Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 395274 times)

hellymedic

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3250 on: 13 January, 2024, 12:58:58 pm »
I have a little artwork on the shelf above the radiator in my house.

It reads ‘This house is protected by an ever-present coating of dust’...

barakta

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3251 on: 14 January, 2024, 08:06:55 pm »
My mum gave me a fridge magnet about ignoring the dust and turning out the light. For all her faults, snootiness about cleanliness isn't one of them (she'd lose!).

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3252 on: 16 January, 2024, 01:15:32 pm »
On Thursday my dentist X-rayed me & told me to come back in a year for my next check up.


Today’s lunch involved pork crackling.  A large fragment of molar sheared off.  I’ve a feeling this is going to be expensive & painful to repair….


Tooth repaired & she re-opened the account from last week & only charged me the difference!    She said if it fails again a crown might be required,  that tooth is about 75% filling!


Guess what happened yesterday......     not the same tooth but a chunk sheared off another rear molar.  Crusty sourdough to blame this time.    :facepalm:


Dental appointment next week.


That tooth was repaired on the 14th of December.   I had some crusty sourdough on Saturday & the repair came off , leaving me crunching on it.    I phoned the dentist yesterday & got a next day appointment (NHS via MyDentist).    She's repaired it using a different material,  but says that if it goes again I might need to have the entire massive filling replaced or a crown fitted.
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hellymedic

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3253 on: 18 January, 2024, 02:13:09 am »
Many of my contemporaries seem to be having heavily teeth coming to bits…

Mum (87+)’s teeth seem to be holding up pretty well, though a restoration cracked when she fell last year.

Regulator

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3254 on: 18 January, 2024, 10:02:54 am »
Good news: my thyroid scan has been moved forward from the end of March to next Friday.

Bas news: I can't eat seafood for the next week... and the majority of the meals I ordered for next week are seafood based.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3255 on: 18 January, 2024, 02:17:15 pm »
Mum's new fridge-freezer was due to be delivered today between 11:30 & 13:30.    I got the train up to give her a hand clearing the way for the delivery men.


Bastarding John Lewis delivered & installed it 3/4s of an hour early so I had a wasted trip!   :facepalm:
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3256 on: 21 January, 2024, 12:08:18 pm »
OTOH if you had not gone.......as sure as eggs is eggs!
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3257 on: 30 January, 2024, 09:46:53 am »
That envelope of cash (yes, really, in 2024) shouldn't have been left where those removal men could spot it.

OTOH they only removed about a third of the contents. Could have been worse.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3258 on: 13 February, 2024, 02:21:43 am »
Hurrah: I have just applied for a TfL Over-60s Photocard :thumbsup:

Bah: I am entitled to a TfL Over-60s Photocard :'(
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3259 on: 13 February, 2024, 04:32:56 pm »
Pingu will be joining you shortly...
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robgul

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3260 on: 13 February, 2024, 07:41:46 pm »
Hurrah: I have just applied for a TfL Over-60s Photocard :thumbsup:

Bah: I am entitled to a TfL Over-60s Photocard :'(

Huh! - wait until you have to renew your driving licence every 3 years!   

Pretty much just a couple of questions:  Are you warm and standing up, and can see OK with/without specs?

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3261 on: 13 February, 2024, 08:44:44 pm »
Hurrah: I have just applied for a TfL Over-60s Photocard :thumbsup:

Bah: I am entitled to a TfL Over-60s Photocard :'(
I found it to be a double-edged sword.
Happy with the free travel, (even though I still have to cough full whack when I board the 05.56 Ginger Line from Forest Hill of a morning).
Less happy with succumbing easily to the inclination to reduce my cycling miles.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3262 on: 13 February, 2024, 08:52:45 pm »
We get free travel on Merseyside as well, from Southport down to Chester.  Another 8 months for me to wait.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3263 on: 13 February, 2024, 09:42:43 pm »
I've had a travel card for about 15 years.
I've used it twice.*
Both occasions I drove about 25 miles to the city and got on the park and ride to the hospital.
I'd probably need to book B&B to get there using public transport.
* OK 4 times if you count the return...

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3264 on: 14 February, 2024, 01:36:29 am »
Hurrah: I have just applied for a TfL Over-60s Photocard :thumbsup:

Bah: I am entitled to a TfL Over-60s Photocard :'(
I found it to be a double-edged sword.
Happy with the free travel, (even though I still have to cough full whack when I board the 05.56 Ginger Line from Forest Hill of a morning).
Less happy with succumbing easily to the inclination to reduce my cycling miles.

The vast majority of my tube/bus use is at sensible hours, thought I'll likely have to pay full whack to get to LHR in September chiz.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3265 on: 14 February, 2024, 04:09:19 pm »
Had mine for nearly 17 years. It saved me a fortune in the Lakes in '09, especially as I'd found a B&B for 7 nights trans-weekend (don't Google for that, children) so that I could do Kendal - Shap and back for nowt.
Buses are, atm, £2/trip - bearable in all but principle.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3266 on: 15 February, 2024, 04:48:30 pm »
Hurrah: I have just applied for a TfL Over-60s Photocard :thumbsup:

Bah: I am entitled to a TfL Over-60s Photocard :'(

Me too also, but it's a 'National Entitlement Card' up here.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3267 on: 15 February, 2024, 05:12:51 pm »
Which presumably leads to tedious joaks about the entitled oldies.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3268 on: 16 February, 2024, 10:18:12 am »
Not exactly because the yoof have them too, in order to get their free bus travel, I believe.
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3269 on: 23 February, 2024, 05:53:43 pm »
GN: Today I made ten curry meals so that is nine future meals in the freezer.
BN: I am about to wash the dishes

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3270 on: 06 March, 2024, 07:54:17 pm »
Bah: Microwave stopped microwaving >:(

Hurrah! Microwave restarted microwaving after a reboot :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3271 on: 06 March, 2024, 10:23:39 pm »
I've noticed that our microwave's performance tails off alarmingly during times of Silly Oak vole shortage.  Which is mostly in the evenings and around lunchtime, obviously.  It took 7 minutes, 6 seconds[1] to almost completely fail to defrost a curry the other day.


[1] Throwback to our previous - much better - microwave, which in its twilight years suffered from a corroded membrane keypad, with the effect that the '0', '2' '5' and 'auto defrost' buttons were non-functional[2].  As a result we've developed some peculiar habits when it comes to arbitrary durations for microwaving things.
[2] There was a brief reprive when Hananananah The Astronononmer[3] and I carefully peeled it apart and applied conductive paint to the b0rked bit.
[3] Optical, so has entirely normal attitudes towards microwave ovens.


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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3272 on: 07 March, 2024, 01:04:38 am »
If it’s to do with cookery shouldn’t she be an astonomnomnomer?
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3273 on: 07 March, 2024, 08:00:27 am »
If it’s to do with cookery shouldn’t she be an astonomnomnomer?

Only if she's associated with Brum's second university ...

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #3274 on: 07 March, 2024, 10:26:45 am »
If it’s to do with cookery shouldn’t she be an astonomnomnomer?

Only if she's associated with Brum's second university ...

 :facepalm:  It was late, is my excuse
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