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Beta1
05-06-2005, 13:19:58
another load of DIY.

Todays mission, replace all the nasty brass screws holding up the box around the mains pipes with nice shiny chrome mirror ones.

Thats about 40 ancient painted over screws to remove, redrill the holes for no.8 screws, countersink and screw.

Done about 20 so far and my elbows are aching.

Then I've got the skirting boards to sand and paint.

:(

Kitsuki
05-06-2005, 13:31:30
You krazy kid you... ;)

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-06-2005, 14:15:09
To replace screws? Masochist.

I'd have just coloured them in with a silver pen.

The Norks
05-06-2005, 22:14:43
I've been gardening- sawed down most of a buddleia that was threatening to take over my garden, and all the ivy that was amongst it. Painted a giant ammonite with yoghurt (it will look weathered when it moulds over) and weeded my one existing flowerbed. Was pleased to find my foxgloves appear to be rviving after being marauded by snails, but my lupins are well and truly dead. We now have a massibe pile of dead buddleia and weeds in middle of lawn. Also counted at least 7 ants nests, but will leave the little guys alone until they invade my house.

Told Frenchie she must be out by mid July YAAAY!
Getting a nice british girlie student to move in.

Tizzy
05-06-2005, 22:22:29
:beer: Norks!

I gardened yesterday (for the first time this year :shame: )
Today I have mainly been hurting.

The Norks
05-06-2005, 22:26:31
yay Tizzy!
yeah its the first time I gardened too which is why it took all day lol!! (even with electric saw)

Still though, its very satisfying I find, and its the most exercise I've done for weeks. I am going to try and get some herbs and vegetables in, but we need to have out leylandi trees cut down first. DH wants a pond too...

I expect to ache tomorrow!

Tizzy
05-06-2005, 22:33:33
I gave up relatively quickly, strimmed the grass, weeded all round about and cut back the bushes etc, then decided I'd had enough (it was lunchtime :D )
I have to cut the grass properly tomorrow but only if my sore bits have healed!

Provost Harrison
05-06-2005, 22:34:57
Why, what has Funko been doing to you? :p

Tizzy
05-06-2005, 22:36:10
Like I'd tell you :p

Funko
05-06-2005, 23:28:06
Gardening - even when someone else does it - sucks. :(

Spartak
05-06-2005, 23:37:12
I went back to work today after a week off.

Out of team of 6, I have one just gone on long term sick. Another is barking mad, and a third raises a grievence everytime anyone says boo to them. On top of that I have another team member applying for a job at shortnotice, another is being accused of incompetence by a very unstable colleague and the last member of my team has pissed off my boss and I get lumbered with sorting it out. Actually, the barking mad team member is the only one who hasn't done anything wrong in the last week.

Oy vey - roll on Copenhagen - I think I'd rather mow the lawn.

Tizzy
05-06-2005, 23:38:15
You can mow mine if you like? :helpful:

Spartak
05-06-2005, 23:58:09
:lol: at this time of night?

Tizzy
06-06-2005, 00:00:48
Yeah, if you like :D
The neighbours have disrupted me enough this weekend, it won't matter!

Spartak
06-06-2005, 00:02:56
Yeah but you live in west ham. I might get beaten up and i'm abig girl's blouse.

Tizzy
06-06-2005, 00:04:41
Not quite West Ham, it's a bit (a bit!!) more civilised.

Spartak
06-06-2005, 00:06:50
I'm still too scared to do it. :eek:

Tizzy
06-06-2005, 00:07:56
Damnit!!

Spartak
06-06-2005, 00:16:44
Never mind, get Mikem up to do it. Threaten him witha ding dong kicking if he doesn't comply. :p

The Norks
06-06-2005, 00:18:41
Originally posted by Funko
Gardening - even when someone else does it - sucks. :(

its great! Its very therapeutic, and you get to see all the creatures you've forgotten about since you were 9. When Mum showed me how to dig a flowerbed last year, I was really surprised to see worms!! Today I saw slaters. Its good cardio and toning exercise too lol

Tizzy
06-06-2005, 00:20:16
Originally posted by Spartak
Never mind, get Mikem up to do it. Threaten him witha ding dong kicking if he doesn't comply. :p

He was excused on grounds of dying from hayfever.

