Archive for January, 2008

Time passes…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Time passes…

It’s been a while since the last post, I guess I’ve been distracted by technology and infuriating web games.

The bathroom is finally finished, plumbed, tiled, painted, decorated, the works. I’ve even forked over the money for it.

So, eh, woo-hoo, it’s only a year since I first tried to get it done and seven and a half-months since the current gang took over. I’ll try and put some longer posts up with my thoughts on the companies involved and maybe some pictures when I have more time.

The wise choice would be to just quit there but the shiny (ish) new bathroom is making the rest of the flat look bad in comparison. Particularly the kitchen …

Maybe more posts next week, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Time passes…
Day dawns.

Everything’s coming up SpaceDog!

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I’ve had a good few days, first my bathroom is almost finished, hopefully I’ll be able to post the full saga shortly.

Also my collection of shiny things has grown:

PlayStation 3

It’s the PlayStation 3 that’s new, the iPod just crept into the photo because it was jealous. I’ve only played with it briefly but it’s a pretty damn good machine, it’s insanely easy to set up and it’s now happily talking to the Internet and streaming stuff from my server via the magic of TVersity. It’s the 60Gb model (off eBay) so it plays old PS2 games although I have to get a converter if I want to grab my old data off the old memory cards.

That’s not all, over the weekend I won a raffle, netting me both a hamper of Mexican goodies and tasting menu for two at Le Trois Garcons. Spot on.

Finally I played a nice friendly game of poker at the weekend. I won. I won even when I was trying to lose.

It’s been a good weekend.

Anniversaries …

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I missed the first one, yesterday was the two year anniversary of this site. Woo-hoo !

This post is the 185th post on the site, almost one post every four days, which is sounds so unlikely that I had to check the figures three times to be sure.

Today is the one year anniversary of the the first phone call I made to get my bathroom sorted and refitted. It’s still not finished, but it’s a damn site further on than it was a week ago so I’m mostly happy. I expect there will be at least one more bathroom post when it’s all finished.

An inauspicious start

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

So, the start of the new year found me waking up on the couch. And not even my couch.

As a start to the new year it’s not the best, but no worse than I might have expected.

It’s after that that it’s gone downhill, today my hangover receded to reveal a particularly nasty cold. Which would have been OK but I’d foolishly opted to go into work today which was not the most pleasant experience.

I struggled through the day and even managed to do a bit of tiding when I got home tonight.

Sadly that was a step too far, while washing the dishes I noticed a particularly foul aroma. This was interesting as I’d not been able to smell anything else all day so I knew it was pretty bad. It was then I heard my least favourite noise, dripping water. Turns out the waste pipe from the sink had broken where the outlet from the washing machine joins it, drenching the cupboard under the sink in foul smelling water. And I can still smell it despite my blocked nose.

So, starting the year with another plumbing fiasco. Fantastic.

Time for a beer.

On the bright side, the kitchen should all be getting replaced shortly so I only need to patch up the plumbing for a few weeks. Even I can manage that.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Last year I was accused of being a bit sentimental. So this year it’s short and sweet.

I hope everyone’s had a great 2007 and I wish you all have a fantastic 2008, lang may yer lum reek.