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« Reply #875 on: October 23, 2019, 05:03:27 pm »

the property owner, where I rent, is lending the adjacent bedroom out to his ex-wife who has been here about a week.

she snores like a chain saw, is one of those people who needs the TV on to sleep and so is blasting the TV all night that I can hear the commercials through the walls, and despite not being allowed is chain smoking in the house. She's taken all the  Lips sealed forks from the kitchen to god knows where, left plates dirty for days in her room so that it take 10s of minutes with steel wool and soaking to get usable plates again (and where the  Lips sealed the bowls... best not be using those for ash trays) and today she left the fridge open when she left for work hours before I woke up from too little sleep, so now my food is all spoiled... and I have $3 in my account til saturday... and I have to spend some of that on toilet paper because she's used 4 rolls in a  Lips sealed week.

and while trying to deal with that I missed a call, which I think was a call back from a job interview.


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« Reply #876 on: October 25, 2019, 03:47:46 am »

new employers are looking like they wanna play a game of wage theft Chicken. Game on mother Lips sealed ers. If it was just me missing some pay, I call you out for it and refuse to work for you anymore, but you're not paying any of your floor workers what was promised when hiring them for the new store, and your promises to fix it turned out to be lies. You've not only earned my distrust, I'll take a monetary and time loss to make sure that comes back to bite you legally.

I don't like bullies and cheats.
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« Reply #877 on: October 27, 2019, 02:28:02 pm »

have to do an online test but am so stressed i can't bring myself to
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« Reply #878 on: October 27, 2019, 03:21:32 pm »

have to do an online test but am so stressed i can't bring myself to

Caledonian, online tests are often the easiest - you don't have the stress of a room full of people, and generally you get more time to think - you just have to remember to breathe! Tests can be daunting, but you have been through exams and such at college before, haven't you? I know you also have the added pressure of new country, new university and completely new fields of study, but  the fact that you have taken the big steps to go there and try means that you already have what it takes to succeed!

All you need this early in your new studies is to pass. The first year is the hardest, and of that year the first term is the hardest! I remember when I started my Bachelors degree (more years ago than I care to count!) there were 5 assignment/assessment tasks, plus 2 three hour exams over the course of the year. In the assessments, I completely failed the first one, just failed the second, just passed the third, better pass in the fourth and a credit in the fifth, and passed both exams. My primary lecturers were both very encouraging - perhaps if you spoke to your lecturer about your concerns before you sit down and work through the test you may feel better.

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« Reply #879 on: October 27, 2019, 05:12:40 pm »

have to do an online test but am so stressed i can't bring myself to
With an online test you can usually do it in more than one go, so you can take it in small steps if you need to, it doesn't have to be in one big scary session. Also, if there is someone there who you trust or if you have a support person they could be with you while you do the first question(s) so you can talk it through with them. My wife is an autism support worker at a university and did exactly this last week. In the end, all she needed to do was talk through what was required from the test to reassure her student, who was then happy to do it by themselves.
Having a notebook to make notes so that you can look stuff up between sessions can help, and having your course notes that you have taken so far this term definitely should help.

You can do it!  Smiley I fully expect to see another post here next week letting us know how well you did on the test.  Wink
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« Reply #880 on: October 27, 2019, 07:20:56 pm »

thank you both, taking your advice, I messaged for my extra time benefits to be put into place, because while it was an online test, it did have a timer. this took some of the pressure of (also bless this man for working that out on a sunday) and I have now done my test. scored 20/22 so, yeah. shouldn't have been stressed to begin with
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« Reply #881 on: October 28, 2019, 01:11:05 am »

thank you both, taking your advice, I messaged for my extra time benefits to be put into place, because while it was an online test, it did have a timer. this took some of the pressure off (also bless this man for working that out on a sunday) and I have now done my test. scored 20/22 so, yeah. shouldn't have been stressed to begin with

Congratulations, Caledonian - you have done very well, haven't you! Grin, and knowing the work always helps! Hindsight always has 20/20 vision, but you are obviously working well and hard - keep up the good work!

