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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
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    Things that made you smile
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    • 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
    Things that made you smile 6th Jan 14 at 1:31 PM
    We have a what's irritating you thread, and I think we need a thread for things that have made us smile, etc.

    Me - well, we have a puppy who is now 8 months. I let her out this morning and was hoping to keep the door open for her to come in. But it was too windy. I was stood by the door waiting for her, expecting to see her come down the steps.

    I then heard a tap at the door. She'd come down the steps, which I hadn't seen and tapped to be let in. She also taps to go out.
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    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 10th Nov 18, 8:22 PM
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    Sunny Intervals
    A to do list. I love a good to do list.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Nov 18, 4:47 AM
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    Bizzarely, my mechanic.
    He switched the car tyres from summer to winter ones, had a thoughftul look & apologised to me. Seems he fitted something in the last 3 months which has not stood up to reasonable use & once he's had a [few, vigorous, rude] word[s] with the suppliers, I'll be invited back for a full repair & refit on the suppliers dime, before I haul my family south for the end of November seasonal inspection of grandchildren by my parents.
    Which is weirdly a huge relief. I'd got a niggling sense something wasn't quite right - but it couldn't be that g@dawful shimmy of last time as it was fixed so I must be imagining things. It isn't quite _that_ bad & I can use it for work, but both of us came over a bit green at the long schlep with my beloved if infuriating offspring aboard, And from the mutterings, I gather there is absolutely no way I'll be allowed to drive it until he is completely happy with the parts, the installation & the road test, and that it will all be paid for by someone else so we can make sure it's absolutely spot on before the snow & ice and other foolishness driving season starts.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th Nov 18, 8:59 AM
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    Saw the sunrise from a different viewpoint today with no buildings or trees in the way but there were 5 wind turbines slowly rotating in the foreground and it just looked so peaceful
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.2
    Total so far - 3564.6
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 11th Nov 18, 9:59 PM
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    While clearing out the dirty, fusty, unboarded attic the other day, I found a condom wrapper. All I can say is they must have had excellent balance.
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 13th Nov 18, 11:46 AM
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    I just realised I've become that billing-related injustice loony I used to dread getting when I worked in customer service.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Nov 18, 7:15 PM
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    Had a mostly excellent day at work, followed by giving a colleague a massive rush of wow as I casually field-stripped the data. Job satisfaction at its purest.

    I even have a brand new baby laptop from work! Which knows my name but now needs to spend several hours plugged into the work network to learn its noughts from its ones, and the toolkit I use most.
    Which, since I'm training tomorrow til Friday will mean it stays in its gestating state til Monday & even that is a Good Thing, as my colleagues will have had to raise theirs & I will pick up all sorts of handy tips from them.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Nov 18, 7:23 PM
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    Teaching novices some software analysis techniques - and there are three who are just fizzing with ideas being taken on board & they are So Rewarding.

    One is struggling and has already declared plans to get the training & go over the wall where the money is reportedly stupendous. If they see the software skills, the projected income may drop like a brick & that attitude is not too bright for morale..

    But oh my stars, worth getting out of bed for, bless 'em.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Nov 18, 7:51 PM
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    Smile with a touch of sadness today when I made oat biscuits from my mum's recipe, the kitchen is smelling of them and the first taste brought back so many memories of coffee time at my parents house at 7pm
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.2
    Total so far - 3564.6
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 14th Nov 18, 8:09 PM
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    Zinco
    Discovering there is another nice neighbour in the street.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Nov 18, 7:53 AM
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    Usual Thursday morning smile

    All the slimming world members going to get weighed parking as close to the door as possible so that they don't have to walk too far
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.2
    Total so far - 3564.6
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 15th Nov 18, 8:02 AM
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    Usual Thursday morning smile

    All the slimming world members going to get weighed parking as close to the door as possible so that they don't have to walk too far
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id



    I like it
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 15th Nov 18, 8:54 AM
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    Usual Thursday morning smile

    All the slimming world members going to get weighed parking as close to the door as possible so that they don't have to walk too far
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id

    Maybe they're too weak from hunger?
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 15th Nov 18, 9:16 AM
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    Zinco
    Maybe they're too weak from hunger?
    Originally posted by Sunny Intervals



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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 15th Nov 18, 12:46 PM
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    Usual Thursday morning smile

    All the slimming world members going to get weighed parking as close to the door as possible so that they don't have to walk too far
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I think these people then come to the restaurant where I work, ask for a diet coke and no butter on their sandwich, but then proceed to order chips and a cake for afters.
    Sad thing is, I can predict the people who will do this before they even order.
    Make 10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/163.14/Feb 116.10/March 5,060.77/April 160.28/May 124.83/Jun 236.71/July 183.73/Aug 251.84/Sep 366.48/Oct 169.63/Nov 173.40
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1646.73 miles
    Mortgage...47,07046,09245,626.44,182,43,721
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Nov 18, 2:13 PM
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    Pressure was on today for the group walk, the president of the countries association was coming along and I was the walk leader but thankfully it all went well and the sun was shining, everyone seemed to enjoy the route I had taken and I got thanks from everyone at the finish
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.2
    Total so far - 3564.6
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 15th Nov 18, 4:38 PM
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    Smile with a touch of sadness today when I made oat biscuits from my mum's recipe, the kitchen is smelling of them and the first taste brought back so many memories of coffee time at my parents house at 7pm
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    If I had coffee at 7pm, I'd be awake all night.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 15th Nov 18, 4:47 PM
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    I insulated my door frame so well on the first try I couldn't get the door shut. I think my new found DIY enthusiasm is going to be out-running my actual DIY skills for a while, but having a go is making me feel useful(ish).
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 15th Nov 18, 5:03 PM
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    Another day where class were just wonderful, bless 'em.
    To reassure me it cannot possibly last, colleague has short notice surgery tomorrow, so I Will Be Facing A Dozen Frightened Trainees Alone.
    We have planned, and they are going to come & do an agreed exercise on date fields, listen to a colleague for an hour on some software that is usually my specialist subject (but I might gibber) and then after prayers they may stay & revise collectively with me in support or they may decide they can concentrate harder on a Friday afternoon at home. All should be fine. (Ulp.)
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 15th Nov 18, 10:15 PM
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    I briefly became excited about the idea of growing lettuce and spinach on my windowsill. I was reading through the guide and I reached a part about how one should use well-rotted manure, manure tea or fish emulsion...probably not great for indoor plants.
    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 16th Nov 18, 1:05 AM
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    I had a woman come in today who was desperate for some children in need pudsey ears that we sell, sadly we had sold out but every year i buy a pair to support them so i gave her my pair. she donated the price of them so its technically been paid for twice and she said it would make her daughters day. It was nice to help

    Theres also 2 homeless people who are regulars, and the guy always takes the time to ask how i am so being payday i bought him a hot drink and some mini donuts. Its not much but if i can help a bit then im going the right way.
    "Life Is Like A Beautiful Melody Only The Lyrics Are Messed Up"
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