The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#221 Post by OFSO » Tue May 28, 2024 4:59 am

A windy night and a windy dawn. Clear skies.and 17°. Breakfast then gym.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#222 Post by Wodrick » Tue May 28, 2024 9:59 am

22°c, Told to expect 23°c. And full overcast.
However dome returns,76% - not the nicest day

Feel a little better.

ITV Booked last available slot.
Will mither the garage later.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#223 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue May 28, 2024 10:08 am

Morning folks. Bit of cloud 25 degs. Just had the internet off for 2 hrs. It was our local mast which involves sending a chap out from town. Goats have just been for their morning watering.

Have just put in an enquiry about a new engine for the ship. Ours was a rebuild and now ten years since then. Also not convinced that we can get it back on. It was 50 HP but we struggled into a strong headwind so going for a 70 HP. The safari camp no longer have a boat so we have no back up if we break down with our old engine. Need water first of course. Not convinced about that this year.
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#224 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Tue May 28, 2024 11:13 am

Second breakfast on the go. Just dashed out for an hour or so's hard yard work in an increasing wind, as we have a storm approaching.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very fright'ning.
High wind is actually good for strimming and mowing, as the mossies can't get you back for destroying their habitat.
Also lopped off a dead tree limb (actually about a third of the tree) before the wind did it in an ugly way.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#225 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue May 28, 2024 1:55 pm

A bat has returned.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#226 Post by llondel » Tue May 28, 2024 3:47 pm

Ex-Ascot wrote:
Tue May 28, 2024 10:08 am
Morning folks. Bit of cloud 25 degs. Just had the internet off for 2 hrs. It was our local mast which involves sending a chap out from town. Goats have just been for their morning watering.

Have just put in an enquiry about a new engine for the ship. Ours was a rebuild and now ten years since then. Also not convinced that we can get it back on. It was 50 HP but we struggled into a strong headwind so going for a 70 HP. The safari camp no longer have a boat so we have no back up if we break down with our old engine. Need water first of course. Not convinced about that this year.
Have you thought about adding some wheels too? Make it an all-purpose vehicle.

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#227 Post by 1DC » Tue May 28, 2024 8:30 pm

Yes if Ex-Ascot gets a Hovercraft he doesn't need any water.

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#228 Post by Hydromet » Tue May 28, 2024 11:07 pm

Good morning all, clear blue skies, currently 11C, forecast max 22C.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#229 Post by OFSO » Wed May 29, 2024 5:20 am

Morning all. Setting up a sculpture show for the summer. Strained back in sight.

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#230 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed May 29, 2024 5:42 am

Morning folks. Sunny. Got squirrels scratching away in the roof space. Plenty of poison down so hopefully it will stop. Hovercraft, now that is a good idea.

Never done mobile roaming before as we have Greek cards. However they may have run out. We are pay as you go. It seems that we just dial in a code and it goes into roaming and another to come out. Any orange scratch card around the world will work. We can also buy units on line through the bank. Do people think that this will work for us in Greece?
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

#231 Post by OFSO » Wed May 29, 2024 7:35 am

Loaded trailer with bronze sculptures. One requires two to lift. Transported it from terrace on wheeled platform I built, tilted trailer, slid it in. Once unloaded schulptures will stay on display in restaurant until late autumn. Either after September conference in Alicante or October conference in Paris.

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#232 Post by OFSO » Wed May 29, 2024 7:39 am

Roaming costs a fortune since Brexit. Buy local monthly Greek cards when you get there. Or if not enough time in Athens, have a friend (who might that be !) get them for you in advance.
I have a low usage card I bought on Amazon. Costs €1 a month. Fits in a TP battery router.

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#233 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed May 29, 2024 9:13 am

Thanks OFSO. Don't really understand what this card is. I presume it will not keep our Bots number which we need for one time pins for banking.
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#234 Post by 1DC » Wed May 29, 2024 12:05 pm

Two B52's have just passed over the mansion about 5 minutes apart, don't know if they will send any more. At 27000ft. and 400kts heading a fraction East of North wonder where they are bound.

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#235 Post by Karearea » Wed May 29, 2024 6:03 pm

Good morning, -0.3°C and falling; expecting 13°C by the middle of the day and then, oddly, 14°C by midnight as a mild north-westerly arrives.
Canopus bright above the south-eastern horizon.
Waning Moon very high in the north.
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#236 Post by Karearea » Wed May 29, 2024 7:51 pm

Thunderstorms around the Auckland area yesterday:

X Image of hailstones, Awhitu Peninsula, Auckland
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#237 Post by Rwy in Sight » Wed May 29, 2024 8:33 pm

Ex-Ascot wrote:
Wed May 29, 2024 9:13 am
Thanks OFSO. Don't really understand what this card is. I presume it will not keep our Bots number which we need for one time pins for banking.

How about a two card mobile with a pay as you go for Greece, problem is that the minimum re-charge on such a tariff is almost 12 €. I know a person who can help you with a local purchase.

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#238 Post by tango15 » Wed May 29, 2024 8:46 pm

1DC wrote:
Wed May 29, 2024 12:05 pm
Two B52's have just passed over the mansion about 5 minutes apart, don't know if they will send any more. At 27000ft. and 400kts heading a fraction East of North wonder where they are bound.
They've been coming over my place in Northants too, since they and two others were deployed to Fairford for an exercise. I like to see them, but I always feel a tad nervous when they pass directly over the house, knowing that those beasts are more than 60 years old. :-o

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#239 Post by Boac » Wed May 29, 2024 8:52 pm

knowing that those beasts are more than 60 years old. :-o
and built by..........................

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#240 Post by Hydromet » Thu May 30, 2024 12:02 am

Karearea wrote:
Wed May 29, 2024 7:51 pm
Thunderstorms around the Auckland area yesterday:

X Image of hailstones, Awhitu Peninsula, Auckland
Wow, golf balls as big as hailstones. :)

Another clear blue-sky day here, currently 16C, forecast max 23C. Unseasonably warm today, but we'll be in for a shock on Saturday.

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