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Anyone remember the problems I've been having with my neighbour who keeps shutting my cat inside her house? The last time we spoke I told her to fuck off & she called the police to complain about my language. Yesterday morning, my cat was once again shut inside her house - she's encouraged it in for the last five years & had left her cat flap set to 'in only' - so I popped round to ask for it back. Remembering what the officer had told me about not swearing, I filmed the incident on a mobile phone, but as soon as she saw me waving the phone, she hid behind the curtain.

Last night the rozzers were back, she'd called them again to complain that I was filming her & that it was harassment ! So I showed the police the really, really crap footage of me politely thanking an open window for letting my cat out, deleted it, had a bit of a chuckle with them and off they went. 

The woman is turning into a complete fucking mental.

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Just got to Halfords in Portsmouth as it’s the only place that has a stud extractor in stock anywhere on the south coast.

Get there to be presented with a 13mm 1/2” drive socket as an alternative equivalent product. “There’s no stock in the country” the woman at the desk tells me.

If anyone near Chichester has a stud extractor I can borrow for an afternoon just so I can get the Toyota back on the road I would be very grateful.

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40 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

What she wants is for your cat to move in permanently with her, and for you to move out.....

Looks like we're in for a very long war of attrition.

She can have our cats. I’ll send you my address to put through her letterbox if you like

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1 hour ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

What she wants is for your cat to move in permanently with her, and for you to move out.....

Looks like we're in for a very long war of attrition.

I'm happy for the moment just to knock on her door each morning at 07:00 & ask for it back - she doesn't get up until about 13:00. The police apparently suggested that she might buy a cat flap that will react to the chips in her own cats & not to mine. They're only about £50 and a couple of years ago I'd have said the same thing & even offered to pay half, but things have gone beyond that...

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3 hours ago, barefoot said:

I'm happy for the moment just to knock on her door each morning at 07:00 & ask for it back - she doesn't get up until about 13:00. The police apparently suggested that she might buy a cat flap that will react to the chips in her own cats & not to mine. They're only about £50 and a couple of years ago I'd have said the same thing & even offered to pay half, but things have gone beyond that...

Are you sure that any of them are actually her cats? Perhaps she goes around enticing any cat that she likes  and then they can never leave. 

 

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5 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Have you given the cat a GPS enabled collar or are you past that and just assume missing cat = crazy cat adopter?

I looked into these & they're quite bulky.

4 hours ago, anonymous user said:

Are you sure that any of them are actually her cats? Perhaps she goes around enticing any cat that she likes  and then they can never leave. 

She momentarily stole/borrowed my neighbours, but I pointed them in her direction.

But her present crop of cats were all collected en masse, when she found a pregnant cat at Tibshelf services & kept going up there with food & tidbits until they managed to lure it into the car & bring it back. I suspect that there's a local farmer wondering what the actual fuck happened to Tiddles.

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So today was house contract exchange date 2, after our sellers solicitors announced last minute last time it wasn’t happening. Like most sequels it was disappointing  

First thing this morning our buyer did their bit, our solicitor did their bit, and then the sellers solicitor entirely failed to respond in anyway at all, refusing point blank to talk to our solicitor. 

Not unsurprisingly our buyer has had enough of waiting (already been 6 weeks since it was first agreed exchanging was possible and almost 7 months since offer accepted), so ultimatum of Wednesday has been given. 

I reckon chances of it happening are pretty remote, so looking like I’ll lose this house sale, the house I’m trying to buy and a good few grand in fees, all because some toss pot can’t be bothered to do the job they have been employed to. I can’t even formally complain as they aren’t my solicitors. 

Why are houses so bloody hard to buy, anyone would think there was a multi million pound industry set up to make it more complicated than it needs to be.....

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1 hour ago, Quintus said:

Some people really know how to game the system.

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-8436599/Bounce-Loans-splashed-supercars-insiders-claim.html

Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
 

That is total an utter clickbait. 

If the business survives and the spend the next 5 out of 6 years paying back the loan at 2.5 % so what. 

And if the business fails and an independent liquidator is called in by the creditors, who will look at the accounts and ask.if the directors operated in a fit and proper manner.  If they decide that the director did not use the money to bounce back, then a) the bank may decide to not ask the government to pay it or 2) may ask companies house to bar them from being directors. 

I have had a number of discussions with my wife, my accountant, Martin Lewis ( a bit one way that one), my son (trainee auditor for PWC )   about whether to take the loan, and what the implications might be. 

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11 hours ago, rusty_vw_man said:

So today was house contract exchange date 2, after our sellers solicitors announced last minute last time it wasn’t happening. Like most sequels it was disappointing  

First thing this morning our buyer did their bit, our solicitor did their bit, and then the sellers solicitor entirely failed to respond in anyway at all, refusing point blank to talk to our solicitor. 

Not unsurprisingly our buyer has had enough of waiting (already been 6 weeks since it was first agreed exchanging was possible and almost 7 months since offer accepted), so ultimatum of Wednesday has been given. 

