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Gareth 666

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  1. Gareth 666

    Tools shipping

    Some removal companies offer an airfreight service as part of the whole shipping malarkey. Worth asking while you’re getting quotes if you’re shipping a container.
  2. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    I’m sitting in Kwik Fit, oh the joy of car ownership!! It was a lot easier when we only needed 1 in Melbourne and I could bike to work. 2 new front tyres a couple of weeks ago. Today it’s a service and 2 rear tyres. They’re not quite down to the minimum yet but the wheels are coming off for a re-spray next week so it’s new tyres now rather than in a month’s time when the nice new paint would undoubtedly get chipped. Can’t complain too much though, the car was a bargain buy from BIL the day we got back. Even with all this months spend (including a stereo Bluetooth adapter) it’s still worth more than we’ve laid out on it.
  3. I’ve got a new game!! Get “Hey Siri” to send texts and see what it will actually repeat. As you’ve probable guessed, my inner 12 year old is currently running through four letter words....
  4. Getting back into the cycle of shift work. I’m back on a 6 out 7 on (3 days to 3 nights or 3nights to 3 days) then 7 off pattern. I’ve worked for this company before and left 5 years ago but after a day back it felt like I hadn’t left!!
  5. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    Just sat down after a long day trying to track down an electrical fault.... We had a Nissan Leaf electric car for a test and first night on charge it took out the outside socket and a few more back along the circuit. Today was the first chance I’ve had to look at it in detail. A bit of advice from a sparky mate and I’ve been on a process of elimination day. Having narrowed down the dead part of the circuit I had the unenviable task of going under the bedroom floor.... Strip pine laid over chipboard!! Let’s just say it’s taken most of my day and I’m now feeling it with still no sockets working. The sparky is sending his dad over Tuesday, he’s retired but does little problem solving jobs like this for pocket money.
  6. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    Security camera set ups are way cheaper than you think these days and are pretty easy to set up. We got an 8 camera kit with a hard drive and all the cables (bar 1 extension we needed to run a camera on the sheds at the bottom of the garden) for roughly $400, converting it from GBP. It all just plugs in so the hardest part is mounting the cameras and routing the cables. The hard drive records loads and can even be accessed remotely via a smart phone app if you can get an internet connection to it. We put ours in after the sheds got broken into three years ago and we don't regret spending the money at all.
  7. IKNOWC, but my first day back at work has been pulled forward to Wednesday. The company had a mechanical issue over the weekend which has taken an old press out of service so the need me sooner and back up to speed on one of the other presses I have experience on in order to support another member of staff. Good news is I probably won't have to work Saturday this week now!! [emoji1]
  8. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    I'm just putting my feet up after a productive day. 52 miles on the bike this morning, caught up with an old school mate that I've not seen in almost 30 years. Next I've finished 'project shed'. One of our old sheds is past hope and will get replaced but the second is hopefully now ok for a few more years. Had the doors off and planed, refitted and they now close again. Then to the floor. It's seriously rat damaged. So it's now had a layer of old laminate flooring out of the loft and then 2x4 round the edges to cover all the big holes. Now it's secure and (a bit more) rat proof I've got the 2 mountain bikes rebuilt out of their boxes and out of the spare room. 1 road bike has made it to the loft, only 1 road bike left to go up, once I can work out the best way to do it.... Job for tomorrow, or Tuesday.......
  9. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    Now I've got a quiet half hour, I'm going to sit and read a bit of Guy Martin's autobiography....
  10. The transition back into U.K. life is almost complete. Kids are back in school, the house is starting to look like home again, rather than a random collection of boxes scattered everywhere, we have one family car sorted and I've just had my official start date back at an old firm. We've been out with old friends, been back to the local curry house, re-decorated how WE want the house and got DD a little car to learn to drive in. Even better, DW has got a part time job in the village post office/general store. We just need to sort a second car as my work is 32 miles away and with living in a village DW needs to be able to get the kids to the bus stop, out to the gym....... If only we could pick this whole package up and drop it back in Melbourne then life would be perfect!
  11. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    I think DD is happy.... She's been waiting for her provisional license to arrive so she can get out in her little car. She applied for it while we were in Koh Samui, filled out the paperwork when we got home and has been (un)patiently waiting ever since. Downside for her is she's gone to BF's for the weekend so can't get out until Sunday.
  12. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    I think DD is happy.... She's been waiting for her provisional license to arrive so she can get out in her little car. She applied for it while we were in Koh Samui, filled out the paperwork when we got home and has been (un)patiently waiting ever since. Downside for her is she's gone to BF's for the weekend so can't get out until Sunday.
  13. Gareth 666

    what are you doing right now?

    What on earth have I just stumbled on? A Channel 4 show called 'Naked Attraction'... I'm gob-smacked. A dating show where all the participants are in the buff... I've just been 'treated' to the first part reveal and 6 male bottom halves waist down. No need to paint any pictures..
  14. Every cloud..... I took the opportunity today while (still) unpacking to satisfy my inner OCD devil. CD's re-organised into alphabetical and chronological order!!
  15. Alternatively, just drive down a UK country 'B' road at somewhere near the national speed limit. The pot holes you hit have the same effect!
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