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28th December 2016

Power tools @ 22:00

Today I used my new battery powered chainsaw to carefully chop up a pallet which has kept us nice and toasty all evening. I felt all manly wielding it; just needed overalls and a flat cap and I'd have had it licked. But it's not sensible to lick chainsaws.

I spent much of the day watching Man of Steel. I'd not seen it before but as it was on one of the On Demand services on Freesat for £2.50, I thought I'd give it a go. I'm glad I didn't waste £10 to see it at the cinema and even more chuffed that I didn't spend £6 on renting it from iTunes a couple of years ago. I just wish I'd borrowed it, that way I wouldn't have felt robbed of £2.50.

As predicted, I have started to develop a bit of a cold during my time off work. Usually, I'm never sick enough to take time off work but typically if I am going to get ill, I'll do it when I'm off work. So to alleviate the symptoms I used the steam function on our fancy bath. It didn't make much difference.
 
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From:fj_warren
Date:29th December 2016 09:33 (UTC)
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Please do take care with that chainsaw. My brother, who uses one in his work, managed to nearly chop his fingers off with his and, not to be offensive to your abilities, he should know how to use one properly! Like he said at the time it was the result of one moment's lack of concentration so you be careful young Stegs! By rights you need more than a flat cap: Safety goggles, helmet, and re-enforced overalls or protective leggings and safety gloves as well as ear protectors! Kit yourself out in that lot and you will look manly!!! I feel a chorus of: 'I'm a lumberjack and I don't care' coming on! Lol

Which reminds me - my grandfather was a lumberjack in Canada at one stage. He was the one who gave his ticket for the ship he was going to catch to some poor bloke who was desperate to get to America! Lucky me - it was April 1912 and the ship he didn't catch was called 'Titanic'!

Hope the cold goes soon. Boil an onion (peeled but whole) cover it in butter and pepper and consume with the water it was boiled in - might help!
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:29th December 2016 14:12 (UTC)
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I wasn't happy he'd done it when there was no one else around
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From:meathiel
Date:29th December 2016 11:14 (UTC)
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"Man of Steel" is okay ... wait until you've watched "Batman vs. Superman" - thank goodness I'd borrowed that from a colleague.
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:29th December 2016 14:11 (UTC)
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I think the steam helped a little for me, but not much

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