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Post  ZED on Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:05 pm

Owt good? What have you all been up to then? Icon_question


Just trying to revive this place a bit,
Elaine. What have you all been up to then? Icon_biggrin
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Post  Mk3rob on Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:08 pm

Mot on the Primera, only 3 advisories. Scamp after Easter if i dont break it to much What have you all been up to then? Icon_rolleyes

Long weekend at Barnsley and Bradford, visiting daughter and grand rugrat What have you all been up to then? Affraid i missed at Xmas.

Catching up with the odd jobs on the Scamp.

Well i am in the middle of my 7 off so i should have done something What have you all been up to then? Icon_twisted
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:44 pm

Well, I'm at present in the throes of transforming my junk room (which it was never meant to be, it just sort of defaulted that way) into a computer and music room. The planned sequence of logistics is something like:

1. Take the one decent bit of furniture (antique cupboard) to sale rooms,
2. Set up and make guest bed downstairs,
3. Take old bed to the tip,
4. Sort junk room contents, move stuff to be kept into bedroom, take rest to tip,
5. Go shopping for paper and paint,
6. Resume the decorating job, started but put on hold about 30 years ago,
7. Go shopping for shelves and brackets and fit them,
8. Go shopping for new light fittings and install them,
9. Install telephone and ADSL cables under floor,
10. Go shopping for carpet tiles and hardboard underlay and fit them,
11. Go shopping for new furniture, mainly computer desks & filing cabinets,
12. Furnish room, move original contents to new shelves & cupboards,
13. Get computer network up and running in its new home,
14. Dispose of old cupboards etc. via Freecycle, charity shops or tip,
15. Go shopping for new bed.

At present I'm at step 4. I used a CAD program to fit everything in the bedroom, but somehow there suddenly seems to be a lot of other stuff that wasn't included in the plan.

Target is completion before the clocks change, when I switch to outdoor jobs. Wish me luck!
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:59 pm

Shed destroying/burning party last weekend,new shed building party will be starting Friday,the place stinks of creosote(and yes,we stockpiled some of that nasty stuff and have made it even more nasty by mixing it with some old engine oil,shed sould last a while but everything around it will probably die now!!).
Now the warmer weather has eventually got to us,the cat's seem to like the roof of the Scamp as a nest,so shotguns,misile launchers,hand grenades plus mines on the roof of the Scamp,have now been deployed.By the time the Scamp has it's first outing the roof will probably be in rags!!
Linda may have to go and have another op on her foot again as they seem to think they did not go deep enoughthe first time,I'll keep you posted as she has to go and see the specialist on Friday.
Daughter Kelly's bump gets bigger(she's pregnant)and her mad 1 year old Springer Spaniel,I am now certain,had part of it's brain removed at birth (or at least the bit that says STOP!),if you can catch a glimpse of him,as he is boucing off the walls at 90mph,he is a black and white Springer named Fonzie.
Work has been absolutely bonkers after cutting our MOT prices to compete with 3 local garages that had taken alot of our MOT trade.
If anyone wants any of the wiper blades I mentioned in a previous thread,I will purchase them and bring them to Stoneleigh,just tell me the length you require.
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Post  Mk3rob on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:12 pm

We used to have a Springer Spaniel which was loopy til it died age 9
You know those floppy things normally called ears.............well there's nothing between them What have you all been up to then? Icon_twisted
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Post  ZED on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:03 am

I'm guessing she already takes him for long runs everyday, so it might be his food? Springers can go hypo if they're fed on the 'wrong' type. Tell her to go to a pet shop (such as Jollyes) and ask for a working-dog food that's for feeding when the shooting season has ended.

Or, we feed our Boxer, Sten on BarkingHeads it seems quite expensive, but it only works out at just over a £1 a day to feed him (and he's 5 and three quarter stones of muscle). Very good quality, so smaller portions required http://www.barkingheads.co.uk/for-dogs/ she could try that.
The only other food we'd feed him would be Orijen, but that's mega expensive....


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Post  Jono on Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:56 am

Been a bit busy ourselves too..... What have you all been up to then? Icon_biggrin

What have you all been up to then? 17032010
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:54 pm

Never mind your femine side and being manacled to the sink

whats the double garage and workshop like What have you all been up to then? Icon_twisted
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Post  Jono on Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:46 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Never mind your femine side and being manacled to the sink

whats the double garage and workshop like What have you all been up to then? Icon_twisted



Err...that is the motorcycle workshop...doesn't your garage look like that then? What have you all been up to then? Icon_cool
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Post  muttley on Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 pm

Orange Beastie - MOT'D What have you all been up to then? Icon_bounce

Bl**dy Renault - Expensive Brakes being sorted What have you all been up to then? Icon_sad

Rolled My Other Scamp....... What have you all been up to then? Affraid

Captain Slow
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Post  minislapper on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:14 am

Rolled it? affraid

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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:34 pm

Shouldn't be a problem - that's what roll bars are for What have you all been up to then? Icon_tongue
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Post  muttley on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:14 pm

Yep....Rolled it into the garage and then Rolled it on to its side What have you all been up to then? Icon_lol What have you all been up to then? Icon_lol What have you all been up to then? Icon_lol

It's clearout time in the garage so that I can really get started.......on the Popemobile.

Yes, Yes, I've said it before......but I'm determined to get the thing built......

Not setting any deadlines....but I'm hoping to get it on the road before we run of petrol
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Post  minislapper on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:15 am

We keep saying the same thing about the Nomad....it's moved house 3 times now!

Must make more of an effort.......

