Let us recap. We are scheduled to leave om March 29th unless we have a deal. Parliament voted against the deal. They then voted against leaving on March 29th. They only people who can extend the deadline are the EU, not Parliament. Paliament want another deal, The EU say there is no other deal and will not negotiate another one. This deal took 2 years to cobble together, Parliament want another one to be ready in 10 days. So, our Parliament rejected a negotiated deal and have nothing to replace it. They voted not to leave on March 29th,but the EU refused the extension. We are offered another referendum, which will take months to organise and again, we crash out in 10 days. We have been right royally screwed over. Now, who wants their bikes cleaned and oiled for a sleeping place in their garage?
My recommendation is for the Brits to invade and drive the bureaucrats in Belgium into the sea. You could probably get that done by the 29th.
This is a bit of a sidebar but according to Wikepedia, of eligible voters in the UK, 69% actually exercised their right to vote in the general election. (2017 figures) In regard to the Brexit referendum it was something like 72%
Now it could be said (like it is in my jurisdiction - Australia) that "none of the bastards are worth voting for" and that may well be true, however, if you don't vote, then by default you have supported the side that wins.
It's a lot like being in an ILIASM shithole. You are confronted with two choices. One choice is pretty bad. The other choice is really bad
And if you don't/can't make a choice, then someone else will make it for you....and they'll be choosing on a basis of what's good for them, not you.
I just remembered, I have a 4 ft by 7 ft and 2 ft high place under the stairs by the cat litter box anyone is welcome to use. I will warn you cat litter dust, spider webs and some dirty old cat toys probably will have to be removed first.
Brexit, I don't know much except some UK people want to end the automatic immigration from other EU and non EU countries.
Speaking of bike oiling, I assume you are talking chain cleaning and lubing. I have a gallon of used automatic transmission fluid that works well for riding in wet weather. I am out of wax based chain lube.
Oil based chain lube for wet weather and wax based lube for dry weather. Road dirt sticks to oil lube and not as much dirt sticks to wax based lube. You have to clean a chain more often with oil lube but I have gallons of used automatic transmission oil so it is zero cost.
Just a couple of ounces of wax lube is $4 or $5. I like low cost, so I just oil my chains on my 8 bikes and wipe off the excess oil. Problem sort of solves.
FYI, I just got an electric pedal assist bike so that is 9 bikes, all used and cheap except for the e-bike but still only $600 (special warehouse deal where I bought super bargains before). Yea, it is entry level but I needed to start somewhere.
I hope I don't have to sleep in the garage myself. The missus wasn't happy when the UPS guy made the delivery.
Maybe I could visit petrushka. I remember his talking about his solar array and how much electricity it produced.
Solar array+ an e-bike=perfect match. Maybe I need a small solar panel kit to charge my e-bike battery?
always one more bike. Well not always one more. Just if the bike is a new design that I didn't have. The latest bike is my only electric assist. I didn't want to buy a Toyota Prius so I bought the e-bike. $700 for the bike and over $20K for the car. The bike won due to its low price and I didn't have to sleep in the garage.
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
worksforme2: Hey ironhamster...I just saw your picture on another site and your head wasn't covered. You actually look better without the bandana....
Sept 2, 2019 11:54:55 GMT -5
javba: Dunno Iron Hamster - I have not seen your other photo - I think you ROCK anyways.
Sept 4, 2019 10:11:42 GMT -5
worksforme2: Happened across Tamara68 on another site, messaged her but she didn't respond...
Sept 15, 2019 13:13:02 GMT -5
elkclan2: Dealing with an escaped gerbil. Fun times.
Sept 16, 2019 13:01:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: 1. Hope tamara is doing well. 2. Elkclan2, did you catch the critter???
Sept 17, 2019 15:40:05 GMT -5
worksforme2: Tamara answered me yesterday. She and her partner are moving into a house next week. It's probably about as good as is possible. She didn't comment on the situation with her daughter.
Sept 17, 2019 17:46:02 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Thanks for the update; just hope she is happy
Sept 17, 2019 19:49:55 GMT -5
workingonit: Elkclan2 my son's gerbil escaped at the same time as his pet snake. I did not think it was a coincidence!
Sept 17, 2019 20:40:26 GMT -5
hopingforachange: Wow, is been forever since I read the shoutbox.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:01 GMT -5
hopingforachange: I need to set up another Skype session.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:16 GMT -5
sme935: Not quite sure if anyone reads it but if there is a female in the Chicago area (40-60 years old) who is interested in chatting with me drop me a message or look at my profile for messenger screenname;
Sept 19, 2019 9:09:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Another Skype session would be great!
Sept 21, 2019 10:51:02 GMT -5
elkclan2: Gerbil was recaptured unharmed. Turns out my cat is good at opening gerbil cages, but not good at catching gerbils.
Sept 27, 2019 8:10:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Yay! Glad to hear the critter is okay.
Sept 28, 2019 20:44:20 GMT -5
worksforme2: elkclan2....don't feed cat for a couple days, cat will become very proficient at catching gerbil
Sept 29, 2019 14:15:01 GMT -5
javba: Hi folks been gone a minute [several minutes actually] What is the skype we're referencing?
Oct 1, 2019 8:55:44 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: javba, once in a while someone sets up a group Skype chat, so we can see each other and chat. I have a Skype account with my user name from here for them. One hasn't happened in a long time...
Oct 6, 2019 9:55:29 GMT -5
wewbwb: I'm pretty sure that it was seeing my ass.
Oct 6, 2019 15:21:29 GMT -5
petrushka: you breed donkeys?
Oct 10, 2019 6:05:03 GMT -5
worksforme2: Happy Birthday shamwow….
Oct 11, 2019 9:02:53 GMT -5