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We had a very small rain-storm...that flooded ALL my tortoise pens, created a river under the tort shed, over ran the banks of the box turtle pond...and knocked one of the gutters half off the carport. 2 inches of rain in an hour and it just poured..., so it turns out that the gutters were nailed into fascia board made from that wood that swells when it gets wet... and you know that it's been getting wet for the 17 years I've had it and I didn't know that the gutters were nailed into such crappy crappy wood. so anyway I got this 25 foot or 50 ft or something thing hanging half off the carport lol..so that everybody that drives by laughs...jerks... not to change the subject, but here's a picture of of Mary Kobbins and please tell me, being as she's stuck and hard for me to get her out of there... How did she get in this place? Evidently she spent the night there. It's in her shed under a tort table..
Glad to see that you're okay or hear you're okay... @lynn we were wondering what happened to you... DSCN0876.JPG
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and Little Bit Cummings
 

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We had a very small rain-storm...that flooded ALL my tortoise pens, created a river under the tort shed, over ran the banks of the box turtle pond...and knocked one of the gutters half off the carport. 2 inches of rain in an hour and it just poured..., so it turns out that the gutters were nailed into fascia board made from that wood that swells when it gets wet... and you know that it's been getting wet for the 17 years I've had it and I didn't know that the gutters were nailed into such crappy crappy wood. so anyway I got this 25 foot or 50 ft or something thing hanging half off the carport lol..so that everybody that drives by laughs...jerks... not to change the subject, but here's a picture of of Mary Kobbins and please tell me, being as she's stuck and hard for me to get her out of there... How did she get in this place? Evidently she spent the night there. It's in her shed under a tort table..
Glad to see that you're okay or hear you're okay... @lynn we were wondering what happened to you... View attachment 352210
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and Little Bit Cummings
I hate to hear about the repair list you have going on. Lately as soon as I get one done another pops up. Geesh.... It's Christmas time. And sorry that picture of Mary is hilarious. Maybe she's right where she wanted to be so you can't get her out πŸ™ƒ and Little Bit Cummings looks comfy in her spot tooπŸ€—.
 

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Nice I just installed the Tortoise Forum app on my cell phone and it's just a few kb memory. I can get here where I just left off with one tap πŸ˜ƒ it's funny I must be getting lazy 🐒it took 2 whole taps going through my email so it's probably nicer πŸ™ƒπŸ˜πŸ’
 

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House is tatty.

In the UK offers are accepted on houses and house is left on market, so someone else can just come and put in a higher offer.

Order after offer is:

Deposit paid on legal fees

Searches ordered and cost committed to (land registry titles, environmental, gases, mines, flooding, easements (rights of ways over land etc).

Mortgage application put in

Mortgage survey undertaken

Sellers give property information (what's included in sale)

Mortgage offer issued

Exchange of contracts

Completion (money transaction and keys handed over)

So we have searches and legal and seller information complete.

We had a survey which is one of three levels: valuation (to confirm to the lender the collateral), homebuyers (pretty naff, tells you age of build and any obvious issues), and structural (heavily disclaimer filled and often done by specialist damp or other surveyor who then find damp and advise Mortgage Co. To withhold part of Mortgage until the surveying company have done expensive remedial works.)

We chose valuation as now and again with a house they may do a desk top valuation using Google Street View etc and look at surrounding area prices, but most then visit and then say structural required.

The valuation company have not viewed the property and have sent a survey result to the lender. It would indicate that either it passed muster on the valuation survey and got approved, or they just said it needs a structural and we will be told we have to do one to progress the application to get a mortgage offer. We have all other parts of mortgage okayed (earnings evidence, affordability etc), so we are just waiting on that to come through, but till it does anyone can knock us out of running with a higher offer.

So the mortgage offer could come through and exchange and complete next week, or we could lose the house. Also we have to sell a car to fulfil the full deposit required by time it comes through.

Electric wise we know the whole house, heating and plumbing was drained as large flood. So that will be instantly needing resolving. We need to resolve missing guttering, and we assume electric is operative, but we don't know for sure.

So arranging the holidays is like um are we free at Christmas? Or are we sorting getting out of one house and into another. We rent at the moment so we will ask for a no notice exit from the rental to avoid paying for both places. The rental we are in will re-rent out the next day as rentals are in such short supply...so with pets etc will be...interesting. we may in that case default to the industrial unit offices for a month or so for the torts to assure no risk of power downs or draughts.
At what point is the house off the market?
So the owners cannot take anymore offers?
 

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At what point is the house off the market?
So the owners cannot take anymore offers?
They can take an offer until we exchange and complete...meaning we would then lose several thousand on legal fees, mortgage applications and environmental searches, plus would then be back to square one!!
 

