Sunday, 9 September 2012

a few things

i went back to work this week and survived.  yay.  i just realized yesterday that it's only 17 months before i retire.  yikes!  i took the g/kids out for lunch and shopping yesterday.  we had a fab day and were all a bit tired by the time we got back to their place.  my daughter made me a cappuccino in their new (father's day present) coffee machine.  very nice.  i like my coffee :)  we bought lots of stuff.  i even started on my christmas presents.  just started.  my dil returned from cairns.  her mum's op was postponed until next thursday.  let's hope it goes ahead without problems.  i haven't caught up with her yet.

i woke up this morning and turned the laptop on, as you do.  it had crashed AGAIN. what the?  it's happened twice before and i've restored it.  shouldn't happen at all as it's only a few months old if that.  so....  this time i had no choice but to take it back to factory default. i lost all my unsaved stuff, including my tax file for this year.  i printed it out. :(  ahhhh.  i put chrome back on.  i've been using firefox coz chrome kept crashing and doing weird things.  for example, it loads in chinese and then offers to translate it.  i've checked all of my settings and they all say i'm in australia and speak and type ENGLISH.  not very well i grant you.  :)  how rude!

as i was getting ready to go shopping a while ago i looked out of the bathroom window upstairs and there was a man lying face down next to the back of the office wall in the cemetery workyard.  i've told you i have a cemetery on one boundary and a park on the other.  i look into the workyard of the cemetery from my bathroom window.  it gets very dusty some days with their machinery etc.  anyhoo.  i didn't know what to do.  next time i looked he had rolled over onto his back and was looking at his mobile.  then, the next time i looked he was gone.  omg how spooky.  no, he wasn't a ghost.  well, at least i don't think so.  :)

i'm listening to the new bob dylan cd on itunes (click here) and thinking about island holidays.


  1. Wouldn't it be nice to be there right now. Sorry to hear about your computer problems...most frustrating.

  2. what a time you have had!
    Thanks fr the link to the new BOB stuff! Listening to it right now! :-)

  3. So you live near 'the dead centre'.
    It's a bummer your laptop crashes and not good you lost some stuff.
    Nice photos and it's good you got on ok at work this week.
    All the best.

  4. nice and intimate post...
    although some are problems faced by you...
    beautiful pictures...

  5. Seventeen months might seem like a long time until your retirement, but it will pass in a flash. Enjoy the time while you can. I miss working more than i would have thought. I'm sure my last boss would be shocked to hear me admit this.

  6. Computers can be pains in the bum. My old machine finally went to the repair man today. Don't know if it's fixable yet...

    17 months and counting!....


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