Author Topic: Small victories  (Read 1728 times)

citoyen

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Small victories
« on: June 30, 2019, 02:13:02 pm »
I found my pipe cutter. Only took 20 minutes of looking.

(Finding one's pipe cutter might not be considered an achievement for the Jureks of this world who keep their tools well ordered, but...)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Small victories
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 02:29:25 pm »
 ;D
It'll come as no surprise to you then, that I know exactly where both of my tube cutters are, as well as the location of a replacement cutting wheel.
In the drawer yclept 'Cutting tools', of course.
Embossed Dymo label on the drawer an' everyfink.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Small victories
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 02:41:00 pm »
I saw the knob on mine yesterday from a distance and thought "WTF that?"  Investigated... "Oh yes, that".

I only bought the thing a month ago. :facepalm:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

robgul

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 03:24:47 pm »
. . . my two pipe cutters (one with large-ish knob and one very compact for restricted spaces) will be in the dedicated "plumbing tool box" along with the gaz blowlamp, piezo lighter, solder, flux, spanners etc and a range of copper and compression fittings.

Current task is to make a plywood case to house my new router and its range of bits - everything in its place makes sense and life so much simpler :thumbsup:

Rob

Re: Small victories
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 03:34:52 pm »
I saw the knob on mine yesterday from a distance and thought "WTF that?"  Investigated... "Oh yes, that".

I only bought the thing a month ago. :facepalm"
With that, and the early morning greeting, have  you considered deploying corrective lenses?  :P

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Small victories
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 03:49:16 pm »
AFAIK giglamps do nothing much for the memory.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Small victories
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 04:23:59 pm »
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Small victories
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 06:45:49 pm »
I broke my pipe cutter a few years ago, but I had to search the Cupboard Of Doom for some strimmer line last week, which turned into a full-scale tidying up and cull of dead bicycle tyres and assorted car stuff (haven't owned a car since 2007) I expect will become really handy some time next month.

Halfway through this operation, the strimmer line was found!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Small victories
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 09:53:29 pm »
I've finally cut up the fibreglass canoe that's been on Google Earth views of my garage roof since the beginning of time. (Previous thread somewhere on yacf gives details).
It's now a pile of fibreglass bits on my drive which will probably sit there until either a) my kids have to sell the house to pay care home fees, or b) I work out when the local tip is open (seems to be based on moon phasing)

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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 05:02:36 pm »
I bought a couple of 'ripe and ready' avocados for lunch yesterday but they felt a bit firm so I didn't dare cut into either.

Took the chance on one for today's lunch, and it was absolutely perfect - neither too firm nor too soft.

Fingers crossed the second won't be past edible by tomorrow...
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

ian

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 08:29:49 pm »
That doesn't compute. They're never edible.
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 09:03:18 pm »
I bought a couple of 'ripe and ready' avocados for lunch yesterday but they felt a bit firm so I didn't dare cut into either.

Took the chance on one for today's lunch, and it was absolutely perfect - neither too firm nor too soft.

Fingers crossed the second won't be past edible by tomorrow...

Don't confuse an avocado  with a conference pear, for which the moment of ripeness is approximately 3 Planck units.

hellymedic

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2019, 09:35:15 pm »
Conference pears still stone hard in my fruit bowl after 8 days. Just about managed to cut one up this morning. It was OK.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2020, 05:19:26 pm »
Was about to order a new bottom bracket for my cross bike. Then, while looking for something entirely unrelated, I found a spare bottom bracket that I ordered some time ago and had completely forgotten about.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Small victories
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2020, 05:20:48 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2020, 06:58:47 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Small victories
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2020, 07:15:19 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.

How's the one on your cross bike doing?  (just a hunch)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2020, 08:50:18 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.

How's the one on your cross bike doing?  (just a hunch)
Well, it was doing fine until I removed the crank for routine maintenance and the bearings came out with it.

The only reason I hadn’t already ordered a new BB was because I was debating whether or not to attempt to put the bearings back rather than replace it.

Finding the spare BB makes it an easy decision.

Most of my bikes take a Shimano HTII road  type BB, so it’s hard to know which one I had in mind when I bought it.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Wowbagger

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2020, 09:03:22 pm »
I broke my pipe cutter a few years ago, but I had to search the Cupboard Of Doom for some strimmer line last week, which turned into a full-scale tidying up and cull of dead bicycle tyres and assorted car stuff (haven't owned a car since 2007) I expect will become really handy some time next month.

Halfway through this operation, the strimmer line was found!

For me, the discovery of the item for which the Search was Organdised signals that the search is over.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

ian

  • feat. Undead Jess & Finestre, Queen of Hell
Re: Small victories
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2020, 09:56:14 am »
Oddly, I think I need a bottom bracket and was going to buy one about two years ago (or pay someone, like I'm going to fit a bottom bracket, ha), but the bike with the wobbly crank is still in the garage, still wobbly.
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