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Sorry everyone, yes we are still alive and kicking..

Been a little busy, finished cutting the huge log up, taken stuff down in the house (antenna’s and cables).. packed away stuff like the rack and set out the CCTV which we are leaving behind for the new owners.. Then had all the hassle with paperwork (wth) of the sale.. Someone broke into my Van so now staying in another Hotel which is a little more out of the way than the last one… what else.. Oh my knee is a lot better now.. yey..

Still waiting on a date for moving to the rental, as the one we were buying has fallen through (they could not agree a date to move out ?!), so we are paying for another place in Scotland even though still living down in England.. arghhhh.. And on top of all that I managed to side swipe the skip on the way to work last week and put a big mark all along the passenger side of the van πŸ™

Angel has seen a nice car she wants to buy as well.. *sigh*..

Just had to pay the government for corporation tax, probably more than any of the big companies pay πŸ™ so now skint after earning a whole months money.. crap.. πŸ™

Anyway I will try and update some more in the next couple of days, tonight I’m going to go the Gym for the first time ever.. Oerrr.. Should be interesting.. :s

An update..

So where should I start..

The house.. Ok most of the work has been done, bit of outside painting and the pond will never get finished.. But it’s all sorted everything not being used everyday is in the container.. And the house is looking HUGE!.. It’s on the market and we have had four viewings, actually having a fifth as I type this, first people offered full asking price. Only for us to find out they haven’t sold yet.. Hmm

We were in Scotland at the time looking over places and found three we loved, only one of which was what I expected Angel to love.. This has been whittled down to two as one of the better suited/looking ones looks likely to be un-mortgagable.. Due to never being signed off by an architect (bit of a shame).

So left with an old cottage which needs a fair bit of work and a bungalow which has a couple of near neighbours and a rather long track to get to (yeah I know strange).

We are now sort of waiting.. Nothing else to to πŸ˜‰

Work.. Ok right now I’m supposed to be starting next Tuesday, but I’m not 100% happy with the contract so have not signed.. I don’t want to lose money so rather than get into grief I may end up passing this contract and waiting for the next, hopefully not for too long!

Bought a couple of Drones.. a Quad and the new one is a Hexacopter.. Here are a couple of links to videos taken with them –

That’s it really, down to 86.6 kilos still running, once or twice a day, looking to get to 82 (within the BMI then going to slow down).. Off tomorrow to do a confined spaces course.. oh the joy.

So.. Yet another server..

Yes now I’m on another one.. This one seems a little more stable but I’m not counting chickens right now.. Looks likely I will need to see how things go for a little while longer before getting the abacus out πŸ˜‰

So what has been happening?

Well the container is now half full and slowly getting there.. The garage is now devoid of junk (only a small amount left now) and we have been getting on with other jobs.

Talking of jobs I have heard nothing at all which means I’m probably going to have to start ringing round soon to get some idea of what’s going on.

Passed my medical last week.. got average.. Which if I’m honest was a little disappointing but them’s the breaks if you consider how unfit I was in May then I have made big steps forward. I’m continuing the exercise at the moment as I suspect I may need to pass another medical with a chester-step test in the near future.

Should be starting another free course in July.. Looking forward to it too..

Oh and I guess I should mention about the EU vote that happened.. Well?

Nothing will happen so what’s the point talking about it, the PM resigned which has put it off and then it will be at least two years (if everyone agrees on everything, which is HIGHLY unlikely) before we exit… So I doubt we ever will exit the EU.. But if you feel better running around like a bunch of headless chickens go for it..

Whats up Doc?

So nothing on here for some time eh?

Couple of reasons.. I have changed a lot of things in my life the last couple of years and updating this has become less of a “pull” on my resources. I’d much rather get up and run on the treadmill or do something in the garden.

We are also selling the house so I have been busy preparing for the container and now it has arrived we have both been filling it slowly and carefully with all our “junk”. That added to cleaning out the place means we haven’t had much time for much else.

However I have managed to fit in a course on Gravity from futurelearn and some meals out along with relocating the C64 systems to the office which has had a clean out too.

So all in all I have just been too damn busy, sorry!

Hasn’t helped that the new hosting provider seems to have capacity issues and accessing the blog is not that easy either!

Oh weight now down to 90 kilos, have a re-test of my medical tomorrow so I hope I’m fit enough to pass this time!

Got a list of other things to do so best get cracking.. πŸ™‚


So got back Saturday and been doing some gardening and various other bits and bobs.. Looks like we have a damn mouse or something in the garage so I have had to stick out a load of poison πŸ™ Not keen on it but the amount of poop and the smell is making it something I don’t really have a choice about it.

Put the new running machine/treadmill together and have been on that, found the belt slips a bit when running on it so I need to get that nailed down before I injury myself… I’ve started to up the Step to 3.30 now from 3.. I’m also nowhere near as out of breath after doing it.. My legs are still killing me though lol..

I suppose I should think about taking a day off soon as I have been hammering this everyday for 30 minutes in the morning, 15 mins midday and sometimes 30 minutes in the evening.. I think I need to start using the rowing machine again too.. Ho hum..

Next week on Holiday so I will only be doing the step (after all easy enough to find a step and do that), I might try doing some running/.jogging but I still feel self concious when running, hence why I do it on a treadmill.. πŸ™

Angel has been helping out with the gardening and it’s looking pretty sweet, even managed to get some more hardcore down in the area for the 20ft container.. That will be ordered when we get backΒ from holiday.

Not looking for any work yet, want to do a few courses and thinking about starting some OU courses.. I don’t want to go for a degree but would like to just do a load of generic courses that are of interest. πŸ™‚

So there you are you are pretty much up to date πŸ˜‰