Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tool Of The Day

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I get up, today I have a fair few jobs to do. And so I have a cup of tea and

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Then switch the electrics off. Well all the sockets anyway.

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And then I head to the first socket of the day. A single one that always needs to be more than one. And there is more than one way of doing this.

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I’m choosing the easy option. I select the bottom of the two plugs to put here.

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I unscrew the socket face plate. What horrors will lurk behind?

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I gently pull the tight wires.

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And undo them without dying.

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A while latter the surface mounted socket has been converted to a 4 way gang.

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Not bad actually.

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Mean while in the retro room….

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This twin box mounted plug needs converting. Now I wanted to do this one for a specific reason, and that is to do with the mains internet network I have.

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Off with the box lid.

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And a while later we have the 4 way gang box on. And the internet network distributor plugged directly into a socket now and not into an extension lead, just like the instructions tell you. Does it make any difference? No it doesn’t. Down stairs it is still a crap speed.

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I got this about 3 weeks back. I don’t need one, I already have one.

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Here it is, but this one leaks when on, hence the cover catchment, however this often overspills and thus causes damp, so lets get replacing it.

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Off with the hose connection.

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And off with the end of the pipe.

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Now lets see if we can get this off and use the same pierced hole, if not that will make the job bigger.

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Much later on and many attempts at getting the hose connection to not drip it is done.

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Yay and with that.

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All the testing has filled the pond.

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And so onto the real job o the day. No not the fence.

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But goodbye slabs on the right.

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After moving the plants, its time to get the tool of the day out.

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I use plenty of muscle power swinging the big sledge hammer. Man the larger slabs are strong.

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A while later you have got to ask yourself, really?

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Yep that is the main main earth for the house.

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Awesome. A small green line not the big one. The cable isn’t thick enough either really.

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But lets not let that distract us, on with more action with the tool of the day.

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Second trip to the tip today.

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I empty ERDE.

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Back at base I have a use for one of the big slabs, I can put it under the BBQ.

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And so with tiding up.

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I position the plant pots for now

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And then turn my attention to the car.

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I give her a good soapy wash over.

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That should leave her gleaming later.

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And for a moment /i admire my winter pansies.

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Nice and colorful.

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The ones in the back hanging basket are in bloom too.

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This is it then.

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This is where I got to.

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And so I head indoors.

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Where I find the cat taking it easy.

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And happy sitting in the sun.

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I get my trusty stead from next door.

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And head to my parents for tea.

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But really all my achy body wants is to rest in the fresh bed linen I changed this morning, how divine.

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