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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Apart from a little meditation all I’ve done today is go for a short walk. Nice though, I saw a magnificent swan on a boating lake. I didn’t have anything to feed it though.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    You’re lucky @66Mustang I really should see one for a filling but I’ve had such bad experiences with dentists that it puts me off.

    i must bite the bullet though and see one soon, or perhaps I should stop biting bullets! Ha ha.
    Haha that made me laugh  :p
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Just to follow up the second part made me laugh not the first!! I’m sorry you’ve had bad experiences in the past :( I can recommend a really good dentist if you are anywhere near me...I’m in the south east.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Easier said than done, but it's definitely better to go in case it gets any worse @leeCal. Does anyone you know have a recommendation for a dentist that they know is understanding and gentle? 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    @66mustang thank you for the offer but we do have lots of dentists around. I’m in the south east as well, they call it north east Essex actually, but I won’t be specific if you don’t mind. Thanks though 🙂
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I understand not wanting to be specific I was being purposefully vague as well then realised the south east is a big area so not much help haha!

    I agree with Tori_Scope though that it is better to get the little things sorted out now than deal with bigger problems in the future, a stitch in time saves nine and all that.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Well yes @Tori_Scope, but parking seems to be a problem. I don’t like to have to walk too far from the car, not laziness but anxiety. I did move and there is a local,one which I haven’t heard of before so perhaps I could enquire about that one. Trouble is they say raise your hand if you want me to stop but the last one I saw didn’t stop! Honestly I’ve had bd experiences with so many dentists I can’t tell you, though I did say I’d had a dentist begin a route canal drilling without giving me an anaesthetic. Terrible pain instantly. It’s not easy to forget such a thing but I’ve had other things happen too, all resulting in pain I might add. ☹️
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree @66Mustang, I’d advise anyone to go sooner rather than later myself. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh dear, that's terrible @leeCal :( You could always go and check out the parking situation in the new place before you enquire. I'd like to think that if you explained the situation they'd be extra careful in making sure you were comfortable, but I understand why you'd be worried about the reality of that based on your past experiences! Have you looked at reviews online? 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    No, I haven’t looked @Tori_Scope, I have been avoiding thinking about it and it had slipped my mind TIL five minutes ago! Ha ha. I’ll take a look at reviewers comments though, it’s a good idea. Thank you.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem @leeCal :) Take the plunge at your own pace!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm with you there @leeCal, major needle and dentist phobia... always made things interesting! Luckily I have only ever needed one filling, but was able to get it done at the hospital. This meant they could take more time and have more things on hand to make the process as easy as possible. Yes I put it off for far too long, but glad it is now sorted. :)
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    My goal today was to wait in for a package to be delivered. Not a problem, I’m always waiting in 🤣
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you order anything exciting @leeCal?
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope believe it or not my son has a 3d printer and he made a large guide comb for me to fit my clippers. The idea is that the guide comb prevents the clippers from cutting too short. The one he has made me isn’t made so I’m intrigued. Unfortunately he’s sent it by second class so who knows when it’ll turn up. I am looking forward to receiving it though. 😃
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    That sounds great @leeCal! I really hope it works and you find it helpful. It's amazing what 3D printers can do!
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    @Chloe_Scope I can’t beleeeeve I’m still waiting for my package to be delivered. It was posted up north on Monday via Hermes and it still hasn’t appeared down south! I could have biked quicker, if I had a bike and I peddled fast without sleep or food stops.
    annoyed somewhat.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    Oops thank you for all the birthday messages  <3 I had a great time! 

    @leeCal That's frustrating, I hope it turns up soon!
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  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 592 Pioneering
    Hello 
    I hope you are all well?
     I hope you are keeping busy and keeping safe?
    It is truly been a busy few days for me start a new course last Thursday thankfully I have caught up with the work now  starting a week one week later then the other students in the online class but was my fault it was there mistake  
    I have been the scope online this week I will hope write a new poem and put on online scope forum in next few days 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Globster, I’m glad you’ve been busy, there’s an old saying “busy hands are happy hands.” Good luck with the course and everything. 🙂
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 592 Pioneering
    I am going to write some new poems today I will post in the scope community in a few hours 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Well done @Globster ! I enjoyed reading them.

