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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by immortality, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. keith reed

    keith reed Well-Known Member

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    Our puppy is due for her third injection tomorrow. I had a phone call from the Vet's late this afternoon saying they would not accept cash as a method of payment. Didn't make any difference to us as we were paying by eftpos.
    Off subject but anytime your children tell you they want to be a carpenter or a mechanic whack them around the ear and tell them to become a vet or a doctor or a dentist.
     
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    Not much different than normal for me I get up make coffee and head for the shed. No visitors is gonna get a little weird but I have a group chat going on messenger with some mates that has been a huge source of laughs allready daily 7pm video chat every day. Couple of us have scanners and keeping up on the downlow on the streets. We're 5 police chases in 2 hours in 1 Town tonight and the cops are busy as ****. 4 dog units on instead of the normal 1.people are calling the cops on there neighbours cause people are still visiting and getting on the piss. Cars still getting stolen joy ridden and burnt out. Some just arnt taking it serious, some refuse to be told what to do we are going to be locked down for much longer than 4 weeks
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    LOL
    Well you can't change New Zealand into China over night, peeps are gonna get cranky, that's fully true, 'ey bro
    Same would prolly happen here
     
  4. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    I don't want to be racist but our Asian neighbours 2 doors down had multiple visitors yesterday.
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    ....then you should have said...our neighbours 2 doors down. *chuckle*
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    For all you mob stuck in isolation and have movie streaming or DVD mail order.

    I recommend a series called, The Almighty Johnsons.
    Produced and filmed in New Zealand.
    It's a drama/fantasy/comedy

    I've seen all 3 series (36 episodes)
    Loved it :cool:
    The casting, scripting and plot are all excellent.
    It's for mature audiences though, wouldn't recommend it for young kids as it has some adult content and humour.

    If the characters were also satirical regarding the average Kiwi, man you guys can put away the beer and alcohol.
    The scripting was so well done and the plot weaved it's way nicely to keep me hooked.
    Great entertainment
    5 popcorns

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  7. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Day 2, Friday 27 March 2020

    Weight: 113.4kg

    Been a long day. Spent most of it doing my job as a union site delegate (by remote). Long story short I probably don't have a job any more.

    On a positive note, the missus isn't any worse, possibly a bit better.

    ******* Chinese and their disgusting habits.
     
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    We took our puppy to the vets today. They had warning signs outside the vets about the coronavirus. We had to wait outside, the receptionist came out with a form asking if we had been overseas in the last fortnight or been in contact with anyone with coronavirus. While we were there a man went inside, when he came out the receptionist sprayed the inside handle with a sanitiser. The vet came out and took the puppy inside for her injections. She returned, the wife went in and paid the bill. The receptionist would have gone through the same process again. The whole process took about 3/4 of an hour compared to normally about 1/4 of an hour.
     
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    Another day of imposed hibernation done. Not feeling physically abnormal or mentally stressed.

    Put the Terri in the drive way and let it idle for about 30 minutes. It was clean inside so I gave it a good vacuuming, just because I could.
    The interior got a clean with a damp chamois, and rubbed some ‘Oakwood’ into the pleather upholstery.
    Talked to an old bloke walking past for about 10 minutes from a distance of 15 metres, (no idea who he was) about our flowering trees and the state of the nation. Filled in a few more hours with phone calls and emails.

    Last night I pondered the meaning of life while half watching a crap James Bond movie,
    As certified card-carrying nearly fully-self-funded retirees, we have no debts, no job to worry about not being there next week, no mortgage payments. Apart from watching my superannuation balance creep lower, I thought, that personally, we are in a position where we are not going to be badly impacted. (Under current conditions and rules, next week is yet to happen) Our lives are pretty much as per normal, just can't go anywhere.

    For the first time in a couple of years, my digital bathroom scales show 3 figures instead of 4. I am 2kg lighter than when we went to NZ, and attribute that to not doing the daily supermarket run, and accidently buying chips, choccy bars, nuts or flavoured milk.
     
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    So you're now under a tonne ? ;)
     
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    Yes ……. bluddy smart RS. To be exact 0.0998t. And that was before a good bog. :p
     
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    Always weigh yourself after your morning coffee dump.
     
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    Another day in the shed for me lots of coffee drunk did a couple more hours fitting a link g4+ in a jzx100 chaser moved some **** round in the shed
     
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    Real world tetris ?
     
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    Used to wait until I was on overtime, made me feel better having a Double Dollar Dump.
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Day 3, 28 March 2020

    Weight 113.3 Kg

    Can't believe how tired I was after all the work bullshit we dealt with yesterday. I don't think it's quiet sunk in yet and we are a long way from resolving it to a satisfactory conclusion. Next few days could get interesting.

    Oldest son is working 10 hours a day from home, currently has 2 PC's and 3 screens set up on his desk. His employer is struggling to keep up with online service demand at this point so he's happy to rake it in.

    My other son is working out how he can set up his weight bench on the front deck seeing as they can't go to the gym. That will most likely be tomorrows mission as I'm going to have to move the Senator out of the garage to get access to the weight bench. Doing some weights won't hurt to pass the time and I think my shoulder might be up to it although I did strain it cutting the hedge the other day.

    Seen more people walking in the last 2 days than we probably see in 2 months normally. Took a nice evening stroll last night when it was quiet out. Quiet pleasant actually.

    Cooking a nice beef roast tonight so the weight metric might start heading in the wrong direction in the following days.
     
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    I was going to write to a couple of companies in NZ who I have requested a refund for a few cancelled activities, they have replied that they will consider it, but nothing for a week now. Didn’t do it as I don’t know if they are ignoring my requests, or are just not there.

    Discovered that I have chipped a tooth, and that is on a list of things that dentists are not fixing until life returns to normal. Minor first world problem.
    I am glad that I do not indulge in smokes or alcohol, but I do miss my addiction to producing nasty emissions as condemned by Greta.
    Very quiet day outside, no walkers, very little traffic, most likely due to it being not a good day weather-wise ……... cold 22 degrees, drizzly rain day, so sorta stuck inside reading stuff, and what has been has written on this forum.
    Certainly some comments are showing a fraction too much friction.

    Our daughter turned up with a weeks’ rations. Still no dunny rolls available here, and she said that some of the items that are not available in her suburb are on the shelves here. Apparently our area is not a big consumer of rice, pasta and noodles. None of the local shoppers were wearing masks but were abiding by the social distancing rules.

    Sat on the verandah with her about 5 metres away upwind. She has to go back to work on Monday, as the work supplied computer would not work in her house. Her work now knows why, and another work colleague is going to camp on the premises and use the mini kitchen, shower and his camp bed as he can’t work from home either.

    For those interested in my statistics and personal habits, my weight this morning was 0.0993t in accordance with advice given in above posts.
     
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    Haha today I did f-all watched my flatmate take a raw turbo to detailed and polished all while telling him how to attack it haha and drunk about figjams weight in coffee. Ventured 200 meters down the road to the dairy for milk and a few more days worth of frozen pies haha I ain't going near the supermarket ques. Decontaminated everything had a good wash made a coffee and back to the shed haha. Scanner on all day for gossip YouTube on the big screen heater on still out there now 14 hours or so since I first came out here this morning hahaha
     
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    Haha yeah I've had a spare vz v6 and auto just sitting on the engine crane taking up space in the middle of the floor. My mate borrowed my spare old welder to enclose his car trailor over the lockdown so with a bit of stacking and moving we fitted the motor and box in the corner out of the way
     
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    And it's been pooring down with rain all day keeping some of the wandering idiots at home
     

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