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Two Magpies
« on: 14.04. 2014 15:56 »
Can't recall seeing two magpies however someone up there likes me today
Just when I boast of starting two bikes first kick and the shed almost finished - crash
Standing at my bench sorting out old spanners I hear a load crash, seems close at hand, when I turn around (to look out the door) the floor around me is scattered with debris, a new shelf which had six boxes of stuff on it has tilted enough for them all to slide off spilling their contents over the entire shed but missing my bike.
Seem my engineering skills don't quite extend to shelves.
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #1 on: 14.04. 2014 18:54 »
Oops. I had a large baulk of timber slip out of my garage roof when I was fooling around in the rafters a year or two back. Landed end on on the top of my Hardley tank. I could feel nothing but relief that it hadn't struck the A10 standing next to it.

Just took the application of a Sideburn sticker over the ding and who is to know (or care).
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #2 on: 15.04. 2014 07:26 »
you guys were lucky....   I wasn't quick enough..      *countdown*    *rant*

I needed a bit more than a sideburn sticker to cover my noggin..   *smile*
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #3 on: 15.04. 2014 10:04 »
You haven't got a pic of your face when the stickers got ripped off by any chance WozzA  *eek*

I'm thinking the wearing of helmets is advisable in sheds
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #4 on: 15.04. 2014 10:37 »
Hey Bill, shamed to say your shed post disaster ,looks tidier than mine at this mo due to a certain Son using my garage as a dumping ground !! and you got proof of divine interference ,no damage to the BSA !! . Wozza ,when did that happen , looks nasty ,what is it  the stats show ,more accidents happen around the home than anywhere else ? If that had happened to me ,the boss would have said " lucky it hit your head ,anywhere and it could have done some damage " take care ,BobH.
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #5 on: 15.04. 2014 12:50 »
some 'ouch'es here.

btw, anyone with a cylinder safely placed on the top shelf, falling down on the freshly chromed and painted tank? (not me. yet...).

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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #6 on: 15.04. 2014 14:12 »
a couple of years ago now Bob...   I ducked  ( not low enough ) instead of weaved...
a piece of steel plate I was saving was hanging from the ceiling... & I walked into it...  Dohhh..
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #7 on: 16.04. 2014 06:54 »
I tossed a besser block (large concrete block) over the fence. It landed on the freshly painted tank of a HD owned by a local Hells Angel. *bash*
I can run nearly as fast as I ride  *eek*
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #8 on: 16.04. 2014 11:53 »

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I tossed a besser block (large concrete block) over the fence. It landed on the freshly painted tank of a HD owned by a local Hells Angel. *bash*
I can run nearly as fast as I ride  *eek*

    Aha....!
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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #9 on: 16.04. 2014 12:09 »
I dont know why but I keep thinking there must be a pub somewhere that is called "The Two Magpies", it just seems like a pub name.

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Re: Two Magpies
« Reply #10 on: 16.04. 2014 12:37 »
Wow Bill, you are lucky, what with everything flying over the bike except, maybe, a couple of tubes of sealer. Glad for you it went down (so to speak) like that. I really like your drawer systems but, for my own peace of mind, I need to believe they are all scattered behind those tidy fronts.

I have to admit, I had no clue what the "two magpies" referred to, but now (without Googling) assume it is some lucky sign.

Wozza, as nasty as that looks, I have a feeling you were considering yourself lucky is wasn't worse.

Now, saying bye and off to Google.

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