What has pleased you today

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After the Storm 2
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Excellent news on both counts Gigi !

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Thank you very much, AtS2; yesterday was very worrying, even though R is a very fit, healthy little girl.

My husband is now home from hospital, had lunch and has gone for a nap. His iris wouldn’t dilate, so a more protracted op had to take place, which worried him, but all went well. His check up has to take place in 4-6 weeks, but they could only offer one date, when we’ll be on holiday, so it will be in 7 weeks, outside the NHS contracted timescale for private hospitals, which this us, a specialist eye hospital.

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Need my tractor tomorrow so put the battery on charge first thing this morning as charger test function was showing low voltage . Removed silencer to enable bonnet to be raised, topped up levels & continued charging. Checked it lunchtime , charger showing zilcho charge & still low voltage. Bugger ! it's a huge battery, very expensive & probably not available quickly. Checked again with multimeter & battery showed a bit less than 13volts so OK which, considering it's at least 10 years old, is good news.
Moral to this story is ; if you're going to use a bolt on the chassis for a charging earth, make sure it's clean & electrically good. :roll:

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After this morning's blood, sweat and tears over customs websites - literally, I get nosebleeds when I'm stressed - I'm delighted that the wee Peugeot sailed through her CT. She had the inspector telling us what a special little car she is and in what good condition for her age.

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Stompie wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:52 pm
She had the inspector telling us what a special little person she is and in what good condition for her age.
I wish an inspector would say that of me ..............

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Veem wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:06 pm
Stompie wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:52 pm
She had the inspector telling us what a special little person she is and in what good condition for her age.
I wish an inspector would say that of me ..............
:lol: I'm sure Biggles would say that of you.
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Watching Anne gardening all afternoon. She loves it!
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Veem wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:15 pm
Sunflower wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:55 pm
Making my first pair of jeans and getting a great fit first time. (This is what lockdown has driven me too haha!)
Wow. Well done you. I tried a couple of times to sew shortened hems on new jeans on my sewing machine, but it couldn't cope with triple thickness. What type of machine have you got? Even if I had one with the oomph to cope, I don't think I'd dare to tackle making jeans.
I've got a few machines. As I keep telling the hubster, collecting fabric and collecting sewing machines are different hobbies to sewing. I used my industrial to sew the jeans but judicious use of a hammer and handcranking can get denim through a domestic.

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Aardvark wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:40 pm
I have a pre-war Singer that would tackle it but to do a hem on jeans it would never occur to me to drag it out. I do them by hand.
he old, solidly built machines are brilliant for sewing heavier stuff!

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After 3 months of uncertainty, recieving the fonds de solidarité paiements today for January & February and recieving the notification that the one for December will be transferred tomorrow.

Once again I am back to effectively paying for the priveledge of recieving the loyal customers who want to stay but its a pleasure to do so.
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