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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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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 19, 12:26 PM
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    A really good website for finding a local printing company - or indeed any other type of local company - is

    https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/find-a-business/

    Enter your postcode and the type of company (eg photocopying and printing) and you will get a list of local small companies that offer that service.

    The site is Trading Standards approved, and I've found lots of really good - and good value - companies from this.

    HTH
    Originally posted by BlondeHeadOn
    Thank you - that's a good suggestion, I'll check it out later
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 19, 12:38 PM
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    Ok, now that's seriously not on.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 12th Jan 19, 12:38 PM
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    Gloomendoom
    Realising that if we have to print out all the evidence documents for Mrs MbW's visa renewal in October, since we have an inkjet printer, we're going to need at least 3 sets of the extra capacity cartridges - for our Epson XP-332, that's about 55 per set, or around 220

    I wonder if I can hire a laser printer that can do double sided printing for that purpose, or find a company that can print the stuff off for me (I've tried Google, but I mostly get the commercial printers who do flyers and business stationery) for a better rate since there's monthly bank statements, bills, letters and emails from mid-April 2017 onwards, and the list will keep growing until we submit the application
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    How many pages (in total) do you need to print?
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 19, 12:44 PM
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    How many pages (in total) do you need to print?
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Good question - I haven't totalled it up yet, and there are still some documents I'm waiting for Mrs MbW to bring back with her from her current visit to her family, and they'll need to be translated as well, so I'm going to write an Excel spreadsheet with macros to automate that for me, but we're looking at hundreds, possibly over 1,000, and I'll want to get 2 copies - one for our application and one for our solicitor's files so she doesn't have to photocopy them all (and charge us more).

    This would be so much easier if we could do this with all the electronic copies.

    I also wish Mozilla would hurry up and OK an update to an addin for the Thunderbird email program that allows you to save emails in a folder to PDF files with a few clicks - it doesn't work since they released Thunderbird 60, but the developer's fixed it, released the new version to Mozilla, and is waiting for them to publish it on the updates server.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 12th Jan 19, 12:50 PM
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    Is it something you're going to have to do again in the future MBW?
    Could you justify buying a mono laser printer?
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 19, 1:06 PM
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    MothballsWallet
    Is it something you're going to have to do again in the future MBW?
    Could you justify buying a mono laser printer?
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Another good question, I don't know how many more stages there are before she qualifies for UK citizenship.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 12th Jan 19, 1:10 PM
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    Another good question, I don't know how many more stages there are before she qualifies for UK citizenship.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    Not knowing sounds a right PITA.
    You could always resell the printer on eBay after you'd finished with it I suppose.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 12th Jan 19, 2:55 PM
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    *plinky music* Thank you for your patience - your call is important to us.*plinky music*

    If it was that important to you, you'd have more people answering the sodding phones.


    Being blamed by a Troll
    Originally posted by Zinco
    There's a lot of it around at the moment, sadly.
    Last edited by elsien; 12-01-2019 at 2:58 PM.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 13th Jan 19, 8:46 AM
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    Zinco
    Mess. .............

    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 8:57 AM
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    Mess. .............
    Originally posted by Zinco
    What kind?
    Weekly Distance Walked 22 km / Total For Year 344 km
    Anything posted here falls under The Official Secret Eater's Act
    • Kered
    • By Kered 13th Jan 19, 10:04 AM
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    Kered
    I was going to log in and post yesterday but I could not be doing with that troll that was about

    Is it just me or does the 60 seconds between posts seem to take longer on a Sunday
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th Jan 19, 12:13 PM
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    My kitchen was supposed to be finished on friday but it's not. Whilst I'm very pleased that it's being done I thought 5 days would've been long enough.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 12:16 PM
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    My kitchen was supposed to be finished on friday but it's not. Whilst I'm very pleased that it's being done I thought 5 days would've been long enough.
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    Big kitchen?

    The cynic in me would say "are you paying whoever a daily rate to do it, or a fixed price to do the finished job"?

    Daily rate could mean they are stringing it out.
    Fixed price could just mean that they are doing a good job ...

    In both cases, 'could' isn't necessarily the case though ......
    Weekly Distance Walked 22 km / Total For Year 344 km
    Anything posted here falls under The Official Secret Eater's Act
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th Jan 19, 12:29 PM
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    Big kitchen?

    The cynic in me would say "are you paying whoever a daily rate to do it, or a fixed price to do the finished job"?

    Daily rate could mean they are stringing it out.
    Fixed price could just mean that they are doing a good job ...

    In both cases, 'could' isn't necessarily the case though ......
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    It's a housing association property with a medium size kitchen. There's about 15 houses to be done and mine was first to be started. I don't think they've been slacking off and they've done a good job, I just had it being finished on friday in my head.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 13th Jan 19, 5:04 PM
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    Spending nearly two hours on a slightly iffy computer trying to sort out photos for a calendar then getting to the shop and finding out they'd not made it onto the memory stick. There goes one of the birthday presents needed for tomorrow.

    Currently also pondering the wisdom of putting "!!!!, you're old" candles on an eightieth birthday cake.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 5:28 PM
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    Sleazy
    ...
    Currently also pondering the wisdom of putting "!!!!, you're old" candles on an eightieth birthday cake.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Discretion might prove to be the better part of valour IMHO.
    Weekly Distance Walked 22 km / Total For Year 344 km
    Anything posted here falls under The Official Secret Eater's Act
    • elsien
    • By elsien 13th Jan 19, 6:40 PM
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    elsien
    Discretion might prove to be the better part of valour IMHO.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    But it did make me laugh....
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Jan 19, 10:08 PM
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    So enjoy your next birthday all the more?

    They do say fortune favours the prepared mind. Well, I'm doomed. I've 6 audiobooks lined up to list & this would be the right time to list another 4, but I can't locate the blighters. Botherations.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jan 19, 10:07 AM
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    The goopy stuff that holds loyalty cards to letters.
    Can I unpeel it, um months later? Can I heck & I don't fancy my chances with the kitchen knives.

    Loyalty rewarded is good, working fingers better.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 19, 10:45 AM
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    The noise of the insulation being pumped into the cavity walls

    Reminds me of the sucky blowy thing at the dentist and its putting my teeth on edge
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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