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#12841 Tenor Viol

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 20:25

QUOTE(muzikalbadger @ Apr 14 2012, 09:04 PM) View Post
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Lucky dad biggrin.gif

How can a 14 year old car have 81k on it? I do 22k per annum unsure.gif


My 10 year old car has 45k on it... I only do between 4 and 5k a year, and its previous owner did even less..
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Hmm... I do 68 miles a day going to and from the office....


I used to, and didn't mind it to be honest. Did a lot more miles back then! Possibly why all my old rubbish cars died... Now I live a 5 min walk from work, and just use the car for shopping and visiting parents. I don't enjoy living that close to work mostly though... Too easy to get roped into "extra" things!!


To live within 5 minutes of the office would put me in the very expensive part of rural Cheshire. Average house prices in Knutsford? GBP420k. Average in Mere (1 mile north of Knutsford) - GBP816k. Average in Goostrey GBP 336k.

Average where I live? A lot less!

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#12842 muzikalbadger

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 20:30

QUOTE(Tenor Viol @ Apr 14 2012, 09:25 PM) View Post

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Lucky dad biggrin.gif

How can a 14 year old car have 81k on it? I do 22k per annum unsure.gif


My 10 year old car has 45k on it... I only do between 4 and 5k a year, and its previous owner did even less..
biggrin.gif

Hmm... I do 68 miles a day going to and from the office....


I used to, and didn't mind it to be honest. Did a lot more miles back then! Possibly why all my old rubbish cars died... Now I live a 5 min walk from work, and just use the car for shopping and visiting parents. I don't enjoy living that close to work mostly though... Too easy to get roped into "extra" things!!


To live within 5 minutes of the office would put me in the very expensive part of rural Cheshire. Average house prices in Knutsford? GBP420k. Average in Mere (1 mile north of Knutsford) - GBP816k. Average in Goostrey GBP 336k.

Average where I live? A lot less!


Definitely worth it then smile.gif
Luckily my work is in affordable area for me, and where I was commuting from was the expensive area!!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:31

QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ Apr 14 2012, 06:56 PM) View Post

Went out with my dad today to help him look for a new car. He's not really interested in cars and wanted an automatic. He was dealing on a Focus 1.6 Auto which in my opinion was not in good condition but it was within his tight budget of about ?1500.

After looking around what must have been about 10 cars that were all badly looked after, I noticed an S reg Mercedes CLK with a "for sale" sign in the window. Went over and in the window the ticket read ?1795. Turns out it had 81K with full history, 3 previous owners, auto, 2.3, full history and all the toys.

Took it out for a test drive, came back and offered ?1300, had to come up to ?1450 but thats dad sorted with a properly nice car for peanuts! biggrin.gif


You can get a lot of car for your money right now if you look in the right places!

Some years ago I went out planning to buy a new Vectra. It wasn't what I really wanted, but it would be new, had a full guarantee, and would do the job.

When I arrived at the main dealer there was a pristine looking six-month old 2.5 V6 Omega on display. It was an ex-demonstrator model with lots of extra goodies for rather less than I had planned to spend! I kept the old girl for ten years and did well over 100,000 miles in her, so I must have made the right decision! smile.gif

Thinking about it, I have never, ever bought a new car yet, and I don't have any plans to do so.

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#12844 Violin Hero

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:46

It has been really hectic so far today at work.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:04

The analogue TV signal has been switched off.

Compared to the rest of the UK, London hasn't coped well with this... unsure.gif
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:37

QUOTE(barry-clari @ Apr 18 2012, 09:04 AM) View Post

The analogue TV signal has been switched off.

Compared to the rest of the UK, London hasn't coped well with this... unsure.gif


Ours doesn't get switched off until September.

We have been using the digibox thingummies for a while now, and have no problems with them, but I am rather annoyed that our expensive Panasonic HDD Video recorder will become virtually useless after September, and there seems to be nothing we can do to upgrade it. sad.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 20:49

I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 20:53

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I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.


Well done. Join the club. smile.gif Was it voluntary?

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#12849 Violin Hero

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:42

QUOTE(Swell Box @ Apr 18 2012, 09:53 PM) View Post

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I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.


Well done. Join the club. smile.gif Was it voluntary?

SB


My colleague told me that if I contacted a particular company they could help me set up as self employed and I would take home more of my earnings.

I contacted the lady and after going through everything it turned out I should take home about 25-30 GBP a week more than I do now.

So tommorow I need to post off my completed form and copy of my passport and wait for them to set everything up. I will no longer been getting paid through an umbrella compnay.

Also it was totally voluntary.
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#12850 Tenor Viol

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:46

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 17 2012, 12:46 PM) View Post
It has been really hectic so far today at work.

I was thinking of you when I rang our internal IT help desk when my PC took 45 minutes to boot up on Monday and then I couldn't find either my personal folders (what we call the Z drive which are stashed on a server somewhere instead of being on a local C drive - this is so they get backed up etc overnight) or the servers to which I am connected.

So I rang the desk and I was on hold for 25 minutes before I got through. The guy (somewhere in the Baltic - yes I work for a UK company) was harrassed. It seems they'd incorrectly migrated me and a lot of other people onto different servers and it seems they got a few things wrong. It took him half an hour to sort me out. His phone queue had 85 waiting and he said his neghbour had 150+

I reckon he was in for a tough day....

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:56

QUOTE(Tenor Viol @ Apr 18 2012, 10:46 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 17 2012, 12:46 PM) View Post
It has been really hectic so far today at work.

I was thinking of you when I rang our internal IT help desk when my PC took 45 minutes to boot up on Monday and then I couldn't find either my personal folders (what we call the Z drive which are stashed on a server somewhere instead of being on a local C drive - this is so they get backed up etc overnight) or the servers to which I am connected.

So I rang the desk and I was on hold for 25 minutes before I got through. The guy (somewhere in the Baltic - yes I work for a UK company) was harrassed. It seems they'd incorrectly migrated me and a lot of other people onto different servers and it seems they got a few things wrong. It took him half an hour to sort me out. His phone queue had 85 waiting and he said his neghbour had 150+

I reckon he was in for a tough day....


Our entire network went down today and all I did was take call after call from users about this. When I left a 5, Heldesk closes at half 5 we had recieved 372 calls. we also had 103 emails needing attention as well.

We are located on site in Sutton, Surrey and support both the hospitals in the NHS Trust I work at.

Generally when a PC takes ages to boot up we get an engineer to pay the person a visit and usually re-image the PC.

If there is a problem with someones Z drive as you call it, U drive where I work then I would try to remap the drive in Active Directory and then reboot the PC. If that fails then I would log a ticket to our systems team for them to check permissions etc for that drive.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:02

I have drunk a litre of juice

*slosh*
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 16:48

QUOTE(corenfa @ Apr 19 2012, 11:02 AM) View Post
I have drunk a litre of juice

*slosh*


Fermented grape juice? tongue.gif

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:56

Ever looked at things you were proud to have in the past and now find absolutely cringeworthy?

When I was 18/19, this was my pride and joy IPB Image now I look back and cringe beyond belief! It cost me an absolute fortune and I don't know to this day why I *HAD* to have it at the time.

Thing is I had a beautiful MGB before the Porsche addiction started that went on for a number of years, wouldn't thank you for another now.

Funny how life changes, eh?
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:57

When it's almost impossible to get altissimo notes up to pitch it's time to put the reed in the bin.
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