Sorry, couldn’t find time to post anything yesterday (Wednesday). It was very busy here.
The day started with rain again, so I settled down to sort out my insurance claim for the holiday in the Channel islands. My insurance company had emailed with requests for yet more documents and details, and a declaration for the claim.
This time I had to send the information off as a letter. It took me most of the morning to make copies of documents, scan electronic documents, and ringing the travel agent for the official cancellation invoice.
Anyway, by 11:30 the letter was ready, and we went for an early walk around the site, and putting the letter in a little outgoing post basket at reception.
After the walk it was lunchtime. We had a salad, and after watching Bargain Hunt, the news came on, and I fell asleep.
‘BING BONG‘, the doorbell woke me very suddenly.
I staggered to the door, and there was a man with a parcel for me. It was my tablet!
Initially I avoided doing anything with it beyond putting it on charge.
I returned to watching the news, and completed the first set of my mind puzzles.
My concentration was interrupted by the phone ringing. It was a lady from Retirement Villages asking if we were both well, or if we needed anything. It is a good idea to contact us every few days, especially at the moment when they are trying hard to keep on top of anyone feeling unwell.
By 2:00 I was sitting with my laptop powered up, plus old and new tablets covering the dining table. It was time to begin the transfer of data to the new tablet, and loading all the ‘apps’ that I am used to.
My new tablet is from a different manufacturer, and hence the way it works is slightly different, and the way it stores data is proving confusing.
BUT, it does do what I want it to do, unlike the first new one I ordered.
And, it is very fast!
I stared at the various displays for quite a while, and my eyes were tired by the time I gave up for the day. I relaxed in a lovely bath for a while, and meditated … with a bit of dozing mixed in.
The evening was mainly catching up on various TV programmes we had recorded recently, and a shared a rather nice bottle of Shiraz.
So on to today.
Happy birthday to Captain Tom – thanks for your amazing money raising.
It was raining to begin with, but as we approach 10:00, the sun is shining through the gaps in the grey clouds.
The tablet was working perfectly, and I am happy with my purchase.
Of course there was a break from using it, while it did some updates. I now have to order a protective cover, but that won’t be too expensive.
Oh, its raining again, and the room has gone very dark.
Plans for today are to add a few more apps to the new tablet, try and get copies of all my books onto it, plus any other frequently used bits and pieces. I also want to write a few more pages of my book. I have managed to get to about four years into my time at Goonhilly. Each time I remember doing something from nearly 50 years ago, my mind pulls back the pictures of the wonderful people I spent so much time with. Those memories then trigger off yet more moments that filled my life in the 1970s. That decade was without a doubt the period of my life when I changed from a obnoxious teenager into far more acceptable human being.
I am listening to Radio Cornwall and the DJ (David White) is playing songs from today’s mystery year. I love the older music, but rarely guess the year correctly. This morning however there is a slight clue with the music coming from the moment I am now writing about in my book.
Queen – Seven Seas of Rye
Wings – Jet
Stevie Wonder – He’s Misstra Know it all
Not so wonderful:
Bay City Rollers – Shang-a-lang
Ah well, tunes in the head all day now.
Time for coffee, so that all for now
Look after yourselves