Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 255076 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2775 on: March 16, 2021, 12:49:35 pm »
GN: I will drink less beer
BN: One of my favourite beer shops BelgiumInABox has been killed by Covid.
Very BN: I have a £88 order outstanding.


Oh really?  That's a bit crap.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2776 on: March 17, 2021, 07:22:57 am »
BN: AO.com are delivering my fridge/freezer at 7am
BN/GN: They arrived at 6.45, so I let them in rather than sit around bothering the neighbours in their noisy van
BN: There's a barely perceptible dent in the fridge door
GN: AO offer me 80 quid. I bite their hand off, though I could probably have got more
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2777 on: April 02, 2021, 05:50:47 pm »
GN: Its my Birthday
BN: I want one on each of the other 364 days but it is not allowed

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2778 on: April 04, 2021, 11:55:36 pm »
Kona have had a thing for naming some of their bikes on a volcanic theme - Cinder Cone, Lava Dome, Fire Mountain, Kilauea...
I have a 1998 Lava Dome.

It hasn't done any proper off road recently, but with semi-slicks it's handy for pothole filled country lanes & the like.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2779 on: April 13, 2021, 11:42:51 am »
BN: Our CH room stat failed this morning, prompting a panicked text from my wife.
GN: Our plumber (who's kids my wife used to teach) came out within a couple of hours, and fitted a New! Shiny! programmable one
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2780 on: April 13, 2021, 12:36:56 pm »
can you program it to make chocolate cake ?
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2781 on: April 13, 2021, 03:58:44 pm »
I wish, but no. And in fact I shan't programme it at all, I'll just use it as a dumb stat like it's predecessor and let the controller do it's thing. The stat just allows the temperature during the day to be varied automatically, but my wife doesn't do "cooler during the day" temperatures!
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2782 on: April 13, 2021, 04:52:58 pm »
Well then that news should clearly be in the really really real bad news thread, no cake ;(
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2783 on: Yesterday at 12:59:40 pm »
GN:  another successful job.  Customer upgraded from 2 x 100M links at 1 site to 2 x 500M links split across 2 sites.  Finished in half the allocated time & customer happy.


BN: He's got emails dating back to 2014, when the original service was installed, & guess who set it up & tested it with him then ?   I've been doing this for too long!



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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2784 on: Today at 12:40:39 pm »
GN my car only needed wipers to pass its MOT

BN (possibly should be in div thread) I expected this so bought new wipers through trade account at work and completely forgot to fit them so will be paying garage prices for them