Ayupmeducks

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    How's your day?

    Been years since I had to parallel park, I'd have a job doing that now.
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    Car Number Plates

    I looked it up when Steve posted about it on FB, turns out it's a cost cutting measure, 19 states issue only one plate which has to be fixed on the rear of the vehicle.
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    Free TV licences for over 75’s

    No TV licenses this side of the pond, but we don't watch any TV, our TV is used to watch movies I've downloaded from various sites or movies on DVD's.
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    Wollaton Hall Museum

    The wall around the estate was built to stop the Middleton's and guests from seeing the scruffy miners going to and home from the colliery, not the one the NCB took over and ran, but the bell pits and later an underground mine to the west of the estate. The Middleton's refused to allow anyone to build houses on their land around the hall and estate, so their employees, the miners had to walk from Radford to their colliery.
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    How's your day?

    One of the best cars I had was a Suburu station wagon, made in Japan, little under powered, but couldn't fault it on anything else. This side of the pond we are seeing more and more "sewing machines on wheels" I often wonder how you can cram four people safely into such small cars. I'd be scared to go on the highways at side of 80,000lb semi trailers. I drive a full sized pickup and much prefer the comfort and safety of those brutes.
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    Pubs

    There was a pub at the corner of Kirke-White Street East and London Road years back, anyone recall it's name. Then just down Kirke-White Street from that pub was another one, was it "The Rifleman"??? Funny thing, I used to drink in that pub after my first marriage.. I think it was a Home Ales pub too.. John
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    Local History from Ex Pats.

    In song association thread, I saw someone post "40 miles from Poplar Bluff" Tha's a small town just a few miles to the east of where I live. Porter Waggoner was born and raised in West Plains, about an hours drive to the north west, there's even a road named after him. Mansfield, on the way to Springfield is where the author of "Little House on the Prairie was born. Alton, our local town was "sacked" by the Union army during the civil war, the court house was burned to the ground, there is a brick building built there now on the foundations of the wooden one. Mammoth Spring, reputed to be one of the worlds largest fresh water springs is about 30 miles south of me, Tess Harper the actress hails from there.
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Rumours say they will bring it back this year to assist their electric car. I found this out while doing a search for Mazda rotary engine.
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Here's a lover of Mazda's rotary engines and his input. https://www.quora.com/Why-wasnt-Mazdas-rotary-engine-successful
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Mazda finished with the rotary engine in 2012.
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    Speak Nottinghameze

    Used sump oil??? When I were a lad, used sump oil was a luxury, nobody but the rich owned cars, so we only had used sump oil on stale bread for Christmas dinner..
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    Speak Nottinghameze

    Poor?? Ya don't know the meening pf poor. my poor old Dad used to work 30 hours a day dahn pit, then fetch us from skool, it were a ten mile hike all up 'ill, he'd carry all ten of uz on is back, then we'd ave dinner, old stale slice of bred, wi lard on it. 'ome wux a big old cardbord box wi a bit of raggy owd tarp ower it. Mam would go out nicking clothes and pegs off cloves lines on Mundays so as wi cud have cloves from cherch jumbul sales.. Damn it's hard spelling incorrectly.....LOL
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    Speak Nottinghameze

    Ya ad to tork and fink like a slum rat back in my day's.. LOL
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    Photos to cheer us up

    Our cook stove is propane, and heating is a woodstove. On your story of Mario, when I migrated to Australia in 1979, I worked at a tin mine, biggest one in the southern hemisphere, I lived in a very small town a few miles south of the mine. This was "Bush" miles from any large towns!! I was in one of the pubs one evening, and this old feller at side of me said "are you a pommie" I said yes, he then said "You've come all the way from England to here" he was dumbstruck, and kept repeating it. A mate of mine put me in the picture, the elderly feller and his Brother worked a local farm, and he'd been no further than 15 miles out of town all his life, so just couldn't grasp the "jet set" lifestyle. Although I still live in a very rural area, my friends have worked and lived in different areas of the states, some have roots that go back to the first local settlers 200 years back, yes, the only people who lived around here back then were nomadic Native Americans. This area was settled around 1820 onwards.
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    Photos to cheer us up

    Normal over here is a 200 Amp service, we are charged one flat rate per Kwhr. Our biggest load on the house is the well water pump start current. After that, my 5HP 240 volt air compressor would be the next largest load. I don't know the loading, but electric stoves draw a heavy load, as do water heaters and clothes driers, our clothes drier costs us nothing, Mother natures wind. I've other high loads in the workshop, table saw, radial arm saw and a few other large wood working tools. The arc welder would be a high load. 3Kw wouldn't cut it with us, 200Amp service equates to 24Kw.
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    How's your day?

