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Fun things to do in the evening

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Occasional commenter

    Many years ago during a mighty cold snap (-27ºC if I remember rightly) I got back to my flat in glasgow after a few days away to find that although the taps were still working, the outlets had frozen and my ground floor tenement flat was getting the water from all the flats above as the drains backed up :(
    The bathroom carpet crunched when I walked on it because the water that had flooded onto it (yes, including from the toilet) had frozen solid. The central heating was frozen somewhere and didn't work.

    My first thought was to book into a hotel and ignore it but in the end it seemed more sensible to spend the night there, occasionally chucking boiling water down all the plugs. The carpet was taken out and disposed of with the ice still frozen in so not as nasty as it might have been.

    And oh, the relief, when i woke up a couple of days later to find it felt a bit milder and I could hear water moving...

    There were big yellow icicles outside some tenement flats that winter.....
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Get to the choppa!!!
    anotherauntsally and kibosh like this.
  3. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    When I was younger I worked in a steel stockholders warehouse. The visiting drivers would use the toilets, and they often got blocked.:(

    The foreman had a pair of gloves like vets use, that went from the wrist to the armpit. He also had a strong stomach.o_O
    InkyP and kibosh like this.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Stories like this are inadvertently lifting my spirits.
    bonxie, kibosh and rachel_g41 like this.
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I probably shouldn't snigger.
    kibosh likes this.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Why not? MrsLan is...

    And NaziKat... oh god.. it was him! He did this! Somehow...
    Dragonlady30 and kibosh like this.
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

  8. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    I'd have called out Homeserve well before it got to this point.
    Dunteachin and InkyP like this.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Who are they?
  11. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    The company I have my plumbing insurance with.
  12. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Was it 1995, by any chance? If so, I remember that one vividly.
  13. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Read the description you numpty.:D
    lanokia likes this.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    That's what they're for.
    Is it flushing?
  15. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

  16. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Dropping dead birds* down it.

    *which just flew in and accidentally stunned themselves so he had to tidy up.
    kibosh likes this.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Plumbing insurance... sounds useful...
  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    If you ever fix it will you be flushed with success?
    Dragonlady30, Flere-Imsaho and kibosh like this.
  19. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Yeah, Lan, don't blame the poor wee ***** cat nazi cat . . . .
  20. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I can't help but think of Trainspotting

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