Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nerve Racking

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When I get up, its just how I thought it would be. Wet food not touched , dry food well down.

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I climb into the motor and head to work with some discs in my bag.

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Sometime later around my parents, I open the car door.

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Here are the discs, a firmware update for the sat nav,

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and a map boot up disc and SD card with the maps on.

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And so we get ready.

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Now the only reason I can figure that the car and sat nav were not talking together properly is that the satnav isn’t the original one but a refurbished one. And I imagine the original one died as someone tried to do, what I am about to do and upgrade it, unofficially. I have been sent some specific instructions to follow.

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First the firmware upgrade.

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Man this is slow. I mean slow.

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There is a lot of switching on and off and on of the unit automatically,

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man tis is taking some time to do. Thankgod we have a good battery on it.

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It’s still doing it….

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Nearly there,

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It has restarted again,

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now we have a message in some foreign language.

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and then we have what we want. A successful message,

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I switch it on and see, yep it is booting up.

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I then go into the secret settings menu and

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check the software number it has been upgraded to.

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I also check the maps version as we are about to try to update those too.

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Disc in and turn the unit off and on.

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We get a message and

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then some acceptance screens,

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which we accept.

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The unit that turns off and on a couple of times before

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hitting this screen, where by the instructions I was given warned it would look like nothing was happening and would sit at 31% unit finished.

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Which would be in 30 minutes.

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I left it and went and had tea.

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When I came back i could see the disc had ejected itself and

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a successful screen had come on.

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As instructed I reset the unit using the key presses and it then rebooted and came back on.

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and there you go V15 maps. Wow sorted, all upto date.

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And with that I say goodnight to these two soppy things.

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So contended.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Scold

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I go and see Les, he has an some kind of accident and isn’t well. I take him to do some shopping and in Asda I look for Whiskas cat soup, but they don’t have any. They do however have their own brand cat soup. I already know though she isn’t going to it eat. Mind at a quid a pack I’m going to give it a go.

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I fill her bowl and then sit and wait for her to put her head around the corner. I already know though, I do…

Monday, November 26, 2018

Straight and Narrow

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I get up and wash and put something on for breakfast.

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As I look outside I see it is perfect drive building weather.

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I do some menial tasks and then have an early morning builders tea break.

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I sit down and my eyes wander around the garden.

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For some reason up this corner the garden thinks its spring.

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We have a small abundance of rose flowers.

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Delicate and fully matured.

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I also spot dinner hanging on a branch.

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Some things though have just come too late. But a notable try.

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I wander back towards the work area and get back on with it.

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More soil moved.

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and the front edging strip goes from this

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to this. Now fully concreted it, at least I’ll be able to drive over it.

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Time though to mix some more and to start stage two.

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I get the cover up.

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And lay the edging strips in a straight line.

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Many hours later it is done, and then covered in case a frost forms.

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I am pleased with the effort today.

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And at the end of it, not a lot may have looked to have changed. But it has.

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Time to mop the floor.

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and have a relaxing bath, I ache everywhere.

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Then eventually I see what there is to eat. Ah you can tell my dad has been here helping me. Two scones have gone and it wasn’t me.

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