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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #45 on: 20.03. 2019 10:59 »
I'm at the end of a long audiovisual design project that resists getting done. After semi-promising delivery of the design package by the end of today, and expecting a work-from-home all-nighter to get it done, my home computer goes into hard failure. Right now I'm just practicing and procastinating how to tell the architect.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #46 on: 20.03. 2019 20:02 »
I'm at the end of a long audiovisual design project that resists getting done. After semi-promising delivery of the design package by the end of today, and expecting a work-from-home all-nighter to get it done, my home computer goes into hard failure. Right now I'm just practicing and procastinating how to tell the architect.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #47 on: 20.03. 2019 20:14 »
Richard.. In the UK it is known as "Throwing a Sickie"....usually reserved for the sort of day when you are unable to face some event at work, or just can't be bothered to show up...S**T Happens, said the bumper sticker., looks to be true.

 My son is an Architect... he says anything that extends the job is welcome......so look on the bright side, just blame your internet provider.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #48 on: 23.03. 2019 18:25 »
Well I nearly took the Super Rocket out for its first run of the year until I noticed a couple of 40ft birch trees on my driveway leaning over at 45 degrees towards my neighbour's roof due to the recent gales.
Fortunately I have a mate who is a tree surgeon so he climbed an adjacent tree and swung across and stood on the crown of the birches and chainsawed the tops off and reduced the trunks until he could fell them without hitting the house.
At least I will have a decent amount of logs for the fire when I clear up the felled trees tomorrow  *smile*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #49 on: 23.03. 2019 19:29 »
Today I am staying at my daughters house. My task, while the family were out was to renew the thin polythene sheet that acts as a piston to initiate the syphoning that flushes the toilet. I had to remove the close-coupled cistern from the toilet pan. This meant I had to change the thick sealing washer between cistern and pan. No leaks, so far!

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #50 on: 23.03. 2019 22:06 »
Today I am staying at my daughters house. My task, while the family were out was to renew the thin polythene sheet that acts as a piston to initiate the siphoning that flushes the toilet. I had to remove the close-coupled cistern from the toilet pan. This meant I had to change the thick sealing washer between cistern and pan. No leaks, so far!
well you have done the `gas fitting`now the `plumbing` you are definitely multi talented, well done.  The siphon flush is a good one that is why the toilets over there are known as `w.w.p.`(waste water preventors) if the washer fails it dose not continually run, we dont have that in N.Z. if the washer fails we continually waste water until fixed. I know this is totally off topic but as a plumber/gasfitter/heating engineer for 50,years i just had to say something, cheers     
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #51 on: 23.03. 2019 23:07 »
Jack of all trades...  *smile*

I have done quite a lot of D. I. Y. over the years and I was employed as a plumber for a short time.

I also do quite a lot of computer programming, (usually in Visual Basic) these days to make simple games for my grand kids.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #52 on: 24.03. 2019 21:36 »
Thought i would give the car a wax and polish today before i start on the bike to get it ready for its mot on Thursday. I have been on holiday for two months so a bit of catching up to do.   *wink2*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #53 on: 25.03. 2019 01:59 »
Prepped and painted a wall in the l/room. Rearranged the furniture. Still had time between coats to get three of the bikes warmed up. May have a blast around the block later if SWMBO can't find anything else.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #54 on: 25.03. 2019 09:03 »
... if SWMBO can't find anything else.
Ah yes, that's the problem isn't it.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #55 on: 25.03. 2019 22:50 »
A crook back from gardening..    *angry*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #56 on: 26.03. 2019 13:45 »
still feeling bone idle. *sleepy*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #57 on: 26.03. 2019 15:39 »
At bl00dy work.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #58 on: 26.03. 2019 16:31 »
Shingles !
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #59 on: 26.03. 2019 16:35 »
well can't think of better reason, they're a very painful thing, all the best with it/them mate
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