Where’s Lancpudin?

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  1. Lancpudn

    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Digger. Hey very nice, that looks like a great job by you guys. Are you going to christen it making rabbit stew? :D
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    First catchee wabbit! First step is unlimber gun~

    We have to wait until our plumber connects the stove to gas so hopefully next time down there, that might be done.

    Back to reality today and continue cleaning up near the clothes line. 3 to 4 trailer loads of branches to move to the burn pile.
     
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    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    My mate over in Queensland was telling me the extreme hot weather there continues with bush fires and high dry winds, there were 40 homes lost on top of the ones lost last month.
    He says it's getting scary now and he's not looking forward to Summer conditions.

    The highlight of my day today will be ordering some new underwear & sweaters! My missus says I look like a scruffy old Git :wow:
    Looks like my comfy "sloppy joe" sweaters are going to get the heave ho! :shock:
     
  4. Digger

    Digger Well-Known Member

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    I dress like a scruff too here on the property as I’m getting dirty each time I go out and work. More concerned with comfort than looks!

    Things are crook up north alright and today two fire deaths were announced, the first of the season. Our turn will come as it heats up unfortunately.
     
  5. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Well, you're doing better than California. The local power company PG&E turned off the power so they wouldn't be blamed for another wildfire.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/us/pge-outage.html
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    Interesting solution to the problem! I wonder what they will do when thousands of claims for lost food thawed during the shutdown and loss of income etc come flooding in?

    Heaven forbid if someone is hurt or killed because of it!
     
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    I find reading the world news very depressing these days!
     
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    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    Well looks like another train driving simulator day on the cards again, it's dark dank & raining.
    New underwear & cardigans ordered yesterday .....under protest :D I hate new clothes. :thumb:
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Well, they've declared bankruptcy. My guess is that after the last round of litigation (they were found to have been responsible for the "Camp Fire") they can't get insurance anymore.
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thanks, I had no idea of all that going on.

    Up the line to a hospital yesterday to have lung function tests...oh what fun!
    As we were in the midst of civilisation we went to a big furniture retailer as we have in mind replacing a worn out couch with a couple of simple recliner chairs. No rocking and no electronics required!

    We found some made in Oz that we liked but they are $2k each which seems crazy to me. Fortunately we needed to leave in a hurry to come back for my appointment.

    $4000 for 2 chairs seems bloody over the top to me. Prices in this country sometimes are ridiculous!

    Son Greg is coming down from Melbourne today as he’s spotted 20 acres out past us at a price he can afford and is keen to have a look. We’ll head out with him after lunch. He wants to set up a weekender.
     
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    Indeed, unless it was designed by Charles Eames, and even then! I spent a bit on an Ekornes Stressless chair some 20 years ago (below, mine‘s not as quite as stuffed and is dark red) but it’s held up, still is comfortable, and looks like a chair in which Jean-Luc Picard would Captain. Part of the reason I liked it!* But it still looks great, and is proof one does occasionally get that for which one pays. I'm surprised there’s that much of a gap in prices from me to thee. A decent leather recliner with no electronics and some nice hide can be had for $699 or so.
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    *have I mentioned yet I’m a big old Star Trek geek? Yeah, it’s true.
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    I’m onto it now Cap’n! That thing looks like it does at least warp 20!

    I’d hate to think what a chair like that would cost here Greg! I tell you we Aussies gets screwed on prices on most things. Wages are high but I don’t work, so lose that advantage.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    OK. So did you show a photo of the chair to Mrs. Otto99 and say, "Make it so"? :)
     
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    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    As it's a dreary wet manky day It will be indoor activities for me today! I've got my orders from the chief :ohno: to shampoo the hall & stairs carpets :frown: whilst she's out shopping, then there is the door handle on the UVPC conservatory door that's drooping and slack :wow: Story of my life :rofl::D At least the return spring cartridge that pulls the handle up is only £3.60 for both handles off the ebay,so cheap fix for a change.:yesway:
     
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    I have a bloke coming to do a few hours work here today so that will be interesting.

    DVA provide disabled veterans with a few hours of home help each year and I’ve chosen somebody with a chainsaw to help get trees cut up that I'm not getting to. I’m going through a bad patch with asthma and can’t do much. Good news is I have an appointment with a specialist in a couple of weeks and that is like winning lotto!

    Also have an appointment up the line on Tuesday with an ENT to investigate throat problems that have been plaguing me for the last couple of months.

    Maybe if I can get my body fixed I can get a new head and get on with things~
     
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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    Gael got a text this morning saying she got second prize in a local art show which is an open affair, so she went up against some very good local artists. There is also $400 as part of second prize, so she is a very happy girl this morning.

    Not sure which painting it was as she had 2 entered, both nature subjects.
    We’ll go and have a look this arvo.
     
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    Take care of yourself, since we’re still a few years away from cyborg transplants. I’m all for it, just sayin’.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Ever watch Ghost in the Shell? No, the ScarJo version doesn't count.
     
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    Lancpudn Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! Scarlett.....Giggity. I've watched it a few times. :thumb:


    Congrats to Gael on winning second prize. Yeah take care of yourself mate, I'm crocked at the present too! My neck is giving real gip lately & my balance has gone, even turning over in bed sends the room spinning, Must be an inner ear thing or something but I have trapped nerves in the top of my spine too. :frown:
    I've been putting off going to the docs for weeks but my missus says she's making an appointment on Monday.:ohno:
    Speaking of the missus she & daughter have gone to a "Cat extravaganza" show at the Winter gardens in Blackpool today so I'm home alone.:thumb:

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    Digger Well-Known Member

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    The good news is that the bloke that came to do some work here yesterday worked like a beaver and got heaps done.
    DVAPaid for 4 hours of his time.

    Lots of work to do still moving wood, splitting it and stacking it, but I can do that a bit at a time. The harder part is moving all the branches, and there are a lot of them, but again, a bit at a time.

    This fella is a local grazier that does all sorts of work to help the budget and I've hired him to come back and do more of the things I’m falling behind on. Beaut bloke and a great find!
    Thank you DVA.

    This is the painting that won second prize before it was framed.
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