Archive for the ‘diary’ Category
Okay, pretty infrequent updates lately, but things have settled down now, so I ‘m going to look into writing some browser based game reviews!
I love BBG’s, and just want to write down how I feel about the ones I’ve played, so, there it is, coming up. Just as soon as I watch this playthrough of Shadow of the Colossuss
So I completely missed any posts for July. Obviously, really, as I’ve had other things on my mind:
And I’ve also managed to get myself a proper job, which starts later in the month, so yay.
Which all leaves me, at the moment, wondering what the hell I’m going to do with this blog, website et al.
So I could:
- scrap the lot
- carry on writing randomly
- rethink the whole thing and write about something specific, which could be either:
- write about my adventures in game design
- write about my adventures in parenting
- both (I.e. pretty much just back to random again)
Guess I’ll just have to think this one through : P
As threatened, here is the montage of all the shots I have taken of the rear of the house since we first bought it, right up until us moving in last week. Enjoy!
(YouTube seems to have removed the dissolve transition. oh well.) you can download it for smoother playing by clicking on this internal link: calthorpe quick montage
In the picture you can see our carpenter doing some final finishing on the windows.
There would have been more photos of the progress of the windows, which have really come together over the last week, but due to BT (see previous post) we’re not actually going to have an internet connection until tomorrow (if we’re lucky) so they remain on my hard drive.
I might do a montage. you have been warned.
Other than that, I think I’ve written just about all I can about this renovation project, which quite frankly has gone on for bleedin’ ever.
No picture today. No nothing, in fact. Thanks to BT.
If you try and telephone me today, or yesterday, the day before and god knows how many days from now, you will not succedd. Why? Is all thanks to BT.
As we plan to move into our renovated cottage very soon, I thought it sensible to contact the phone company and ask them to connect us up. All that needs to happen is for an engineer to pop along to our house and take a wire from the telegraph pole and connect it to a wire in our roof.
It all started so well, with the chap at the call centre handling things very well and seeming to understand my situation in a preternaturally human fashion. They would disconnect my existing phone contract on the same day that the engineers comes round to connect my new house. Simple!
Except we al know that that’s not what happened, don;t we? Of course, it’s mind-dumbingly obvious what happened – the engineers just did not turn up! No calls, no voicemail, no emails, no reason. its not as if they were on a tight schedule – I had been given the slot of 8am to 1pm. Nothing.
So, of course, the disconnection went ahead, without a corresponding connection.
So I call them up. After 2 and a half minutes of options I am told that their lines are closed at this time. Lines closed?!? Its the phone company?!?! You’d think they’d have someone to answer the phone!!!
So there’e now nothing I can do about it until Monday, when they’ll probably tell me that the engineer will next be in my area in July and that, no, they are unfortunately unable to reconnect my previous number. Sorry sir.
Well, things are being done, and although the part of the cottage that you can see in this picture is still not finished, we might make an attempt to camp out there this weekend
We’ve had a breeze-block wall taken down and replaced with bricks, which is nice
And yesterday i took delivery of three and a half tonnes of gravel, so that’s all been laid out, which makes it look like a proper house, not just a building site!