Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 211787 times)

fboab

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2600 on: February 22, 2020, 03:14:32 pm »
BN: EldestCub's beloved Triban was nicked from the bike stands while he was 10 pin bowling. Poor sod had just put his shiny new Christmas present tyres on the Triban last week, and spent a couple of hundred quid on a new rear wheel and service for it just before Christmas :(
GN: A while ago a very kind forumite donated a mtb to him, which we stuck in storage as it was a squeak to big for him
More GN: Granny Annie had her second cataract op this am, which went well, and my sis dropped the bike off on their way home from the hospital
BN: No saddle, clipless pedals (and he has no suitable shoes) and in need of a service
GN: I found a saddle in the bits box, his Bedstemor sent him some cash which he is going to use to buy some flats, and we've got a workshop slot tomorrow
We could pop some flats in the post?
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CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2601 on: February 22, 2020, 03:55:34 pm »
Thank you :) We're hoping to get him on the road by Monday, if not he's going to have to take my bike to get to college!

Clare

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2602 on: February 22, 2020, 04:03:36 pm »
 >:(

Hope the lowlife scum tea leaf gets an incurable, embarrassing and pustulent disease.


Glad to hear GA is doing well.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2603 on: February 29, 2020, 09:15:32 pm »
GN: I finally got around to replacing the spotlights in my kitchen.
BN: the new ones are a tad fierce, and show up in embarrassing detail how filthy & untidy the kitchen is  :facepalm:
Not fast & rarely furious

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Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2604 on: March 06, 2020, 12:29:00 am »
GN: I just received my first ever instalment of my state pension.

BN: see above.
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PaulF

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2605 on: March 06, 2020, 05:46:31 am »
GN got a £15 ÜberEats voucher

BN the only local place that takes is is the “Scottish restaurant “

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2606 on: March 06, 2020, 06:14:51 pm »
BN: Somebody spilled red wine on the carpet last night.
GN: I found an old tin of carpet cleaner lurking in the wash house which seems to have improved it somewhat (or maybe it's just the sun is going down so the stain is harder to see).
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ian

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2607 on: March 08, 2020, 05:50:04 pm »
Dr Beckman's patent carpet cleaner works on red wine (and cat sick, it's primary use in our house). Getting a 'distressed' hardwood floor also helps.
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Regulator

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2608 on: March 12, 2020, 12:24:18 pm »
Bad News: Our boiler is on the fritz. We have no heating or hot water. It's OK for Jon - he's in a nice warm office at the hospital. I'm stuck in a cold house, with a grumpy dog, waiting for the gas engineer to arrive.

Good News: The good news is that the gas engineer is Perry... a veritable Adonis of eye candy.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2609 on: March 12, 2020, 12:36:34 pm »
Bad News: Our boiler is on the fritz. We have no heating or hot water. It's OK for Jon - he's in a nice warm office at the hospital. I'm stuck in a cold house, with a grumpy dog, waiting for the gas engineer to arrive.

Good News: The good news is that the gas engineer is Perry... a veritable Adonis of eye candy.


Isn't this the start of most cheesy porn movies ?    :jurek:   
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2610 on: March 12, 2020, 01:17:51 pm »
cleaned the pipes
restored the power
injected the fernox
all hot and bothered

the comments go on and on!

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2611 on: March 13, 2020, 01:56:29 pm »
Hurrah: a shiny new copy of "Traveling (sic) The Lewis & Clark Trail", which I had thought lost in transit, has landed on the doormat :thumbsup:

Bah: With worldwide anti-Lurgi restrictions steadily ramping up I'm in two minds as to whether even to book flights and motor-cars at all :'(
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ian

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2612 on: March 13, 2020, 02:10:18 pm »
Bad News: Our boiler is on the fritz. We have no heating or hot water. It's OK for Jon - he's in a nice warm office at the hospital. I'm stuck in a cold house, with a grumpy dog, waiting for the gas engineer to arrive.

Good News: The good news is that the gas engineer is Perry... a veritable Adonis of eye candy.


Isn't this the start of most cheesy porn movies ?    :jurek:   

I'm sure I did the if porn movies were real-life post before, but if it were real life, the lady of the drama would spend the day sitting in her lingerie waiting for a tradesman to fail to turn up.

And if he did, he'd not have the appropriate tool and have to promise to come back next week.
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Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2613 on: March 13, 2020, 02:28:03 pm »
I prefer the one where the lady of the drama puts some clothes on and fixes the fucking boiler.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2614 on: March 13, 2020, 02:51:30 pm »
I thought it was the fucking washing machine.

The boiler's normally wall mounted  :P
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2615 on: March 13, 2020, 03:04:31 pm »
Bad News: Our boiler is on the fritz. We have no heating or hot water. It's OK for Jon - he's in a nice warm office at the hospital. I'm stuck in a cold house, with a grumpy dog, waiting for the gas engineer to arrive.

Good News: The good news is that the gas engineer is Perry... a veritable Adonis of eye candy.


Isn't this the start of most cheesy porn movies ?    :jurek:   

Regulator is currently polishing his pipework to a backing tune of 1970s disco electric guitar

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2616 on: March 13, 2020, 08:43:04 pm »
I prefer the one where the lady of the drama puts some clothes on and fixes the fucking boiler.

The boiler's already fucking? Unusual narrative approach (or so I'm told).

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2617 on: March 14, 2020, 07:58:06 am »
I prefer the one where the lady of the drama puts some clothes on and fixes the fucking boiler.

The boiler's already fucking? Unusual narrative approach (or so I'm told).

You are right, boilers are most frequently buggered.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2618 on: March 17, 2020, 12:25:45 pm »
Bad news - I've got lung disease, so full on iso / working from home.

Good news - I'm besotted with my GF, and she's off work too!

Bad news - the trials I work on are all being delayed.

Good news - see previous good news.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2619 on: March 21, 2020, 01:21:37 pm »
GN: I found a buyer for my e-bike at a very good price
BN: On the day he showed up, the battery decided to die
BN: The local Bosch LBS were unable to even diagnose the issue
GN: I found a higher capacity battery on fleabay at a really good price
GN: Fleabay were having a 10% discount sale
GN: I told the potential buyer about the new battery & he arranged to pick it up
GN: He turned up on time today & paid cash.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2620 on: March 21, 2020, 02:14:44 pm »
GN found a good heating engineer

BN he is ignroring all my messages.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2621 on: March 23, 2020, 10:21:57 pm »
GN: I brought everything I needed to wfh home this evening.
BN:  I don’t expect the job to last for long.
GN:  Thank f**k we have a garden.
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Basil

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2622 on: March 30, 2020, 03:51:56 pm »
The National Eisteddfod moves (is awarded to) a different location each time.
GN. This year it is Ceredigion.
BN. Cancelled/postponed until 2021.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2623 on: March 30, 2020, 11:37:00 pm »
Good news  I have finished the year end tax books .

BAD NEWS  The plumbers I sub contract for &  have a bill for   shut up the shop .

Good news  tonight  I have been asked to help lay 20 cubic meters of concrete at the local bog roll factory. Starting  at 7 am Tomorrow morning

Bad news  I will have to re cook the books .
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The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2624 on: March 31, 2020, 08:03:40 am »
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Good news  tonight  I have been asked to help lay 20 cubic meters of concrete at the local bog roll factory. Starting  at 7 am Tomorrow morning


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