms and point very well taken by me and heeded.  

 

I was lucky, but funnily, it reconfirmed my faith in the Police force as they gave me the right willies there but didn't make a song or dance out of it as I was not driving like a cock or anything, just a momentary lack of concentration. Rest assured I'll be more careful in future. Good job done and my evening listening to, and being with my son, was not spoilt.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Bits at last arrived for Wendy's Elan M100 SE Turbo, simple little sensor but it now runs again as it should. One happy lady and I now have time on my hands for the S3 again. Two happy people.

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picked car up from Gerald,new cambelt,oil leak cured (3 snapped bolts in cam covers though),water leak cured,new door seals fitted, and 2 light pods re glassed and sitting perfect now.All now ready for Hethel next month

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My youngest son just passed his driving  test with 1 minor.......................................Im more pleased  however that  I don't have to get up at 6 every morning to drive into work with him any more. 

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My youngest son just passed his driving  test with 1 minor.......................................Im more pleased  however that  I don't have to get up at 6 every morning to drive into work with him any more. 

Still waiting for mine to do that :(

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Ah.... but you now have that phone call within the first month or so around 23:00-24:00 saying "Daaaaad, I've had a bit of a bump........"  SWMBO is going loopy in the background imagining her offspring is maimed for life and you can't hear the first bit of the conversation even with finger in the other ear.  

 

You just hope that a) nobody hurt (so that you can do that when you get our hands on them) and b) car is drive-able and you are sober enough to go and inspect situation and maybe arrange tow/trailer.

 

Our 2 sons different stories were:  

Eldest: "Steering locked up on me and nothing I could do".  No it didn't.  You braked hard on wet roads and with no ABS (old P reg Clio) locked up and sailed into the object ahead.  :clap:

Youngest: "A cat jumped off a roundabout and the girl in passenger seat screamed and I swerved & hit roundabout"  No you didn't. Roundabout in question has stone walls about 1m high straight up from road surface and is planted out and isn't a regular shape. You were so busy trying to pull the said bird you were running home after work as waiter you didn't remember that it isn't actually a round roundabout and you drove into the wall and ripped a hole in the car.   :ice:

 

Good luck!  :thumbsup:

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