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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2450 on: 31 May, 2021, 06:14:57 pm »
Decide I'm going to paint the (very rusty) railings at the front of the house while MrsC is away. Derust, paint. The sun is low while I'm finishing the painting, so I'm squinting a bit as I work.

Next day, look at railings. Few little spots missed, particularly around curlicues. NP, I'll touch that up.

Except I won't. Because I've painted it in Hammerite smooth, which has an overcoat time of 30m - 4hours or two weeks later.

Arse, and double arse. I could have touched it up the same day. Now I have to wait two weeks, which will be after MrsC returns.

It’s in a marine environment. It’ll rust anyway. Just paint it.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2451 on: 02 June, 2021, 02:46:16 pm »
Get changed to go cycling, collect bike, carry it downstairs, get on bike.
Only at this point do I realise that I am wearing my road cycling shoes, which have cleats, but am about to ride my mountain bike, which has flat pedals. So I had to go back up to the flat to change my shoes. Mr fimm thought this was hilarious.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2452 on: 02 June, 2021, 04:12:23 pm »
Get changed to go cycling, collect bike, carry it downstairs, get on bike.
Only at this point do I realise that I am wearing my road cycling shoes, which have cleats, but am about to ride my mountain bike, which has flat pedals. So I had to go back up to the flat to change my shoes. Mr fimm thought this was hilarious.
I once stood next to my bike outside the front door ready for the morning commute with a strong feeling that something was wrong.  I eventually realised what it was.
"Ah, no cleats on these bedroom slippers."
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2453 on: 02 June, 2021, 06:28:44 pm »
Get changed to go cycling, collect bike, carry it downstairs, get on bike.
Only at this point do I realise that I am wearing my road cycling shoes, which have cleats, but am about to ride my mountain bike, which has flat pedals. So I had to go back up to the flat to change my shoes. Mr fimm thought this was hilarious.
I once stood next to my bike outside the front door ready for the morning commute with a strong feeling that something was wrong.  I eventually realised what it was.
"Ah, no cleats on these bedroom slippers."

My worst was...
arrive at work, take bike into server room.
take off lycra and hang on back of biggest and warmest server to dry
put on work suit left on rack overnight
 finish tying shoe laces ...    stand up ....  walk to door ...   realise trousers are still on the desk.

ten seconds later I'd have swiped the security card and entered the crowded foyer of the entire building waiting for the lifts to their floors.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2454 on: 02 June, 2021, 06:54:00 pm »
Pah once "lost" a sealskin sock I used to wear over my work socks when cycling home in winter. The really tight other shoe didn't give me enough of a clue that I'd stuck both extra socks on the same foot.

Incidentally in mid winter when it would freeze your camelbak tube I'd put a carrier bag between the socks for extra warmth

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2455 on: 02 June, 2021, 08:53:55 pm »
Arrive at work to find underwear was still at home!  Cue for wearing two sets of Theatre scrubs

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2456 on: 02 June, 2021, 09:18:58 pm »
Get changed to go cycling, collect bike, carry it downstairs, get on bike.
Only at this point do I realise that I am wearing my road cycling shoes, which have cleats, but am about to ride my mountain bike, which has flat pedals. So I had to go back up to the flat to change my shoes. Mr fimm thought this was hilarious.
I once stood next to my bike outside the front door ready for the morning commute with a strong feeling that something was wrong.  I eventually realised what it was.
"Ah, no cleats on these bedroom slippers."

Yep - I did that about 3 weeks ago.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2457 on: 03 June, 2021, 02:02:40 pm »
Cycled into work* this morning to sign a leaving card. Got back home to realise I'm not wearing my padded mitts . There's one clinging grimly to the rack where I put it after taking them off, so had to retrace my route in the hope of finding the other. I did, 100m away from work.

*OK, the education & environment centre for young people that I sometimes run sessions at. What with Covid and L.A. cuts I haven't been doing much for them of late.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2458 on: 03 June, 2021, 02:29:40 pm »
Didn't Andy Allsop turn up at the start of his first audax, look down at his feet and think "Crivens! These are not the clipless shoes I need."?  Extra bonus Divery is due, as his first Audax was LEL.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2459 on: 03 June, 2021, 05:17:11 pm »
Arrive at work to find underwear was still at home!  Cue for wearing two sets of Theatre scrubs

Women have a distinct advantage here as a pair of knickers is so insubstantial that it's always possible to hide spare/emergency undies almost anywhere so they're usually available.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2460 on: 03 June, 2021, 05:52:32 pm »
Arrive at work to find underwear was still at home!  Cue for wearing two sets of Theatre scrubs

Women have a distinct advantage here as a pair of knickers is so insubstantial that it's always possible to hide spare/emergency undies almost anywhere so they're usually available.

Trouser leg would be traditional...
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2461 on: 03 June, 2021, 07:12:49 pm »
Arrive at work to find underwear was still at home!  Cue for wearing two sets of Theatre scrubs

Women have a distinct advantage here as a pair of knickers is so insubstantial that it's always possible to hide spare/emergency undies almost anywhere so they're usually available.

Trouser leg would be traditional...
only to be found after you have taken creative action to overcome the issues associated with going commando.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2462 on: 08 June, 2021, 05:27:06 pm »
The project continues and in spite of being knackered from the (up to now) 8 days of manual labour, mentally I’m feeling good. 

However, I have discovered why all the training films I watched as an apprentice said not to hold work pieces in the hand when using a screwdriver or (though no one would be so stupid) an electric drill. I now have a ‘tight’ red index finger with a neat 3mm pilot hole in it above the top knuckle.  :facepalm:
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2463 on: 08 June, 2021, 07:47:33 pm »
ouch
Rust never sleeps

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2464 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:10:42 pm »
Who took my fettling injury title away from me whilst I had a sabbatical?

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2465 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:12:58 pm »
Of course, the only interest shown by either of the nurses I currently live with (Dr Beardy and Ms Beardy the younger) is the possibility of it needing to be aspirated, a task which they may come to blows over who gets to do it! No actual sympathy obv.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2466 on: 12 June, 2021, 11:43:58 am »
So , I bought a Panasonic Breadmaker.   Well regarded & pretty foolproof you'd think ?   You've not met this pretty fool.....   


1st loaf OK.
2nd loaf I added the dry ingredients , but forgot to add water.   I realised this when I opened the thing up after 4 hours to find a load of lightly toasted flour....
3rd loaf I added all the dry ingredients, added the water, set the thing to Go, then noticed the paddle sitting on the bench next to the machine, where I'd left it after cleaning up the previous mess.


 :facepalm:
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2467 on: 12 June, 2021, 12:24:13 pm »
Next trick is to omit the yeast  ;D

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2468 on: 12 June, 2021, 05:11:35 pm »
As it was quarter past four I thought I'd turn on the telly to see how the first 15 minutes had gone for the Welsh footy team.  I was presented with Gareth Bale in a post match interview.  Doh.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2469 on: 12 June, 2021, 09:19:31 pm »
Next trick is to omit the yeast  ;D

Been there, done that.

I couldn't decide whether to eat the cannonball or take it down the range and offer it to the cannon section to test.