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Title: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on March 12, 2020, 09:11:26 PM
Hi Wittsend,

Found it!

I wondered where you'd hidden me.

Should I be honoured? Or is it some sort of "naughty stool"?

602
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on March 12, 2020, 09:12:54 PM
You are honoured  :first
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Porkscratching on March 12, 2020, 10:26:48 PM
Definitely, I'll be regularly perusing 602s musings as I'm sure will many others!
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on September 18, 2020, 07:22:13 PM
Hi Allan,

Seeing as my project is not going ahead, is now the time to close this subject.

I will remain grateful.

602
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on September 18, 2020, 07:27:38 PM
No, I think we'd like to keep it going for your more off-topic musings.

I'm sure another "project" will be along soon.



 :wooly-jumper
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on September 19, 2020, 07:37:09 AM
Hi Alan,

I'm most grateful, and you are the boss. On the other hand ... my mind is currently blank, project wise ... but no doubt I will recover. I'd still like to build a "dinky" ... it helps to pass the time

Our current priority is to knock a hole in the bathroom wall, and extend out across the "alley" between bungalow and brick-built garage ... should turn our 5ft x 6ft "shower" room (originally a bathroom) into a (9ft x 6ft) bath, basin, hi-level WC bowl (disabled friendly), and retain the existing shower, which ought to be wheel-in, but the WC gets in the way. Our builder even says I can have a "scatter-can" (porcelain thingy for gentlemen only) to save water. The builder reckons about £15,000, if the garage roof is blended into the bungalow roof, or appreciably less if we would accept a flat roof over the link.  If push comes to shove, the posh version is managable (at 4%). As part of our plan is to leave something useful to our daughter, we will be trying for a grant.

Our builder is a lovely bloke (Irish ... with a degree), but we have difficulty getting him to present his accounts. He just says he knows we are "good for it". He's now a family friend.

602
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on January 05, 2021, 07:12:22 PM
Hi,

My membership has expired, and I seem unable to post a new mail, although (I hope) I can respond to old mails, like what I'm doing now.

Pretty please, can somebody email me (or Barbara on [email protected] and tell us how to renew, in words of one sylble.

John (602)
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on January 05, 2021, 08:09:35 PM
You should email our Membership Secretary, Gene on [email protected]

or phone him on 07761 708696

I'd suggest tomorrow as it's getting late now.

The details you (or anyone else with membership problems) need are always printed in B2L under Club Contacts inside the back cover. In the last issue, Winter 2020 they are on Page 52, bottom LH corner.

The information is repeated HERE (https://www.series2club.co.uk/new_forum/index.php/topic,4.0.html) in the very top section on the forum.

Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Genem on January 06, 2021, 12:52:48 AM
Hi,

My membership has expired, and I seem unable to post a new mail, although (I hope) I can respond to old mails, like what I'm doing now.

Pretty please, can somebody email me (or Barbara on [email protected] and tell us how to renew, in words of one sylble.

John (602)

John,

Check your email - probably in SPAM - and you'll find a fortnightly reminder email .....   But never mind, go to the main website www.Series2club.co.uk, hit the "How to Join" tab and then "Renew"... and so on.  Takes Cards, Paypal, Direct Debit and Cheques.  ....and the "you are overdue" letter will pop through the letterbox soon, it was posted yesterday.

   :tiphat

Gene
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Genem on January 06, 2021, 01:10:22 AM
This ...
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on January 06, 2021, 06:18:13 AM
Hi Both,

Thanks for your concerns and advice. I am not fitted for the modern world.

In fact, I'm so grateful, I'd come and clean your boots ... but my tongue has run dry.

I think I'll wait till Barbara gets out of her "reesting pit", let her do the honours. I'm not good on the phone ... I can't hear you. (OT - my hearing aids used to spend overnight in a Japanese bowl, on my bedside cabinet, along with a load of expired batteries. Mistake, I think. I suspect that the "cleaners" disposed of the batteries ... along with the hearing aids (£1,000 each).  Lovely ladies, and I didn't get on with the ear-plugs anyway, so I haven't asked. I won't bother replacing the hearing aids.

