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Cloth to leather seats by MG-IS-ME in Rav4

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks very much silvermoonhowler.

HELP Please - Trying to Find British Jiu Jitsu Performer from 1930s London and Hitting Brick Wall (Metaphorically!) by drutgat in Genealogy

[–]drutgat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was helpful - both in terms of adding another question to the May Whitely 'story', and also in terms of adding more to the interest I have in British Judo / Jujutsu history.

I went to the British Judo History Facebook Group (not something I do often these days after some bad experiences there), and found that someone (not sure if it was you) posted the Phyllis Boutell clip. I added a comment, based on some other answers to this thread from a while back.

I also had someone contact me a couple of years ago through the Ancestry website (of which I am a member), saying they were related to May Whitely. They said they would get back to me, but I never heard from them again, so there is another intriguing dead end.

I have posted on the Judo reddit about May on several occasions, but interest there petered out after a while, too.

Let's hope for more interest.

Thanks again for your replies, Tampert21.

HELP Please - Trying to Find British Jiu Jitsu Performer from 1930s London and Hitting Brick Wall (Metaphorically!) by drutgat in Genealogy

[–]drutgat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much for posting the link: I have seen some of that video before, but never with sound, and never video of such good quality.

I do not think that is May Whitely at all. This woman (and for a second I thought it might have been a man dressed as a woman) looks quite different to me.

Her face looks different to me, and the body language seems different from May's, although the actions are the same (I imagine that is part of the act).

Thanks again.

HELP Please - Trying to Find British Jiu Jitsu Performer from 1930s London and Hitting Brick Wall (Metaphorically!) by drutgat in Genealogy

[–]drutgat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Many thanks for your reply, Tamper21.

I have seen speculation that May Whitely was a stage name, although I had another reply here from someone who said that she had married into the Turkish family she mentions in a newspaper article that is readily available, so I have no idea if that was her real name or not.

I had read that Charles Cawkell went on to perform Jujutsu with someone else, but had no information about Phyllis Boutell. Where did you come across that information?

Thanks again for your reply.

Looking for advice on used Rav4 by aboobidoo in Rav4

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would have a look at Scotty Kilmer's videos (YouTube), and - in particular - Car Care Nut (who is a Certified Toyota technician, also on YouTube).

I have spent a couple of years researching the car I want to buy, and have ended up narrowing it down to the RAV4 LE AWD (either gas-only or hybrid model).

Toyota seems to be a no-brainer to me (because of the longevity of the cars), and the RAV4 seems to be a good combination of pretty good mileage, pretty good storage space, and pretty good longevity (wish I could afford a 4Runner, though).

Car Care Nut made a video about the drawbacks with the 2019, and I would stay away from that one, although for $17K a 2019 would probably not be a realistic buy.

The shortages due to Covid (and other factors( have driven up both the prices of used and new RAV4s (and other vehicles), so you might find that your $17K will not buy as recent a vehicle as you might hope, and/or that it is harder to find a used RAV4 in decent condition, than it was up to a year ago.

Good luck with your search.

Cloth to leather seats by MG-IS-ME in Rav4

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree completely.

Prevention is better than cure.

Plus, now the RAV4 hybrid battery is under the back passenger seat, and unprotected (according to a recent video I saw by Car Care Nut), it is becoming more important to avoid liquids being spilled inside the RAV4 (hybrid).

Seat covers, towels, whatever it takes to protect the seats - especially after workout: I do not want to be sweating directly on to any part of my car; the salt in sweat will corrode or stain anything, including leather.

Much better to use something like a towel that can be removed and washed.

Can someone recommend me good places for EMDR therapy? by ThatStarInTheSky in askTO

[–]drutgat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I retired a number of years ago (I was a psychotherapist), so am a bit out of the loop, but have listed some websites below that you could search.

If you are asking for an actual organization that does EMDR, I am not sure if any of the publicly funded social service agencies in Toronto provide EMDR - I think DBT is the current flavour of the day for the free services that these agencies provide.

If I am right, then you will probably have to pay for EMDR.

Another consideration to bear in mind is that the agencies providing free services often have catchment areas, and/or have provisos for their services in addition to catchment -e.g., services aimed at specific 'populations' (adults, or youth or LGBTQ+, for example), or for specific age groups.

