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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon





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Let there be Light (tomorrow)

22 May 2012 at 16:10

Hooray! finally the electrics are going into the house, yes I've had electrics since i moved in, but they were ropey, mostly from the 80's fusebox from the 60's dangerous and very very random.

I spent hours between Xmas a and New Year sinking new back boxes into the walls (I'm very good at this now) and yesterday after many delays the electrician was available connect them together, and today the new consumer unit was slapped in, hooked up, switched on and BLAM! all working (except the boiler as that's randomly connected *somewhere* to one of the circuits we decommissioned (if it was connected to the lighting circuit I would not be at all shocked!) - no matter, I fixed it with an extension lead and tomorrow it can have it's own circuit and RCD.

Somehow the burglar alarm is connected to the kitchen loop, via something that looks like it should be used on a caravan, this oddity will be removed when I get around to destroying the rest of the kitchen and get that re-wired, in about a year I would guess.

But for now, I have safe sockets in much better places (with an earth!), proper flippy fuses, less wires sticking out of the walls and tomorrow LIGHTS THAT ACTUALLY WORK and are also in the center of rooms - currently both bedroom lights are almost in the corners) - eventually the bathroom / hall and kitchen will be downlights, but that requires me to make a lot of holes, and with the new lighting ring I can connect these myself.

I guess now I should think about getting new windows, but that's a winter job to grab the best bargains!

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