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by CelticRambler
Wed Nov 15, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

Haven't lost her yet! :P
by CelticRambler
Wed Nov 15, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Something lurking in the woodpile ... :-/
Replies: 45
Views: 35897

Re: Something lurking in the woodpile ... :-/

So I abandonned the feline family on Thursday night, and on Tuesday morning I came back to find ... ... ... the same five that I'd left to fend for themselves. All present and correct. :D As you can see, we now have an automated feeding station ... the current installation will get its real-world te...
by CelticRambler
Wed Nov 15, 2023 11:01 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

Sligo's not a million miles from you, isha, is it?

This version is in stock there:
https://silvershardware.ie/basta-non-lo ... p-212.html

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by CelticRambler
Wed Nov 15, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

You have the floor No, don't have the floor yet - that's on the 2024 agenda! :mrgreen: The prototype window is made, and in the process of being fitted today. For once, I have got myself organised enough to take pics of the project from start to finish. Or at least up to now - still time to forget ...
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

She has your number ... for the love of God please tell us you have hers? Time to make your intentions known, she seems keen so you need to progress things now. I can't tell you that ... :oops: I had hoped to take advantage of the down time between workshops and dances on the Saturday and Sunday to...
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

kadman wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 8:00 pmHey CR you missed out on becoming a legend on this one. :lol:
I'm too busy trying not to drill into the scavenged double glazed panes of my own window to be thinking about legendary status. 8-)
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

:o Janey kadman. Is it a bottle or a barrel of Jameson you're working your way through? :lol:
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

If you can accurately judge the safe depth to which you can drill, think about getting hold of one of this type of drill-stops: https://www.amazon.com/Clamp-Tite-Drill-Stop/dp/B0050683GC Although more expensive than the traditional bit of masking tape stuck to your bit, as long as you've tightened i...
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

isha wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:19 pm Early New year!!! This is far too long away for my liking.
Me too ... but her agenda between now and then is packed with Advent and Christmas concerts. Occupational hazard when you dabble with the likes of Handel and Vivaldi. :|
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Storm Ciaran 1st-2nd November, heavy rainfall - flooding very likely
Replies: 22
Views: 11665

Re: Storm Ciaran 1st-2nd November, heavy rainfall - flooding very likely

The provisional bill for Ciarán and Domingos in France has come in this week: 1.3billion. :shock: Not including the uncountable costs, like about a dozen schools in Brittany remaining closed until further notice, and several townlands in the Pas de Calais effectively uninhabitable due to flooding. T...
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

Listen, K - at this stage in my life, I'll take any kind of a hook-up I can get ... and shure the camper'll be a lot less rickety once the mechanic puts the wheels back on. :mrgreen:
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

So anyway: in the cold light of the (third) morning after the night before ... ... yep, she's just as Czecxy as she was last month. Or maybe moreso. :lol: Arriving at the venue early and lending a hand with the final preparations, I had a chance to scan the list of ticket-holders. Her name wasn't on...
by CelticRambler
Tue Nov 14, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

Will they fit the old screw holes though, that's the issue in the first place. I don't want to be drilling into wood half a centimetre away from old drill holes! I just want it to be easy. Sometimes the easiest thing in a situation like this is to offset the whole arrangement by 1 or 2cm from the o...
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Post what's on your mind
Replies: 708
Views: 145145

Re: Post what's on your mind

:shock: In that case, I hope you're going to bill them. Do none of them have external battery packs? I've been running my phone on one of them all day coz, you know like, a phone is essential these days and you wouldn't want to find yourself dependent on finding a free socket in z hotel or a train o...
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Post what's on your mind
Replies: 708
Views: 145145

Re: Post what's on your mind

Do they know they'll have to repay the debt with physical labour when the van needs a push start in the morning? :mrgreen:
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Window handles
Replies: 77
Views: 62444

Re: Window handles

'Fraid I can only offer empathy. I'm trying to make a set of windows, and it's proven nightmarishly difficult to get any of the components, other than the glass. It seems to be one of those things that's become an all-or-nothing purchase, and now that everyone wants triple glazed colour-coordinated ...
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Post what's on your mind
Replies: 708
Views: 145145

Re: Post what's on your mind

Happy Days wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:09 pm Just speak loudly and slowly at them in English. The natives will eventually get you gist :lol:
At work in Alsace during the summer, I had a Chinese lady compliment me on my excellent English. :mrgreen:
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Post what's on your mind
Replies: 708
Views: 145145

Re: Post what's on your mind

Sorty Isha - I didn't mean for that post to seem to refer to yours. I wouldn't be inclined :? to kiss that overhyped rock either. :)
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Post what's on your mind
Replies: 708
Views: 145145

Re: Post what's on your mind

This is why I could never settle back into a life in Ireland. One of the memorable images from the first day at the event I was at was seeing progressive waves of people arrive at the front door of the venue in full hiking gear - same as myself. I counted a grand total of four vehicles parked outsid...
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Annoyances & Irritations
Replies: 1083
Views: 256218

Re: Annoyances & Irritations

Hopefully you have safely arrived. Arrived, and on my way home. Have learnt in the process that "Ouigo" is SNCF's bastard child, with a customer service that makes Ryanair look positively personal and sympathetic. :x A refund fight is added to the week's To Do list, once I've completed th...
by CelticRambler
Mon Nov 13, 2023 5:37 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

Sure you might well end up as a legend yet Well ... She was there ... 8-) And then she wasn't ... :cry: But she did tell me straight off that she'd only be there for the first evening, and made a point of coming to find me to say goodbye, and reassure me that she still has my number. :) Working on ...
by CelticRambler
Thu Nov 09, 2023 10:45 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

Yeah, all of the above (depending on how the light catches me)! :lol: Looks great craic but I'm not able to let my hair down like that without a very large amount of drink by which time I'm incapable of dancing or anything else. :mrgreen: No-one would object to you working your way through the large...
by CelticRambler
Thu Nov 09, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.
Replies: 26
Views: 24029

Re: None of ye noticed ... but I'll tell ye anyway.

In the hope that SNCF's incompetence is not, in fact, a Divine Intervention telling me I'm wasting my time trekking all the way to the Swiss countryside for the far-from-definite possibility that one particular individual might turn up in the place at the same time, and that a second encounter might...
by CelticRambler
Thu Nov 09, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Annoyances & Irritations
Replies: 1083
Views: 256218

Re: Annoyances & Irritations

Ah FFS. Just received another spammy e-mail from them, inviting me to pay extra for additional leg-room, or for more baggage, citing my booking reference and the journey details. That'd be the journey that's been cancelled. FFS. :evil:
by CelticRambler
Thu Nov 09, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Annoyances & Irritations
Replies: 1083
Views: 256218

Re: Annoyances & Irritations

:evil: Fekking French "customer service". :evil: Received a text about an hour ago, informing me that one of my trains tomorrow - the critical one - has been cancelled. "Follow the steps in the e-mail we've sent you to see what solutions we can offer". They haven't sent any e-mai...