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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:06

Hubby is home, car emptied, and taken away. Hubby fed and now got a stiff drink.  I've seen the photos, the Daf lorry came off worse than the volvo, and that is going to need a new tailgate, bumper, all rear lights, interior lining, and a suspension check. It appears to be six inches shorter than it was.  The Daf lorry is nearly new, and examining the photos, appears to have a camera in the front. I wonder if it was switched on?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 17:28

The car has all his scanning gear in it. As it is worth far in excess of the car, he has to be brought home with the car to unload it, then the car will go  to a garage until the morning and then repairs and a hire car will be sorted.  I cant fetch it, it won't  fit in my car unless we drive home with the top down, and its not a top down sort of day. Third option is my brother and his big van.  I just hate sitting here not being able to do anything. There isn't even anywhere close he can get a  hot drink.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 17:07

We picked the car for its safety features. More airbags than you can shake a stick at. Apparently they only go off if the front or side is hit.  It has something that wouldn't let him run into a wall. If he turns into the drive too fast, it puts the brakes on for him.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 17:04

He's currently sat in a layby on the A5, with the engine running and the heated seats on trying to keep warm.  He wanted to drive back but I told him to phone the insurance company and they insist he doesn't . He sounds shook up,  even if the car is driveable, I don't think he is in a fit state to drive a long distance in the dark.  The lorry driver was near to his depot, so not far to go.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:48

He was thrown forward , but the air bags didn't go off.  If he has whiplash , he probably wont know until tomorrow. I had someone run into the back of me at traffic lights, it was next day when I woke up with a stiff neck that got progressively worse and lasted over six months. That was only a little tap. The consultant thought it was worse because I was twisted in the seat looking for the red light to change.


Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:43

If you plan on planting anything there, you will need to dig it up. A jig- a-pik or crowbar may be required.

 If you just want to stand pots on it, it will be fine.


Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:39

You dont need to water or feed over winter. Tip the pots on their side so any water can drain out. If we have a big freeze, a cardboard box and crumpled newspaper will help keep them frost free.  In spring, bring into the light, water after shoots break the surface.  After the last frost has gone, probably end of May, plant them out in soil and then feed and water regularly.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:31

Hubby promised he would be early home tonight when he went at 6 this morning. He has just phoned, he will be very late. A 7.5 ton truck ran into the back of him as he was queuing for an island on the A5. The back of the car has no glass in in, possibly his computer that he has all todays work on is mashed, as it was at the back, the tow truck will be an hour and a half. Thankfully the second truck swerved and avoided the first one. He gave his details for a witness.  The truck appears to have more damage than the volvo estate. Well  it is built like a tank.  Hubby now has to sit in a layby until the tow truck comes out.  I guess the scratch on the bumper we got this time last year from the little old lady is going to be obliterated.

Bird Feeders you Can take Apart and Clean

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:05

simple ring pull that comes apart.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 21:21

Try a bit of satsuma peel as well.

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