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Old Jul 18th 2017, 10:08 am
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Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin’s bodies found in Swiss glacier

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Old Jul 19th 2017, 10:48 am
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Ahh - the day after moving is here - what a day it was!!! I was still packing boxes when the movers turned up, I was totally ashamed of the state of the sofa when they lifted the cushions - I hadn't even thought about cleaning it as we were actually thinking of leaving it behind as it is fairly wreaked!!

So as I packed, the tape had hardly been attached and the box was whisked away into the truck! Then everything - well nearly everything - was on the truck and they were away. At the other end, even though I had clearly labelled every box and piece of furniture, I was still asked where everything went! And some things that shouldn't have been picked up were, like a huge box full of packing peanuts, which I actually needed back at the old place!

Still finally it was over, everyone was exhausted, but we have moved into our first house together and I am really excited! I hope to be less exhausted for our leaving party Saturday!

Weirdly, we had to go back to old place last night to sleep!! Also, there is still a van load of stuff there - good job we have the place until end of July, it will take that long to clean the new kitchen, move things around and get everything finally over to new place.

Needless to say, I am not going to rush to move again!!!

Thanks for the kind words sent to me from you all, this forum has a great bunch of people on it
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Old Jul 19th 2017, 11:42 am
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Apparently median rent for a 1 bedroom in Vancouver is now $2,090 per month.

Median rent for 1-bedroom hits $2,090 in Vancouver: rental site | CTV Vancouver News
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Old Jul 19th 2017, 7:23 pm
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How do you get 50 Canadians out of a swimming pool?

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Tell them, there's free food and beer round my place
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How do you get the other 36,643,876 Canadians out of your swimming pool?

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Shoot the cads

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Old Jul 20th 2017, 11:08 am
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BC is rasing the disability and assistance rates. Not by much but at least its a start.

Assistance rates had not been raised in 10 years.

Disability was raised $50 or so earlier this year.
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Went out this morning to a flat tire on the car, a screw stuck in it.

Luckily I wasn't working today, however it's going to be tricky work-wise.
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Went out this morning to a flat tire on the car, a screw stuck in it.
Luckily I wasn't working today, however it's going to be tricky work-wise.
I get quite a few of those (due to old pallets and stuff stored near my parking spot), but luckily they're cheap to fix. As long as they're in the tread and not the sidewall prospects are good. I've fixed a few that are right on the cusp of the sidewall, and almost all of those have held too. What hurt was the day after I bought the van I drove over a bottle and had to buy a new tire right away. I carry a kit like this in the little jack compartment:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...it/A-p8107922e
Because my van is a pain to jack up I usually get the electric impact wrench out and use it on the jack and the wheel.
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I think this issue will be right on the cusp of fixable. Looking to see if there is a tire place close by.

I tried to put the spare on, but goodness the nut things holding the tire on won't budge, or maybe I am too weak, who knows..




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I get quite a few of those (due to old pallets and stuff stored near my parking spot), but luckily they're cheap to fix. As long as they're in the tread and not the sidewall prospects are good. I've fixed a few that are right on the cusp of the sidewall, and almost all of those have held too. What hurt was the day after I bought the van I drove over a bottle and had to buy a new tire right away. I carry a kit like this in the little jack compartment:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...it/A-p8107922e
Because my van is a pain to jack up I usually get the electric impact wrench out and use it on the jack and the wheel.

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Old Jul 21st 2017, 3:12 am
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Standard procedure is to blame whoever last put the nuts on with an impact a little too hard. Stomping on the wrench with your foot works sometimes, but those little wrenches make it easy to come off and round the nut.
This is the case for CAA; I cough up for a gold card membership every year and don't use my emergency service calls, but I have them if I need them. The joke; "I only belong to one German organisation, The Otto Club", is of dubious value, but I use it anyway.
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Old Jul 21st 2017, 3:14 am
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This week I got a note from the newspaper office giving three days notice of late delivery (today and tomorrow) due to unforeseen circumstances.

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It was the tire place that put them on new a couple years ago...With the help of a hammer, I got the nuts off and spare on.





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Standard procedure is to blame whoever last put the nuts on with an impact a little too hard. Stomping on the wrench with your foot works sometimes, but those little wrenches make it easy to come off and round the nut.
This is the case for CAA; I cough up for a gold card membership every year and don't use my emergency service calls, but I have them if I need them. The joke; "I only belong to one German organisation, The Otto Club", is of dubious value, but I use it anyway.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
...With the help of a hammer, I got the nuts off...
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Bad news, tire isn't fixable and the other rear tire is splitting.
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The Weather Network warns of thunderstorms and Hail up to the size of a toonie.

That's some change in the weather.

To coin a phrase.
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