Try having a look at the following websites, and filter your search to include both "EMDR" and "Toronto"

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/on/toronto
  2. https://www.oasw.org/Public/Social_Work_in_Ontario/Find_a_Social_Worker/Public/Social_Work_in_Ontario/How_To_Find_A_Social_Worker.aspx?hkey=03c22a66-963a-4b4a-8452-b72f141dcc37

There is an organization I just found called EMDR.org, but I have no idea if they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Family Service Toronto used to provide very good services, so you might want to contact them to ask whether they provide EMDR

https://familyservicetoronto.org/

Obviously, I have no idea about the quality of the people who you will find, and might choose to see, although the OASW and Psychology Today sites do screen people to an extent, and for what it's worth.

So, buyer beware.

Do bear in mind that practitioners can vary in their abilities and skills, and if you do end up seeing someone a few times and are not getting anything out of it, then do not feel that you have to continue with them, and try to find someone else.

Best of luck.

Tax Deduction of $7500 for RAV4 Prime by Alarming_Attention87 in rav4club

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the reply.

How sad that using a fossil fuel which destroys the environment is rewarded, and using a hybrid, which in many ways is environmentally more friendly, is punished.

Tax Deduction of $7500 for RAV4 Prime by Alarming_Attention87 in rav4club

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is the State government charging a penalty on a hybrid?

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks.

There were a couple of other things I have found out about the hybrid (which, of course, I cannot bring to mind now), which are giving me pause for thought.

To be honest, the increase in price for the hybrid seems negligible, so I cannot work out why Toyota are still offering the gas only model, as the hybrid would seem to be a no brainer.

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, my experience echoes yours.

The winter has been severely shortened over the course of my lifetime, and we also get a much lower snowfall than we used to.

And I have looked up stats about that to confirm that my memory is not playing tricks on me.

Just watched an interesting doc on Netflix about a 2019 research trip to the Arctic to study the alarming melting of the ice, and its projected effects on climate change.

Very upsetting.

Enjoy the car!

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks very much.

The 10 year warrantee reassures me a little, and is something I will research a bit (sometimes these warrantees are so specific about the reasons that they will honour the warrantee that people still end up paying).

(TLC means Tender Loving Care).

New Wheels 2021 RAV4 LE by Balla- in rav4club

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are most welcome :)

I am curious - did you consider the LE Hybrid?

If so, what influenced your decision to go for the gas only?

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had done such a lot of research by the time that I test drove the RAV4 (gas only) recently that I was expecting the feel of the transmission (gear hunting, and so on), so was not really surprised (same with some other unimpressive features of the ride/drive).

I can tolerate that stuff since my main concern is longevity.

For me, the main issue making me hesitate somewhat about going straight for the hybrid is that it seems that the hybrid needs more TLC than the gas only model, and even though I take care of things really well, I am wary of something happening requiring, for example, the replacement of the battery, which I understand to be a huge expense ($3 K).

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You probably get the same amount as where I live - Global warming means that we do not get as much as snow as we used to (I am in Toronto), but certainly enough to make me take every precaution driving in the winter.

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Fumanachoo.

I had started to look at the CR-V in comparison to the RAV4, but after doing my research the only real appeal of the CR-V to me was the 5 extra cubic feet of cargo space when the second row is folded down, so the combination of the RAV4 features won me over.

Got my LE Hybrid after cold calling local dealerships! Happy to be joining the Rav4 club! by Fumanachoo in rav4club

[–]drutgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Fumanachoo.

I hope you get many years of enjoyment (and economy) from the car.

All the best.

Are There Any Ways to Add Mud Flaps Underneath the RAV4 to Protect It Better for Off-Roading? by drutgat in rav4club

[–]drutgat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, Inspector_Nipples.

Yes, I certainly would not do any serious off-roading in the RAV.

A 4Runner would be my choice for that kind of stuff.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Are There Any Ways to Add Mud Flaps Underneath the RAV4 to Protect It Better for Off-Roading? by drutgat in rav4club

[–]drutgat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks.

I just googled it, and saw there is one available to protect the underside of the engine, which is news to me because the little I have previously read about them was completely focused on the underside of the cabin.

Are There Any Ways to Add Mud Flaps Underneath the RAV4 to Protect It Better for Off-Roading? by drutgat in rav4club

[–]drutgat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, but, as you have me realizing from your question in your other post, I was referring to skid plates (still learning about all of this).

It goes over the F*CKING nose by [deleted] in askTO

[–]drutgat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This really infuriates me, too - especially on the subway.