General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

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  1. Gezza

     /  November 18, 2018

    The other day, when I was down at ma’s and was outside hanging out some washing for her, I heard a passenger jet go over & and didn’t bother to look up, even though I like watching planes, because I knew it would be a good ol’ common or garden Airbus A320.

    But then another one came over & I suddenly realised that jet engine sounded totally different, quite “grunty” with a deeper roar – and I looked up and one of these little babies of the RNZAF’s had taken off from Welly airport and was flying over, heading North.

    I’ve never seen one in the air before except on video. It looked really cool from directly below it, looking straight up.

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  2. High Flying Duck

     /  November 18, 2018

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  3. Griff.

     /  November 18, 2018

    Bloody plumbers .
    Bloody woman.
    The plumbers stressed one of the fittings when they connected the new house to the pipe wok under the old cabins deck.
    I notice it was leaking so decided to replace the six fittings they used with a few less.
    Dug it all out ready to go last night .
    left the actual pipe work for today so if I run into difficulty I could get new fittings.
    Told the girl just as she went to walk dog what I was up to went down and started cutting out the redundant pipe work.
    Girl decided to flush the toilet just as I finished removing the pipe.
    Shite
    Real lumpy shite all over the hole I was working in and me.
    She comes down and tells me off for swearing loudly cause the rich buggers around here might be offended.
    What do you expect when you just got covered in shite after telling her not to use the toilet and why? The real reason was mansplaning… Chicks switch of when you try to explain man things so she did not register what I was up to.
    All good in the end fixed the pipe and dropped it further down so I can bury it when the digger is here for some landscape work in a couple of months .

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    • Gezza

       /  November 18, 2018

      She’ll have to go ! 😡

      Who else have you got ? 😳

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      • Griff.

         /  November 18, 2018

        Technically “the batch” is her house.
        So it will be me that goes.
        The weekend is almost over. I am off home to the block to dig holes for fence posts into rock and she goes back to AK to indoctrinate some more counseling students.
        After 40 odd years of being besties we get over life’s little wobbles .
        Even flushing a pile of fresh shite all over me.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 18, 2018

      When people I knew were renovating a house with 3 or 4 storeys, they weren’t in time to stop someone using a dunny that had been put in but not connected, so had an open pipe down the wall….

      In Bath, you’ll see loos on the outsides of a lot of Regency houses, because when these were inside the houses and there was a severe frost….well, you can guess what came down through the ceilings when the pipe burst and the contents thawed, They are known as The Hanging Loos of Bath 😀

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      • Gezza

         /  November 18, 2018

        I’m sure I’m not the first person to remove the S bend pipe under the kitchen sink to clear a blockage and promptly empty the container with the dirty water that came out of the upturned S bend into the kitchen sink. You only do it once. After that you put the plug in, just in case you don’t only do it once.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 18, 2018

          I haven’t done that one, although I have removed the S bend on a pipe; I had read about this error before I did it.

          I HAVE turned the tap on with the plug in and discovered that there was a water outage….and forgotten to turn the tap off. I know other people who have done this, one ruined a houseful of carpet. The damage I did was minimal by comparison, though it soaked the bedroom under the bathroom which was empty at the time.

          We bought a 2nd hand door for my bedroom and assumed that it opened inwards…so put it on that way with its new hinges. The door wouldn’t open and we couldn’t understand why; the hinges were the right way out (yes, in this house hinges have been put on back to front) It took a while to work out why this door wouldn’t open, Once we’d turned it round and put the hinges on the other side, all was well.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 18, 2018

          Another thing you only do once is leaving the bathroom door open when the dog’s being bathed…the little bugger waited until he was soaking wet and covered with shampoo before doing an Olympic gold medal standard high jump and sprint out of the bathroom. Usein Bolt would have been left standing 😀 😀 😀

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          • Gezza

             /  November 18, 2018

            Yes, I only did that once. I also only didn’t grab her and wrap a towel around her immediately after her shower once.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 18, 2018

              That takes speed and skill, the towel needs to be where you can reach it before Dog shakes off the 70% of the water in 4 seconds, which is impressive but a blimmin nuisance.

              I think it just didn’t occur to us that he could jump out of the bath, which is an old one and quite high…or that he WOULD. Or that the little sod would time it so that he was covered with shampoo when he made his run for freedom.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 18, 2018

              Fido thought it was great fun when he stepped onto duckweed and discovered that it wasn’t grass as he fell through it. His legs and tum were green. The laugh was on him the next morning when he was put into the bath and his green legs and tum were returned to their original white.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 18, 2018

          i’m sure that I wasn’t the first person to step on the paint tray that had quite a lot in it. I now use brushes at all times.

          My old man just managed to stop someone sawing right through the branch that the genius was sitting on…he was sitting on the end away from the tree !

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  4. Gezza

     /  November 18, 2018

    Gezza’s stream at night. At night the bank looks magic, like a pixieland.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 18, 2018

      8.47 am. Asked whether he likes my newly cleared and mown pook promenade, Bluey inspects it closely, and says: “Yep”.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 18, 2018

      I still have one of last year’s Christmas cards hanging up. It looks like Narnia and although it has a Christmas tree in it, it’s not decorated, just lit by an old-fashioned lamp post. There’s an old park bench there, so it looks as if it’s Lantern Waste a few years on, and I love it.

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  5. PDB

     /  November 18, 2018

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