Spartak
06-06-2005, 00:24:48
That's wet. :lol:

Tizzy
06-06-2005, 00:27:29
Normally I'd agree from my previous experience, but he really was bad yesterday, from just catching some grass flying around. It wasn't nice :(

Spartak
06-06-2005, 00:33:49
Ooh! Genuine hayfever - the worse kind. Doe sit get better when the tree pollen dissapears?

Funko
06-06-2005, 09:25:58
Nope. I'm bad all summer.

Strimmers kill me. they send little bits of grass flying around everywhere and if I breath any of that in I'm totally fucked for hours.

Stuff like chopping bushes down I can do.

sexylady
06-06-2005, 09:51:09
Originally posted by Beta1
another load of DIY.

Todays mission, replace all the nasty brass screws holding up the box around the mains pipes with nice shiny chrome mirror ones.

Thats about 40 ancient painted over screws to remove, redrill the holes for no.8 screws, countersink and screw.

Done about 20 so far and my elbows are aching.

Then I've got the skirting boards to sand and paint.

:(

oh, ewwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! ok :cute:

Spartak
06-06-2005, 10:10:18
Originally posted by Funko
Nope. I'm bad all summer.

Strimmers kill me. they send little bits of grass flying around everywhere and if I breath any of that in I'm totally fucked for hours.

Stuff like chopping bushes down I can do. What about proper lawnmowers?

Funko
06-06-2005, 10:21:25
Depends. Normally they aren't as bad because they are less indiscriminate about where they fire chopped grass but the amount of pollen they release is pretty horrible.

Drekkus
06-06-2005, 12:25:15
Countersink should be a new forum. I propose all funko puns be moved there.

zmama
06-06-2005, 12:34:58
But then there would be nothing left here

Drekkus
06-06-2005, 12:59:15
His normal posts can stay, the puns have to go.

Funko
06-06-2005, 13:03:42
What normal posts?

zmama
06-06-2005, 13:06:56
Was quite the insult from the Dutchman!!!

Funko
06-06-2005, 13:08:22
Mr G? I don't know any other dutchman.

MDA
06-06-2005, 14:15:17
painted another very large room, two coats;

installed new digital thermostat;

tracked down source of thrown circuit breaker to sump pump (not listed as linked to that that breaker in the box);

replaced sump pump;

mowed lawn;

assembled gas edger/trimmer and trimmed lawn;

sprayed penetrating oil on frozen bolts/nuts on old swingset previous owners left to us, attempted to disassemble hours later...

DISCOVERED WASP NEST IN HOLLOW POLE SUPPORTING PARTIALLY DISASSEMBLED SWING SET, RAN VERY FAST

also had a good laugh at wife's valiant but midguided attempt to shape the front bushes. Perfectly rectangular from every face. Geometric shapes don't look right for plants. Hey, she laughed too.

All in all, it only took three separate trips to Lowe's or Home Depot for assorted paint stuff, pump, pipe fittings, etc.

protein
06-06-2005, 14:48:40
sat on my fat arse and played computer games.

drank wine.

did some rebus homework.

watched big brother...

Funko
06-06-2005, 14:50:30
travelled, drank, slept, cooked, ate, got nearly killed by grass, slept, ate, drank, tried to get a decent signal on Tizzy's TV, drank, travelled, slept.

King_Ghidra
06-06-2005, 14:59:12
no sex? :(

Funko
06-06-2005, 15:00:15
No comment. :)

Oerdin
06-06-2005, 15:01:06
It's better that way.

MDA
06-06-2005, 15:15:48
Originally posted by Funko
tried to get a decent signal on Tizzy's TV

obviously code for playing with boobies

The Higgelhoff
06-06-2005, 15:16:28
The thread title reminds me of the Oasis song - Rocking Chair.

It's one of my favourite so thanks for brightening up my day!

MOBIUS
06-06-2005, 15:44:40
What, this thread?

I thought it was pretty ho-hum myself - though it has brightened up a lot now that I have posted in it...:)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
06-06-2005, 15:45:33
Originally posted by Beta1
another load of DIY.

.

:(


Isn't that what servants and illegal immigrants are for ?