    My goal is to make it through the rest of the day without damaging any more household products.  I've just had the heater on and it's melted the hoover hose next to it :o  Always stay safe people!
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  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 592 Pioneering
    @66Mustang I have posted some new poems in the forum
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    My goal today is to finally get out of the house for an hour! 

    The package I was waiting for finally arrived last evening but predictably the contents were slightly damaged and the whole thing doesn’t work anyway! Shame, I’ve waited for it since March. Life goes on.
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 285 Pioneering
    sorry to hear your item doesn't work @leeCal, hope you can get a replacement
    So today i managed to get out in the shed for a bit, a friend has asked me to make him a display bust for halloween, so i finally worked my way out there, i suffer with voices shouting things at me your useless that sort of thing, constant barrage of abuse, my anti psychotic meds help with that, sometimes it doesn't though, but today i beat it and got out there and poured the rubber for the head into a mould, its drying now and tomorrow i'll pull the rubber head from the mould and see about painting it, so not to bad,
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Agh that's soooo frustrating @leeCal! Back to the drawing board? 

    How did leaving the house go?
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Grinchy.

    yes @Chloe_Scope I did get out for about an hour and again today! It makes a big difference and I saw some relatives too which was nice, though they have four cats which is three too many for me, but I am a dog person so not surprising. I do like cats well enough but I prefer large dogs, not too large like an Irish wolfhound, that’d be too large for me. Anyway I enjoyed myself today and that’s a good thing.🙂
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds lovely @leeCal! How are you today. :)
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chloe_Scope I’m ok today, bit of a cold and a bit bored to be honest but other than that. I would like to go out again today but my partner gets tired from her job and I won’t go out without her so I’ll have to see what transpires.

    how are you today? 🙂
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad things got a bit better @leeCal. How are you getting on today? Any new goals? 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Well yes @Tori_Scope, I give up with the guide comb thing, I adapted one which in theory should leave hair 40+ mm odd long so not too bad and I’ll leave it at that. My son made me one on his 3d printer but it wasn’t ergonomically correct and so doesn’t comb.

    my goal today is to try to go shopping later on, mostly to escape the four walls ha ha. We all need to get out from time to time I think. 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Managed to escape just for a short while. Just a short drive really to deliver some ferrules. When they wear through and it’s wet weather they can slip so easily, and it’s supposed to rain tomorrow by the bucketful. Safety first.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    I had a good and successful day today. I had an appointment at the specialist clinic I go to which had been closed since the Coronavirus started. It went well and we have a new plan for the future. I also drove there which is a trip of 50 miles and includes dual carriageways and motorways which I find really hard due to obsessive thoughts and usually only do in 5 mile or so bursts but I drove all the way there, the family member I was with drove back however. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    It was worth a go I suppose @leeCal. I'm glad you managed to get out, it's definitely important. Ugh, the weather is definitely getting worse by the day isn't it :( 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Fantastic @66Mustang! That definitely sounds like a day full of successes :) 
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang Woop woop, go you!! 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great @66Mustang - quite an achievement in driving so far, & your appointment sounds positive.....really, really good! :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope @Cher_Scope @chiarieds many many thanks for the kind comments, they really mean a lot :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Anyone got any goals for this week? :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Just the normal goals for me, to continue eating and drinking less. Maybe get back to work on my A level as I’ve been struggling recently with my issues and have not been doing as much.

    What about you @Chloe_Scope?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope that all goes well @66Mustang! What are you studying?

    Today I've got work (hanging out with you lovely people!) then tonight I'm catching up with a friend over facetime. :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm studying economics. :)

    Your plans sound good. :smile:

    Where do I sign up to post on this forum as a job?