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Hope all had a great day. Super-plumber showed up but he's a lot SLOWER than he used to be! LOL

Anyone ever mess with the resin that goes into a water softener??....Warnings all over not to touch it so we wore gear but it looks like gold.....really does. Clumpy and golden....cool stuff....it made you WANT to touch it so I'm glad they had warnings.
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Kerry came over EARLY Sat so we went groc shopping after picking up fittings at Home Depot early Sat got all three tanks and piping erected Sat and all the media poured. With tall tanks, means climbing on something with 25lb bucket loads 16 times but we got it done...I poured/Kerry shook the 12" dia funnel.....it was comical to say the least.....and we had a good time. She was shot so we took a break and when she fell asleep in the lounger, I snuck downstairs to pour the last 3 bags by myself. She caught me just as I finished though with a "Ah HAH! My back paid for that stunt. again, after my shower, I begged for a trip to the hospital but Kerry convinced me to stay home with her womanly ways..........naw, not anything so erotic..........she just said "No". LOL

This morning after we had breakfast and she left to go home, I set and salt tank and brought the water softening system online....and did LAUNDRY!! Wow, did I really get that excited by laundry? Yes, cause my hamper was full cause I didn't want to do them in red water!

I am waiting on a new injection valve from carbonite tank that has to be installed before the Terminox iron filter is brought online so that is still set in bypass mode. Low PH will eat the Manganese we poured in and that stuff is heavy!

It's a blessing being able to do this stuff and I really do appreciate the old guys that taught me their skill sets back in the day.....but does take me a lot longer now for some reason....LOL
 

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Hope all had a great day. Super-plumber showed up but he's a lot SLOWER than he used to be! LOL

Anyone ever mess with the resin that goes into a water softener??....Warnings all over not to touch it so we wore gear but it looks like gold.....really does. Clumpy and golden....cool stuff....it made you WANT to touch it so I'm glad they had warnings.
View attachment 352247

Kerry came over EARLY Sat so we went groc shopping after picking up fittings at Home Depot early Sat got all three tanks and piping erected Sat and all the media poured. With tall tanks, means climbing on something with 25lb bucket loads 16 times but we got it done...I poured/Kerry shook the 12" dia funnel.....it was comical to say the least.....and we had a good time. She was shot so we took a break and when she fell asleep in the lounger, I snuck downstairs to pour the last 3 bags by myself. She caught me just as I finished though with a "Ah HAH! My back paid for that stunt. again, after my shower, I begged for a trip to the hospital but Kerry convinced me to stay home with her womanly ways..........naw, not anything so erotic..........she just said "No". LOL

This morning after we had breakfast and she left to go home, I set and salt tank and brought the water softening system online....and did LAUNDRY!! Wow, did I really get that excited by laundry? Yes, cause my hamper was full cause I didn't want to do them in red water!

I am waiting on a new injection valve from carbonite tank that has to be installed before the Terminox iron filter is brought online so that is still set in bypass mode. Low PH will eat the Manganese we poured in and that stuff is heavy!

It's a blessing being able to do this stuff and I really do appreciate the old guys that taught me their skill sets back in the day.....but does take me a lot longer now for some reason....LOL
Wow this all sounds like rocket science! We don't have softeners in Wales because the water is soft (in a lot of places its pure enough the tap water doesn't need chlorination treatment). Some parts of the UK though use softeners but they fit under the sink and have a small salt cartridge or you pour a little bit of salt in, like a cup, once in a while!

Why would your water be red? I hope your back will be OK!
 

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They can take an offer until we exchange and complete...meaning we would then lose several thousand on legal fees, mortgage applications and environmental searches, plus would then be back to square one!!
So any money you have spent up to that point,you could lose?
 

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Hope all had a great day. Super-plumber showed up but he's a lot SLOWER than he used to be! LOL

Anyone ever mess with the resin that goes into a water softener??....Warnings all over not to touch it so we wore gear but it looks like gold.....really does. Clumpy and golden....cool stuff....it made you WANT to touch it so I'm glad they had warnings.
View attachment 352247

Kerry came over EARLY Sat so we went groc shopping after picking up fittings at Home Depot early Sat got all three tanks and piping erected Sat and all the media poured. With tall tanks, means climbing on something with 25lb bucket loads 16 times but we got it done...I poured/Kerry shook the 12" dia funnel.....it was comical to say the least.....and we had a good time. She was shot so we took a break and when she fell asleep in the lounger, I snuck downstairs to pour the last 3 bags by myself. She caught me just as I finished though with a "Ah HAH! My back paid for that stunt. again, after my shower, I begged for a trip to the hospital but Kerry convinced me to stay home with her womanly ways..........naw, not anything so erotic..........she just said "No". LOL

This morning after we had breakfast and she left to go home, I set and salt tank and brought the water softening system online....and did LAUNDRY!! Wow, did I really get that excited by laundry? Yes, cause my hamper was full cause I didn't want to do them in red water!

I am waiting on a new injection valve from carbonite tank that has to be installed before the Terminox iron filter is brought online so that is still set in bypass mode. Low PH will eat the Manganese we poured in and that stuff is heavy!

