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- having spent a relatively warm New Year night we are experiencing a harsh weather now, -20C already and forecast to drop further  :wacko:
+ fortunately I won't be out on the ramp till saturday



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+ youngest will have a pleasant surprise as I've secretly organised a showstand presentation, complete with ribbons, bows, lights, music & video recording for when we go to pick it up (next Thu)


Did the pick up go as planned
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It did indeed, though without the bow.
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It did indeed, though without the bow.

Great.

Now another car for you to wash 

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... -20C already and forecast to drop further  :wacko:

Holy smoke :scared:
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+ we have survived -25 degrees outside)
+ the cold weather front passed by us and moved to Moscow :), the temperature there used to drop below -30 degrees in some places.

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We had the same cold weather here. @ -25 'c car did not start at first attemp, but second time did the trick. I think I should finally change the new glow plugs.
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Been home on parental leave the last three weeks! Time to go back work again tomorrow. Only did 800km during my time off, still on the same tank of diesel as when i last worked.

We got some snow last week and had our first day of real winter weather, hit -23c. Its warmer again now though and there forecasting 25cm of snow next week when lucky me that has a 700km round trip planned to drive.
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-25 came and went, now -2, tomorrow may rise over zero. That will mean salt and sh**ty slush on the highways again.  :Pout: Why oh why it can't be steady -5 through the winter...

Ah well, my i30 has already been clean whole 10 days  :exclaim: after getting it machine washed when the cold weather arrived. Be it summer or winter, Mr. Murphy will always bring bad weather immediately after washing your car.
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... Mr. Murphy will always bring bad weather immediately after washing your car.

So, Murphy has found his way to Finland too? :lol:
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Well just noted how cold you all are. it has been hot here, but not as hot as some parts of Australia. but still hot!! in the 30's.
Mr Murphy? i thought it was the Spanish girl when it's cold & wet & the spanish boy when it's hot & dry. but the Irishman??  :lol:

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-25 came and went, now -2, tomorrow may rise over zero. That will mean salt and sh**ty slush on the highways again.  :Pout: Why oh why it can't be steady -5 through the winter...
Well before today I thought salt on the streets in winter time is only a Russian know-how) I haven't seen salt in Finland so far, frankly speaking - just granite particals littering snow and asphalt (Lappenranta area)

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Well just noted how cold you all are.
The cold is gone now and gave way to more tolerable temperatures.
+ night shift is over with some minor troubles from Ural airlines and Belavia.
+ +1C outside already)

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We get the salt here too. -___- I also prefer steady negatives, though they salt down to -10c here, hopeless... So much quieter driving on snow.
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They also use salt on the roads here.  Had -11C the other morning, now at +4C
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Nice to see forum back on line and not getting the 404 error up....... :victory:

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Nice to see forum back on line and not getting the 404 error up....... :victory:

Sorry about that, we are looking at alternatives going forward. We could really only keep Members on Facebook up to date.... :undecided:
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+ successfully passed a competence check on Airbus 320 today  :)
+ seems like one decided against of adding the Russian IPs into the black list as Steve warned me

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Congratulations meeha!

-I got out afterwork, diligently scraped all my windows with the engine off so as not to break the law against idling. Drove off and straigt into a shower of undercooled rain, got 100m before I had run the window down to look out, whindsheild was covered, then another 500m before I could safley pull over, idle till the windows heated up, go out and rescrape the entire car from the 2mm of ice that had formed all over it.

Had it been enough light Id have taken a picture. And if Id thought of it...
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Very well done  :goodjob: :goodjob: :goodjob: :goodjob:

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+ On my way to Brunei for some simulator training.
- It's for two weeks.
-- Brunei is a dry country.
+ I can do with a dry spell (so can the FatLiver).
+ I'm adding to my qualifications (first week is me learning how to instruct in the sim).
-- After I do the instructing, I get tested (again).
+ Two weeks home after that!!
- Back to Brunei for another week in February.
++ More qualifications (and a pay rise) if I do well in both.
- Weather in Melbourne while I wait for the international flight is bad.
+ Weather has improved in Melbourne.
- It's bad weather again in Melbourne.
++ At least I'm not a weather guesser (forecaster) in Melbourne.

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Congrats Misha.

Glad i don't live in your country xiziz,

Wow, you lead an interesting life Jamie! Well done...
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Stimulator training sounds fun.
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Stimulator training sounds fun.
l think your vision is as out of focus as your camera lens.  :disapp:
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Hang on, I'll get my glasses.
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Stimulator training sounds fun.

Not as much fun as it sounds. One stuff up and I could be on the unemployment line, looking for work in anything but aviation.

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Think of it as a one week job interview every six months for a job you already have but aren't guaranteed of keeping.

Plus rule changes, CASA loves rule changes; and new procedures to use with new checklists, as the other ones were found to be just fine, but needed tweaking to make them betterer (with gooderer Englandish so that the rest of the world can understand).


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Stimulator training sounds fun.

Not as much fun as it sounds. One stuff up and I could be on the unemployment line, looking for work in anything but aviation.
Now THIS is scary. I think fatboy just failed the eyesight test.
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Stimulator training sounds fun.

Not as much fun as it sounds. One stuff up and I could be on the unemployment line, looking for work in anything but aviation.
Now THIS is scary. I think fatboy just failed the eyesight test.

Bugger!! Best I put on my glasses now. :rofl:


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