Hey Happy Christmas!

Now that most people have moved on I can sneak back to the odd word or two written for the masses of the *internet*.

If you have found this page looking up technical information or google has given you a link to this in the vain hope it can sort your life out and make you rich….
..Well you in for a surprise and not the pleasant kind either.

Anyway I’m going to keep things short so here is a summary of whats been happening this year;

February – Managed to secure new house in north of Aberdeen on a hill with stunning views, however the house needs a LOT of work.. And in places was falling to bits (windows anyone). Working in Lincolnshire (Oh the irony).
March – Some new carpets fitted along with a wood burning stove fitted. Working in Belgium & Lincolnshire.
April – More carpets fitted and Kitchen first fix goes in. Still lots to do and finding it hard to get trades in the area. Found out Solar panels on roof never registered so no FITs for us.
June – Works on kitchen coming along now with Kitchen obtaining a proper cooker. Working in Barrow (Monday to Friday no less).
July – Gutters getting replaced along with doors and windows, slowly taking time. Working in Barrow still the drives a nightmare.
August – Windows still not all done yet (seems some wrong size) Kitchen now almost done and starting other rooms. Most have new carpets and Angel have blitzed place with Paint! Still in Barrow got lots of good audio books for the drive!
September – Looking at small Solar Panel array.. With Battery storage, Split phase (for Economy 7 Removed), later in month receive letter from OFGEM saying that split phase is no longer Exotic so could have kept it and move supplier anyway if waited ARGHH! – Still in Barrow bad weather is now hampering works offshore.
October – Kitchen done, Utility room nearly done, Most rooms now done, Garage starting to get done, one caravan has lost it’s head. Ordered small (10kW Solar Array and Battery system). Still in Barrow.
November – Starting to see a little Snow, got low marks on first TMA on second year of Degree course (annoyed at myself), Bathrooms remain not undated, windows all finally in (bar Bathroom), Roof skylight removed and steps outside to be rebuilt. Take a break from facebook (not looking back either once a week if I remember). – Still in Barrow contract about to be extended until March 2018.
December – Snow slowed progress on the steps outside, but solar array is installed but not turned on yet (awaiting consent for export), two rooms require updating along with bathrooms. Place looks awesome if put against when we bought in February. Got snowed in, neighbor popped in with snowplow but didn’t want to risk it, dug car and van out of snow on drive. Sounds nice but not fun and managed to strain arm muscles so week had off was in pain most of it. Still in Barrow signed extension until end of February 2018.

So there you have it you should have an idea of 2017, there are lots of other things but most are generally boring and I won’t go into..

Anything interesting Technical I’m doing right now? Well I have a couple of hundred quid in Crypto Currency that I have been playing about with (currently made about 100% since I started in August). Not got the radios out yet, one container remains 75% full, although I’m getting close to seeing a movement of stuff about the house. Still running and now using the exercise bike too, managed to do some damage to my left knee when I twisted whilst running at speed on treadmill so having to slowly work up to speed again. Still not at my ideal weight but I can see some slight improvements.

So what else.. Hmm bought some Ryzen machines so now running on them (impressive).. Got a VR system fro Xmas tomorrow.. That should be fun..

Anyway I shall now wander off and look for something to tidy up, Have a great Christmas and New Year here’s to 2018 being AWESOME!

One comment

  1. Lemmy says:

    Welcome back…

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