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Pause for a moment

Reflect on this…


Now, isn’t that the truth?

I have survived, biting, scratching, posting on eight blogs and three coffees; and it isn’t even 9am.

Celery - Promotes the flow of your water

Celery – Promotes the flow of your water

My water is all bunged up. Now I don’t usually go talking to all and sundry about my water, but today, I’ll make an exception.

Unfortunately, celery is not the answer.

The roof tank is bunged up. Water flowing into the kitchen and bathroom is a mere trickle, not even enough to trigger the element in the shower head.

So, I am waiting for the guy to come along with his ladder and crawl into the roof space and see what’s holding up my water.

Clorinha has decided that the window is a good mean of egress. Remember she fell yesterday? Well twice now, I have found her outside, and that window was the only way out. So she seems to have lost her fear of heights.

Yellow ochre

Yellow ochre

My artwork is progressing. The background has its first undercoat; Titanium White.

What will go on top of that has yet to be decided, but it will probably involve Yellow Ochre, because that’s pretty close to the colour of the circuit board and it contrasts with the dark green of the other piece.

Needs more thought.

Another bright sunny day out there. Clorinha is exploring; maybe I should have called her Dora.

Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer

A change is forecast for tomorrow, cold front creeping up from the south. Dora the Explorer is now investigating the coffee table.

Plans – None

Although I now have a student come at 4pm for a two-hour lesson. And the neighbours have planned another BBQ for today. If it happens, I am invited.

The power situation is slowly resolving itself. The past bills have been paid and the account can now be opened on Monday. But I got a scare last evening, at the close of play a ‘Light’ van came into the street. Drove straight past my house to Lot 18 in the next block. My house is also Lot 18 in our block, I seriously wondered if they were actually looking for my house to cut the power… I didn’t have the receipts to prove that the power was paid, bossette had them across town. However, they eventually drove off, much to my relief. I didn’t fancy a weekend without power.

Once I get my water back, I may/may not consider the dishes.

Lunch is merely a far off thought at the moment, but it could involved steak with blue cheese sauce and wine.

Having been up since before six, I feel a nap is about to happen…

Remember that pop-up from yesterday? I clicked ‘Remind me next year’ ūüôā



Chaos Today

First of all I had to deal with a change in policy by the local power company, that took precedence.

This is what I get when I google the light company...

This is what I got when I googled the light company for an image here. Somebody’s got their algorithms up the wop.

They have changed the billing system, and no longer send accounts to your home. Without going into details as to why, this means I can’t pay my bill, because I don’t have an account.

It was helpful that the company didn’t tell anybody.

I only found out by neighbourhood gossip and it has put me at risk of having the power cut this week.

I explained the position to my bossette, and she has come to the rescue and will open an account on my behalf. Aren’t bossettes wonderful?

Hairy potatoes

I have only managed some posts today. The biggest on a Wednesday is CTWW on Eco-Crap, that’s always a two hour job. I discuss the weekly challenge and talk about PC guts and hairy potatoes this week.

I am in an artistic mood. It happens from time to time, I can’t help it. It’s an affliction that I suffer from.

This time I am recycling my oldest PC case, well beyond it‚Äôs ‚Äėbest by‚Äô date. I want to use the case as a base for a small table for my laptop when I teach classes at home, because my present arrangement is rather precarious and threatens to send the whole lot crashing to the floor.

But that’s not the arty-farty bit.

A couple of weeks ago I rescued an old clock frame from the trash on the street. The clock was stuffed, but the frame was in good condition with the glass intact.

Having gutted the old PC ‚Äď DDR266 which is so old it was steam powered and would grunt and wail if faced with today‚Äôs internet speeds, I was left with a circuit board and bits and pieces‚Ķ

I am now preparing to combine the two and make a portrait of a PC.

I still have to prepare the background which will be an oil painting of some description, haven’t decided yet and assemble. So it’s a case of recycle, repurpose and hang it on the wall. All in good time; you can’t rush art, some would call this procrastination.

If all goes well tomorrow, I may consider painting a background.

But that’s a fluid plan. Plans that extend over the hours of darkness always are.

I felt like doing something like this

I felt like doing something like this

I have just recovered from another PC crash.

The PC just switched off.

And it didn’t want to start again. Operational system failure…

I tried this, I tried that, I tried other things. I tried to repair the problem from the XP disk but the CD-ROM didn’t want to play CD-ROM games. I changed the CD-ROM, no luck there either; I changed it back again. I changed the boot priority, I unchanged the boot priority.

After an hour or more, suddenly the PC decided it wanted to be friendly again and booted normally. Basically, I didn’t change anything. Damned PCs can be cantankerous at times.

The only sensible thing that has happened in the world is that the Philippines Supreme Court approved birth-control much against the wishes of the Catholic church which dominates there.

So without further ado, I’ll blog along and get some more posts done before the Wednesday night football.


I’ll leave you with a thought. All political news should be prefixed with this or a similar warning…




A surprise

aborigineartAustralia has art. I thought they just had kangaroos and a big rock and stuff. You never hear about Australian art. Occasionally you see some aborigine rock drawings and the like.

Australia has culture.

Hot days are over, cold front coming. It’s overcast but still warm. Heavy rain is predicted for tonight.

Cloro likes to sleep on the sofa, in the morning sun, on the printer, on PC table, on lap; but as soon as I lay down for a nap, he has to come and help daddy do the ‘snooze’.

Today is the fourth day with no sofa pee, so things are looking up.

*touch wood*

At the moment he is on my lap, testing the culinary possibilities of a keyboard. Decided there wasn’t a future there, smelly shoes are far more worthy of his attention…

Click on the image for The Guardian page

September 22nd is World Rhino Day. What is one supposed to do? Pet a rhino in your neighborhood, adopt a rhino (wouldn’t the neighbours just love that?), turn your lights off for an hour and have a romantic dinner with your rhino… The possibilities are endless.

Rhinos, such wonderful creatures, good with the kids and ideal if your neighbour parks his car on your footpath, just open the gate and tell your rhino, ‘turn the car over!’ Maybe they are like dogs and like to chase bicycles, or give the postman a horn of a dilemma. Do they play fetch? Can your kids take their rhino to school for pet’s day or ‘show and tell’?

Normally have four shoes in my shoe box, two pair. At the moment I have three shoes, dirty socks and an upside down kitty… I have no idea where the other shoe is. He’s asleep; not surprised, unconscious perhaps, the smell of my shoes would put anyone to sleep.

Must blog along, work in an hour.


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