    Only joking, I know you have to do other stuff as well hehe :smiley:
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    My goal today is to get out again if I can, I need to be accompanied if possible you see so I rely on my partner to help out in that regard.

    i do have a reason to celebrate a little though because my pip was extended for seven months, it was due to run out in March next year. So that’s a temporary weight off my mind, yay! 😃 

    @66Mustang you’d be a good scope poster I reckon 🙂
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @leecal hope you get out I'm the same need to be accompanied and only have my son to help so my outings have to fit round school 

    @66Mustang you could always become a champion like some of us are but it is voluntary work 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 446 Pioneering
    Is to try and focus on how my condition affects me, so I'm not a jibbering idiot when I get my dreaded but needed telephone assessment on 14 October...yay! I dont have to do face to face...feeling oddly detached about everything at the mo...
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress Good luck for the assessment try and not dwell on it I know thats easy for me to say but keeping calm will b e the best way ti deal with it

    Will you have someone with you for support at the time
  • CressCress Member Posts: 446 Pioneering
    Thank you @janer1967 no support, I'm very much a loner type...it's something I'd prefer to do alone anyway...I can only cope with people online lol.
    At least here, everyone understands what you're going through...
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I do agree @Cress I am not a loner myself though I am on my own mist if the day. But I agree I prefer to do things like assessments on my own

    Its great coming on here is great and knowing others can empathise with what you are going through and also helping others get through their own issues

    Let us know how the assessment goes
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    @leecal thanks that’s very kind :)

    @janer1967 what does being a champion involve?

    @cress good luck with the assessment I hope it goes well. I’ve never had a telephone assessment as I can’t really use the phone but I’ve had face to face ones and I agree staying calm and just being honest is the best way forward.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang being a champion involves welcoming new members and giving advice on a voluntary basis and ensuring members safeguarding by reporting concerns 

    There is a section  about it explaining if you look for volunteering opportunities 

    You do some safeguarding training and have a months probation period there are no fixed hours or anything 

    Have a look see if it's something you are interested in 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 thanks I will have a look :):)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @66Mustang - you can also get involved in really challenging things like counting to 200 (as the goalposts seemed to move!). Now who was it that started that game, hmmm....? :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @66Mustang - you can also get involved in really challenging things like counting to 200 (as the goalposts seemed to move!). Now who was it that started that game, hmmm....? :)
    Hehehe :)

    I do feel a bit guilty starting that game as it’s a bit, not spam as such, but encourages lots and lots of posts, I don’t know if that’s frowned upon on forums?

    Do you think it’s time we put it to bed now we achieved the 200 or should we keep it running? :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @66Mustang - don't worry, other games produce a lot of posts.....but perhaps not as quickly as on occasion with your post! Perhaps try something different?
    Seriously tho, both you & @leecal would make great online volunteers. :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m really interested in having a go at being one now, having read about it! However, one issue, the link appears not to work. Is this something that needs raising with the Scope team or perhaps they just have enough volunteers for now and don’t need any more? 

    https://www.scope.org.uk/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities/?keyword=online+community+champion

    Thanks. :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @66Mustang - I found the link didn't work either, as I was going to post a link here for you. I would ask any member of the Scope team as I think there's always a need for volunteers. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang @Adrian_Scope is the person to ask about becoming a champion 
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    @chiarieds I hope people were not put off with the constant posts on the counting game.  It was fun beating the admins and the reaction this morning.  You might be right though, did we spoil it by naking the target almost unbeatable?  Thanks to all who contributed.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done to you all but must admit I had 104 email alerts last night when I checked b4 going to bed lol
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    @roberttaylor570 - it certainly was fun, as well as a challenge! I think we all enjoyed it, & the Scope team were good sports too. :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I notice that you’re a disability game changer, what do you do to be awarded that title, if you don’t mind me asking?
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal it is down to the number of posts you have made I dont know how many you have to make to get the name one of the admin team will be able to answer 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    I was going to reply saying the same thing, but @leeCal I see you've made slightly more posts than 66Mustang, so I'm unsure. As Jane says, ask one of Admin about it.
    I know there can be glitches, as one day I went from a 'Disability Gamechanger', back to a 'Listener' which new people to the forum are given. I was 're-instated' the same day! :)
  • CressCress Member Posts: 446 Pioneering
    @leeCal I'd complain, this is clearly discrimination...I m pioneering and I've only made 147 posts....🤣
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    Just a rhetorical question I suppose but do you think we all need to set a goal for the day?  Most of mine are fairly well filled with various things and sometimes the goal, if you can call it that, is to do what you planned to do.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal and @chiarieds I wonder if it us to do with number of likes ? 

