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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:32

Courtesy car coming tomorrow. Himself is a bit sore. The claims handler has logged it, if it gets worse he will go for physio.  The claims handler has seen the photos of the damage and said that sometimes they call ambulances for people with less damage than that. At least the lorry driver is insured, no problems there.

Kitchen floor is washed, and half a trifle made. custard to go on tomorrow. I just have to excavate the living room table in order to put a buffet on it.

 Fizz at 4, food at 6, fireworks at 8.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 09:04

Hubbys back and neck seem to be OK this morning. I gave it a good rub with ibuprofen gel last night.

Waiting for the claim handler to ring back.

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 09:02

My ex bought me one of those metal roasting tins with a lid. He wrapped it up . I unwrapped it  expecting the proper present inside. Oops.  That was it.  What compounded it, it was in front of all my family. But it means you can make roast dinners like my mum does, he said.

It cost him a double row of pearls with a diamond and sapphire clasp. I picked it out at the International Spring jewellery fair in Birmingham, three months later.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 07:35

Where are they? I know there is a group taking photographs of derelict steel and cutlery works around Sheffield. Very sad to see what were busy places, standing abandoned.

Last edited: 25 November 2016 07:36:39

Chunky Wooden Furniture For Sale UK

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 07:29

Might as well put.....chunky firewood for sale. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 22:27

The car  seemed to have done what the safety pack should do. Although the brakes weren't on, it slammed on the brakes to stop the car being shunted into the one in front, so it prevented damage to the front and the car in front.  Now we will see if Volvo insurance is as good as Aviva. When I had a small bump, they sorted it , got me a courtesy car, and mine fixed and back to me in a week. My brother had a six week argument with his insurer and the garage over damage to his work van when a car pulled out of a side road in front of him. They are still arguing over loss of earnings.

 I haven't seen any hedgepigs for ages. The last one was a baby trying to hide under a pallet.  One of the neighbours has a bengal cat, a very inquisitive hunter. Apparently he keeps making them presents of mice and toads, presumably mostly coming from my garden.

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.

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