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Old 23rd May 2020, 23:24
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Jeez, just had the sh!t scared out of me - there was a muffled thump from upstairs, pause, then the stair lights (motion sensor) came on - not sure where my crow bar is, so armed myself with a wicked 18" masonry drill bit and went to investigate - a little black and white face peering at me quizzically from the foot of the stairs - neighbour's cat has found out how to get in through the bathroom window! And out again pushing through the blinds! Probably explains the broken plate on the kitchen floor the other day... Bugger, can't leave the window open when I go out...

A previous cat used to get in but couldn't get back out past the blinds, so would sleep on my freshly laundered sweaters till I got home.
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:44
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Bad idea to take a drill bit to a cat fight, claw hammer preferred.
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Old 24th May 2020, 07:44
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Well, it gave her paws for thought...
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Old 24th May 2020, 15:19
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Windy and wet so far with some severe gusts. The worst of it will come later this evening, through the night and into tomorrow morning ... but so far so good.
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Old 24th May 2020, 15:37
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Fingers crossed for you all Bluey!
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Old 24th May 2020, 18:33
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Yep, good luck.
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Old 24th May 2020, 19:37
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Hope it doesn't get too blowy Bluey.
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Old 25th May 2020, 03:22
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All safe here this morning ... me, the house, my housemate and the cat. It was a bit savage but there was very little damage in my area ... other places were not nearly as lucky and there is much widespread damage with thousands of houses losing power, trees down etc. Breaking news tells us that a swimmer has gone missing off City Beach. A swimmer!!! If that's a true report it looks like a case of ambition well exceeding capability ... either that or the person was still p!ssed after a big party!A search is under way for a man believed to be missing off Perth's City Beach.


City Beach on Monday moring.CREDIT:LAUREN PILAT

The alarm was raised just before 10am, with witnesses saying the man had been swimming before they lost sight of him.

WA Police are coordinating the search.
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Old 25th May 2020, 05:05
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The aforementioned idiot swimmer has been found and is safe.

Swimmer safe after he sparks police search at City Beach

By Daile Cross and Lauren Pilat
A surf lifesaver at City Beach has given a young man who went out for a swim in dangerous conditions a stern talking to after he sparked a police search this morning.
'Stay out of the water' is the message today, following a false alarm at City Beach.CREDIT:LAUREN PILAT

WA Surf Lifesaving coordinator Nick Pavey said the life guard stationed at City Beach was alerted to a possible missing swimmer by police.

The life guard could see a swimmer out the back of the groyne, which turned out to be a young man about 17 or 18 years old wearing a wetsuit and fins.

Two water police boats and the police chopper raced out to City Beach to investigate, but the young man managed to return to the beach on his own.

Mr Pavey reiterated the message all authorities have been repeating since before the storm began – stay out of the water for at least the next 24 hours.

“While conditions might be appealing to a particular demographic, our advice is to stay at home until conditions improve and it’s safe to get in the water,” he said.

Others did not heed the warning either, attempting to enter the water for a swim before being told to get out by the lifeguard.

The young man who had been thought missing was told to report to police at Clancy's Fish Pub once he got out of the water, but did not.

Why on earth anyone would even want to go for a swim in those conditions is beyond comprehension. Not too surprised he didn't report to the police after the lifeguard spoke to him though. I can just imagine the reception he would have got from p!ssed-off police officers! Just the cost of his stupidity alone would have been high ... two police boats AND the chopper sent out for nothing. It would be rather nice if they found him and sent him the bill!
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Old 25th May 2020, 05:29
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So glad all is well with you Bluey!

The swimmer sounds like an unsuccessful Darwin candidate...
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Old 25th May 2020, 08:34
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Glad you've come through it alright, Bluey. Was an interesting weather-system.
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Old 25th May 2020, 14:16
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I can just imagine the percussive persuasion technique used by the Clubby.
Glad all's ok in your household

Just did a big shopping trip to Tesco's. Social distancing queues outside. Fairly ok inside. Good for another couple of weeks.
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Old 26th May 2020, 07:55
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Well, we escaped the storm here but Murphy and his law have come for a visit. I decided to bake some multigrain bread today and did all the weighing, watering, yeasting, kneading etc., then switched the oven on to warm up to the right temp. Half an hour later when I'm ready to put the bread in, the oven still isn't even lukewarm. Aaaaaaaarrrrggghhhhhh. I've emailed the property manager who has sent a work order to the electrician so it should soon be fixed. In the meantime I'm waiting for my neighbour to come home so I can go and plead and grovel to have the bread baked. Sigh.
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Old 26th May 2020, 09:06
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I won't take the rise out of you...

Thought my fridge/freezer had broken down a couple of days ago - sausages in the top of the freezer mildly defrosting, door hadn't been left ajar, fridge definitely not as cool as it should be, Noticed the temperature control in the fridge was set to "off" - normally at 2 or 3, I didn't even know it had an off position as it's usually out of sight! Assume something I'd pulled out earlier had rotated the knob.
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Old 26th May 2020, 12:08
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Oh, done that one myself before, treadie ... definitely one for the Encyclopaedia Idiotica!
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Old 26th May 2020, 12:19
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Just received our bank statement. This lock-down business is saving us a fortune, not the least my petrol bill and our eating out expenses. One thing it has revealed is that we can easily get by on my pension once i do decide to retire.
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Old 26th May 2020, 12:27
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^ I noticed today that my car has done 140kms since it was last filled with petrol in mid-March.
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Old 26th May 2020, 12:29
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How very true. Wife even had 7500 given to her courtesy of a grateful nation. Don't see how it all quite works but what do I know.
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Old 26th May 2020, 13:19
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Oh, done that one myself before, treadie ... definitely one for the Encyclopaedia Idiotica!
Glad you weren't blown away Bluey.

Similar incident with the washing machine lately, it lit up but wouldn't start. I had to ease it out from between the wall, kitchen unit and worktop, (you know, shift it left a bit, right a bit shuffle).
All connections were ok, might have to call a fettler to fix it. Attempting to put it back in its' hole it got stuck. Haul it out again to check if the hoses were getting caught up behind.
Try again, still gets stuck, the lino underneath it had folded over and was so creased it would not flatten. Cut the lino with Stanley knife and back it goes.. Before we call a a washing machine fettler I check the manual. Somewhere there is a button to press to reset. Button pressed and hey presto it's working.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:53
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It would be nice if the oven had a reset button!! As a tenant I'm not allowed to fettle stuff ... anything that's my own, yes (washing machine, dryer etc.), but stuff that was already in the house is a no-no. Luckily it is a very, very old house with bits that drop off it every now and then and i will make "emergency repairs." After all, I don't have a comprehensive suite of power tools just for decoration! The agent is great and she knows that if something falls off I'll just fix it and the owner, who lives overseas probably wouldn't care if I built another room onto the place. He just wants a tenant in the house and a quiet life! Obviously anything to do with electrics, gas, plumbing, fencing etc. are out of bounds and the agent is very quick to respond to an email when something goes wrong.
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