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    Morning all
    CBS, etc, but hints of ground frost earlier.
    …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


      Too many things this week. Monday dentist then lunch with sons, Tuesday boring footpath inspector meeting then karaoke in the evening, yesterday group walk followed by "book reading", aka chatting about bollux group, tomorrow creative writing group followed by loony lady 1 walk.

      Thank de lawd for a free day today, apart from boring shopping.
      Last edited by xoggoth; 18 April 2024, 09:17.

      If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
      John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)


        Lunch has been sausages in finger rolls; very nice

        Cloudy out now, but it's that sort of thin high stuff rather than a gloomy overcast

        The chap who mows the lawns is busy lawnmowing. The big one has been done, so now he's going around doing all the little ones. One of the magpies has been down bimbling around on the big one over near the hedge, and the newly-trimmed state appeared to meet with its approval


          Evening all

          It's been a sunny but cloudy day today. Currently 13 degrees and the high was 14. Barometer up again to 1021 mBar

          This morning the landlady came round to look at few things that need maintenance. Forgot to mention the continuing issue with the gas hob that she keeps sending someone to fidget with but they never actually fix it. After that, I faffed a bit. Then arranged and had a call with a chap about a job. Then worked on that dashboard I mentioned yesterday.

          I need to figure out how to transform a table that's built for user friendly input into one that will render the required chart in Power BI. All the other tweaks have been made so I ought to be done with it tomorrow.


            Tea: steak pie, being the one with Hobgoblin stout gravy that I made the other week. Still got a few more portions left in the freezer

            Accompanied by another old Police Interceptors

            I started messing around with the emoji ring stuff, but I can't really be bothered. So I'm going to read my book instead


              A few more chapters of Julia read

              Time for an early night now. Not only is it Friday tomorrow, it's also my last day of work for a week! So the sooner it gets here and gets done with, the better

              Goodnight all


                Morning denizens

                Grey start out, being a proper overcast this time, and a bit breezy with it. Currently 8°C, which is a milder start than yesterday, but only getting up to 12°. The barometers are back down a bit at 1003/1011mB


                  Morning all
                  Couldn't drag myself out of bed early enough for the usual walk, so only managed just over 6km this morning, but that means I've done 200km of dog walking so far this month.

                  TFIF, etc.
                  …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore







                    Chilly in here at 13.2 deg, 12.5 in the kitchen, 13 deg in the leanto.

                    1017mBar, 30.03 in Hg, 762.8 Torr, 14.75 psi, (down from 1018 last night), 77% RH (GDR hair), 70% RH (Lidl electric).

                    Meanwhile on the 19th of September 2019 there was discussion on Theremin's "The Thing", engineering mistakes on the 737Max, "Mr Holmes" being set in 1947, and NF's revised schedule of cleansing for his hearing aids following the pustulent ear episode of some weeks prior.

                    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom & drizzle.

                    Lunch: beans (cheesy) on toast etc. plus some stewed gooseberries.

                    Entertainment: the last 7 minutes of the Y&Y replacement bollox about cycling etc.

                    Freecell score in the rain: 86%, running average: 86%.

                    Sun's out.

                    Veronica Mars S1 E14 "Mars vs Mars": the naughty teacher one. Statue. Tory. Rape. as someone (Neal Washington) once said to JD Larue.

                    Tea: breaded cod (or haddock) etc. Nice enough. Managed not to cook it to death.

                    The Mentalist S2 E17 "The Red Box". The stolen Cleopatra's ring one. That chap that used to be on Taggart turned up (he was also in BTVS & Angel IIRC).

                    Curse of the Ancients: Alice Roberts on the end of the Roman Empire. I wonder if I'll snore by the end of this one.

                    Nope. went <click> after 20 minutes: read book instead.

                    Ancient Murders Unearthed: partial skeleton of an 800 year old Scot. Mildly diverting. Not as good as last week, it being difficult to find a culprit after 800 years.

                    Cursed Treasures: Hell Creek, South Dakota. Tyranosaur called Sue: chap got gaoled for 2 years for no readily apparent reason. King Tut's curse. <click> Too bolloxy even for me.
                    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 20 April 2024, 09:05.
                    When the fun stops, STOP.


                      Morning all

                      Dull and overcast. Some spits of rain but officially no rain forecast until this evening. Currently 12 degrees with a high of 14 expected. Barometer down to 1017 mBar.

                      In the hairdressers this morning, getting the greys painted over.

                      Octopus Energy just emailed me to say they reckon my monthly payments should be £653 a month rather than the £210 I currently pay. I sent a strongly worded email back advising that there is no way I use £7800 worth of energy a year and could they check if the calculations were factoring in their directors desire for a new yacht.

                      Grumpy now.