    Maybe one of the admin can explain it to us 

    @Adrian_Scope @Chloe_Scope
  • CressCress Member Posts: 446 Pioneering
    Oh I hope not! I've got enough of an inferiority complex lol
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m not worried about the label, I just wondered.

    @roberttaylor570 this thread is just a chance for a chat about whatever we might be doing on a particular day. Some people need to make something a specific goal to motivate themselves and others not, the goals can be very trivial to us but quite a difficult step for another.

    youll have noticed perhaps that some days no one posts on this thread at all, which means maybe others agree with you on that day at least.

    today my goal was to get out of my house for a change just to be outside and I achieved that goal, and I feel better for it. Trivial for some but extremely difficult for others. 🙂
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    @leeCal Thank you.  I am involved with a group which helps men get together to talk about their worries and get advice from other men in the same situation.  It helps combat Social Isolation and I think for many it should be their goal for that day.  We are limited at the moment to groups of six where we used to have twenty plus.  The Mens Shed movement is a fantastic way to get out of the "four walls".

    I guessed this would be the answer and it helps so many to focus on doing something.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    The different labels are just supposed to be a 'fun' way of acknowledging a member. I must say I was surprised when suddenly I became a 'Disability Gamechanger,' but didn't know why. What's important is how we try to help & support each other, as well as new members; that's the spirit of this community.
    The 'likes' are somewhat arbitrary.....a member can post trying to be helpful & not get 'likes;' perhaps this is sometimes balanced by others joining in appreciating that someone has tried to be helpful/appreciating their efforts?
    As far as goals go, as mentioned, they can be what others may consider trivial, but a big step for another. I do try to achieve something each day, but when it's not possible, I've learnt not to feel too bad about it. I also feel better when I do achieve even something small, but it's not every day.
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    This is wonderful for all pf us @chiarieds as I find if someone comes to a session of Men in sheds and they are given a task to do it helps them to have something set to achieve.  I suppose I am one of the fairly fortunate ones as before lockdown my diary was full with external activities.  I am on the Executive Committee of Gillingham and Rainham Constituency Labour Party, a member of the Gillingham North Branch, a Member of Medway Branch of The Co-operative Party, a Retired Unite Member and on the Church Council of my Church.  So the goals I have are surrounding these activities and vary from day to day.  I certainly do not regard anyone's personal goal to be !trivial".  The smallest task can be a mountain to climb for some but to others can be achieved very easily.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, your number of points is based on a combination of the number of posts you've made plus the number of reactions you've received :) So your 'rank' changes according to the number of points you have. I hope that clears things up! 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Ahh that makes sense. I thought it was related to the “badges” you earn on your profile.

    Today I don’t have any goals as I’m going to be home alone for most of the day so I can’t really do much. Maybe I will try to do some studying :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with @chiarieds on the “likes”. Someone could invaluably help a new member but not get a single “like” for it as the new member is unaware of the system whereas someone else could just post trivial jokes and get lots of “likes” for making people chuckle. I think the important thing is just to be yourself and be as helpful as you can regardless of likes or titles or anything else.

    I also just think they are a nice way to acknowledge someone’s post if you don’t feel up to typing up a reply at that moment in time. I often “like” a post when I’m reading on my phone and then come back to respond when I’m on my iPad.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    I can see that many of you left feedback on Cher's posts on reactions in August. We have read your feedback and are taking it into account :) 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    What’s everyone’s goals for today?

