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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    What's irritating you VI
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    What's irritating you VI 23rd Jun 17 at 7:20 AM
    Haven't even got out of bed yet and I'm irritated.
    -The badly behaved cat peed in the laundry basket so all my summer clothes have had to go back in the wash and I'll have to wear jeans today.
    -I've pulled a muscle in my leg and have to drag it behind me, quasimodo style
    -OH ate all the bread so I can't have toast for breakfast
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    colinw
    Cross with myself, since retiring and moving into town centre I hardly use my car 700 miles in a year.
    I cannot make my mind up about selling it!
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    They can be handy though for convenience, I hardly use mine as well other that going to the shops, I would still miss having one though if I got rid of it, no way could I justify the Insurance, Road Tax, Servicing Fees if I really worked it out.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 21st Feb 18, 2:31 PM
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    Cross with myself, since retiring and moving into town centre I hardly use my car 700 miles in a year.
    I cannot make my mind up about selling it!
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    I think at 700 miles a year I'd be getting taxis and hiring if I needed to.
    Depends on circumstances though. If I lived int he middle of a town I'd definitely let it go.
    Rural areas can be difficult.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Feb 18, 3:03 PM
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    They can be handy though for convenience, I hardly use mine as well other that going to the shops, I would still miss having one though if I got rid of it, no way could I justify the Insurance, Road Tax, Servicing Fees if I really worked it out.
    Originally posted by colinw
    I think at 700 miles a year I'd be getting taxis and hiring if I needed to.
    Depends on circumstances though. If I lived int he middle of a town I'd definitely let it go.
    Rural areas can be difficult.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    There are also times when you might want to buy something heavy or shift stuff to charity shops or the tip.
    A lot of taxis wouldn't take big stuff or 'dirty' stuff in their cars.

    And even with taxis, you still have to wait for them to arrive and pick you up at the supermarket or wherever, and when you're tired and it's raining and you just want to get home..............

    But as you say, it really just depends on the individual's circumstances.

    I didn't even own a car until I was 40, due to no money, and carting kids and shopping on buses was no fun. I absolutely love the convenience.

    Also, since not being able to walk far, temporarily, due to a foot thing, I'm even using it for short distances that I would happily have walked to before. Don't like doing it, but it would give me a lot of pain otherwise, and you can't really call a taxi just to go 600 yards!

    (Hopefully that won't be for too long, though!)


    Perhaps luvchocolate could experiment with getting taxis instead of using the car, for a while, and see how they get on with that. I know it would cost extra money in the short term, but it might clarify whether that would be a good option or whether it would be a total pain.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Feb 18, 3:08 PM
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    Why do I get so worked up with anxiety about anything that involves household maintenance, repairs etc?

    I've made myself feel quite ill this week, worrying.

    I do know why. It's because I don't have a list of trusted tradesmen.
    I tell a lie, I know a good locksmith.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 21st Feb 18, 3:32 PM
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    They can be handy though for convenience, I hardly use mine as well other that going to the shops, I would still miss having one though if I got rid of it, no way could I justify the Insurance, Road Tax, Servicing Fees if I really worked it out.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Thanks for your reply mine costs 40 per month for insurance servicing etc.
    I already go on the train to visit son rather than drive on the M62, I know my confidence driving is not good.
    I am a 5 min walk to train station and 3 mins to bus station.
    Talking it through is helpful.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 21st Feb 18, 5:59 PM
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    I know the feeling. When we were sorting out my mum's house, I had to deal with the various tradesmen, trying to time everything out properly, etc. We have a handyman we know is good (so good, we can't seem to get a gap in his schedule to get stuff fixed at the mo), but seem to keep hiring problem plasterers. There's still half a house to do, but I just can't take another round right now.

    With this new place, I'm hiring a contractor who'll just do everything and I can just move in once it's done.
    Originally posted by Penitent

    Problem plasterers, never!
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 21st Feb 18, 6:30 PM
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    Cross with myself, since retiring and moving into town centre I hardly use my car 700 miles in a year.
    I cannot make my mind up about selling it!
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    I'm in the same position. The cost of keeping it doesn't bother me but at the moment I'm not clocking up enough miles to keep the damn battery charged

    I am hesitant to get rid as it's handy for popping down to B&Q in, or nipping to the vets. And I use it for shopping and visiting MIL. I seriously think once she pops off (providing of course she goes before me!) I will probably get rid. Do my shopping online, walk to B&Q for small stuff or get that online too, walk to the vets or get them to come here and use busses and taxis to get around.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 21st Feb 18, 6:41 PM
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    Whiners on the benefit board *

    *mental check - don't visit that part of the forum again.
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Feb 18, 6:49 PM
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    Whiners on the benefit board *

    *mental check - don't visit that part of the forum again.
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    Is the rule not to be nice to fellow posters? I find it very subjective who the so called whiners are, similar when people are labelled trolls by people they disagree with
    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Feb 18, 7:09 PM
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    I visit that part of the forum very regularly. I haven't seen a lot of whiners, mostly folk who are either confused by the complexity of the benefits system or who have been rather thoroughly !!!! upon by it and are entitled to a bit of angst.

