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Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 09:18
Well now, I'm doing a bit of temporary 'downshifting' due to working a 3 day week at clientco for the next few months. I'd just got used to having a couple of extra days off each week, but then decided I'd take the opportunity to smarten things up at Tester Manor. We have workmen in the garden for the next week or so, sorting that out, and I'm busy painting the living room. Sunday; rugby match. Monday; trudged around DIY shop buying paint and all the kit, then cleared out the living room; what a lot of crap can be collected in 10 years. Monday evening; covered all walls in plastic ready for painting ceiling, then cleaned entire ceiling with detergent. Tuesday; work, then Tuesday evening, covered the floor with some special paintproof paper and removed all plinths. Now I'm at clientco and absolutely buggered. I think I'm pretty fit, but this physical labour lark isn't for me. This evening; paint the ceiling. Tomorrow, work, then paint the walls. Then Friday, clear up and visit art dealer for suitable paintings.

Bloody hell, I am knackered already and I haven´t even opened the cans of paint. I will be glad when I can get back to contracting for 40 hours per week.

norrahe
16th February 2011, 09:26
Simples, get a decorator in!

MarillionFan
16th February 2011, 09:38
Simples, get a decorator in!

Why? Do you have the decorators in?

d000hg
16th February 2011, 09:40
You seem to post about a new gig or create a BOOMED thread every few weeks unless my mind is exaggerating things...

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 09:42
You seem to post about a new gig or create a BOOMED thread every few weeks unless my mind is exaggerating things...Your mind is exaggerating things.

MarillionFan
16th February 2011, 09:46
You seem to post about a new gig or create a BOOMED thread every few weeks unless my mind is exaggerating things...


Your mind is exaggerating things.

It's every few days doogie. Mich has more jobs in a week than Meneleus.

bingobob
16th February 2011, 09:46
Well now, I'm doing a bit of temporary 'downshifting' due to working a 3 day week at clientco for the next few months. I'd just got used to having a couple of extra days off each week, but then decided I'd take the opportunity to smarten things up at Tester Manor. We have workmen in the garden for the next week or so, sorting that out, and I'm busy painting the living room. Sunday; rugby match. Monday; trudged around DIY shop buying paint and all the kit, then cleared out the living room; what a lot of crap can be collected in 10 years. Monday evening; covered all walls in plastic ready for painting ceiling, then cleaned entire ceiling with detergent. Tuesday; work, then Tuesday evening, covered the floor with some special paintproof paper and removed all plinths. Now I'm at clientco and absolutely buggered. I think I'm pretty fit, but this physical labour lark isn't for me. This evening; paint the ceiling. Tomorrow, work, then paint the walls. Then Friday, clear up and visit art dealer for suitable paintings.

Bloody hell, I am knackered already and I haven´t even opened the cans of paint. I will be glad when I can get back to contracting for 40 hours per week.

Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 09:49
Do you really think anyone cares?

No.

Wot a lot of grumps today.

d000hg
16th February 2011, 09:53
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.Oh well I guess we'd better close General, now he's spoken this ruling.

MarillionFan
16th February 2011, 09:55
Oh well I guess we'd better close General, now he's spoken this ruling.

We could just rename it.

I suggest 'Marillionfans playground' or how about 'Mich's musings'

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 09:57
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.


We could just rename it.

I suggest 'Marillionfans playground' or how about 'Mich's musings'

Suity's wettings

FiveTimes
16th February 2011, 09:58
I share your pain Mich.

I'm doing some deco at home, every evening after getting home its meal, changed into work gear, fill, sand, mask, move furniture, paint, clean brushes roller etc...

Never ending !!

Freamon
16th February 2011, 09:59
plinths
Excellent use of "plinth".

alreadypacked
16th February 2011, 09:59
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.

After 45 post, should we listen to your advise :bluelight

d000hg
16th February 2011, 09:59
Your mind is exaggerating things.

2010:

Jan - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/51504-slightly-boomed.html
Feb - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/52832-extension.html
March - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/53690-extension.html
May - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/56104-bit-boomed-better-mood-now.html
June - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/56707-boomed.html
September - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/59463-boomed-oh-bugger.html

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 10:01
2010:

Jan - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/51504-slightly-boomed.html
Feb - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/52832-extension.html
March - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/53690-extension.html
May - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/56104-bit-boomed-better-mood-now.html
June - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/56707-boomed.html
September - http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/59463-boomed-oh-bugger.html

Yep, I get lots of extensions because here in Holland they've tended to hire on 1 or 2 month contracts since the credit crunchie bar crisis recession thingummyjig.

