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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3480 on: November 19, 2019, 01:24:02 AM »
well done

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3481 on: November 22, 2019, 02:48:28 PM »
I plan to change my brake lights this weekend.  There are plenty of youtube videos about how to do this.  It's not rocket science.  So I have to go to the auto parts store and pick up the bulbs and steel myself for this.  Mostly it involves removing screws, a faceplate, a few bolts and pulling the plastic assembly away from the fender to access the bulb.  Sounds simple enough but there are always little wrinkles that impede progress.  Wish me luck.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3482 on: November 24, 2019, 01:49:44 AM »
you tube is great for these little and not so little jobs, best of

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3483 on: November 25, 2019, 11:16:40 PM »
First I have to fix the struts that hold my hatchback (boot lid or whatever you guys call it) open, lest it fall on me while I'm working.  It's particularly liable to slam shut on my head when it's cold outside and we are expecting a cold front soon.

amazon shipped those new struts to me in a day or so. I first thought somebody must have sent me flowers, because of the shape of the box, until I remembered that I'd ordered auto parts.  So much more romantic to have a well functioning machine.  I think they just screw into the lid hatchback lid and side of the car, so it should be pretty straightforward. 

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3484 on: November 28, 2019, 11:42:26 PM »
I'm on the last Big Box DVD set of SG-1, Season 8. I think I'll actually manage to finish the entire series before the new year. I'm a little disappointed season 9 and 10 use the more common slim DVD cases to jam them into less space, there's something about those boxes.

I'm sure when I eventually have to move, I'll be less fond of those boxes. 6 is the smart one here, she has the show in digital format!
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3485 on: November 29, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »
drinking Asbach brandy

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3486 on: November 30, 2019, 12:43:05 AM »
Bout to start Season 9, it's in the slim cases, you still get five DVD's per season. Another plus is the big boxes were $9.99 each, this one was $3.99.
My guess is they counted the cases 5 v 3, but who understands the arcane thoughts that go into goodwill pricing?
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3487 on: November 30, 2019, 05:25:48 PM »
I just passed part 2 of a grueling 3 part exam.  One more to go before I can be done with this for the time being.  I'm certainly learning a lot in the process.

Time to kick back before I get back into it again.

Yesterday I passed the second and hardest part of my 4th electrical qualification, the C&G 2391. I now only have the practical assessment part to completely hold that qualification, and this after passing the 2393, the 2382 and the 2392. It's been 5 weeks of complete head f*ck as the learning curve can only be described as a vertical, straight line, but the feeling of accomplishment has wiped out the weeks of stress.

Half of my class failed and there were other guys doing their 5th resit and I feel for them, but for me, I can now get on with Christmas without any distraction.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3488 on: November 30, 2019, 10:37:11 PM »
I'm so happy to hear of your successes. Let's hope they rub off on me.  I have the 3rd part to take on Friday, so I'll be studying like crazy until then.

Enjoy the well deserved rest.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3489 on: December 01, 2019, 12:43:15 AM »
well done Smokes, another feather in the cap so to speak

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3490 on: December 01, 2019, 01:35:01 AM »
Congrats smokes! And good luck, 6!
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3491 on: December 03, 2019, 05:16:09 AM »
great work and commitment

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3492 on: December 03, 2019, 09:19:25 AM »
Thank you all so much!

It's all a bit surreal as whenever I try to think some kind of scenario when sort of initiating a dream, I now end up running through Ohm's law calculations or rewiring wherever it is I am while in the dream. God knows how many times I've had to fix Seven-of-Nine's workstation..
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3493 on: December 03, 2019, 09:28:19 AM »
Well done smokes.

Thanks mate. Better keep that one.

The boy got a blank from Oxford today but got an interview at Imperial. He has already got offers from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. All 4 of those are Russell Group so he still ain't doing bad.

The toss up is now is if he gets into Imperial it is probably is the best university and he could stay at home, work for me and I'd probably pay his fees  - so he could leave uni' debt free. The downside is he'll be at home. Or, he could take Manchester if he gets in which would mean living there, working to pay for his own upkeep, and probably just get a student loan for his fees as it would cover some of his living expenses too. The upside is he'd be able to leave home.

Personally, I'd like him around but I can feel that's a bit selfish.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3494 on: December 03, 2019, 12:53:00 PM »
Personally, I'd like him around but I can feel that's a bit selfish.

You're allowed to be selfish when it comes to spending time with your kids. Either way, it sounds like you and the missus did good so whichever way he goes, he's well prepared to face the world.
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