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We called it off early today. Home by 11:30. Did about eight small to medium jobs in one local area. It was light rain when we started but got progressively heavier. We don't mind working in light to medium rain but when the boxer shorts get wet that's our finish line for the day. Upper body was perfectly dry. Feet were perfectly dry (first class jackets and boots). But the rain was running down our jackets and soaking our trousers. We don't wear waterproof trousers they are just too warm. I wonder if it's as wet for you guys outside of North Wiltshire?

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You are supposed to drink it mate, not pour it over your head 😃

I think all Gardiner poles are insulated on the bottom section but I wouldn't want to test it either, especially with lightning.

For Earls Court that is cheap. I pay £5 a pint when I’m in Borough market on Millwall days. I don’t mind as I know their rates are astronomical as my cousin has a cafe At Waterloo. £3.60 pin

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Same as. No fun getting wet. 
 

Did one large job early doors, where I got a bit soaked finishing off. Sat in the van for 40mins, but didn’t clear up, and to be honest, I didn’t “need” to be out working, so I just came home 👍🏼 

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Yep! I had years out on pipelines and utility (water and gas) road and site work. We stopped for nothing. We worked in every weather that was thrown at us. Sometimes through the night on emergencies and connections. Not too unusual to get home covered in mud and grit with nothing but the tops of my toes remotely dry. And that was after wearing those horrible heavy yellow plastic oilskins. If the rain didn't get in the sweat didn't evaporate out.

Ahem! Character building at the time I suppose but it's not what I started my business for at nearly sixty years of age. 😁

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I finished at 12. My last two jobs I got completely soaked through. I managed to finish all the work I had planned in though, so I’m happy. 

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1 hour ago, Davy G said:

 We don't mind working in light to medium rain but when the boxer shorts get wet that's our finish line for the day.

Tell the truth, bladder control is not what it used to be at your age. 🤣

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10 minutes ago, Martyn said:

Tell the truth, bladder control is not what it used to be at your age. 🤣

Haha! I have the bladder control of a desert camel. Ten or twelve hours if put to it usually, before desperation starts to set in. This system wasn't messed with in my surgery.

Bowel control is another thing, though! Sometimes a five minute or less warning, and it's; "Clear the gangway missus, no time to talk😳!" Got to laugh! 😁

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Gave up at 2.00. 
Unfortunately that means I have a massive day tomorrow. 
I usually like to keep Fridays light if I can😔

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...there you go...it stopped so I headed back out for it only to start chucking it down again!! 😩😖Should’ve stayed home. 

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i was at new milton in Hampshire doing a full con clean and it was pretty good there was a small shower but then it cleared up

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1 hour ago, HWCS said:

Norfolk was lush, my 2nd best day since i started 👍

Yep no rain in norfolk today. Done 2.5 hours work this morn. Just mowed my lawns 

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i booked today off as i had my electrics checked in my flat and boiler serviced...they were both done and dusted for 1230pm so had my haircut and took the dog for a walk this afternoon...just missed the rain as it chucked it down just after getting home!😁

 

dry here in the north west tomorrow....tbh ive only got caught in a 5 min shower all week when out cleaning.....

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I picked a good afternoon to interview for a new part timer. Home by 1 then 3 interviews before picking the kids up. 

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Been a beautiful day here up in the North East managed to get my round finished off today so a nice long weekend for me happy days 🍻

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10 hours ago, TWC said:

I picked a good afternoon to interview for a new part timer. Home by 1 then 3 interviews before picking the kids up. 

Did you find the right person? I tooknon a dad of my daughters friend 2 weeks ago, hes took to it like a duck to water, hes happy that we dont work in rain too 🤣🤣

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1 hour ago, HWCS said:

Did you find the right person? I tooknon a dad of my daughters friend 2 weeks ago, hes took to it like a duck to water, hes happy that we dont work in rain too 🤣🤣

Time will tell 😂

Had 4 to interview and two stood out and was quite a tough call between them. Going to offer over the weekend and start next week

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1 minute ago, TWC said:

Time will tell 😂

Had 4 to interview and two stood out and was quite a tough call between them. Going to offer over the weekend and start next week

Its so much nicer to work with somebody, twice in last 2 weeks weve got 2 days work done in a day, i have him with me every day so even on my shorter days where id finish at 1ish on my own i know can work out how many more customers i can fit in with 2 of us.

Pretty confident we can fit 800 into our 6weekly rounds with 2 of us, where i was finding it tough from 350+ on my own

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