It's a blessing being able to do this stuff and I really do appreciate the old guys that taught me their skill sets back in the day.....but does take me a lot longer now for some reason....LOL
I never thought about iron in well water in your area. It's in water in certain areas around my area though also. I can see why you're excited. No more laundromat and all that labor carting about clothes to and from 😭 and everything you own is red πŸ˜‰ let alone drink and cook with it. Showers would be another story unless ithe water makes you look like you have a nice tan πŸ˜œπŸ€” Yes it's a blessing πŸ‘ to have the knowledge to fix it. It looks to me like the youngins were the ones taking their good old sweet time with delivery 😜or you and Kerry would've had her done πŸ€—
 

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What is that? LOL, no, Jeff doesn't go to laundrymats, he just keeps filling the hamper! The system was only down for a couple of weeks so it wasn't so bad.

I never knew that UK water was naturally soft, must be that limestone?

The most interesting part is that my digital softener control has a visual countdown of the gallons till it backwashes and it starts at 1490 then counts down as the water is used.....will make an easy way to see exactly how many gallons we use a day!

I woke at 1am, feeling pretty darn good.....no motrin and not sore!! Win/win!

Now that we're past the weekend, we have Christmas coming soon, don't we?

Time for jeffrey to go shopping!
 
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I just read three versions of the same news story and not one of them said why the woman did what she did. Have they never heard that inquiring minds want to know?

Seem the wife of the asst. fire chief deposited 50lbs of human waste (in buckets) in front of the police station and drove away.

But I want to know WHY???
 
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I just read three versions of the same news story and not one of them said why the woman did what she did. Have they never head that inquiring minds want to know?

Seem the wife of the asst. fire chief deposited 50lbs of human waste (in buckets) in front of the police station and drove away.

But I want to know WHY???
How on earth did she manage to get 50lb of the stuff together - she must have been saving it up for quite a while !
Angie
 

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Ohhhh, that reeks of infidelity!

Jeez Angie, I'm a plumber and MY mind didn't even go there! LOL

I'm not going to search it, it's a lot more fun to watch you guys discuss it!








As a public service announcement:

Calling BS on those paper test strips for water! This particular test came from Mr Bezos and rated as their best....each of the squares is a separate test which you line up to the bottle which has permanent scales for each test so you know where on the scale your water lies.


Bottom=My newly softened well water
Center= R.O. water from my R.O. system
Top= Bottled water
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Does anyone see any difference other than maybe, my water on the bottom showing a little lighter blue.....the hardness test on the strip? Does anyone think they should be the same?...hint, hint, for those that might not know, short of distillation in a lab, R.O. systems make the purest water known to man. There isn't even a bad plumber who will ever tell you it is equal to WELL water! LOL

i have a chemical test kit downstairs that I used on my turtle tanks.....but we all know I forgot what goes to what test and will have to refresh....so I bought these as a shortcut. These have no value, and now I need to drag out the chem lab test kit......
 

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What is that? LOL, no, Jeff doesn't go to laundrymats, he just keeps filling the hamper! The system was only down for a couple of weeks so it wasn't so bad.

I never knew that UK water was naturally soft, must be that limestone?

The most interesting part is that my digital softener control has a visual countdown of the gallons till it backwashes and it starts at 1490 then counts down as the water is used.....will make an easy way to see exactly how many gallons we use a day!

I woke at 1am, feeling pretty darn good.....no motrin and not sore!! Win/win!

Now that we're past the weekend, we have Christmas coming soon, don't we?

Time for jeffrey to go shopping!
I'm so blessed. I have enough clothes to wait at least a month and in the meantime I'll get the washer fixed one way or another πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œπŸ˜ I'm glad you got your system fixed and you got to fix it. That's a good thing. Of course old stuff eventually needs fixed but it sure feels good if you can diy. Especially if you're an old fogey πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜
 

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I just read three versions of the same news story and not one of them said why the woman did what she did. Have they never head that inquiring minds want to know?

Seem the wife of the asst. fire chief deposited 50lbs of human waste (in buckets) in front of the police station and drove away.

But I want to know WHY???
What I'd like to know is if covid 19 made her lose her since of smell? Or what did it? Somehow I want to know how???πŸ˜‰
 

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Ohhhh, that reeks of infidelity!

Jeez Angie, I'm a plumber and MY mind didn't even go there! LOL

I'm not going to search it, it's a lot more fun to watch you guys discuss it!








As a public service announcement:

Calling BS on those paper test strips for water! This particular test came from Mr Bezos and rated as their best....each of the squares is a separate test which you line up to the bottle which has permanent scales for each test so you know where on the scale your water lies.


Bottom=My newly softened well water
Center= R.O. water from my R.O. system
Top= Bottled water
View attachment 352273
Does anyone see any difference other than maybe, my water on the bottom showing a little lighter blue.....the hardness test on the strip? Does anyone think they should be the same?...hint, hint, for those that might not know, short of distillation in a lab, R.O. systems make the purest water known to man. There isn't even a bad plumber who will ever tell you it is equal to WELL water! LOL

i have a chemical test kit downstairs that I used on my turtle tanks.....but we all know I forgot what goes to what test and will have to refresh....so I bought these as a shortcut. These have no value, and now I need to drag out the chem lab test kit......
Also, it's probably so close who cares. Now I'm getting interested in doing another tank for a Betta 😁 darn you 😜
 

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