Sunday, 13 December 2015
Blessed with Mirk
The mirk besieged us today, clouds and rain, mist and dreichness considered us worthy of a visit. Walking to St Paul's this morning left me soaked with drizzle after a few minutes, however not being one to complain I hobbled on without demur and found shelter there eventually.
Not much else has happened today.
My ansafone died! I believe this was caused by the girls at work shrill voices leaving messages for me, they killed it and it refused to accept any messages. This meant a new one was required, not that these things last more than a few years these days. So off I trooped to Argos and obtained one selling at half price.
This was good! Almost exactly half price and no obvious reason to consider a con was taking place. So I paid my money, willingly offering my (well) used grubby notes and headed home triumphant. Here I unpacked, checked the contents and then discovered the brute insisted that only the rechargeable batteries are used. "OK," said I before I realised they did not include the charger! All others possess one but this model does not, that was why it was cheap. Grrr! Now I have to trace a suitable (non exploding) charger on EBAY. Not that I have got round to actually setting up this thing. One look at the instructions made it clear they could have been written in Cantonese as far as I was concerned as they made no sense to me. They still don't. Bah!
Tomorrow while I enjoy the continuation of the dark clouds overhead I may spend an hour or two attempting to set this thing up. I may on the other hand just lie on the floor staring at the ceiling as that will be just as efficient.