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Feltwell
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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Feltwell » Sat 9th May, 2020 8:04 am

DJH wrote:
Fri 8th May, 2020 7:20 pm
Hummpf. Just been told I have to stop working and I'm only seventy three!! I've been in hospital for eight weeks with something called discitis....no, I'd never heard of it either.

Oh well, there's still the forum to read... :D
New one on me too - Ouch, that doesn't sound nice Doug. A severely dodgy back and heavy rolls of lead doesn't sound like a great combination, I have to say. Never nice to be forced to stop though. Is the passing on of skills, lecturing / tutoring a way of keeping your hand in, part time?

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Flyfisher » Sat 9th May, 2020 9:55 am

Sorry to hear that Doug, I hope your back will be ok as long as you don't work.
Being completely selfish about it, having more time for the forum will allow you to post more wonderful photos of your lead work over the years as well as being our resident lead expert :D

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by LadyArowana » Mon 11th May, 2020 8:58 am

Flyfisher wrote:
Sat 9th May, 2020 9:55 am
Sorry to hear that Doug, I hope your back will be ok as long as you don't work.
Being completely selfish about it, having more time for the forum will allow you to post more wonderful photos of your lead work over the years as well as being our resident lead expert :D
Best wishes from me too, I hope the problem eases up over time. Can you mentor an apprentice to be the Skywalker to your Yoda?

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Allison » Mon 11th May, 2020 12:31 pm

Anything with an "itis" means inflammation of so discitis would imply severe inflammation of the cushions between your spine, this in turn would causd pressure on your spinal chord meaning extream pain. Hope you get well soon. ( renovating old district nurse)

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Feltwell » Mon 11th May, 2020 1:09 pm

How do you renovate an old district nurse? Do you have to polish her Morris Minor or something?

(Behave Penners, if you're reading this!)

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Allison » Mon 11th May, 2020 6:09 pm

I certainly need renovating 🤣🤣

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by DJH » Tue 12th May, 2020 11:31 am

Thanks for your replies...
We have the same problem as you Zebra with the house an icebox and we're sitting outside in the sun! The stoves get lit every evening still 8)

You're right Allison about anything with 'itis' being painful. I'll be avoiding anything with that in it's name from now on. A couple of cracked vertebrae didn't help. I don't recall cracking any although they said they were old ones?

My days of humping rolls of lead around are over I'm afraid but as it happens a chap who worked with me has taken over my workshop and equipment and made me his consultant :oops: which will give me something to do. He has some contracts in the pipeline which are interesting.

Doug

Artisan Leadwork Facebook should find him.

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Flyfisher » Tue 12th May, 2020 11:52 am

Some fabulous leadwork on that FB page. It's wonderful to know you're passing on your skills and experience Doug. Long may it continue!

PS: Doesn't seem right posting this on a 'GOTD' topic.

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by DJH » Tue 12th May, 2020 1:53 pm

Thanks FF . You're right, new topic called Leadwork perhaps?

Doug

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Zebra » Wed 13th May, 2020 12:04 pm

DJH wrote:
Tue 12th May, 2020 1:53 pm
Thanks FF . You're right, new topic called Leadwork perhaps?
We wanted you recently, Doug, here: viewtopic.php?t=16883&start=15
I was sure you'd talked before about lead trays in chimneys, but I couldn't remember....

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by LadyArowana » Tue 19th May, 2020 10:09 am

Why is it so difficult to find a tasteful bird feeding device? Grrrrrr

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Feltwell » Tue 19th May, 2020 10:20 am

I know, the last thing you want to do is feed those chavvy birds with their gaudy bling bling plumage :wink:

I've got my coat..... :roll:

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by LadyArowana » Tue 19th May, 2020 10:42 am

Feltwell wrote:
Tue 19th May, 2020 10:20 am
I know, the last thing you want to do is feed those chavvy birds with their gaudy bling bling plumage :wink:

I've got my coat..... :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol: The chavvy birds* around these parts are the gulls, and even the council tell people not to feed those

*unless we’re talking about the non feathered variety which come on the hen party weekends

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by Feltwell » Tue 19th May, 2020 12:29 pm

Unless you're putting out kebabs I think you're safe from the non-feathered variety. :wink:

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Re: New Grump of the Day

Post by RBailey » Tue 30th Jun, 2020 11:13 am

Grump of the day ... ... ... Aerial installers

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This was just in and around one window FFS :roll:

Two component epoxy will be used to fill the cable holes :D

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