I reckon chances of it happening are pretty remote, so looking like I’ll lose this house sale, the house I’m trying to buy and a good few grand in fees, all because some toss pot can’t be bothered to do the job they have been employed to. I can’t even formally complain as they aren’t my solicitors. 

Why are houses so bloody hard to buy, anyone would think there was a multi million pound industry set up to make it more complicated than it needs to be.....

Your estate agent needs to smooth this out. This is the only time they earn thier money. 

 

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26 minutes ago, New POD said:

Your estate agent needs to smooth this out. This is the only time they earn thier money. 

 

Trouble is the seller used a cheap pay up front internet agent, who quite frankly doesn’t give a toss - she’s got her money already. 

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24 minutes ago, rusty_vw_man said:

Trouble is the seller used a cheap pay up front internet agent, who quite frankly doesn’t give a toss - she’s got her money already. 

YOUR agent. 

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51 minutes ago, New POD said:

YOUR agent. 

Ah, sorry see what you mean now. My agent has been excellent so far and has talked our buyer down of the ledge on multiple occasions already - he’s a first time buyer and has been ready to exchange for months. Trouble is without the solicitor responding at all we have no indication when we might actually be able to see it through. 

After a hard think and a sleep we are likely to sell the house anyway now, and move into a rental. Another house we liked has been reduced enough to just about bring it into budget, so there are options if this all falls apart. 

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Based on doing exactly what you propose, in 1994, with wife and toddler in tow, I would caution the very idea.  If your circumstances change whilst you are in the rental market, you might find it hard to get back into the housing ladder. 

It was a very stressful 10 months. 

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I am so, so, so fed up of my house reeking of pot.

I don't mind a bit in the background now and then, and accept that's part of living in a town...but the entire rear half of the house smells like there's a dead skunk decomposing in the walls.

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I am so, so, so fed up of my house reeking of pot.
I don't mind a bit in the background now and then, and accept that's part of living in a town...but the entire rear half of the house smells like there's a dead skunk decomposing in the walls.
I'm with you on this 100000000%. Furlough has seemingly turned all my neighbours into bbq obsessed stoners.. except for one who seems to suddenly fancy a future career as a balearic DJ. For 13 years it's been a relatively quiet corner of the world but since easter it's been exhausting just trying to live a quiet life and WFH.
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1 minute ago, Keymaster said:
2 hours ago, Zelandeth said:
I am so, so, so fed up of my house reeking of pot.
I don't mind a bit in the background now and then, and accept that's part of living in a town...but the entire rear half of the house smells like there's a dead skunk decomposing in the walls.

I'm with you on this 100000000%. Furlough has seemingly turned all my neighbours into bbq obsessed stoners.. except for one who seems to suddenly fancy a future career as a balearic DJ. For 13 years it's been a relatively quiet corner of the world but since easter it's been exhausting just trying to live a quiet life and WFH.

We've got the house immediately to the north.  They don't do it in their house or garden...they stand in the middle of the street outside the end of my driveway.  That drifts into the master bedrooms, conservatory and lounge if the wind is from that side.  At the back of the house three out of the four are spending half the day in their gardens smoking it...so if the wind is from the other side that gets the other half of the house.  In the last 14 days it's got a million times worse.

Whatever variety it is they're smoking is absolutely *vile* too.  It lingers for hours and you can taste it.

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Absolutely fupping brilliant. TV signal completely gone. Everything.

I've been having issues with the signal on my TV for the last month or so. Never really more than just adjusting the antenna cable input into the TV. Today aome channels went out if tune, the more I adjusted it, the more channels did not respond.

I tried other antenna cables to no avail. I put everything back as it was and still, no channels, TV thinks there is no signal.

So glad a shiter has a TV for sale here. Time for an upgrade methinks...

Edit* Managed to get most channels back now. Confirmed that the cable input is faulty as cable needs to be twisted to keep it in place, if it even moves a feathers breath I'll lose the channels again.

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We've got the house immediately to the north.  They don't do it in their house or garden...they stand in the middle of the street outside the end of my driveway.  That drifts into the master bedrooms, conservatory and lounge if the wind is from that side.  At the back of the house three out of the four are spending half the day in their gardens smoking it...so if the wind is from the other side that gets the other half of the house.  In the last 14 days it's got a million times worse.
Whatever variety it is they're smoking is absolutely *vile* too.  It lingers for hours and you can taste it.
Similar... except we don't have them standing at the front of the house at least. That's outrageous. I used to enjoy an occasional smoke back in the day, but I never smelt anything so pungent as what seems to be normal now. God knows what it's doing to their brains... as you say it tastes bad on the air.

In a great victory for town planning we have 10 gardens directly behind us and so on a sunny day with an easterly wind our house gets overwhelmed by their bbq and stoner smoke. We are in a single room deep double fronter so there's literally no escape from it in those conditions.

I suspect we are far from the only people suffering this problem right now
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