Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 186175 times)

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2450 on: October 19, 2018, 08:29:36 pm »

GN: my prescription swimming goggles have arrived.
BN: so has the first of this seasons sore throats.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2451 on: October 27, 2018, 07:10:44 pm »
GN.  I got a text to say I'd won a prize in the flood relief  raffle.
Even better news. I had to go to the pub to find out what it was.
BN.  It wasn't the top prize.-Two tickets for any Ospreys game.
GN.  It wasn't the two tickets for any Swansea City match.

It was a £10 voucher for the Chinese.
GN.  That's dinner sorted one day next week.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2452 on: November 14, 2018, 04:30:38 pm »
Good news - of a sort - I'm getting a strange shadowing on one of my 14 year old Eizo flat monitors, that means I should be able to justify changing for something New! Shiny! 2 x 19" seemed like a lot at the time, it doesn't any more.

I'd better just check pushing the connector fully in though, hadn't I?

Oh.


Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2453 on: November 24, 2018, 12:01:16 pm »
BN - we have a gas leak in the supply to the boiler
GN - SGN were out within half an hour to look at it
BN - It’s a pinhole leak in the side at a bend, and too time consuming for the engineer to be allowed to fix, which would have been FOC so supply has been isolated
GN - we have immersion heater, fan heaters, electric cooker and an open fire
BN - our plumber doesn’t work weekends any more.
GN - I first smelt gas Thursday evening, but we have none inside so dismissed it as the Eucalyptus leaves in a bouquet my wife had - thankfully no mishaps!!!  Helped by the supply pipe being external to the house albeit the leak was close to the boiler cupboard. Could have been a LOT worse   :o
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2454 on: November 24, 2018, 12:14:44 pm »

GN: my prescription swimming goggles have arrived.
BN: so has the first of this seasons sore throats.

You ATE the goggles?

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2455 on: November 24, 2018, 03:46:19 pm »
BN: The Proclaimers gig at Edinburgh Castle on 20/7/19 was sold out by the time I remembered to check. 20,000 tickets in 55 minutes.

GN: They announced another gig the day after and I bagged a brace.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2456 on: December 19, 2018, 10:35:23 am »
BN: The abscess I had on a tooth has returned, despite root canal work.

GN: I phoned the dentist at 9am, and had an appointment and 9:30 - luckily I work only 20 minutes walk away.

MGN: Nothing major, despite waking up looking like I'd taken a left hook to the jaw, 5 day course of antibiotics prescribed

BN: They are of a type (Metronidazole / Flagyl) that you shouldn't consume alcohol with, because nausea, vomiting, palpitations, hot flushes etc., plus for 48 hours after finishing  :( (apparently it has an "antabuse-like effect")

GN: Last time I had them I only left it 24 hrs and was fine, so hopefully can start celebrations Christmas Eve eve.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2457 on: December 19, 2018, 10:58:50 am »
Ouch.

BN my last minute dentist an hygienist appt books yesterday is half cancelled, hygienist is sick

GN only half the teeth scraping/fiddling today

BN. More teeth scraping to come
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2458 on: December 23, 2018, 05:41:09 pm »
GN: I’ve finished the antibiotics and, fingers crossed, they seem to have done the trick.

BN: I miscalculated the dates. My 7 days of enforced sobriety extends to Christmas Day lunchtime.

GN: Probably as a result of the BN my blood pressure registered as 120/76. I’ll take that.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2459 on: December 23, 2018, 05:54:10 pm »
GN - scraping re-booked

BN - filling needed, choice of small amalgam, or larger porcelain joining the filling already in that tooth. 

GN - porcelain would be permanent, amalgam would need replacing sometime (although I've had other amalgam fillings for over 15 years)

BN - porcelain ££££
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2460 on: January 06, 2019, 10:18:35 pm »
Bad News : I did my accounts Current Account < Credit Card
Good News : I checked my share account I have some dividends to transfer :-)

It so easy for you people who work. I can only take three ski holidays then I run out of money.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2461 on: January 10, 2019, 03:37:07 pm »
BN - I suddenly realised that I needed some Euros.  So the nearest place is ASDA (sometimes better than average rates). Then I noticed that I could  not pick up my money until 3pm Friday. I would have already started my journey.

GN - I changed to MoneyCorp at Bristol Airport. The exchange rate was better.


Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2462 on: January 13, 2019, 10:42:33 pm »
GN: I've finished most of the ironing backlog & now have pressed shirts & trousers for the next few weeks.
BN: most... not all ......


GN: The grilled lamb chops were delicious.
BN: It was probably a bad idea to coat them with shredded, dried chillies & then cook them in the grill pan , on a cold , wet, windy night.   I had to open the windows, and this was not a good thing.



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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2463 on: January 19, 2019, 02:57:13 pm »
BN: My The North Face snow boots have got a massive crack across the plastic bit across the toes.

