Toe-rific

Is there a doctor in the house? (Dammit, I’ve now got “Doctorin’ the house” in my head… 80s house music at it’s finest. Or lowest. I digress). For the past couple of days I’ve had a mild tingling in my big toe. Not quite full on pins and needles, more a mild numbness. Difficult to describe. There is nothing obvious to the eye, it doesn’t hurt to touch but no amount of manipulation will make it go away. Doesn’t matter how I position my foot either, it’s still there. It’s not enough to keep me awake and I soon forget about it. In fact I’ve only just remembered that I first noticed it last week. Hmmmm, any suggestions? And any …

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C500 Update

For anyone (OK, for Richard) who has an Orange C500 Smartphone, there is now an update available. It’s a 22MB download, but adds the ability to send Video via MMS and upgrades the GPRS speed from Class 8 to Class 10 (faster browsing of the internet). It WILL wipe your phone but a quick re-sync and re-install of your apps and you should be sorted – I’d backup first though, just in case.

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I hate sod

Spent the morning ripping up floorboards in an effort to locate the source of our mysterious drip. To no avail. Plumber turned up. Ripped up some more floorboards, declared everything dry but wanted to hear this drip. We waited. The house in silence. 10 minutes later, after turning the heating on and off, jimmying the radiator thermostats open and closed and bashing some pipes with a spanner… nothing. No sound. Between us we concluded that whatever we’d done had fixed the problem. We sat in silence for another 5 minutes, just in case. Still nothing so I thanked him and he went on his way. Our bowls of soup for lunch were soon joined by an instantly recognised sound. The …

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Motivation

What makes you tick? What makes you complete that list of tasks? ARE you a do-er? Or a planner? I’m definitely a planner, but tomorrow I have to turn into a do-er. To much to do you see. No more time to rethink, reconsider and rework the order. Things need done. Any tips? How do I become a do-er?

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Quiet Sympathy

Bit wet ain’t it. Cats and Dogs and all that. Somewhere in the hazy depths of my memory I seem to recall that I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t coincide with the visit from the plumber, who’s coming to investigate the dripping noises coming under the floorboards in the bedroom (I’ll be checking them myself tonight as well). Nothing like getting all your services sorted on the same day eh! Still at least I know it’ll be quiet at home. Louise still has no voice, and I’ve found myself whispering along in sympathy. Mind you, I’m not so happy about her chosen mode of communication. You see I have a habit of getting ‘lost’ in books. I …

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Yesterday is tomorrow

The advantage of having a day off work is having a day off work.The disadvantage of having a day off work is how it throws your entire week off-kilter. Today is Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. The mantra, repeated over and over, won’t help. I’ll spend the day running late for meetings, and thinking I’ve got an extra day to get things done. This isn’t helped by the current state of my bank account (for some reason these facts are related in my head.. I have no idea why). Our new mortgage is now in place, and we got a nice cheque back as well. However I need to pay the financial advisor, the holiday we’ve booked for …

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Crapola

Isn’t the TV awful on a Monday night. Just as well I’ve got a weekend’s worth of web time to catch up on. In other news, I almost forgot to mention what Louise got me for my birthday. It’s the best present I’ve had in ages, brilliant in it’s subtle perfection. Laryngitis. No, not me. Her. Think about it… OK, so I really should stop laughing at her teeny tiny squeaky voice, but it is kinda weird having so much silence in the house. Now I’m not saying my wife talks non-stop but [insert bad Bob Monkhouse style one-liner]. To tell the truth, I’m not sure what’s she gotten me, because she’s still waiting for it to arrive from Amazon. …

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