    Admittedly, I'm a whiner, though, so I'm fine with other folk's whining.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    I find it amazing some posters intolerance to people who need help, especially when they they themselves have received so much support from the forum.
    • hunters
    • By hunters 21st Feb 18, 7:13 PM
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    hunters
    Whiners on the benefit board *

    *mental check - don't visit that part of the forum again.
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    True colours showing again. Unless you can help on a board I suggest you leave the threads to the people who can and do actually help.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 21st Feb 18, 7:17 PM
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    I find it amazing some posters intolerance to people who need help, especially when they they themselves have received so much support from the forum.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Agreed...Well said that man.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 21st Feb 18, 7:23 PM
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    I'm a tolerant man, not much irritates me. However lately I'm starting to feel a little irritated by the worlds population.
    • hunters
    • By hunters 21st Feb 18, 7:30 PM
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    Would you like me to get you a membership in the Hermit Club? We don't have meetings, we just sit alone and occassionally shake our fists at the kids on our lawn.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Id be more worried about who you find in your hedges
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 21st Feb 18, 7:31 PM
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    Sleazy
    Would you like me to get you a membership in the Hermit Club? We don't have meetings, we just sit alone and occassionally shake our fists at the kids on our lawn.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • tommix
    • By tommix 21st Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    I've walked into the middle of forum politics again, haven't it?

    I'm just gonna:

    Originally posted by Penitent
    Forum politics is the best..I find Left/Right ding dongs most illuminating..A complete waste of time mind, since it's unlikely that anybody's gonna change anybody's political stance..

    Regardless, it's a fun way to spend an otherwise tedious afternoon..And of course there is always the vain but unlikely hope that one day one of my posts is gonna turn a tory into a socialist.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 21st Feb 18, 7:47 PM
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    Would you like me to get you a membership in the Hermit Club? We don't have meetings, we just sit alone and occassionally shake our fists at the kids on our lawn.
    Originally posted by Penitent


    Apanthropinization
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 21st Feb 18, 7:57 PM
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    ceredigion
    I think I may have discovered the greatest tragedy to ever strike mankind: I have both Maltesers and Opal Fruits and I can't eat either because my tastebuds are beggared by this cold. Sad music advert with wet-eyed Penitent and a number to donate to to follow.
    Originally posted by Penitent

    The thought of both at the same time is !!!
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 21st Feb 18, 8:00 PM
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    My new sleep kit seems to be faulty, at least the mask is and/or its just too small, when I first used it had no real problems except when I yawned as the mouth would be too wide for the mask and cause leakage and had to adjust mask, awkward if I was in a deep sleep, and I am sleeping worse as had to sleep on my back as the slightest movement such as putting my face on a pillow moved the mask a millimeter or so which caused leak that feels like a hairdryer on my face or one of those modern hand dryers you put your hand in at its worst when the pump was at max speed.

    Washed it as per instructions and I don't know if the seal is damaged as now on top of that seems to be more mini leaks at the bottom, again not too bad if I lay flat but even then leaks, secondary way for me to temp fix it is to sellotape it to my chin!

    And nightmare getting help with it, the department that gave it to me only has a 9am-12 number that is never answered, my own doc can't give me advice and my nearest hospital 4 miles away only has testing facilities hence me going into the nearest large hospital (20 miles away)

    Finally got hold of a doctors secretary at the department who passed my message on, missed a call as for some reason didn't hear the phone and had a voicemail saying they are sending me a larger mask, but didn't say by what service, how long it would take and did someone need to be in!
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 21st Feb 18, 8:16 PM
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    Is this one of those pressurised sleep apnoea things? I only know one person who's been prescribed one and she gave up on it. She said she couldn't sleep with it on. More power to you for persisting with it.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Yes, its a pump with a mask attachment via a hose the main problem is its fine if you lie back and don't move, or in a deep sleep make small movements but when drifting off I like to lie on my side or move till I am comfortable, this seems to pull on the mask making the contact with skin off my a millimeter or less but its enough for the pressure in the mask to have a pin size leak overall though its tolerable till it speeds up as thats when I get the most leaks and the pressure goes bad, imagine a baloon like a christmas one that you have the tab to lift to deflate, imagine how it has a small leak and if you give it a gentle push you hear a small sound like a quiet fart, thats that this sounds like.

    If I don't use it, then I won't be able to get a driving license.

    And the actual sleep I get with it at least until I am woken is better, a big issue with the design is the box weighs so much so limits how much you can move, either need a longer hose and/or find a way to put the box at the side of bed, but then I won't be able to turn off if theres a leak.

    Brand new machine though, must of cost a lot.
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