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Old 8th Jan 2019, 11:11
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Blacksheep - just possible, being senior and close to retirement, you will be required by the liquidator to help dispose of the assets, either as a whole company or in bits, the liquidators will need technical expertise so you may be 'it', or a part of 'it'? Possibly even last you through to retirement?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 13:35
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G-CPTN: Exactly.

parabellum: Yes, that's what is happening. We are the last few and our task is to keep things ticking over while KPMG arrange disposal of the assets. Then they'll dispose of us as well. Of course, being "knowledge workers" most of the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation's "Assets" are tucked safely away in our heads where the "Financial Industry's" pirates can't get their hands on it.

The laptops, MRO System and telephones are all useless without a brain to operate them. A while back I cared for my UK customers for two months while working from a laptop on-site in Singapore with my Australian customer. The office isn't really part of the assets.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:48
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-36C in Whitehorse right now.
+3C in Vancouver.
2399 kms by road. ( One day, 8 hours, moderate traffic, pushing it.)
1483 kms by air.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 18:38
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I've turned the pumps on!
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 18:50
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Had a text message on Friday,saying that my neice had just given birth.Speaking on the 'phone last night,my Mother asked if I had sent a congratulatory card? Thing is,my neice has just turned 16,is still at school (or should be,but has 'bunked off' for the last 2 years} has no home of her own,no job,no qualifications,and no prospect of being able to provide for the child f0r years.(the father is equally feckless,and even younger).I don't feel able to send a card in these circumstances.Am I being mean ?
I think its unfair to call them feckless, after all just turning 16 they are still children.. never been in such circumstances but I think support is the best thing even if it means gritting teeth. I'm surprised how I turned out, at 16 no prospects, didn't bunk school but switched off during lessons, left school with nothing in the way of qualifications (three CSE's), but eventually went to (a decent) University, gained a CPL/IR and gainful employment.... if that taught me one lesson it was never to judge a persons character at such a young age.. they well could turn out to be completely different in ten years, especially if given encouragement and support to raise their self-esteem!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 08:01
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Been a blissfully cool 27 degrees C today after the last few hot ones. The day before yesterday, no rain was forecast but in late evening I heard that familiar patter ... and sure enough, rain!!! I checked the rain radar and three or four suburbs in a line were getting this, but nobody else. Just a single, small band of cloud close to the coast and it chose to dump its contents right here ... it felt wonderful!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 09:56
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Half yer flamin' luck Bluey! Here in Waikerie SA we are looking at another burst of hot weather. A week or so ago it the Town Hall thermometer read 48C one afternoon and it is headed in the same direction for the next few days.

And unfortunately for all the Glider Pilots about to descend upon us for the Joey Glide Competitions next week it appears to be forecast for hot, blue days!! A few days of towering Cu's would not go amiss but......

As for any rain.... I saw a Mulga tree chasing a small dog across a bare paddock this afternoon whilst I was flying the WGC Glider Tug!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 10:02
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Now10 C
Partly cloudy.
Feels Like: 7 C
Forecast: 8 / 10 C
Wind: 30 km/h ↑ from Southeast
Location: Vancouver International Airport
Current Time: Jan 10, 2019 at 2:00:51 am
Latest Report: Jan 10, 2019 at 1:00 am
Visibility: 19 km
Pressure: 101.01 kPa
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 8 C
Rain: Lots
Future rain: More rain.

But I still have two mandarin oranges.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 11:48
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Have had to dig the car out of the snow every day for the last three, everything looks beautiful, I am oscillating between love and hate.

More dropped last night, Ho Hum, an early shovel before I can drop the sproglet at Le Guarderie. Sproglet is also waiting for the igloo I am to construct with her in the garden.

Passing my evenings watching the de-icing dance of the outbound jets around YUL on FR24. My bed welcomes me early here.

Much more tea and crumpets required...

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Old 10th Jan 2019, 21:11
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De-iced a few times this week.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:19
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The mandarins seem to have had their season so picked up a little wooden crate of Clementines.
5lb. $6.99. From Morocco. Will advise after taste test.
And some local produce called Sweet Island Skunk / Moby for the weekend.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 10:42
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Bilge pumps to on.

Parked the wagon up for the last time. Accepted an invitation to return to the rail industry and instruct ab-initio train drivers. Back into the classroom tomorrow.

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Old 16th Jan 2019, 18:05
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Emergency pumps activated
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 19:06
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I say, The Dead Man's Handle 'tis for you, Haar, Haar, Haar,
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 06:26
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Just seen a News broadcast about US Servicemen being killed in Syria and ISIS taking responsibility ? This after Trump proudly announced that ISIS had been defeated and that US Servicemen would be coming home. Defeated ? Maybe someone should tell ISIS ? They're not playing by the Rules. How surprising !
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 14:33
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Talk about ridiculous ... we have a politician, a bit of a nutter really, who has been sending text messages to all and sundry. The latest message advises us that if his party is elected, he will immediately ban unsolicited text messages from political parties. Hmmm.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:02
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I have had the usual begging from my utility company to put in smart meters for a year or so. I had to give in when our electricity meter packed in. A chap came along to change both gas and electricity meters but didn't have the right type of gas unit. He put in the electric and said that he would be back in a couple of weeks with the right one. That was early December.

I contacted the company to find out when the gas meter was coming to join the electricity meter. What meter? They had no record if me having a smart meter. They have told me to take a photograph of the new meter and send it via email with all the serial numbers PLUS the serial number on the old meter; the one that disappeared six weeks ago.

I have told them that it is their problem; they sort it out.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 17:12
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I`m sure you didn`t even keep the serial number of the old meter. Who does?
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 17:20
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I`m sure you didn`t even keep the serial number of the old meter. Who does?
The installer should have left a label recording the serial number of the removed meter.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 20:08
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Talking of so called smart meters I have taken great delight in telling some of our neighbours
that they can refuse to have one if they don't want it and their present meter is working ok.
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