emkay

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  1. Where to hide comfortably

    What happened after?  Did your mother repay?
  2. Why are you happy today?

    First world happy...Very happy how easy it was to get IKEA wardrobe doors replaced under their 10 year guarantee.  Took some effort for my husband to find the original receipts from 7 years ago though once he had, replacements were delivered and installed within a few days. Very lovely IKEA lady managed the replacement process.  
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

    Our beloved Louie left us today peacefully.  Despite his cancer diagnosis last year, with palliative care, he enjoyed his life until his last moments.     We will miss him so much...      
  4. Thank you...the locksmith has just been. Much lifting and pushing ensued including removal of the cat flap to hook the handle inside. The door finally opened. No idea yet what needs to be repaired or replaced.
  5. My neighbour asked me to feed her cats.  This morning, the key that I keep and have often used, turned several times though didn’t unlock. I alerted her to the problem though she thought that her key would work.  Now she’s home with her young kids, her key doesn’t work.  She has called a locksmith though it can take some time before he can attend.  Does anyone happen to know of this kind of problem and of any non invasive means to gain entry...any key/door push-pull tricks?  The door/lock is only around 10 years old.  Not directly exposed to the elements and apparently never has any sticking issues.  I guess it has 2-4 locking hinges, similar to ours.  I know it’s a long shot though any advice would be much appreciated 
  6. Why are you happy today?

    Not sure if it’s the same here though I’ve heard that if the father isn’t present at the birth registration, he can be added later and the birth certificate reissued, The old certificate is then invalid.  I made a change to my daughter’s birth certificate and wasn’t required to return the original one. 
  7. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    Thanks again for all advice.  Just in case this helps anyone else...I bumbled my way through calls to Vodafone and to AVM (FRITZ!Box manufacturer).  Vodafone’s response was along the lines on ‘BWOH-EH, you must live in a bunker’ when describing underfloor  heating and steel staircase.  Their advice was firstly to change to cable.  We can’t, too long to explain why. Then, upgrade to a higher level Fritz!Box for double monthly rental, and buy some boosters...no brand recommendations suggested.    AVM’s customer support was very good...quick contact and very happy to explain to the clueless. No, no FRITZ!Box upgrade necessary as the 7530 is perfectly suitable.  They advised we buy these mesh repeaters and that they will definitely work or else return them.  https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07XCRYSDT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1   Work brilliantly, no WiFi issues since.
  8. What has your cardiologist recommended?
  9. My husband was given some guidelines like this from his doc...(similar to this from google). He was advised to ensure that he doesn’t near any maximum levels. Less is more.   You can calculate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220. For example, if you're 45 years old, subtract 45 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 175. This is the average maximum number of times your heart should beat per minute during exercise. Best to check with your heart doctor. 
  10. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    I thanked you for your offer to help regarding the satellite problem we had years ago.  At that time, it was simply a case of a local recommended repairer being able to resolve the problem very quickly.  I have also thanked you and everyone else for any technical advice here on Toytown.  I know that many TT’ers praise you highly and say that you are a wonderful person IRL.  I don’t doubt that at all though I do feel intimidated by your online persona. 
  11. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    Pennies slowly dropping! Before I totally give up for now... So, if we attach a LAN cable into the spare LAN socket on the FRITZ!Box, my daughter could directly connect with her MacBook? She can’t really use our iMac as it’s ancient, slow and has none of her study material in it.  If plugged in, what kind of configuration is necessary? iMac has the FRITZ!box set-up programs on it.  Would this cable work...just found it in a big box of stuff...  
  12. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    Pennies slowly dropping! Before I totally give up for now... So, if we attach a LAN cable into the spare LAN socket on the FRITZ!Box, my daughter could directly connect with her MacBook? She can’t really use our iMac as it’s ancient, slow and has none of her study material in it.  If plugged in, what kind of configuration is necessary? iMac has the FRITZ!box set-up programs on it.  Would this cable work...just found it in a big box of stuff....  
  13. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    Thank you all for your advice especially those who kindly understood my chronic lack of understanding!  My husband has just returned from a routine doc visit and now faced with another unexpected serious health issue. I’ll have to put this on the back burner for now.  Thanks again.  
  14. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    More to do with just needing a simple solution initially as daughter’s uni have confirmed definitely no ,Presence Studium‘ until at least June. Also cost is an issue as we’ve been heavily hit by short working and my husband being off ill for the last few months. If just one room could be cabled (room contains main iMac, FRITZ!box and telephone sockets), that might be a good solution.  Is the above Fritzbox Image speed test a reasonable speed?
  15. Any IT experts out there? Home WIFI problems

    Just got these 2 reports from an analyser app...   In room where FRITZ!box is...   next to Devolo downstairs...   Cant add photo though reports : Ping 6, download 12 and upload 10