GN: That's another project for that bumper pack of Sugru I bought last week (see thread in OT knowledge)
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2464 on: January 21, 2019, 06:46:38 pm »
BN: My home broadband is playing up again , downloads speed is less than 7M, it was over 50M the last time I had them out to look at it.
GN: I can now get the latest shiny ultrafast fibre to the premises,  and as I work for the relevant telco it's free!  That only leaves wrestling with the "staff benefits" order page to deal with.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2465 on: January 31, 2019, 08:43:06 pm »
BN: Well I've just realised that tomorrow's 9am hospital appointment is in Hastings rather than Eastbourne as I'd thought. So that's half an hour on a school kid packed train (standing room only) and then either a rush hour taxi or a 2.5 mile walk rather than a simple twenty mnute walk from home. And it's meant to snow overnight.

BN: The hospital appointment is because I've had gut issues since November. November 2017. And I'll be on a train in which you can't move let alone get to the toilet.

GN: At least I realised now rather than at half eight tomorrow morning.


I'm irked though. Both at myself for not checking and at the consultant who assured me it would be in Eastbourne when I asked where it would be as transport could be aproblem.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2466 on: January 31, 2019, 09:10:10 pm »
I hope you don't get all the way there only to be told there's no one to see you cos of snow.
Pessimist, moi?
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2467 on: January 31, 2019, 09:18:15 pm »
Annoyingly I have a friend who lives in Hastings and if I'd realised sooner I could just have slept at her place. That's what I'm doing for part two of the test next Friday anyway.

It doesn't help that my gut issues are worse in the morning and exacerbated by stress.

I want it to snow enough that I can just not make it and rearrange. After all I'm not seeing the consultant for the results till April despite the test itself being quite quick.

What I expect to happen is it to snow enough to be aright pain in the arse but not actually prevent travel. Or I'll get to Hastings but not be able to get home.

Bah. Fed up.
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2468 on: January 31, 2019, 09:19:45 pm »
I had a hopsital appointment a month or so back when we had sno before.
I cycled in along the North Deeside Road, past stationary traffic.
I was 15 minutes late.

There were lots of people with the same appointment time at the clinic, but I was the only one there.
Everyone else was stuck in traffic, it seems.

The doc was in, and i got seen straight away!

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2469 on: February 12, 2019, 03:19:24 pm »
GN: Insurance company paid up following the theft of my Mercian.
BN: The New! Shiny! will cost a fuck load MOAR money than they shelled out.
GN: I can afford it. 631, 531. Fancy lugs, curved tubes. <little moment>
MOAR GN: Deposit paid.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2470 on: February 12, 2019, 09:43:49 pm »
Excellent!

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2471 on: February 15, 2019, 03:23:43 pm »
GN: We're going to Llanerchindda Farm, near Llandovery, by train, for the weekend of 3-6 May.
BN: I was unable to penetrate the log-in to buy tickets via GWR. They charge an extra £1 for postal ticket delivery.
GN: I was able to buy tickets via Transport for Wales. They do not charge extra for postal ticket delivery.
More GN: Tickets arrived this morn in bilingual wallet. 

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2472 on: February 15, 2019, 03:53:19 pm »
GN: We're going to Llanerchindda Farm, near Llandovery, by train, for the weekend of 3-6 May.
BN: I was unable to penetrate the log-in to buy tickets via GWR. They charge an extra £1 for postal ticket delivery.
GN: I was able to buy tickets via Transport for Wales. They do not charge extra for postal ticket delivery.
More GN: Tickets arrived this morn in bilingual wallet.

TfW are quite good at the moment as they are still trying hard.  They are new and eager to please, having recently taken over the contract from ArrivaTrainsWalesAreSorryToAnnouceThat.....
Mind you, they haven't got round to re-branding much of the rolling stock yet, so you may not notice. (Other than possibly being more or less on time)
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2473 on: February 15, 2019, 03:59:43 pm »
GN: Insurance company paid up following the theft of my Mercian.
BN: The New! Shiny! will cost a fuck load MOAR money than they shelled out.
GN: I can afford it. 631, 531. Fancy lugs, curved tubes. <little moment>
MOAR GN: Deposit paid.

Must have progress reports.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2474 on: February 15, 2019, 04:38:19 pm »
GN: Insurance company paid up following the theft of my Mercian.
BN: The New! Shiny! will cost a fuck load MOAR money than they shelled out.
GN: I can afford it. 631, 531. Fancy lugs, curved tubes. <little moment>
MOAR GN: Deposit paid.

Must have progress reports.  :thumbsup:
Progress report #1: Nice man from bike shop gets in touch.  Do I want a band on or braze on front mech? Do I want a metal head tube badge?
Progress report #2: Waiting. Waiting. Twiddling thumbs. Waiting. Thinking about paint schemes. Waiting.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)