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About jmurray01

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  1. I don't like coughing ad nauseam! Both metaphorically, and literally... This whole hear has been spent with a constant cold or flu, one after the other!
  2. September 8th isn't bad, certainly shorter waiting times than here! But, if you are ready and can get it sooner, then by all means go for it.
  3. The fuel gauges are hideously unreliable on the old Peugeots though. The 405 can easily go all the way down to 1/4 and then a few minutes later rises back up to 1/2, without changing road level or anything. Just random!! Fortunately though it always reads higher than the level actually is, rather than the other way around where it shows a quarter of a tank and then you suddenly splutter to a halt!
  4. Thanks! I am a very proficient driver so there isn't anything that I "can't do", but just things that I could screw up due to my anxiety. If I pass then I can escape my manipulative mother and try to better my life. I would never live on my own if I didn't have a car and my driving licence, but once I have those then all I need to do is find a property at an affordable price, which won't be too difficult as my "ideal area" has very cheap rent (and desparate landlords). It is desirable to me as I'm from the area, but to most people they would avoid it with a bargepole! If I have to stay for too much longer then I'll end up like her, and that isn't something you can ever recover from. Trust me.
  5. Oh, my driving test! I am not really that bothered about the Hyundai's test - if it fails badly then it will just be an excuse to pick up another 405 as a replacement... Well, either that or a MK1 Focus, which are readily available locally for less than £500.
  6. I don't like having to wait another 12 days for my test... It feels like when I was a child - counting down the days until Christmas
  7. I don't like pre-MOT nerves for the Santa Fe... There are still another couple of weeks left but it needs booked in ASAP. Maybe I should leave an envelope under the driver's seat, if you know what I mean...
  8. Same here, plus my route to work includes going through two school zones which have a flashing 20 sign normally, but for the next few weeks I can drive through at 30! Yay!
  9. Given that it is already the school holidays here in Scotland, I can confirm that it is the same here. I swear some parents just let their children drive, or at least it looks that way...
  10. I can remember most of ours, with the exception of anything over 10 years ago. P719 ASA - 1997 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Ghia - Scrapped R515 RST - 1998 Rover 216 SLi - Scrapped W322 RDU - 2000 Ford Focus 1.8 LX - Scrapped X804 VSS - 2001 Ford Fiesta 1.3 Flight - Scrapped JEZ 2558 - 1999 Volvo V40 1.8 Auto - Sold to a local man who then sold it on again, but it is still taxed, insured and MOTd OW05 JMV - 2005 Nissan Primera 1.8 S - Sold to a local woman who has kept it on the road, recently failed MOT but has been repaired and passed AF52 EZU - 2002 Fiat Punto 1.2 Active - Sold to a local man who kept it on the road until the MOT expired, upon which it was never tested and is now SORNed and not insured All in all, it's a rather depressing trip down memory lane, considering all but two of the vehicles listed are dead
  11. Can't argue with that! The best you can do is take the forecast and expect the exact opposite.
  12. I don't like the humidity and heat coming back only a few hours after the storm, which I hoped would clear the air. Nope, back to square one!!
  13. I do like checking my tyres to find that I still have another couple of thousand miles left before replacement is necessary. I was getting worried that I'd need to do them this month, which would stretch my finances and result in only being able to buy budget tyres. If I do it next month I can splash out a bit and go for some better quality tyres to last a few years. Looking at the options, Toyo Proxes CF2 seem like the best choice.
  14. That'll be because the call centre agents have sales targets to meet. If they take a call and it doesn't convert to a sale, it will negatively affect their performance targets. To the customer it (rightly) feels uncomfortable, but they are only doing their job unfortunately. That's why I only deal with companies who are not desparate for sales and employ a more relaxed approach.
  15. I don't like having to venture out in a thunderstorm to dump a car-load of trash at the landfill... I'm glad we're getting the storm though, as it has been needed for weeks to clear the humidity.