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The other day master and myself were in the car, master was driving whilst try to park, another car was cutting along masters parking space so being a gent he tried to move out of  her way.  Well!!! what a noise of metal crunching, he had only gone into a metal barrier, did you not see that barrier i said, must admit i did not see it or know it was there, any way (Glad it was not ME) but i had to sort it out, we had to have a new door fitted, telephone rang 4 days later car was ready to pick up, went to pick car up and checked the new door, wow what a good job Antony from Pye Bridge had done, thanks Antony you would not know that was a new door,  just a minute said Antony it's the door round the other side, well didn't I feel a fool what can one say (it's a age thing)

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Today I have mostly been playing with a new Android tablet. 

My old one was a very cheap 'unbranded' Chinese jobby.  It sort of worked but was more than a bit 'flakey'.  For a long time I hardly bothered with it at all.. but it came into its own used with the App needed to control my Innuos Music Server.  Except that to do that.. it needed to connect via Wi-Fi.  It started failing to do so ..sometimes needing to be re-set, switched on and off and thrown at the wall a few times to get it to work...

 

I began investigating possible replacements and naturally it then started to behave itself.. until a couple of days ago when... Mrs Col complained that I had left the tablet on the floor... exactly where I've been leaving it for years...not on the floor.. but just under a coffee table..  Oddly.. the tablet now has a cracked screen. It wasn't me.. but I have narrowed the suspects down to ...  A.. Mrs Col..... or  B .... A very heavy and clumsy house fly...

 

Eitherway, I needed a new Tablet... So today I bought a Samsung Tab A.  It is very far from being the pinnacle of Android Tablets.. but it's more than adequate for my needs and beautifully made.

 

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Today looks like it may actually not rain.  A good day for putting assorted bulbs into containers.

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So, yesterday I planted up 70 tulip bulbs across two containers and another full of white narcissus.. or narcissi?

 

The hardest bit is mixing up the compost.  I mix about 3 parts potting compost with 1 part grit and a few handfuls of 'farmyard manure'.. of the variety purchased in bags.  The rest is up to the bulbs.

 

Apart from a bit of a tidy up. I usually don't do much in the garden from Sept.. until things start happening in the spring.  This year I'm making a concerted effort to get things organised from now onward, so there's much less tidying and stuff to do in the spring.

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I need to walk to help my back to get stronger, I got into a routine and felt good but this rain has put a damper on it and now the snow:angry2:

This means I go walk about in the house or go across to my daughters and walk on the treadmill. That seems to be the correct thing to do but I'm not sure I can climb the stairs. I can't climb into the car without pain. Roll on Monday when I have a checkup again in Turin. Oh well...let's see if I can find some hidden corners of the house to appreciate.

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On 11/10/2019 at 1:09 PM, DJ360 said:

Today looks like it may actually not rain.  A good day for putting assorted bulbs into containers.

 

I too have 75 spring bulbs to plant in containers but at the moment it's just not going to happen. I can't do it and everyone is too busy to buy the compost and plant them.

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Our rescue Jack Russel arrived yesterday -  lovely little chap named Patch. We have never seen the cats move so fast! He turned out to be a good dog to walk. Quite affable with other dogs and owners (a lot of dog walker here) and good fun. He slept in his new bed after being shooed from ours. The cats returned overnight but this morning, as soon as they heard Patch coming down stairs they were off at high speed. They went through the cat flap so fast that they smashed it! I hope that one of them is not injured. The acrylic flap was smashed in half and the edges are quite sharp.

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Good but tiring day today. Had my checkup this afternoon and all is well. X-ray was in agreement with the last one I had in hospital. I can now take this re enforced corset off and boy oh boy what a relief. I've also been given the ok to drive providing I don't do too much swiveling. Next checkup in 6 months. Now very tired but happy.

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On 10/14/2019 at 10:33 AM, DJ360 said:

Check up on DHL tracking site showed they'd picked it up from Birmingham on Tues. 8th and sent it to East Midlands. 

 

SWMBO ordered a sonic cleaner (weighing 3Kg) for my birthday on 1st November. It was sent out the same day by the company and fell into the hands of YODEL. Checking the tracker it seems that Yodel delivered it through their own company letterbox over a week ago. A complaint last week promised to sort it out - still no goods......I still can't work out how they could deliver it through ANY letterbox let alone their own?!

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Compo we have a pellet stove and it's been caput for almost a week. Called our usual firm to come to fix it but they were unindated with work , called another firm and they were the same. The second one rang today to say one of his colleagues was in the area so he called in and found it was one of the pumps  that had failed and he wasn't qualified as he was an engineer for stoves,but said for the first to bring a pump when they come tomorrow. It's cold and hasn't stopped raining for days so we are suffering with hot water from immersion heater, electric fires and a godsend of a Camino which has 3 outlets and is at present burning logs. 

Hope they remember to bring the pump tomorrow.

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Too hot here today with a forecast top temperature of 42 deg C, that is a 107 in the old money.

The entire state is in a fire ban with catastrophic conditions for many areas. That means if a fire starts the emergency services will have almost no hope of controlling it in the high winds.

Meanwhile over in NSW over 4,000 sq miles of land has been burnt in the recent and ongoing fires.

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