    Many, many years ago I worked with an electrician who came from the contracting side, I was an apprentice at Clifton Colliery back then. We were talking about cans of petfood looking better than what the butchers sell, he'd worked at Petfoods Melton Mowbray re wiring the factory for a large contractor. They had to wear clean overalls every day, he said the place was far cleaner than any human food processing plants he'd ever worked on. He told us the quality of the meat and fish were far higher than what we eat, question was asked, why?? Well he said, give a few people food poisoning and it's soon forgotten, kill someones little moggie or doggy with bad feed and you tend to lose millions and the media won't let it go. He said he was working above a mincing machine and dropped a spanner, he wasn't the most popular bloke on the block, they scrapped a whole run of product. I hear these days petfood processors aren't so fussy.
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    How's your day?

    Been sizing and splitting firewood, all "green", now it can season ready for winter. Yesterday proved keeping spares is wise, well pump gave up on me, got me trusty clamp on voltmeter/ammeter, found a dead hornet across the pressure switch contacts...Makes a change to see them get stung, this time with 240 volts. No that wasn't the problem, it was the start capacitor that had died on me, tested with a capacitance meter, and showed nothing. Replaced it with the new spare one, and back in business.
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    Good bye netherfield trainlines!!

    This is REAL money, true face value 2 pounds, faux money value around 12 of those monopoly bills.
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    Good bye netherfield trainlines!!

    So in real money, it's roughly the same price then.
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    Grape Vines

    Finally, getting grape vines planted, 4-Cayua, 2-Edelwies, 3-Neptune and 2- Concorde I grew from cuttings last year. Started a grape vine nursery and when I prune them next years will set the pruning's in pots to raise more vines. Going to take wild grape vine cuttings later this year too, although the grapes are pea sized, due to the fact they are out of control, I've read they make good wine, in fact there's a winery farther north of me that just grows cultivars of the native wild grapes, and have won a few prizes in wine fests.
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    Grape Vines

    We picked up a couple of 275 gallon crated "totes" yesterday, they look new, no stains or any residue in them, but to be on the safe side I'll pressure wash the insides and give them a good rinse out. One will be for drip feed irrigation for the row of grape vines, and the other for drip feed irrigating the veggie garden. Experimenting with native grape vines, cutting them off to around four feet and tying them to the closest trees. I'll train them, keep minimum growth each spring, like cultivated ones, and see how much each yields each year. There's one native vine near the chicken house that's over 5" in diam, must be years old. The native stock is what Concord vines were raised from. These are philoxera resistant and mould resistant, two killers of grape vines.
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    How's your day?

    I find things let me down at the wrong moment, ie, oven igniter went out just when I was ready to do dinner, washing machine when the wife filled it with water and clothes. I now keep three sets of ratchet pawls for that one, might just order a spare igniter for the oven...LOL
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    Beards and Tashes

    I usually have my hair close cropped, tried shaving it a few times, but gave up, very close cropped is comfortable.
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    How's your day?

    You can do a web search for your model and locate the part number real easy, many on line sites to choose from and most will expedite delivery.
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    How's your day?

    Usually one of two things fail in fridges, thermostat or starter capacitor, more modern units also have a small electronic board, but at ten years old, I'd go for the cap, ten minutes to change out, most of that is removing and replacing covers. The cap will knock you back around 10 to 15 quid or less. It's not a difficult job and you don't need a serviceman, usually a plug in, or one with two leads. I keep spares for my well pump, been caught out before, and not much fun when you don't have water. My freezer is over 20 years old, plenty of life in it and need to order a new starter cap for it, just in case, at over 20 yrs of continuous service, the cap has to be running on hope by now.