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  1. #911
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    Aye! Snowball, years ago, when I was fit,( before my accident) our chimney got damaged during a really bad storm. The insurance company was swamped with claims, but told me to go ahead and get it fixed, than send the the bill, ( as the cost was less than 100) So! I bought a new chimney and fitted it myself, (we had a three story house back then?) added 10 to the price of the new chimney, as a fitting fee, and sent them the invoice.They were well pleased at the low cost of my claim, so they gave me a reduction upon my renewal, job done.Those were the days Eh!

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    You mean, smudger, the days when businesses were run by ethically-minded professionals, who recognised their customers as human beings to be treated fairly and with respect? Yeah, memories!

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    You can still find them, even amongst younger people. Local former roofer (car accident victim who lost his job as a result) does lots of repairs for missing tiles etc. in emergencies for us. He's only able to work for a couple of hours at a time - won't take any money except for materials, but he has always got people dropping goodies into him and helping out if he needs it. Local plumber sorted a loo syphon for free and has provided me foc with various washers and the like - he knows full well I'll call him and pay full whack if needed but he's fair with his charges and, if it's a dead simple job, he's quite happy to give you detailed instructions (suitable for idiot proof female!) to dyi it! Smashed double-glazed made to measure hardwood window - local guy cost me less than the excess on the insurance - loads of similar circumstances. Even had some major treework (in sense it was a danger to the property) done foc because the guy could do it in an hour in between two other jobs and saved him hassle - again, he knows I'll call him for the big jobs - when Cooncil gives planning permission - if - maybe!).

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    Particularly with my caravan in tow, when we are going to campsite, beforehand I go on Google Earth and get the GPS co-ordinates which I enter into my TomTom. The other year, landing at Caen late evening, we arrived at our overnight stop after a 35 mile trip. I had entered the GPS for the reception area, although everywhere was quiet and pitch black (we had pre-arranged a very late arrival). The TomTom took us down an unnamed gravel track and straight onto the reception forecourt.
    I use the GPS far more often than postcodes because it is so accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesy_par View Post
    Particularly with my caravan in tow, when we are going to campsite, beforehand I go on Google Earth and get the GPS co-ordinates which I enter into my TomTom. The other year, landing at Caen late evening, we arrived at our overnight stop after a 35 mile trip. I had entered the GPS for the reception area, although everywhere was quiet and pitch black (we had pre-arranged a very late arrival). The TomTom took us down an unnamed gravel track and straight onto the reception forecourt.
    I use the GPS far more often than postcodes because it is so accurate.
    Er, and the point is.......?

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