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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Things to do...

Yesterday was another lovely Monday off - there's been a continental chill in the air (lovely!) but we managed to get a few bits done.

The main jobs today were to fix Christopher's glasses (fortunately it was only a tiny screw in the arm that came loose; I wish I had some fixing resin), do a little birthday shopping (lots of our nephews and neices were born this time of year!) and replace the taps in the bathroom sink (a task best carried out on a weekday, in case a plumber is required!)

After buying an essential basin wrench from B&Q (although Screwfix sell it for less, I couldn't have made it there and back in time for the school run!), I set about the first pair of taps, and was rather pleased that I'd finished them by the the time I had to take Chris to cubs. They look quite good, I think, and - most importantly - turn off very positively!

We've been having all kinds of trouble with the internet of late, too, so I'm also planning to swap out the current router (a popular Linksys WRT54G v1.1 running Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c) with our 'spare' - another WRT54G v1.0, running DD-WRT v23 SP2, to eliminate yet another potential cause. Despite having spent twenty minutes on the phone to Virgin Media last week, the situation hasn't improved, and we're regularly completely disconnected from the internet for up to five minutes at a time.

I was invited to a pub quiz last night, up in Sandy, with my mate Nik. A couple of his friends had dropped out, so I thought I'd drive up to join him. Not having a great deal of experience or expertise at such things, I was most surprised to discover that we came third! (And before you ask, there were about ten teams..)

Unfortunately, when I arrived home, I discovered that Eleanor's goldfish (Princess Petals) had leapt out of the tank she shares with Silver Spy and it was far too late to save her. Since the light broke in the lid of the tank, I had taken to leaving the lid off so the fish could have some natural light. It's a shame that such a trivial thing led to her demise, but the children took it well, and - as soon as the kitchen's back to normal - we'll replace her, and sort out the light!

So there's definitely plenty to do - I have some audio to edit down, and sound effects to find, too. It's just finding the right place to start!

Posted by james at November 13, 2007 9:03 PM

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