Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Action-packed Day - Still Hot


This evening, uploading the pictures seems to have finally defeated me. My 'bragadocia' words of yesterday about 'workarounds' and helping others, have come back to haunt me. For some reason the necessary 'window' doesn't appear on cue. Probably it is a routine 'blogger-hitch' and in due course I shall be able to edit this and include the pictures. Finally managed the lacewing? At 4.30am.

My day started with a trip to the blood-clinic at the Doctors and even at 9.10am they were running late. I took a bag of old WebUser magazines and (with permission) distributed them on the heaps. My intention was to give people a change from Good Housekeeping or People's Friend. And it worked. Before I was called into the surgery (9.40am) three blokes had each picked up a copy. They might actually buy a copy one day. The rest of the day passed without a call from the Clinic so my level can't be that bad.

Then we had the Ntl installation engineer. Up till today we have had my Ntl Broadband, and a phone line from Ntl in Y's name. They offered us a deal of the two together, plus digital TV, for £30 a month. And while we were 'at it' we've moved the TV into the big room and rearranged things because of the space left by the sideboard that was. It looks completely different of course, and it makes the TV look very small ! So ......... I've been reading the 'stuff' and there is lots to learn. For a start there is a TV equivalent of the BBC Radio's 'listen again' service. Any BBC TV programme that one has missed in the last seven days, can be watched, and paused, and rewound etc....

In the afternoon we decided to do some shopping. Air-conditioned Supermarkets DO have advantages in this weather. And also, on spec, we rang David and Helen to see if they would like us to drop-off the little bible-story book, before they go on holiday. David said that Helen's Mum and Dad were there but it would be nice if we went over for a cup of tea. We did and spent a very pleasant hour with them. David, Helen's Dad and I sat in the kitchen and talked about old cars, and the ladies and the girls sat in the other room and talked about whatever ladies talk about. Sky and Brooke have had their hair cut much shorter, and it really suits them both.

It is a shame about the pictures because I had managed to photograph a lacewing on the kitchen window and after countless efforts, managed to get a well-focussed shot. Perhaps later .....

3 comments:

Bungus said...

I trust none of the mags you left in the Drs Waiting Room had dates in this century. The shock of that in itself could cause patients to take a turn for the worse.

I am not too envious of your new TV facilities. We can only get four channels and, given a minimum four hours a day of live viewing, I still have unviewed recordings piling up.

Even our next-door-but-four Newsagent / Convenience Store has air conditioning. I nip down there to cool off every hour on the hour. Well ...

Yes, it is a pity about the temporary loss of picture for which you apologise. I hope you soon satisfactorily resolve matters.

Bungus said...

Lovely lacewung. A smashing picture.

Bungus said...

I think it is a lacewung rather than a lacewing - but they are so hard to tell apart.