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Fri 8-Apr-11
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brightspark
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Today, on our way into the supermarket, OH decided to withdraw some money.

Follows instructions, as per usual, oh oh - the ATM swallowed his card. Luckily, my bro was with him (I'd already gone off to start the shopping), so bro was able to stand guard, just in case the machine decided to have a wobbly and dispense our money to anyone and everyone!

Supermarket chappie comes along and pins a hand-written note on the machine to say it's out of order.

But what about our card?

"Oh, pop along to your bank!" We arrive at said bank just  before it closed.

OH was advised to come back at the end of the afternoon.

The supermarket (and the bank) are approximately 20 kms from here.

Just a little inconvenient!!!   doh

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Fri 8-Apr-11
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Oh dear, that could have been totally disastrous! 

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Apr-11
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Glad it all ended well BS, if rather inconveniently for youshoo_fly

Fri 8-Apr-11
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Unfortunately, he spent a while in the bank this afternoon, and they still don't have his card:

"But monsieur, we are closed tomorrow and on Monday, so it will be necessary to come back on Tuesday!"

Gee, thanks. We really needed that inconvenience!

Imagine, if you were a holidaymaker here, and about to go home tomorrow - you'd be a bit adrift, wouldn't you....... doesn't bear thinking about!

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Sat 9-Apr-11
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That's why we have more than one bank account. cheers

Tue 12-Apr-11
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Joy Joy Joy...the cooker broke at Xmas and it took 3 months of devoted ebay watching to find another cheap enough, the tumble drier broke down the day before the weather finally cheered up and im still hunting a replacement and this morning the fridge died . Will I ever get to the point where my bank balance is in the black again , i really doubt it ...lol...Oh and all 5 of the kids will be home by Saturday hopefully without clingons , so it will be slave labour for the holidays ....feeling particularly evil im off to go and buy several boxes of the cheapest burgers i can find as a punishment for them

Tue 12-Apr-11
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Oh dear Kaye, you're not having much of a good time, are you?  I'm sure manufacturers of present day domestic appliances give them a working life of just after the guarantee has expired, so you're then forced to buy a new one as repairs seem to cost almost as much! 

 

As for offspring, I would say if the kids are old enough to live away from home, then they're certainly capable of helping out around the house in return for the privilege of being welcomed back home (says one who hasn't got any kids embarassed).

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Tue 12-Apr-11
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You wouldn't have it any other way would you Kaye, or would you big_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

Sorry to hear about your tumble drier. We don't have one of those but we do have a de-humidifier that also dries clothes as one year our apartment got so damp due to the communal heating being off that we had to do something. Many of our books went mouldyeeek

Tue 12-Apr-11
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JoannaS said:

You wouldn't have it any other way would you Kaye, or would you big_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

I bet she would Joanna¦..whistlewhistle

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Sun 17-Apr-11
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On Wed when I called F from Wales, there was a wailing down the line "all our analogue channels have been switched off". Here in the UK we have switched to digital TV signals although you still need your aerial to pick them up.

She tried a digibox that a friend had given us but that did not work either. her mum has gone through four digiboxes in the past five years. It appears they do not last very long, certainly not for her mum anyhow.

So she made an executive decision and ordered a new Toshiba flat screen digital set on Amazon, reduced from £350 to £167 with integral DVD player etc. I guess that our tardy switchover probably meant that we were amongst the last in the country and prices had tumbled. Toshiba also have a newer model so that was a factor too.

Anyway, my rant is that I must drive to our local recycling depot this afternoon to dump a perfectly good analogue set that I bought for £100 four years ago. It really did have a crystal clear brilliant picture. What a waste steam

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Sun 17-Apr-11
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Danny said:   Anyway, my rant is that I must drive to our local recycling depot this afternoon to dump a perfectly good analogue set that I bought for £100 four years ago. It really did have a crystal clear brilliant picture. What a waste steam

 

Danny, do you know anyone who has kids?

Those tv's still work just fine for video game systems, xbox, play station, etc.

That way someone could get their tv back for watching purposes, and the kids could play their games  and not tie up the tv¦?

You could also keep it for yourself, and just hook a dvd player to it, and that would be a movies only tv¦

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Sun 17-Apr-11
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Michelle from Oregon said:

You could also keep it for yourself, and just hook a dvd player to it, and that would be a movies only tv...

Too late, Michelle, the deed is done. TBH it is primarily a space issue and we use our laptops for watching DVDs and TV clips these days.It's a real red letter day at CSH because F authorised TAKING SOMETHING AWAY !!

But I could have called around to friends with kids as you mentioned.

Drat. doh

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Sun 17-Apr-11
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I keep being told that my analogue will be turned off in March and April, so far nothing has happened other than I can't get Teletext on BBC 1 or 2 and sometimes the sound disappears from Ch. 4.  My signal is provided by Virgin Media through the local cable system and I've been told that VM will be making improvements in this area.  If it is turned off, I shall dump my TV too and cancel VM and BBC License; that will be a £200.00 annual saving.  Go me!

I'll try that again!

Sun 17-Apr-11
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Pity it couldn't have come our way, we need a screen for DVD's. Don't watch the telly at allcheers and haven't done for around 14 yearswhistle. Used to drive the BBC potty and we had to get our MP to tell them to stop sending us threatening letters as we didn't have a TV set.steam

Sun 17-Apr-11
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The last time I was without a TV they kept sending someone around to check that I wasn't hiding one anywhere.  Darn cheek.  

I'll try that again!

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