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 10:03
Excellent use of "plinth".

Sorry, meant 'skirting board'; that's a 'plint' in Dutch.

Freamon
16th February 2011, 10:06
Sorry, meant 'skirting board'; that's a 'plint' in Dutch.
For some reason I thought your living room was full of these:

http://www.ancestralcollections.co.uk/wcsstore/ConsumerDirectStorefrontAssetStore//images/extralarge/1484774-plinth-w-co-f.jpg

MarillionFan
16th February 2011, 10:08
Sorry, meant 'skirting board'; that's a 'plint' in Dutch.

Looks like you're making a cracking job of that decorating. What are you doing? Painting your computer desk! :rollin:

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 10:10
For some reason I thought your living room was full of these:



I will be getting a few of those (but in a more modern style) as I have some miniatures of these;

http://keyfo.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/emmen-olifanten-collage.jpg?w=712&h=662

Halo Jones
16th February 2011, 11:13
Removing the skirting’s to paint (unless you are replacing them) seems excessive - have you tried extra wide masking tape?

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 11:14
Removing the skirting’s to paint (unless you are replacing them) seems excessive - have you tried extra wide masking tape?

I'm replacing them.

RichardCranium
16th February 2011, 12:25
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.It was a damn sight more on-topic that Spurs & Glasgow Rangers. :rolleyes:

norrahe
16th February 2011, 12:26
I'm replacing them.

Easier to paint them before you put them on.

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 12:27
Easier to paint them before you put them on.

Tanks for the hint. Will do.

ThomasSoerensen
16th February 2011, 12:31
I thought this thread would be on the troubles of doing proper downshifting in a car with manual transmission.
I have some problems when going from 4th to 3rd on a racetrack when approching a corner with a curved braking zone.

Any hints?

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 12:33
I thought this thread would be on the troubles of doing proper downshifting in a car with manual transmission.
I have some problems when going from 4th to 3rd on a racetrack when approching a corner with a curved braking zone.

Any hints?

Yeah, get a big comfy automatic, a Cuban cigar and calm down, man.

ThomasSoerensen
16th February 2011, 12:33
Yeah, get a big comfy automatic, a Cuban cigar and calm down, man.

:laugh

I don't seem calm?

FiveTimes
16th February 2011, 12:36
Easier to paint them before you put them on.

WNS

All you need to do it fill the screw holes and cork the top.

Halo Jones
16th February 2011, 12:38
Easier to paint them before you put them on.

And before you prime them put a stopping agent on any knots; it stops them popping out later in life, in the trade known as knot, stop & prime, you can buy skirtings that have been treated & primed; you just need to paint them & satin wood is easier than gloss.

If you are doing a full re-dec remember that you can paint a cold raidiator with satin wood to match your woodwork. (& is cheaper than rad paint)

cojak
16th February 2011, 12:40
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.

Oooh get him! What a bitch...

cojak
16th February 2011, 12:41
Oh well I guess we'd better close General, now he's spoken this ruling.

:laugh

sasguru
16th February 2011, 13:56
Do you really think anyone cares? Word of advice pal, stop wasting your life posting nonsense on internet message boards.

WHS ++

Mich the Tester
16th February 2011, 14:10
And before you prime them put a stopping agent on any knots; it stops them popping out later in life, in the trade known as knot, stop & prime, you can buy skirtings that have been treated & primed; you just need to paint them & satin wood is easier than gloss.

If you are doing a full re-dec remember that you can paint a cold raidiator with satin wood to match your woodwork. (& is cheaper than rad paint)

Thanks for hints. I'll paint the radiators metallic grey for an 'industrial' look.

Am getting one of these fitted in a few months time.
http://www.lagunawaterworks.com/sf_linear_burner_fireplace_system_lrg.jpg

ThomasSoerensen
16th February 2011, 14:12
Thanks for hints. I'll paint the radiators metallic grey for an 'industrial' look.

Am getting one of these fitted in a few months time.
http://www.lagunawaterworks.com/sf_linear_burner_fireplace_system_lrg.jpg

Wide screen TV?