Good luck getting yours sorted.

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:50 am

A month into the junk room transformation (although away on holiday for a week of that), and I'm still only as far as decorating and putting up shelves - steps 6 & 7 in the list above. I have to do these jobs in parallel, as there was too much stuff to stow in the bedroom so it's a case of (a) paint one side of the room, (b) put up shelves on that side, (c) transfer stuff from the existing shelves on the other side, (d) paint other side. Despairing of ever sleeping in my own bed again, I've found out that I actually hate decorating,
AND I NEVER WANT TO PAPER ANOTHER CEILING AS LONG AS I LIVE!!!!What have you all been up to then? Mad-050



So how're the rest of you getting on with your respective projects?
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Post  Jono on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:48 am

Rum Tum Tugger wrote:


So how're the rest of you getting on with your respective projects?

Hahahhahaha.......... What have you all been up to then? 449355 What have you all been up to then? 449355 What have you all been up to then? 449355
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Post  ZED on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:22 am

Back garden's not far off done, the same goes for the back room. What have you all been up to then? Icon_biggrin

Smash off concrete guttering & fit plastic, replace uPVC windows & door with oak ones, lift & relay floorboards in lounge, and garage rendering, all still to be done. What have you all been up to then? Icon_rolleyes


The MESS could be on the road within weeks, but I don't think we'll bother because it just wouldn't get driven enough this year... What have you all been up to then? Icon_rolleyes


At work, been very busy in the dairy - National Trust season. As well as milking the cows, feeding the pigs & calves, bottle feeding the lambs (only 5 thank god). No bedding down though, the cows are out in the fields. What have you all been up to then? Icon_cool

And of course there's plenty of off-roading to do on 460 acres, so we're putting that to good use, esp the hilly, rugged bits! What have you all been up to then? 245447


Today's my day off, but I'm going up to trim (the sheep/cow dog) Rosie's hair - Think a belly dangling full of this shaped () cow poo winnets... Nice! And no doubt I'll end up staying for hours just mucking in. What have you all been up to then? Icon_porc



Shorts on, the sun's out,
Elaine. What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink
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Post  Mk3rob on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:38 am

" And no doubt I'll end up staying for hours just mucking in. What have you all been up to then? Icon_porc "

or
Mucking out What have you all been up to then? Icon_twisted

After leaving the Easter off roading on Mon pm, I had the Scamp MOT on Tues pm What have you all been up to then? Affraid

Luckerly (bloody amazingly) i had not broken it off roading and the only major thing it failed on was the rear brakes - Hyd and Hand (as discussed at easter - muddy sludge doesnt make great braking). New shoes and adjustment and they were ok.
The steering wheel had verticle play up the shaft - got a thicker washer.
The pass seat belt release button pinged off............and with all the wetness at Easter the belts had shrunk............or was it my greater girth and the extra layers of cold/wet clothing - down to the scrappies and got a pair off Escort front belts, so now loads of room.
As far as the Scamp goes i am now quitting while i'm ahead.............its working, dont play with it What have you all been up to then? Icon_rolleyes

Down to my friend outside Brize Norton to start phase 1 of building a Chuck house and pen, which she has been after for years. Its taken that long to remove all the rubbish at the bottom of her garden. Phase 2 next week before comming back to prep for Stoneleigh.
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Post  Jono on Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:03 pm

MESS wrote:....
Smash off concrete guttering... What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink

Concrete.....or asbestos/cement? If it's the latter, take it off with out smashing it...fine whilst "whole" but nasty when fragmented....
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Post  ZED on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:59 pm

Jono wrote:
MESS wrote:....
Smash off concrete guttering... What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink

Concrete.....or asbestos/cement? If it's the latter, take it off with out smashing it...fine whilst "whole" but nasty when fragmented....

Finlock Concrete. What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:13 pm

MESS wrote:
Jono wrote:
MESS wrote:....
Smash off concrete guttering... What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink

Concrete.....or asbestos/cement? If it's the latter, take it off with out smashing it...fine whilst "whole" but nasty when fragmented....

Finlock Concrete. What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink

Try not to make too much mess, I'm trying to sell my Bungalow don't you know. What have you all been up to then? Icon_lol
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:58 pm

Linda's going in for her second op on Thursday so we are trying to get everything done in the garden before then.Cucumbers are in,tomatoes probably at the weekend.Will give the Scamp a once over if I get the chance to come to Stoneleigh.Gave the company with the dreaded Phaeton the bad news today,after having the injectors tested all of them have badly leaking seats and are unrepairable.The cost,well a measley £329.00 each and there's six of them!! It just makes you feel good to own a Scamp!!
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Post  ZED on Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:54 am

TRR Motorsport wrote:Try not to make too much mess, I'm trying to sell my Bungalow don't you know. What have you all been up to then? Icon_lol

What with the Icelandic volcano dust, and now us planning to do the guttering, no wonder you're having trouble. What have you all been up to then? Icon_wink


E. What have you all been up to then? Icon_biggrin
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Post  ZED on Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:56 am

wezgit daan saaf wrote:Linda's going in for her second op on Thursday so we are trying to get everything done in the garden before then. Cucumbers are in,tomatoes probably at the weekend.


Good luck to Linda. What have you all been up to then? Icon_biggrin
We've been frantically planting away as well, just a few more veg to sow now. What have you all been up to then? Icon_cool


Elaine&Reg. What have you all been up to then? Icon_sunny
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:47 pm

I did write a long post twice and both times it chucked me off so this is short - gearbox in - no brakes so thats next job

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