I understand that today is the day that Social Services come to erect the ramps, so that Barbara can get out of the house. She has been physically house bound * since the day before lock-down ... just a three inch high threshold across the bottom of both exterior doors, immediately followed by the original two six inch high steps down. If you are having new uPVC doors fitted, think about a potential future need to get a wheel-chair through the door, and pay the extra. At least this job is below the £6,000 "means testing" barrier. (PM me if you need that explained)

602

* Barbara needed a doctor, so phoned the Surgery. The Surgery sent an ambulance round ... either the driver or his mate gave her an injection. (and here she was, hoping for a blonde, sun bronzed Adonis Para-medic, in shorts, riding a big motor-cycle).  :'(
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Genem on January 06, 2021, 12:54:25 PM
^^^^ Well, thats good news, hope the construction goes well !

G.
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on January 06, 2021, 06:20:10 PM
^^^^ Well, thats good news, hope the construction goes well !

Hi Genem,

WRONG!

Phone call at 08.00hrs from Social Services ... or maybe the construction crew? ... saying they would not be keeping the 09.00hrs appointment.     ???

My last two teeth (front lower incisors) are crumbling away, starting to get painfull to prod. The dentist I'm registered with doesn't answer the phone. The private dentist just down the road quoted £500. (The dentist in France, some years ago, had the next tooth along, snapped off at gum level. out within a couple of hours, charged me 22 euros.

Not my day.

602
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on January 06, 2021, 07:18:09 PM
Hearing aids:

Why are you spying for these.

The NHS will have an audio clinic at the hospital.
Your GP should be able to get you an appointment.
Might be a delay under the current circumstances.

They will do all the tests, set you with a custom moulded ear piece(s) and you get free batteries for life !

Just a phone call away.


 :noisey

Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on January 06, 2021, 07:19:12 PM
Payment of subs has been successful  :first
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on January 06, 2021, 07:33:02 PM
Hi Alan,

Spying?  Do you mean "paying"?  Whatever, I did not find the hearing aids worth the effort ... or cost.

602
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Wittsend on January 06, 2021, 07:49:35 PM
Paying ....

When did you last have a test?
The technology has moved on in recent years. You'd be surprised at what they can do for you ... for free.

They made a set up for my mum and she was as deaf as a post.

Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: Genem on January 06, 2021, 11:31:22 PM
Well done, anyway, on sorting out the renewal. I hope you/Barbara found it easy enough ?

 ???
Title: Re: So this is where I got too?
Post by: w3526602 on January 08, 2021, 05:54:53 AM
Payment of subs has been successful  :first

Hi Alan,

Now that is service. Thankyou.

I will ponder on your advice about the hearing aids. The only person I don't hear is Barbara. But if they are free, they are in with a chance. My present problem is the broken tooth ...eg... making contact with our dentist (who I have never met since moving house. I'm almost on the point of contacting BENEDEN, to ask if I can have a freebie at the Nuffield Trust Hospital in Cambridge. No pain yet, unless I bite on something, but I suspect a gum-boil is developing.(Gumboils block the anaesthetic (Sp?)

Barbara bought me a pair of wooden arm-pit crutches for Xmas, my knees are packing up too, I'm now walking with a 6" stride shuffle, don't like any distance, so our grandson (just finished his A-levels with not much prospect of a job during lock-down), earns himself a fiver a day, walking Wilki.

OT ... in early December 1956, my bicycle hit an unlit lampost at (I guestimate) something over 30mph, which put me in Croydon General Hospital for with a fractured lower epithithis (SP?)  of my left femur, for two months, before being released with a pair of wooden crutches, and a built up shoe. I was still in a "hip spiker" ... I could see my left big toe-nail, and I could see my belly-button, and I could see the other leg. Everything else was heavily encased in plaster,

But yikes, once I'd got swing between the crutches worked out, my mates had to rum to keep up with me. Modern crutches are nowhere near as much fun.

602

PS. 16 years old, over Christmas, in a ward full of student nurses.  :first 

"Do you want your bottom rubbed"?    What a stupid question.