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Offline Stephen Furley

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I haven't been here for a while.
« on: January 06, 2010, 03:58:25 PM »
I haven't been here for a while; I'm still around, but was very busy for about three weeks before Christmas, and then ill with some flu type bug until last weekend, then busy again catching up.

I've done a bit of polishing on my repaired Kellogg, but nothing interesting to report.

Not likely to be buying anything new for a while, but hope to get some more of my existing collection into a respectable state this year.

Weather here is terrible at the moment.

Happy new year to all.

Stephen.

Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 04:22:50 PM »
Good to hear from you again.
Happy New year.
D/P

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 02:14:56 AM »
Good to see you again.
I wish you a helty, happy new year.

dsk

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 04:03:08 AM »
Glad to see you're still alive and well.  Hope the holidays saw you well.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

Offline McHeath

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 01:42:57 PM »
Yeah we noted your absence, glad to "see" you again.

I hear that the cold in London is pretty bad right now.

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 12:57:47 AM »
Welcome back. We missed you.
Bill Cahill

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Offline ntophones

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 11:55:54 AM »
Stephen, you were here when I joined this wonderful forum...I'm glad you are back. It makes the forum more complete.
--nto

Offline HobieSport

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 03:07:33 PM »
I'm glad that you're back too, Stephen. It's always good to hear about phones from the other side of the pond.
-Matt

Offline Stephen Furley

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 04:42:43 PM »
Glad to see you're still alive and well.  Hope the holidays saw you well.

I had some sort of 'Flu type bug over Christmas and New Year, and was still feeling pretty grim when I got back to work.  Better now.

The worst of the weather seems to have gone, it's been either raining, snowing or very cold every day for about a month.  Not a great deal of snow on the ground, but seemed to cause a lot of disruption for some reason.  I've been polishing my white AE-80 and black SC-1542 today, they're looking better now.  I don't know if it made the news over there, but we had some very bad flooding up North just before Christmas, around Workington, Cockermouth and Penrith.  Several bridge were washed away in Workington, only the railway bridge remained.  Seemed bad at the time, but when you look at what's happened in Haiti it seems very minor in comparison.

I keep one old 'phone on my desk at work, alongside the Mitel 5212 IP 'phone.  At the moment the Kellogg 1000 'Clearbar' is there, but I think I'll swap it for something else this week, possibly the dark red  Statesman which is one of my favourite 'phones; I can then do some more work on the Kellogg.  I tend to swap them around every three weeks or so.

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 05:01:43 PM »
Stephen:

Great that you have all those phones on your desk at work.

I have heard of lots of bad weather in England.  I hope you get through it ok, and I am glad to hear you got over the flu bug, and are back to polishing your phones!

-Bill
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Offline McHeath

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Re: I haven't been here for a while.
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 11:20:09 PM »
Yes we've heard about the flooding in England and the severity of the cold weather.  We are supposed to have a solid week of rain, which is very rare for here as we only get about 12 inches all year.

I also tend to swap the old phones around every so often.  At home the kitchen wall phone is rotated every weekend, and the desk phone every couple of weeks or so.  At work I've been using the work supplied Cortelco 2500 on my desk since I got there, but have a Western Electric Snoopy rotary there as well. 

Your "Clearbar" is a very interesting phone, I've never seen the like here.