Monday Fair

It’s the Glasgow Fair today, in other words it’s a Glasgow Bank Holiday. I don’t get bank holidays though but having slept in for work (!!) I’m going to work at home. As for WHY I slept in… well Louise is off all week, and I guessed we both just flaked out and slept through my alarm. Cue sudden wake up when, through one half-open eye, I read my clock and it says 09.57.

Mind you it was a bit of a crazy weekend even though we didn’t do much other than cleaning, tidying, cutting, weeding, hacking, pulling, dusting, wiping, scrubbing, washing, filling, emptying, and a lot of other -ing words. Louise’s parents arrive on Wednesday.

I hardly touched my PC all weekend which I have to admit was a nice change, might try it again sometime. This DID mean that I’ve got a bit of a backlog on my “PC-based” todo list, which includes mocking up a site design for my best mate who has just started his own company. It also includes reformatting this site to make it more accessible, sorting the display issues on IE 5.5, and re-adding the search box which seems to be absent without leave (I don’t recall removing it… did someone nick it?)

I DID spend a few hours on Saturday trying to hook up a wireless network at my sister-in-laws house. They have two PCs and I thought I’d go for the same setup that I use at home… would the damn thing work? Would it buggery!!! Still pissed off about that, will try again next weekend (when it will probably work first time without me changing a thing). Computers, don’t ya just love them?

We also managed to source a new gas fire. It’s lovely. Inset, brushed steel surround, clean lines, light colours, and only £750. Sounds like a lot, but we’d seen it elsewhere for £1250 and above and dismissed it as too expensive. Which reminds me that we have another “wee man” coming round to quote us for a new boiler/removal of the back boiler. Here’s hoping he’s closer to the £2k mark or that lovely new fire we both covet is out of the equation (and it is very much an equation, we are determined to stick to our budget)

Finally, it seems like my brother-in-laws Ménière’s is now attacking his other ear. He’s almost deaf in one ear already, and had bad attack last night. He’s booked into the specialists tomorrow. Fingers crossed it’s something else. He’s only 33. Good luck Paul.

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Long time blogger, Father of Jack, geek of many things, random photographer and writer of nonsense.

Doing my best to find a balance.

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