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.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
Apr 4, 2019 16:09:20 GMT -5