;)

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-06-2005, 17:17:21
Originally posted by Funko
Depends. Normally they aren't as bad because they are less indiscriminate about where they fire chopped grass but the amount of pollen they release is pretty horrible.

Buy a goat.

Funko
06-06-2005, 17:20:43
Not a sheep?

Japher
06-06-2005, 17:23:30
My neighbor decided to replace the fence between us. He asked me to help, I told him no. I was willing to pay to have it done, now I'm not going to do work because he's too cheap.

Anyway, all he managed to do in two days of labor is remove the old fence, which was falling down anyway... and, he hired a Mexican to do that for him.

He drank a lot of beers though.

As did I.

My neighbor across the street builds fences for a living, and owes me a favor. I wonder how long I'll let this old dude try and build a fence before I bother to step in... maybe another week.

self biased
06-06-2005, 17:55:25
finally started painting my guard the other day, after nearly two years of putting them off. after this i don't know if i'm going to start a fantasy dwarf army to counter the wife's dark elves, or go ahead and go with eldar, so i can get my forgeworld revenant titan and mk 2 scorpion, and get the ball rolling on that.

Provost Harrison
06-06-2005, 18:21:45
I still haven't got you two (Tizzy and Mike) to meet up with me for a drink when you are in this part of the world...are you avoiding me or something? :cute:

MDA
06-06-2005, 21:37:42
maybe they passed by while you were passed out in the gutter?

Tizzy
07-06-2005, 00:19:11
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I still haven't got you two (Tizzy and Mike) to meet up with me for a drink when you are in this part of the world...are you avoiding me or something? :cute:

Damn, he figured it out!

PM me :)

The Norks
07-06-2005, 00:43:25
Originally posted by Funko
Depends. Normally they aren't as bad because they are less indiscriminate about where they fire chopped grass but the amount of pollen they release is pretty horrible.

beconase nasal spray is really good- its more or less cured my hayfever over the years

Greg W
07-06-2005, 00:48:00
Do a Vincent van Gough, but chop your nose off instead. Problem solved.

protein
07-06-2005, 02:01:58
Originally posted by The Norks
beconase nasal spray is really good- its more or less cured my hayfever over the years
It helps me massively too. When I was sixteen I used to have to lay in bed with the windows shut and a wet towel on my face and an ionizer next to me. I had a swollen face, itchy lungs, itchy tongue and a nose that was pissing snot and blood. I remember sneezing so many times that I was so weak I could sneeze with my eyes open.

Now I start squirting steroids up my nose way in advance of the hayfever season and it doesn't get too bad at all now. I still have lung and eye problems but nothing like it used to be.

Funko
07-06-2005, 09:09:17
I've mainly been fine this year actually.

Just as long as I don't inhale grass.

Spartak
07-06-2005, 09:21:44
Or cut it? :hmm:

The Norks
07-06-2005, 09:22:03
yeah I'm fine if i dont get near to the grasses but the nasal spray can actually rid you of hayfever totally over 3-5 years if you only get it lightly. Now I only have to take it for about 3 days a year at the start ofsummer and bob's your uncle.

Funko
07-06-2005, 09:22:15
I need a :gasmaske:

The Higgelhoff
07-06-2005, 09:54:10
I've been taking the 1 a day pills and they've worked fantastically. I usually take the Beconase spray too, but I've not got hold of any this year.

Like a lot of people my hayfever was pretty severe and I couldn't do anything remotely productive all summer.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 10:09:29
I went to a magnetizer like 15 years ago, he did some doooooodidooooooo stuff with his hands and let me drink some homemade yoghurt for 2 weeks.
Never ever did that hayfever bother me again


didn't had hayfever tho,

The Higgelhoff
07-06-2005, 10:25:30
'homemade yoghurt' :hmm:

Funko
07-06-2005, 10:28:57
From man milk?

mr.G
07-06-2005, 10:29:46
http://www.kefir.net/kefiryogurt.htm

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-06-2005, 21:45:55
I laugh at pollen, and gambol through hay-harvesting as carefree as a lamb.

Greg W
07-06-2005, 23:52:12
Originally posted by Funko
Just as long as I don't inhale grass. I smoked, but I didn't inhale!