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« Reply #882 on: October 28, 2019, 06:26:07 am »

thank you both, taking your advice, I messaged for my extra time benefits to be put into place, because while it was an online test, it did have a timer. this took some of the pressure of (also bless this man for working that out on a sunday) and I have now done my test. scored 20/22 so, yeah. shouldn't have been stressed to begin with
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« Reply #883 on: November 03, 2019, 10:43:55 pm »

Not sure if this is in the right place?

M23 crash: Vintage car rally driver dies in lorry crash

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A man has died while taking part in a classic car rally after his vintage vehicle crashed with a lorry on a motorway.

The 80-year-old, driving a 1903 Knox Runabout Old Porcupine, was killed at the scene of the crash on the M23 in Surrey at about 10:00 GMT.

His female passenger was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

The car had been entered into the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, organisers have confirmed.

They said the car had "left the route, which does not include the M23, when the crash took place".

More than 400 vehicles dating from before 1905 were registered to take part in this year's run.

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway, near Hooley.
(c) BBC 19

Thoughts to the driver's family & hopefully his passenger gets well soon.
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« Reply #884 on: November 03, 2019, 11:11:46 pm »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows. Unfortunately you are taking your life into your own hands when you operate an older vehicle. Not necessarily due to malfunction (though most of the time it is), but sometimes trying to operate an antique the way we operate current vehicles (ie, power issues, taking fast turns, braking, visibility, etc.) can spell trouble
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« Reply #885 on: November 03, 2019, 11:58:42 pm »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink
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« Reply #886 on: November 04, 2019, 12:31:47 am »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink

Well, it is the right kind of forum for it! Turn it into an Orwellian affair.
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« Reply #887 on: November 04, 2019, 03:39:51 am »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink

Well, it is the right kind of forum for it! Turn it into an Orwellian affair.



Bloody Martians...
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« Reply #888 on: November 05, 2019, 12:58:17 am »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink

Well, it is the right kind of forum for it! Turn it into an Orwellian affair.

Don't you mean Wellsian?
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« Reply #889 on: November 06, 2019, 12:31:25 am »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink

Well, it is the right kind of forum for it! Turn it into an Orwellian affair.

Don't you mean Wellsian?

Ah, you're quite right. Although I believe that Martians already are interfering in our affairs if you watch the news, and with quite Orwellian effects.
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« Reply #890 on: November 06, 2019, 12:42:26 am »

Reminds me of the recent crashes involving WWIII era aircraft participating in air shows.

Those bloody Martians & Venusians interfering in our worldy affairs.  Wink

Well, it is the right kind of forum for it! Turn it into an Orwellian affair.

Don't you mean Wellsian?

Ah, you're quite right. Although I believe that Martians already are interfering in our affairs if you watch the news, and with quite Orwellian effects.

Orwellsian as a compromise then?  Smiley
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« Reply #891 on: December 09, 2019, 12:20:36 am »

my pocketwatch stopped working Sad
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« Reply #892 on: December 09, 2019, 12:38:14 am »

Have bushfires in the area where I live - there are 16 fires within 40 kilometres of my hamlet. All of these are, fortunately, burning in the high country, and not threatening any towns, but the smoke is really horrible! I'm beginning to feel a bit like a kipper!

Compared to Queensland and New South Wales it's not so bad, but the frightening thing is that it's not even really "Fire Season" yet, and the worst of the hot weather is still to come. It is going to be mid-thirties C today and tomorrow - can imagine what it will be like when we are talking of temperatures in the mid-forties or even higher!

I think I'd really like to be somewhere else!!
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« Reply #893 on: December 09, 2019, 01:48:26 am »

Have bushfires in the area where I live - there are 16 fires within 40 kilometres of my hamlet. All of these are, fortunately, burning in the high country, and not threatening any towns, but the smoke is really horrible! I'm beginning to feel a bit like a kipper!

