Last Xmas the daughter and son-in-law (plus kids) were here for a few weeks… not long enough really but that’s another story, but one of Mark’s best features (apart from really being good for the daughter) is how hard he works. Even on holiday it was hard to keep him still! 🙂 Something he did … More Last Xmas he took it apart…
Life in this house, as I have pointed out on many occasions, is fraught with random chaotic intrusions into what should be an orderly balanced existence. Yesterday was a typical example. The day began well enough, yet swiftly deteriorated into chaos and confusion… as do a lot of my simple, easy to implement plans. I’ll … More The saga continues.
Oh goodie… more jinx. Seems virtually *all* my ‘earning’ websites have disappeared off the net. I’m in the middle of contacting the hosting support staff to see what happened, when it happened and how long it’ll take to get them back… *if* they can get them back. In addition I looks like two domains renewals … More It's raining, it's pouring.
So yet again I turn up at the Garage, hoping to use up one of the two car was vouchers I bought on 6th Feb (see “Jinxed Moi?“). Both expire tomorrow so needed to be used. I thought let’s use one tonight… then use the other tomorrow. Individual washes really aren’t that good actually so … More More jinx: Car wash (again)
The youngest daughter goes ice-skating and she really loves it. Whether she’ll become a world champion is open to some doubt of course, but she’s been having lessons three times a week and making progress. Her coach is Galina Pachin, who is an international world class skater. To see a couple of the stars Galina … More The politics of ice-skating.
It seems to me the service industries are providing less and less in the way of ‘service’, at least as far as customer interaction is concerned. My beef this time is with the national carrier ‘Telstra’ who, since they are trying on the one hand to become commercially viable whilst at the same time pander … More Telstra service chaos.
From this day forward let no one question the existence of “The Jinx”!! This story is ridiculous… yet also painful so please bear in mind as you snigger, that I’m still feeling the effects. 🙂 To begin, the best place is usually the beginning. As some of you know both my kids are in the … More Oh my poor toe!!
At the local Shell garage is a car wash. Now as is well known I’m really not the most energetic of people and some things are just too much effort. This being so, and the car being so big, I tend to take it to the car wash in preference to doing it myself. I’m … More Jinxed? Moi?
I was up early this morning, around 6:00 a.m., to take the youngest to her ice skating lesson. Whilst waiting for her to dress I sat quietly by the computer as is my way, reading the online news and trying to stay awake. I was sitting in a reverie when the cat began meowing outside … More Of mice and men… and cats.
Moving away from the sadness of the last post, we come back to my ongoing struggle with reality. Almost literally moving from the sublime to the the ridiculous. We discovered in short order just how much of a problem the collapse of the car was to be. To begin with, our Chrysler Voyager is a … More Homeward bound (1).