    Mine are to get some things from a shop :D
  • CressCress Member Posts: 446 Pioneering
    To stop fretting about someone coming to remove my shed tomorrow...why do I always fret about these things? 
    He's just coming to remove a shed...I have absolutely no idea why something like this sends me off on a panic, but it does.

  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like performance anxiety @Cress I get it too, probably mixed in with a few other anxiety fears as well, things like that are complex. The thing to remember is it’s a one off meeting , presumably, and no one will be judging you any more than people usually do ha ha. 

    Funnily enough I need a new shed myself, I have stuff in storage atm. Must be shed time of the year 🙂
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I’m finding it difficult to have a goal for today , though I’d like to know a little more about biocentrism. At the moment I know virtually nothing about it but something intrigued me and that was an article saying how biocentrism may point to the existence of a soul from a scientific viewpoint. That’s kind of thing presses buttons for me so I must investigate a little anyway.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @leeCal, how are you doing this morning?

    My goal for today is to try and stay warm! It's really cold here!
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Not too bad @Chloe_Scope thank you for asking 🙂
    i have one goal today and that is to phone the Dwp...not something to be taken lightly.

    i hope you keep warm, but yay, it’s woolly jumper weather! 😃
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal hope the call goes well and your not waiting on hold too long 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Thanks @janer1967 🙂
    i have to tell them about a change in circumstances which will mean I can t get esa anymore.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    Forty minutes or so waiting on the line before I got through to a person, actually that’s about normal for me. They have a very annoying tune playing though 😠
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    What genre @leeCal? I quite like elevator music, but it really grates on me when companies just play one short segment of a pop song over and over!
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Not too bad then 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a short piece of elevator music played one over, an ear worm I think you’d call it @Tori_Scope
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m going to try to fix my car today with the help of a good friend, if that works great, if not ...we’ll i would have enjoyed his company and a chat for a while. It’s only the window washer but it’s tricky, is it blocked or is it broken? It’s also in a weird place necessitating removal of the wheel arch splashboard if it’s broken. And I have a cold so it’s a job not to be sneezed at ha ha.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal Good luck to you both fixing that, report back on how it goes  :) I wouldn't know where to start!
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope all done! 
    It was quite a struggle but there were two of us. Modern engine compartments are so tightly packed it makes simple jobs very difficult. Never mind I saved the cost of a garage being involved haha. 🙂
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Well done @leeCal

    I know how satisfying it is to complete jobs on the car. I also know what you mean about modern engines - changing a headlamp bulb was a real struggle on my last cars as everything was squashed in under the bonnet.

    What turned out to be wrong with it in the end?
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    The windscreen washer pump had gone kaput. Some people,have said that using cheap screen washer can ruin themand I had used such stuff lately, so may have been that.
    we took off the wheel arch liner and got at it like that, it’s the only way apart from removing the front bumper, it’s a Renault cio. @66Mustang it took roughly an hour and the part was £20.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Great, well done :) from a garage I’m guessing you wouldn’t have got much change out of £150?
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you’re right @66Mustang, thanks 🙂
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal High 5 to you! A productive afternoon there  :)
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 285 Pioneering
    So today i got out in the shed and made a couple off Halloween props for a friends Halloween party, pretty pleased with them, bit gruesome but thats what he wanted, if anyone wants to see they are in the kaleidoscope art thread, in for the night now  back out there tomorrow hopefully, its a big deal to me getting out there my anxiety usually gets the better of me, but i beat it today
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    @Grinchy Go you!! It sounds like you had a good day and kept that anxiety at bay.  I will go have a peep in the kaleidoscope thread at what you made.  Are you a fan of halloween?

    Does anyone have any goals for today or are we all taking it easy because it's Sunday?  :D
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,003 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m trying to convince someone to accompany me on a car ride today, I especially want to try out my new screenwasher! 🤣
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