Compared to Queensland and New South Wales it's not so bad, but the frightening thing is that it's not even really "Fire Season" yet, and the worst of the hot weather is still to come. It is going to be mid-thirties C today and tomorrow - can imagine what it will be like when we are talking of temperatures in the mid-forties or even higher!

I think I'd really like to be somewhere else!!


California can relate, though temperatures are not that high. Lately the power companies have been shutting down power due to the risk of downed power lines starting fires.
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« Reply #894 on: December 09, 2019, 12:33:42 pm »

We moved home in Australia a few months ago and are within 1 km of hillside bushland. We are now concerned about possible future bushfires that we have made up a permanent emergency kit of clothes and important documents in case we ever need an immediate (voluntary) evacuation (authorities can't force us to evacuate in case of fire).

But I do worry about those in other states like NSW that have the current fires. On FB, fire crews put up a video of what they are dealing with. Its speed and ferocity is astounding, and scary is an understatement.   

See the video at https://www.facebook.com/Fire-and-Rescue-NSW-Station-90-Menai-686411934810836/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCq1GtyYDgmRszHBHHIBDwHgU0WM4XdpESEeqJ5z6ObJb2amfKwz7rArU4LOy7tAMwlY3tAfrpfq8Yd&hc_ref=ARTadhxhYjXCrtRqsMA1LQFh7tdUKxYF19mhgYz5vfSsGIfh7FYFOeHicqBmqvUFqPY&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBq0J6jItEoCLRvLHw6dCeJ-YOH8SfP746hh0MUgPQEA47OwGgQQJQDcxwgvTuy_US4D9BpE7wcl4moR-mEbHi1BoMwKZv93bcKIQBtT5iAJSqSbFkldjr3o-yI9UlJprPyqikuDN9n6ldx6pkdGXzR3JUefontQEsWHLjo1Yp3Dh71tYTAwkMM6IOpqH3zkYQyumGaY9sk7RyZn_XI5TFY1RvmkzpONUn_0N8R341drVaWSBGv3rgJgNaNRE-53O6-XFmPfx5zQdvHb8iUOWVjv7wLJviqjYJ93ClMDAtCtGcD4oH7t6vb2s3iBB-4Za6q8NOl6eRwFIdoe2fGnoBSiCN1-gnrbhQ.
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« Reply #895 on: December 09, 2019, 02:54:37 pm »

my pocketwatch stopped working Sad

You will have to practice your horological skills on it! Grin
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« Reply #896 on: December 09, 2019, 02:59:17 pm »

We moved home in Australia a few months ago and are within 1 km of hillside bushland. We are now concerned about possible future bushfires that we have made up a permanent emergency kit of clothes and important documents in case we ever need an immediate (voluntary) evacuation (authorities can't force us to evacuate in case of fire).

But I do worry about those in other states like NSW that have the current fires. On FB, fire crews put up a video of what they are dealing with. Its speed and ferocity is astounding, and scary is an understatement.   

I put my fire plan together every year - documents, extra special treasures, cat carriers, cat food, water & kitty litter etc., & have it all close enough to hand to grab and get out in a hurry. One problem here is that there is only one two lane road through town, the place is stretched out along a 1.5 to 2 km stretch of highway - still, no point borrowing trouble before it comes!
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« Reply #897 on: December 09, 2019, 09:41:12 pm »

my pocketwatch stopped working Sad

You will have to practice your horological skills on it! Grin

Sadly, I don't have the training to repair watches, I can only work with the larger clocks.
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« Reply #898 on: December 09, 2019, 10:51:06 pm »

my pocketwatch stopped working Sad

You will have to practice your horological skills on it! Grin

Sadly, I don't have the training to repair watches, I can only work with the larger clocks.

That's a problem! Do you think it can be repaired?
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« Reply #899 on: December 10, 2019, 12:34:34 am »

my pocketwatch stopped working Sad

You will have to practice your horological skills on it! Grin

Sadly, I don't have the training to repair watches, I can only work with the larger clocks.

That's a problem! Do you think it can be repaired?

I'm not sure. If I had to guess I think a cog may have gotten damaged and jammed. In that case replacing it would solve the problem
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