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The What Cheered Me Up Today Thread

Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. nickb

    nickb Well-Known Member

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    Audis used to come with a plastic key which I assume was meant to be used to obtain replacements if the real keys were lost but it was perfect for taking on a dive. Sadly I lost my last one somewhere in the car park at NDAC about 15 years ago.

    I bought an S3 in 2001 that even came with a 'service' key. It would open the doors and start the car but would not open the glove box so you could stash stuff away from the 'technicians'. This too was waterproof.

    Sadly, they've abandoned this, even on the more expensive models. However, Santi drysuits have a very nice zipped pouch inside and they are so good with their servicing that they even replaced the one on my E-Lite when I sent it back for a service over the new year 'cos it had got a bit manky (they did it for free, nice one Santi).
     
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    I got a hearing aid this year and it dropped out of my ear when I was in the bath. I thought it would be a goner, but a new battery and 24 hours in the airing cabinet and it was fine.
     
  3. Wibble

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    When doing the shore dives in May, I kept my car key in my undersuit pocket in a waterproof mini dry sac, just the right size for a key. Won’t chance taking the keys for a dive again!
     
  4. nickb

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    Took my cells out of hibernation this morning. Shoved them in the JJ and fired-up the Shearwater and the cells read 0.21 across the board - happy days.

    Pay no heed to that surface interval. I updated the firmware recently. I haven't dived since last November!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Dave Whitlow

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    I'm guessing the true surface interval is a few days longer... :)
     
  6. jb2cool

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    Do you do anything to put your cells to sleep? I've heard some people doing a helium flush and then putting in an airtight container or Ziploc.
     
  7. nickb

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    That’s what I did. Ziplock bag flushed with helium, although if you just squeeze the air out, any residual O2 with soon be exhausted.
     
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  8. Wibble

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    Jut been to my first Covid concert, Santana at our local music emporium. The band were just fantastic, all the amazing music of Carlos Santana.

    The socially distanced crowd is good that we can see some live music but it’s so much better when up close and personal. Probably like seeing some major band in a cram them all in venue like the Millennium Tent.

    Great to get out though

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  9. Dave Whitlow

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    I presume not the same Santana I saw at Bingley Hall in 1978?
     
  10. Tribal Chestnut

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    After having got bent the other day I’m feeling normal again now, so that cheered me up no end. :)
    Edit: no proper diving for at least a month, so that annoyed me, but I’m being positive.
     
  11. Vanny

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    You got bent , sorry to hear that , hope you get back Diving soon.
     
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  12. nickb

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    You can’t just drop a bombshell like that!

    What happened? What treatment did you get? Were you potted? What COVID precautions had to be taken? Etc........
     
  13. Wibble

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    And what kind of buddy did you have that didn't save you!
     
  14. Vanny

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    Really ?!
     
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    Actually, if it wasn’t for my buddy things would have been worse.
     
  16. Tribal Chestnut

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    I’ll prepare a little write up and dig out my HD flame-suit.
     
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  17. Vanny

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    Whatever the circumstances I’m sure there’s something to be learnt , in your own time write it up if you can , I’m sure we’d appreciate it.

    hopefully without any daft buddy comments.
     
  18. Wibble

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    I do like those models but a bit expensive. They have not got my suit though :eek:(
     
  20. Wibble

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    They even have a GUE JJ!

    For that detail it doesn't seem that expensive.
     

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