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gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 16 9:32 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I forgot to say I have a massive collection of the wrong sizes of everything, screws, nails and bolts.

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 2252

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 16 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: How many screws... Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
...do you need to own before you have the right size and number for anything, ever? *Stomps off to hardware shop.*


It is probably a number in the hundreds of thousands. I have tonnes (literally) of hardware but had to buy a box of 1000 drywall screws last week. Stainless bolts in common sizes are probably a good long term investment unless by the time our kids inherit them the metric system has been replaced by something else.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35868
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 16 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tidied my knicker draw today and found the bolts for the cot, wrapped in a ripped A4 envelope from the council tax people. Our youngest child is nearly 8.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why were the bolts for the cot in the knicker drawer?

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I expert it was handy when it was dismantled. I have taken to putting screws or bolts for Things in an envelope or bag and then duct-taping the bag to the Thing.

I have also stopped saying "I'll remember that I put the ----- in the ----" because I never, ever do. If I don't put it away, I write down where I've put it. In my phone. Which has a search function. Which would have saved me two hours looking for my passport the other day.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 780
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My OH calls it me 'safe ing' things. I put it away but cant always remember where. I will try the phone idea. its not I am completely forgetful theres just a lot in there.
he is the MOST untidy person in the universe.
leaves it where he last used it and despite expecting me to keep everything clean and tidy I get moaned at when the drill isn't on the kitchen table 2 weeks later.
oh the repressed anger.....

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Repressing is really bad for you

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good for other people in your immediate area though.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How IS your tent-placement going?

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was perfect. Ask anyone. Random strangers were asking BW and me for tent placement tips.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 780
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Good for other people in your immediate area though.


my BF suggested I let it out.
I have a digger so the evidence could be in a DEEEEEP hole.

but another wise one said I would have to tell my children what I had done so think before I act....

I will keep trying to remember the safe place for all the stuff.
and to not put screws in the box he has thrown on the floor...
I did attach all the cot screws to the frame in a plastic bag if I can just remember where I put the cot...

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35868
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's any help, our cot is part of the duck pen ...

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33018
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

among the various bit n bobs collection i have a bag for "useful" nuts ,bolts ,odd bits of something etc etc that "will be useful eventually" .they often turn out to be just what i needed but usually when i notice them is some time after i bought a thing to do that job while looking for a something else i dont have in the bag

something that does seem to be "normal" for me is if i need 7 of something buying a pack of ten is the best value and often a lot cheaper than getting 7 singles which means when i then need four next time i remember how "expensive singles are and end up with 9 in waiting for a few years as im loathe to pay x for one when 2 1/2 x gets me ten

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 16 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have had that trouble with husband Woo. I really don't think leaving tools in the middle of the lounge floor and expecting them to be there in a months time when he wants to finish the job is very helpful. Then I can't remember where I put the tools, which also isn't very helpful.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 780
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 16 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
I have had that trouble with husband Woo. I really don't think leaving tools in the middle of the lounge floor and expecting them to be there in a months time when he wants to finish the job is very helpful. Then I can't remember where I put the tools, which also isn't very helpful.


when you realise you are not alone in your woes things seem so much better. thank you

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