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#1 Safe Storage

Post by abowie » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:05 am

Can any of you remember where I put my windscreen wiper arms?

I have bent them to fit RHD, carefully polished them, fitted new rubbers and wrapped them in bubble wrap. I then stored them in a safe place for fitting later.
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#2 Re: Safe Storage

Post by Simonpfhc » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:11 am

When you find them, can you check to see if my rear brake calliper bolts are are with them? I clearly remember bagging them up, labelling them, and putting them away..........somewhere 🤔

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#3 Re: Safe Storage

Post by malcolm » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:20 am

:lol: Love it! I'm forever putting things somewhere safe, then losing them. I normally blame the wife by saying, "where did you put....." upon which she strenuously denies any involvement.
When I subsequently find it in one of my drawers, I have to either:
1) Just don't tell her I've found it

2)Put it in one of her drawers and pretend to suddenly find it there

3)Confess and take the shame
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#4 Re: Safe Storage

Post by abowie » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am

My shed is so organised....
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Post by H7OB » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:21 pm

Well if you do find it please let me know! Amongst many other things, the safe place fairies are looking after a hard to source ammeter for my Norton resto as well as the period ‘Fan’ toggle switch tag for my fan override switch. I’ve now had to buy a new one that says ‘Ejector Seat’ in case I ever find the other!
(I’m secretly quite happy about that though!)
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#6 Re: Safe Storage

Post by MSM » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 pm

abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am
My shed is so organised....
that I can't find my wiper arms (see #1 above)
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#7 Re: Safe Storage

Post by chrisfell » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:23 pm

We all have gremlins visit our garages. It is a fact of life. They thrive on the torment they cause when they move a spanner from its shadow on the tool board to a drawer for pliers. Don’t feed them by being tidy. Leave tools where you last used them, that upsets the gremlins. Then they will give up residence and move to another garage occupied by someone who has proper OCD.
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#8 Re: Safe Storage

Post by 288gto » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:24 pm

malcolm wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:20 am
:lol: Love it! I'm forever putting things somewhere safe, then losing them. I normally blame the wife by saying, "where did you put....." upon which she strenuously denies any involvement.
Or says it shouldn't be on the kitchen table, on the breakfast bar, in the dishwasher, in the oven or indeed in the house at all in the first place!
Having convinced me I have only myself to blame irrespective of who moved it and that I have upset her, it invariably then costs me way more than the value of the aforementioned part just to say sorry. :lol:

After 28 years I've finally learnt not to even suggest she might have moved something! :doh:

And yes, I have normally filed it away somewhere thinking that the back left hand corner of my toolbox is the perfect place for a clutch fork pin rather than the vast array of labelled shelves, labelled parts drawers and labelled storage bins. :lol:
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Post by Tony » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:46 pm

It's like those bits that you trip over every day for a year or two until the day you want them. That's when for some reason they disappear. I hate it when that happens. You then go and buy another one only to find the old one when it arrives. Maybe we should have a big box with " Only for items you intend losing" mind knowing me ,I would lose the big box.
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#10 Re: Safe Storage

Post by abowie » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:08 pm

Bit the bullet after looking for them for a month, and bought a new set.

So I expect the old ones will turn up today.
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#11 Re: Safe Storage

Post by abowie » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:09 pm

MSM wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 pm
abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am
My shed is so organised....
that I can't find my wiper arms (see #1 above)
Maybe I should just leave it all on the floor..
Andrew.
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#12 Re: Safe Storage

Post by cactusman » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:38 pm

My garage is full of stuff I know is there........somewhere! :bigrin:
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