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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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I don't have to work outside in the rain on a steep road or in a public carpark anymore!!! It's taken 21 years of slogging but finally I have wangled some way to have some indoor space to work on vehicles and bugger me it's just amazing, I've got some PVC tiles on the floor, a big bluetooth speaker, a coffee machine, bright lighting 🤩

It's late november, piss pouring with rain and I changed the discs and pads on my van inside, in the warm* (11c), with some drum and bass on in the background and I didn't get hypothermia or anything! I don't want this to come across as bragging, I'm the luckiest bastard alive and never imagined I'd get something like this.





The masking tape on the floor is the line where the workshops, storage and offices will be built but there's still plenty of room to mess about, I might even be able to put a 2 post ramp in if I can work out where is best to fit it and still get both vans inside

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Young people keep liking the Maestro, which makes me feel a bit old because they're noticeably younger than I.  The woman at the gym who wanted a chat because she hadn't seen a Maestro in ages and it reminded her of her old Escort.  The two lads in the Vauxhall Viva HB who gave (and got) a thumbs up while I was stuck in traffic.  The school kids arguing about what the Maestro actually is as they were walking past it, one of whom was adamant it was a "weird Mk2 Golf", which isn't that far off the mark really.  It's also great watching people in my rear view at traffic lights trying to surreptituously take a photo before the lights change, many don't manage it and end up holding everyone else up, so I'm causing mild second-hand chaos most days.

I dunno, sometimes I think I'd like something else but most of the time it's a very easy car to live with that other people really like to see, so I reckon I'll stick with it a bit longer since it's doing a good job of reducing stress in one aspect of life.

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just caught the beginning of shed and buried with fuzz (thought it was a new one)

he was in the first one for the first half

and not at all in the second

is he on a shit hot gig there or has he twigged cole already

or has he got the sack cos the first 10 secs of being at the fellas yard he perved over a guy buss :D (and tried to make cole buy it :D )

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Grinned through most of East Ayrshire today heading for/returning from a family appointment @ Masonhill near Ayr (plus a few side trips around Ayr itself). An awful lot has changed in the past 40 years but not the people. 
(Mind you I'd just love to live in Sorn so I could sorn a car in Sorn) 


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Just now, AnnoyingPentium said:

Never thought I'd hear anyone say that. :D

To be fair it was utterly raining cats and dogs on the way in (so no '99 ice cream at Seafield in Ayr) and it was pitch black on the way back out. Maybe  the rose tinted 'specs  were turbocharged,

(Mind you the Main Event at The Crem had a play out to ELO's Mr Blue Sky and - it was when we came outside - that was the real Grin Moment)


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Daughter passed her driving test yesterday - sorted insurance, which was £1000 😬paid, money left the bank, error on the website, need to call, no emails or owt and they don't open until 10:00am. \still daughter is very happy that she'll soon be on the road! 

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