Apologies for my roundup being a day late. I have had quite a week, which culminated in me being totally computer-less for the whole of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As feared, my old laptop was terminal so I’ve had to fork out for a new one. I was on Windows 7 and have upgraded to Windows 10, with a super quick processor and hybrid SSD – the fear was that some of my programmes wouldn’t work. I’d been given some really expensive ones, like Lightroom and Microsoft Office Professional and didn’t have the discs to re-install them, so my brilliant engineer simply cloned my old hard drive onto the new machine, then upgraded to Windows 10. Very clever and it looks and works exactly like my old laptop so my poorly brain doesn’t have to learn anything new 🙂
As a family we’ve had a dreadful week. My Mum’s youngest brother died out of the blue on Tuesday evening – he had a heart attack while in the shower. He’s never smoked, didn’t drink, had no health problems, was slim and played loads of golf so got plenty of exercise. He only retired 4 years ago after working like a demon since he was 15 – it’s just so unfair. His wife had been with him since she was 14, so as you can imagine she’s bereft and has no idea how she’ll live without him. I still don’t think it’s sunk in for any of us.
Saturday and Sunday my Camera Club had organized a photography event at a local tourist attraction. I volunteered to man our exhibition stand for 4 hours on Sat and 3 hours on Sun. It was too much and I feel dreadful today with a stonking headache. It didn’t help that I was woken at 3.45am Saturday morning by the farm dog next door barking its head off for over half an hour. I’d only just got back to sleep when the bloody thing set off again just after 5am. I was also woken at 5.15am Sunday morning by its howling, all because it’s now warm and I’ve dared to sleep with my bedroom window open. I’ve been fighting for 4 years with my local Council to get this dog to stop barking at all hours of the day and night with no luck. My next course of action is a formal complaint about the Council’s usless-ness. It’s all so exhausting and stressful though 😦 It’s now 3.15pm and I’m typing this in bed with my bedroom window open……..listening to the dog woof its heart out!
My contact lens trial wasn’t a success. My eyes were too dry for the most moist contact lenses he had. I need a different type of lens but as yet they don’t make them for astigmatism, so it’s back to my glasses until they do 😦
I woke this morning to find I had a flat tyre on the car. There’s an Upholstery business at the top of my drive opposite my garage and they use tiny little pointed tacks which they messily leave everywhere. This is the 4th flat I’ve had in 2 years caused by one of their upholstery pins. On previous occasions the holes have all been fixable, but this time the puncture was too close to the rim so I needed a whole new tyre – the owner had better flippin re-emburse me for it.
The only highlight to my week was an afternoon spent with my Dad in a local bluebell wood. The flowers weren’t quite fully out but it was still beautiful and the scent was amazing, we even saw a fairy! 😉